September 2, 2013 |
The Colonial Conference has history, tradition, continuity - and some of the best nicknames in South Jersey sports. The Green Wave, the Thundering Herd, the Silver Knights, the Garnets - the grand old affiliation of small-school, neighborhood rivals has all but cornered the market on the top nickname/color schemes in the area. But there are challengers. On the brink of another school year, here's one view of the best of South Jersey sports when it comes to nicknames and color combinations: (By the way, New Egypt could have won this race going away when the small school in Ocean County that competes in the Burlington County League opened a few years ago, and announced its teams would be known as the Warriors.
February 11, 2013 |
The most telling picture of Joe Flacco during the Super Bowl wasn't when he was throwing those three touchdown passes or celebrating the Baltimore Ravens' victory or accepting his Most Valuable Player award. It was when the television cameras cut to him as the San Francisco 49ers drove to the verge of taking the lead in the final two minutes of the biggest game of his life. Twice, Flacco was shown on the Ravens bench. Twice, he looked as if he was sitting in his car (not yet a cherry-red Corvette)
February 10, 2013 |
The most telling picture of Joe Flacco during the Super Bowl wasn't when he was throwing those three touchdown passes or celebrating the Baltimore Ravens' victory or accepting his Most Valuable Player award. It was when the television cameras cut to him as the San Francisco 49ers drove to the verge of taking the lead in the final two minutes of the biggest game of his life. Twice, Flacco was shown on the Ravens' bench. Twice, he looked as if he was sitting in his car (not yet a cherry-red corvette)
January 9, 2013 |
ONCE HIS playing days are over, perhaps Joseph Ricketts can pocket extra money by directing jump-shooting clinics. Or by making motivational speeches on the benefits of maintaining a wonderful work ethic. Hey, why wait? He should get started this summer. You know how some (many? most?) kids come scrambling into school at the last possible moment? Not Joseph Ricketts. Though classes at Frankford High don't start until 7:30 a.m., Ricketts almost always awakens at 5:45 and strolls into school at 6:30.
October 25, 2012
The World Series begins Wednesday with Detroit scheduled to play Game 1 in San Francisco. That can only mean one thing: Soon, all those images of former Phillies celebrating postseason success are finally going to end. No more photos of a fuzzy-faced Jayson Werth or shiny-headed Raul Ibanez after walk-off home runs. No more inexplicable Ryan Vogelsong pitching gems. No more broom-faced shots of Hunter Pence celebrating with all his other bearded teammates. No more watching the last two teams to eliminate the Phillies from the postseason - San Francisco and St. Louis - vying for a chance to return to the World Series.
April 21, 2012 |
It's not the money, it's the principle that has Cleveland closer Chris Perez riled. He's considering appealing a $750 fine from Major League Baseball for posting what they call a "reckless" message on his Twitter account after batters for both the Indians and Royals were hit by pitches, touching off two bench-clearing tussles last Saturday in Kansas City. To wit: "Huge team win tonight; time for a sweep to tell the Royals it's not 'Our Time', it's #TribeTime. P.S. You hit us, we hit you. Period.
October 8, 2010
MAYBE ONE of these days, baseball commissioner Bud Selig's special advisory committee to improve the game, of which Phillies president Dave Montgomery is a member, will propose some innovative way to reward extraordinary performances in the postseason. It could be decreed, say, that if a team scores 20 runs in a playoff game or pitches a no-hitter that the win shall count for two (2) wins instead of the customary one (1). Until then, however, the reality is that no matter how dominant, masterful, amazing, awesome, wondrous, splendid, astounding, astonishing, brilliant, overwhelming, staggering, breathtaking, commanding, mind-boggling and/or stupefying Roy Halladay's effort against the Reds on Wednesday may have been - pick your favorite adjective - the Phillies are no better off than if it had been an otherwise unremarkable, routine victory.
July 1, 2010
A. Extra credit for his perfect game. B. Very good, but not great. C. He seems to be giving up more hits lately.
May 26, 2010 |
PARIS - Andy Roddick's preparation for this French Open was hardly traditional. Or ideal, from a purely tennis perspective, anyway. He skipped a clay-court event in Rome so he could celebrate his 1-year wedding anniversary with his wife, Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover model Brooklyn Decker. He missed another tuneup tournament in Madrid because of a stomach virus. Scrambling to get set, Roddick played a couple of hastily arranged exhibitions and practiced a bunch at Roland Garros with fellow pro Mardy Fish, a pal since high school.
June 23, 2009
THE SESSION just recessed by City Council wasn't the worst in history, but it can't be chalked up as stellar. The city budget got resolved, but we can't shake the feeling that the biggest motivator for resolution was more the fear of having to forfeit deposits on summer rentals than it was policy urgency. Now that Council is at the beach, it's worth singling out at least one worthwhile law that got passed: a bill that authorizes the Historic Commission to designate interior portions of buildings as historic.