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The Dan wasn't exactly The Man

By Times staff writers
© St. Petersburg Times
published January 17, 2003

Linebacker Shawn Barber signed with the Eagles this season after spending the past four with the Redskins. What did he think of Washington owner Daniel Snyder? "How much do I miss Daniel Snyder? Not that much," Barber said. "I think it's going to take some time for him to find out how it's done, find out how it's done the right way. And that's bringing the core players around, putting team goals in front of personal goals. It's going to take some tough seasons to learn to win down there. With the coaching turnover and player turnover they're having right now, they're going to have the same problem season after season."

Pep rally

The Lightning will host a pep rally for the Bucs before tonight's game against the Penguins at the St. Pete Times Forum. The rally, which will include live entertainment and games for children, begins at 4:30 at the plaza. Fans can register to win a trip for two to see Saturday's Lightning game against the Flyers and Sunday's NFC Championship Game between the Bucs and Eagles.

Family Tradition

It's a good time to be a Harbaugh. Eagles special-teams coach John Harbaugh is the 30-year-old son of Western Kentucky football coach Jack Harbaugh. The Hilltoppers won the Division I-AA championship last month.

Sunshine eagle

Philadelphia wasn't going to cut it, not for a native Californian with a desire to be close to the ocean. So Eagles left guard John Welbourn went to live with his brother in Clearwater and continues to make a home there in the offseason. "As much as I love the Philly fans, the cold weather doesn't work for me too well," Welbourn said. "Florida is a nice place to train."

EBay item of the day

Strange items surrounding the Super Bowl continue to pop up at auction site eBay.com. Today's item is a dream come true for those sports fans who read newspapers and think they could do a far better job than the writers covering games and events. They're the same people who wait on hold for hours to squeeze in 30 seconds of their opinions on a sports talk radio show, and now, they have a forum for their underappreciated writing abilities. Foxsports.com, in conjunction with eBay, is auctioning off a sports column, to be written off this month's Super Bowl and published -- with a photo -- as part of Foxsports.com's Super Bowl coverage, and it will even give it an on-air plug on Fox Sports Net. Bidding starts at $100, and the auction ends the day before the Super Bowl -- your first assignment, and you're already working under deadline pressure. The listing does warn that Fox Sports does "reserve the right to edit any content," but that's something of a given, even when you aren't paying someone so you can write the story. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=16071&item=3001265839

By the Numbers

Postseason touchdown catches by Eagles receiver Antonio Freeman, tied with Raiders' Fred Biletnikoff for fourth all-time.

34-5 -- Eagles record under Andy Reid when scoring 20 or more.

56 -- Sacks by Eagles defense, tops in the league this season.

174 -- Points by which the Eagles outscored their opponents this season, the biggest differential in the league (Bucs were second at plus-150).

305 -- Career playoff return yards for Eagles' Brian Mitchell, 7 shy of Dave Meggett's league record.

-- Compiled by Greg Auman, Damian Cristodero and Kevin Kelly.

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Today's lineup

  • Football fans appeal to higher power
  • NFL nixes draft picks for coaches
  • Respect alludes Bucs secondary
  • NFC notebook: Jurevicius may miss game for personal reasons
  • Eagles secondary focuses on task, not accolades
  • Sideline: The Dan wasn't exactly The Man
  • Howard Troxler: Philadelphia, N.J.: Iggles, cheese steaks and cheese steak eaters
  • John Romano: A stinking hostile dump

  • Rays
  • Free-agent 2B will give Rays more options

  • Lightning
  • A happy All-Star, he thinks bigger
  • Tonight: Lightning vs. Penguins
  • Instead of sitting, Keefe is sent down

  • Other sports

  • Some Raiders may be old, but so what?
  • Middleton still bitter about breakup with Bucs
  • Del Rio set to coach Jaguars

  • College football
  • McPherson's plans take another twist
  • Seminoles face tough schedule

  • Baseball
  • Owners approve All-Star tie-in to World Series

  • NHL
  • Senators stifle Ducks, barely missing a shutout

  • College basketball
  • UT's play in SSC remains streaky
  • Arizona averts USC's upset bid
  • Arkansas shuts down Florida in 39-point win

  • In brief
  • Kwan edges out strong field in short program

  • NBA
  • Jordan starts strong, lets kids finish Magic

  • Tennis
  • Injured Seles out in second round

  • Sports on the air
  • Local ratings could reach new high

  • Golf
  • Goosen, Perry share Sony lead

  • Preps
  • Slow and easy is better than being out cold
  • Mitchell finishes off Zephyrhills
  • TBT ends jinx at Armwood
  • Brandon coach faces FHSAA investigation
  • Just in the nick of time

  • Outdoors
  • Keller event returns Saturday
  • Target fish that best fit the climate
  • Fishing rods are more than just poles
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