Philadelphia Daily News: David Maialetti Clovis High grad and Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Hank Baskett, shown catching a pass in a game against Arizona earlier this season, hopes to play in Sunday’s finale against Dallas after missing last week’s loss at Washington with a knee
By Jon Marks: CNJ correspondent
PHILADELPHIA — Helplessly, Hank Baskett watched the Philadelphia Eagles’ season likely unravel this past Sunday.
Unable to do a thing to prevent it, he witnessed the potential thrill of victory and an NFC playoff showdown this week against Tony Romo, Terrell Owens and the hated Dallas Cowboys turn into agony with less than three feet.
Officially, they called it a yard that kept Baskett’s replacement, Reggie Brown, out of the end zone as time expired in the Eagles’ 10-3 loss to the Washington Redskins. In reality, only inches separated the 6-foot-1, 197-pound Brown from the goal line — inches the 6-foot-4, 220-pound Baskett might’ve got.
The problem was that rather than being on the grass at Washington’s Fed Ex Field, Baskett was watching the game from home, with his parents — who had just arrived for the holidays from Clovis — and presumably his better-known half, fianc