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NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE: NEWS & NOTES

 

(courtesy of NFLmedia.com)

Here’s the latest news, information and milestones from the National Football League.

 

***When Kansas City defeated Green Bay, 19-14, handing the Packers their first loss of the season, dropping them to 13-1. It was Romeo Crennel’s first game as the Chiefs’ head coach. That ended Green Bay’s 15-game regular-season winning streak, the longest streak ended by a head coach in his NFL debut for a team.

The previous mark was held by Pro Football Hall of Famer Paul Brown, whose Browns defeated the Philadelphia Eagles, winners of their past eight games in 1949, in Cleveland’s first game as an NFL team on September 16, 1950.

 

***The Detroit Lions drove 98 yards in the final minutes of their game in Week 15 at Oakland and scored a touchdown with 39 seconds remaining to top off the comeback win. Detroit QB Matthew Stafford passed for 391 yards and four touchdowns and wide receiver Calvin Johnson caught nine balls for 214 yards and two touchdowns. The two hooked up on the game-winning TD from six yards out.

Stafford at 23 years, 10 months old has passed for 4,145 yards and a team-record 33 touchdowns and is the second youngest QB in NFL history with at least 4,000 passing yards and 30 TD passes in a season behind Hall of Fame QB Dan Marino from 1984.

***San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers has surpassed 4,000 yards (4,015) for the fourth straight season. He joins Peyton Manning and Drew Brees as the only QB’s in NFL history to pass for 4,000+ yards in at least four consecutive seasons.

***Philadelphia Eagles RB Le Sean Mc Coy leads the NFL with 20 TD’s, 17 rushing, 3 receiving and passed Pro Football Hall of Famer Steve Van Buren who had 18 in 1945 for the most in a season in franchise history. That was the longest-standing single-season club TD mark in the NFL. The current record now belongs to John David Crow of the Cardinals in 1962. He scored three TD’s against the New York Jets in Week 15.

***In the Cowboys Week 15 win over Tampa Bay, 31-15, QB Tony Romo became the first quarterback in team history to throw three touchdowns and run for another in the first half of a game. Romo, who made his 75th career start, passed for 249 yards and his 20,283 passing yards are the the third-most for any player in NFL history through his first 75 starts, joining Hall of Famer Dan Marino, 20,492 and Kurt Warner 20,305.

***The Saints defeated Minnesota in Week 15, 42-20. In the contest Drew Brees became the first player in NFL history to complete 80+ percent of his passes (32 of 40, 80 percent) and throw for at least 400 yards (412) and five touchdowns with no interceptions in a game. It marked his 11th 300-yard passing game of 2011, the most in a single season all-time. Brees has 4,780 yards, joining Peyton Manning as the only QB’s to pass for at least 4,500 yards in three different seasons and needs 305 yards to set the single-season passing record set by Pro Football Hall of Fame QB Dan Marino’s 5,084.

 

Info compiled from NFL game notes and NFLmedia.com news

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS FOR WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 15, 2010: Almanacs, News & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANACS

Today is Wednesday, September 15, the 258th day of 2010. That means there are 107 days left in the year.

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

* On September 15, 1940, during the World War II Battle of Britain, the momentum turned as the Royal Air Force inflicted heavy losses against the Luftwaffe, forcing Adolph Hitler to indefinitely postpone his plans to invade Britain.

* In 1776, British forces occupied New York City during the American Revolution.

* In 1789, the U.S. Department of Foreign affairs was renamed the Department of State.

* In 1857, William Howard Taft, who served as president of the United States and as U.S. Chief Justice, was born in Cincinnati.

* In 1959, Nikita Krushchev became the first Soviet head of state to visit the United States as he arrived at Andrews Air Force Base outside Washington, where he was greeted by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

* In 2000, the Summer Olympics opened in Sydney, Australia.

CELEBRITY NEWS

Harold Gould (wfe cc photo)

Veteran character actor Harold Gould, born Harold V. Goldstein ,who played the father of the Valerie Harper character on Rhoda and the con man Kid Twist in the 1973 movie The Sting, has died at age 86.

He died of prostate cancer at the Motion Picture & Television Fund retirement community in Woodland Hills.


President Barack Obama has written a children's book (file photo)

Our 44th president, Barack Obama has written a children’s book, Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters, to be published November 16.

The book pays tribute to 13 Americans, including George Washington, artist Georgia O’Keeffe and baseball great Jackie Robinson. It is illustrated by Cincinnati artist Loren Long.

Of Thee I Sing is intended for children 3 years of age and older.

The publisher, Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young readers, an imprint of Random House, says the book is priced at $17.99 with proceeds going to charity.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

88 Jackie Cooper, actor. The youngest actor to gain a best-actor nomination, at age 9 for Skippy.

65 Jessye Norman, opera singer.

64 Tommy Lee Jones, actor.

49 Dan Marino, Football Hall of Fame QB.

26 Prince Henry, “Harry” of Wales.

24 Heidi Montag, actress from the reality-TV show, The Hills.

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Zach Thomas returns to his original team and retires a Dolphin

compiled from staff and wire reports

Zach Thomas and his agents Drew and Jason Rosenhaus got the idea that Thomas could sign a one-day contract with the Miami Dolphins and retire as part of that franchise.

The agents called the Dolphins management and it was ‘yes’!

On Thursday, Thomas signed a one-day contract, officially worth $1 , which meant alot to Thomas who did not receive a proper farewell when Miami released him back in 2008.

Zach Thomas (nfl)

A fifth-round draft pick out of Texas Tech in 1996, Thomas became a star during his 12 years with Miami. He was one of the faces of the franchise along with the likes of Dan Marino and his brother-in-law Jason Taylor.

Thomas had 1,038 tackles, 19 1/2 sacks and 17 interceptions in 168 games for the Dolphins, and he was chosen to seven Pro Bowls.

He spent the 2008 season with the Dallas Cowboys, then was in camp in 2009 with Kansas City, which released him before the season for unspecified injury issues. He never played again.

Tiger Woods back for The Masters! Jack Nicklaus thinks so

Jack Nicklaus (wfe)

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Tiger Woods (pga)

Wednesday afternoon, Legendary golfer Jack Nicklaus had just finished playing a Pro-Am round of golf in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., with Drew Brees, Dan Marino and saxaphonist Kenny G, where he broke an 80 after finishing with a birdie. He was asked about how he sees the timetable for Tiger Woods’ return to the PGA Tour.

“The Golden Bear” said he would not be surprised if Woods would return in time for the Masters tournament, which begins April 8. Woods, the world’s number 1 player has won the Masters four times in his career.

Nicklaus says that Tiger will probably play a couple of tournaments just to get back in the groove before jumping into a major tournament like the Masters.

Jack Nicklaus will be at the Masters this year as an honorary starter. He has won the Masters six times in his career.

The Columbus, Ohio native has said during this past off-season that 2010 might be a phenomenal year for Tiger Woods if he wanted to creep up a little closer to Nicklaus’ record of 18 major championships. Three of  the majors this year will be on courses where Woods has been very dominant before: Augusta National, Pebble Beach and St, Andrews. Of Woods’ 14 major wins, half  have been accumulated on those three courses. Tiger has never missed a Masters or a U.S. Open since 1995.

Since the whole Tiger Woods infidelity scandal broke last November, Jack Nicklaus has been very hesitant to comment, saying that someone’s private life is their business.