Last donation: Heriberto S., McDonough, GA, 4/24/23 (thanks, Heriberto!!) Two on 4/14/23 (thanks to Joe F. and Ross M. ); Tom W., Palm Coast, Fla. 2/18/23 (thanks, Tom!!!)Ed P., Yardley, Pa. (1/9/23; thanks, Ed,) Lawrence S., West Chester, Pa., 12/28/22, our first contribution in over a month (thanks Larry, this will help in having to replace the printer we purchased in the summer that went on the fritz); Bob C., Chadds Ford, Pa., 11/27/22 (thanks Bob, our first contribution since September) Ed P., Perkasie, Pa. who donated 9/24/22 at the UMass game and Ed and I both remember and love Pennridge coach Wayne Helman; Joe S. (Delaware County), 9/3/22 (thanks Joe, hope to see you at Lafayette or RU); James G. (thanks James and for all the great posts you make on this site),, 7/29/22: Matt P. (former Al Golden player, thank you Matt for the generous donation it will be put to good use as we will explain in Monday’s post), 6/9/22; Matt F., Horsham, Pa. (thanks, Matt!!), June 6, 2022; David, B., Milton, DE (thanks, Dave), April 11, 2022: Andy B., Philadelphia, Pa. (our first donation of 2022, thanks Andy), March 3, 2022; Ed P., Yardley, Pa. 12/25/21 (thanks, Ed for the Christmas donation); Matt F., no hometown found (“a celebratory donation for Carey’s firing”), 11/30/21 thanks, Matt; Jon E., Cincinnati, Ohio, 11/29/21 (thanks, Jon for the donation and the great comments on this site); James G., Royersford, Pa. 11/28/21 (thanks, Jim, for the donations and your comments on the website); Anonymous (no home town given but donation really appreciated), 11/20/2021; Roger D., Rehoboth Beach,, Del., 10/24/21; Joe S., Drexel Hill, Pa. 10/3/21 (thanks, Joe) At the BC game (9/18), John from Landenburg (thanks, John for being a great friend of this site for so many years); Three Aug. 21 donations: Eric A (former player), Atlanta, Ga; Anonymous (by request), Cincinnati, Oh; Tim R., Buffalo, N.Y. (sincere thanks to all); David N., Silver Springs, Md (thanks Dave) 7/10/21; former Temple player Matt P., who lives in Columbus, GA now (thanks Matt) 7/9/21; Joe F., Philadelphia (4/7/11, thanks Joe) Matt F., Horsham, Pa., 3/27/21 (thanks, Matt); Jon E., Cincinnati, Ohio (1/31/21, thanks Jon) Ed P.,, Yardley, Pa. (thanks, Ed, much appredicated), 1/16/21; Mitchell S. , 12/21/20, our first contribution since (10/8) earlier, Former Owl Bruce G., Flourtown, Pa, who generously donated $100 in “honor” of the Ambler guy 10/8/20; (if they hate you in Ambler, we love you in Flortown,” BG says). Thanks, BG, we appreciate it; Earlier: James G., Philadelphia (7/21/20, thanks James) Robert B., Philadelphia (7/13/20, thanks, Bob, hope to see you at the tailgates again this fall); Previous: Jon E. from Cincinnati 6/15/20, our first donation this calendar year (thanks, Jon); Earlier, John from Landenberg; Kurt B., Wyomissing Hills, PA (former Temple player, 10-15-19) Earlier: David B. , Springfield, PA (9/26/19 … thanks, Dave!) also John from Landenberg (9/21/19); Tom W., Palm Coast, Fla. (8/22/19, thanks Tom!! Also, 10 days earlier, Bob. C and Joe S. and, on June 26, first bowl MVP Mark B.
