September 28, 1995 |
If Randall Cunningham is depressed about his demotion to backup status, the Eagles' veteran quarterback didn't show it last night during the taping of his weekly television show. Before taping the show at the WCAU-TV (Channel 10) studios, a relaxed Cunningham joked with members of the audience. When the show began, however, a more serious Cunningham said he probably should undergo a football-personality makeover. Responding to timely questions from co-host Ron Burke, Cunningham said he needs "more fire.
November 3, 2000 |
When Randall Cunningham makes his return to Philadelphia on Sunday, it will be as the starting quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys. Cowboys coach Dave Campo made the announcement yesterday after Troy Aikman, who has pain in his lower back, could not practice for a second consecutive day. Cunningham has been taking most of the snaps in practice this week. Most of the Eagles wouldn't say it, instead smiling at the thought, but they would have loved to have gotten another crack at Aikman, whom they sacked four times in a little more than a quarter during the season opener.
November 14, 1986 |
Sunday is the first day of the rest of the Eagles' life. Or something like that. They are 3-7 and going nowhere. They have six games to play, the first of which is Sunday at Veterans Stadium against the Detroit Lions (1 p.m., no local television). They have six games to show all kinds of things, and attempt to answer all kinds of questions, such as: Can Randall Cunningham sustain the development he has exhibited in several cameo appearances this season, and can the Eagles' otherwise-moribund offense show some life under the new quarterback with the strong arm and the quick feet?
November 28, 1988 |
Ron Johnson is the first to humbly admit that he is no Mike Quick. Which is true. But, Quicklike or not, Johnson has been there, in Quick's place. He is catching clutch passes, and yesterday, scoring touchdowns. Two of them. On four catches. The acrobatic, ESP-with-Randall Cunningham kind. The Quick kind. "Boy, oh boy, Johnson," Cunningham said when asked about Johnson's 66- yard performance. "He's a big-play guy. I wish I could get the ball to him more. "I think when you play on that side, a little bit of the Mike Quick syndrome sort of sticks in your body and you start making things happen.
April 1, 1987 |
U.S. District Judge Anthony J. Scirica yesterday refused to block a Judicial Inquiry and Review Board investigation into whether Common Pleas Court Judge Mary Rose Fante Cunningham violated judicial canons by accepting $300 in cash in 1985 from Roofers Union officials. Scirica refused to consider Cunningham's claim that the state inquiry-board system violated her due process rights, ruling that Cunningham could not turn to the federal courts until she first had allowed the state courts to rule on her concerns.
September 18, 1988 |
Supporters of Media Borough Councilman James Cunningham jammed the council chamber last week to protest the elimination of three water company positions, including one held by Cunningham. The Democratic-controlled council voted last month to eliminate the three positions, saying the cuts were necessary to keep the company solvent. Cunningham, the council's sole Republican and a water company supervisor, charged that the cuts were a politically motivated effort to force him from his job. At the Thursday council meeting, Republican precinct leader Sally Lees protested the job eliminations.
December 15, 1988 |
For Randall Cunningham, it was the fulfillment of a dream. For Keith Jackson, it was the fulfillment of a promise. For Reggie White, it was a symbol of the promise the Eagles dream to fulfill. Yesterday, all three were named starters for the NFC team in the Pro Bowl. Only the Vikings (nine overall selections, six starters), the 49ers (six, three) and the Rams (five, three) placed more players on the conference squad. Even though wide receiver Mike Quick failed to be selected after five consecutive Pro Bowl appearances, this still represents the most players the Eagles have placed on the team since the 1982 Pro Bowl, when five made it. "We're happy that these young men were selected as starters," coach Buddy Ryan said.
October 26, 1989 |
Load up the bulletin boards, let the bawdy head coaches roar. This here game coming up this Sunday in Denver is a big-time matchup, between two of the most exciting quarterbacks to play football in this era. The Eagles' Randall Cunningham vs. the Broncos' John Elway, a hype dream. The perfect matchup for Eagles coach Buddy Ryan, who earlier this week just happened to imply that Cunningham now was better than Elway. So, John, just how do you feel about those Ryan implications?
January 5, 1992 |
The Jim Cunningham era has come to an end on the Media Borough Council, but not without a last harangue. Cunningham, a Republican who lost his seat in November, blasted the Democratic majority Monday night for adopting a 1992 budget that he said froze services and awarded paybacks to Media's six biggest property owners. The budget, passed by a 4-2 vote with Republican Councilman Lewis Johnson absent, lowers the property tax from 15 to 10 mills while increasing the earned-income tax from 0.75 to 1 percent.
December 28, 2012 |
Ninth in a series of 25 Setup: The Sixers, coming off a painful NBA Finals in which they blew a 2-0 lead on the road against Portland, started 1977-78 at 2-4. Owner Fitz Dixon wanted a change and called on a familiar face. The 76ers of the late 1970s were one of the most exciting and entertaining teams to ever grace the NBA. Fans, especially on the road, would make sure they'd get to the arenas early so they could watch George McGinnis, Julius Erving, Lloyd "World" Free, Joe "Jellybean" Bryant and Darryl Dawkins put on a display of da dunk.