August 13, 1996 |
A Houston Oilers' official said the franchise likely will play its first season of Tennessee home games in Memphis instead of Nashville. "We're assuming at this point, and feeling fairly confident, that the team will be playing in the Liberty Bowl," vice-president Mike McClure said. NFL owners approved the Oilers moving to Nashville in 1998, but only if Congress did not pass any laws this session restricting such moves.
January 25, 1995 |
El Dorado's 1-1 tie with Cypress in Empire League girls' soccer Tuesday left Hawk Coach Jeff Holcomb with mud on his pants and a bone to pick with the referees. The game was played in pouring rain and controlled by El Dorado, which outshot Cypress, 17-8. The Hawks took a 1-0 lead with five minutes left in the first half on sophomore Courtney Hall's kick from midfield, which sailed over the head and off the fingertips of goalkeeper Kim Lumsdaine.
December 17, 1990 |
C- QUARTERBACKS Me-oh-my, Le-Lo Lang intercepts a Billy Joe Tolliver no-no to pooh-pooh any comeback. Get ready to duck: Tolliver's forced to throw 51 passes. B RUNNING BACKS If the opposition gets the lead, Marion Butts becomes a spectator. Ronnie Harmon steals the show, but on this day, there wasn't a lot of competition. F RECEIVERS It's supposed to be tough to catch your breath in the Mile High city; not the ball. They have only two healthy receivers, and both drop the ball.
October 8, 1990 |
F: QUARTERBACKS Receivers might have better chance of joining circus and catching bullets in their teeth than trying to flag down one of Billy Joe Tolliver's rockets. F: RUNNING BACKS If they ever find Amelia Ehrhart, Ronnie Harmon will be close by. Plan to keep Rod Bernstine well-rested for playoffs is working just fine. F: RECEIVERS These guys aren't exactly bringing home the groceries, but then if they tried, they'd probably drop them, too. Stop Anthony Miller, and that's that.
August 18, 1995 |
The Oakland Raiders will probably give place-kicker Jeff Jaeger the night off when they play Minnesota tonight in their third exhibition game. Jaeger is nursing a sprained right knee, suffered while making a tackle on a kickoff during the Raiders' 27-22 victory over the St. Louis Rams last weekend. The Raiders have given backup quarterback Billy Joe Hobert a long look as a possible emergency kicker.
September 23, 1994 |
The rivalry between the Raiders and the San Diego Chargers goes far beyond the playing field, considering that there are 13 members of the Raider organization who previously worked with the Chargers, including owner Al Davis and six assistant coaches. The most important former Charger heading into Sunday's game at the Coliseum, however, may be Raider first-year defensive coordinator John Fox, who spent the last two seasons coaching the Chargers' secondary.
November 9, 1996 |
The collision with a teammate that knocked out Scott Brumfield and left him temporarily unable to move won't keep him from returning to pro football, he says. "I'm living a dream right now playing in the NFL," the Cincinnati Bengals' lineman said Friday. "It'll take more than that to turn me away. It's something that was a freak accident, a one-in-a-million thing." Later, the Bengals put Brumfield on the injured reserve list, meaning he is through for the season.
October 9, 1997 |
The charge the Chapman women's soccer team has put together is something second-year Coach Eddie Carrillo had hoped for but didn't expect would happen so soon. Though the Panthers (9-1-1) are young, with nine freshmen and five sophomores on their 17-player roster, they have pushed their way up the regional rankings and earned the school's first national ranking, 25th, last week. And all of a sudden, they're making a big push at the school's first NCAA Division III playoff berth.
December 16, 1991 |
A: QUARTERBACKS If your name's Friesz, shouldn't you be the guy pushing these Isotoner gloves on TV? Dan Marino has big day, but wouldn't you like to negotiate John Friesz's next contract? A: RUNNING BACKS Two things in this town that continue to happen that make no sense: Aztecs extending Jim Brandenburg's contract and Chargers' treatment of Rod Bernstine. D+: RECEIVERS Right now Redskins pick sixth or seventh in round one thanks to Chargers.
August 9, 1989 |
Charger Coach Dan Henning has a pretty good story to tell about quarterbacks. What he won't tell is who will be his starting quarterback in Sunday's exhibition game against Dallas. First, the story. Henning was quarterback coach for the Washington Redskins when they defeated the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl in 1988. So whose picture does Henning's son have on the wall? Doug Williams? Nope. John Elway, the Broncos' quarterback. "That was what he wanted to do, meet Elway," Henning said.