November 3, 2012 |
NEW YORK - Robert De Niro constructs a highly memorable sports-fan character in David O. Russell's new dramedy "Silver Linings Playbook," playing a Philadelphia Eagles supporter so superstitious he believes the positioning of the remote can affect a game's outcome. The real-life De Niro? He's not exactly a team colors face-painter. VIDEO: Trailers to upcoming films "People can watch certain football players and get genuinely excited about it, and I just don't understand it," he said.
August 13, 2009 |
Even if Michael Vick's future in the NFL remains unclear, there has been a decision on his appearance in "Madden NFL 10." EA Sports' game designer Donny Moore tweeted: "It's official . . . Michael Vick NOT in Madden NFL 10 Roster Update #1. . . . Once he signs with a team, we will work to get him in there ASAP." The exclusion, even from the game's free-agency pool, confuses the Sporting News' Chris Littmann because Plaxico Burress is still in the video game. Writes Littmann: "Perhaps there is a hesitancy on EA Sports' part to put together Vick's ratings because in fairness to them, absolutely no one has any idea what kind of football shape he's in, so how would you even go about assessing his cyber value?"
October 28, 2006 |
USC arrived at Reser Stadium on Friday afternoon for the walk-through the Trojans do before away games, but the mood was different as players and coaches made their way down a walkway and onto the field. Absent, at least initially, was the usual jocular banter. The Trojans quietly, and determinedly, crossed the artificial surface before breaking into position groups.
October 5, 1993 |
Lori Muzzonigro has a nice smile and twinkle in her eye, but you don't want to see her game face. Once on the soccer field, her dark side takes over. "I'm very intense and aggressive, and physical," she said, "but off the field, I'm pretty relaxed, actually a very calm individual. "Girls on the team who get to know me off the field say, 'Gee, you're really nice.' Like it was big surprise. And friends who come to see me play for the first time are saying, 'Who is that out there?'
January 19, 2008 |
On the last day of campaigning in the Palmetto State eight years ago, "we pretty well knew we weren't going to win," John McCain admitted Friday. Hecklers infiltrated his rope lines spewing vicious attacks, the crowds were dwindling and the candidate's huge lead over George W. Bush after McCain's New Hampshire win had evaporated. "I had my game face on," the Arizona senator told reporters on his campaign bus. "But I can sense a crowd." What a difference eight years makes.
August 29, 2001 |
Facing the first work stoppage by its game officials, the NFL hired replacement crews Tuesday to work this week's exhibition finales and possibly into the regular season. Asked how that will affect events on the field, former NFL referee Jim Tunney answered with a question: "You know how to spell ugly?" The league is more optimistic about the lockout, however, and has 120 replacement officials in place from college football, the Arena League and NFL Europe.