March 13, 2016 |
ONE OF THE mysteries of the early days of NFL free agency is the lack of buzz about cornerback-safety Walter Thurmond, who was healthy and productive with the Eagles in 2015. Multiple team sources said Friday that might be because Thurmond, who turns 29 in August, is contemplating retirement. Reached by text, Thurmond asked "who started that rumor?" But when asked whether he wanted to deny it, he did not respond. Thurmond, signed for one year and $3.25 million to provide depth at corner last season, helped the Eagles out greatly by being savvy enough to play inside at safety, despite not having played there before.
March 10, 2016 |
An affiliate of Vancouver, Wash.-based Hawthorn Development L.L.C. has paid $1.8 million for four acres in Glen Mills where it plans to build a 142-unit retirement community, according to Colliers International, which helped broker the sale. Hawthorne purchased the property at Brinton Lake Corporate Center from Wynnewood Development Inc., Colliers said in a release Tuesday. The retirement community is scheduled to open in 2017. firstname.lastname@example.org 215-854-2615 @jacobadelman
March 8, 2016 |
PEYTON MANNING is doing it the right way. Later on Monday, the Denver Broncos quarterback will announce that after 18 seasons, he is retiring from the National Football League. The lasting image of Manning's spectacular career will be of him holding the trophy for Super Bowl 50. It does not matter that Manning played just below average in the Broncos' 24-10 victory over the Carolina Panthers. It does not matter that many of Manning's passes fluttered around Levi's Stadium, highlighting how much his physical skills had deteriorated at age 39. The only thing that matters is that Manning walked off the field that night as a champion.
March 6, 2016 |
THE EAGLES had two restricted free-agent offensive linemen heading into next week's start of free agency, and there was action on both fronts Friday. Matt Tobin, 25, the starting right guard last season, was given the lowest possible tender. He will make $1.67 million on a one-year deal, should he make the team. Another team is free to make a better offer, but the Eagles retain the right to match. Backup center David Molk, who missed all but last season's opener with a biceps tear, announced he was retiring.
March 2, 2016 |
GLADYS THOMAS DIXON, a retired keypunch operator at Cigna Corp. who was active in her church, died last Monday at her Mount Airy home. She was 83. Dixon was born and reared in West Philadelphia, the seventh of 10 children of Arthur and Julia Thomas. A 1951 graduate of West Philadelphia High School, Dixon also attended the Philadelphia School of Office Training, La Salle University, and the Bible Way Institute. Besides working for Cigna, Dixon worked as a clerk-typist for the Veterans Administration.
February 27, 2016 |
After 20 years of touring with Lord of the Dance , Michael Flatley, 57, is hanging up his dancing shoes. He's retiring after one last tour, Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games, hitting the Wells Fargo Center on Sunday. This might be Flatley's last time performing in Philadelphia, and he'll miss the area. "We would start in Philadelphia or New Jersey because we knew the audiences were great," Flatley said. "They're a learned audience. They've seen so many things before. You get a truth in their response.
February 26, 2016
OPEN LETTER to Ryan Howard: Dear Ryan: I love you. Most Philadelphia baseball fans still love you, but some feel you are close to overstaying your welcome. Retire, Ryan. Please. You are one of two remnants of the glorious 2008 championship team that ended Philadelphia's humiliating, 25-year championship drought, bringing us psychological and emotional relief. You gave us j-o-y. Others we loved - Cole Hamels, Brad Lidge, Jamie Moyer, Jimmy Rollins, Chase Utley, Pat Burrell, Shane Victorino, Jayson Werth, Matt Stairs - have moved on to one greener pasture or another.
February 23, 2016 |
John Miller tells a good story. Charismatic, kind, and genial, he is the type of guy you sit down to have a conversation with and lose track of time. There is one story he tells about his wife, Emily, and the start of his career at Mount St. Joseph. It was a day after an initial meeting with Magic athletic director Janet Columbro and hours after a second one in which Columbro offered Miller the head coaching job of the girls' basketball team. When he returned to his Roxborough home to tell his wife and daughter, Katie, then a student at rival Merion Mercy, Emily's reaction was anything but ideal.
February 21, 2016
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February 18, 2016 |
IT'S BEEN nearly two weeks since Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning said he was going to enjoy a bunch of beer before giving thought to retiring from the NFL. Considering the Broncos had just won Super Bowl 50 when Manning was almost immediately asked if he planned to quit after 18 NFL seasons, he gave the obvious answer. If, however, Manning thinks about this logically, now would be the perfect time for him to walk away. A big part of that is because anyone who watched Manning lob those wobbly ducks around Levi's Stadium knows he's lost the race with Father Time and that his skill sets are no longer those of a competent NFL quarterback.