January 6, 2003 |
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.
October 26, 2008 |
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.
October 26, 2012 |
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?
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.
March 2, 1987 |
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.
October 13, 2006 |
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.
May 23, 1994 |
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.
March 2, 1987 |
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.
March 22, 1988 |
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.
March 1, 1993 |
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.