February 13, 2016 |
This city is always full of characters, but when Bruce Springsteen plays Friday night at the Wells Fargo Center, little pretties from the coastline to the city will raise their hands. Here, a primer on some of the tramps like us you're bound to run into on the streets of Philadelphia. 1. Someone who has seen more performances of the E Street Band than you have. Springsteen fans are notorious for seeing multiple shows on every tour, so it's likely you'll meet people who have seen the band 40 or 50 times, especially at Philadelphia shows, where some fans saw Springsteen in the 1970s at local gigs.
January 4, 2010 |
The New York Giants ended the season with another stinker, getting blown out, 44-7, by the Minnesota Vikings yesterday. The Giants were outscored, 85-16, in the last two games, including a 41-9 loss to Carolina last week in the team's final game at Giants Stadium, to finish 8-8 after starting the season 5-0. "Playing like that 2 weeks in a row is disrespectful to the logo that's on our helmet," center Shaun O'Hara said. "The Giants franchise, organization and fans deserve better than they received the last 2 weeks from the players.
December 12, 2009 |
The Eagles will likely play their final game at Giants Stadium tomorrow. The 33-year-old home to the Giants and Jets will cease to exist sometime next year, making way for the new billion-dollar stadium being built next door at the Meadowlands. While the Eagles have had some great moments in North Jersey - the Herm Edwards and Brian Westbrook miracles to name two - coach Andy Reid said there is one aspect of the stadium he won't lament when the wrecking ball commences. "I'm not going to be sad to see - hopefully, they move the seat - the guy that when I come out of the tunnel talks to me about how many salad bars I need to visit," Reid said.
December 7, 2009
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - There was panic and disharmony on one side, unsavory history on the other, big plays, big mistakes, even a big brawl as the first half ended. Cowboys-Giants. What else? "This is a heated rivalry," Giants defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka said yesterday after New York revived its season with a 31-24 victory over Dallas. "We see each other too often. It's almost like we're in the same city. And sometimes it boils over. " Beating the Cowboys for the second time this season, New York improved to 7-5 and added drama to its matchup with the Eagles next Sunday night at Giants Stadium.
January 12, 2009 |
They gathered before sunrise, dozens of die-hard, bleary-eyed Eagles fans ready for a trip up the New Jersey Turnpike to make their mark in Giants country. It was not yet 6 a.m. when the first "E-A-G-L-E-S" cheer of the morning pierced the quiet of a Northeast Philadelphia strip-mall parking lot. By the time a seven-vehicle caravan left the lot, the mood was buoyant. Of the 150 or so Eagles tailgating friends heading for Giants Stadium, only about 20 actually had tickets to go inside to see yesterday's Eagles 23-11 divisional playoff triumph.
January 9, 2009 |
It was really, really cold last week in Minnesota, the wind chill at minus-16 just before the Eagles and Vikings kicked off Sunday afternoon. Since the game was played inside the Metrodome, though, that circumstance was just a footnote, instead of the trigger to some sort of historic struggle against the elements, like the 1967 "Ice Bowl" between the Cowboys and Packers. This week, when the Eagles visit the Giants in a divisional round playoff game, nobody on the field is going to be wondering what the weather outside Giants Stadium is like.
December 3, 2007
Who: New York Giants at Eagles When: Sunday, 1 p.m. Where: Lincoln Financial Field TV: Fox Radio: WYSP (94.1-FM) Series: Giants lead, 80-68-2 Last meeting: Giants won, 16-3, at Giants Stadium on Sept. 30
December 18, 2006 |
Made it almost to halftime without a mean word. Then, with 6 minutes, 50 seconds left in the second quarter, I saw him on the ramp between the mezzanine and lower level. "Eagles [expletive], you [expletive]," he shouted as he ran by. I wore a Donovan McNabb jersey to Giants Stadium yesterday, but it was not as bad as I thought it would be. And, truth be told, it was considerably better than when I wore a Dallas jersey to the Linc in October for Terrell Owens' highly anticipated return to Philadelphia in a Dallas uniform.
September 22, 2006
I'VE BEEN to your city many times, and really enjoyed it. My son, an avid Giants fan, was there for his first time last weekend, really looking forward to the game. Sunday morning, he proudly dressed in his Giants shirt. In the hotel lobby, he had people in his face, so he went back to his room before the game and changed his jersey for fear of what it would be like at the stadium. At the stadium, whenever he cheered for the Giants, he was showered with beer and screamed at. He told me one brave Giant fan actually wore his jersey in, and had to have a security guard with him for the entire game.
September 21, 2005 |
Now that he's been through the experience of playing a "home" game on the road, and came away a loser, New Orleans Saints coach Jim Haslett is furious about it all. Back at the team's temporary home in San Antonio, Haslett said yesterday the Saints were at a competitive disadvantage in their 27-10 loss to the New York Giants at Giants Stadium on Monday night - even if they were wearing their home jerseys and saw their nickname painted in one...