July 25, 2016 |
On the first day of the 1936 Democratic National Convention, 10,000 Philadelphians gathered by lamplight near Independence Hall as the Liberty Bell tolled to mark the convention's start. "The soft ring of the ancient tocsin spanned a century and a half before those early patriots who fought and died to create the first modern Republic and 700 principal officers of city, State and Nation who last night applauded appeals to defend that Republic against foreign ideas of returning to kings and dictators," the Inquirer reported.
June 7, 2016 |
Update: On Monday afternoon, Cox reported to Eagles minicamp. THERE'S A good chance that by December, nobody will remember whether Fletcher Cox showed for mandatory minicamp. The team's most dominant player is going to play for the Eagles this season, probably with a new long-term contract, but possibly on the $7.799 million option year from his rookie deal, with some accompanying hard feelings. But this is not December, and Cox's presence or absence Monday at NovaCare is the biggest issue on the late-spring horizon.
May 26, 2016 |
WHEN A professional athlete gets a shiny, new contract with set-for-life guaranteed money and then goes out and plays like a basset hound on Xanax, the natural reaction is to think cause and effect. The natural reaction is to think that once he got the new contract, the player - consciously or unconsciously - changed. He lost the hunger and the drive that helped him excel. He became fat and happy. Which brings us to Eagles linebacker Mychal Kendricks. Last August, Kendricks signed a four-year, $29 million contract extension with the team.
March 13, 2016 |
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Five teams, including his current employer, have placed Bobby LaFromboise on waivers in the last 22 months. So the lefthanded reliever has learned that six stellar Grapefruit League innings are merely that, and nothing more. But, in a spring in which the Phillies have invited two dozen relievers to camp and offered a handful of jobs, the smallest of adjustments could pay dividends. Like LaFromboise's moving his feet to the other side of the rubber to accentuate the movement on his sub-90-mph fastball.
March 4, 2016 |
Now that the Eagles have reached a new deal with Sam Bradford, they can enter free agency with a better sense of their salary-cap space and quarterback situation. The Eagles have exclusive negotiating rights with their eight remaining free agents for three more days before the "legal tampering" period, when contracts can be negotiated with any team in the league. Free agency officially opens at 4 p.m. Wednesday. Before Bradford was re-signed, the Eagles kept Vinny Curry and Najee Goode from reaching the market.
February 24, 2016 |
Malcolm Jenkins is known as someone who likes to take charge, so it should come as no surprise that the Eagles safety's new five-year deal was negotiated at his urging. After completing the second year of a three-year contract, Jenkins told his agent he wanted to remain in Philadelphia beyond 2016. "If the feeling is mutual," Jenkins said, "I'd love to get something long-term. " The feeling was mutual. Jenkins, 28, agreed to a five-year deal on Monday that could keep him in Philadelphia through 2020.
February 4, 2016 |
The Eagles continued a commitment to locking up their young talent to long-term deals on Tuesday night when they agreed to a five-year contract with defensive end Vinny Curry that could keep him in Philadelphia through 2020. The deal will pay Curry $46.25 million with $23 million guaranteed, according to a league source. Curry was set to become a free agent next month, so this deal ensures the 27-year-old, 2012 second-round pick is off the open market. He will discuss the new deal during a news conference on Wednesday.
January 31, 2016 |
WHEN HE WAS taken fourth overall by the Eagles in 2013, Lane Johnson had a feeling the franchise saw the left tackle position in his future. He'd played it in college, and, with a talented but aging Jason Peters at left tackle, it seemed he could be a natural successor. With the news Friday that the Eagles signed Johnson, 26, to a new six-year deal that locks him up through 2021, his move to the left side of the offensive line could be nearing. "I think that's what they drafted me for," Johnson said Friday.
December 9, 2015 |
There's a torch being passed at Playboy and it could singe the tiny hairs on Kristy Garett 's er, arm, if they weren't airbrushed out. Kristy, you see, is the 749th woman to be a Playboy centerfold and the magazine's final nude playmate. Miss February 2016. Pamela Anderson will be the final nude issue's cover girl. And, get this Donald Trump , even though she has an All-American name, she's an immigrant - just another foreigner performing a job Americans no longer want.
December 9, 2015 |
By all accounts, Monday was a good day for Temple football coach Matt Rhule. On the day he agreed to a new contract for the second time in a little more than six months, he was also was named one of eight finalists for the Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award. The award is named for longtime Grambling State University coach Eddie Robinson. The new Temple deal, announced on Monday by the school, runs through the 2021 season. Rhule's old contract also ran through 2021, so Temple tore up the previous contract and gave him a new one. According to sources familiar with the situation, Rhule stood to make approximately $1.5 million this year with bonuses.