October 16, 1990 |
The last football game of the weekend was played Monday night in Norman Braman's hometown. Son of a Philadelphia barber, Braman, 58, has risen in the last 46 years from water boy to owner of the Philadelphia Eagles. "My father emigrated from Poland and my mother from Romania," he said before the game. "There was no affluence in my family. Owning the Eagles is the ultimate fulfillment of every fantasy I ever had growing up in Philadelphia."
January 3, 2010 |
DeSean Jackson's remarkable ability to get behind players -- defensive backs, particularly -- has propelled the Philadelphia receiver to the Pro Bowl in only his second season. But Jackson has never been behind players quite the way he was on draft day in 2008, when he not only tumbled out of the first round, but saw six receivers selected in front of him in the second. It was a humbling, albeit brief, experience for the former California star who now chops defenders down to size on a weekly basis.
January 26, 2005 |
Jeff Thomason, project manager for a New Jersey construction firm, is using his remaining vacation days for this year to go to the Super Bowl. It's a good deal. He gets an expenses-paid trip to Jacksonville, Fla., a great seat in Alltel Stadium and a chance to win big money. Thomason, though, is not just going to the Super Bowl. He's going to play in it.
November 3, 1992 |
Jim McMahon will replace the slumping Randall Cunningham as the Philadelphia Eagles' starting quarterback Sunday against the Raiders in Philadelphia. "I talked to Randall," Coach Rich Kotite said. "I thought about it all night and I thought about it this morning, and I told him I would have Jim start this week. I want to back him off for a week."
February 2, 2005 |
Everyone around them is talking dynasty and where New England fits in the pantheon of great NFL teams, but the Patriots are clinging to the notion that they don't get their just due. The buzzword Tuesday during their portion of the media session was "disrespect." "Everyone wants to be respected," said Coach Bill Belichick, whose team has reached its third Super Bowl in four seasons. "It's kind of human nature.
January 8, 2001 |
It was a 97-yard kickoff return for a touchdown before many fans had parked their cars. It was an amazing, acrobatic, juggling interception, a ball picked off just before it hit the ground and returned for a touchdown. It was four quarters of smacking, whacking, pushing, shoving, totally discombobulating a young quarterback, Donovan McNabb, who has been compared to Michael Jordan but who was smacking his head in anger and frustration.