John Constantine Unitas, nicknamed "Johnny U" and "The Golden Arm", was an American professional football player in the National Football League. He spent the majority of his career playing for the Baltimore Colts, he was a record-setting quarterback, the NFL's most valuable player in 1959, 1964, 1967. For 52 years, he held the record for most consecutive games with a touchdown pass, until it was broken in 2012 by Drew Brees. Unitas was the prototype of the modern era marquee quarterback, with a strong passing game, media fanfare, widespread popularity, he has been listed as one of the greatest NFL players of all time. John Constantine Unitas was born in Pittsburgh in 1933 to Francis J. Unitas and Helen Superfisky, both of Lithuanian descent; when Unitas was five years old, his father died of cardiovascular renal disease complicated by pneumonia, leaving the young boy to be raised by his mother, who worked two jobs to support the family. His surname was a result of a phonetic transliteration of a common Lithuanian last name Jonaitis.
Attending St. Justin's High School in Pittsburgh, Unitas played quarterback. In his younger years, Unitas dreamed about being part of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team, but when he tried out for the team, coach Frank Leahy said that he was just too skinny and he would "get murdered" if he was put on the field. Instead, he attended the University of Louisville. In his four-year career as a Louisville Cardinal, Unitas completed 245 passes for 3,139 yards and 27 touchdowns; the 6 ft 1 in Unitas weighed 145 pounds pounds on his first day of practice. His first start was in the fifth game of the 1951 season against St. Bonaventure, where he threw 11 consecutive passes and three touchdowns to give the Cardinals a 21–19 lead. Louisville ended up losing the game 22–21 on a disputed field goal, but found a new starting quarterback. Unitas completed 12 of four touchdowns in a 35 -- 28 victory over Houston; the team finished the season 5 -- 4 -- 1 with Unitas starting. He completed 46 of 99 passes for nine touchdowns.
By the 1952 season, the university decided to de-emphasize sports. The new president at Louisville, Dr. Philip Grant Davidson, reduced the amount of athletic aid, tightened academic standards for athletes; as a result, 15 returning players lost their scholarships. But Unitas maintained his by taking on a new elective: square dancing. In 1952, coach Frank Camp switched the team to two-way football. Unitas not only played safety or linebacker on defense and quarterback on offense, but returned kicks and punts on special teams; the Cardinals won their first game against Wayne State, Florida State in the second game. Unitas completed 16 of 21 passes for 198 yards and three touchdowns, it was said that Unitas put on such a show at the Florida State game that he threw a pass under his legs for 15 yards. The rest of the season was a struggle for the Cardinals, who finished 3–5. Unitas completed 106 of 198 passes for 12 touchdowns; the team won their first game in 1953, against Murray State, lost the rest for a record of 1–7.
One of the most memorable games of the season came in a 59–6 loss against Tennessee. Unitas completed 9 out of 19 passes for 73 yards, rushed 9 times for 52 yards, returned six kickoffs for 85 yards, one punt for three yards, had 86 percent of the team's tackles; the only touchdown the team scored was in the fourth quarter when Unitas made a fake pitch to the running back and ran the ball 23 yards for a touchdown. Unitas was hurt in the fourth quarter while trying to run the ball. On his way off the field, he received a standing ovation; when he got to the locker room he was so tired that his jersey and shoulder pads had to be cut off because he could not lift his arms. Louisville ended the season with a 20–13 loss to Eastern Kentucky. Unitas completed 49 of 95 passes for three touchdowns. Unitas was elected captain for the 1954 season, but due to an early injury did not see much playing time, his first start was the third game of the season, against Florida State. Of the 34-man team, 21 were freshmen.
The 1954 Cardinals went 3–6, with their last win at home against Morehead State. Unitas was slowed by so many injuries his senior year his 527 passing yards ended second to Jim Houser's 560. After his collegiate career, the Pittsburgh Steelers of the NFL drafted Unitas in the ninth round. However, he was released before the season began as the odd man out among four quarterbacks trying to fill three spots. Steelers' head coach Walt Kiesling had made up his mind about Unitas. Among those edging out Unitas was Ted Marchibroda, future longtime NFL head coach. Out of pro football, Unitas—by this time married—worked in construction in Pittsburgh to support his family. On the weekends, he played quarterback and punter on a local semi-professional team called the Bloomfield Rams for $6 a game. In 1956, Unitas joined the Baltimore Colts of the NFL under legendary coach Weeb Ewbank, after being asked at the last minute to join Bloomfield Rams lineman Jim Deglau, a Croatian steel worker with a life much like Unitas, at the latter's scheduled Colts tryout.
