March 12, 2012 |
As much as anything he tried to do with his music and in his life, Woody Guthrie consistently stressed the "unity" in "community," an attitude that was fully embraced by some three dozen participants in Saturday's kickoff event in a yearlong national and international salute to the legacy of America's greatest folk troubadour, who would have turned 100 on July 14. Guthrie's son, Arlo, was musical ringmaster of the star-studded 31/2-hour demonstration of...
March 2, 2012 |
. Nowhere in this tornado-devastated town is the heartbreak of lost lives felt more deeply than on Brady Street. A short avenue in a tight-knit neighborhood, it was home to five neighbors and friends who died in an overnight twister that churned with 180-mph winds and tore an eight-mile path through Harrisburg and surrounding areas. Ten new duplexes had stood on the street. After the storm, only three remained. "We're in disbelief," said Dena McDonald, daughter of victim Mary Ruth Osman.
February 23, 2012 |
Will Brady Quinn's mildly critical comments about Tim Tebow have an effect on Denver's decision on whether to re-sign the former Notre Dame quarterback? “No,” Broncos Coach John Fox said Thursday at the NFL scouting combine. “I already know the relationship. I know [Brady] was a great teammate to Tim. We still like Brady.” That doesn't mean Quinn, a free agent, is coming back, of course. But Fox didn't seem rattled about the quarterback's recent remarks in a GQ magazine article by Mike Silver.
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February 23, 2012
Tom Martinez Quarterbacks coach in the Bay Area Tom Martinez, 67, a quarterbacks coach in the Bay Area who had worked with Tom Brady from his time as a high school player through his NFL career with the New England Patriots, has died. Martinez died Tuesday in Redwood City after suffering a heart attack while receiving dialysis treatment, said his wife, Olivia. He coached at the College of San Mateo for 32 years and worked with Brady when he was a teenager growing up in San Mateo.
February 22, 2012 |
Brady Quinn can't be blamed for being at least a little annoyed at the Tim Tebow phenomenon. In a recent GQ magazine article, the Denver Broncos backup quarterback had some seemingly harsh comments about the team's starter, including this one about Tebow's very public displays of his Christian faith. "If you look at it as a whole, there's a lot of things that just don't seem very humble to me," Quinn said in an article that is essentially a...
February 21, 2012 |
Denver Broncos quarterback Brady Quinn, who was on the bench for most of the Broncos' 8-8 season that led to a playoff game, had some strong words recently for his greatest adversary: Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow. Quinn, showing a level of maturity surpassed by many 5-year-olds, told GQ magazine that it was unfair he didn't receive the same chance Tebow did after regular starting quarterback Kyle Orton was injured last season. "Early in the season, there was a game when Kyle got hurt and the coaches were calling for me to go in, but Kyle got up and finished the game out. So I was the second-string guy. Then, a few weeks later, they decided to put Tim in. I felt like the fans had a lot to do with that.
February 4, 2012 |
Reporting from Indianapolis -- Two indisputable things can be said of Super Bowl XLVI: A pair of elite quarterbacks will be in it. And neither team will be out of it. Time and again, the New York Giants and New England Patriots proved this season that big deficits can be overcome, and dire situations can be conquered. The Patriots came back to win after trailing 21-0 against Buffalo, 17-0 against Miami, 10-0 against Philadelphia and 16-7 against Denver. Just as Eli Manning established himself as spectacular, especially in the fourth quarter, the Giants somehow pulled out of a tailspin of four consecutive losses.
February 2, 2012 |
Reporting from Indianapolis -- The doors of the Pro Football Hall of Fame will swing wide open for Tom Brady. The New England Patriots quarterback has three Super Bowl rings and Sunday has a chance for a fourth, which would tie him for the most with his boyhood idol, San Francisco's Joe Montana, and Pittsburgh's Terry Bradshaw. Brady and Bill Belichick have made it to their record fifth Super Bowl, the most of any quarterback-coach combination. What's more, Brady is Tom Terrific, as much the face of the NFL as any player.
February 1, 2012 |
Reporting from Indianapolis - His nickname - "Gronk" - makes him sound like a Dr. Seuss character. But the New York Giants use other words to describe Rob Gronkowski, the 6-foot-6, 265-pound tight end for the New England Patriots, a guy who vacuums any pass thrown in his general vicinity. Giants safety Kenny Phillips calls him "definitely a new kind of monster. " Giants tight end Jake Ballard marvels that Gronkowski "is a mismatch everywhere on the field. " And Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell - drawing up strategies this week for Super Bowl XLVI against the Patriots - sees Gronkowski as another major weapon for quarterback Tom Brady in a pass-catching arsenal that also includes tight end Aaron Hernandez and receivers Wes Welker and Deion Branch.