What Is Early Word? The Philadelphia Inquirer's experimental online "morning show", which began in Sept. 2005, went on hiatus in the summer of 2006, after a gradual shift to putting more of its content directly on Philly.com.
About the Host Peter Mucha, husband and father of two, grew up in Cherry Hill and is a lifelong Philly sports fan. He's been writing and editing for The Inquirer for 18 years.
His motto (at least for today): "If I'm not brief, give me grief."
Tip on posting comments: After you click a comment link, select "other" or "anonymous" in the pop-up box. That way, you won't be asked for a password.
The Inquirer's ever-evolving way to start your day. Email. Phone: 215-854-2388.
Thursday, September 07, 2006
Need Nicknames for Howard, McNabb?
WIP, a philly.com discussion board, a PhilliesPhans.com poll and armchairgm's "contest" have all been brainstorming for nicknames for Ryan Howard. Which prompted me to think of a few myself: The Six Machine. KerPowered. ShaSlam. And Whoomp. I'm gonna put the whole lot of them in a new poll. Feel free to keep posting suggestions, though. If we get a clear Top 5, I'll post a final showdown poll between those and any newcomers, then message the biggest vote-getters to sportswriters and 'IP hosts.
While we're at it, anybody got a nickname for McNabb? Popeye popped into my head, because he's both strong and funny, not because of any eye conditions. Too bad Pinkston's gone: He's built like Olive Oyl.