Thursday, December 16, 2010

Full Cliff Lee press conference

There's some silly intro. The actual presser starts at the 1:44 mark...

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

This is more than a dream

By Christiaan DeFranco

This never happens.

Your ex never comes back.

Not for real anyway. There may be flirtations, considerations, and even some form of reparations, but there is no true reconciliation.

In the end, it’s over.

Your love is gone.

But late Monday night, the fantastic became reality. I had heard the rumors. I had heard that the Phillies were “in the running.” I had heard that there was a chance that the one who got away, the one who had surreptitiously been traded away, might come back. I didn’t believe it. Not for a second.

Then it happened.

Then I beLEEved.

Over the last year, something was wrong. Karma was wrong. Ruben Amaro, who had been bound by circumstance and made a mistake, set it right. And now it feels even better than before.

The dream was to have both Lee and Halladay. Now we do… plus Roy Oswalt, to go along with ’08 World Series MVP Cole Hamels.

This never happens.

Monday, December 06, 2010

District One Final Video Wrapup

The North Penn football team is now looking towards its rematch with LaSalle in Saturday's PIAA Class AAAA state semifinal, but I've still got a couple of video clips left from the Knights' 42-6 victory in the District One final over Neshaminy last Friday.

The first two clips are North Penn celebrating on the field after defeating the Redskins to earn its second district title in three seasons and fifth overall under coach Dick Beck.

Next up is senior Gerard Wendowski picking off Neshaminy quarterback Charlie Marterella for the second time.

Finally, here is some bleacher action from the North Penn fans. I told them I was going to put it on the blog, and I'm a man of my word.

Sunday, December 05, 2010

North Penn coach Dick Beck talks after Knights win District One title

The North Penn football team earned its second District One Class AAAA title in three years in impressive fashion last Friday, as the Knights blew out Neshaminy 42-6.

After the game at Council Rock North's Walt Snyder Stadium, NP head coach Dick Beck talk to reporters about the game, including the evolution of the Knights' defense this season.

North Penn now takes on LaSalle, which defeated the Knights in Week 1 27-17, in the PIAA Class AAAA Semifinals 1 p.m. Saturday at Plymouth Whitemarsh.

H.S. FOOTBALL: Something special about this NP squad

By Christiaan DeFranco

I've seen a lot of football games over the years. It's been a while since I've seen a performance as impressive as North Penn's in last week's district final against Neshaminy.

A 42-6 trouncing. And the 6 was an afterthought, with North Penn's starters out of the game and less than a minute on the clock.

When the Knights were up 14-0, people already were talking mercy rule. That's how dominant North Penn was — against a longtime rival and a premier program. Everybody could see that the rout was on, even before it showed up on the scoreboard.

It was something special, even by North Penn's high standards. 

Saturday, December 04, 2010


Win a championship like the North Penn football team did last Friday in topping Neshaminy 42-6 in the District One Class AAAA Final and you can enjoy it a little bit. Here is a bit of the postgame celebration with the Knights being joined by their fans and NP cheerleaders on the field at Council Rock North's Walt Snyder Stadium.