Rick O'Brien has been on our staff since 1993, primarily covering high school sports in Southeastern Pennsylvania.He focuses on football and boys' basketball and baseball, with other events (Penn Relays, regattas on the Schuylkill, etc.) and some pro sports mixed in.Friendship, community, a sense of belonging is what human beings crave for, and prisoners should not be deprived of that.
“Jack just kind of threw it up in my direction and I was able to go up and get the ball,” said Long, who played football for the Springfield Youth Club.
The solid defensive effort against Upper Dublin (8-4) was spearheaded by linemen Justin Shields, Derek Strain, Dan Pennestri and Kevin Deal, and linebackers Ja’Den Mc Kenzie and Patrick Clemens.
We have a good group of seniors and we worked hard over the summer.” Long, one of the top lacrosse players in the country, made a late touchdown catch in a 17-6 triumph over visiting Upper Dublin in Friday night’s PIAA District 1 Class 5A semifinal.
A free safety on defense, Long helped top-seeded Springfield limit the fifth-seeded Cardinals to 23 yards rushing on 17 attempts, 42 yards passing, and three first downs through three quarters.
And they do." He revealed that, while his father was the inspiration for the father in The Simpsons, the real life Homer did not eat doughnuts.
"My father was a really sharp cartoonist and filmmaker.
"My father recorded the telling of the story by Lisa to Maggie, and then he used it as the soundtrack to a movie.
So the idea of dramatising the family – Lisa, Maggie, Matt – I think was the inspiration for doing something kind of autobiographical with The Simpsons. " The show has made a running joke of hiding the true Springfield's location.
I also figured out that Springfield was one of the most common names for a city in the US.
In anticipation of the success of the show, I thought, 'This will be cool; everyone will think it's their Springfield'.
Groening said he has long given fake answers when asked about the Simpsons' hometown, leaving open the possibility that his latest one is itself another fake. Whenever people say it's Springfield, Ohio, or Springfield, Massachusetts, or Springfield, wherever, I always go, "Yup, that's right." However, the city has already incorporated the Simpsons into its own town lore. In one episode, daughter Lisa points to Springfield on a map, but the animated "camera view" is blocked by son Bart's head.