January 21, 2013 |
Adapted from an online discussion. Question: I'm in love with a wonderful guy and thinking long-term with him. But, he is an extreme football fanatic and I'm not interested, despite efforts by both of us to get me excited about the game. I feel like the current football season has really put a strain on our relationship, sapping all the time we would normally spend together. I'm also still nursing wounds because he got offered last-minute tickets to a playoff game and canceled plans we had made months earlier in order to go. I am very, very self-conscious about coming across as a nag or a shrew.
February 6, 2013 |
WHEN MATT Donoghue was in middle school, he wasn't trying to become the next Jason Peters. At that point in his athletic development, he wanted to be more like Ryan Howard. Donoghue didn't even play football yet. His sport was baseball, and he played first base. But things change. At some point, baseball just wasn't getting it done for him anymore. It happens. Instead, he tried something different. At first he was a defensive lineman and tight end. As a sophomore at Garnet Valley High he switched to the offensive line.
November 8, 2012 |
The last time Cherry Hill East played a football game, it still was light at 5 p.m. and "Sandy" and the Jersey Shore were linked by one thing: a Bruce Springsteen song about the Fourth of July in Asbury Park. A lot has happened since Oct. 20. Late that afternoon, Cherry Hill East walked off the field after a loss at Washington Township. On Friday, the Cougars will run back on the field to face host Cherokee in a game loaded with South Jersey Group 5 playoff implications for both teams.
October 9, 1998 |
In one of the first games of Nana Gillett-Spio's first year of organized football - heck, any kind of football - the Edgewood freshman was carrying the ball when he spied a would-be tackler out of the corner of his eye. He greeted the defender with a withering forearm, flipping him into the air. Any doubts Gillett-Spio might have had about switching from one brand of football to another were smashed right there. "Now I look back at that tape and say, 'Oh my goodness. I can't believe I did that,' " said Gillett-Spio, a native of England who is now a senior at Overbrook.
December 22, 2011 |
OFFENSE L Frank Taylor Archbishop Wood, 6-4, 295, Sr. L Michael Mooney Malvern Prep, 6-6, 260, Sr. L Brandon Arcidiacono Archbishop Wood, 6-6, 255, Sr. L Mike McGlinchey Penn Charter, 6-8, 275, Jr. L Eric Condron Father Judge, 6-2, 250, Sr. L Melvin McLeod George Washington, 6-0, 270, Sr. Rec Richard Drayton Central, 6-1, 210, Sr. Rec William Fuller Roman Catholic, 6-2, 155, Jr. Rec Nijay Kelly...
February 4, 2013 |
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell would "absolutely" want his own child to play football. After President Obama recently said he'd "have to think long and hard" about allowing a son to take part in the sport, Goodell was asked the same question hours before Sunday's Super Bowl during an interview on CBS's Face the Nation . Like the president, Goodell has two daughters. The commissioner deflected the question about allowing a son to play football by noting the high incidence of concussions in girls' soccer.
December 4, 2012 |
Defense comes naturally to Nnamdi Njoku. He knows to keep it simple: Tackle the guy with the football. "He's nearly impossible to block," Florence coach Joe Frappolli said of Njoku, a 6-1, 210-pound defensive dervish who lines up in a varsity of positions - end, tackle, inside linebacker, outside linebacker - for the Flashes. Offense is another story for the senior who has played the game for just four years. "Tight end - I'm still getting used to it," Njoku said. "Not the blocking.
August 10, 2012
Football and family mixed together at Lincoln Financial Field on Thursday night, just as they have throughout a long, emotional week for the Philadelphia Eagles. There was a moment of silence before the national anthem to honor the passing of Garrett Reid, the oldest son of coach Andy Reid. Later on, there was a message of thanks on the scoreboard from Reid and his wife, Tammy, acknowledging the outpouring of condolences and compassion from the entire region. Reid's two other sons, Britt and Spencer, were on the sideline for the game.
February 23, 2013 |
Penn State will open its football season Aug. 31 vs. Syracuse at MetLife Stadium in New York's College Classic, the teams announced Thursday. The time of the game has not been set. The Nittany Lions and Orange have met 70 times, the second-highest total for a Penn State opponent. Penn State owns a 42-23-5 series advantage, winning the most recent games, in 2008 and 2009. The teams met every season from 1944 to 1990 but did not meet again until the 2008 game in Syracuse's Carrier Dome.
December 16, 2013 |
Turner Classic Movies, the cable network that is a welcome antidote to 24/7 news, reality shows, and ESPN's smarm, recently ran a half day's worth of old college football movies. All were as awful as they were alike: State U. gets football hero. State U. loses football hero. State U. finds football hero in the nick of time. Throw in the dithering dean's blond daughter, an intellectually challenged lineman or two, sneering gamblers, and the familiar plots were complete. There was, however, one other recurring and relevant element to these cornball films, most of which were nearly 80 years old - the corruption of collegiate sports.