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January 6, 2003 | By Ron Reid, Inquirer Staff Writer
Here is a jaded look at Atlanta?s NFL team. Public Enemy No. 1. Falcons quarterback Michael Vick is trying to unseat Donovan McNabb as the NFL?s Mr. Excitement. Vick is good, but did he play nearly a whole game on a broken ankle like you-know-who? Call them fans? On Dec. 1, 1974, a record 40,202 no-shows stayed home, wisely it turned out, for the Falcons? 30-7 loss to the Rams. Brett who? The Falcons traded Brett Favre to the Packers for the 17th overall choice in the 1992 draft.
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October 26, 2008 | By Ray Parrillo, Inquirer Staff Writer
Today at 1 p.m., at Lincoln Financial Field TV: Fox29 Radio: WYSP-FM (94.1), WIP-AM (610) Line: Eagles by 9 THE MATCHUP MICHAEL TURNER VS. EAGLES RUN DEFENSE WHO IS TURNER? He ranks third in the NFL in rushing with 597 yards on 128 carries, averaging 4.7 yards a run. ... He has six touchdowns, including a 66-yarder. ... He set a team record with 220 yards rushing against Detroit on Sept. 7, the second-highest opening-day total in NFL history, behind O.J. Simpson?s 250 in 1973.
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October 26, 2012 | By Les Bowen, Daily News Staff Writer
I MIGHT BE crazy, but I'm taking the Eagles. Not that impressed with a few of the Falcons' wins, think the Birds' defense will be pretty solid in its first outing under Todd Bowles. Looking for lots of LeSean McCoy on a forecast bad-weather day, against a defense ranked 28th against the run. Feel free to poke fun at me mercilessly if I'm wrong, but the Eagles really, really need this game. They have declared they will make their stand here. The Falcons, well, I'm sure they want to stay unbeaten, but really, is 6-1 a huge problem for them?
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December 6, 2009
The Atlanta Falcons literally limp into the Georgia Dome to play the biggest game of the year against the Eagles in basically a do-or-die game to get to the postseason for the second consecutive year. The Falcons' difficulties have been well-documented throughout the season, including everything from tons of injuries and a difficult schedule to inconsistent offensive play and an underperforming defense. But the bottom line remains that the NFL shows no pity and excuses need not apply.
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March 2, 1987 | By Gus Ostrum, Special to The Inquirer
Phil-Mont Christian's basketball team accomplished two unusual things during last weekend's 22d Annual Delco Christian Invitational. Not only did the Falcons (23-3) win their first invitational championship, but they also defeated coach Russ Nixon's Delco Christian squad for the fourth time this season. "We were one of the original teams in this tournament, and it makes it that much nicer to win it," Falcons coach Chip Struck said. "And beating any team, especially Delco Christian, four times in one season is a tough thing to do. Russ has done a great job with his kids, and they've played us well all season.
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October 13, 2006 | INQUIRER STAFF
Burlington Township has forfeited its only two football victories after an internal investigation revealed an ineligible player had participated in the games, the school announced yesterday. Burlington Township's 34-3 victory over Cinnaminson on Sept. 29 and 34-0 win over on Palmyra on Oct. 7 have been changed to forfeit victories to those schools. The Falcons are now 0-5 entering tomorrow's game with Holy Cross. Citing NJSIAA rules, Burlington Township said the player should have sat out for 30 days from the first game of the season.
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May 23, 1994 | By Beth Onufrak, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Pennsbury used a combination of solid defense, tough pitching and strong hitting to claim the Suburban One League's National Conference Patriot Division with a 7-1 victory over second-place North Penn on Friday. In 1987, the Falcons (16-2, 14-2) won the title, and they have shared the crown three times since then with Council Rock. The Falcons have won 14 games in a row since losing to the Maidens (13-6, 12-4) by 8-2 early in the season. "They thumped us, but we said to the kids after that game it was the best thing they could have done for us," Falcons coach Frank McSherry said.
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March 2, 1987 | By Bill Iezzi, Special to The Inquirer
The Phil-Mont Christian Falcons won the 22d Annual Delco Christian Invitational Basketball Tournament Saturday with a 44-43 victory over Norfolk Christian. Phil-Mont's Carlin Warley, who averaged 17 points per game in the three- game series, was voted the tournament's most valuable player. Carlin's brother Jason Warley, who averaged 23.6 points, was named to the tourney's all-star team. Jason Warley failed in his bid to reach 1,000 points for the season during the championship game.
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March 22, 1988 | By John McBride, Special to The Inquirer
Good baseball teams are usually a given at North Catholic. In Larry Conti's 12 years as head coach the Falcons have won three Catholic League titles. North finished first in the Northern Division in 1985 and 1986, third in 1984 and second in 1983. Last year, though, the Falcons stumbled to a 10-13 record overall, 7-9 in the league, and finished a dismal sixth. It was only the second time in Conti's tenure that the Falcons have not qualified for the playoffs. "We have been pretty strong lately," Conti said.
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March 1, 1993 | By Eric Karabell, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The state of mind for the Pennsbury boys' basketball team was very much in doubt the last few weeks. The Falcons lost their final two Suburban One National Patriot Division games and blew what seemed to be a safe lead for the division title. But after they closed the regular season with a somewhat surprising win at American Freedom champ Wissahickon on Tuesday, the 11th-seeded Falcons entered Friday's PIAA District 1 Class AAAA first-round game with 22d-seed West Chester Henderson riding a wave of emotion.
