November 23, 2014 |
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - If hearing about the NCAA sanctions following the Freeh report wasn't bad enough for Penn State's players in July 2012, they also had to deal with the invasion of Happy Valley by Illinois coaches inquiring whether they'd have any interest in transferring. Only one player - offensive lineman Ryan Nowicki - took Fighting Illini coach Tim Beckman up on the offer, and he ended up moving on after one season. Beckman's move annoyed Bill O'Brien so much that the postgame handshake between the two coaches in 2012 and 2013 measured about half-an-eye-blink in elapsed time.
October 30, 2014 |
CONNOR BARWIN has played in the NFL for 6 years. He's been surprised by a lot of things in those 6 years, but nothing quite as much as the news in March of 2012 that his then-Houston Texans teammate, DeMeco Ryans, had been traded to the Eagles. "That was the biggest shock I ever felt in a locker room in my 6 years as far as somebody leaving," said Barwin. "That came out of nowhere. Nobody saw it coming. "DeMeco, like he is here, was the leader of the team. Not just the defense, but the whole team.
June 19, 2014 |
Update: A suspect has surrendered in the 'knockout game" attack, Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood reports. He is identified as Trent Epps, 18. Earlier Story The video is chilling. A teen engages in conversation with an older man sitting at a trolley station, then turns and delivers a vicious sucker punch to the man's head - all evidently staged for a friend's cellphone camera. Now police are looking for four people connected with the assault.
December 24, 2013 |
THE SHORTHAND for "Grudge Match" is "Rocky" versus "Raging Bull," and the movie does indeed unite Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro as boxers. And there is Stallone, still drinking egg yolks, intent on practicing his punches on sides of meat - all played for laughs. De Niro, though, is less of an obvious self-referential in-joke. He's playing an Irish-American boxer named Billy McDonnen, now retired and running a saloon, still smarting over a fight he lost to Henry "Razor" Sharp (Stallone)
December 8, 2013
EXPECT NO massive makeovers, but continued family-friendly tinkering, in the 114th Mummers Parade, says parade director Leo Dignam, who oversees the Mummer Monster. One important development, I think, is the surprise inclusion of an African-American marching band from Denver. It will not compete, but it will perform with the (always-triumphant) Murray Comics and lead the Comic Division up Broad Street, Dignam says. For details I call Richie Porco, the captain of Murray, who doesn't want to talk to me, the result of some long-ago statement of mine he felt was insulting, something about Comics being drunks.
October 17, 2012 |
ST. LOUIS - Giants manager Bruce Bochy expects Marco Scutaro to be in the lineup for Game 3 of the National League Championship series, 2 days after St. Louis slugger Matt Holliday plowed into the second baseman. "I think so. It feels much better," Scutaro said Tuesday night after participating in a workout at Busch Stadium. "I thought it was going to be worse. Normally, the next day is when you feel it the most. " Neither seemed too interested in any talk of retaliation.
September 25, 2012 |
STATE COLLEGE - Illinois first-year head coach Tim Beckman said Monday he did not regret his decision to send coaches to Penn State to recruit after the NCAA levied unprecedented penalties on the program. But, he said, he did regret that it ended up being so talked about. In July, the NCAA hit Penn State with sanctions stemming from the university's handling of the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal. The sanctions barred the school from postseason play for four seasons, imposed scholarship reductions and cost the university millions of dollars.
February 3, 2012 |
MADISON, S.D. - An old grudge that spanned more than a half-century may have led a 73-year-old man to fatally shoot his long-ago classmate at his South Dakota home. Carl V. Ericsson, of Watertown, was denied bond yesterday during his first court appearance on a first-degree murder charge. The former high-school sports star is accused of shooting retired Madison High School teacher and track coach Norman Johnson, 72, after Johnson answered the door at his house Tuesday evening in Madison.
September 12, 2011 |
Question: My husband cannot let things go - he holds grudges for way longer than the offense is worth. He still brings up things that happened months/years ago to illustrate my (presumed) faults. It's not just me; he gives his older sister grief for dropping him when he was 6 months old and she was 3. Besides pointing out that he's being ridiculous when he gets going on some old grudge, do you have any suggestions for dealing with this? Answer: Holding grudges is a form of control.
September 10, 2011 |
These guys from Penns Grove, they move pretty well with chips on their shoulders. They block, tackle, break loose for punt returns, jump on about a dozen fumbles - OK, it was only five - and overwhelm the defending sectional champions despite all that extra baggage. Or maybe because of it. "We're over that," Penns Grove coach Kemp Carr said of last season and his team's disqualification from the South Jersey Group 1 tournament. Nobody believed Carr as he stood on his team's home field after Saturday's 54-0 rout of Glassboro in the season opener.