August 17, 2008 |
SAN FRANCISCO -- Brett Favre's old understudy gave a heck of a performance in Saturday's exhibition game between San Francisco and Green Bay. That's 49ers quarterback J.T. O'Sullivan, who spent 11 games as a Packers third-stringer in 2004 whose playing time there consisted of once taking a knee. As for Aaron Rodgers? He's still living in the long, chilly shadow of a Packers legend. A few hours after Favre made his debut with the New York Jet -- "Absolutely Favre-ulous" gushed the NFL.com headline after his five-for-six, one-touchdown showing -- Rodgers struggled through two frustrating quarters at Candlestick Park.
January 20, 2008 |
NFC CHAMPIONSHIP What has made Green Bay quarterback Brett Favre so difficult to defend this season has been his willingness to spread his passes around. Starting with veteran Donald Driver, star-on-the-rise Greg Jennings and underrated James Jones, the Packers are loaded with big-play receivers who can break a game open any time they touch the ball. Then there are tight ends Donald Lee and Bubba Franks, plus reserve wide receivers Ruvell Martin and Koren Robinson -- all quality targets who can burn a defense when left open.
February 26, 2013
Lindsay Lohan will be playing herself, but as a therapy patient, in an upcoming episode of the FX sitcom "Anger Management. " Producer Lionsgate Television says Lohan will develop a romantic relationship during her sessions with the therapist character played by series star Charlie Sheen. The episode is set to air in April. Sheen and Lohan have also recently worked together in the upcoming "Scary Movie 5," which is set to debut the same month. - Associated Press Funny business extends to stage The producers behind one of the largest comedy festivals in the world are launching a new theatrical subsidiary that hopes to become a major player on Broadway and in London's West End. The Just for Laughs Group on Monday unveiled its new stage-orientated producing division and said Adam Blanshay will be its chief executive.
February 25, 2013 |
Jacoby Jones proved he didn't have two left feet on the field when he took on the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII earlier this month. But will that hold true on the dance floor? During a commercial break in Sunday night's Academy Awards, ABC ran an ad announcing the Baltimore Ravens wide receiver as a contestant on the new season of “Dancing With the Stars.” (See, live-viewing has its rewards.) Jones, 28, helped the Ravens to their victory in the big game, with a 108-yard kickoff return and a 56-yard touchdown catch that demonstrated his spinning abilities.
October 30, 2012 |
Thoughts were with those braving the storms in the East, but in the glitterverse the forecast was high and dry with a chance of twang during Country Week on “Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars.” The sixth week of competition was themed to match the Country Music Awards (also airing on ABC), and we were treated to down-home versions of ballroom standards, in addition to a country-themed group freestyle dance. To kick off the proceedings, Little Big Town gave us a ride on the “Pontoon” accompanied by a cowboy hat-wearing, toe-tapping “DWTS” Troupe.
April 23, 2013
Donald Driver, the Green Bay Packers' all-time leading wide receiver announced on Tuesday a new annual awards program, the “Donald Driver's Driven to Achieve Awards", which will be given to those who make significant contributions to their communities. “Too often, we as a society focus on the bad things that are happening,” Driver said. “This program is about turning the spotlight around and shining it on the people that work hard every day to make this world a better place.” The awards, which will be co-sponsored by BMO Harris Bank, will recognize eight individuals each year and will be given to those who can demonstrate they delivered a clear benefit to their community through volunteerism, mentoring, fundraising or any other not-for-profit means.
February 8, 2013 |
Green Bay Packers receiver Donald Driver retired last week after a 14-season career with the team. A player beloved by many, Driver made sure one Packers fan got a personal goodbye from him. Angie LeRoy, 78, was featured on a newscast in the Green Bay area on Wednesday. She has rooted for the Packers for about 50 years, and Driver was her favorite player. A cancer survivor, she decorated the outside of her home with a poster wishing Driver a fond farewell and thanking him for his years with the team.
February 3, 2011 |
While the Pittsburgh Steelers ascend their stairway to seven ? the relentless pursuit of their seventh Lombardi Trophy ? Green Bay's Donald Driver is hoping seven's the charm. That's how many years Driver has been in the playoffs, and now he's finally in his first Super Bowl. "This means everything," said Driver, 36, the Packers' all-time leading receiver. "You get to a point in your career when you want to get to the big dance. The good part is that I'm finally here and I'm going to enjoy every minute of it. " The quintessential survivor, Driver grew up in Houston and spent part of his childhood homeless, at times using a U-Haul trailer for shelter.
May 28, 2013 |
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Peyton Manning has had dozens of signature moments in his football career that the outside world didn't witness. Since childhood, Manning has jotted handwritten thank-you notes, and for years he has maintained a tradition of sending them to various NFL players retiring from the game. "I don't know who qualifies for a letter, necessarily," Manning said. "It's probably just somebody I played against for a long time. I don't have to know you real well. The other guys on my list now, I've got [Baltimore center]