November 19, 2012 |
First in a series on concussions in sports. Regina Green had her young and fearless days back when she played field hockey at Haddonfield High and at Georgetown. Once, she got slammed with a hockey stick to the face and needed 20 stitches. She went to a dance that night at her high school, proud to show off her wounds. Now, she's a mother and a senior nursing administrator who deals extensively with acquired brain injuries, and phrases such as informed consent have entered her vocabulary.
November 7, 2012 |
TERRY BRADSHAW was in damage-control mode after making a comment that could be construed as racist. On Sunday, the Fox studio analyst was describing highlights of the Dolphins-Colts game. In one clip, Miami running back Reggie Bush was on his way to scoring on an 18-yard touchdown run and Bradshaw said it looked "like he was chasing that bucket of chicken the wind was blowing. " On Monday, Bradshaw offered an apology via USA Today saying he was "so sorry if I hurt anybody . . . " Geez, did he really say if ?
October 18, 2012 |
Terry Bradshaw, no stranger to being benched during his long career as an NFL quarterback, believes the Eagles' next big move could be benching Michael Vick. Tuesday's shocker was the firing of defensive coordinator Juan Castillo by head coach Andy Reid, who told reporters that Vick was his starting QB "as I sit here today. " Not exactly a ringing endorsement. After all, Vick's turnover rate these days - 13 in just six games - rivals the answer board on TV's Family Feud . "If I'm a betting man, do I think they sit him?"
October 14, 2011
The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (11:35 p.m., NBC10) - Terry Bradshaw; Rowan Atkinson; Game. Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05 a.m., 6ABC) - Antonio Banderas; "Science Bob" Pflugfelder; Jane's Addiction. The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson (12:37 a.m., CBS3) - Singer Liza Minnelli; actor Adam Pally. Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (12:37 a.m., NBC10) - Matthew Broderick; Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino; Bryan and Michael Voltaggio.
January 24, 2011 |
PITTSBURGH - There is nothing pretty about Ben Roethlisberger, on the field or off. Especially off. Three months after serving a four-game suspension for his abhorrent behavior in a Georgia nightclub, Roethlisberger is going to his third Super Bowl. There's nothing anyone can do about it, now that the New York Jets failed again in the AFC championship game here. Along with the Eagles' own Michael Vick, Roethlisberger was the other big redemption story in the NFL this year.
March 4, 2008 |
Talk about a comeback. Ben Roethlisberger signed an 8-year extension yesterday with the Pittsburgh Steelers that is worth $102 million and makes him one of the league's top-paid players. "He's a Steeler and he'll always be a Steeler," team chairman Dan Rooney said. The agreement comes after Roethlisberger re-established himself as one of the NFL's best quarterbacks last season, and nearly 2 years after his life and career were threatened by a motorcycle crash. The accident happened a few months after he led the Steelers to a Super Bowl victory.
September 28, 2007
WHEN African-Americans speak out on unequal treatment, they are labeled racist, like Donovan McNabb for making his comment that "black quarterbacks are scrutinized more than white quarterbacks. " Is it really that hard to believe that racism could exist in the National Football League, where the quarterbacks, coaches, general managers and ticketholders are overwhelmingly white? Sports anouncer and former quarterback Terry Bradshaw ridiculed McNabb's infamous comment during the Eagles-Lions game by saying "all quarterbacks are equally scrutinized.
May 20, 2003 |
Terry Bradshaw became one of the best quarterbacks in NFL history while fighting depression. Bradshaw, now a football commentator on Fox, said in an interview with the HBO show "Real Sports" that he has had depression since he was 18. The show's first airing is tonight at 10 o'clock. He was a No. 1 pick out of Louisiana Tech in 1970 and won four Super Bowls with the Pittsburgh Steelers. "I am happy that I had the courage to get help," Bradshaw said. "That's a big step because I'm a man. Men don't get depressed.
December 5, 1995 |
Sports fans eager to know who Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year is before reading it in next week's issue can watch a prime-time special Sunday (Channel 29, 7 p.m.). That's right: An SI television show will scoop the magazine, which won't be available until Dec. 13. SI managing editor Mark Mulvoy is not happy about that, but is playing the loyal corporate suit. "As editors," Mulvoy said yesterday, "we prefer the television show to follow the magazine. But the decision has been made.
January 30, 1994 |
Should the Cowboys win Super Bowl XXVIII tonight, as expected, it will mark one more success for Erik Williams, the 6-foot-6, 324-pound all-pro right tackle from Philadelphia. It was an uncustomary failure, however, that helped Williams attain the status he enjoys today. It occurred just before he graduated from John Bartram High School, when he fell victim to the NCAA's academic entrance requirements. "I was so shook up, I was mad at myself," he said. "I was frustrated with the system.