Posts Tagged ‘NFL’

No Stress, Play Chess

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

You us say before that Syracuse has a history of blending sports with activism, so check out this editorial by Elife Media personality and former SU football star Roland “Bubba” Grimes.  He makes a plea to college and pro teams, and also gives a shout out to his former coach Dick MacPherson. Hopefully, Grimes will talk about this endeavor at the upcoming Coming Back Together program.

Happy 80th to Number 44

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

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The Thank-You Economy

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015
Veteran sports reporter (and SU grad) Rich Cimini

Veteran sports reporter ( and SU alum) Rich Cimini

We went to see Rich Cimini not because he has some great stories about Bill Parcels, Rex Ryan and Jim Boheheim; not because he’s covered 24 Super Bowls and over 400 NFL games,but we went to say thank you. Cimini pulled us in on a story he was doing back in the day about Laveranues Coles and Steve Yarnell.

Cimini’s gesture helped us tremendously that year. Thanks Rich.

Also kudos to Professor John Nicholson, from the Newhouse Sports Media Center, who each year puts together a great roster of sports reporters to visit Syracuse and talk about their craft.

High Hopes

Monday, January 7th, 2013
Caoch Doug Marrone, fresh off a win in the Pinstripe Bowl, became the coach of the Buffalo Bills this week.

Coach Doug Marrone, fresh off a win in the Pinstripe Bowl for SU, became the coach of the Buffalo Bills this week.

Re-thinking the Game

Saturday, May 19th, 2012
Dorsey Levens: Athlete-turned-activist

Dorsey Levens: athlete-turned-activist

Columnist  Bud Poliquin recently did a story about concussions and interviewed NFL great and Syracuse legend Dorsey Levens.  Levens is advocating for retired players as well as kids playing Pop Warner, and hopes to bring awareness to concussions and stingers.  He is also producing a film called Bell Rung.

95 South

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010
Washington Redskins quarterback Donovan McNabb stands on the sidelines during a preseason NFL football game against the New York Jets. McNabb did did not play.

Washington Redskins quarterback Donovan McNabb stands on the sidelines during a preseason NFL football game against the New York Jets. McNabb did not play. 

Despite an ankle injury, former Syracuse star Donovan McNabb expects to start for Sunday for the Washington Redskins. McNabb previously spent 11 years as a Philadelphia Eagle.

The (Real) New York Giants

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

Some sights from training camp for the New York Jets at  SUNY Cortland.

LaDainian Tomlinson

LaDainian Tomlinson

Fans at SUNY Cortland

Fans at SUNY Cortland

Marcus Henry v. Donovan Warren

Marcus Henry v. Donovan Warren

John Conner

John Conner

Mark Sanchez

Mark Sanchez

Nick Folk

Nick Folk

Laveranues Coles and Steve Yarnell

Laveranues Coles and Steve Yarnell

Calvin Pace

Calvin Pace

Mentorship 101

Saturday, August 14th, 2010
Mark Burnell, at NY Jets Training Camp this week

Mark Burnell, at NY Jets Training Camp this week

Earlier this week at Jets Training Camp from Cortland, NY 39-year-old Mark Brunell was named the No. 2 quarterback behind second-year pro Mark Sanchez.

Beyond the Hard Knocks

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

Here’s a great story about second chances by Rich Cimini, a Syracuse University graduate, and NY Jets beat writer.

Approval Ratings

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009
Carlemo Anthony visits Wilson Park for Courts for Kids Event in Syracuse

Carlemo Anthony visits Wilson Park for Courts for Kids Event in Syracuse

When you’re hot, you’re hot.

A swarm of fans surrounded NBA star Carmelo Anthony  when he visited Syracuse’s Wilson Park for a Courts for Kids event yesterday. Anthony was certainly the people’s choice in a group of celebrities that included Hall of Famers, TV personalities, politicians, business personalities and former pro athletes.

The Courts for Kids Program plans to renovate courts in Syracuse, Baltimore, Denver and Puerto Rico. Yesterday’s event was organized in conjunction with the Jim Boeheim Foundation and the Dorsey Levens Foundation.