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September 5, 1989 | By Alex Rosen, Special to The Inquirer
Hall of Famer Nelson Burton Jr., now an ABC-TV color commentator, visited the Playhouse Bowl in Drexel Hill last week. John Gerard of Aldan, an accountant, earned the honor of rolling against Burton by winning a house tournament. "It was the opportunity of a lifetime," said Gerard, 27. "I learned a lot, even though getting beat badly in the first game, which he won, 267-160. "Burton made the first seven strikes, got a 4-6-10 split, which ruined his chance for a 300 game, and then struck out. Even then, I thought he was trying to make it easy for me. "In the second game, he straightened me out by giving me a good tip, telling me to try the second board.
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May 6, 1993 | by Joe Clark, Daily News Staff Writer
It's not everyday you come across someone whose age exceeds her bowling average. And also bowls her weight right on the button, with not a pound to spare. Meet Mary Hertach, all 90 pounds of her. Don't snicker. She has lots of time to improve. She's only 98. Mary Hertach, a frail, gray, curly haired great-grandmother has been hanging in alleys going on 13 years. Before that, her athleticism was limited to floating in the community pool. No more. Every Friday, rain or shine, ice or snow, Hertach and one of her three daughters, 75-year-old Julia, join dozens of other seasoned senior citizens for an afternoon of life in the slow lane at MacDade Bowl in Holmes, Delaware County.
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October 14, 1986 | By Alex Rosen, Special to The Inquirer
Bowling will be on the schedule at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea. According to Roger Tessman, president of the Federation Internationale des Quilleurs (FIQ), the sport's governing body, an agreement was reached with the Seoul Olympic Organizing Committee to include bowling as a demonstration sport at the Games. "Our goal is to show the world that amateur bowlers truly are world-class and have traits that typify all Olympic athletes," Tessman said. "Our next objective, of course, is to have bowling recognized as an official Olympic event in the 1992 Summer Games.
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January 21, 1987 | By BILL FLEISCHMAN, Daily News Sports Writer Compiled from staff and wire reports
It's too bad Garry Maddox couldn't get any big names to attend his 10th annual celebrity bowling tournament. Mike Schmidt, Julius Erving, Charles Barkley, Reggie White, Ron Jaworski, Harold Carmichael, Rick MacLeish, Tim McCormick, Danny Vranes and Steve Colter are among those scheduled to bowl tomorrow night to benefit the Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic. The bowling will be held at Oregon Lanes, 24th Street and Oregon Avenue, at 6 p.m. A party will follow at 9 at the Airport Hilton.
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April 6, 1988 | BY MIKE ROYKO
A few of us go bowling about once or twice a year. It's a good excuse to spend a cold Saturday afternoon drinking beer, betting and pretending to get exercise. As a former pinboy I've always liked the atmosphere of bowling alleys. There's something old-fashioned about them. All those pot-gutted sportsmen slinging balls the way their grandfathers did. The handy beer holders. And the guy behind the counter doesn't ask if you prefer smoking or non-smoking lanes. At least I liked them until a recent Saturday.
NEWS
May 17, 1988 | By Pete Schnatz, Special to The Inquirer
Bowling has long been associated with the stereotypical potbellied, cigar- chomping middle-aged man who prefers his beer without a twist - a down-to- earth kind of guy, much like the characters portrayed by Jackie Gleason and Art Carney in TV's The Honeymooners. Unfortunately for the sport, a large portion of today's recreational athletes, especially those with enough money to pour into a hobby, hold fast to a view that associates bowling with tattoos and sweaty undershirts. It is this trend that has some people in the local bowling industry worried.
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April 26, 1996 | by Molly Ivins
The Chatting Classes are engaged in a great fuzzy debate about the decline of civility and community. As Katha Pollitt acidly points out, "It's the sort of thesis academics and pundits adore, a big woolly argument that's been pre-reduced to a sound bite of genius - "Bowling Alone. " The debate is about "America's Declining Social Capital," an article by a Harvard political scientist about the sad decline of such civic institutions as the PTA, the Elks and league bowling. Pollitt points out that people are actually bowling more than ever but with friends and family rather than in leagues.
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June 29, 1986 | By Alex Rosen, Special to The Inquirer
What does a young athlete who excels in baseball and bowling do when he chooses to give up one of the sports? That was the dilemma facing 14-year-old John Spence Jr. of Havertown, a star pitcher for the Catholic War Veterans and Brookline Civic Association teams and a member of the championship Manoa Lanes bowling team in the Junior Major Traveling League. Spence recently decided he wanted to devote his attention to one sport, and after much deliberation, he picked bowling.
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October 25, 1988 | By Alex Rosen, Special to The Inquirer
George Titus, who used to coach the Upper Moreland High bowling team and still offers advice to team members, displayed his qualifications recently when he rolled an 810 series at the Fairless Hill Bowl. "I just had some nice shots," said Titus, who teaches English at Upper Moreland. "I originally was hoping for a 300, but when I left a 4-pin in the first game and finished with a 299, I started shooting for an 800. " He reached those rare heights by following the 299 with a 257 and a 254. It was the second 800 series for Titus, 38, of Hatboro, who has been bowling for 25 years.
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December 24, 1998 | By Jay Nagle, FOR THE INQUIRER
The strikes were beginning to mount, and the pressure was, too. Nicole Phillips could feel it. It was a little out of the ordinary, the St. Hubert sophomore said, when she started a Philadelphia Catholic League bowling showdown against St. Maria Goretti on Dec. 9 with three straight strikes. As fast starts go, this was one of Phillips' better ones, but still nothing that doesn't happen every day in lanes all across the country. But when she rolled a fourth straight strike, Phillips began to feel a little edgy and a little excited.
