November 14, 2013 |
One by one, the members of the Neshaminy girls' soccer team - its seniors in particular - have been crossing things off their to-do list. First, it was beat Downingtown West. Check. Then, go a second straight season undefeated in Suburban One National play. Next, it was win a District 1 Class AAA title. The last item loomed large on the list: make it to Hershey for the state championship game. After a dominating 3-0 win over Central Bucks East on Tuesday night at William Tennent, the Redskins can cross that off, as well.
November 4, 2013 |
Before the Neshaminy girls' soccer season even began, senior goalkeeper McKenna Mullin had one particular goal she had set for herself. She didn't want to surrender more than two goals in any game during the season. It seemed a bit lofty at the time, she acknowledges, but on Saturday night, in the District 1 Class AAA final at Souderton, Mullin extended her streak of reaching her goal to 21 games, as the Redskins defeated Downingtown East, 2-1. "I thought it was going to be an unattainable goal, but with the solid defense we have - we are just unbelievable back there - it has made it easier for me to keep it out of the net," Mullin said.
October 22, 2013
The Eagles lost their ninth straight game at Lincoln Financial Field on Sunday. Their last home victory was against the Giants, 19-14, on Sept. 30 of last year. The Eagles host the Giants on Sunday. Here is a look at their nine straight losses: This Season Sunday Cowboys 17, Eagles 3 Sept. 19 Chiefs 26, Eagles 16 Sept. 15 Chargers 33, Eagles 30 Last Season Dec. 23 Redskins 27, Eagles 20 Dec. 13 Bengals 34, Eagles 13 Nov. 26 Panthers 30, Eagles 22 Nov. 11 Cowboys 38, Eagles 23 Oct. 28 Falcons 30, Eagles 17 Oct. 14 Lions 26, Eagles 23, OT
October 18, 2013 |
IF YOU WATCHED their 31-16 win over the Redskins last week, then you know Tony Romo and the Cowboys' big-and-tall-shop receivers aren't the only people the Eagles need to keep out of the end zone on Sunday. They also need to neutralize the Cowboys' dangerous return man, Dwayne Harris. Eagles fans who haven't managed to purge last season's 4-12 disaster from their memories no doubt remember Harris, who had a 78-yard punt return for a touchdown in the Cowboys' 38-23 Week 10 win at the Linc.
October 11, 2013
WHILE THE rest of the country is, to take a phrase from Pope Francis, "obsessed" with the fiscal farce in D.C., President Obama has decided to weigh in on a major human-rights violation. Three guesses as to what it is. The massacre of Christians in the Muslim world? Yawn. The death of hundreds of refugees off the coast of Sicily? Nope. The devastation in Syria? (Been there, done that. Sort of.) No, the president's righteous indignation was reserved this week for the evil owners of a Washington football team that has apparently violated the Nuremberg rules and refused to change its name to "The Washington Non-Offensives.
September 21, 2013 |
Sitting at goalie McKenna Mullin's house after school on Thursday, eating a chicken sandwich with her teammates, Neshaminy senior Jess Kelly didn't necessarily think she would give her soccer team the edge over Council Rock South later that evening. In fact, she hadn't been too pleased with her performance the last couple of games. But in the first home night game of the season, Kelly put the Redskins over the top, 1-0, in the Suburban One National contest, extending their shutout streak to five games.
September 13, 2013 |
THOSE OPPOSED to the nickname "Redskins" gained a small victory yesterday when NFL commissioner Roger Goodell appeared to shift his position. "If we are offending one person, we need to be listening, and making sure that we're doing the right things to try to address that. " Goodell said in an interview with 106.7 The Fan. One person? There are entire tribes of American Indians that view the nickname as racist and have sought to eradicate its use on all levels, from high schools to the pros.
September 12, 2013 |
HOW DO YOU play with a lead in the second half, then run down the clock, when you built that lead by playing at the most furious pace the NFL has ever seen? This is something the Eagles will have to figure out. It helped make a 33-7 laugher of an opener into a 33-27 game, in which the Redskins were rooting around for an onside-kick recovery that would have given them a chance to steal the win, with 1 minute, 14 seconds left Monday night. "Part of what we do, and our success, is that we get into a rhythm," coach Chip Kelly said.
September 12, 2013 |
THE EAGLES ran 30 plays in the first quarter at Washington Monday night, which had Michael Vick wondering if it might be halftime when the clock ran down to zeroes. While we might have been dazed and amazed trying to keep up, on the visiting sideline Chip Kelly was tapping his foot, wishing the Eagles weren't wasting so much time. "I felt like it was slow, to be honest with you," Kelly said yesterday. Some reporters at Kelly's day-after news conference laughed. The coach made a funny!
September 11, 2013 |
LANDOVER, Md. - One game does not eradicate skepticism, but there will be far less doubt about how Chip Kelly will translate to the NFL after the Eagles' convincing 33-27 victory over the Washington Redskins in the season opener Monday night at FedEx Field. The victory was more than a simple adjustment to the record, which is now 1-0. It was an endorsement of Kelly's philosophy of frenetic football, in which the play clock is an optional accessory and an optimum performance appears closer to what occurs in a video game than a real NFL contest.