September 22, 1990 |
As expected, free-agent kicker John Carney signed with the Rams Friday as insurance for Mike Lansford's sore right leg, and probably will handle the kickoffs Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles at Anaheim Stadium. Lansford, who will do the placekicking, said he could probably also kick off, but the Rams feared that he might further damage his right calf muscle during the game, leaving the team without a placekicker.
August 17, 1985
Bruce Collie, a 275-pound offensive tackle from the University of Texas Arlington who was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers, would probably fit in better with the Raiders. According to Harless Wade of the Dallas Morning News, Collie has a 10-inch scar on his stomach from a knifing, a scar over his right eye from a beer bottle, a scar on one cheek from another beer bottle and a scar on his foot. Yep, another beer bottle.
December 23, 1988
Wayne Fontes figures his most difficult hour as Detroit Lions coach is behind him, since it was the first hour after landing the job. After Lion owner William Clay Ford named him head coach Thursday, Fontes said he was in a daze. "I recall going down in the elevator and getting into my car," he said. "Then I guess I took a wrong turn and couldn't get out of the parking lot. I'm sure Mr. Ford was looking out his window and saw me.
August 22, 1990 |
With volumes already written on the rise and fall of New York Yankee owner George Steinbrenner, it came as no surprise that someone finally invoked the Bard. Ronald Blum of the Associated Press went to Shakespeare's "Coriolanus" for the crowning blow: "Like a dull actor now, "I have forgot my part, and I am out, "Even to a full disgrace. Best of my flesh, "Forgive my tyranny." Add Steinbrenner: Mark B.
September 2, 1989
Was Gene Michael surprised when he was returned as a coach of the New York Yankees in the George Steinbrenner shuffle? "The only thing that surprises me is that people are still surprised when something happens," he said. Michael put in a couple of terms as manager of the Yankees. After the second firing, he was asked if he thought Steinbrenner could manage the club. "I don't know," Michael said. "But if he ever does, I want to be the owner."
January 7, 1990 |
"And, at quarterback, No. 16, JOE Mon-TAN-a!" said the public-address announcer--the turning point in Saturday's NFC playoff game at Candlestick Park. Joe Montana threw four touchdown passes and had a fifth called back by a penalty on himself. Then he returned to play the second half.