October 19, 1999 |
Bishop Shanahan football coach Paul Meyers turned and looked at the remarkable scene behind him. "Amazing," he said. Not really. Not yesterday. The 400 fans, the band, the cheerleaders, the booster club selling all sorts of food and merchandise - all this was expected for Shanahan's first home game in 32 years. Meyers still was impressed. The Eagles, who beat Oxford, 36-14, had 300 fans show up for their Sept. 13 junior-varsity season opener at West Chester East.
April 28, 2015 |
LIKE ANY PLAYER on a high school football field, Rasheed Bailey used to harbor those big thoughts. He'd catch himself daydreaming about playing in large, loud college football stadiums at Penn State, Ohio State, Michigan, Oregon, Notre Dame. Then the bubble would burst, reality would seep in and he'd look around to find no one knocking. Bailey played for Roxborough High School, in the tough-and-tumble Philadelphia Public League on Friday afternoons. As a tight end. In a Wing-T offense that primarily ran the ball.
October 8, 1992 |
Buddy Ryan, the man credited by many with turning around Eagles football in Philadelphia during his five stormy years as the team's head coach, was back in the area Monday night to share his views with patrons at the Outback Jack nightclub in Langhorne.
August 10, 1990 |
Eagles fans who like beer with their football will be able to get it at Veterans Stadium this season - but they will pay more, get less and face added rules. The beer ban at home games, imposed last year following rowdiness at a Dec. 10 Eagles-Cowboys game, was lifted earlier this month after it was determined that the city could not break its long-term contract with the Vets concessionaire, Ogden Allied Services Corp. The concessionaire estimated the ban would cost it $1.5 million a year in lost revenue.
September 4, 2008 |
DONOVAN MCNABB grew up in the Chicago area, in what he calls a different sporting enviornment. Traditionally, talk radio there hasn't been anything like the controversy-of-the-day approach that has propelled WIP, McNabb said, though he feels it is becoming more like that now. McNabb was asked if sports is as important to the psyche of Chicago as it is to Philadelphia. "I don't think so," he said. "Here in Philadelphia, families get together on Sunday [around the Eagles]. That's something they take pride in - I've heard that from numerous fans.
February 29, 2012 |
James F. Brockson Sr., 80, of Prospect Park, a retired General Electric Co. employee and a civic activist, died Sunday, Feb. 26, at home of complications from Parkinson's disease. On July 4, 2005, Mr. Brockson received Prospect Park's Citizen of the Year award, recognizing almost 40 years of service to the borough. Mr. Brockson cofounded the Prospect Park Youth Club in 1967 and served as president. He coached the club's senior boys' traveling baseball team for many years and also coached bowling and basketball teams.
March 19, 2002 |
At 30 years old, Shawn Brooks, a former Delaware State linebacker who tried out for the Eagles and the St. Louis Rams in the late 1990s, thought he had found his dream job. With a degree in marketing and administration and a minor in sociology and finance, Brooks was hired in September 2000 as an account executive for the Eagles Radio Network, hired to do marketing and sell ads for Birds broadcasts. That allowed him to work in his chosen field and still be close to the game he loves so dearly.
September 24, 1993 |
Mike Curry grew up near George Washington High School in the Northeast. He followed the Eagles football team as it rose to Public League prominence under Ron Cohen, and was a close-to-the-action reserve as Washington won the last two league titles. So, you can imagine how he felt upon taking over as quarterback for his senior year and then failing to lead the team to any touchdowns through three scrimmages and one game in September. Nervous, right? "No, I wasn't nervous.
December 10, 1997 |
There may have been football novices among the crowd of women at Veterans Stadium, but Louise Parker wasn't one of them. Parker, of Mount Airy, began going to Philadelphia Eagles games with her late husband, James, in 1958. And she's still going. "I was at Franklin Field in 1960 the day they played Green Bay for the championship," she said. "I've missed only four games since they have been in [Veterans Stadium]. " So Parker didn't need anyone from the Eagles' staff to tell her what offensive linemen do or what an onside kick is. Yesterday, she went to South Philadelphia decked out in midnight green, with her personalized Eagles cap, to meet the players who were participating in the Eagles' Football 101 class for women.
January 5, 2014 |
BROAD STREET Birdy dreams of green Budweiser Clydesdales (vegetable dyes, harmless to horses) with Boy Wonder Foles at the reins while Coach Kelly scans the parade route and shouts, "No huddle! City Hall to the Linc in two minutes!" FLY, DIE-HARD, FLY: While Birdy wings it to tonight's wildcard playoff vs. the New Orleans Saints, Jim Reeves and his daughter Joanne will root the Birds on in Largo, Fla., where he recreated his former Philadelphia cheesesteak joint as Big Jim's Famous, a mecca for jersey-clad Eagles die-hards who jam his sports bar on game days.