October 8, 2012 |
PITTSBURGH - Through the season's first month, the Eagles fostered a mind-set that they could win games like the one they lost on Sunday. They witnessed Michael Vick overcome a collection of perplexing turnovers to engineer come-from-behind drives in the fourth quarter. They watched the defense hold firm in the final minutes and boasted about an intangible willpower to thrive on the narrow tightrope that often separates victory and defeat in the NFL. The Eagles fell off that high wire during Sunday's 16-14 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field.
December 19, 2015 |
Mayor-elect Jim Kenney met with Temple University officials Thursday and told them they must address the worries of neighbors before he can endorse the school's plan to build a football stadium on campus. "Temple asked for this meeting to explain the benefits of building their stadium," Kenney's spokeswoman, Lauren Hitt, said in a statement Thursday night. "The mayor-elect enjoyed meeting with the university's representatives, and he appreciated them working with the city on this issue.
January 12, 2016 |
WHO WAS that guy? Someone from Villanova had just gone out for a pass in a game with Kentucky, caught the ball and scored a touchdown. The radio announcer broadcasting the game had no idea who it was. But 10 minutes later, after conducting a quick investigation, the announcer revealed that the mystery player was John J. Giordano, who, being a freshman, wasn't listed on the team roster. Back in Philly, John's family, listening to the game at the iconic family store in the Ninth Street Market, erupted in cheers.
May 20, 2015
ACCORDING TO multiple reports, the cause of death of former Temple defensive end Adrian Robinson was suicide. Robinson, 25, died Saturday night in Philadelphia. He was the MAC defensive player of the year in 2009 and was one of the leaders in the turnaround of Temple's football program under coach Al Golden. His brother, Averee, is a rising junior nose tackle for the Owls. The Harrisburg native played in the NFL in 2012 as an undrafted free agent with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
February 13, 2012 |
WIDE RECEIVER Hines Ward wants to retire with the Pittsburgh Steelers, offering to restructure his contract to do it. Ward posted on his Facebook page Saturday that he's already told the Steelers he's willing to work with them on altering his deal so he can remain with the team. Ward's comments came after NFL.com reported the Steelers are planning to cut the franchise's all-time leading receiver. "I don't normally like to respond to rumors, but as I've said all along, I want to finish my career with the Pittsburgh Steelers," Ward posted.
June 4, 2013 |
Jim Kelly intends to confront the cancer found in his upper jaw bone much like the Hall of Fame quarterback has approached many of the numerous challenges he has faced in life: head on. Revealing on Monday that he has been diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma, the former Bills star drew upon his family, faith and perseverance. "You have challenges. You have to confront them head on. And this is just another one. I'm down at the bottom. But I will rise to the top again," Kelly said.
March 11, 2016 |
The Flyers and Penguins will play outdoor games against each other in 2017 and 2019, a source close to the situation confirmed. "It's always fun games against Pittsburgh, and I know for a fact that fans love when we play Pittsburgh, so it's going to make it even more fun," captain Claude Giroux said. Next season's game will be played on Feb. 18 at Heinz Field, home of the Pittsburgh Steelers. It will help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Flyers and Penguins in the NHL. Penn State was explored as a possible site, but the cost was too high, the source said.
April 5, 2013
A second former Eagles defensive tackle is joining the New York Giants. According to profootball.com, the Giants have signed Mike Patterson, who will join Cullen Jenkins on the Giants defensive line in 2013. Patterson was cut by the Eagles before the start of free agency on the same day that the team gave Jenkins his walking papers. Patterson played just five games for the Eagles in 2012 after preseason surgery to repair an arteriovenous malformation in his brain. That condition contributed to a seizure during training camp in 2011 that initially seemed to threaten his ability to continue his football career.
August 25, 2013 |
The Eagles acquired linebacker Adrian Robinson from the Pittsburgh Steelers for running back Felix Jones on Friday. The deal was pending the completion of physicals. Robinson, 23, is a Temple product who went undrafted in 2012. He is 6-foot-1 and 250 pounds and played 12 games with the Steelers last season. A native of Harrisburg, Robinson was a college defensive end who started 38 games for the Owls. Robinson adds depth to outside linebacker, a position of need for the Eagles.
August 27, 2008 |
Albert M. Postus, 87, a star Philadelphia athlete who coached high school football in the region for 20 years, died of lung cancer Sunday at Lima Estates, a retirement community in Media. Mr. Postus was an all-city and all-Catholic football, basketball and baseball player at St. Thomas More High School in West Philadelphia. At Villanova University, he lettered in basketball and baseball; in football, he was an all-American player and team captain. He graduated in 1944. That year he was drafted by the Eagles, who immediately traded him to the Pittsburgh Steelers.