February 2, 2014 |
It's not hard to imagine how that initial meeting of NFL bigwigs went a half decade ago when the initiative of having a New York-New Jersey Super Bowl was raised. Bigwig No. 1: "I have an idea: Let's play the Super Bowl in that massive new stadium they're building across the river for the Jets and the Giants. " Bigwig No. 2: "The Super Bowl?" Bigwig No. 1: "Yeah, the Super Bowl. The Big Game. This is New York, the No. 1 media market in the world. What better place to celebrate our season?
January 27, 2014 |
More snow fell on the region Saturday, glazing roads and slowing traffic. And continued subfreezing temperatures are starting to threaten the Delaware River traffic that feeds produce markets, energy plants, and other key industries. Three inches of snow fell on Ardmore and Ridley Park, two inches in Warminster and Wayne, and 1.7 inches in the Fox Chase section of Philadelphia, said the National Weather Service's Anthony Gigi at his Mount Holly office, as snow tapered off Saturday evening.
January 26, 2014
After losing three straight games against teams with worse records than their own, the Flyers face five critical games against a more elite group of teams. Here are their next five games: Saturday, 1 p.m., vs. Bruins (31-15-3, 2d in East) TV: CSN The Flyers haven't played Boston yet this season. The teams will meet three times. Tuesday, 7 p.m., vs. Red Wings (22-18-10, T9th in East) TV: CSN Detroit is 14-7-3 on the road and coming off an emotional home shootout win over the Blackhawks.
January 24, 2014 |
Like other people across the Philadelphia region, St. Joseph's University professor James Carter awoke to a frozen world Wednesday, but his reaction to the glacial cold was different than most: Eh, seen worse. That's because the respected China scholar conducts research on the frigid northeast city of Harbin, a place where the winters are ridiculously cold, with temperatures at times falling to 20 below and 30 below zero. The town is known for one thing: ice. Ice skating, ice fishing, and especially the annual International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival, where artists carve magical castles, animals, and pagodas out of, well, ice. During one of Carter's first visits, the locals told him: Don't sweat the cold.
January 23, 2014 |
Residents, road crews and anyone who ventures outside are confronting bitter cold-temperatures as the area digs out from a record- winter storm that dumped a up to 15 inches of snow in the Philadelphia region. Schools were closed, roadways are being cleared, and mass transit was struggling to return to normality. At least two deaths were attributed to the weather. In Ridley Township, Delaware County, an 89-year-old man in the Folsom section and an 93-year-old woman in the Secane section of the township were both found outside Wednesday morning, police said.
January 17, 2014 |
THIS ISN'T a season of understanding for the 76ers. At times it's hard to understand exactly what they are doing on the defensive end. Sometimes the offense is utterly head-scratching. Numbers don't make sense in determining the outcome of a game, and the reasoning for a win or a loss can be inexplicable. There was a bit of all of that last night at the Wells Fargo Center as the Sixers hosted the Charlotte Bobcats. When you see that the Sixers turned the ball over 24 times, another loss seemed to be a foregone conclusion.
January 17, 2014 |
KEVIN HART IS browsing the racks at Mitchell & Ness, looking for some free hometown sports gear, perks of being a movie star. He settles on a Flyers letterman-style jacket and a striped knit cap, also Flyers' colors. The energetic comedian then flits about the store like an orange-and-black bumblebee. Flyers garb - it may seem like an unlikely choice for a North Philly guy, two-time MVP of the NBA celebrity all-star game and co-star with LeBron James in the forthcoming comedy "Ballers.
January 15, 2014 |
It took a mountain of Zamboni shavings to make Tom Wallisch an Olympian. A bunny-slope skier whose ambitions were restrained by geography and climate, Wallisch collected ice rink detritus from nearby arenas and built hills in the backyard of his suburban Pittsburgh home. "When the Zamboni goes around making the ice fresh for the figure skaters and hockey players, it scoops up the ice shavings. And then they dump them out back of the arenas," Wallisch, 26, said recently. "It's pretty much like slushy snow.
January 13, 2014 |
BOSTON - The row of perfect-10 artistry scores they'd just accumulated were visible on an adjacent TV as Charlie White mentioned to reporters that he and Meryl Davis were "lucky to be injury-free. " The phrase animated Davis, who instantly dipped deeply as if performing one final element of the spectacular free-skate that won the ice-dancing duo a sixth national title Saturday at these 2014 U.S. Figure Skating Championships. The superstitious White merely was reaching to knock on a wood railing.
January 12, 2014 |
Ouch. Pat Miller, 59, of Clementon, walked down her front walk at 7:15 a.m. Friday going to work, slipped on the ice, and broke the first bone of her life - her right wrist. The timing couldn't be worse. Her daughter is getting married in the first week of February. "So I'll probably have a cast," she lamented. "Maybe they can glitter it up. " Few in the Philadelphia area expected the ground to be a sheet of ice Friday morning, certainly not Miller, a secretary with Moorestown Township schools.