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.
September 19, 2001 |
Bernie Lincicome in the Rocky Mountain News: "Sports should be nicer now; a good thing, I suppose. I expect less trash talk, fewer cheap shots, not as much chatter about going to war, that sort of thing .... "I think one of the most overwrought leads ever written on a sports story came from an English sportswriter covering another World Cup defeat of the national soccer team by Germany.
January 22, 1998 |
The Denver Broncos conducted a team meeting earlier this season to determine if Bill Romanowski, who had spit on San Francisco receiver J.J. Stokes, was racist or stupid, and came to the unanimous conclusion he was stupid. Everyone else pretty much agrees that "Romo" also is a dirty player.
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.