December 23, 2007 |
Today at 1 p.m. At the Superdome, New Orleans TV: Fox29 Radio: WYSP-FM (94.1) Line: Saints by 3 How They Match Up Eagles offense vs. Saints defense As well as the Eagles played in beating the Dallas Cowboys, they still managed just 10 points, and even if you give them that Brian Westbrook touchdown, the total would have been 17. Until the Eagles figure out how to score inside the 20-yard line, they're going to be condemned to...
December 4, 1989 |
For the first time since he took over as head coach at Archbishop Kennedy in 1985, Jim Schaffer must contemplate life without Chris Kaufmann. Kaufmann, a 6-foot-2 guard who scored more than 1,700 points in his four seasons as a starter, graduated in June and is now a freshman at Shippensburg University. Schaffer must find some way to replace the two-time Bicentennial League Most Valuable Player and the 27 points and 11 rebounds per game he averaged as a senior. "There's no question we're going to miss him," Schaffer said.
December 15, 1989 |
Theirs has been a miserable, rotten-luck season of the sort that was the norm in New Orleans for the first 20 years of their NFL existence. Indeed, 1989 has been that bad for the Saints (7-7), who will go marching in against the Eagles (10-4) Monday night in the Superdome, hoping to prove they are a playoff-quality club, even if they are no longer a playoff contender. If that doesn't make the Saints worth worrying about, perhaps the mere law of averages should. In a season that has been devoid of good fortune, the Saints certainly are due for some.
January 5, 1987 |
Archbishop Kennedy jumped out to an early lead against host Upper Merion Saturday night, but the Saints fell victim to scoring inconsistency and lost the nonleague game, 54-44. "We've played seven games and have yet to play four good quarters," said Kennedy coach Jim Shaffer. The Saints (1-6) received two field goals apiece from junior forward Sean Flanagan and senior forward Tom Blomstrom to take a 12-8 first-quarter lead. But the offense fell apart in the second quarter, and the Vikings (5-5)
September 29, 1988 |
Friends and families of SS. Cosmas and Damian Church on Fifth Avenue and Maple Street in Conshohocken celebrated its 76th annual festival honoring its two namesake saints Sunday. After a 12:15 p.m. Mass was offered, a procession of saints was held, including the statue of St. Clementine, borne by (from left) Josette Gourdain, Retala S. Jour, Marily St. Ellen and Annesly Orbuthnott, all of Brooklyn. People came from as far away as Canada and the Caribbean to take part in the festivities.
January 2, 1986 |
It should have been easy, but the Archbishop Kennedy basketball team made it extremely difficult. The Saints, up by as many as 11 points in the second half, had to sweat out a 48-42 victory over Upper Merion in the consolation game of the Wayne Rotary tourney Monday night. "We were terrible from the foul line in the fourth quarter," said head coach Jim Shaffer. "We missed 11 free throws in the fourth quarter to let them back in the game. " The Saints (3-4) were ahead 20-15 at halftime but stretched that lead to 11 points in the opening minutes of the third quarter.
November 5, 2012
The Saints have Bountygate and are without their head coach this season. The Eagles can't finish 8-8 or they'll be without their coach beyond next season. Both teams are not living up to recent heights. The Saints are 2-5 and have shown how vital coaches are in the NFL, with their leader Sean Payton suspended for the season. The Eagles are 3-4, and some may wonder if Andy Reid has been suspended because the team has often been a rudderless ship. Reid has already fired his defensive coordinator.
April 4, 2012 |
NEW ORLEANS head coach Sean Payton, general manager Mickey Loomis and assistant head coach Joe Vitt are set to have their NFL appeals heard Thursday regarding the punishment they've received for their roles in the Saints' bounty system. League spokesman Greg Aiello confirmed the hearing schedule in an email to the Associated Press on Tuesday afternoon. Aiello also said former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, who has since taken a job as defensive coordinator with the St. Louis Rams, did not appeal his indefinite suspension.
December 29, 1992 |
New Orleans coach Jim Mora doesn't need films to recall what happened the last time his team played the Eagles. The image of Herschel Walker breaking through the Saints' line and shaking off tacklers like so many droplets of water still is fresh, very fresh, in Mora's mind. "They just ripped us running the football," Mora said yesterday as the 12-4 Saints began preparing for Sunday's NFC wild-card date with the 11-5 Eagles at the Louisiana Superdome. "It's as bad as we've been ripped around here in some time (with an opponent)
October 3, 1988 |
Academy Park football coach Sal Oropollo is breathing a lot easier these days. After starting the season with two losses, the veteran Knights coach has seen his team bounce back for two straight victories, including Friday night's 15-8 triumph over nonleague foe Archbishop Kennedy at the Garthwaite Field in Conshohocken. "The kids played well . . . and they had to," said Oropollo. "Because this (Kennedy) is a good football team. . . . We've been really improving a lot, and everybody is coming through now no matter what their role may be. " The coach cited the fact that the offense came together against the Saints, who are 1-3, despite the absence of a set backfield.