April 29, 1987 |
This spring you must surrender. Surrender your shoulder pads. Be heartless. Rip them out. Unstitch them. Toss them aside. I know. You've spent a few seasons together and the relationship has grown, matured, solidified. Wearing shoulder pads makes you feel so strong and secure. In control. Independent. Yes, you will miss them. But it's time to move on. Last year's assertively pseudomasculine Le Linebacker look is out. And standing meekly in its place? The feminine, frail, scrawny shoulder blade.
November 9, 2012
FEMININE STYLE is back, with ladies sashaying down the street going to and from work. In skirts, heels and scarves — and toting giant handbags — these women have a look that hearkens back to the days of the power suit. It's Melanie Griffith in "Working Girl," minus the shoulder pads. Contact Reuben Harley at BIGRUBE@streetgazing.com , or follow on Twitter @BigRubeHarley. Read his blog at streetgazing.com.
November 21, 2008
Thumbs up To Derrion Thomas, a senior defensive end for Blue Springs (Mo.) High School, and the son of late Chiefs linebacker Derrick Thomas. Derrion had four sacks in a state playoff game last week. He wore the shoulder pads his father used in his last game with the Chiefs in 1999 before being paralyzed in a car crash. They had been locked in a trunk in the Chiefs' equipment room for the last 9 years. When one of the team's equipment men ran into Derrion, he told him about the shoulder pads and gave them to him. "They were a perfect fit," Derrion said.
August 17, 1995 |
Defensive end Derrick Alexander, the last unsigned first-round pick in the NFL, agreed to a four-year, $4.8 million contract yesterday with the Minnesota Vikings. The deal includes a $2.6 million signing bonus, some of which will be deferred over the next two seasons. Alexander, the 11th pick, will practice for the first time today. He won't play tomorrow night when the Vikings play host to Oakland. In other news: 49ERS: FLOYD OUT 3 WEEKS William Floyd, who emerged as one of the top fullbacks in the league last year and led the San Francisco 49ers with five postseason touchdowns, sprained right knee ligaments during contact drills and is expected to miss three weeks, including the team's Sept.
December 18, 1996 |
When Dante Coles last lined up against a Marple Newtown athletic team, he wore a helmet and shoulder pads, and led the Conestoga football team to a share of the Central League title. Coles shed the shoulder pads and helmet after Conestoga's Thanksgiving Day win. It took a while longer for Coles to round into basketball shape, but the senior forward appeared to have his seasons in order last night with a 21-point effort in the Pioneers' 55-31 rout of Marple Newtown. "I feel like he's just getting his basketball legs," Conestoga coach Rick Pergolini said.
November 9, 2012 |
IRVING, Texas - Cowboys inside linebacker Dan Connor said Thursday that he would use bulkier shoulder pads when he does return to the field to help guard against further stinger injuries. "It's something obviously I have to adjust my shoulder pads and stick with it," said Connor, the former Strath Haven and Penn State star. "It's a little bulkier of a shoulder pad. It's going to be better for me to stay healthy with this. " Connor suffered a slight stinger Oct. 21 at Carolina and then played the following week at home against the Giants.
June 17, 2013 |
TYLER SEGUIN knew something had to be said. And he was pretty sure it wouldn't be fit for public consumption. After the Chicago Blackhawks badly outplayed the Boston Bruins in the first period of Game 2 of the Stanley Cup finals Saturday night, Seguin ditched the microphone he had been wearing in his shoulder pads as part of the TV broadcast. Then he headed back into the dressing room so the team could hash out its problems in peace. Whatever was said worked, as the Bruins rallied for a 2-1 overtime victory in Chicago, tying the series, 1-1, with Game 3 tonight in Boston.
October 24, 1994 |
Minutes before the opening kickoff of Penn Wood's 27-6 victory at Academy Park on Saturday , the entire Patriots team was gathered in the north end zone, eager to take the field. Well, almost all of the Penn Wood players were dressed and ready to go. Lagging behind, still trying to pull his jersey over his shoulder pads, was 6-foot-2, 215-pound junior defensive end Decorey Pitts. The reason? Pitts' alarm clock never went off Saturday morning. So, by the time he got up and dashed over to Penn Wood High, it was already 10 o'clock and the team bus was long gone.
September 28, 2013 |
It is quarter after 6 on a weekday morning, and like most days, Alex Wertman is already up. The Phoenixville senior has a lot to do before she leaves the house in order to get to school by 7. Wertman is a member of the National Honor Society, student government, and several other clubs, meaning she has a meeting almost every single day before homeroom. One look at her trunk tells only half the story of how busy Wertman is. Two large plastic containers, filled with extra clothes and equipment, sit in the trunk of her Jeep.
November 13, 1990 |
A couple of weeks back, his Eagles teammates thought of Heath Sherman, when they thought of him at all, as the guy with the funny shoulder pads. "Have you ever seen those things?" asked running back Keith Byars. "Looks like a sofa and a love seat. " Added quarterback Randall Cunningham: "When he first came into the locker room with those big, wide shoulder pads, everybody laughed. " Well, beauty is, after all, in the eye of the beholder. Besides, that was before. Before Sherman reeled off a 19-yard touchdown run at Dallas two games ago, the longest by an Eagles running back since 1985.