The pair borrowed money from friends to pay for the gas to make the trip. Deglau told a reporter after Unitas's death, " uncle told him not to come. Was worried that if he came down and the Colts passed on him, it would look bad." The Colts signed Unitas, much to the chagrin of the Cleveland Bro
The capital city of Kosovo, Pristina National Theater-Pristina is the host of many different film festivals. Celebrities from all over the world walk in the red carpet of the festivals; these festivals make the city attracts interest from local and international visitors, therefore making the city's life more dynamic. The list below shows the main film festivals held in Pristina. "Pristina Film Festival" is an annual festival seven-day festival. It began in 2009 as a mark after the declaration of independence. It’s held on National Theater-Pristina in September, but the sixth edition is being held from 25 April to 2 May 2014; as part of the event, the winners receive a statue called "Golden Goddess", based from a figure "Goddess on the Throne", discovered in Kosovo in 1960 and had become city’s symbol. From 2010 PriFilmFest launched PriFilm Forum which consists seminars and discussions between Kosovo film-makers and those from neighbouring countries; the PriFilmFest founders are: Fatos Berisha, Orhan Kerkezi and Faton Hasimja.
Fest Film Kosovo “Hyjnesha ne Fron” is an annual festival, founded in year 2002. It's held between December. In the first five editions the festival has been held in different cities of Kosovo. Now traditionally it is held in on capital city of Pristina; the name of the festival comes from 5000-year-old monument found in Kosovo and it became Prishtina City's symbol. The festival program includes feature length fictions short films; the competition is divided in: International Competition – for feature films from all over the world Shorts Competition – for short films from all over the world Shorts Competition – for short films national competition Special Screening - new films by established film-makersAwards: The leading actor The leading actress Supporting role actor Supporting role actress Best Screenplay Award Best Photography Award Best Director Award Best Film Award Best International Award Cinema of the future Reward for life work "Skena Up Festival" is an annual seven-day special international festival for students of film and theater.
It began in year 2003 and it’s held between October and December in National Theater-Pristina. It was founded by a group of new artists from University of Prishtina. Is formed as a competition for upcoming artists that makes this festival unique; the festival has two goals. First providing suitable forum for students to present their work to the public therefore creating interaction with audience and receiving feedback. Secondly, by bringing together peers from all over the world and introducing students to internationally renowned directors, producers and actors; as a part of the festivals are workshops, AfterParties and volunteers. Skena UP is part of The International Young Makers in Transit which aims to create opportunities for young European theater makers to show their work on platforms all over Europe. While participating, the young artists engage with European colleagues and will build an international network. Awards:Film Competition Best fiction film Best documentary film Best animation film Best National film Best "ExYU generation Next" Special Jury Mention Theater Competition Best Theater Performance Best Directing Best actor ADRIANA award Special Jury Mention "Nine Eleven" is an annual five-day festival dedicated in remembrance of the live lost in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in 2001.
It began In 2003 as a film and modern design competition expressing artists points of view on that particular day in 2001. From the second edition it has only short film competition. It’s held in September on National Theater-Pristina only dedicated only to Albanian film-makers, it was founded from Blerim Gjoci. Awards: Best Film Best Cinematography Best Editing Best Directing Best Screenplay Best actress Best actor Best music "Rolling Film Festival" is four-day international film festival dedicated to Roma Community, it began in 2009 and now is in its fourth edition. In its third edition the festival took place in 5 different screening places throughout the city of Pristina. Films are selected to demonstrate the diversity and common humanity of Roma stories, therefore goal of the festival is showing the "dreams" and culture of Roma community; the part of the festival are discussion session between movies, workshops and music concerts. "Nje Bote" Film Festival is an annual International Documentary Film Festival on Human Rights where over 320 documentaries, with the topic of the drastic violations of human rights around the globe, were shown.
It is held in "ABC" Cinema in Pristina. It began in 2000 and now it's in 12th edition, it is organised by Council for the Protection of the rights and Freedom, as a part of the Prague-based "World One" Festival. The Festival’s aim is to promote human rights and democracy, but to feature meaningful debates on issues like human rights, civil society, foreign policy, environmental policy, etc. “One World” Festival remains a unique organization in Kosovo because of its topic
SpVgg Bayern Hof is a German association football club based in Hof, Bavaria. The club was founded on 1 June 1910 as Ballspielclub Hof, but within a year was renamed Britannia Hof. In 1913, they merged with FC Phoenix Hof to become FC Bayern Hof. FC Bayern Hof was a unremarkable, local side through its early decades, it spent five seasons in the tier-one Bezirksliga Bayern from 1927. In 1944, the team won promotion to the Gauliga Bayern, Staffel Oberfranken, one of sixteen top flight division, created in 1933 in the re-organization of German football under the Third Reich. However, by that time World War II had overtaken that part of the country and Gauliga play was ended there in the fall. After the war Bayern Hof advanced to the Landesliga Bayern in 1946 where they came out on top of the Staffel Nordbayern only to lose the divisional playoff to Wacker München. League re-structuring saw the club in the 2. Oberliga Süd to open the 1951–52 season, they remained competitive throughout the decade finishing in the top half of the table.
