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February 25, 2011 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
Holy Family administration's strange silence. Bob Ford, C1.
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January 1, 2012 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
They have accumulated once again, like old traffic tickets stuffed in the glove compartment. Despite the best intentions and resolutions of each new year, a large number of corrections and clarifications that should have been published throughout 2011 did not appear because of the diligent efforts of the author. The Eighth Annual Corrections Column is not something we're proud of, but it is time to come clean, ask forgiveness, and make a new start. Once more, promise, this won't happen again.
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April 16, 2012 | STAFF REPORT
Inquirer columnist Bob Ford is the recipient of the prestigious David F. Woods Award for his column on the relationship between Fair Hill Training Center-based trainers Graham Motion and Michael Matz. The Woods Award honors the best Preakness story for the previous year and honorees will be recognized and awards presented at the May 17 Alibi Breakfast at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, two days prior to this year's second jewel of the Triple Crown. Here is that column, which was published on May 20, 2011: Motion, Matz, and the variable of fate
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January 1, 2010 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
They have accumulated once again, like old traffic tickets stuffed into the glove compartment. Despite the best intentions and resolutions of each new year, a large number of corrections and clarifications that should have been published in this section throughout 2009 did not appear because of diligent effort of the author. The Sixth Annual Corrections Column is not something we're proud of, but it is time to come clean, ask forgiveness and make a new start. Once more, promise, this won't happen again.
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January 5, 2013 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
They have accumulated again, like old traffic tickets stuffed in the glove compartment. Despite the best intentions and resolutions of each new year, a large number of corrections and clarifications that should have been published throughout 2012 did not appear because of the diligent efforts of the author. The Ninth Annual Corrections Column is not something we're proud of, but it is time to come clean, ask forgiveness, and make a new start. Once more - promise - this won't have to happen again.
SPORTS
September 24, 1991 | By Mayer Brandschain, Special to The Inquirer
Bob Ford of Oakmont Country Club shot a 4-under-par 68 yesterday for a 1- stroke lead after the opening round of the 36-hole Pennsylvania PGA Golf Championship at the 6,700-yard Scotch Valley Country Club course near Altoona. Pete Oakley of Shawnee Country Club near Smyrna, Del., and a Philadelphia PGA member, was in a tie for second place at 69 with Phil Newcamp of St. Clair Country Club and Jim Cichra of Cool Springs Country Club. Defending champion Frank Dobbs of Spring-Ford Country Club was in an eight- way tie at 71 for today's final round.
SPORTS
September 22, 1993 | By Mayer Brandschain, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Dick von Tacky Jr. of Titusville Country Club rose from a three-way, second-place tie to win the Pennsylvania PGA golf championship with a 6-under- par 36-hole total of 138 yesterday at the Scotch Valley Country Club at Hollidaysburg, Pa. Von Tacky followed a 70 Monday with a 4-under-par 5-birdie round of 68 yesterday to win the honors. Bob Ford, Pennsylvania Open champion from Oakmont, improved from a 75 to a 5-under-par 67, the day's lowest round, and a second-place finish at 142 with Jim Cichra of Cool Springs.
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January 23, 2016 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
The Philadelphia Eagles team that Chip Kelly took over three years ago was coming off a 4-12 season, but it really wasn't as bad as all that. The San Francisco 49ers team that just hired Kelly on the rebound was 5-11 this past season, and it might not even be that good. When you look at the two situations, it's fair to wonder if Kelly benefitted from good timing with the Eagles and will suffer the other side of that coin with the 49ers. That would be a real shame, wouldn't it? The 2012 Eagles were a dispirited bunch that quit on Andy Reid, but the offense was still ranked 15th in the league.
SPORTS
January 20, 2016 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
When Jeffrey Lurie took questions about the firing of Chip Kelly three weeks ago, he was very clear on one point - hiring the guy hadn't worked. It was a bold move, and encompassed a bold vision, but as with those nascent fliers who fashioned their own feathered wings and jumped off the garage, sometimes being bold can be overrated. That brings us to the impending press conference to introduce Doug Pederson as the new head coach of the Eagles. On a scale of Zero to Bold, Pederson's hire ranks somewhere between Timid and Prudent.
SPORTS
October 9, 2013 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
COMMENTARY | BY BOB FORD
SPORTS
April 28, 2013 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
Lane Johnson told a big, ol' Texas tale when he came to town on Friday to meet and greet in his first official day as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles. "Just trying to add some flavor to the supper," Johnson would say later, after admitting that his history as a wrestler of black bears in East Texas was a yarn he spun for the telling. He insisted that he has indeed chased down and tackled wild pigs - heck, even Kevin Kolb could do that - but the stuff about tangling with bears, mindful of the claws at all times, well, that didn't really happen.
SPORTS
April 7, 2013 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
Back when the world was young and all things were possible - this would be somewhere around the second inning of the 2013 home opener on Friday - leftfielder Domonic Brown was one of the reasons the Phillies will be able to bridge the gap between their yesterdays and their tomorrows. Everyone in the stands would have agreed with that as Brown trotted around the bases following a leadoff home run in the second, having deposited a fastball from Kansas City starter Wade Davis into the stands.
SPORTS
March 30, 2013 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
LOS ANGELES - In the end, as the end finally arrived long after many expected, this round of the NCAA tournament wasn't sweet for La Salle after all. It was certainly sweet to get so far and so far from home, but there was nothing on Thursday night to ease the sting of a 72-58 loss to Wichita State that ended the Explorers' tournament winning streak at three games. La Salle fell behind by 16 points at halftime as it was unable to match Wichita State's frontcourt play, and that deficit grew to 22 points early in the second half.
SPORTS
March 25, 2013 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The phone calls and text messages and tweets that found their way from Philadelphia became a barrage that nearly overwhelmed the La Salle traveling party after the Explorers beat Kansas State for their second win of the NCAA tournament on Friday night. "My phone couldn't even work," senior guard Ramon Galloway said. "That's how crazy it was. " Back on campus, there had been a viewing party in Gola Arena, with the game shown on a video screen. When the last off-balance Kansas State shot missed the basket and La Salle came away with the 63-61 win, the fans stormed the empty court.
SPORTS
March 24, 2013 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Not that it's been a while or anything, but the La Salle Explorers have now won two games in the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1955. Their last winning streak in this tourney ended with the title game that year. It was Dwight Eisenhower, who happened to be president back then, who said he always read the sports page first in the morning because it chronicled man's successes while the front page chronicled his failures. La Salle has back-to-back successes and is one more win from the Sweet 16, but the Explorers only survived against 12th-ranked Kansas State on Friday despite an awful lot of failures.
SPORTS
March 19, 2013 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
Villanova might not be the team of the year in Philadelphia basketball. That will be determined during the NCAA tournament as Temple and La Salle make their own cases for that distinction. But the Wildcats are definitely the surprise of the year, at least from a positive perspective. How big a surprise that the same team that lost by 18 points to Columbia in November heads into the tournament as a nine seed? Big enough that the coach is nearly as surprised as you are. "Early in the year, I'd have been very pleased if we played in any postseason," Jay Wright said.
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