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March 11, 2014
TO CHRISTINE Flowers: I think you are right. I am totally against sodomy in all of its forms and had to place myself in the shoes of those in Arizona who can't conscientiously serve homosexuals. If I had a service of some kind in the state, I couldn't do anything that would encourage or express any approval of this form of sexual perversion. (I would say the same about fornication, adultery and pedophilia.) I suppose that I could be sued and put out of business. And this is probably true in many or most other states.
SPORTS
January 1, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
During Nick Foles' senior season at Westlake High School in Austin, Texas, there was a celebration of the 10th anniversary of Westlake's 1996 state football championship. The quarterback from the 1996 team found a sliver of time away from work to fly in for the ceremony. His employer was the Saints. His name was Drew Brees. Born 10 years apart in Austin, Brees and Foles grew up in the same area and are the two most storied quarterbacks from their alma mater. On Saturday night, the Westlake alums will play in the wild-card round of the NFC playoffs when the Saints visit the Eagles.
NEWS
December 27, 2013
I ONCE dated a fellow who fancied himself a die-hard Eagles fan. He had the epidermal, obvious things covered fairly well. His "man cave" sported a giant, theater-quality flat screen that made the weekly viewing of the game a lifelike experience. He knew the lingo, and would never say "make the first down" as opposed to "convert," or mistake a safety for a touchback. He even had the body mass of a defensive end, although toward the end of our relationship his girth became a bit more offensive, if you get my drift.
SPORTS
December 20, 2013 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
C OULD JON GRUDEN be the next head football coach at the University of Texas? Orangebloods.com, citing a source, reported yesterday that Gruden would consider the job if asked. The position opened when Mack Brown stepped down on Sunday after 16 years with the Longhorns. "It's no secret that every major position that comes open stirs Gruden rumors," the source told the website. "The reason why the talks never go anywhere is because there are definitely two, maybe three situations he's always said he would have to listen to. When Texas calls, you gotta listen.
SPORTS
December 20, 2013 | By Ray Parrillo, For The Inquirer
The Temple Owls stewed for 11 days in the aftermath of a gut-wrenching overtime defeat against Texas on Dec. 7, so they were anxious to get back on the court and rid themselves of the bitter memory. Then a familiar opponent with local roots added to the Owls' misery with a record-breaking performance Wednesday night at the Liacouras Center. Aaric Murray, who faced the Owls six times during the two seasons he played for La Salle, exploded for 48 points, and Texas Southern (4-7)
SPORTS
December 20, 2013 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
TEMPLE HAS BEEN playing basketball for a while. Before last night, the most anyone had ever scored against the Owls was 40 points. It had been done twice, by Muhlenberg's Gary Spengler in 1964 and two decades later by La Salle's Steve Black. The record now belongs to someone else. Aaric Murray, the Glen Mills product who spent his first two seasons at La Salle and is now a graduate student playing on his third college team, returned home and scored 48 at the Liacouras Center as Texas Southern held off the Owls on two Madarious Gibbs free throws with 6.4 seconds left, 90-89.
SPORTS
December 12, 2013 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Texas athletic director Steve Patterson says no decision has been made about the future of Longhorns coach Mack Brown. Texas released a statement by Patterson several hours after Orangebloods.com reported, citing two unidentified sources, that Brown will announce he is stepping down by week's end. "We continue to discuss the future of Texas Football," Patterson said. "Mack Brown has not resigned. And, no decisions have been made. " Joe Jamail, Brown's longtime friend and attorney, told the Associated Press on Tuesday: "Mack Brown has not resigned.
SPORTS
December 9, 2013 | By Ray Parrillo, For The Inquirer
It didn't take long for Fran Dunphy's blood to start boiling Saturday at the Wells Fargo Center. During the early stages of Temple's game against young but talented Texas, Dunphy watched the Longhorns leave Owls defenders in their wake, racing down the floor time and again for easy baskets until the Owls fell behind by 16 points. At the first television timeout, the red-faced Dunphy slammed down his folding chair, gathered the Owls around him, and told them they had better start guarding or else they were doomed.
SPORTS
November 18, 2013 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
A picture of Nick Foles taken a few weeks after his January 1989 birth shows him holding a football with the same grip he uses today as the Eagles' starting quarterback. As a teenager in Austin, Texas, Foles played high school football in a 10,000-seat stadium that was used for some of the filming of Friday Night Lights. By Foles' own admission, it's as if he was a character in Friday Night Lights . The NFL is filled with quarterbacks who can share similar stories. Nine of the 32 starting quarterbacks played high school football in Texas, which is more than 28 percent of the most coveted spots in the league.
SPORTS
October 25, 2013 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
FORMER PENN HOOPS star Bob Bigelow got it right a dozen years ago when he co-authored a book titled, "Just Let The Kids Play. " The book's subtitle is "How to Stop Other Adults from Ruining Your Child's Fun and Success in Youth Sports. " Someone should send a copy to the father who accused a high school football coach in Texas of "bullying" after his son's team, Western Hills, was on the losing end of a 91-0 rout. The Aledo Independent School District, which is required by law to investigate all complaints, ruled yesterday that there were no evidence that Aledo High coach Tim Buchanan, or his team, bullied anyone.
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