December 13, 2009
Even without a Lombardi Trophy to his name, Philadelphia Coach Andy Reid has a resume that's plenty gaudy. He has led the Eagles to the playoffs seven times, five NFC championship games, and to a Super Bowl. Since joining the team in 1999, he has won 115 games and built a .611 winning percentage, both club records. And now, as he prepares for a pivotal game tonight at the New York Giants, he has the security of knowing he's wanted. The Eagles gave him a three-year contract extension last week, a deal that reportedly pays him between $5 million and $6 million a season.
January 11, 1997
Gee, T.J. Simers, what are you going to do with your time now that your beloved Dallas Con-boys have been knocked out by the "no-name" Carolina Panthers, as you so tactfully phrased it last Saturday. Never fear, sir, for I have five tips to occupy your time and dull your pain: 1. Ditch your copy of the Cowboy's theme song "My Way" and learn the words to the runaway hit "Da Packer Polka". 2. Help Michael Irvin rehabilitate his injured shoulder so he won't drop the Super Bowl MVP trophy when he hands it to Reggie White.
January 29, 2000 |
Give it back, Georgia. Return the first Vince Lombardi Trophy in Super Bowl history to its rightful owner--the city of Baltimore. The statute of limitations probably rules out a police raid, but by all accounts, Georgia Frontiere is in possession of 29-year-old stolen property. Witnesses have seen the trophy from Baltimore's Super Bowl V victory in 1971 in her Bel-Air home. A duplicate had to be made and sent to Baltimore, where it's displayed in a trophy case as if it's the real thing.
February 6, 1997 |
Riddick Bowe, the former heavyweight champion, is scheduled to ship out to Parris Island, S.C., next week for 12 weeks of Marine Corps basic training. Greg Logan of Newsday envisions Bowe beginning a 20-mile hike at 5 a.m. with a drill instructor shouting out the cadence to the troops: "I don't know, but I've been told/Riddick Bowe is getting old./ Golota hit below the belt./ That's the worst Bowe ever felt./ Sound off!"
February 7, 2010 |
The New Orleans Saints, for decades the NFL's lovable losers, used the biggest stage Sunday to answer the question their fans have been asking for 43 years. Who Dat say they gonna beat them Saints? The answer: Nobody. The unbelievable is a reality. The unthinkable has come true. The Saints reached the NFL mountaintop Sunday, knocking off the mighty Indianapolis Colts, 31-17, in Super Bowl XLIV at Sun Life Stadium. "Louisiana, by the way of New Orleans is back!"
January 13, 1996
As a die-hard fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers, I was appalled at Mike Downey's article, in which he kowtowed to the NFC "powers" and dismissed any chance the AFC may have of winning Super Bowl XXX. I just hope that, on his way back to Pittsburgh with the Lombardi Trophy under one arm, Greg Lloyd stops by the press box and picks up Mike Downey under his other arm, and after depositing the trophy at Three Rivers Stadium he deposits Downey in the ice...