A second-place result in 1959 put the club into Oberliga Süd to play first division football for the first time. They managed only middling results against the stronger, better established teams there and so did not qualify for play in the Bundesliga – Germany's new professional league – when it was established in 1963. BH played in the Regionalliga Süd and through the late 1960s and into the early 1970s, the team played good football and earned some solid finishes – including a division title in 1968 – but failed in three tries to make it through the promotion rounds to the new top division in 1967, 1968 and 1972. In the pre-season 1969–70 Bayern Hof had a taste of international football as they took part in the 1969 Cup of the Alps, they hosted three games at their Stadion Grüne Au against Hellas Verona, Lausanne Sports and Bologna. In 1978, they slipped to the tier-three Bayernliga and began a descent that would land them in Landesliga Bayern-Nord by 1980. In the next fourteen seasons until 1994, the club existed as an elevator side between the Landesliga and Oberliga, playing in the in 1983–84 and 1988–1990 while finishing in the top-three in the Landesliga in the other seasons.
It made a more permanent return to the Oberliga Bayern in 1994, when the new Regionalliga Süd was formed and the best teams from the Bayernliga entered the new league. A decade in the Bayernliga saw the club finish fourth three times, in 1996, 2000 and 2002, but, in 2004, it was relegated again. In 2005 FC Bayern Hof merged with SpVgg Hof to form SpVgg Bayern Hof. SpVgg Hof had been formed in 1893 as the football department of the gymnastics club TV Hof, itself founded in 1861; the footballers became independent in 1924 and were distinguished only by single season appearances in the top flight in 1921 and 1929, an advance to the Amateurliga Bayern for the 1966–67 season. In 2006 the newly unified club captured the division title in the Landesliga Bayern-Nord and were promoted to the fourth division Bayernliga. A difficult 2007–08 season saw the club in deep relegation trouble all season but they managed to climb one rank above the relegation zone and survive. After two better seasons, the club once more played against relegation in 2010–11, having to face SpVgg Bayreuth in a decider, which Hof won 2–1 in extra time to qualify for the Bayernliga promotion round against the Landesliga runners-up.
In this game, a 1–0 victory over Jahn Regensburg II proved enough to maintain its league status. The following season, Hof was a strong contender for the league title coming second to TSV 1860 Rosenheim and earning promotion to the new Regionalliga Bayern; the club was however criticised by the BFV for its desolate second team who, uniquely for a Regionalliga team, was relegated from the ninth tier in 2011–12 and withdrawn for 2012–13. Hof answered this with an open letter to the association, pointing out the club's excellent and extensive youth program and the fact that fielding a second team would still cost it €60,000 to 80,000 per season in the Bezirksliga, an amount the club was unwilling to spend. In the 2012–13 season the club had to struggle against relegation all season and beyond, having to defend its league place in the relegation round with the Bayernliga runners-up. In a two-leg play-off against TSV Großbardorf Hof defended its league place with an aggregate score of 8–4; the following season the club finished 17th once more but this time was directly relegated back to the Bayernliga.
Hof finished third in the Bayernliga in 2015–16 and qualified for the promotion round to the Regionaliga where it defeated Viktoria Aschaffenburg and returned to the fourth tier. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality; the club's honours: Bavarian Under 19 championship Runners-up: 1951 Under 15 Bayernliga Runners-up: 2014‡ Marks championships won by SpVgg Hof, all others by Bayern Hof. Recent managers of the club: The recent season-by-season performance of the club: With the introduction of the Bezirksoberligas in 1988 as the new fifth tier, below the Landesligas, all leagues below dropped one tier. With the introduction of the Regionalligas in 1994 and the 3. Liga in 2008 as the new third tier, below the 2. Bundesliga, all leagues below dropped one tier. With the establishment of the Regionalliga Bayern as the new fourth tier in Bavaria in 2012 the Bayernliga was split into a northern and a southern division, the number of Landesligas expanded from three to five and the Bezirksoberligas abolished.
All leagues from the Bezirksligas onwards were elevated one tier. The club has qualified for the first round of the German Cup a number of times: Source:"DFB-Pokal" (in Ge