December 4, 2014 |
FIVE SUMMERS AGO or so, there was this tall guy from Compton, Calif., who played wide receiver at Stanford, and he took to showing up at USC's player-organized informal throwing sessions. "He knew some of the guys on our team," then-USC quarterback Matt Barkley recalled yesterday. "He was watching a lot; I think he got in there for a couple reps . . . He was quiet; he was at someone else's school, he didn't know a whole lot of guys. Wasn't rude or anything. Nice guy. " The nice guy from Stanford eventually converted to cornerback.
January 2, 2013 |
High school sophomore Thanasis Narliotis needed cash. So he spread some baseball team caps, old skateboards, a boom box, sunglasses, and a few shirts out on his bed and snapped a quick photo. Minutes after he posted it on Facebook with the caption "See what u want. Make me an offer," the bids started rolling in. Narliotis posted on "One Man's S- is Another Man's Treasure," a Facebook group dedicated to the buying and selling of the necessities of a teenage boy's life: video games, gaming systems, sneakers, headphones, T-shirts, sports equipment, and phones.
April 18, 2012 |
Hello there Melissa had a profile on the OKCupid dating site for nearly three months by September 2010, and she had thoughts of canceling her membership. "I had a couple of first dates, and they were fun, but no one was what I was looking for," she said. Melissa at first discounted a message from Sean. It was just an electronic wink — a wordless message that indicates interest. From Melissa's perspective, a guy should at least care enough to type a couple of introductory sentences.
May 11, 2010
WHEN I was 4, Robin Roberts was my first love. He was that tall guy with the great smile who came to my parents' house with his lovely wife, Mary, and their boys, probably on an off-day for an early meal. (The kids and the athletes had to get to bed early. We needed our rest for different reasons.) When my parents, after four girls, finally produced a boy, they named him Richard Evan Ashburn after Robin Evan Roberts. Many years later, Robbie came to Dad's place at spring training to pick me up for a Willie Nelson concert in Tampa, Fla. Dad refused to go. Maybe Mary refused, too, but I was happy to fill in. Robin and I had a ball, and he hummed or sang along with Willie.
July 18, 2004 |
He was a prankster. And he loved to laugh. Unless the joke was on him. Then Manute Bol could become downright irritated. But for the most part, "he was just fun to be around," former teammate Charles Barkley said. The humanitarian spirit and shot-blocking ability of the center from Sudan were evident, but his time with the 76ers was also characterized by lots of laughs. What happened to Bol at about 9 p.m. on June 30 in Colchester, Conn., was no laughing matter. He was riding in a Yellow cab driven by Neville H. Robinson, 48, of Hartford, Conn.
December 22, 2000 |
Before he dreamed up Notting Hill, before he fashioned Four Weddings and a Funeral, writer Richard Curtis scripted the deliciously snarky screwball romance The Tall Guy. In the 1989 comedy, directed by Mel Smith, Jeff Goldblum stars as a gawky Yank actor playing second fiddle to an insufferably snooty British thespian (Mr. Bean's Rowan Atkinson - Curtis wrote the Bean movie, too) in a hysterical musical theater production of The Elephant Man. Along comes Emma Thompson, as a smart, snappy, sexy London nurse, and love, and laughter, follow.
October 13, 1999 |
It was one day in the early 1950s and Jimmy "Tee" Parham was told to show up that night at the Moylan Recreation Center. "There are going to be some great pickup games," a buddy informed him. "Get there early. " Moylan, at 25th and Diamond in North Philadelphia, was then a mecca for sensational b-ball. It still is, as Hank Gathers Rec. "So I walk in," Parham said last night, "and take a seat along the benches. "I'm looking around and a guy says to me, 'Did you see the tall guy?
September 13, 1996 |
EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND. Channel 3, 8:30 p.m. Nobody hates the title "Everybody Loves Raymond" more than its star, Ray Romano, who probably isn't all that excited about having his show premiere on Friday the 13th, either. "When I hear that title, I can't breathe," the comic told television critics in Pasadena, Calif., this summer. "I swear, I can't breathe and I want to slap a kitten just to offset it. " The title, suggested by Romano's brother's response to learning that the comic had won an award ("Never ends for Raymond.
April 12, 1996 |
What, no Chicken Lady? Could there be a "Kids in the Hall" movie without some of the comedy team's most familiar characters: the swishy bartender Buddy Cole, the irritable Head Crusher, that tut-tutting secretarial pool and their floozy temp helper? That was the whole idea, said Mark McKinney, who passed through Philadelphia recently promoting "Brain Candy," the Kids' first feature film. "We deliberately wanted to create new characters for the film," said McKinney, one of the five Canadian comedians who make up the troupe.
December 24, 1995 |
He had a different uniform, a different number and a seat at a different end of the court. But Spectrum fans were still able to pick out Shawn Bradley last night. As is always the case until the game starts, he stood out. "I think Shawn will be pleasantly surprised by the reception," 76ers coach John Lucas, who traded Bradley to the New Jersey Nets on Nov. 30, said before the game. "They love to hate you when you're here, but when you're gone . . . well, you know. " Bradley's reception was not particularly pleasant, however, but he wasn't particularly surprised.