November 30, 2010 |
The folks at WikiLeaks are apparently very busy at the moment - but when they have time, it would be nice to know exactly what Eagles coach Andy Reid said to his team following Sunday's 31-26 loss to the Chicago Bears. It is a weird world when it is possible to know the inner workings of Iran's nuclear missile program, but not whether DeSean Jackson was texting or messing with his headphones when Reid jumped him in the cramped visitors' quarters at Soldier Field. Regardless of the details, it was something like that.
November 22, 2010 |
LAST WEEK, the Eagles teased their fans and the nation into believing they were a Super Bowl-worthy team. Last night's messy 27-17 victory over the Giants suggested there's still more faith to that than fact. Wasted chances, dumb and costly penalties, challenges reversed and upheld, this was a game that had all the artistic beauty of one among friends and family members after a Thanksgiving Day meal. You know that line about it being a shame that somebody had to lose?
October 22, 2010
Michael Smerconish erroneously compares apples to oranges by comparing bullying with a shark attack ("Media help to hype perception of bullying," Sunday). If the shark/bully analogy were to hold true, then millions of children would have to be at our seashores for six-plus hours every day for 180 days each year for the "hype" to be misrepresented. This is true for the street-corner abduction analogy as well. Smerconish cites the statistic that "it would take 750,000 years for a child standing on a crowded street corner for eight hours a day to be abducted.
October 15, 2010 |
The first half didn't amount to much. Penn Charter, on two series, moved the football, but trotted to the locker room at halftime with only a 3-0 advantage against Malvern Prep in their Inter-Ac League opener Friday. For its part, Malvern ran just one play in the second quarter - a botched snap resulting in quarterback Thomas Rumer losing a fumble - and its largest gain of the half came on an 11-yard run by tailback Shawn Wilson. But something happened in the Friars' locker room at intermission.
October 1, 2010 |
Joe Naji and Cameron Cappo, who also start on defense, usually share the right-tackle spot in La Salle High's offense. Naji got greedy Friday night . . . Hey, it wasn't his doing. Cappo began the week on the sickness list, tried to bounce back, experienced a setback, showed up in pads last night at Plymouth-Whitemarsh for a Catholic AAAA opener vs. Roman Catholic, still hoping against hope and . . . "When we went into the locker room for the last time, before coming out for the game, I saw Cameron bent over, coughing up some stuff," Naji said.
September 26, 2010 |
For players and coaches from both Abington and Neshaminy, a roller-coaster ride of emotions was involved with Friday night's Suburban One League National Conference football opener at Harry E. Franks Stadium. First, the pregame excitement. Second, an uplifting halftime presentation. Third, a 28-10 victory for the host Redskins. Last, and worst, the revelation that someone had entered Abington's locker room and stolen much of the players' property. "We walked in and saw bags and stuff scattered all over the place," said Abington's Julien Ireland, a senior quarterback and free safety.
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.
September 15, 2010
From: Fox, Ashley I am hating Ines Sainz right now. No doubt you know who she is - that "reporter" for Mexico's TV Azteca who caused quite a stir at the New York Jets' practice on Saturday. Well, now Clinton Portis, that sage of worldly wisdom, has weighed in on female reporters in NFL locker rooms. "If you get to go and look at 53 men's packages, and you're just sitting here saying, 'Oh, none of this is attractive to me.' I know you're doing a job, but at the same time, the same way I'm going to cut my eye if I see somebody worth talking to, I'm sure they do the same thing.
September 15, 2010
MEXICAN TV sportscaster Ines Sainz has a smoking-hot body, the kind most women would kill for, and the type of job that being easy on the eye is a career requirement. But that doesn't mean she was asking for trouble when she showed up in the New York Jets locker room in painted-on jeans. When you stop and consider her vavavavoom image and that she got her position in part for being eye candy for TV Azteca's male viewers, Sainz was doing her job. For her, dressing in provocative clothing is as much a part of how she earns her living as her interviewing skills.
August 16, 2010 |
KOHLER, Wis. - Two months ago, Dustin Johnson took a three-shot lead into the last round of the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach and shot a closing 82. Yesterday at Whistling Straits, the 26-year-old South Carolina native stood over a 6-foot par putt on the 72nd hole of the 92nd PGA Championship that would have given him his first major title. He didn't hit it quite hard enough, and the ball slid off to the right of the cup at the very end. That should still have left him in a three-way, three-hole playoff with Bubba Watson and Martin Kaymer.