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October 24, 1998 | By Phil Sheridan, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
When Rodney Peete was a senior at USC, the quarterback at Pac-10 rival Oregon was a sophomore by the name of Bill Musgrave. A decade later, the 30-year-old Musgrave is in effect the Eagles' offensive coordinator. His starting quarterback, at least until coach Ray Rhodes' trigger finger gets itchy again, is the 32-year-old Peete. Small world. Strange world. "It's not a problem," Peete said. "Had he been 22, it might be a different deal. Bill's been around this game and this offense, and I'm very confident in the things he's going to bring to this team.
SPORTS
September 26, 1995 | By Tim Panaccio, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Hip deep in the carnage of Sunday's 48-17 annihilation in Oakland, a fuming Ray Rhodes excoriated his Eagles team yesterday for lack of leadership and lack of effort. He named names. And he said more changes are coming. "It should be important to them to do whatever it takes to be a better football player and help the team to win," Rhodes said of his players. "And I'm not getting that. " So on Sunday, with the equally inept New Orleans Saints on the docket at the Superdome, expect new faces on the offensive line and in the defensive backfield.
SPORTS
April 3, 1997 | By Phil Sheridan, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
As Rodney Peete sees it, the job of starting quarterback for the Eagles is now up for grabs. A day after signing a new one-year contract, Peete told reporters in a conference call yesterday that he expected a "fair fight" with Ty Detmer when training camp begins July 17. "The fact that I didn't lose the job because I wasn't playing well should make it a fair fight," Peete said. "I don't think any predetermined decision will be made before training camp starts. " Last year, Peete was the incumbent and Detmer the challenger.
SPORTS
October 17, 1997 | by Marcus Hayes, Daily News Sports Writer
As Rodney Peete resumes the often unrewarding and always insecure position of calling the signals against the Cardinals on Sunday, it's a good time to analyze the Eagles' quarterbacks. Peete is a 31-year-old, nine-year veteran whose service as a professional has been consistent, if unspectacular. He lost his job to Ty Detmer after Peete ruptured the patella tendon in his right knee last season and subsequently failed to overwhelm Detmer in a training-camp competition. Peete is a free agent after this season.
SPORTS
November 13, 1995 | by Kevin Mulligan, Daily News Sports Writer
It took 11 weeks, 10 games, a climb out of a distasteful 1-3 rut and more headaches than Ray Rhodes could match with aspirin tablets. Where healing is concerned, it matters not how long it takes as long as it happens. The same goes for football teams. It took the Eagles more than two full months, but who cares? For the first time in the Rhodes Era, it was safe to pull out the "Serious Playoff Contender" stamp last night at 10:53. The Eagles raced to join the front of a crowded pack of eight NFC teams - six of whom are 6-4 - who now have everything to play for over the season's final six weeks.
SPORTS
August 9, 1996 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
One of last year's starting wide receivers took ballet lessons. The other was Randall Cunningham's closest friend. Can you guess why Ray Rhodes has a new set of starting wideouts this year? The ember-eyed Eagles coach never really fell for Fred Barnett and Calvin Williams, both much too soft for his hard-edged tastes. So when the two combined for just seven touchdowns in 1995, his instincts were confirmed. They were too West Coast - even for his West Coast offense. Both are now gone.
SPORTS
November 4, 1998 | By Phil Sheridan, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It is time for the real Bobby Hoying to stand up. Is he the poised, self-assured young man who made such a splash last season? Or is he the skittish shadow who played Monday night against the Cowboys? "That's a legitimate question," coach Ray Rhodes said yesterday, 13 hours after the Cowboys concluded their 34-0 deconstruction of the Eagles. "I think it's important to find out if we're going to be able to move the football and make plays. "Let's face it. He's a young quarterback, and his production has to pick up. That's part of the business, man. You've either got to show what you can do . . . or whatever, you know?
SPORTS
October 1, 1996 | By Mike Jensen, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Dallas defensive tackle Leon Lett doesn't leave much doubt about his intentions. He starts pumping his left leg about as soon as the Cowboys' huddle breaks. When the ball is snapped, he uncoils himself and goes. An all-time Eagles killer, Lett is just about Topic A in the war room here on draft day. (Who can we get who won't be toasted by this guy?). In the Dallas locker room after last night's 23-19 Cowboys victory over the Eagles, Nate Newton was imagining the scene in that very war room.
NEWS
December 30, 1995
No matter what tale the scoreboard lights at the Vet tell at about 7:30 this evening, Eagles fans, there's reason to rejoice in the season the team you follow with such moody fanaticism has had. Your team is playing a postseason game in its frigid, carpeted home for the first time since 1990. Your coach, the pleasingly blunt Ray Rhodes, was rightly named coach of the year. Your team's players - with a few exceptions, notably the unsilent (Ricky) Watters of "For who? For what?"
SPORTS
October 3, 1996 | by Marcus Hayes, Daily News Sports Writer Daily News sports writer Kevin Mulligan contributed to this story
Consider the workout a formality. Mark Rypien has virtually assumed the Eagles' backup quarterback job. Yesterday's workout simply confirmed what the Eagles already knew: He's not too mobile, but he is intelligent, cordial and big, with a good arm. He also is the best free-agent quarterback available. With Rodney Peete gone for the season with a torn patella tendon in his right knee, that makes Rypien a very important person. Behind new starter Ty Detmer, the Eagles are left with one backup, rookie Bobby Hoying, whom Eagles coach Ray Rhodes declined to use even after Detmer was knocked woozy Monday night following Peete's departure.
