October 5, 2011
SCOOTING FROM THE LIP A few years ago, Temple basketball coach Fran Dunphy made a promise to Dionte Christmas. Now, he's going to keep his word. Since his former standout player has earned his degree, Dunph is going to shave his trademark mustache, the one he's been sporting for 40 years. The honors will take place late tomorrow morning on campus, with Christmas by his side for the historic moment. No word yet on whether - as was the case when New York Jets quarterback Joe Namath got rid of his Fu Manchu mustache some four decades ago - it will be made into a commercial.
February 4, 2014 |
YOU PROBABLY know about the best Super Bowl commercials so we decided to offer up the best tweets: * Mavericks owner Mark Cuban (@mcuban) wrote that he got off to a better start than either team: "I HAD SAFETY ON THE FIRST PLAY IN VEGAS !!!!!!!!!! 1mm to 1. $20mm BABY. #Unbelievable" * Speaking of rich guys, Microsoft's Bill Gates (@BillGates), a Seattle native, posted a geeky photo of himself dressed in a Seahawks cap and jersey along with the words: "Good luck to my hometown.
January 13, 1986 |
If Yvonne Forston Allison has her way, she'll be remembered for a lot more than just having been one of pro-football star Joe Namath's high school classmates. As the new president and chief operating officer at George Beach Creative Advertising and Graphics, Allison (she got married New Year's Eve) intends to transform the black-owned agency into a full-service, full-fledged contender. "I want to build it into the biggest and the best," she said. Allison, 42, says the agency has been "graphically oriented," concentrating primarily on print advertising and package design.
April 30, 1992 |
Joe Namath, owner of the two most famous knees in New York sports history, could withstand the pain and instability in his arthritis-racked joints no longer. The Jets' Hall of Fame quarterback, now a football analyst for NBC, underwent bilateral replacement surgery on his knees yesterday at The Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan. Namath, 48, was operated on by Dr. Chitranan Ranawat, an international leader in joint-replacement surgery. Team doctor James Nicholas, who repaired each knee twice during Namath's career with the Jets, referred the quarterback to Ranawat.
September 27, 2011 |
TENNESSEE receiver Kenny Britt injured his right knee in Sunday's win over Denver and will need season-ending surgery. "Unfortunately, he tore his ACL and his MCL so he will be out for the season," Titans coach Mike Munchak said yesterday. "He was off to a great start this year. As we all know, he's a special player. He's got a lot of work ahead of him. But he's young. We know that he'll be back next year. " The injury leaves Tennessee with four receivers, and team officials already are looking for someone to fill the spot on the roster.
February 5, 2014 |
'I want my money back," said Wayne Leibel of Easton in a Facebook post. " . . . failing that, I want my evening back. " Millions agreed with him, apparently, and with good reason: Super Bowl LXVIII stank. Since it stank, they did what millions of people on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and other social media do with everything: They turned it into pop. So, who won? A puppy and a horse. Bruno Mars. Hillary Rodham Clinton. And . . . "Forget it," tweeted Nikki Klocker.
November 16, 2002 |
Joe Namath criticized New York Jets' players, saying they "aren't playing up to the caliber of high-paid guys. " The Hall of Fame quarterback who led the Jets to a victory in the 1969 Super Bowl was surprised to learn the Jets have the league's highest payroll at $87.3 million, according to the NFL Players Association. "The one thing I know is that the new owner, Woody Johnson, has gone out of his way," Namath told the Los Angeles Times for yesterday's editions. "To pay as much money as he did for the franchise is pretty remarkable.
December 24, 2003 |
Joe Namath apologized to ESPN reporter Suzy Kolber for his comments during Saturday night's Patriots-Jets game. "Joe apologized, I accepted, it's over," Kolber said yesterday after the Hall of Fame quarterback phoned her. Namath, at the Meadowlands for the Jets' announcement of their Four Decade Team, twice told Kolber he wanted to kiss her while she was interviewing him on the sideline. Asked by Kolber about what the team's struggles meant to him, Namath replied: "I want to kiss you" and leaned toward her. He added he believed the team would come back next season with Chad Pennington available to play quarterback all year.
May 12, 2013
At the Madrid Open, Rafael Nadal reached his seventh consecutive final since returning from a knee injury, brushing aside Pablo Andujar , 6-0, 6-4. Nadal will play Stanislas Wawrinka in Sunday's final. Wawrinka recovered late to defeat Tomas Berdych , 6-3, 4-6, 6-4, in the other semifinal. Also Sunday, top-ranked Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova will meet in the final with the No. 1 ranking on the line. Williams will have a chance to win her 50th title after downing Sara Errani , 7-5, 6-2. No. 2 Sharapova beat Ana Ivanovic , 6-4, 6-3. NFL: George Sauer Jr ., 69, who had a huge day in the biggest game in New York Jets history and then surprisingly walked away from football a few years later, died Tuesday in Westerville, Ohio, of Alzheimer's disease.
November 7, 2011 |
JOE NAMATH is a Hall of Fame quarterback whose career ended on a chilly Monday night in Chicago in 1977. Doug Plank, a former Bears safety and new coach of the AFL's Soul, was among those who showed him the door. Namath, playing for the Los Angeles Rams, threw four interceptions that night, and Plank had two of them, and a third was called back by penalty. Namath was pulled from the game. He never played again. "I wasn't known for interceptions," Plank said. "I would usually pass on interceptions to take the opportunity to hit somebody.