December 22, 2007
So, tomorrow, opposites collide in the NFL. The unbeaten New England Patriots (14-0) vs. the beaten-like-a-scrambled-egg Miami Dolphins (1-13). But the contrast doesn't stop there. Here's the sports world tale of the tape (statistics as of yesterday). Baseball Red Sox, World Series champions; Marlins, last place, National League East. NBA Celtics, lead their division, 20-3; Heat, last in division, 7-19. College football Boston College, 10-3; University of Miami, 5-7 NHL Bruins, 18-12; Panthers, 17-16.
November 28, 2007
Roger Goodell, commissioner of the NFL, said it as well as it could be said. The sudden, violent, premature death of Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor, he said yesterday, "leaves many people behind struggling to understand it." I'm struggling. Everyone is struggling. The struggle has taken some to places they should be ashamed to have gone. There are no answers. There are a lot of questions, a lot of speculation, a lot of conclusions. But everyone who thinks he or she has the answer needs to shut up and recognize that if there ever is one, it might not make any sense whatsoever and might not satisfy us at all. For me, the struggle starts with this: With everybody seemingly having guns, and everybody who doesn't have one seemingly wanting one, are any of us safe?
March 9, 2007
HELLO: WILLIS MCGAHEE Ran for a total of more than 2,300 yards and scored 18 touchdowns his first two NFL seasons. Had 990 yards in 14 games last year. Suffered major knee injury at the end of a spectacular sophomore season at the University of Miami and sat out first pro year in 2003. GOODBYE JAMAL LEWIS Ran for 7,801 yards and 45 touchdowns in six seasons. Member of the Ravens Super Bowl-winning team of 2000 season. Second in NFL history for rushing yards in a single season, 2,066 in 2003.
November 9, 2006
On Wednesday, the University of Miami football team will gather at a memorial service to mourn the death of teammate Bryan Pata. But on Saturday, the Hurricanes decided, they have a game to play at No. 23 Maryland. Miami@Maryland Saturday, 3:30 p.m., chs. 2, 7, 1300 AM, 105.7 FM Line: Maryland by 3
October 17, 2006
MIAMI --The biggest shock about that melee at the Orange Bowl on Saturday night was that it took until the middle of the third quarter to get going. I would have thought the over/under might have been the pre-game coin flip, and even that was assuming mutual restraint. Maybe we should be thankful the team buses didn't start racing en route to the stadium, trading paint and road-raging through traffic in a hail of bullets. All of the elements were there for an evening of good old-fashioned footbrawl as the University of Miami's Hurricanes and Florida International's Golden Panthers met for the first time.
November 14, 2004
Jana Lynn Shepherd, the daughter of Janet Shepherd and the late Chester Shepherd, of Irving, TX, was married to Wayne Bruce Paugh, son of Bruce and Geraldine Paugh, of Sarasota, FL, at the Historic Hay Adams Hotal in Washington, DC on August 21, 2004 6:00 pm. Father Tom Lenhard officiated the ceremony. Maide of Honor was Jocelyn Aunapu. Bridesmaids were Cindy Goetz and Olivia Bernard. The bride was given in marriage by her brother Michael Shepherd. Serving as Best Man, was Joe Cassidy. The groomsmen were Glen Besterfield, Patrick Mullins, and Michael Mack.