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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.
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February 4, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
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.
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January 13, 1986 | By SUSAN GUREVITZ, Special to the Daily News
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.
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April 30, 1992 | by Paul Needell, New York Daily News
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.
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September 27, 2011 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 5, 2014 | By John Timpane, Inquirer Staff Writer
'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.
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November 6, 2007 | By Paul Domowitch
As a veteran of many Andy Reid day-after news conferences, Daily News sports writer Paul Domowitch has learned to read between the lines when the Eagles coach speaks. Each week, we will attempt to interpret some of Big Red's comments: On what's wrong with his 3-5 team: What he said: "I think I know the problem. We just need to [win] back-to-back a couple of games here and get on a roll. Things can change quickly in the NFL. But you've got to go do it. We've done that in the past, and that's what we've got to do now. " What he meant: "Man, I could kick myself for letting Joe Banner talk me into not re-signing Jeff Garcia.
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November 16, 2002 | Daily News Wire Services
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.
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December 24, 2003 | Daily News Wire Services
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.
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November 7, 2011 | BY ED BARKOWITZ, barkowe@phillynews.com
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.
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November 4, 2014 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
The low point? You want to know the low point for Mark Sanchez during his career with the New York Jets? You want an understanding of and appreciation for how far he's come, how different everything is for him, now that he has assumed the Eagles' starting quarterback job because of Nick Foles' cracked clavicle? Seriously, you want to know how bad it was? Good luck with that. Good luck plumbing those depths. It's impossible to pinpoint just one moment. Think about this: Over the final 51/2 weeks of the 2012 season, the last one in which Sanchez took a regular-season snap for the Jets, the following happened: He was involved in what might be the greatest gaffe in football history - the "butt-fumble" on Thanksgiving night against the New England Patriots.
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February 5, 2014 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
The true definition of a "legacy" isn't found in newspapers or online or within the confines of a 140-character summation of something that happened 10 minutes ago. You need to find the history books to pin down a person's legacy and those don't roll off the press on deadline. They take time. Joe Namath will always be the swashbuckling quarterback who helped change the NFL from a grunting collection of meat packers into something that approached celebrity beyond the narrow dimensions of a football field.
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February 5, 2014 | By John Timpane, Inquirer Staff Writer
'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.
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February 4, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
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.
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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.
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January 15, 2013 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Staff Writer
HISTORICALLY, this scenario would be more associated with NFL quarterbacks coming from western Pennsylvania. With six Hall of Fame signal callers - George Blanda, Jim Kelly, Dan Marino, Joe Montana, Joe Namath and John Unitas - crediting their success to the work ethic honed while growing up in the steel, coal and railroad towns of the western portion of the state, most fans are used to seeing Pittsburgh-area quarterbacks playing for berths into...
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September 17, 2012
On Aug. 8, 1971, superstar quarterback Joe Namath threw a pass that was intercepted in a meaningless preseason game. Namath reacted by trying to tackle the opposing player. He promptly blew out his knee, and his team's season was ruined. Asked why, given the game's low stakes, he didn't simply refrain from hurling his body in front of the runaway linebacker, Namath responded: "I only know how to play football one way - at full speed. " Interestingly, Namath wasn't widely pilloried for exhibiting poor judgment; instead, he was admired for being a great competitor and leader.
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June 3, 2012 | By Michael Smerconish, Inquirer Columnist
"I'm Albert Miley and I'm from Warminster, Pa. I want you to contact my attorney Geofrey Fieger. " So read the note pinned on "Buddy" Miley by his younger brother Jimmy when Buddy was left in the care of a physician. But this was no hospital or medical office. It was Room 146 of the Quality Inn in Livonia, Mich. And there was no insurance co-pay, just the payment of $46. And the physician was Jack Kevorkian. Buddy Miley, 41, went to Michigan to die. By the time he got to Kevorkian, Miley had been suffering for 23½ years, significantly longer than the 17 he'd enjoyed while able to move his limbs.
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March 27, 2012 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Columnist
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. - New York got Tebowed. Never in the history of sport has the arrival of a backup player generated the sort of fascination that Tim Tebow did when his trade from the Broncos to the Jets was completed Monday. The spectacle of the NFL's most compelling bench-warmer provoked such a crowd of press types that, for his introductory news conference, the Jets abandoned the normal interview room and reconfigured the end zone of their indoor practice facility.
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November 7, 2011 | BY ED BARKOWITZ, barkowe@phillynews.com
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.
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