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August 5, 2016 | By Bill Lyon, Inquirer Columnist
JAN 23, 2005 So you stand there in the cold and brittle January night, your breath making little locomotive puffs of steam, and you look up at the star-speckled firmament, at what has awed and humbled and beguiled mankind since the beginning, and you ask, beseechingly, the question that has reverberated throughout the cosmos for lo these many, many, many years: Hey, when does it get to be our turn, huh? Come on now. Enough is enough. And thus do the loyalists of the Philadelphia Iggles, whose love is unconditional and whose loyalty is bottomless, brace themselves for yet one more assault on the unscalable summit.
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May 3, 2016 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
In Zina Robbins-Maldonado's University City bedroom there are three shelves above a sofa next to her bed. The shelves are full of pictures of the senior with her teammates, trophies, sportsmanship awards for being an "amateur basketball player," and "field hockey stuff," as the Friends Select three-sport athlete put it. And then there are the softballs. It started as a way for Falcons coach Bill Klose to draw attention to the accomplishments of former player Grace Finkbiner, who graduated in 2012, setting several school records along the way. The tradition grew from there as the team became more successful.
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April 25, 2016 | By Matt Cassidy, Staff Writer
In the first of Cinnaminson's two games on Saturday, Joe Cody earned a 15-6 win over Sterling at the Al Hedelt Baseball Tournament hosted by Oakcrest. The Pirates were boosted by Robert Berrym who went 3 for 5 with three RBIs and Mike Wojcik, who went 2 for 2 with two RBIs. Cinnaminson went on to drop the following game against Cedar Creek, 9-4. Martin Ortiz had a triple and two RBIs for the winning club. In other Hedelt Baseball Tournament action: Mike Downes put together a big day on the mound and at the plate to lead Lower Cape May past tournament host Oakcrest, 9-5. Downes went 2 for 3 with a double and an RBI while Garryn Whittington went 2 for 3 with a double and two RBIs for the Tigers.
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February 20, 2016 | By John Timpane, Staff Writer
It's the best movie ever made about a paperweight that just sits there and does nothing. The Maltese Falcon turns 75 this year. This 1941 Warner Bros. film was (amazingly) John Huston's first directing turn; he wrote the script, too, largely from the hard-boiled dialogue in Dashiell Hammett's 1929 smash-hit novel. Now you can see it on the big screen - and you really should. The Maltese Falcon will fly Sunday and Wednesday on more than 650 big-screen theaters across the land.
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December 21, 2015 | By Maddie Hanna, TRENTON BUREAU
BEDFORD, N.H. - Gov. Christie pulled out all the promotional stops Saturday to begin a four-day campaign swing through New Hampshire: supporters who sang his praises, cheering New Jersey volunteers, and a shiny campaign bus that rolled into an automotive shop to the Star Wars theme. As he pushed the message of a campaign on the rise - buoyed by recent polling boosts in New Hampshire, though he lags nationally - Christie leveled sharp attacks on his Republican rivals and Democrat Hillary Clinton.
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November 22, 2015 | By Ladd Biro, For The Inquirer
Here are my picks to roll, and get rolled, in Week 11 of the 2015 season. Watch 'em roll Matt Ryan, QB, Falcons vs. Colts. Coming off their bye and playing at home, Ryan and his receivers are rested and ready to exploit the generous Indy secondary. Darren McFadden, RB, Cowboys at Dolphins. Tony Romo will be back, which will force the opponents to respect the pass again. Meanwhile, the Dolphins sport a Swiss cheese run defense, so McFadden should have plenty of lanes to run through.
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October 31, 2015 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
Zach LoBasso joked that the ball that careened off his head and into the back of the net was hit harder than any shot he had ever taken with his foot. He had a point. The line-drive corner from his Pennsbury teammate Colin Marks catapulted off the junior striker's head and in past the keeper in a matter of seconds. Quicker than that, even - a-blink-and-you'll-miss it kind of play. It was also well executed - much like most of the soccer that host Pennsbury played for 80 minutes in a 3-0 win over Lower Merion in the second round of the District 1 Class AAA tournament.
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October 23, 2015 | BY VEGAS VIC, For the Daily News
PANTHERS (-3) over Eagles Nailed the Birds last week, but not gonna go back-to-back with them. The good news is, they get to play in front of the biggest TV audience on a Sunday night. But the bad news is, they have to play at Carolina. The Panthers are the picture of perfection so far this season with a 5-0 record (4-1 against the spread). Since head coach Ron Rivera turned the switch toward the end of last season at New Orleans, these Southern cats have not lost a game.
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October 9, 2015 | By Chris Melchiorre, For The Inquirer
This time last year, Jacob Beebe's right arm was in a sling. A shoulder injury he described as "devastating" forced him to stand on the sidelines for all but three games in his junior year and watch his team stumble to a 4-12-3 record. Perhaps the only consolation of a nightmare season was that Beebe had plenty of company on those sidelines for a Burlington Township boys' soccer team faced with a carousel of injuries. It sapped the team of its potential and disrupted every chance the Falcons had to find a rhythm.
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