September 8, 1997 |
He remains the most exciting player in the game, capable in the early years of taking a team to the Super Bowl, but content now to leap tall buildings in a single bound. Chase him, hit him, sack him more than 400 times in his career, hear the biceps tendon in his throwing arm snap and retract like a rolled-up window shade, and John Elway still comes out firing bullets. Now pit him against a rookie cornerback, like the Seahawks' Shawn Springs, and it's no contest: Denver 35, Seattle 14.
January 24, 1999 |
Gump was a goner. Ed McCaffrey, a k a Forrest Gump for his hayseed haircut and gawky running style, saw his career flash before his eyes when Dan Reeves cut him from the New York Giants in 1994. Now one of the NFL's top receivers and a Pro Bowl selection for the Denver Broncos, McCaffrey will face his tormentor in the Super Bowl. There won't be any hugs and kisses. In fact, they may barely acknowledge each other.
October 4, 1987 |
John Elway, Jim Plunkett and Don Bunce, three of the best quarterbacks ever to play at Stanford, were on hand Saturday when the Cardinal met UCLA. Unfortunately for Stanford, Elway, Plunkett and Bunce were on the sidelines. It appears that the legacy of great quarterbacks here on the Farm is over, at least for now.
December 15, 2000 |
SHAFT 2000 This is what happens when you ignore the writers and turn the vote over to the fans, players and coaches. You get a Pro Bowl minus a leading candidate for NFL most valuable player, the league's No. 3 rusher of 2000, the league's No. 3 rusher of all-time, the league's top receiver and the probable NFL rookie of the year. Pro Bowl rosters, such as they are, were announced Thursday. Aggrieved parties, the line forms here: 1.
July 24, 1991 |
The New York Giants signed third-round rookie wide receiver Ed McCaffrey of Stanford to a three-year contract worth about $800,000. . . . Washington Redskin defensive tackle Darryl Grant is expected to miss two to four weeks after dislocating a right calf muscle in the opening day of full practice. . . . The Phoenix Cardinals said they believe rookie wide receiver Jon Horton, missing for more than a week, is safe and somewhere in Arizona after disappearing following a team dinner in Tempe, Ariz.
January 16, 1999
I think your writer, T.J. Simers, ["The Ed Zone," Jan. 9] would be surprised to find out that thousands of people are Ed McCaffrey fans for the very same reasons that he isn't. In his narcissistic comparison of himself and Mr. McCaffrey, Mr. Simers fails to recognize that they can never be equals because of the one thing McCaffrey has that he doesn't--a heart. WILLIAM A. GREGORY Juniper Hills
April 30, 1999
A guest list of sports figures to be featured on TV and radio from today through Thursday: * Steve Cauthen, Al Michaels --"Up Close," today, 3 p.m., ESPN * Jamal Anderson --"The Last Word," tonight, 6 and midnight, Fox Sports West * California Speedway president Scott Atherton, Hollywood Park Chief Executive R.D. Hubbard --"The Irv Kaze Show," Saturday, 5 p.m., KIEV (870) * Gary Sheffield, agent Leigh Steinberg --"Goin' Deep," Sunday, 9 p.m.
November 15, 1999
PASSING *--* Player, Team Att Cmp Yds TD JIM MILLER, Bears 48 34 422 3 GUS FREROTTE, Lions 39 24 375 2 JEFF GEORGE, Vikings 44 25 374 3 BRAD JOHNSON, Redskins 33 18 313 2 KURT WARNER, Rams 29 19 283 2 STEVE BEUERLEIN, Panthers 39 24 283 1 TRENT DILFER, Buccaneers 27 17 270 2 BRETT FAVRE, Packers 50 26 260 1 RICH GANNON, Raiders 24 18 254 4 KENT GRAHAM, Giants 50 27 253 2 BILLY JOE TOLLIVER, Saints 15 12 242 1 CHRIS MILLER, Broncos 30 20 239 2 PEYTON MANNING, Colts 35 20 237 2 *--* RUSHING *--*