David writes opinion and analysis pieces, with a heavy emphasis on the four professional sports teams.

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Sixers fix past mistakes with trades, and set the stage for something bigger | David Murphy

Given Daryl Morey’s history of blockbuster dealing, you’d be foolish not to wonder whether Wednesday’s flurry of moves was a precursor to a much bigger move.

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The pros and cons of trading for James Harden, and trading away Ben Simmons | David Murphy

In Simmons, the Sixers have a trade chip that the Nets can't match. But is Harden worth the price?

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Phillies’ John Middleton and Andy MacPhail vs. Steve Cohen and the Mets is not a fair fight | David Murphy

One week after Andy MacPhail said the pandemic has lessened the Phillies urgency to hire a new general manager, Steve Cohen announced that the Mets were open for business.

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Foles vs. Wentz in the playoffs? Eagles clinching the playoffs with five wins? These projections are too close not to call | David Murphy

There is a viable scenario in which the Eagles clinch the NFC East and the fourth seed in the playoffs with three games left to play. And a showdown with Nick Foles and the Bears could loom.

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Three lingering thoughts on the direction Daryl Morey will take the Sixers | David Murphy

The most encouraging aspect of the Sixers' blockbuster hiring of the new president of basketball operations is the potential for change.

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In his first day on the job, Daryl Morey showed why the Sixers hired him | David Murphy

Daryl Morey gave an unequivocal endorsement of Joel Embiid and signaled the direction he will take the team.

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Doug Pederson needs to get the Eagles’ offense going, or the team will need to find someone who can | David Murphy

The Eagles' lackluster performance against a pitiful Cowboys defense raised serious questions about Doug Pederson's scheme.

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In Daryl Morey, the Sixers place their future in the hands of an executive who can see it | David Murphy

Longtime Rockets executive Daryl Morey is a big picture thinker who is the perfect man to turn the Sixers into a legitimate NBA contender.

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Whether it’s Rays GM Erik Neander or another Friedman/Epstein acolyte, the Phillies should think big and dangle the president’s title | David Murphy

The Phillies need to know how good organizations operate. The Dodgers and Rays are two of the best in baseball. They also happened to be the only two playing last night.

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Three thoughts on how the first-place Eagles can live up to their standing in the division | David Murphy

The Eagles are in first place in the NFC East despite a 2-4-1 record. With a better running game and a defense that lives up to its potential, they could become a team that actually deserves its playo