May 6, 2013 |
Baseball rewards panic the same way a pit bull rewards sudden movement. There's no future in simply turning and running from a bad start from a baseball team, or in trying to repair a six-month season with a few weeks of glue and duct tape. The Phillies were constructed for 2013 on the precarious hope that their aging veteran starters would pitch well and that their aging everyday players would regain their productivity. Around that central theme, the front office sprinkled journeymen and prospects who might be good enough if everything else went right.
January 14, 2011 |
S TEVEN HIRSCH , the co-founder of adult-film company Vivid Entertainment, has a serious hard-on for Octomom Nadya Suleman . One of those 4-plus-hour Viagra models. He's offered Octo $1 million to have sex on camera, he's offered less to her to not have sex on camera, and now he's offered to make Octo's February mortgage payment while he considers whether to buy her La Habra, Calif., home. Hirsch said yesterday that he's looking into whether it makes good business sense to pay off the $450,000 that Octo owes and to assume the note.
June 21, 2009 |
Government officials and other observers agree that the U.S. housing market cannot recover until the foreclosure crisis is solved and a regulatory system is put in place that ensures no repeat of the lending debacle that caused it. Yet the remarks of Obama administration officials and consumer advocates at a conference of real estate writers and editors here suggest that the very depth of the crisis means a resolution is far from close in coming....
March 26, 2008
It won't be easy to stop squandering national wealth on military buildups and an endless appetite for oil. Citizens who have been passively accepting tax cuts while leaving the bills for war to their children and grandchildren will have to wake up from Bush's reactionary dreams. This is probably the most distressing post I've written in several years, but Iraq turned out to be a subprime war with a massive balloon payment. - Deepak Chopra on www.intentblog.com It is the duty of the media to offer the big picture . . . but unless I've missed it, no news organization has tried.
September 4, 1996 |
The NFL salary cap is making teams do some very strange things. In Baltimore this summer, owner Art Modell gave a pink slip to Pro Bowl wide receiver Andre Rison, just a year after he gave him a $5 million signing bonus. Rison's release had nothing to do with his ability to play football. The Ravens just needed cap room to sign their draft picks. So, they cut a man who has averaged 78.3 receptions a season over the last six years. In Arizona, the cap-strapped Cardinals unloaded defensive end Clyde Simmons, who led the team in sacks last year, and 1,000-yard rusher Garrison Hearst to make room under the cap for first-round defensive end Simeon Rice and holdout defensive tackle Eric Swann.
November 20, 1995 |
Wanted: A point guard, preferably a veteran in the final season of a contract, to fill the breach for the 76ers. Wanted: A big man to offer some inside presence and support for the Sixers' front line. Wanted: A victory. John Lucas, the Sixers' coach and general manager, has intensified his search for all three of the above. As he looked ahead to the daunting task of hosting the two-time defending NBA champion Houston Rockets Wednesday night, Lucas intimated that he might make at least one personnel move this week.
January 26, 1995 |
The Utah Jazz held something in reserve for the Sacramento Kings. The Jazz, with its bench players scoring 71 points, tied a team record with its 10th straight victory, beating visiting Sacramento, 130-88, last night. Karl Malone scored 25 points as Utah matched its longest winning streak, set last season. The Jazz broke away from a first-quarter tie by closing the period with a 16-0 run. "We're playing well together, executing, making the extra pass," Malone said. John Stockton had 16 points and eight assists while Jeff Hornacek had 12 points and seven assists.
October 10, 1994 |
Orlando Magic center Shaquille O'Neal, told by doctors that he shouldn't play basketball until at least Friday, might be able to return to workouts tomorrow. O'Neal was hurt when his right foot collided with the foot of teammate Keith Tower. He said the blow forced his toe to fold under his foot. "I thought it was broken," he said. In other news: ROCKETS: TOMJANOVICH ILL Houston Rockets coach Rudy Tomjanovich was hospitalized last night with a digestive problem.
May 27, 1994 |
In the heat of the NBA's Western Conference final, a reporter stuck a microphone in front of Jeff Hornacek and asked about being traded from the 76ers to the Utah Jazz. "Did you feel," the guy said, "as if you had just gotten out of jail?" It was a question that brought out the diplomat in Hornacek, who changed addresses Feb. 24, as that evening's trade deadline approached. "Philadelphia," Hornacek said gently, "was a good learning experience. "Sometimes it helps you to go through a losing season, gives you a perspective on your career and life in general.
February 24, 1994 |
Jeff Hornacek's heart is still in Phoenix, but his NBA career is in Philadelphia. It has taken more than a season and a half with the 76ers, but he has decided that's OK. That is why the Sixers' shooting guard is watching the approach of today's 9 p.m. NBA trading deadline with mixed feelings. He doesn't expect to be sent elsewhere, but knows that as league executives start churning toward the wire anything is possible. A remarkable amount of speculation has a way of flashing through the league just before the witching hour.