Earlier: Matt F., Philadelphia; Matt P. (former Temple player) John from Landenberg and Jon E. from Cincinnati
Jay M. no hometown found ; Earlier: William B. Chicago; John from Landenberg, ; Mark B, South Jersey, Joe S, Springfield, PA…,
Ed P., Perkasie, Pa; and Richard W. (no hometown given); Phil E., Lorton, Va.; Tim C., no hometown available; Bob C., David B., Springfield (Montco); Mark B., from South Jersey; John from Landenberg, Pa.; Joe S., Primos, PA; Thomas W., Palm Coast Fla; Jon E., Cincinnati; Mike S.,no hometown; Ed P., Yardley; William B., Chicago; Matt M., Philadelphia; Matt T.., Oreland; Kevin H., Philadelphia; John from Landenberg, Pa.; Carl M, Silver Spring, Md.;; Brett K., Swedesboro, N.J.; Joe S., Primos, Pa.; Ed M., Paoli, Pa.; Phil E., Lorton, Va.; Ross M., Garden City, NY; David K., Malvern; Jon E., Cincinnati ; Jon, SE Ohio; Cordalia and Jim S., Eastampton, NJ.; Herb G., Newport News, Va.; Richard W., Royersford; Matt T., Philadelphia, Pa.; MWB, Mechanicsville, Va.; Phil E., Lorton, Va.; K.J., Alexandria, Va.; Jeff D., Philadelphia,; Michael R., Philadelphia,Matt T, Philadelphia, Pa.; Ed M., Paoli, Pa.(8 in a row for 8 in a row, thanks EM); Jake and Diane Gicker, Dunmore, Pa.; Ed M., Paoli, Pa.; Adrian R. Sr., Harrisburg, Pa.; Frank M., Marlton, N.J.; Ernie, Millville, N.J.; ; Jay M., Salem, Ore.; Joe S., Primos, Pa.; Phil E., Lorton, Va; Tom W., Palm Coast, Fla.; Matt M., (five donations in a row); Kevin F., Philadelphia, Pa.;Matt M. (three donations in a row, thanks, Matt); Matt M.; Matt M.; Brian C., Philadelphia, Pa.; Matt M., Hometown ;Unknown; David N., Silver Spring, Md.; Matt M., hometown unknown; Frank K., Horseheads, N.Y.; Mike F., Montauk, N.Y.; John, Landenberg, Pa.; Michael B, D.C.; Joe S., Primos, Pa.; James G., Philadelphia, Pa.; Michael R., Philadelphia, Pa.; David N., Silver Spring (Md.);
Mark H., Gilbertsville, Pa.; Lisa M., Hummelstown, Pa.; Johnny Who, West Chester, Pa.; John T., Medford, N.J. (formerly North Catholic, Philly); Jon, SE Ohio; Jay M., Salem, Ore.; Dan M., Moscow, Pa.; Cyrus, Oklahoma City; Jon E., Cincinnati; Chris K., Harrisburg, Pa.; Chip M., Silver Spring, Md.; Dave B., Springfield, Pa.; Kent J., Alexandria, Va.; Ross M., Garden City, N.Y.; Joe S., Primos, Pa.; Ed F., Philadelphia, Pa.; Frank P., Jamison, Pa.; Jon E., Cincinnati, Ohio; Phil E., Lorton, Va.; Matt G., Haddonfield, N.J.; Tom L., Charlottesville, Va.; Thomas S., Landisville, Pa.; Jack D., Haddonfield, N.J.; Heriberto S., McDonough, Ga; Dr. Jim S., Mt. Pleasant, S.C.; Dick White, Milton, Del.; Matt T., Philadelphia; Jerome S., North Caldwell, N.J.; Mike D., Fairview, N.C.; Tim W., Myerstown, Pa.; Edward P., Yardley, Pa.; Tom W., Palm Coast, Fla.; Kurt B., Wyomissing, Pa.; Joe S., Primos, Pa.; Tom S., East Norriton, Pa.; Jon E., Cincinnati, Ohio; Matt T., Yardley, Pa.; Steve C., West Chester, Pa.; Floyd, Blackwood, N.J.; Jim J., Chalfont, Pa.; John, Landenberg, Pa; Jon E., Cincinnati; Ron A., Camp Hill, Pa.; Jay S., Jenkintown, Mr. John H.; Jonathan N., Atlanta, Ga.; Michael E., Levittown, Pa.; Ted D., Media, Pa. Nick and Sharon, Upper Bucks County; Phil E., Lorton, Va.; Todd H., New York City; Alex H., Westport, CT; Joe S., Primos, PA; Kent J., Alexandria, Va.; Ross M., Garden City, N.Y.; Stanley G., Mountain Top, Pa.; David N., Silver Spring, Md.; Micah F., Philadelphia, Pa.; James S., Mt. Pleasant, S.C.; Tom W., Palm Coast, Fla.; Johnny B. at the Hill Studio, Paulsboro, N.J.; Nick C., Philadelphia; Tom C., Birmingham, Ala.; Phil. E. (Fast Phil), Lorton, Va; Jerome S., North Caldwell, N.J.; Kent J., Alexandria, Va.; George P., Downingtown, Pa.; Edward F., Philadelphia; Bryan S., North East, Pa.; Josh P., West Chester, Pa.; Brent Z., Atlanta, Ga.; David B., Springfield (D), Pa; Lisa M., Hummelstown, Pa.; David H., Pottstown, Pa.; Brian O., Ambler, Pa; Frank P., Jamison, Pa.; Brian C., Philadelphia; Mark B., Manlius, N.Y.; Ted D., Media; Scott J., Columbus, Ohio; Thomas H., Mullica Hill, N.J.; George T., Rehoboth Beach, Del.; Rob G., Fleetwood, Pa; Steve C., West Chester, Pa.; Fred