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December 3, 2008
CHRISTINE Flowers' recent op-ed parody of Poe's "The Raven," which she used to lament the Eagles' loss to Baltimore, inspired me, a longtime Latin teacher, to take another tack: I sing of McNabb, with apologies to P. Virgilius Maro (Virgil) I sing of arms and McNabb, who came a decade ago to Philadelphia and the shore of the Delaware; so much buffeted on the gridiron by violent teams and through cruel fans' unforgiving wrath, enduring so many injuries, until he should rebuild his reputation at last and bring his talents to the walls of another place, leaving behind a mixed and storied legacy.
SPORTS
August 17, 2010
DON'T EXPECT Donovan McNabb to diss Eagles fans. Yesterday, a reporter tried to ask McNabb a question about being unappreciated in Philly. But McNabb would have none of it. He interrupted the reporter saying, "I would not say that. I would not say that. " The reporter then asked the new Redskins quarterback how he has been treated by fans in Washington. "It's exciting to be received well, but obviously being in the league for a long time, they want to see results [from me]
NEWS
December 30, 2003
TO DONOVAN McNabb: Every time I see you being interviewed, you bring up the fact your selection in the draft got booed. It shouldn't have happened, and for the 10 billionth time, we're sorry. We realize your feelings were hurt, but for $112 million people can come to my house and boo me. Matter of fact, for that kind of money, I'll bus them in. You really need to forget it and move on. If you want to use it as motivation, that's fine. But the Philly fans will never truly warm up to you if you continue to whine.
SPORTS
March 30, 1987 | By DICK WEISS, Daily News Sports Writer
Syracuse lead guard Sherman Douglas has no problem with the idea of guarding Steve Alford tonight when the Orange plays Indiana for the NCAA championship. The jet-fueled, 6-0 Douglas is only a sophomore, but he probably feels he can guard anybody after the success he had shutting down Providence's Billy Donovan Saturday in Syracuse's surprisingly easy 77-63 semifinal victory. Donovan came into the game averaging 26.5 points and 8.5 assists in the tournament. But Douglas made him look invisible with his man-to-man pressure.
SPORTS
June 2, 2007 | Daily News Wire Services
For Billy Donovan, it's the perfect mix: the money, the team, the location. After leading the University of Florida to two straight NCAA titles and building a budding dynasty in 11 years at the school, he's off to the NBA, ready to coach the Orlando Magic. "I feel like I've got great passion," Donovan said yesterday. "I feel like I've got a tremendous work ethic. I feel like I love the game. I know I'm going to work very, very hard at that, and I am excited about that kind of challenge.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 10, 1997 | By Faith Quintavell, FOR THE INQUIRER
It was a love fest in several senses when Donovan, the '60s Scottish hippie troubadour, performed a solo acoustic show at the Theatre of Living Arts on Saturday. For starters, the man received a standing ovation just for walking on stage amidst a hail of fans' camera flashes. And the affection was clearly reciprocal. For instance, during ballads from Donovan's new album, Sutras - which he sang while cross-legged on a platform in a cloud of incense - every breath he carefully exhaled in his still-resonant tremolo seemed to have loving intent, without any of the baggage often associated with "being loving.
SPORTS
June 2, 2007 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
For Billy Donovan, it's the perfect mix: the money, the team, the location. After leading Florida to two straight NCAA titles and building a budding dynasty in 11 years at the school, he's off to the NBA, ready to coach the Orlando Magic. "I feel like I've got great passion," Donovan, 42, said yesterday. "I feel like I've got a tremendous work ethic. I feel like I love the game. I know I'm going to work very, very hard at that, and I am excited about that kind of challenge.
SPORTS
August 16, 2013 | BY MARK PERNER, Daily News Staff Writer pernerm@phillynews.com
DONOVAN McNABB just doesn't get it. No matter the subject, he doesn't seem to grasp the situation. On his NBC Sports radio show on Tuesday, McNabb said that quarterback Robert Griffin III was being "brainwashed" by the Redskins. Griffin, the 'Skins' second-year franchise QB, is recovering from a torn ACL and is itching to get back on the field. But the Redskins are trying to be the voice of reason, telling RGIII, "Whoa, big fella, let's not rush things. " It seems McNabb wants to counsel the young man. But it seems the young man does not want to be counseled by McNabb.
NEWS
November 30, 2005 | By David Hiltbrand INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Over dusty years I ask you: What's it been like being you? - Donovan, "Epistle to Dippy" Spying Donovan in the corridors at Sirius Satellite Radio in Manhattan is a bit like seeing one of those Japanese soldiers emerge from the jungles of the Philippines decades after the war has ended. He looks like a man disconnected from the flow of time. Forty years after the release of his first hit, "Catch the Wind," a song that vaulted folk music into the vanguard of pop, Donovan still cuts a pixieish figure, shoulder-length hair framing his creased yet boyish pug face.
NEWS
March 25, 2014 | BY SEAN COLLINS WALSH, Daily News Staff Writer walshSE@phillynews.com, 215-854-4172
ROME - He's Philly's man in the Vatican, and he has close ties to all five counties of the Philadelphia region. The Rev. Bill Donovan, the fifth of eight children, grew up in Havertown's St. Denis Parish in Delaware County and went to Archbishop Carroll High School in Chester County. He taught at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Montgomery County, and at Archbishop Wood High School in Warminster, Bucks County. He now works for an employee of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. In January, Donovan became Archbishop Charles Chaput's liaison to the Pontifical Council for the Family, which is planning the enormous World Meeting of Families that could bring Pope Francis to Philadelphia in September 2015.
