March 2, 1987 |
It never has been easy for Ron Jaworski in Philadelphia. Not coming, not going. In his 10 years as the quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles, Jaworski has been booed, battered and booed some more. He also has been to a Super Bowl, which occasionally gets forgotten. But that was six years ago. That was six years and 218 sacks ago. Jaworski is older now - almost 36 - and more bruised now. He also is a free agent now, according to his agent. There is a possibility that Jaworski will be back in an Eagles uniform, but it isn't likely.
January 9, 2013 |
Jon Gruden would like to be an NFL head coach again, and the Eagles would be wise to speak with him, Ron Jaworski said Monday. Agreeing with that this morning was former Eagles pro personnel director Mike Lombardi. Meanwhile, forget about Alabama head coach Nick Saban, despite fans clamoring on Twitter in the wake of the Crimson Tide's trouncing of Notre Dame, 42-14, in Monday night's college football championship game. "I don't have any unfinished business in the NFL ... It's not even something I want to do," Saban said Saturday, according to Brian Hamilton of the Chicago Tribune.
May 17, 2007 |
Every time you tuned on ESPN during April, chances were Ron Jaworski would show up to report on the NFL draft. But whenever he saw old NFL friends and coaches on his travels, Jaworski fielded one question more than any other: Do you have any room in your Atlantic City golf tournament for me? The 23d annual Ron Jaworski Celebrity Golf Challenge will take place Sunday and Monday at Atlantic City Country Club in Northfield. The first day features the popular Acme Celebrity Shootout, in which 10 sports figures team with amateurs for a $100,000 purse.
May 19, 1994 |
Bill Bergey looked delighted, as if he had just snapped a quarterback in two. He was back in a crowd at an official Eagles function, he was pressing the flesh and posing for snapshots, and he was having a blast. The most fearsome and fervent Eagles linebacker of them all had been virtually ignored during Norman Braman's nine-year tenure as owner. But now Braman was gone and Jeffrey Lurie was in. And Bergey and his old Eagles buddies were not just honored guests at Lurie's first party - they'd been encouraged to be there.
January 4, 1986
OK, I've had it, I mean I've really had it. After reading the Dec. 29 article "Returning fire" I've just about had all I can take. Although I'm sorry to see Marion Campbell ousted so heartlessly before finishing the 1985 season, a change was certainly in order. If ever a team lacks imagination, it is and has been the Eagles since before the Vermeil regime. But really, who is more lacking on the field in imagination, execution, forethought, common sense, and just plain charisma than Ron Jaworski?
March 4, 1987 |
Once more, with feeling, Eagles owner Norman Braman says that money is not the reason that Ron Jaworski is a former Eagles quarterback. "I wish Ron Jaworski well, regardless of where he goes," Braman said yesterday, on the telephone from Miami. "I think the world of him, I really do. I like him, I like his family. He's a good guy, a businessman, an entrepreneur. I respect him as an individual and an athlete. But money was not the reason. I said that last week, and I'll say it again.
February 22, 2013 |
THE SOUL is not for sale, Ron Jaworski asserts, only a piece of it. Craig Spencer, one of the team's founders, recently announced he was selling a portion of his 40 percent of the team's ownership stock. This led to speculation that with a sale, the team eventually would move out of Philadelphia. Not happening, says Jaws, who owns 40 percent of the team. Three other partners (Pete Ciarrocchi, Marty Judge and Cosmo DeNicola) own another 20. Spencer is diminishing his role to spend time on other business ventures.
April 29, 2014 |
Win or lose, Sunday was a big day for the Philadelphia Soul, the arena football team co-owned by former Eagles quarterback Ron Jaworski. That's because the game against the Iowa Barnstormers marked the first time since 2008 that sports network ESPN showed an Arena Football League game, the first one telecast this season. "It is ridiculously exciting to have the worldwide leader back with the Arena Football League," Jaworski, 63, said Thursday, stopping for a conversation in the ballroom of Valleybrook Country Club, one of five golf courses he owns in the region.
May 17, 2013 |
HAS IT REALLY been 29 years? Well, as a matter of fact, yes. So who knew it would grow to this, after such a humble start? We're talking about Ron Jaworski's Celebrity Golf Challenge, set for Sunday and Monday at Atlantic City Country Club. The event has raised over $4 million for the Jaws Youth Playbook, which helps at-risk youth in the Greater Philadelphia region. "I would have never imagined it would be running this long, or had this much impact," said Jaworski, the former Eagles quarterback and longtime ESPN analyst.
August 5, 2014 |
THE SOUL completed an unfortunate hat trick on Saturday night in a playoff loss at Cleveland. Cleveland's Aaron Pettrey kicked a 36-yard field goal as time expired as the Gladiators beat the Soul on the final play of the game for the third time this season. Amazing. This defeat was the most gutting, a 39-37 loss that ended the Soul's 2-year run as American Conference champions. An Arena game where neither team reaches 40 points is like an NBA game played in the 70s - and not the 1970s.