January 5, 2010 |
It was breakfast time, and Iowa Hawkeyes defensive coordinator Norm Parker sat at a table trying to explain the challenge of stopping Georgia Tech's triple option. Parker waved his cup of morning coffee. "This is the quarterback," he said. He grabbed a jug of orange juice. "That's the fullback," he said. An empty glass became a defensive end, and a water bottle became a linebacker. Soon Parker was pushing the containers around, trying to contain the Yellow Jackets.
January 7, 2013 |
CHRIS McNEAL freely admits he was always a pretty bad shooter. He cannot offer, however, stories about games when he missed maybe 11 of 13 attempts or thumped three-pointers off the sides or top of backboards. "Since I wasn't good at threes, I hardly ever took them," he said. "Almost all my shots came off drives. " McNeal, a 6-1 junior, is now a starting wing guard for Episcopal Academy's basketball team and Saturday at Neumann University he drained five of seven shots from beyond the arc as the Churchmen bested Malvern Prep, 64-47, in the opening game of the Inter-Ac's annual let's-get-the-league-play-started-party called the Dan Dougherty Tripleheader.
February 11, 2013 |
THE CELTICS relied on their veterans to help them win the matchup of the NBA's two hottest teams. Paul Pierce had 27 points, 14 rebounds and 14 assists and the Celtics extended their winning streak to seven games with a 118-114 triple-overtime victory over the visiting Nuggets on Sunday. Boston's win also ended Denver's winning streak at nine games. Pierce made a tying three-pointer in the second OT to make it 107-107 and extend the game. "I mean, that's what great players do. I would love to tell you I had something to do with it," Celtics coach Doc Rivers said.
March 8, 2013 |
Federal officials warned this week that "nightmare bacteria" - including the deadly superbug that struck a National Institutes of Health facility two years ago - are increasingly resistant to even the strongest antibiotics, posing a growing threat to hospitals and nursing homes nationwide. "It's not often that our scientists come to me and say we have a very serious problem and we need to sound an alarm," Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told a news conference Tuesday.
April 25, 1996 |
Melissa Kelly certainly doesn't look threatening. She's barely 5-foot-4, so it might be easy to take her lightly as a softball player. But then the game begins, and Kelly becomes a threat. A threat at the plate, a threat on defense, and an unbelievable threat on the base paths. A sophomore, Kelly did not have a spot on the Norristown varsity when the season began. The Eagles opened at the Perkiomen Valley tournament March 18. That day, Kelly was one of three players who had been on the junior varsity last season who were brought along so coach Jim McCarthy could see them in game situations.
March 25, 1999 |
Training discipline for throwing the shot, the javelin or the discus? How about appearing in Swan Lake? Oxford senior Irish McGhee - the Hornets' triple threat in track and field's throwing events - credits her training in ballet and gymnastics with her success in the throws. "The technique is comparable to ballet and gymnastics," she said. "Balance is everything. You have to stay under control. Your agility is very important. You have to be tight with your body and move gracefully.
August 22, 2013
CHEERLEADING isn't a sport and cheerleaders aren't athletes, right? Aren't they just a bunch of cute girls with hot bodies, shaking their butts and setting women back a hundred years by reinforcing gender stereotypes? Personally, I find it puzzling to call cheerleading anything but a sport. It requires strength, stamina, coordination, gymnastic skills and the grace of a classical dancer. It's hard work, baby. To be a pro, you need intelligence, beauty and exceptional athleticism - plus dedication, determination and discipline.
July 15, 2012 |
Former Eagles quarterback King Hill, 75, who after an all-American career at Rice spent 12 years in the NFL, mostly as a backup, died Saturday of cancer, according to the Houston Chronicle. Mr. Hill, who was known as a triple threat, had two interceptions playing safety, scored the tying touchdown, and kicked the winning extra point when Rice ended No. 1 Alabama's 19-game winning streak with a 7-6 victory Nov. 16, 1957. The Chicago Cardinals drafted him No. 1 overall in 1958, and he was acquired by the Eagles in 1961.
October 15, 1991 |
WHENEVER HE WANTED John Mellencamp. Mercury. It's a shame John Cougar Mellencamp isn't an idiot. At his disposal is everything he would have needed to sustain a career as a likeable dunce. He can blam out scores of catchy, re-tread Stones riffs, scribble lots of cheeky lyrics about the joys of pounding the Posturepedic. Unfortunately, Mellencamp has a brain. So for the last eight years (and four albums) he has forsaken his possible career path as another Bryan Adams, and opted to pitch himself as a serious-minded triple threat: World Observer, Life Chronicler and Hayseed Advocate Extraordinaire.
September 4, 2009
As expected, hundreds of Daily News readers sent e-mails yesterday with alternative names for the Eagles' "Wildcat" formation. Among the most popular - "Screaming Eagle," "Talon," "Thunderbird," "Wild Bird," "Bird of Prey" and "Vicktory Formation. " Here are some others that caught our attention: Triple Threat, "because Vick can hand off, run or pass," Rashawn Prewitt, Glassboro VickNabb, Rob Dell'Elmo, Reading 3-D Offense, due to the "three dimensional" threat that Michael Vick presents, Fred Letterio, Philadelphia The Most Overblown Gadgetry Since Using A Midget in the World Series, Kerry Reinhart, Lehighton Vildcat, Bruce Middlebrook, Williamstown, N.J. The "Vick 6," Jim Landau, White Plains, N.Y. WildBACK formation, since Vick taking the snap is a true quarterBACK, Vic Patalano, Willow Grove The McVick formation, Joe Schrier, Bensalem Green Light, Jeffrey Wolford Jr., Frankford All-In Offense.