All my life I grew-up in a Philadelphia sports fan family; it's simply in my blood to love these teams that never seem to pull through for me. When it comes to the Eagles, I remember watching them when Randall Cunningham was leading the team as quarterback.
Articles by Kasey Minnick
The Philadelphia Phillies, as of Sept. 12, were seven games behind the New York Mets in the National League East with 17 games remaining. Chances looked dim, so Philly fans looked to play catch-up with the San Diego Padres for the Wild Card instead. Who would of thought that neither the Mets nor the Padres would make the playoffs and the Phillies would hang another banner in Citizen's Bank Park? Sept.
Sports fans may think it's all fun and games for professional athletes, but when these athletes prepare for a game, they go through more than we think. Athletes in the sports world are so concerned about their performances that they take on superstitions of their own and not all of them are so simple.
The Cabrini College men's soccer team, now 7-1 overall and tenth in the Mid-Atlantic Region is looking to do more damage to their opponents this season as they try to further themselves in the standings. At their last home game against Alvernia College on Sept.
Michael Vick, seven-year veteran of the National Football League and former quarterback of the Atlanta Falcons, pleaded guilty to the dog-fighting charges brought against him and fellow friends on Aug. 27. In a summary of facts accompanying the plea agreement filed, Vick admitted that six to eight dogs killed in April of this year died as a result of the "collective efforts" of himself and two of his three co-defendants, Purnell Peace and Quanis Phillips according to sportinglife.
The Cabrini College women's tennis team could make history with a win on Saturday, Sept. 15 at Marywood University. Currently, the women's team has 33 straight Pennsylvania Athletic Conference wins and approaching the record of 35, ironically held by Marywood.
As the 2007 Major League season is coming to an end, the Philadelphia Phillies are fighting for their chances to reach the playoffs through the wild card race. On Aug. 24, Cabrini Night, the Phillies looked to gain a game on the San Diego Padres. President Antoinette Iadarola was the woman of the night to throw out the first pitch.
For senior social work major Lauren Deas, this past summer was another award-winning experience at the National Collegiate Athletic Association's track and field championships at Oshkosh Wisconsin University. "The experience was very different from my other appearances at Nationals.
For upperclassman, Aug. 23, move-in day, was a flashback. For incoming freshman, it is now the start of their new life after leaving their alma mater. The roads leading to Cabrini College were lined with families in cars, vans and SUV's stocked full of the bare necessities for their high school graduate.
The 43 senior athletes of Cabrini College were honored on Friday, April 13 at the Grace Hall Atrium during the annual Senior Athletic Banquet. With more than 140 people in attendance, they were there to recognize those athletes who contributed four years of service and dedication to their respective sport.
Since it is the last days of October's Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I felt this would be a good time to get in a rant before it would be outdated. As many of my readers know, I am a bartender at my hometown's local firehouse. Talks of the day among the bar-goers can vary from what the wives are making for dinner, how much they paid for their last tank of gas or Obama's latest policies.
I was talking to a fellow sports fan this past week (not an Eagles fan) and he said, "Well, you should be happy because your team is playing the Raiders this week." I automatically lashed right back at him and made a cliche remark about the movie "Any Given Sunday.
Even though I go to college in a Philadelphia suburb, it doesn't mean that all of my gripes need to be about the "hometown" teams. This week's gripe is much different and it's about a "respected" player that has been around the National Football League for 18 years.
Harry Kalas has been out of the sports world and the Phillies sports world, for roughly five and a half months now. I never had the opportunity to have a conversation with him, but I was privileged enough to meet him at "Cabrini Night at the Phillies" my junior year of college.
As I was debating on what issue irked me the most this week, my mind wandered to browsing the Internet. As I accessed my Facebook account, I saw that I had one event invitation. Because of this invitation, I chose my topic: Michael Vick's first regular season game with the Philadelphia Eagles.
Being from a small town with no football team and enrolling in a Division III college with no football team, plain and simple, sucks. I always envied the nearby high schools that on every Friday night would bundle up in the "letter" jackets, drive their decorated cars to football games and take part in a live sporting event that has its own unique feel.
As I was serving drinks at the local "hosie" in Weatherly this past Sunday, I was all smiles when the score read 17-7 in favor of my Philadelphia Eagles. After a shaky first quarter, things started to look up for the Eagles, as they seemed to get their helmets on straight.
The Philadelphia Phillies have actually won a championship since I have been alive. I don't think it has actually hit me yet and most likely won't hit me until the next World Series will be broadcast on national television. With that being said, there is no better feeling for a sports fan than to go to their ballpark, sit in the stands and take it all in.