A., St. Augustine, Fla.; Michael S., Westfield, N.J.; John, Landenberg, Pa.; Kent J., Alexandria, Va.; Frank P., Jamison, Pa; Matt G., Basking Ridge, N.J.; Joe S., Primos, PA; Nick and Sharon, Upper Bucks County; John T., Medford, N.J.; Cap P., Finksburg, Md; Coolowl, New York City; Michael B., Washington, D.C.; Oakee, Salem, VA; Rob from Fleetwood; John from New Kensington; Kathyrn, Bloomingville, Ohio; Rockland Owl; Matt, Haddonfield, N.J.; Anthony, New York City; Jason F., Berlin (N.J.); Ed, New Hope; Mark B., Manlius, N.Y.; Mike, Lindenwold, N.J.; Tom C., Birmingham, Ala. Jim, Mt. Pleasant, S.C.; Kurt, Wyomissing Hills, PA;
Dave, Ocean City, N.J.; James, Chalfont; Ross, Garden City (N.Y.); Schmitty, Ocean City, N.J.; Sarge (via Schmitty);
Broad Street Leon; Martin, Encino (Calif.); John, Boston; Mike, Susannanoa, N.C.; Francis, Lansdale; Tom L., Charlottesville, Va.; Mark, Gilbertsville, Pa.; Frank, Sebastian, Fla.; George, Toms River, N.J.; Tom, Branchburg, N.J.; Chris, Philly (our first Philly donation!); John, Landenberg, Pa.; Tom S. East Norriton, Pa.;
Put another way….when the team shows up consistently the fans will show up consistently.
After watching three games, the losses and the wins are pretty much on the coaches. One game (Stony Brook) we show some creativity with players like Isaiah Wright and we win, 38-squat. The other two games we are very vanilla and lose. I think it’s important for the team to show up consistently but more important for the coaches to put them in the best position to win and that just has not happened.
BINGO, you nailed it.., the crowds would show up if they had something to watch.., we have the 12th ranked offense in the AAC, and have had a less than average offense since Christ was a corporal.., the fans will show up when the offense starts lighting it up
I think we could get 30K. This is a real bad opponent!
Bad opponents usually mean bad crowds. Name (good) opponents mean better crowds. Love to have Boston College as my Homecoming punching bag this year instead of Charlotte.
Mike at some point in time we need to hold the team more accountable,
fans show up to watch their team perform against the good and the bad.., to date, we are not a very good football team.., we are 122nd out of 128 teams in total offense.., who in their right mind would pay to watch that (not counting us warped Temple die-hard)?
Holding the team accountable. Just can’t blame them for Army when the fullback gaps are left open and the LBs are told to set up 4-5 yards deep. I seriously hope we weren’t afraid of them passing, but it looks like we set up our regular base defense. Also, plenty of talk about how we piped in the artificial noise at practice and we still jump offsides and get false starts. What’s going on over at the E-O? Maybe they cut practice short for another ping-pong tournament. False starts and offsides never happened like this under Hardin. He could go a whole year getting 120 yards for those two penalties. We do it in a week:
I took kj to mean, put the poor attendance on the teams record not on the players.
Wish I lived in the area… I assure you I’d be hardcore. Do my best to at least help with the TV ratings but that’s kinda like voting… hard to believe you’re making a difference. I depend on you to keep me connected from Michigan Thanks for keeping it real!
Thanks, Matt. Trying to keep it real. These penalties are ridiculous and it makes us look like we don’t even practice or don’t do it with the requisite detail.
For a team whose coach preaches discipline, this team either isn’t getting the message or he’s exaggerating. Last week it seemed that the Owls were penalized every other play. Those penalties gave PSU unearned first downs, wiped out a highlight touchdown play, and turned a twenty yard loss into a fifteen yard gain. They also made sure that PSU had good field position and TU did not. If they have more than three penalties tomorrow, we are either being lied to or this team is incapable of playing sound football.
Would someone be willing to ask MR if he can spell O-F-F-E-N-S-E?
