November 28, 1997 |
It was an unusual feeling for West Chester East senior Drew Babinecz as he took the field for his final high school game Wednesday night. It was his school's same home field, but his Vikings were on the visitors' bench. Even the public address announcer, thanking the crowd for attending the Thanksgiving "Appetizer" Game, was different. The home field, announcer and even the halftime show belonged to traditional Thanksgiving rival West Chester Henderson. But the game belonged to East and Babinecz.
January 18, 2011
WE WOULD LOVE TO KNOW the story behind the story. How could the Boston Blazers - a team in the National Lacrosse League - allow its mascot to receive lap dances during a halftime show? And didn't someone - anyone - think it might not be a good idea to present such entertainment in front of a crowd that contained young children? Apparently not. On Saturday, at halftime of a game against the visiting Edmonton Rush at TD Garden, Scorch the mascot took a seat in the middle of the field and . . . We'll let Blazers fan Catherine Smith take it from here.
February 7, 2006 |
The Pittsburgh Steelers' victory over the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl was watched in an average of 45.85 million homes, the second-highest total in television history behind the final episode of "M A S H" in 1983. Pittsburgh's 21-10 victory got a 41.6 preliminary national rating, Nielsen Media Service said yesterday, up slightly from the 41.1 rating last year. The share remained the same at 62. The game was watched by an estimated 141.4 million people in the United States, ABC said, the second-highest total to view a program behind the 144.4 million who tuned to New Eng-land's victory over Carolina in the 2004 Super Bowl.
February 10, 1997 |
Greatness is not a predictable commodity, even when advertised, and the NBA's all-star weekend, which concluded last night with the league's annual All-Star Game, was living legend proof of that. To honor its 50th anniversary, the league put together a list of the 50 all-time greatest players and trotted most of them out this weekend. Unsurprisingly, perhaps, the best of them were far more interesting to watch than the best of now. Even if they weren't playing. While the East came from behind to win, 132-120, in an All-Star Game that was a fairly standard mix of showmanship and shallow defense, the crowd's loudest cheers were heard during the halftime show.
February 7, 1998 |
Ralph: They scored again. Jeedie: 28-3 with 8 minutes to go in the half. Duke: And we just ran out of beer. Jeedie: This is sad, lame and woeful. Ralph: This is worse than that. This is boring. This is so boring. Jeedie: Well, whaddya want? It's the Pro Bowl. Ralph: They should really change something, man. I'm dying here. Duke: I will kill everybody in this room if we have to watch the halftime show. Jeedie: Ralph, quick, change the channel. I think he's serious.
May 15, 2005 |
Walter S. Sample Jr. knew how to put on a show. The band director knew the crowds sitting in the football stands after World War II were hungry for entertainment, and he didn't disappoint them. As soon as the audience heard the opening lines of "The Band Played On," the theme song of the Phoenixville Senior High School's Original Dancing Band, they knew it would be no ordinary halftime show. While these young band members played their instruments, they were dancing - the jitterbug, the skater's waltz, polkas, even the Charleston.
January 28, 1988 |
For those who look for milestones in Super Bowl hoopla, halftime at Super Bowl XIV may have been the turning point from ugh to just plain ugly. The theme of the "halftime pageant" for that 1980 game between the L.A. Rams and Pittsburgh Steelers in Pasadena was, for some bizarre reason, "Caribbean Paradise. " After millions had suffered through hundreds of samba dancers and conga drummers and such for about 15 minutes, the teams readied themselves for a tough second half at the hallowed Rose Bowl.
March 18, 2011 |
LOS ANGELES - At halftime of Wednesday night's 104-94 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers, the 76ers stood itching to get back onto the Staples Center floor, but were forced to wait for the halftime show to end. Without their head coach Doug Collins - ejected just before halftime - and energized by some questionable calls against them, the Sixers wanted back onto the court with 10 minutes still left on the halftime clock. "Yeah, I mean, we came into [the locker room] energetic and enthused and, I mean, 10 minutes left and they were still doing the halftime show and we were outside ready to warm up," said Sixers point guard Jrue Holiday.
February 5, 2004 |
JANET JACKSON, what have you wrought? Days after your infamous Nipplegate scandal during CBS's airing of the Super Bowl, NBC is facing complaints and possible defections from affiliate stations due to another bare breast. On "ER. " Seems this week's episode has a 2-second shot of an 80-year-old female patient's naked bosom. Personally, we think it would be healthy to see an older woman's breast on a medical drama. Older women have breasts and health issues affecting those breasts.
December 6, 1999 |
Thanks to a defense that continues to shut down its opponents, it wouldn't have taken a lot of offense for the Cowboys to earn their second road victory of the season last night. But it took more than the little they got. After the New England Patriots finally penetrated the end zone in the fourth quarter, the Cowboys were unable to mount a comeback and fell, 13-6, at Foxboro Stadium. With the Washington Redskins having lost earlier in the day, a Dallas victory would have put the Cowboys (6-6)