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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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SPORTS
May 22, 2015 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
IT'S EASY TO say that Donovan McNabb is right. That Syracuse, his alma mater, has no business unretiring the No. 44, worn by Jim Brown, Ernie Davis and Floyd Little. But it's a bit more complicated than it seems. The school retired the number in November of 2005. Even hung an banner emblazoned with it hanging in the Carrier Dome. Back then, the athletic director was Dr. Daryl Gross who said, "If there was ever a number that needed to be retired it is 44. " Fast-forward to 2013 when Little - then a special assistant to Gross - brought up the idea of bringing the number back saying, "I don't agree that it belongs in the rafters.
SPORTS
May 3, 2015 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Offensive tackle Donovan Smith became the first Penn State player to be selected in the 2015 NFL draft Friday night when he was made the second-round pick (No. 34 overall) of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The 6-foot-51/2, 338-pound Smith left the Nittany Lions with one year of eligibility remaining and rose steadily up the rankings after the NFL combine to become the highest-drafted Lion since Jared Odrick went No. 28 to Miami in 2010. "Unbelievable moment!!" Smith said on Twitter. "Still can't believe it. " Later, Smith told NFL Network that visiting the Tampa Bay headquarters "was definitely one of the best visits I had. Just being around the facility, I felt right at home, so it's just a blessing.
NEWS
August 29, 2014 | By Ellen Gray
* RAY DONOVAN. 9 p.m. Sunday, Showtime. DO NOT EVEN think about talking trash about Abby Donovan. Because "Ray Donovan" star Paula Malcomson has her character's back. The actress' real accent owes more to her native Northern Ireland than to Abby's South Boston, but the "Deadwood" veteran is as fearless in her own way as Abby, who in the second season of the Showtime drama has been challenging her Hollywood fixer husband Ray (Liev Schreiber) inside their bedroom and out. If you're behind on the season, whose eighth episode, "Sunny," premieres Sunday, please put this aside until later.
NEWS
July 18, 2014 | By Molly Eichel
"I MAY be an actress in Hollywood, but I'm the first lady of the 7th District of Pennsylvania. The only thing that would be better would be the governor's wife. Then I'd have a helicopter," said Sheryl Lee Ralph , her priorities clearly straight, about her marriage to state Sen. Vincent Hughes . Ralph called me while she was in town recently to catch up on her projects, including the second season of Showtime's "Ray Donovan," where she plays the ex-paramour of patriarch Mickey Donovan, played by Jon Voight , who was recently nominated for an Emmy for his performance.
SPORTS
May 28, 2014 | BY JAKE KAPLAN, Daily News Staff Writer kaplanj@phillynews.com
THE PREDOMINANT story line of the Union's weeklong get-away trip to Los Angeles changed Thursday to center more on the opponent. Landon Donovan, shockingly left off the United States' 23-man roster for the World Cup, would play his first game postsnub against Philadelphia's struggling Major League Soccer club. It played out late Sunday in a manner similar to how one might have expected. Donovan scored two goals, the 135th and 136th of his 14-year MLS career, making him the league's all-time leading scorer, and led the LA Galaxy over the Union, 4-1, at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif.
SPORTS
May 25, 2014 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Columnist
JURGEN KLINSMANN was not hired as manager of the U.S. senior men's soccer team to necessarily adhere to the status quo. Shaking things up was almost a mandate for the German-born coach, who won a World Cup as a player and managed Germany to a third-place finish in another. So while, Klinsmann made the shocking move to leave the U.S. all-time leading scorer and most recognizable name off the team that will travel to Brazil next month for the 2014 World Cup, it was not unpredictable.
SPORTS
May 23, 2014 | BY JAKE KAPLAN, Daily News Staff Writer kaplanj@phillynews.com
UNION MIDFIELDER Maurice Edu, a member of the U.S. men's national soccer team that played in South Africa in 2010, was left off the final 23-man roster for this year's FIFA World Cup in Brazil. U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann announced the roster yesterday, the absence of Landon Donovan coming as the biggest surprise. Donovan, 32, is the all-time leading goal scorer in the history of the U.S. national team. Edu, one of 30 players who had been in World Cup training camp in Palo Alto, Calif., will rejoin the Union and be available to play in Sunday night's road match against the LA Galaxy, according to the club.
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.
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.
SPORTS
July 31, 2013 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Staff Writer
DONOVAN McNabb doesn't have a Hall of Fame vote, but if he did, he said yesterday he would have no reservations about penciling his own name on the ballot when he becomes eligible in 2017. "When I played this game, I didn't play to make the Hall of Fame," the former Eagles quarterback said after he officially retired as an Eagle and the team announced it would be retiring his number on Sept. 19. "I didn't play to receive individual accolades. I played to win. If that [making the Hall of Fame]
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