April 7, 1994 |
A couple of former quarterbacks, Don Klosterman and Eddie LeBaron, have applied to the state's department of gaming registration for a lease to operate the card-playing club at Hollywood Park. Klosterman, who played football at Loyola before his professional career was ended by a skiing accident, and Don Robbins, the president of Hollywood Park, confirmed the application Wednesday.
July 4, 1985 |
Don Klosterman, president and general manager of the Los Angeles Express since December 1983, has been fired by Harry Usher, commissioner of the United States Football League. Usher flew from New York to Los Angeles last Thursday to give Klosterman the news. Klosterman was also told that the remainder of his contract, which runs through Dec. 22, 1985, will not be honored. Klosterman said he plans to fight back legally. "That's why I haven't gone public with it," Klosterman said of his firing.
June 8, 2000 |
Don Klosterman, former Los Angeles Ram general manager, died Wednesday morning at Cedar-Sinai Medical Center a few days after suffering a heart attack. He was 70. Klosterman was much more than a former football executive. He was a Los Angeles sports institution, and not only because he was an All-American quarterback at Loyola who led the nation in passing in 1951 and later a backup to Bob Waterfield and Norm Van Brocklin on the Rams of the mid-1950s.
July 14, 1985 |
Here's to the winners and losers on the Los Angeles Express. If the Express folds, the winners are the players who were in the college graduating class of 1984. They walked into a bidding war between the USFL and NFL and walked away with their pockets stuffed with money. As quarterback Steve Young once said: "It was like hitting the lottery."
June 18, 2000 |
Dan Barreiro of the Minneapolis Star Tribune writes that Christina Rice, Glen Rice's wife, sounded not unlike the mother of Christian Laettner, who once played for the Timberwolves. "For one short stretch, Bonnie Laettner seemed to average an interview an hour. She babbled to newspaper reporters. She babbled to TV reporters. She showed up on radio talk shows.
June 13, 2000 |
An impressive lineup of sports and political dignitaries were among the 1,500 who said goodbye to former Los Angeles Ram general manager Don Klosterman in a two-hour funeral service Monday at the Sacred Heart Chapel on the Loyola Marymount campus. Klosterman, 70, died Wednesday of heart failure, six weeks after major heart surgery. Among those giving eulogies were Sen. Ted Kennedy, former presidential candidate Jack Kemp, Bill Walsh, Frank Gifford and Al Michaels.