February 17, 2013
Inquirer staff writers Jeff McLane and Mike Jensen received national honors in the Associated Press Sports Editors contest for 2012. Each received a Top 10 award. McLane won in the breaking news category for his article about former Eagles president Joe Banner's resignation. Jensen won in the explanatory category for his Page One article on sneaking into sporting events and concerts.
April 13, 2013
Inquirer Eagles writer Jeff McLane finished in a tie for fourth place in the Associated Press Sports Editors' breaking news category, it was announced Thursday. Staff writer Mike Jensen received honorable mention in the explanatory category in the over-175,000 circulation division, which included national websites. Both had previously been named top 10 nationally. McLane broke the news that then-Eagles president Joe Banner was leaving the team, and Jensen wrote an article about the Philly tradition of sneaking into big sporting and other events.
February 24, 2011
The following is an excerpt from Eagletarian.com in a post by Daily News sports writer Les Bowen: As Eagles coach Andy Reid arrived in Indianapolis yesterday, he told your Eagletarian he was unaware of team president Joe Banner's remarks last week. Banner expressed strong support for Reid and his ability to win a Super Bowl, but Banner also indicated Reid needs to win one to get another contract, after the one that expires after the 2013 season. "I haven't read anything about that," said Reid, who is attending the annual NFL scouting combine.
August 20, 2003
THE EAGLES wanted $15 million up front from Temple before they would allow the football team to play in the stadium. Temple is a school that is just developing its football program in the modern era. It is a mainstay for the impoverished student with a large number of scholarships and a liberal student loan program. I would not have become a lawyer if it was not for Temple's reasonable cost 40 years ago. Now the Eagles want to ransom Temple University to allow it to play football in the new stadium.
July 26, 2011
THE EAGLES RELEASED A LETTER TO FANS yesterday afternoon from owner Jeffrey Lurie and team president Joe Banner. Here is the text of the letter: Finally! We can all get back to thinking football, talking football - and playing football. We're eager to welcome our players back to the NovaCare Complex, and excited to get the Eagles out on the field in front of the NFL's most passionate fans. From here on out, it's all about competing and winning. Like Andy Reid says, now everyone can get back to doing what they love to do. Coaches can coach.
April 16, 2005 |
Eagles wide receiver Terrell Owens released a statement last night saying that he was done talking to the media about a possible contract extension. Owens is looking to renegotiate the seven-year agreement worth more than $46 million that he signed last March. "Again I find my words being misinterpreted by the media," Owens said in the statement. "Therefore, at this time, I have decided to refrain from discussing the recent series of events surrounding my contract with the Philadelphia Eagles.
August 1, 2011
BETHLEHEM - An Eagles official last night said a Channel 6 report about DeSean Jackson reporting to camp within the next day or 2 was "news to us. " Jackson wants a new contract to replace his rookie deal, which expires after this season. Theoretically, the Eagles could be fining him $30,000 a day, starting last Thursday; the team hasn't said whether Jackson is being fined. Team president Joe Banner, asked recently about new deals for Jackson and Michael Vick, wouldn't discuss those issues specifically, but said the team had cap room remaining to do things.
March 13, 2011
Hours after the NFL locked out its players, Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie and team president Joe Banner issued a letter to Eagles fans. Here it is in its entirety: "In light of the events that occurred yesterday, we wanted to take this opportunity to update you on the status of the collective bargaining agreement and how it affects the Philadelphia Eagles. As we are sure you are aware, the contract between the league and the labor union representing the players has expired, the union decertified, and we have entered into a lockout.
April 26, 2010
PEOPLE ASK all the time how the Eagles' draft room works. Never having seen it operate, it's really hard to know. There are two main personalities, though: Andy Reid and his general manager - Tom Heckert for years, now Howie Roseman in his first season. That much is sure. People ask about the dynamic between the two. Since Reid makes the final call on picks, they wonder if the general manager isn't really just an errand boy. In reply, this is the analogy that seems most apt: Reid drives the car but Roseman is the GPS. (And, yes, that was his voice that could be heard throughout the NovaCare Complex over the weekend, with trade after trade after trade, intoning the words, "Recalculating route . . . recalculating route . . . recalculating route . . . ")
April 22, 2012 |
In the early morning hours before the start of the second day of the 2005 NFL draft, Joe Banner awoke to a crash . . . crash . . . crash. By the time Banner reached the hallway, the pounding had stopped. His 10-year-old son, Jason, was sprawled on the bathroom tile. "I found him in the bathroom, on the floor and totally incoherent," Banner said. Jason was having a seizure and had been stumbling into walls. His father thought it might be a stroke. The Banner family rushed to the emergency room at Children's Hospital.