Reid 'em & weep

Sports things to ponder while waiting for pitchers and catchers to report to Clearwater on Feb. 13:

* Just keep telling yourself, Andy Reid, Joe Banner and the rest of the “Gold Standard” down there at Nova Care Way know much more than you do.
Don’t fret that Reid was away on vacation and the Eagles have yet to lock in on anyone as their defensive coordinator. All’s well. And did anyone notice that the two teams that will appear in the Super Bowl got there by running the ball and playing good defense? Don’t hold your breath waiting for that to happen around here.

* While almost no one was looking, Doug Collins is quietly doing a very nice job turning the Sixers around. Playing without a legitimate superstar, the Sixers now have won five straight at home and are zeroing in on the .500 mark. That’s light years from where they were at this time last year. Give the credit for that to Collins. Now if only someone would notice. The Sixers drew just 14,881 to the Wells Fargo Center for a big win over the Suns last night.