June 8, 2012
THE PRESS CONFERENCE was over and Joe Banner was bouncing between a series of one-on-one television interviews and a stint on the team website when he stopped to talk. The Eagles' president is leaving the club after 18 years. He says it is to seek one last professional challenge, either an NFL franchise turnaround, or putting together a group to buy a team, or some such adventure. Some people believe him. Some don't. The search for hints of a lost power struggle, or a conspiracy aflame, has begun in earnest.
May 27, 2012 |
PRINCETON - Carli Lloyd has enjoyed her recent New Jersey homecoming, and the soccer star is looking forward to the conclusion of her return to the area when the U.S. women's national team meets China in Sunday's 7 p.m. international friendly at PPL Park in Chester. This will be the national team's second-to-last match in the States before beginning play in the Olympics with a July 25 opener against France in Glasgow, Scotland. The final domestic game will be June 30 against Canada in Sandy, Utah.
May 23, 2012 |
Looks like the era of good feelings in Los Angeles had a short shelf life. Less than a month after new ownership seemed to sweep away the gloom generated by the seedy Frank McCourt era and last season's hideous mugging of a fan on opening day, criminals struck again. A fender bender in a stadium parking lot led to the beating of a driver and the arrest of four people, police said Monday. The latest attack occurred Sunday when a man in his 20s had a collision with another driver and three men pinned him down, police said.
May 11, 2012 |
THE MINNESOTA Vikings moved to within a governor's signature of getting a new $975 million stadium on Thursday after the state Senate approved a plan that relies heavily on public financing. Gov. Mark Dayton has said he'll sign the measure, meaning the Senate's 36-30 vote was effectively the final barrier for the stadium. The House passed it overnight. After the Senate vote, jubilant Vikings vice president Lester Bagley hugged another team official and shouted, "Let's build it!"
April 8, 2012 |
It was 20 years ago that our company was hired to help with the demolition of JFK Stadium. I remember enthusiastically jumping on the assignment, knowing that the razing of the venerable Philadelphia landmark that had stood for more than a half-century as the largest-capacity stadium in the country would be a historic event. Until then, my history with JFK had been memorable but limited. Our family hadn't been big on Army-Navy games, so my only sports-related connection involved years of tailgating in JFK's parking lot for Phillies and Eagles games held across the street at the Vet. However, I was fortunate enough to attend a half-dozen concerts in its monstrously oversize bowl, including Live Aid. Some of those experiences are still vivid.
March 18, 2012 |
Nearly half of the state's voters support renaming Pennsylvania State University's football stadium to honor longtime coach Joe Paterno, according to a poll released Friday. The Quinnipiac University survey found 46 percent of respondents favored changing Beaver Stadium's name, while 40 percent said they were opposed. Thirteen percent said they did not have an opinion or had not made up their minds. The survey included responses from nearly 1,300 registered voters polled during six days earlier this month.
March 2, 2012 |
A year and a half after first announcing plans for solar power at the Eagles' stadium, the franchise announced Thursday that it had teamed up with a new partner - solar giant NRG of Princeton. NRG will design, build, and operate an array of more than 11,000 solar panels and 14 micro wind turbines that, over the course of a year, will provide six times the power used during all Eagles home games at Lincoln Financial Field, the team said. This time, the Eagles are working with a major player, a company that has already done a similar project at the Redskins' stadium, in the suburbs of Washington.
January 18, 2012 |
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - President Obama plans to accept the Democratic presidential nomination in the open air of Bank of America Stadium on the final day of his party's convention here this summer, repeating a page from his 2008 convention playbook. Democrats also announced Tuesday that the convention would be shortened from the traditional four days to three to have a day to celebrate the Carolinas, Virginia, and the South. That celebration would take place Monday, Sept. 3, which is Labor Day, at Charlotte Motor Speedway.