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Archive: September, 2009

Clausen has his Montana moment

Tuesday, September 29, 2009, 7:51 PM
He always had the stats and the hype. He came to Notre Dame with the Southern Cal hair and the Tom Cruise swagger, delivered onto campus on Day One in a limousine that had the Golden Domers seething. Even when he put up staggering numbers the last game last year in Hawaii and the first three games... Read more

Mark May, Bite Me, Clausen for Heisman

Friday, September 18, 2009, 9:47 PM
Jimmy Clausen has the third best QB rating in the country. He is sixth in the nation in passing yards. He is going to dominate against Michigan State this week, Purdue next week and Washington on Oct. 3. He has yet to throw an interception. Matt Barkley may not even be around on Oct. 17 and... Read more

Son of Heidi …

Wednesday, September 16, 2009, 7:01 PM
I was sitting in the front passenger seat of a beat up Toyota Highlander, which was parked in front of a Teamsters Hall in East Norriton, Pa. Inside the hall, during a “Beef and Beer” fundraiser, the once-happy family and friends were watching the Phillies blow yet another ninth-inning... Read more

Clausen Will Win the Heisman

Tuesday, September 8, 2009, 5:49 PM
Jimmy Clausen will win the Heisman. Not Mr. Perfect Tim Tebow. The Florida senior will win his third national championship trophy. Not Sam Bradford. The Oklahoma senior won it last year, so people will instinctively vote for someone else. If Roger Staubach didn’t win back to back, Bradford... Read more
About this blog
John Quinn, 57, is sports editor at the Philadelphia Inquirer and is a third generation member of the Subway Alumni.

His grandfather used to listen to the radio and yell out to his son playing on the hardscrabble streets of Corona, Queens: “Bill Shakespeare just threw another touchdown pass!”
His father used to listen to the transistor radio and yell out to his son playing for Stony Brook on Long Island: “Joe Montana just threw another touchdown pass!”
He listens to the radio and yells out to his son watching Phineas and Ferb on a 46-inch HDTV: “Dayne Crist just threw another touchdown pass!” Meanwhile, Jack, 9, will not be a fourth generation member of the Subway Alumni. Reach John at

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