December 31, 2012 |
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - At 5:01 p.m. on Sunday, Andy Reid walked through the double doors of the visitors' locker room at MetLife Stadium. He greeted his wife and daughter. Together, the three sat on a golf cart and waited to be taken to the team bus. From there, Reid returned to South Philadelphia and prepared for his exit as coach of the Eagles. One hour earlier, Reid experienced the worst loss of the worst season in his 14 years as coach. The New York Giants dominated the Eagles, 42-7, and Reid's team finished 4-12, the poorest record of his career.
July 27, 2013
Two former local high school stars signed their NFL rookie contracts Thursday. The Minnesota Vikings signed defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd, their first-round draft pick and a graduate of George Washington High. The New York Giants agreed on a deal with quarterback Ryan Nassib, their fourth-round draft pick, from Malvern Prep. One of three first-round selections for Minnesota in April, Floyd was taken 23d. An all-SEC player at Florida, he had 13 tackles for loss and 61/2 sacks for the Gators as a junior last season.
July 18, 2014 |
The Eagles and Phillies are among the 50 most valuable teams in the sports world, according to rankings released Wednesday by Forbes magazine. The Eagles rank 17th with a listed value of $1.314 billion, Forbes said. The Phillies are 39th at $975 million. Soccer teams took the top three spots in the rankings: Read Madrid ($3.44 billion), Barcelona ($3.2 billion), and Manchester United ($2.81 billion). All of the Eagles' opponents in the NFC East were ranked higher in value: the Dallas Cowboys (fifth, $2.3 billion)
January 16, 2015
Philadelphia has been selected as the host city for the final of the CONCACAF Gold Cup, according to a source with direct knowledge of the decision. Lincoln Financial Field beat out Baltimore's M&T Bank Stadium, Atlanta's Georgia Dome and most notably East Rutherford, N.J.'s MetLife Stadium. The home of the NFL's New York Giants and Jets had been the overwhelming favorite to host the title game of the signature tournament for North and Central Americans national teams. But officials in Philadelphia worked extremely hard to snatch the big game out of the Meadowlands' grasp.
June 12, 2013 |
Vonta Leach was released Tuesday by the Baltimore Ravens, who failed to agree on a restructured contract with the all-pro fullback. Leach was an integral part of a running game that helped the Ravens become champions last season and was also a key figure in the locker room. Leach will visit the Miami Dolphins on Wednesday. Bradshaw to Colts. The Indianapolis Colts agreed to terms with unrestricted free agent Ahmad Bradshaw, adding a veteran running back to their crowded backfield.
April 27, 2013 |
While at Council Rock South High, Justin Pugh received little attention from Division I-A football coaches. In fact, Syracuse was the only top-level program to offer him a scholarship. Now, after a rock-solid career with the Orangemen, Pugh, a 6-foot-4, 310-pound left tackle from Holland, Bucks County, is bound for the NFL. On Thursday night, he was selected with the No. 19 overall pick in the draft by the New York Giants. Pugh was waiting at home for a telephone call, which came around 10:15 p.m. "It was surreal," Pugh said.
May 1, 2014 |
The Los Angeles Clippers, it turns out, have more in common with the Phillies than a history that is notable for failure. The lifetime ban the NBA handed down to Clippers owner Donald Sterling on Tuesday, just days after his racist comments became public, might have been newsworthy but it was hardly unique. Two Phillies owners suffered the same fate. Horace Fogel was exiled from baseball in 1912, and 31 years later, so was William D. Cox. Both apparently were as incompetent as Sterling, though neither had nearly as much money.
March 28, 2014 |
In his one season as an assistant with the New York Giants, Temple head coach Matt Rhule found Eli Manning to be a "consummate professional. " The Giants quarterback never took anything for granted, Rhule said. And it's something the second-year head coach wants ingrained in Owls quarterback P.J. Walker. Walker will get his chance to learn from Eli and the rest of the Manning family, as he accepted an invitation to the Manning Passing Academy in Louisiana in July. The sophomore will be one of about 40 college quarterbacks who will serve as counselors to more than 1,000 youth campers.
January 23, 2012 |
EVEN AFTER A sweet road overtime victory, the oddsmakers apparently were not overly impressed by the New York Giants, and opened the New England Patriots as a 3-point favorite in Super Bowl XLVI. We have even seen a couple of 4s at the Wynn sportsbook and the Mirage. I wouldn't expect the line to grow any higher than 4 over the next 2 weeks. My inkling would be that the betting evens out and the line ends up being right at 3 by the time they tee it up. So, if you are looking to squeeze the extra digit and the Giants and you can find a 4, you might want to book that sooner than later, since it may not be there come Super Bowl weekend.
August 2, 2013 |
THE EAGLES still have tickets left for most of their regular-season home games. As of Monday morning, only the October game against the Dallas Cowboys was completely sold out. In past years, for at least a decade, the Eagles have sold out in a single day. Not this year. Not even close. A dozen weeks after single-game tickets went on sale, fans have snapped up all the seats for only the games against two archrivals, the Dallas Cowboys (Oct. 20) and the New York Giants (Oct. 27)