June 2, 2010
Playoff block parties are scheduled for 4 p.m. today and Friday outside of the AT&T Pavilion on the 11th Street side of the Wachovia Center in advance of the Stanley Cup finals games. Doors to the arena will open at 6 p.m. Game time is 8 o'clock for both nights.
September 23, 2001 |
Virginia Tech linebacker Brian Welch was walking into Rutgers Stadium when he saw John Ballein, the Hokies' football operations director, carrying an American flag. When Welch asked about it, Ballein told him someone carrying the flag was going to lead the team onto the field. "You want to do it?" Ballein asked. It's hard to imagine a more moving candidate. Welch's father, Kenneth, a member of the Army, was 33 in 1984 when he was killed during a terrorist bombing of the U.S. Embassy annex in Beirut, Lebanon.
September 2, 1994 |
Like any number of NFL teams heading into the season with new personnel and new personalities, the three pregame shows that will do battle Sunday afternoons have done a fair amount of roster-juggling. All those different faces in different places might be a tad unsettling to channel-surfers who, at least initially, won't be able to tell the announcers without a scorecard. NBC's altered "NFL Live," which normally airs from 12:30 to 1 p.m. but is expanding to an hour with a noon start time for the season's opening weekend, finds CBS expatriate Greg Gumbel now the host in place of Jim Lampley.
April 22, 2011 |
Ninety minutes before Thursday night's NBA playoff game, the anticipation inside the Wells Fargo Center was at the level of a Phillies-Marlins game in July, a midweek race at Delaware Park, a Wawa opening. The Sixers tried. They really did. The main concourse was teeming with artificial pregame festivities. Face-painters, scantily clad 76ers dance-team members, balloon-twisters, scantily clad 76ers dance-team members, a DJ whose high-decibel music likely damaged more ears than the great corn-leaf blight of '86, photographers, employees handing out free T-shirts, and placards.
December 22, 2010 |
Born: Jan. 12, 1988 Offseason residence: Ottawa, Ontario Hometown: Hearst, Ontario Favorite food: Grilled cheese and shepherd's pie Least favorite food: Tomatoes First car: 1997 purple Toyota Corolla Best-dressed teammate: Ville Leino Worst-dressed teammate: James van Riemsdyk Game-day routine: Breakfast, pregame skate, pregame meal with pasta and chicken, sleep 3 hours, wake up, drive to rink, eat a grilled cheese....
January 26, 1998 |
Justin Troccoli, 15, controls the basketball on the court with Roy Pomarico, 14 (from left), Mark Donato, 16, and Rick Grosso, also 16, in South Philadelphia. While others were inside watching pregame Super Bowl coverage yesterday, they were playing on the V-shaped playground at Porter Street, 12th Street and Moyamensing Avenue. Their group of 12- to 16-year-olds calls itself "1-P-1," after an earlier generation that played at 11th and Porter.
September 21, 2011
THE EAGLES will honor a great player from their past at each home game this season, allowing the player to serve as honorary captain. For Sunday's home opener against the Giants, the inaugural honor goes to linebacker Seth Joyner, a three-time Pro Bowler (twice with the Eagles, in 1991 and 1993). The captain will be involved in both pregame and halftime activities, with highlights from his playing days on the giant screens. Joyner will raise the Eagles flag during the pregame ceremony (approximately, 12:45)
November 3, 2011
La Salle men's basketball games will be broadcast on WNTP (990-AM) or WFIL (560-AM) under a multiyear partnership with Salem Communications Corp., the school announced yesterday. Most games will air on WNTP, with a select number of weekend dates moved to WFIL. All men's games and home women's games will be streamed online at GoExplorers.com. Kale Beers will return for his 16th season on play-by-play and Steve Degler will return for his 15th season as an analyst. An online-only pregame show begins approximately 15 minutes before every men's game.
January 29, 1999 |
Every year, the network televising the Super Bowl has to defend its all-day pre-Super Bowl programming. On Sunday, Fox is moving the start of its pregame programming to the morning. At 11 a.m., Fox will launch its seven hours of pre-Super Bowl shows (kickoff for the Denver-Atlanta game is 6:25 p.m.). The bottom line is, if the networks can sell lucrative commercials for the pregame shows, they'll continue stretching the pregame shows (coming soon: "Super Bowl Rock Around the Clock")
February 4, 2012
By B.G. Kelley The Super Bowl is the most watched sporting event of the year in America. Last year's Super Bowl enticed 111 million viewers to their television sets - an American record for TV viewing, eclipsing the 2010 Super Bowl record of 106 million. In fact, the top five most-watched events in U.S. history are the last four Super Bowls and the finale of M*A*S*H , which ranks third. And no event typifies more the marriage of sport and money. Indeed, 30-second commercials cost between $3.5 million and $4 million.