January 29, 2016 |
The Union made a major executive hire when they named Tim McDermott the club's new chief business officer on Wednesday. McDermott will have responsibility for overseeing the team's business operation, including working closely with the new USL team, Bethlehem Steel FC, along with the Philadelphia Union Academy. He is a former Eagles employee and the brother of Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott. So where does that leave Dave Rowan, who assumed day-to-day business operations in the interim as chief revenue officer after former chief executive officer and operating partner Nick Sakiewicz was fired in early October?
October 24, 1990 |
The agent for former Chicago Bears running back Thomas Sanders said that the Eagles made a bid to sign the free agent yesterday but that the offer was too low. The 28-year-old back had a tryout Monday and took a physical examination yesterday. But his agent, Harold Odom, said the Eagles' offer was so low that Sanders would be better off waiting for another opportunity. "Right now, he's on his way back to Texas," Odom said last night. "It was take it or leave it, so unless they come up in their offer . . . . " Eagles coach Buddy Ryan had expressed interest in signing Sanders during the Plan B free-agent signing period in the offseason, but Sanders signed with the San Diego Chargers.
June 6, 2013 |
Football University, an invitation-only instructional camp led by former NFL coaches and players, is coming to the Philadelphia area this weekend. More than 200 of the region's top high school and youth prospects have been selected to participate in high intensity training Friday through Sunday at George School in Newtown, Bucks County. Football University, modeled after NFL minicamps, includes 18 hours of training both on and off the field and focuses on improving technique and skill in small-group settings.
December 7, 2015 |
The Eagles' best and most productive offensive player this season was a ghost again last week, missing from the practice field and the locker room, his future for the next month and beyond the kind of topic that pro football players don't often dare discuss. Ryan Mathews suffered a concussion three weeks ago, in a game against the Dolphins, and hasn't played since. There is no telling when he will play; he is, according to Chip Kelly, still going through the NFL's concussion protocol.
August 10, 2012 |
Peyton Manning's first appearance with the Denver Broncos was a brief one. Manning played one possession in the preseason opener against the host Chicago Bears on Thursday and got intercepted near the end zone. In his first appearance since the Pro Bowl following the 2010 season while with Indianapolis, Manning completed 4 of 7 passes for 44 yards. On the game's first play from scrimmage, his pass was broken up by Lance Briggs. Then Chicago's Geno Hayes tipped the ball near midfield, but Jacob Tamme hauled it in for a 12-yard gain.
October 16, 2012 |
SAN DIEGO - Peyton Manning needed only one half to show why he still is one of the best quarterbacks in the game. This time, it was the second half, as the Denver Broncos became the first team in NFL history to trail by 24 or more points at halftime and win by double figures, downing the San Diego Chargers, 35-24. Manning, who threw a critical interception in the second quarter, finished 24-for-30 for 309 yards and three touchdowns. He was 6-for-6 on the Broncos' first possession after halftime, and hit Demaryius Thomas for Denver's first TD of the game at 10:56, throwing for 83 yards on the drive that made it 24-7.
May 15, 2013 |
Penn State linebackers Gerald Hodges and Michael Mauti have signed contracts with Minnesota, the Vikings said Tuesday. Hodges, a Paulsboro graduate who will play one of the outside spots, was picked in the fourth round. Mauti, whose position is in the middle, was a seventh-round selection. Also signing was defensive tackle Everett Dawkins, a seventh-round pick out of Florida State. Muncie dies. Chuck Muncie, 60, a Pro Bowl running back with both the New Orleans Saints and San Diego Chargers, died of heart failure Monday at his Los Angeles-area home.
June 10, 2013 |
After 10 seasons at Lincoln Financial Field, the Eagles are investing $125 million to renovate the stadium during the next two years. The privately financed project will include a seating expansion, two new high-definition video boards, upgraded amenities, WiFi installation, imagery of great moments and players throughout team history, and two new connecting bridges for the upper concourses. The project was started in 2010 and has included research of season-ticket holders, the season-ticket advisory board, and focus groups of fans, as well as surveying architectural firms that have built stadiums since Lincoln Financial Field opened.
January 7, 2014 |
IF THE PAST is any indication, the San Diego Chargers will win next month's Super Bowl. Our prediction has nothing to do with the talents of quarterback Philip Rivers, running backs Ryan Matthews and Danny Woodhead, or receivers Keenan Allen, Eddie Royal and Antonio Gates. It's based solely on the Eagles' Linc to the past six Super Bowl winners. Over the last four seasons, the team that the Eagles have played in their home opener has gone on to win the Super Bowl. Furthermore, the last six Super Bowl champions all played at the Linc during the season they won the big game.
July 16, 1998 |
We all know what's going to happen. No matter what the people at Comcast-Spectacor do, they will not be able to stop the snickering that should follow yesterday's announcement that they are changing the name of their centerpiece arena in South Philadelphia from the CoreStates Center to the First Union Center. Sure, we can all try and be adult about this, but that's not going to stop the chuckling when Philadelphia's sports fans give the building a nickname. That would be FU Center.