December 10, 2000 |
A street will be named in honor of Purdue quarterback Drew Brees in West Lafayette, Ind. It has a soothing name: Brees Way. "It's kind of crazy," Brees said. "That's a huge thing because the street is in a spot where a lot of people will be traveling. I'll probably have to drive down the street from time to time." Like, every day, Drew? * Trivia time: Who holds the NFL record for most field goals of 50 yards or more in a game?
October 20, 2000
Who is Rob Konrad and why is Bryan Cox saying all those bad things about him? Konrad, an unheralded Miami Dolphin fullback, was minding his business, trying to get knee and ankle sprains healed in time for Monday night's first-place meeting with the Jets when Cox, a former Dolphin linebacker now with the Jets, stepped into a CNN studio and during a television interview declared, "Rob Konrad can't block his way out of a paper bag."
January 22, 1995 |
With Kenny (The Snake) Stabler cackling in a corner, The Kid edged out Smooth to earn the right for Billy (White Shoes) Johnson to juke him on a Florida beach the day before the Super Bowl. If that sounds like the hallucination of somebody who has pounded too many shots of tequila, well, you're close. A tequila company is staging a promotional flag football game in Ft.
December 5, 1988
They called it 3-yards-and-a-cloud-of-dust, and it won a lot of games for Ohio State, but not everyone was enthralled with it. Gus Schrader of the Des Moines Register recalled Woody Hayes saying to a group of writers: "Hey, not all of you think Ohio State's offense is dull. Take John Dietrich there. John, you've written a lot about Ohio State football. Don't you find our offense exciting?" "You're offense is great, Woody," replied Dietrich, a writer for the Cleveland News.
September 29, 2003 |
What: "Beyond Xs and O's: My Thirty Years in the NFL." Author: Jim Hanifan with Rob Rains. Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC. Price: $22.95. Assistant coaches rarely get much recognition, and that usually goes double for offensive line coaches. But that's not the case with Jim Hanifan, who is famous enough to author a book. Hanifan, the offensive line coach of the St. Louis Rams, may become the first coach elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame largely on his success as an assistant.
October 26, 2000 |
Woody Paige of the Denver Post, ridiculing the Broncos for losing to the previously winless Cincinnati Bengals, 31-21, on Sunday: "Mike Shanahan has scheduled the Broncos' annual Official Team Photo for [today]. "However, Shanahan should forget the photo shoot and cancel all shore leave for the bye weekend. After playing like warthogs against the most feeble, futile franchise in football, the Broncos deserve no time, no quarter given. "Boot camp, not training camp."