September 2, 2013 |
Eric Dickerson flew. So has time. It has been 29 years since the former Los Angeles Rams star set the NFL's single-season rushing record - a span that matches his jersey number - and now the Hall of Fame back once again waits to see if his mark of 2,105 yards will fall. If last year was an indication, though, Dickerson won't be glued to the TV, wringing his hands every time Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson gets a handoff. While Peterson was moving ever closer to the record in a 2012 regular-season finale, Mr. 2,105 wasn't even watching.
April 25, 2013 |
Barry Sanders will grace the cover of the latest installment of the mega-popular Madden video football games 15 years after retiring from the NFL. EA Sports had fans vote on who would appear on the front of Madden 25 using a 64-player bracket system -- 32 retired players representing the "old school" and 32 current players representing the "new school. " Sanders garnered 58% of the vote over "new school" finalist Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings. I am shocked, excited, humbled, elated.
December 6, 2012 |
Former Detroit Lions running back Barry Sanders talks about the much-discussed issue of his early retirement on the new NFL Network documentary "Barry Sanders: A Football Life. " Sanders said he thought long and hard about retiring before the 1999 season. "Over the next few years it looked like we would probably be rebuilding and we had gotten rid of some good players,” Sanders said. “I just felt like it was time to make a change. "I knew going into the final game of the season before that was pretty much it, so I remember after the game I just broke down.
August 6, 2010
A panel of experts rank the best NFL running backs of all time: STEVE YOUNG , ESPN analyst and Hall of Fame quarterback: 1. Barry Sanders: He was the most unbelievable guy ever. I just couldn't fathom the things that he did. He was the only guy I knew that, instead of going back and talking to the coaches when we were off the field, I would tell the coach, "Hold on, I've got to go watch Barry run. " 2. Emmitt Smith: He was a pure workhorse. You hand him the ball, and he always fell forward.
August 9, 2004 |
John Elway surveyed the sea of Bronco blue and orange, heard the cheers and offered his fans a tribute. "To all the Broncos fans out there, thank you for everything," Elway said Sunday, when he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. "And a final Mile High salute is for every one of you out there." And there were thousands of them at Fawcett Stadium to watch Elway, Barry Sanders, Carl Eller and Bob Brown bring the Hall membership to 225.
February 1, 2004 |
John Elway's Super Bowl record was 0-3 when he finally won one. Then he led the Denver Broncos to consecutive Super Bowl championships and retired, prematurely, some said. But there was an Elway postscript here Saturday when the former Stanford quarterback was voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame along with three others -- Barry Sanders, Carl Eller and former Los Angeles Ram Bob Brown. "That first Super Bowl win legitimized my career," Elway said. "You keep hearing you can't win the big one."