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April 29, 1987 | By KARYN SNEAD, Special to the Daily News
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.
NEWS
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.
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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.
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August 17, 1995 | Daily News Wire Services
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.
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December 18, 1996 | By Chris Morkides, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
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.
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November 9, 2012 | By Brandon George, DALLASNEWS.COM
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.
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June 17, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
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.
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October 24, 1994 | By Bill Doherty, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
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.
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September 28, 2013 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
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.
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November 13, 1990 | By Paul Hagen, Daily News Sports Writer
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.
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September 12, 2015 | By Jim Rutter, For The Inquirer
A scene in the college football movie The Program depicts two facepaint-sporting defensive players firing each other up by butting chests, pounding shoulder pads, and then spitting in each other's mouths. You don't need to have played football to understand it or to not see it as disgusting - you just need to have grown up as a boy. Still Standing You , Pieter Ampe and Guilherme Garrido's Fringe Festival exploration of masculinity, shows that you needn't be an American boy to understand it either.
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September 28, 2013 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
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.
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June 17, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
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.
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February 14, 2013 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Inquirer Fashion Writer
NEW YORK - Small additions - a slouchy sock here, an unexpected slit there - can give yesterday's silhouette a funky tomorrow. Just ask designers showing at New York Fall Fashion Week, the majority of whom are keeping autumn looks long and lean, but are playing with proportion using accessories and details. That means strangely short sleeve lengths, wider and higher peplums, even slightly dropped waists, all hinting that something is just a bit - off. Socks were key in their bag of fashion tricks.
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November 9, 2012 | By Brandon George, DALLASNEWS.COM
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.
NEWS
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.
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October 26, 2012 | By Phil Anastasia, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Miles Pease is 5-foot-9 and 170 pounds, unless you count the tape. Then he's close to 200. "It's everywhere," Pease said of the trainer's tape that, combined with a harness, works to keep his left shoulder in place during St. Joseph's football games. "It gets in my hair, on my skin. It's the worst. " St. Joseph senior quarterback Anthony Giagunto figures his classmate's shoulder has "popped out around nine times," although he has lost count. "He gets taped up so tight, sometimes he can't even breathe," Giagunto said.
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October 26, 2012 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Columnist
Miles Pease is 5-foot-9 and 170 pounds, unless you count the tape. Then he's close to 200. "It's everywhere," Pease said of the trainer's tape that, combined with a harness, works to keep his left shoulder in place during St. Joseph's football games. "It gets in my hair, on my skin. It's the worst. " St. Joseph senior quarterback Anthony Giagunto figures his classmate's shoulder has "popped out around nine times," although he has lost count. "He gets taped up so tight, sometimes he can't even breathe," Giagunto said.
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October 1, 2009 | By Joe Juliano INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
While trying to make sense of what had just gone so horribly wrong against Iowa as he changed out of his soaking-wet Penn State uniform, Daryll Clark saw he had received a text message. "Call me when everything calms down," the message said, according to Clark. "I'm kind of feeling how you're feeling right now. " The text came from Illinois quarterback Juice Williams, who had experienced his own nightmare in the rain earlier Saturday when his team lost, 30-0, at Ohio State.
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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.
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