December 3, 1997 |
If you're an I-95 driver frequently stuck in those long daily backups between Routes 413 and 1, you're probably asking yourself: "Christmas, when is this going to end?" That's when - about Christmas, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. The $12.9 million repairing and repaving job was supposed to end for the winter last week. But it had to be extended. Now, the schedule involves construction crews ending work in the southbound lanes late next week, but the northbound lanes north of Route 413 will continue to see crews on a daily basis until Christmas.
January 9, 1997 |
The Walt Whitman Bridge may be where it's at for construction workers in this normally lean project season, but not for drivers. Motorists who got stuck in any of the recent traffic jams since last weekend should know that the cause was shifting lane patterns - all part of the four-year, $75 million redecking project for the 39-year-old bridge that connects South Philadelphia with Gloucester City, N.J. There are still available travel lanes...
January 3, 2005 |
Well, one team from Pennsylvania got a solid effort out its backups. The Pittsburgh Steelers finished a remarkable 15-1 season by beating the Buffalo Bills, 29-24, yesterday with key efforts from backups such as Willie Parker, Brian St. Pierre and James Harrison. "If there was a team that you could put up as a poster boy for a 53-man roster, it's us," said St. Pierre, the Steelers' third-string quarterback, who was activated off the practice squad Friday. "It's special. " And so are the Steelers, who didn't need Ben Roethlisberger, Jerome Bettis or a host of other starters to win their 14th in a row to match the single-season record set by Miami in 1972.
November 20, 2012 |
SAN FRANCISCO - Colin Kaepernick passed for 243 yards and two touchdowns in his first career start and the San Francisco 49ers whipped the Chicago Bears, 32-7, on Monday night in a highly touted NFC showdown that didn't live up to the hype. Kaepernick threw touchdown passes to Vernon Davis and Michael Crabtree, and Kendall Hunter ran for a 14-yard TD as San Francisco (7-2-1) jumped out to a big lead by scoring on each of its first four possessions - with Aldon Smith wreaking havoc on the other side of the ball with five sacks.
December 16, 1994 |
The 7-7 Eagles, as expected, were not well represented on the NFL's 1994 Pro Bowl squad. Defensive end William Fuller and cornerback Eric Allen were selected as backups for the Feb. 5 game in Honolulu in results announced yesterday. David Alexander was accorded first-alternate status at center, his best finish in the voting in his eight seasons. Herschel Walker was a third alternate at fullback and Randall Cunningham was the NFC's fourth alternate at quarterback. Allen, who has not enjoyed a Pro Bowl season, will make his fifth trip to Hawaii.
October 1, 2014 |
Heading into Thursday's game, it was hard not to feel good about my tight end matchup when I saw Larry Donnell in my opponent's lineup. After all, I had the option of Vernon Davis or Antonio Gates, while he was forced to sit Julius Thomas because of the bye week. By Friday, I was popping antacids, and my opponent was dishing out a heaping helping of smack talk. Enter Matt Asiata. When he plunged across the goal line for the third time Sunday, the tide had turned and my decision to draft Marshawn Lynch and Giovani Bernard back-to-back didn't cost me a Week 4 victory as expected.
December 17, 1999 |
Spin just about any kind of worst-case-scenario story for broadcasters who are planning live, anchored coverage from Times Square on New Year's Eve - and nearly every live Y2K welcoming show around the world plans to have at least one person standing by at the Crossroads of the World - and they'll tell you they've got a backup plan. Their concerns? Massive traffic in and around the famed square - or even no vehicular access - all day Friday, Dec. 31. Power failures and computer meltdowns brought on by possible Y2K snafus.
January 1, 2001 |
Donovan McNabb put on a spectacular show. Chris Warren played a fine game. Hugh Douglas, Jeremiah Trotter, and Brian Dawkins came through like the big-time players they are. But in what has been a recurrent theme with the Eagles this season, it was the contributions made by the team's lesser stars, backups, and role players that contributed significantly to yesterday's 21-3 victory over Tampa Bay in their NFC wild-card game. No one epitomizes the success the Eagles have achieved via their backup players more than tight end Jeff Thomason, who scored the game's last touchdown on a 2-yard pass from McNabb.
January 7, 2002 |
Get him in and get him out quickly and safely. Then get the backups in and give them a chance to play. That was the Eagles' plan last night against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. Quarterback Donovan McNabb is so important to the Eagles' playoff success that he never even got the chance to throw the football against the Buccaneers. Why risk an injured shoulder in a virtually meaningless game? A pulled groin? Turf toe? Besides, backups Koy Detmer and A. J. Feeley needed some playing time.
December 13, 1996 |
The Pro Bowl was pretty good to the Eagles. Running back Ricky Watters and defensive end William Fuller were named as backups for the Feb. 2 game in Honolulu, Hawaii. Wide receiver Irving Fryar, quarterback Ty Detmer and linebacker William Thomas were named as alternates. Fryar thought Watters deserved better than second team. "He should be a starter," said Fryar. Washington's Terry Allen and Detroit's Barry Sanders are the starters at running back. Watters shares the backup role with Arizona fullback Larry Centers.