January 24, 2010 |
INDIANAPOLIS - At the moment, Gary Brackett and Raheem Brock are thinking about the New York Jets and envisioning another trip to a Super Bowl in Miami. A second NFL title is within the grasp of each man, both of whom have squashed long odds to become vital parts of an underrated Indianapolis Colts defense. Six weeks from now, the focus could be on life after the Colts for each man. Brackett, 29, is in the final season of a four-year deal, and the middle linebacker who grew up an Eagles fan in Glassboro didn't deny that the idea of playing for his hometown team has crossed his mind.
January 22, 2010
Raheem Brock grew up in Germantown, rooting for the Eagles of Reggie White, Clyde Simmons and Randall Cunningham. And even after 8 years with the Indianapolis Colts - including a stretch of 72 consecutive starts at one point - and a Super Bowl ring, Brock's Philly ties still run deep. Brock, who attended Murrell Dobbins Tech and Temple, opened a national chicken-wing franchise store near the Temple campus last spring and he continues to return to the area to help build his Brock's Kids Foundation.
June 18, 2011 |
Raheem Brock had a rough night on South Street Thursday - allegations of skipping out on a $27 check, a resisting-arrest charge - but that didn't keep the NFL free agent from giving back to city high school students yesterday. Brock, a Dobbins High School and Temple University grad and defensive lineman for the Seattle Seahawks last season, spoke with about 300 juniors and seniors at the Legends of the Pub two-day football clinic that started last night in Nicetown. Organizers said that the camp was focused on positivity and that Brock, 33, was there to help the teens - not to discuss his personal business.
April 23, 2007 |
Next weekend's draft will be the Eagles' sixth since Tom Heckert replaced Tom Modrak as the team's top scout in May 2001. Daily News sports writer Paul Domowitch looks at the first 5: 2002 Grade: A+ Picks: 8 Starters: 5 (CB Lito Sheppard, S Michael Lewis , CB Sheldon Brown, RB Brian Westbrook, DL Raheem Brock. ) Backups still with team: 0 2003 Grade: F Picks: 6 Starters: 1 (TE L.J. Smith) Backups still with team: 1 (DE Jerome McDougle) 2004 Grade: D Picks: 10 Starters: 2 (G Shawn Andrews, FB Thomas Tapeh)
May 19, 2011 |
ADULT FILM sensation Mary Carey believes Monday's revelation that Arnold Schwarzenegger fathered a child out of wedlock proves that California voters should have picked her in 2003. "I think it proves that I would have been a more honest governor than he was. I have no love children and don't plan on it," says Carey, who placed 10th in the recall election in which Schwarzenegger was the winner. "We're in such a fiscal crisis and if Arnold can't be honest to his wife of 25 years, how can we trust him to have been honest to the citizens of California?"
June 26, 2002 |
The Eagles yesterday signed safety Michael Lewis, the first of their two second-round draft picks, to a five-year contract worth $3,155,000. Lewis, the 58th player taken overall, received a $1.25 million signing bonus. His salaries for the next five years are scheduled to be $225,000 for this year, $300,000 for 2003, $380,000 for 2004, $455,000 for 2005, and $545,000 for the fifth and final year of the deal. Lewis' deal should make it simpler for the Eagles to sign cornerback Sheldon Brown, their other second-round pick.
September 4, 2001 |
Larry Coker has more than just his first coaching victory at Miami. He has the No. 1 team in the nation. Following Saturday's dominating, 33-7 victory over Penn State, the Hurricanes replaced Florida at No. 1 in the Associated Press media poll yesterday. In this week's USA Today/ESPN coaches' poll, released Sunday, Florida remained No. 1 and Miami No. 2. Miami, winners of four national titles, returned to the top spot in the AP poll for the first time in nine years. Florida was second.
October 14, 1994 |
Many fathers and sons get the chance to play football together, but "play" usually is in quotes. Tumbling around on the living room floor doesn't count. Nor do games of catch in the back alley. Michael Gales, a productive junior tailback at Edward Bok Tech, really did play football with his father, David Gray. It happened when Michael was in the seventh and eighth grades and his dad placed him on his roster in a rough-touch league at Mill Creek Playground, 48th and Brown streets.
December 30, 2009 |
In the days leading to the EagleBank Bowl, Temple coach Al Golden was noncommittal when asked who would start at quarterback for the Owls. Yesterday, redshirt junior Vaughn Charlton was on the field when Temple took the first possession of the game. "He had a tremendous 15 practices," Golden said. "I was very pleased with the way he conducted the game, most particularly early on. " Charlton started the Owls' first eight games of the season as the team went 6-2. He was replaced by redshirt sophomore Chester Stewart for the team's last four games of the regular season after Golden decided the former needed to take better care of the football.
December 15, 2001 |
Hispanic activists dropped a boycott of the Denver Nuggets, and team officials said yesterday they will make coach Dan Issel apologize publicly to Latinos for an insulting ethnic remark to a fan while walking off the court in Tuesday night's 99-96 loss to the Charlotte Hornets. The announcement was made after a group of about 25 Hispanic activists met with top officials of Kroenke Sports Enterprises, which owns the Nuggets. Issel apologized the next day to the team, the community and the fan. He was suspended by the team without pay for four games, costing him more than $112,000.