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Sielski: Flyers' Hakstol evolving as NHL coach

philly.com — On Oct. 8, the night of Dave Hakstol's first regular-season game as the Flyers' head coach, Nate Ewell and two other men settled at a second-floor corner table at Rivalries Sports Pub and Grill in Portland, Maine, and commandeered a television. - Mike Sielski, Philadelphia Inquirer
Feb 12, 2016

A column on Dave Hakstol, 53 games into his career as the #Flyers' head coach: po.st/d5cCTr

Feb 12, 2016

RT @MikeSielski: A column on Dave Hakstol, 53 games into his career as the #Flyers' head coach: po.st/d5cCTr

Feb 12, 2016

Hakstol "keeps his answers terse & trite, as if his goal were to be as...interesting as a piece of No. 4 sandpaper." po.st/l0uIIa

Feb 13, 2016

Some weekend reading on Colangelo/Okafor (po.st/3low7t) & on #Flyers coach Dave Hakstol (po.st/YxnKJj). #Sixers

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Sielski: Sixers' Okafor must 'tune in'

philly.com — Posted: Friday, February 12, 2016, 3:01 AM Less than three weeks after the 76ers had made the sudden and stunning decision to hire him as their chairman of basketball operations, Jerry Colangelo cleared time on his schedule for a counseling session with Jahlil Okafor. The Sixers were coming to Phoenix on Dec.

Sielski: Sixers' Okafor must 'tune in'

philly.com — Posted: Friday, February 12, 2016, 3:01 AM Less than three weeks after the 76ers had made the sudden and stunning decision to hire him as their chairman of basketball operations, Jerry Colangelo cleared time on his schedule for a counseling session with Jahlil Okafor. The Sixers were coming to Phoenix on Dec.
Feb 11, 2016

A column on Jahlil Okafor's growth and future, and Jerry Colangelo's role in both: po.st/GZASeB #Sixers

Feb 11, 2016

A column in which Jerry Colangelo invokes Timothy Leary to help Jahlil Okafor: po.st/BiRPJ3 #Sixers #acidisgroovy

A story of war, love and the Super Bowl

stripes.com — HARRISBURG, Pa. (Tribune News Service) - Just before midnight on Saturday, Jan. 14, 1967, Joe Hirschmann arrived in Los Angeles on his way to Vietnam, rented a motel room for eight dollars a night, and wondered how he would spend his Sunday. Rising at 7 a.m.

Marvin Harrison a Hall finalist; slaying victim's kin still seek answers

articles.philly.com — Hundreds of media members will gather in the hall, joining the 46-person selection committee for the announcement. NBC will televise it live. Millions of football fans will watch. In a home in West Philadelphia, a rowhouse with a white awning shading its porch and a well-known biblical quote stenciled in Victorian script on a wall of its foyer, a mother will not watch.

Sielski: Of war, love and the Super Bowl

philly.com — Posted: Sunday, February 7, 2016, 3:01 AM HARRISBURG - Just before midnight on Saturday, Jan. 14, 1967, Joe Hirschmann arrived in Los Angeles on his way to Vietnam, rented a motel room for eight dollars a night and wondered how he would spend his Sunday. Rising at 7 a.m.
Feb 05, 2016

RT @phillysport: .@MikeSielski with a wonderful story on a La Salle grad who went to the 1st Super Bowl en route to the Vietnam War: bit.ly/1nSYXmd

Feb 06, 2016

A column on a Marine named Joe and his special journey to and from #SuperBowl I: po.st/KUACQZ #Eagles @LaSalleUniv

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Sielski: If not Bradford, who?

philly.com — If not Sam Bradford, who? That question will define the Eagles' offseason, and if your answer is "Someone else," your Someone Else had better be something else. If you're going to argue that the Eagles would be better off next season without Bradford as their starting qu

Sielski: If not Bradford, who?

philly.com — Posted: Friday, February 5, 2016, 3:01 AM If not Sam Bradford, who? That question will define the Eagles' off-season, and if your answer is "Someone else," your Someone Else had better be something else.
Feb 04, 2016

A column on the question that defines the #Eagles' offseason: If not Sam Bradford, who? po.st/L8NrKV

Feb 04, 2016

In response to this column, po.st/L8NrKV, one reader suggested Peyton, RGIII, or Manziel. I give up. #Eagles

Feb 04, 2016

Hey #Eagles fans, don your Super-Duper-Super-Bowl-QB-Spotting Night Vision goggles & answer this: If not Sam, who? po.st/D0lwTu

Feb 04, 2016

RT @MikeSielski: A column on the question that defines the #Eagles' offseason: If not Sam Bradford, who? po.st/L8NrKV

Mike Sielski: Sixers GM Hinkie sees Colangelo as co-worker, not boss

heraldonline.com — From the far end of the Wells Fargo Center court, where he had been pressing the flesh of several season-ticket holders, Sam Hinkie weaved his way forward and through the tunnel behind the 76ers' bench.

Mike Sielski: Sixers GM Hinkie sees Colangelo as co-worker, not boss

macon.com — From the far end of the Wells Fargo Center court, where he had been pressing the flesh of several season-ticket holders, Sam Hinkie weaved his way forward and through the tunnel behind the 76ers' bench.
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Feb 14, 2016

... and on Jerry Colangelo's relationship with Jahlil Okafor: po.st/JLpqMN #Sixers

Feb 14, 2016

Some Sunday morning reading: A column on #Flyers coach Dave Hakstol ... po.st/h0hIcA

Feb 13, 2016

@LesBowen Then every qualified candidate, nominated at any time, should be approved. Except that hasn't happened.

Feb 13, 2016

@AndrewGreth @LesBowen When Tyler was president, he had nine nominees voted down over 1843-45.

Feb 13, 2016

I don't know about that. He forgets my name all the time. 😜 twitter.com/philthybird215…


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