May 14, 2009
YOUR article applauding big-hearted Joe Banner was a wonderful read. I especially enjoyed hearing about his "addiction to the feeling from helping other people. " I guess he kicked the habit when he fired a disabled employee for criticizing the loss of Brian Dawkins online. The Eagles president should rehire that young man. Perhaps then I'll find his extraordinary empathy more believable. Bryan Flannery, Chalfont
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.
June 10, 2013 |
Don Smolenski arrived in Philadelphia in the winter of 1998, starting his job as chief financial officer of the Eagles. He went to dinner with his wife and two friends. Smolenski shared the news of his new title with the other couple. "You can't tell anybody who you work for," the friend said. That befuddled Smolenski. After time as an accountant and expanding the International Hockey League, Smolenski had made it to the NFL. The logo on the business card is a perk of the job - until the friend offered Smolenski the qualifier.
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.
January 20, 2014 |
When Joe Banner stepped down as team president in June 2012, many assumed that it was Andy Reid who had won a power struggle within the Eagles front office. In truth it was Howie Roseman. While Roseman had just finished his second year as general manager, Banner was still lording authority over his former protege. Reid continued to have final say on football matters, but managing the salary cap and other contract decisions remained Banner's baby. Roseman had plenty to do and was influential in certain aspects, but the Reid-Banner axis of power limited the clout of the NFL's youngest GM. He (naturally)
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.