January 9, 1988 |
Heisman Trophy winner Tim Brown and All-American quarterback Don McPherson are big-crowd draws here, and a sellout appears likely for this weekend's Japan Bowl, an annual college all-star game, to be played at Yokohama. "Ticket sales are at a faster pace than last year, and we expect they will be sold out before Sunday," an official of the game's organizing committee said Friday. The game will be played at the 30,000-seat Yokohama Stadium with a kickoff time of 7 p.m.
January 28, 1988 |
The Chicago Bears were stalled. They were losing to the Washington Redskins, 35-21, and the Bear fans were hooting. With the ball on their 35-yard line and time running out, the Bear coach searched out the rookie quarterback. "You ready?" he asked Willie Thrower. "Am I what ?" answered Thrower. Out came starter George Blanda. In went the kid. The football felt like a tennis ball. The arm felt like George Blanda's leg.