August 23, 2013 |
CHIP KELLY might really be a genius. Kelly mind-melded the Eagles into thinking he is the greatest football mind this side of Bill Belichick, and, for all we know, he is. The Eagles believed it so that, after he spurned then, they called back, begged him to leave college and paid him outlandishly. Kelly immediately installed his Machine Gun offense, which so flouts conventional operations that the NFL's top ref swore to impede it. Now, Kelly not only has reinvented the wheel, he's letting Michael Vick drive the car. You know, the most controversial athlete since Muhammad Ali. Brilliant.
July 1, 1990 |
BREAKING GROUND for an expansion at the Yellin School in Stratford is Arnold Wiseman, principal there for 27 years. The project will include art facilities as well as a "gymnatorium" with a locker room. The school covers grades four through eight.
July 21, 2010 |
IF ASKED now to name his favorite television show, Mike Capriotti goes with "NCIS. " That won't be the case some Friday night this winter. Capriotti, who has earned a certain amount of acclaim as the football coach at Frankford High, has now gone all Hollywood on us. Along with his players. "Friday Night Lights," the popular TV series based on the best-selling book, yesterday came to Frankford's legendary stadium to film a two-pronged practice session - early evening in the sun; later at night under very powerful portable lights - that will wind up as part of a 2010-11 episode.
July 8, 2009 |
"My parents were immigrants, and my father worked in a factory. That's why I appreciate Temple's populist mission so much," George Edberg-Olson said in 2000. "I'm not a wealthy man, but clearly Temple University enabled me to progress in my life. " The occasion was the 2000 opening of Edberg-Olson Hall, Temple's football training headquarters at 11th and Diamond Streets, for which he contributed $1 million of the estimated $7 million construction cost. On Monday, Dr. Edberg-Olson, 84, a former professor of Spanish at Temple, died of complications from Alzheimer's disease at the Artman Lutheran Home in Ambler, where he had resided for the last five years.
May 22, 1986 |
A zoning dispute over whether a two-story locker room at 8900 Hawthorn Lane can be used as a classroom was left unsettled by the Springfield Zoning Hearing Board this week. The property is owned by Michael Singer of Lower Merion and has been leased to La Petit Enfant Day Care since September. The day care center operates out of a classroom building on the property. Day care officials have sought to expand into the two-story building, which is behind the classroom building.
July 11, 2013
IT'S THE TIME of year when gyms are packed with fitness enthusiasts working hard to stay in summer shape. And while it's great to see people embracing an active lifestyle, what isn't always great is their gym etiquette. Apparently, some have lost their manners along with their love handles. These are the 12 categories of gymgoers that I consider to be the dirty dozen of locker-room louts. Some of what they do is gross, some just rude. It would be better if everyone remembered that one Golden Rule, both in and out of the gym. 1 EQUIPMENT HOGS They "hold" an elliptical machine or a spin bike for a friend who's not there yet. Or they put clothing or water bottles on equipment to "save" it for their next set. Can you say "selfish"?
March 21, 2014 |
NINE-YEAR-OLD Tommy "TJ" Ramos doesn't have a broken heart, his ticker just marches to its own beat - like Dallas Stars hockey player Rich Peverley's heart. Luckily, both guys - who have the same genetic heart condition called CPVT - were surrounded by their teammates and quick-thinking men with CPR skills when their irregular heartbeats led to sudden cardiac arrests during sporting events. TJ, a Philly kid who plays baseball and hockey, got a chance to meet Peverley's teammates yesterday morning before their game against the Flyers.
September 23, 2010
RE SOLOMON Jones' column on Ines Sainz: Great article. I couldn't agree more. Women have every right to be in a locker room, however, there has to be some professionalism on their part. I have seen too many pictures of this particular reporter wearing tight jeans and half shirts. She looks great, but this isn't a fashion show. Keep up the good work - I look forward to reading more. Bryan Lebowitz Deptford, N.J.
November 2, 1992 |
Episcopal Academy's offense, or what there was of it Friday, was trying to get downfield for a touchdown. No matter. It was so dark by that time of the late afternoon that it was hard to see the football anyhow. And the Churchmen's first loss of the season, a 23-10 defeat at the hands of Penn Charter, was already assured. "They punished us; they deserved to win," said Episcopal quarterback Mike Abate, who completed only 4 of 12 passes and was constanly running away from Penn Charter pressure.