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February 3, 2016 | By Jeff McLane, STAFF WRITER
SAN JOSE, Calif. - For a 6-foot-5, 300-pound man with a high-ankle sprain, Evan Mathis deftly sidestepped questions about Chip Kelly, the Eagles, and whether he felt vindicated since the coach who released him has since been fired while he is playing in Sunday's Super Bowl. "I'm trying to avoid headline, bold-quote things," Mathis said. "Just dancing around. What else do you got?" While both sides ultimately lost something when Kelly decided to release Mathis - the Eagles lost a Pro Bowl lineman, and Mathis lost money - the Broncos guard ultimately chose to play for a team that gave him an opportunity he had yet to have in his first 11 NFL seasons.
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February 3, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
Tim McDermott is excited to be taking over as the Union's chief business officer, but there is some immediate business he will take care of before delving into his new job: attending the Super Bowl. The brother of former Eagles assistant and current Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott will attend the game Sunday against the Denver Broncos at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. When McDermott was interviewing with owner Jay Sugarman for the Union's job, he had plenty on his plate.
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February 3, 2016
ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK - On the field, the four-legged fur balls of the Hallmark Channel's Kitten Bowl III were all business. But off? Well, let's just say there were some impurr-prieties dogging these feline paw-thletes. "Sometimes we get into an issue or two. They tend to like to really delve into the catnip, and that type of thing sometimes gets a little out of control," quipped Boomer Esiason, the Feline Football League commissioner for the Super Bowl Sunday event (airing at noon Sunday)
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January 31, 2016 | By Zach Berman, STAFF WRITER
Malcolm Jenkins glanced around the room when the Pro Bowlers first gathered in Hawaii earlier this week. He saw Charles Woodson, Richard Sherman, Adrian Peterson and the other brightest stars in the NFL. It was validation for Jenkins, the Eagles safety who received a Pro Bowl invitation Monday night for the all-star game on Sunday. Each day this season, Jenkins walked through the corridor at the Eagles' practice facility that is adorned with pictures of the franchise's all-time Pro Bowlers.
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January 29, 2016 | By Jeff McLane, STAFF WRITER
MOBILE, Ala. - Jeffrey Lurie walked around with Doug Pederson as if he had just rolled whatever billionaires drive nowadays off the showroom floor. The Eagles owner has made the trek down here for the Senior Bowl in the past, but rarely has he attended practice, and certainly never with his head coach at his side. But there were Lurie and Pederson on the sideline at Ladd-Peebles Stadium watching the North team's session Thursday. The two jumped from drill to drill and shook hands and stopped to talk briefly with other NFL executives and coaches.
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January 29, 2016 | By Les Bowen, Staff Writer
MOBILE, Ala. - About 70,000 people live in Carson Wentz's hometown of Bismarck, N.D., a figure roughly equivalent to the number of stories written about Wentz, plus the TV clips filmed around his quarterbacking exploits this week for the North team at Saturday's Senior Bowl. Wentz, 23, unknown to most casual NFL fans a month ago, has become the most talked-about draft prospect of 2016. A week ago, there was speculation about whether he was a first-round talent. The hype meter can go up and down like the stock market, and we have three more months of draft speculation to endure, but Wentz has seemed to be everything in Mobile evaluators hoped he would be - he measured and weighed at a little over 6-5, and at 233 pounds, respectively, then took the field and demonstrated a smooth release, powerful arm, solid touch, good poise.
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January 27, 2016 | $util.encode.html($!item.byline), BY THE INQUIRER STAFF
eagles Malcolm Jenkins is headed to Honolulu as a Pro Bowl alternate, the Eagles safety said Monday night on Twitter. Jenkins had 109 tackles and two interceptions this season, his second with the Eagles. In a Dec. 6 win over the Patriots, he returned an interception 99 yards for a touchdown. Jenkins will join Eagles Fletcher Cox and Darren Sproles in the game Sunday. Guard Jason Peters was a Pro Bowl pick, but he will sit out with a back injury.
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January 27, 2016 | By Jeff McLane, Staff Writer
MOBILE, Ala. - Doug Pederson and the Eagles have several weeks before they have to make a decision on Sam Bradford. They could sign the quarterback to a long-term contract, place their franchise or transition tag on him or let the 28-year old walk in free agency. If they chose to not bring Bradford back - and right now that would come as a surprise - it would be a clear indication that they intend to expend a high draft selection on a quarterback. There is only one prospect at this week's Senior Bowl practices that merits mention as a possible first-round draft pick: Carson Wentz.
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January 27, 2016 | By Les Bowen, Staff Writer
MOBILE, Ala. - Doug Pederson, Frank Reich, Jim Schwartz, Howie Roseman and the rest of the new Eagles' regime will convene here Tuesday to start sorting out prospects for the 2016 NFL draft. Senior Bowl week, held in this bayside city whose downtown area is maybe a tad larger than the South Philly sports complex, is a throwback to the NFL of 40 or 50 years ago. One practice is held at a high school field, the others at South Alabama's Ladd-Peebles Stadium, where groups of scouts and coaches congregate on metal bleacher seats, job seekers pass out business cards to anyone who will take one, and agents are easily identified as the guys dressed and coiffed like no one else in the state of Alabama.
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