Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Barbaro gone; McNabb to speak mid-week

Kentucky Derby winner and Kennett Square resident Barbaro was euthanized Monday after an eight-month struggle with multiple health complications. The horse was loved from beginning to end, a true sign he was sports' best friend, writes Jared Trexler.

Plenty more was on the docket at The Phanatic on Monday, including the news that Donovan McNabb will make his first public appearance since a season-ending injury on Wednesday as part of a Chunky Soup PR gala in Miami.

We are also right on top of the Flyers-Peter Forsberg drama. The Motor City may be the star player's new home, and a Q&A with the press revealed some interesting parts of his developing story.

In other Philadelphia sports news, Daily News baseball writer Paul Hagen wonders if Pat the Bat can really SEE the ball, and who knows if Curt Schilling may be a Phillie in 2008. Bob Glauber of Newsday buried an interesting tidbit for Eagles fans at the bottom of his Monday column. LINEBACKER JEREMIAH TROTTER MAY RETIRE.

Greg Wiley gets us ready for Super Bowl XLI in Miami with a riveting piece about Peyton's Place in the big game, along with other sports ramblings about Barbaro and HDTV.

Finally, who is the most dominating athlete in sports? The Phanatic's John Gottlieb delves into the debate between tennis icon Roger Federer and golf king Tiger Woods.

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