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May 12, 2013
MOUNT AIRY-BORN, Hollywood-based actor Holly Robinson Peete has spent most of her 48 years in La-La Land. But the mother of four, daughter of Sesame Street's original "Gordon" and wife of one-time Birds QB Rodney Peete still keeps it real, Philly-style. Robinson Peete made her first onscreen splashes in "21 Jump Street" and "Hangin' with Mr. Cooper. " Today, she's still acting - she has recently appeared in "Blue" and "Mike & Molly," and is in talks with NBC to return to daytime.
NEWS
September 12, 2010 | By Bill Lyon, Retired Inquirer Columnist
The hottest seat in this town has nothing to do with heat and humidity. It has everything to do with expectations and yearnings. Just after 4 this afternoon, in the steamiest part of the day, the hottest seat in town will be occupied by a tough Texan who thinks he knows the enormity of what's coming his way, but in fact, hasn't the slightest. Kevin Kolb, who has dutifully, patiently, served a three-year apprenticeship, has been given the keys to Philadelphia's beloved, revered sporting possession - its professional football team.
FOOD
October 11, 2007 | By Rick Nichols, Inquirer Columnist
On the leafy terrace in the courtyard outside the Four Seasons Hotel last week, a representative of Peet's Coffee, the Berkeley-bred roaster, had set up shop, discoursing on specialty beans and the proper use of a French press. Her name was Erica Hess, a black-and-white polka-dot kerchief knotted at her neck, her manner crisp and scripted, a veteran of such demos; perhaps too many of them. Venerable Peet's had commenced shipping beans to Acme and Genuardi's (they've been in Whole Foods here for a while)
NEWS
November 30, 2005 | By Annette John-Hall INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
You're coming up on the two-minute warning. Your backs are against the wall and it's fourth and long, so to speak. Talking to you, Eagles fans. OK, so what if, realistically, you've traded in your Donovan-to-T.O. Super Bowl ticket for a Mike-McMahon-to-Reggie-Brown decent spot in the draft? No matter. The Birds' playoff hopes linger thanks to the reigning NFC champs' win over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. And as long as there's hope, there's interest. That's where Holly Robinson Peete comes in. Ordinarily, Philadelphia fans would not tolerate an actress trying to tell them about football, especially when their team is struggling.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 22, 2005 | By Carrie Rickey INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
Ashton Kutcher's transformation from yesterday's jackass to tomorrow's Tom Hanks is sealed by his irresistibly offbeat performance in A Lot Like Love. As in the recent Guess Who, Kutcher plays the gallant galoot, a courtly klutz with the personality and looks of a sheepdog. Much to my astonishment (and probably yours), he currently enjoys the career predicted for Josh Hartnett. A good chemistry/bad timing romance that owes a debt to When Harry Met Sally. . . and Before Sunrise, Love pairs Kutcher with Amanda Peet, who is likewise underrated as a comedian.
SPORTS
October 12, 2004 | By Marc Narducci INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Carolina Panthers quarterback Rodney Peete acknowledges that he is no Donovan McNabb. But that won't stop the 16-year veteran from impersonating the Eagles quarterback this week. As the Panthers prepare for Sunday's game at Lincoln Financial Field against the Eagles - a rematch of the NFC championship game Carolina won last season - Peete, 38, says he will play the part of McNabb against Carolina's first-team defense. "I'll be McNabb, but not quite as fast as he is," Peete said with a laugh during a phone interview.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 25, 2003 | By LAURA RANDALL For the Daily News
When Amanda Peet learned she was booked as a guest on David Letterman's show this month, she called her sister Alisa, an intern at Temple University Hospital, to get the lowdown on shingles. The actress wanted to give the information to the talk-show host, who was diagnosed with the illness earlier this year. "I wanted to . . . help enlighten him," she said. "I'm really upset that he had shingles. " Alas, Peet never got to proffer medical advice to Letterman, thanks to the tight shooting schedule of her latest film, an untitled project with Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton.
SPORTS
September 29, 2002 | By Frank Fitzpatrick INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It's too late now. Rodney Peete is 36. Those dreams of being a quarterback with a permanent address, like Brett Favre in Green Bay, are gone. This isn't Detroit in 1989, Dallas in 1994, Philadelphia in 1995 or even Oakland in 2000. This is Carolina in 2002. This is Peete's 14th NFL season. His body, brittle in the past, won't last forever. And sooner or later, there will be calls from Panthers fans to reinstall Chris Weinke at the position or to draft or trade for a quarterback of the future.
SPORTS
September 2, 2002 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
A week before the season opener, the Carolina Panthers benched quarterback Chris Weinke yesterday and gave Rodney Peete the starting job, according to ESPN.com. Team and NFL sources confirmed that, after evaluating the position, the Panthers believe the former Eagle gives them their best chance to win. "It's just something we felt we had to do after looking at the situation," a Panthers official told the ESPN Web site. An official announcement is expected today by coach John Fox. The Panthers will open the season at home Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens.
NEWS
December 4, 2000 | by Mister Mann Frisby, Daily News Staff Writer
QUOTE "We say thank you for even the smallest thing. My grandma would look at me like I'm crazy if I didn't. She'd be like, 'Boy, didn't you just see somebody give you something?' " - rap star Nelly, on why he is so mannerly. Actress Holly Robinson-Peete and hubbo Rodney Peete of the Oakland Raiders are using their resources to help those suffering from Parkinson's disease. The HollyRob Foundation, which they founded three years ago, helps patients with the monstrous costs associated with the disease.
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