October 21, 2011 |
Matt Brown thought his career at Temple was over. Never mind the team-leading 830 rushing yards he had last season. Disregard that the 5-foot-5, 170-pounder earned second-team all-Mid-American Conference honors. At home in Baltimore this past summer, Brown believed that his tenure with the Owls was finished. The never-back-down bravado that enables him to excel on the field despite his small stature had ended his college career on North Broad Street . . . or so he thought.
February 8, 2011 |
Two notable British singer/songwriters, a passel of duos, Bob Marley's last concert and a bunch of worthy music videos have captured our ears and eyes this week. THE LONG AND SHORT: Brooding British balladeer Bobby Long has been working these parts solo for a couple of years, building quite the following with his darkly romantic folk poetics. Now comes his debut album with a band, "A Winter Tale (ATO, B+) , sometimes fleshing out his cryptic tunes with weightier arrangements.
November 10, 2010 |
THE GAME WAS essentially over, except for those last few minutes that all losing teams have to agonizingly endure during playoff games. Ridley High's sideline was in windmill mode, motioning its starters off the field in the waning seconds of its 35-7 PIAA Class AAAA semifinal loss to eventual state champion La Salle last year. The Green Raiders had enough. All except one, who kept yelling, back, "I'm not coming off this field. " Then Shahaid Smith took another handoff in a hopeless cause, running like a miracle would happen.
August 11, 2010 |
Larry Bowa emerged from the visiting dugout Tuesday night at Citizens Bank Park and started hitting fungoes to the Los Angeles Dodgers' infielders. "Larry," a Phillies fan yelled, "you're my biological father. " "I don't think that will get him to come over," the fan's friend informed him. It did not. It was, however, proof that regardless of what uniform Bowa wears, he'll always be a beloved figure in Philadelphia. Bowa, in his third season as the Dodgers' third-base coach and his fifth working with manager Joe Torre, still bleeds a little bit red. He still lives in the Philadelphia suburbs and knows a lot about the Phillies.
March 26, 2006 |
The New Jersey and You Perfect Together slogans of a softer, gentler tourism era are over. Now, a new campaign is targeting a widespread demographic with a Web site - www.yourplaytherapy.com - which features an in-your-face strategy that is supposed to appeal to anyone, those who prefer a weekend drinking-and-gambling binge in Atlantic City as well as those who want a quiet reading-and-rocking-chair vacation in Cape May. And if you're still sorting out exactly what kind of Jersey Shore experience you're looking for, the new Web site's "Play Therapy Profiler" allows you to answer a brief series of questions - some more tongue-in-cheek than others - to determine which beach town along New Jersey's 127-mile coastline would be right for your vacation or weekend getaway.
April 7, 2004 |
He was making too much money - $9 million a year - and the Flyers wanted to trade him in expectation of a salary cap and new collective bargaining agreement next fall. Except, no one wanted a John LeClair with a chronic bad back and a surgically repaired right shoulder. So, he remained a Flyer. And guess what? LeClair responded with a terrific season playing in a system that accentuates "team" over "individual" with 23 goals, 55 points. "I really respect what Johnny did," said line mate Mark Recchi yesterday, as the Flyers prepared to host the New Jersey Devils in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals tomorrow.
January 28, 2003
THE Daily News editorial board should be ashamed and embarrassed by its recent editorial (Jan. 22) expressing unequivocal support for abortion rights. I thought the press was to serve the role of respecting disagreements of opinion on important social policies, but that evidently is not the case. Your underlying premise is that abortion is acceptable, moral and a constitutional right - and how dare anyone disagree with that conclusion? If you disagree with the premise, you are bigoted, ignorant and discriminatory.
February 18, 2002
IT'S A SHAME that we had an NBA All-Star game in Philadelphia devoid of any major incidents, riots, looting, chaos, etc., and the only thing people can talk about is Kobe Bryant being booed. I say congratulations to the city, the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau and to the Philadelphia Police Department. Thank you all for a job well done. Keeya B. Davis, Philadelphia I don't see why people are making such a big deal over booing Kobe Bryant at the All-Star Game.
February 12, 2002
WHAT DO THE recent Greater Philadelphia First report on Philly's business climate and the booing former homeboy Kobe Bryant received during the All-Star Game have in common? They both are evidence that Philadelphia's vaunted attitude has become a problem. In other words, our "attytood" sucks. Let's take the more publicly humiliating - but in great scheme of things, less important - example first: The verbal abuse that descended on Bryant during Sunday's All-Star game and when he snagged the MVP award.
January 10, 2002 |
So it has finally come to this. Because of the unruly actions of angry and inebriated football fans in Cleveland and New Orleans, we can no longer take a simple sip of water from a plastic bottle at an Eagles game. And to think we were worried about the effect of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on our civil liberties. I'm not upset with the officials at Veterans Stadium, who imposed the ban on plastic bottles after several ugly incidents of bottle-throwing occurred in other sports stadiums.