September 26, 2013 |
THE LAST TIME the Eagles went to Denver was the final game of Terrell Owens' Eagles career, though nobody knew it that day. The Birds lost, 49-21, on Oct. 30, 2005, though Owens took a Donovan McNabb pass 91 yards for a touchdown. Later that week, Owens would give an ESPN interview that would reopen his rift with McNabb, and stuff just seemed to snowball from there. But that was probably the game that showed us the defending NFC champions, though they came home 4-3, weren't going back to the Super Bowl.
September 26, 2013 |
As if Peyton Manning wasn't enough of a challenge, the Eagles must also consider the high altitude when visiting the Denver Broncos on Sunday. Coach Chip Kelly has experience bringing his fast-paced offense to the Rocky Mountains. In a 2011 Oregon game against Colorado, Kelly's Ducks scored 45 points in three quarters even without their starting quarterback and running back. "I think what makes a difference when you play at altitude is who you play against," Kelly said. "We played against the University of Colorado a couple years ago, it wasn't a big deal.
May 21, 2013 |
EVERYBODY loves an underdog, and every year there is a rookie of humble pedigree who catches the imagination of Eagles fans. Sometimes he's a seventh-round draft choice (Nate Ilaoa, a stubby fullback from Hawaii in 2007), sometimes he's an undrafted free agent (Chad Hall, a height-challenged ex-Air Force officer in 2010, or Damaris Johnson, the wideout/returner who supplanted Hall last year). Quite often, this object of fan affection doesn't even make the team. When he does make it, his impact tends to lag way behind the amount of attention he gets on message boards.
March 22, 2013 |
Gonzaga certainly won't catch anyone by surprise this year. Long ago considered the plucky underdog, the Bulldogs go into this year's NCAA tournament as the top seed in the West and with the No. 1 ranking in the Associated Press poll. Led by 7-foot center Kelly Olynyk, Gonzaga (31-2) opens the tournament Thursday in Salt Lake City against Southern University (23-9), the champions of the Southwestern Athletic Conference. Gonzaga is making its 15th straight appearance in March Madness, a streak surpassed only by Kansas, Michigan State, and Duke.
November 4, 2012
It was to be a trip of a lifetime. And I thought I was ready to happily wander the halls and walls and steps of Machu Picchu, the Inca city built about 600 or more years ago 8,000 feet up in the Peruvian Andes, and to marvel at this place mysteriously abandoned in the 1500s and "discovered" by an American archaeologist in 1911. Since then, its overgrowth has been cut back, gradually revealing a majestic high-mountain ruin that today draws tens of thousands of tourists like me, hikers, and just gawkers who wonder how it was all done.
August 20, 2010 |
J. Edwin Wood III, 85, chairman of the department of medicine at Pennsylvania Hospital from 1969 to 1990, died of cancer Sunday, Aug. 15, at Beaumont, a retirement community in Bryn Mawr. Dr. Wood also served on the medical faculties at Boston University, the Medical College of Georgia, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Virginia. And Dr. Wood had an adventurous streak. Not only did he run five marathons, said his wife, Ann, but he ran the last when he was 63. He also once lived at an outpost of the Indian army in the Himalayan state of Jammu and Kashmir for a month in 1967.
April 20, 2010 |
This year's biggest prom trend isn't the dress. It's the tress. Literally. Local hairstylists are predicting big hair - ? la the boobalicious and bodacious raven-haired "Snooki" from MTV's Jersey Shore - will be the hottest trend on teens on prom night. "Our prom girls are coming in and they want messy buns and tousled hair with bumps," said Tiffany Nurick, a stylist at Heaven and Earth in Lafayette Hill. "It's all about big, loose and not overly styled hair. And you aren't just seeing it in women, you are seeing it in men as well.
May 6, 2009 |
Sukhamay Lahiri, 76, of Bala Cynwyd, physiology professor at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School from 1969 to last year, died of prostate cancer Saturday at Penn Hospice at Rittenhouse in Center City. As a researcher of high altitude conditions, Mr. Lahiri made seven research trips to camps on, but below the summit of, Mount Everest. On his 1960 climb, he accompanied Sir Edmund Hillary, who in 1953 was one of the men to first reach the top. In his trips to the Himalayas and to the Peruvian Andes, his work explored "how human beings react to less oxygen pressure," said his wife, Krishna.
January 8, 2009 |
US Airways said yesterday that it would report a loss for 2008 and cut more capacity - flights and seats - this year to deal with weaker travel demand in a depressed economy. Philadelphia's largest airline, which shuttles two-thirds of passengers at Philadelphia International Airport, did not say how big the loss would be. The carrier, based in Tempe, Ariz., is expected to report full-year and fourth-quarter earnings results Jan. 29. Wall Street analysts expect a loss of $1.77 billion, according to Thomson Reuters, due largely to fuel-related losses last year in the second and third quarters.
April 8, 2008 |
Airline analysts looking out for investors may have been the only people yesterday celebrating a raft of bad news about the industry. Skybus Airlines Inc., a year-old carrier that started flying less than a month ago from Wilmington's New Castle Airport, abruptly went out of business Friday, joining two other airlines that filed for bankruptcy protection last week. It was the first time in memory that three airlines quit flying in such a short span. Yesterday, the annual Airline Quality Survey found that flight delays, lost bags and customer complaints all were up in 2007 over the year before.