December 20, 2015 |
Here are my picks to roll, and get rolled, in Week 15 of the 2015 season. Watch 'em roll Matt Stafford, QB, Lions at Saints. Stafford is a high-volume passer even against good secondaries, partly because the Lions can't run worth a darn. Expect Calvin Johnson to play a much bigger role in the Monday nighter as well. Denard Robinson, RB, Jaguars vs. Falcons. All indications are that T.J. Yeldon will miss this game with a knee injury, giving Robinson an opportunity to reprise his role as Jacksonville's dual-threat workhorse.
January 6, 2014 |
When not driving to Philadelphia for his day job (as a Temple professor), or Manhattan for gigs, trumpeter and composer Terell Stafford is musical founder and artistic director of the Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia (JOP). This orchestral gathering of 17 of this city's best-loved jazz vets and younger players will headline a glittering Tuesday fund-raiser at the Kimmel Center, playing Philly-centric material, with esteemed guests Wynton Marsalis, Jimmy Heath, Kenny Barron, Randy Brecker, Larry McKenna, Bootsie Barnes, and Tony Williams.
December 6, 2013 |
Only two men in the NFL have thrown more touchdown passes than Detroit's Matthew Stafford this season and their names are Peyton Manning and Drew Brees. That's a pretty good quarterback story even if few people in these parts are talking about it as the Eagles prepare for Sunday's big game with the Lions at Lincoln Financial Field. Eleven minutes passed Wednesday during a conference call with Philadelphia reporters before Detroit coach Jim Schwartz finally received his first question about Stafford.
July 12, 2013
Matthew Stafford signed a $53 million, three-year extension with the Detroit Lions on Wednesday to stay under contract for $76.5 million over the next five seasons. The deal pays the 25-year-old quarterback another $41.5 million in guarantees. Linebacker Kaluka Maiava was charged with assaulting two men during a brawl at a Maui bar, days after signing with the Oakland Raiders. Maiava, 27, and his brother Ilima Maiava , 30, were charged with third-degree assault. NHL: Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask signed an eight-year contract to stay with Boston.
July 11, 2013 |
Part of Jessica Prince's job at Widener University is to advise college seniors about managing their debt, so she was distressed to learn that Congress on June 30 allowed the interest rate on one popular type of federal loan to double, from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent. "I don't think a college education should be a debt sentence," she said. This week, the House and Senate are likely to review several bills that may or may not relieve some of the extra financial pressure the rate increase will put on graduates.
July 8, 2013 |
On July 1, the rate of a subsidized Stafford student loan doubled to 6.8 percent from 3.4 percent, after Congress shut down for the Independence Day holiday without blocking a scheduled increase. If lawmakers fail to reach a retroactive agreement, the average Stafford borrower will have to pay back about $800 more than under the previous rate for every year of loans. The controversy in Congress reflects the magnitude of the challenge. Today, about 66 percent of students borrow for college.
June 2, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - President Obama on Friday urged Congress to prevent student loan rates from doubling in a month, prompting a fight with House Republicans who accused him of playing politics instead of sitting down to work out small differences and avoid an increase. Interest rates on new subsidized Stafford loans are set to go from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent on July 1. Lawmakers from both parties say they want to avoid the increase but are divided over how to do so. Obama said that if Congress doesn't act to stop loan rates from rising, students would rack up an additional $1,000 annually in debt.
December 10, 2012
Packers 27, Lions 20 GREEN BAY, Wis. - DaJuan Harris ran for a touchdown in his first NFL game, and Mike Daniels returned a fumble 43 yards for a score in Green Bay's win over Detroit. The Packers (9-4) opened a one-game lead over Chicago for the NFC North title and can clinch by beating the Bears this weekend at Soldier Field. The loss was the fifth straight for Detroit (4-9). Detroit 7 7 3 3 – 20 Green Bay 0 10 7 10 – 27 First quarter Det–Stafford 4 run (Hanson kick)
November 23, 2012 |
DETROIT - The Texans took advantage of a big mistake by Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz. Shayne Graham's 32-yard field goal with 2 minutes, 21 seconds left in overtime lifted Houston to a 34-31 win over Detroit on Thursday after Schwartz broke an NFL rule on a scoring play. Schwartz threw a challenge flag when Houston's Justin Forsett scored on an 81-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. Replays showed Forsett was down near midfield, but Schwartz negated the automatic review by challenging the play and was called for unsportsmanlike conduct.
November 9, 2012 |
Wondering whether to start Matt Ryan and Doug Martin, or to bench Christian Ponder and Arrelious Benn? Here are my picks to roll, and get rolled, in Week 10 of the 2012 season. Watch 'em roll Matt Stafford, QB, Lions at Vikings. He has performed well over the last two games, and has a solid track record against Minnesota, which has coughed up three TD passes and had no interceptions in the last two games against Russell Wilson and Josh Freeman. Stevan Ridley, RB, Patriots vs. Bills.