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July 16, 2016 | By Chuck Darrow, FOR DoTHIS
After a decade or so of doing bit parts in films and TV (often as a murderer in crime dramas), Eric Stonestreet landed a dream gig in 2009, when he was cast as Cameron Tucker, husband of Jesse Tyler Ferguson's Mitchell on ABC's smash-hit sitcom Modern Family . The 44-year-old Kansas City, Kan., native - who likes to describe himself as openly straight - has Modern Family to thank for his two Emmy Awards and a role as Duke, the Newfoundland dog,...
SPORTS
March 20, 2016 | By Bob Cooney, Staff Writer
BILLY DONOVAN put in 21 years of coaching at the college ranks, two with Marshall, the rest at the University of Florida, where he won back-to-back national championships in 2006 and 2007. Still only 50, he decided to leave the SEC to head the Oklahoma City Thunder for a challenge that is probably a little bit bigger, more lucrative but certainly not as stable, even though he took over a team that includes two of the best players in the game in Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook.
SPORTS
December 31, 2015 | By Robert Moran, STAFF WRITER
Yep, social media blew up. The Eagles' announcement that the team had "released" coach Chip Kelly dominated Twitter and other online forums Tuesday night. Former Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb claimed some foresight in the matter. Well I tried to tell you before the game Saturday that the game meant much more to Chip then anything. Philly is about playoff wins. Fired — Donovan McNabb (@donovanjmcnabb) December 30, 2015 Cowboys Hall-of-Famer Michael Irvin weighed in with florid prose and capital letters.
SPORTS
December 1, 2015 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Penn State head coach James Franklin likes to say he is constantly evaluating the football program, and he repeated it after Saturday's one-sided loss to Michigan State, another game in which the offense struggled to score. "We're evaluating every single day," Franklin said. "The evaluation will happen between now and the bowl and then after the bowl. " Evidently, it didn't take long for Franklin to evaluate an offense that has been one of the worst in the nation during his two years at Penn State.
SPORTS
November 20, 2015 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Columnist
DURING MY tenure in Philadelphia sports, the two athletes whose careers I have covered most extensively are Allen Iverson and Donovan McNabb. Both were here for about a decade, and I had hundreds of conversations with both - most on the record but some off. Their public personas could not have been more different. Iverson was easy to read. His finer qualities as well as his flaws were advertised in every decision he made and action he took. He never tried to hide who he was - good or bad. He lived the way he wanted and cast a look of spite at any who questioned his right to do so. "There are going to be a million people who love Allen Iverson and a million people who hate Allen Iverson," he often said.
SPORTS
November 8, 2015 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
Former Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb was sentenced to an 18-day jail term Friday morning in Gilbert, Ariz., according to the website TMZ sports. A court clerk confirmed via telephone that McNabb pleaded guilty to driving under the influence charges stemming from a June 28 traffic accident in Gilbert, Ariz. A police report said McNabb hit a car that was stopped at a traffic light and a police report later said that McNabb's blood-alcohol content was 0.17, more than twice the Arizona legal limit of 0.08.
SPORTS
October 30, 2015 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
DONOVAN McNABB returned to Syracuse this week to speak at an insurance trade show. While there, he took some time to talk with Chris Carlson, of Syracuse.com. McNabb, of course, played quarterback for Syracuse before going on to play 11 seasons with the Eagles. He chatted about a wide range of topics, including his DUI arrests (he said he doesn't have a drinking problem). At one point, he even gave advice to Eagles coach Chip Kelly. "Well, he better win soon," McNabb said.
SPORTS
July 16, 2015 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
SO NOW we're told Donovan McNabb's blood-alcohol level was twice the legal limit when he was arrested in Gilbert, Ariz., last month. This means the former Bird could become a jailbird. McNabb was involved in a non-injury collision with another vehicle on June 28. Yesterday, police said his blood-alcohol level was 0.17. The legal limit is .08. It was the second DUI arrest in Arizona for McNabb, who spent a day in jail in April 2014 for a misdemeanor DUI offense near Phoenix in December 2013.
SPORTS
July 15, 2015 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
A VIDEO OF Donovan's McNabb's DUI arrest following a non-injury collision with another vehicle in Arizona last month was posted on TMZ yesterday. A police officer was about to give McNabb a sobriety test when this memorable exchange took place: Officer: Any recent head injuries? McNabb: Listen, I played football . . . Officer: I know who you are. It's been a little while since you played though, right? McNabb: Three years, but still . . . It was McNabb's second arrest for DUI in Arizona in the last 18 months.
NEWS
July 13, 2015 | Ellen Gray
* MASTERS OF SEX. 10 p.m. Sunday, Showtime. Season 3 leaps forward to 1966 with William Masters (Michael Sheen) and Virginia Johnson (Lizzy Caplan, below left, with Caitlin Fitzgerald) at last taking their sex research public. Their (somewhat fictionalized) private lives? They're as complicated as ever. * RAY DONOVAN. 9 p.m. Sunday, Showtime. Ian McShane and Katie Holmes play a father and daughter who find uses for Ray (Liev Schreiber) and his special skills in Season 3. * THE STRAIN.
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