December 19, 1993 |
I have been busy sending out my Christmas cards. Although they are personal, I don't really mind your reading my messages. Dear John Daly: Sober up. Dear Bobby Hurley: Buckle up. Dear Charles Barkley: Clam up. Dear Quinn Buckner: Chin up. Dear Vince Coleman: Grow up. Dear Jose Canseco: Heads up. Dear Leon Lett: Look out below you. Dear Riddick Bowe: Look out above you. Dear Monica Seles: Look out behind you. Dear Arthur Ashe: We miss you. Dear Heather Farr: We miss you.
December 28, 1991 |
Before Chatsworth High's semifinal basketball game against Crossroads on Friday in the Chaminade tournament, Chancellor Coach Sandy Greentree expressed concern about his team's ability to stop Crossroads' offense. It turned out that Greentree's concerns were not warranted. The Chancellors responded with a strong defensive effort to defeat the Roadrunners, 70-55, and advance to the championship game tonight at 7:30 against Riordan of San Francisco.
December 23, 1992 |
Eddie Anderson of the Raiders put one of those hits on Nate Lewis of the San Diego Chargers that puts a football player down and makes one wonder if he is ever going to get back up. Lewis ended up lying there, flat on his back, looking as though he had accidentally bumped into a blimp. "I knew it was a good hit," Anderson said afterward. "I wanted to do something to pump up the team. There was still enough time left for us to get back into the game. I wanted to wake us up."
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April 6, 2007 |
Darryl Stingley, who in 1978 was paralyzed by a catastrophic on-field collision and became emblematic of how brutal pro football can be, died early Thursday. He was 55. Stingley was found unconscious in his Chicago apartment at 2:30 a.m. by his caregiver. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead about an hour later.
August 14, 1992 |
The feud between John Elway and Dan Reeves continues. The Denver Bronco quarterback wants to call his own plays. The Denver coach, after giving Elway that privilege briefly last season, has again reserved it for himself. Not that it will help, but a frustrated Elway has an outspoken ally in former Pittsburgh Steeler quarterback Terry Bradshaw. "If you want to win so badly, where's your brains?" Bradshaw told the Sporting News. "I mean, who's stupid here? Is Dan Reeves going to play?
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April 10, 2004 |
Carrie Snodgress, the actress who was nominated for a best actress Oscar for her performance in 1970's "Diary of a Mad Housewife," has died of heart failure. She was 57. Snodgress was hospitalized at UCLA Medical Center awaiting a liver transplant when she died of heart failure on April 1, her manager, Sidney Craig, told the Associated Press on Friday. Her son, Zeke, by rock star Neil Young was at her side, he said. A native of Barrington, Ill.
December 7, 1992 |
Defensive end Marvin Washington walked off the field alone, away from the celebration at midfield. Washington, Dennis Byrd's best friend, pulled off his helmet and glanced at the gray sky. He took a deep breath. "It's a relief," Washington said after the New York Jets defeated the AFC East-leading Buffalo Bills, 24-17, Sunday. "We've been waiting for a week to exhale. Now we can. I just wish Dennis was here to enjoy it." But he was here.
December 15, 1992 |
Joe Montana's elbow is fine. Now, it's the condition of the San Francisco 49ers' offensive line, or lack of it, that might delay plans to activate Montana from injured reserve this week. "We're going to try to bring Joe up," Coach George Seifert said. "But I want to first make sure that we're settled as far as the offensive line is concerned. Once I get that established, then it will be, 'OK, now, how does Joe get on the club?'
March 8, 1994 |
Although network television is often accused by conservatives of engaging in religion-bashing in its entertainment programming, a study released Monday found that Hollywood ignores religion far more than it demeans it. But on the rare occasions when TV programs do deal in more than a passing way with issues of faith, they usually do so negatively, according to a Media Research Center study documenting prime-time TV's hostility toward religion and people who are religious.
December 24, 1992 |
A Christmas gift wish list: Dennis Byrd--A stroll in the park. . . . Vin Scully--A good ballgame to call. . . . Jim Harrick--A three-point shooter. . . . John Thompson--A two-point shooter. . . . George Raveling--A one-point shooter. . . . Riddick Bowe--Lennox Lewis. . . . Lennox Lewis--Riddick Bowe. . . . Mike Garrett--A promotion. . . . Manon Rheaume--A shutout. . . . Fay Vincent--A successor. . . . R.D. Hubbard--Hollywood Park customers. . . . Oscar De La Hoya--Live opposition. . . .