There are usually three reasons for penalties: one, the opposing team is bigger, stronger, and faster so you cheat to compensate; two, coaches fail to teach the fundamentals; three, players have been taught but lack the discipline to perform to standard on a consistent basis.
The fix: one, recruit bigger, better, faster athletes; two, fire the coaches who can’t and hire those that can teach the game; three, sit players whose penalties decrease the probability of winning the game.., this is not rocket science…,
Sitting in the downtown Marriott tonight overhearing the bar crowd talk about how “Temple is not good this year” …., it is true, we are what are record says we are
certainly not as good so far. after the army loss, I felt the only way to redeem the program to the fan base was beating Penn State. Now I feel the only way to redeem it is to run the table until USF and then it is on the fans to make that an impossible situation for USF to win. One, I think we will run the table until then; two, I don’t think the fans will make enough of a difference because the belief system in Temple (as stated in that hotel comment) has evaporated. Last week, all we had to do was get 60 yards or less in penalties and we win the game. Sixty yards is usually a lot of penalty yardage in a normal game. We go off the charts. This is an undisciplined team and that is on the coaches, not the kids.
30K at start, but watch as it becomes a blowout the fans will leave early.
should be a blowout a close game could actually keep some of the fans that show up for homecoming. I know my one professor shows up for just the homecoming game every year. He isn’t much a football fan at all. He told me that he typically doesn’t stick around for the entire game regardless.
Sorry but I disagree with blaming coaches for penalties. These aren’t kids, they are 18-23 year old men who at this point in they’re career should know what a penalty is. You learn the fundamentals of the game at the pee wee and high school level. Cannot blame coaches for the players holding, jumping offsides or pass interference. That’s all on the players, especially at the D1 level.
Then how come Central Bucks West in Mike Pettine’s 24 years averaged LESS than 15 yards of penalties a game? Penalties are the DIRECT result of great coaching, drilling and repetition and getting in kid’s faces in practice when they do it so it never gets done in a game. How come Wayne Hardin had no more than 65 yards in penalties in any of his games in 13 years at Temple. Drilling, repetition, more reps. This stuff should have been cleaned up in practice. It’s on the coaches, not the kids.
we are 2-2, and are playing the most freshmen in the MR era – this is a rebuilding year by any acceptable definition.., success means getting better each game and going to a bowl game
Some of the freshman (RB and QB) showed some promise in the second half of the game today. Nerves where there and they didn’t look polished. Glad they got some play time.
Well, we won but I doubt there was even 20k people in attendance today. VERY low turnout in the stands. Still, a wins a win. (Seriously people should go for the capes and towel alone!)
I wasn’t able to make today’s game (family funeral today) but managed to catch the game from the second quarter on Comcast and the crowd actually looked decent considering, I would have guessed around 25K
This is the first game I got to this year. I like being able to see the whole field. It showed me something in the first quarter. Walker throws to the wrong guy a lot. Yes we blew them out, but he made several bad decisions. Good teams will make us pay for that.
my thoughts exactly, Walker is a great young man. being a championship QB is another conversation…,
JT is our most promising player on offense.., Armstead is more of a Kenny Harper type…, #66 must stop w/the penalties
after 4 games the OL is still searching for the starting 5, this is not a good sign…,
the DL needs a dominant player, someone who the opposing teams must double-team, we don’t have one and we’ll pushed off the line of scrimmage until we get bigger and stronger or get a special player on the DL
what happened to the Temple pass rush?
the Linc was a dead zone today, no energy in the building.., not sure we’ll ever capture the magic again like beating PSU and hosting College Game Day.., still upset about how we finished last season, those opportunities may never come back
More people in the parking lot in than the stadium.
I’ve never understood that someone would take the train or drive to South Philly to stay in a parking lot all day. It’s a lack of comprehension I will take to my grave (hopefully not soon).
Yes kj, #66 has single handedly hurt the team more than any other player. He’s a veteran, so what gives? Maybe the coaches are teaching too much aggressiveness and not enough smart disipline. There was no way we’d blow out PSU like Michigan did, but we should have won that game. The penalties are on BOTH the coaches AND the players – the players have brains in their heads too. At least they did much better yesterday, now keep it up!
How come no mention here of the Temple stadium. Is that officially dead with the departure of Theobald?
Don’t believe it was ever alive because the city has to approve and the city will never approve. City Council and The Mayor are dead set against it. Uni wants to spend only $126 million on it, so that indicates to me that the “bribe money” that built the LC is not available to twist city arms. No twisty, no stadiumy.