November 10, 1991 |
Cold winds are expected off Lake Erie today as the Eagles visit historic Cleveland Stadium, bringing with them defensive coordinator Bud Carson, the man who was fired as Browns head coach last season. Even without this sideshow, today's Eagles-Browns game (Channel 10, 1 p.m.) promises to provide plenty of drama. It involves two 4-5 football teams that must win to keep their playoff hopes alive, and it matches one of the NFL's best passing attacks against the best pass defense in the league.
November 7, 1991 |
Dressed in blue jeans and running shoes, wearing a floppy pullover sweater, Bill Belichick hardly looked the part of an NFL head coach yesterday. A suburban yuppie on his way out to rake the leaves, perhaps. A do-it- yourselfer looking for the nearest hardware store. But not the field boss of the Cleveland Browns. At 39, Belichick is the youngest head coach in pro football and, with his prep school haircut and smallish frame, he looks even younger. He doesn't talk much but when he does, people listen.
March 19, 1992 |
Pssst, whisper, whisper, whisper. That was the Eagles' wallet talking in the negotiations for Plan B free agent running back James Brooks. Meanwhile, in a rare display by Cleveland owner Art Modell, the Browns' buck talk was louder than someone else's. A lot louder. Make no mistake, dollars is why Brooks is a Brown today, instead of an Eagle. Not Brooks's stated desire to play on grass, or in the AFC Central Division, or in the state of Ohio, or against his former team, the Cincinnati Bengals.
October 24, 1986 |
Bernie Kosar is tired of the Cleveland Browns' Brooks Brothers suit offense. He's tired of off-tackle plays and swing passes to his running backs. He's tired of playing it safe. He says if the 4-3 Browns expect to make it back to the playoffs again this year, they're going to have to start living a little more wrecklessly than they have been this season. He says they're going to have to start throwing the ball long. "I think we're going to need to stretch teams more vertically than we have been," said the Browns quarterback.
October 5, 1986 |
BENGALS at PACKERS 1 p.m. What to consider: This matchup in Milwaukee probably means more grief for the Packers (0-4), whose beaten-up offense has averaged 8 points a game. No Green Bay back has managed to run for 100 yards - not a 100-yard game, but 100 yards for the season - and the ineptitude of the Packers' passing attack is reflected in the receiving stats of WR James Lofton, one of the NFL's best deep threats. He has averaged less than 12 yards per catch on 17 receptions and has scored only one TD. The Bengals (2-2)
November 7, 1989 |
Fullback Kevin Mack was released from prison yesterday after serving one month of a six-month term on a drug charge, but it was unclear when he would return to the Cleveland Browns. Judge Richard J. McMonagle of Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court granted Mack shock probation, or release after a short period of incarceration, in the belief that further imprisonment would serve no valid purpose. Mack, 27, began a two-year probation, effective immediately, and must meet several requirements that include regular testing for drug abuse.
November 5, 2002
SARAH Rachelles (letter, Oct. 14 "Of Racism, Poet Laureates & Sept. 11") reveals the true racist buried within her. While I do not agree with everything Amiri Baraka writes, I wholeheartedly support his quest for knowledge. Instead of feigning offense at the question he raised, simply answer it. It would be simple to state: "Mr. Baraka, on Sept. 11, there were 3,000 Jewish employees at the World Trade Center; 38 lost their lives. " The black-Jewish special relationship is only dead in the minds of people who have never committed to a cause from the heart, but because volunteering at some inner-city rec would look good on your resume.
June 18, 2011
Second team Pos. Player School Yr. P Matt Dolan Monsignor Bonner Sr. P Darren Lauer Council Rock North Sr. P Matt Ternowchek Downingtown East Sr. C Brian Beyer Harry S Truman Sr. INF Luke Alba Downingtown East Sr. INF Joe DeCarlo Garnet Valley Jr. ...
September 26, 1989 |
The NFL announced yesterday that its owners will meet Oct. 10 in either Chicago or Dallas to attempt to elect a commissioner to succeed Pete Rozelle. Rozelle announced on March 22 that he was stepping down after 29 years, but the owners were not able to elect a replacement at a July 6 meeting in Chicago. Jim Finks, president of the New Orleans Saints, fell three votes short of the 19 needed. Since then, a new search committee has attempted to find other candidates. The Associated Press has quoted a source as saying the owners will be presented with a list of five finalists - Finks, Paul Tagliabue, Robert Mulcahy and two others whose names were undisclosed.
June 19, 2002 |
Almost midway into the second act of When It Hits Home, a man who has recently returned home after many years away tells his mother that he has AIDS. It's a scene that the overwritten play by Cheryl L. West has been building to, and the audience expects it to be dramatic. The performances by actors from the First World Theatre Ensemble, an African American troupe, do not disappoint. Zuhairah McGill, founder and executive director of the company, takes the role of Reba Bailey, the mother, and though she appears too young to play a grandmother with a 30-year-old son, she persuasively conveys the character's shock and disbelief.