March 26, 2003 |
The Jacksonville Jaguars yesterday re-signed safety Donovin Darius to a one-year contract worth $3.04 million, the salary he was guaranteed after being named the team's franchise player last month. Darius, who played for Woodrow Wilson High in Camden and for Syracuse, ranked third on the team last season with 78 tackles to go with one interception and one sack. Dolphins. Tight end Marco Battaglia signed a one-year contract with Miami after finishing last season with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
September 21, 2005 |
Arthur Spieller, 79, of Broomall, who won six Emmy awards as a cameraman for NFL Films and who filmed every one of the first 31 Super Bowls, died of heart failure Sept. 19 at home. The first title game was in 1967 between the Green Bay Packers and the Kansas City Chiefs in a matchup that was called, at the time, the NFL-AFL World Championship Game. The next season, Mr. Spieller worked the NFL Championship game that was to become known as the Ice Bowl. The game - in Green Bay, Wis., between the Packers and the Dallas Cowboys - was played in temperatures that reached 15 degrees below zero.
December 31, 1994 |
Joe Montana, tired of the Dan Marino comparisons and talk of retirement, has just about weathered the storm of pregame hype. The Green Bay Packers, faced with the prospect of stopping Barry Sanders, were hoping for stormy weather. Welcome to Day 1 of the NFL's second season. It will be Montana and his Kansas City Chiefs visiting Marino's Miami Dolphins in an AFC matchup (Channel 6, 4 p.m.) of future Hall of Fame quarterbacks. In today's other opening-round playoff game (Channel 6, 12:30 p.m.)
December 31, 1994 |
With a 60 percent chance of snow, the NFL playoffs open today at Lambeau Field, where the Lions (9-7) hope to introduce the Packers (9-7) to the novelty of losing a postseason game. On seven previous ventures into the NFL's playoff season, Lambeau has been the site of seven Packers victories, including such storied achievements as the 1967 "Ice Bowl" conquest of the Cowboys that brought Green Bay its last NFL championship. But the Packers' record stands in jeopardy today - in large part because of the back injury that has taken Sterling Sharpe out of the Green Bay lineup, if not out of football for the rest of his life.
January 5, 2003 |
So much for the Lambeau legend. Yes, the snow eventually came and the temperature settled in the mid-20s. But the tundra wasn't quite as frozen as it was in 1967, during the famous Ice Bowl game between Dallas and Green Bay. And although Vince Lombardi's ghost might have been hovering over Lambeau Field, as far as the Packers were concerned, it all went for naught last night. Unimpeded and unintimidated, the Atlanta Falcons showed the utmost disrespect for legends and mystique, whipping the Packers, 27-7.
January 10, 1996 |
New houses obscure the horizon here, sprouting like wheat from former ranch land around the training facility of the Dallas Cowboys. Tim Tippett's job is roofing these houses. His passion, when he stopped at a 7-Eleven yesterday morning for coffee and a paper, was obvious. Wearing a Cowboys hat and a Cowboys sweatshirt, Tippett unfolded the sports section, swallowed a mouthful from a 20-ounce cup and cursed. "I wanted them 49ers," he said, as if vengeance would have been his. "I wanted them bad. It was payback time.
January 11, 1996 |
The Dallas Cowboys' big three - Emmitt Smith, Troy Aikman and Michael Irvin - addressed reporters yesterday at the team's training facility in Irving, Texas. Here is the most interesting thing they had to say: "No," Aikman said in reply to a question about the Dallas coach, "Barry Switzer is not a hood ornament. " Postseason veteran that he is, quarterback Aikman knows how to handle the tough questions. The Dallas Cowboys would rather move to Minneapolis than say anything remotely controversial before Sunday's NFC championship game with the Green Bay Packers.
January 31, 2000 |
This morning and the rest of the week are looking like winter nightmares for commuters, schools, transit agencies and transportation departments after the late-night storm that iced the still snow-covered Philadelphia area. Black ice and other hazardous, icy conditions will be problems over the next several days because most of the storm's precipitation came down as ice and freezing rain and will be followed by a cycle of daytime thawing and nighttime freezing, AccuWeather forecaster Charles Gable said.
May 23, 2010 |
John Facenda, the legendary local broadcaster who brought the "Voice of God" to NFL Films, is often credited for the famous reference to the "frozen tundra of Lambeau Field. " Facenda, however, never said those words about the Green Bay Packers' field. Some attribute them to ESPN's Chris Berman. Others believe the originator was Bill Woodson, whose credits include voicing the opening to the TV series The Odd Couple . But everyone agrees on one thing: The tundra was indeed frozen.
January 17, 2008 |
In the offensive-lineman code of conduct, is there a provision for wearing sleeves in near sub-zero temperatures? "No sleeves," New York Giants center Grey Ruegamer said yesterday. "That's for skill-position players. " What about quarterback Eli Manning? Would he consider altering his routine and wearing a glove on his right hand to combat the cold? "Definitely not on my throwing hand," Manning said. "I have never done it before, and I am not going to start now. " So the forecast for Green Bay, Wis., on Sunday for the NFC championship game between the Packers and the Giants is grim.