For those of you who don't frequent the Philadelphia Eagles official site, they have been doing a rather nice job with their content for the Reggie White tribute in coordination with all of the festivities going on tonight. Reggie's number is officially being retired at tonight's game against the Seatle Seahawks. There are video interviews with Merrill Reese, Garry Cobb, Andy Reid, Chris Berman as well as testimonials by Clyde Simmons, Keith Byars, Mike Pitts, Mike Golic. There is a four part video real that is definitely worth checking out for any Eagles fan.
Last week while browsing the Eagles site, I was thinking back on my memories of Reggie. I remembered when I was maybe 10 so I drew or painted a picture of one of Reggie's football cards I had. I remember thinking to myself what a great job I had done and being really happy with my work. Last week I went into the attic where my parents still have amazing amounts of old stuff in search of the drawing. This was like looking for a needle in a haystack. I unfortunately did not find the drawing. I did find a painting I made of Shaq's locker with his jersey from the Orlando Magic and I even dated it '93. In my search, I found some great football/baseball/basketball cards. In a pile of random basketball cards (I think it was mostly Stadium Club) I came across, miraculously, the card I think I tried to replicate when I was 10 or so. I believe it is Reggie's Topps rookie card. What are the odds that I would have found this among thousands of cards? I took a picture of the card next to Scott's starting lineup of Reggie. That is my tribute to the late great Reggie White.
My camera's batteries are perpetually dead, so I had to use my crappy cellphone camera.
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# of hours / week: 10 – 20 hours
Deadline: November 20
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• Perform Competitive Network Analysis
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• Other various projects as assigned
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Former Penn State president Graham Spanier's criminal conviction means he is barred from pursuing defamation claims against former FBI director Louis Freeh, a judge ruled on Wednesday.
Spanier, who said Freeh made false statements about him in a scathing 2012 report on Penn State's handling of the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse scandal, was convicted in March of covering up a 2001 abuse allegation against the retired assistant football coach.
Citing Spanier's conviction, Freeh's lawyers argued the defamation suit should be dismissed. Senior Judge Robert Eby said in his ruling that lawyers for both sides agreed Spanier's conviction on a child endangerment count barred him from pursuing his civil claims.
Freeh, in a statement issued by his lawyer, said he was "not surprised that this frivolous and malicious claim has finally been dismissed."
Freeh concluded in his report for Penn State's board of trustees that Spanier, two other administrators and late football coach Joe Paterno concealed abuse allegations against Sandusky for more than a decade out of a desire to avoid bad publicity for the university.
Former athletic director Tim Curley and former vice president Gary Schultz pleaded guilty to child endangerment and were sentenced to jail.
Spanier faces two months in jail but is free on bail while he appeals. He said in a statement Wednesday that he's confident he will win his appeal and will be able to resume his defamation case against Freeh.
Sandusky was found guilty in 2012 of sexually abusing 10 boys and is serving 30 to 60 years in prison. He has maintained his innocence.
Penn State has paid out nearly a quarter-billion dollars in fines, settlements and other costs associated with the sex abuse scandal, and the football program suffered heavy NCAA sanctions. More than 100 of Paterno's victories were briefly erased from the record books.
Paterno's family and supporters hotly dispute Freeh's findings.