November 9, 2015 |
The ball was going in. Most certainly, definitely, absolutely it was going into the back of the net. As a result, the District 1 Class AAA boys' soccer final was going to be tied with eight minutes remaining. Then Central Bucks East goalkeeper Austin Prime dove to the far post and got his hand on the well-struck ball. He did it again on the rebound shot. That moment defined the match. Prime's unbelievable saves gave the Patriots the edge, and a second straight district title, in a 2-1 victory over Conestoga.
November 2, 2015 |
John D. Backe, 83, of Gladwyne, the CBS chief executive who led the network to reclaim its top prime-time TV ranking in the 1970s, only to be forced out in a power struggle, died Thursday, Oct. 22, of heart failure at Waverly Heights. Mr. Backe took the reins of CBS in 1976 and began making marketing and technological changes designed to reverse the drop in network revenue and the exit of programming executives. He restructured the company and pressed for expansion into cable television, TV movies, and video, but the moves put him at odds with network founder William S. Paley, who was slow to embrace the new areas, according to the New York Times.
October 21, 2015 |
GOT ANY plans for Halloween night? Well, if you're fortunate enough to have a ticket, after you finish trick or treating you can watch 22nd-ranked Temple (6-0) play No. 11 Notre Dame (6-1) at Lincoln Financial Field. Kickoff, as anticipated, has been set for 8 o'clock, with the game to be televised on ABC. So if you don't have a seat, there's always your favorite sports bar or living-room lounge chair. "We look forward to having the rest of the country see Temple football play against an elite program . . . on a national stage," said Dr. Patrick Kraft, director of athletics.
July 28, 2015 |
In the more populist realm of the Mann Center for the Performing Arts, the Philadelphia Orchestra got back to its core purpose - playing an all-Beethoven concert, as opposed to accompanying a Lord of the Rings movie. The combination of good weather and a Saturday night slot (usually, it's week nights) showed how true classical concerts, even ones without cannons and fireworks, do what skeptics suspect isn't possible. Great music from another century not only sells, it excites, and not just the listeners who know it well.
April 23, 2015 |
The Eagles open the season on Monday Night Football, will keep Philadelphia glued to the television on Thanksgiving for the second straight season, and will wait until December to visit the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots and then host LeSean McCoy. Those are some of the highlights of the team's 2015 schedule, which was released Tuesday night. The Eagles will play five prime-time games and six nationally televised games. The Eagles begin the season against the Atlanta Falcons on Sept.
April 23, 2015 |
LIKE EVERYONE else, Jon Gruden has been fascinated by Chip Kelly's wheeling and dealing this offseason. "I'm curious just like everybody else," ESPN's "Monday Night Football" analyst said. "I was curious when they got Sam Bradford. I was curious when they let McCoy go. I was curious when they got the two backs they signed . He's obviously got a master plan. " The NFL clearly believes Gruden isn't alone in his curiosity about Kelly and the Eagles. The 2015 schedule was released last evening, and it included five prime-time appearances for the Birds.
April 15, 2015 |
Penn State will open the 2015 Big Ten season Sept. 19 against Rutgers in a night game at Beaver Stadium, the Big Ten Network announced Monday. Game time will be set at a later date. The two teams began their Big Ten schedules last year on the third Saturday of their seasons under the lights at High Point Solutions Stadium, with the Nittany Lions rallying from a 10-point deficit to win, 13-10, on Bill Belton's touchdown run with 1 minute, 13 seconds to play. The victory gave the Lions a 23-2 advantage in the series that began in 1918.
October 19, 2014 |
The 25 or so people squeezed into a small television studio deep inside the Tredyffrin Township municipal building were told to relax, to accept not being ready for prime time. "The worst problem I have is, people beat themselves up because they're not Steven Spielberg," Gene Donahue, studio manager and a township employee, said to his class of aspiring producers. "Well, guess what? Steven Spielberg wasn't always Steven Spielberg. " Most students don't have experience shooting with a professional camera.
October 14, 2014
THE MAGNITUDE of the moment cannot be overstated. First, the Eagles faced a bye week six games into the season. They were 4-1, but it was a shaky 4-1. Most recently they nearly blew a 27-point lead at home to the woeful Rams. Second, it was prime time, "Sunday Night Football," ostensibly the best game of the week's docket. Third, it was home, against the hated Giants. For the first time in Chip Kelly's 23-game tenure as an NFL coach, there were certain expectations. A loss to the Giants would place the 5-1 Cowboys atop the NFC East, would put the Giants in second place with the same record as the Eagles.
September 17, 2014 |
THE PROLIFERATION of networks has watered down the experience of playing prime-time games. For years, there was "Monday Night Football" and nothing else. No Sunday night games, no Saturday playoff games and certainly no Thursday night games. Chip Kelly coached his 19th game for the Birds last night. Counting last year's postseason loss to the Saints, this will be his sixth game in prime time. From 1982-87, the Eagles did not appear on prime time even once - mostly because the team wasn't very good.