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May 14, 1992 | RICH TOSCHES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A year ago, if someone had suggested holding an Erik Kramer celebrity golf tournament, the general reaction would have gone something like this: Golf tournament? Terrific. Who's Erik Kramer? Well, in Los Angeles, Kramer still might not be a household name. But he is in Detroit. And Dallas.
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September 14, 2000
ROCK CLIMGING Sept. 28 * REI's Santa Ana store offers a free clinic on the basics of climbing big walls by Erik Kramer, who has been climbing throughout Yosemite and the Winds in Wyoming this summer. Having climbed the nose of El Capitan, Half Dome and The Prow, Kramer will share firsthand accounts and give a multimedia presentation of what it's like to hang thousands of feet up. Clinic starts at 7 p.m. Details: (714) 543-4142. RUNNING Sept.
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November 21, 1985 | JERRY CROWE, Times Staff Writer
A sense of wonderment, as much as anything else, seems to fuel the drive to excel in Erik Kramer. That same sense of curiosity prompted Karl Kramer to pack up and move across the country, from Canoga Park to Wake County, N.C., to monitor his son's football career up close. How good can Erik become if he continues to practice after everyone else has gone home? How smart can he become if he continues to study game films at night? You can't blame them for wondering.
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July 21, 1999 | From Associated Press
Erik Kramer didn't even make it to training camp as the Chicago Bears' No. 1 quarterback. The Bears' all-time passing leader was cut Tuesday, two days before the opening of training camp. Although he sat out the second half of last season after shoulder and knee surgery, he had just worked out for the Bears on Sunday and believed he was ready to play. "It was a shock. I had no idea. This came out of nowhere," Kramer said. "I'm not going to say I was lied to, but I don't know.
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October 15, 1996 | Associated Press
Erik Kramer is finished for the season and might have thrown his final pass for the Chicago Bears. Kramer, who sat out the last three games because of two herniated disks in his neck, was put on injured reserve Monday. "He will follow the plan of the doctors as far as his rehab work," Coach Dave Wannstedt said. "Surgery is not in the plans at this point. He's just going to get healthy and see."
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December 1, 1992 | Associated Press
Coach Wayne Fontes of the Detroit Lions moved Rodney Peete back into the starting quarterback job for Sunday's game against Green Bay, dropping previous starter Erik Kramer all the way to third string. Fontes promoted Andre Ware to the backup slot and said he will "definitely" get a start before the season ends. "I've seen Rodney play a lot, so I know what he can do," Fontes said. "Now, I've started Erik a couple times, and I know what he can do. I've got to find out what Andre can do."
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April 2, 1989
Erik Kramer could face a short but significant hurdle in his hopes to succeed in professional football. After being cut by the Atlanta Falcons and New Orleans Saints of the National Football League, the former Burroughs High and Pierce College quarterback started the final four games of 1988 for the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League.
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September 14, 2000
ROCK CLIMGING Sept. 28 * REI's Santa Ana store offers a free clinic on the basics of climbing big walls by Erik Kramer, who has been climbing throughout Yosemite and the Winds in Wyoming this summer. Having climbed the nose of El Capitan, Half Dome and The Prow, Kramer will share firsthand accounts and give a multimedia presentation of what it's like to hang thousands of feet up. Clinic starts at 7 p.m. Details: (714) 543-4142. RUNNING Sept.
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May 22, 1994 | MIKE DOWNEY
The doctor told Marshawn Kramer that her first baby would be a large one, maybe as heavy as 12 pounds. So, two weeks prematurely, her child was delivered by Caesarean section. Erik Kramer was right there by his wife's side. Their son checked in on June 24, 1993, four days after Father's Day, at slightly under 10 pounds, safe and sound. Two weeks later, Griffen Kramer became colicky, unusually so. Back and forth trudged his parents to the pediatricians.
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September 5, 1994 | From Associated Press
Erik Kramer likes his view from the field a lot better than the one he used to have from the bench. On Sunday, it showed. In his first opening-day game appearance, Kramer threw two touchdown passes to tight end Chris Gedney, including a 37-yard pass play with 5:35 left, and the Chicago Bears beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 21-9. In his years with the Lions, Kramer was a frustrated third-stringer even though he led the Lions to the NFC Central title in two of the last three seasons.
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October 5, 1998 | From Associated Press
As Erik Kramer ran out for the Chicago Bears' last series, his arms raised in victory, he heard a very unfamiliar sound. Applause. After weeks of boos, the Bears finally gave fans something to cheer Sunday. Kramer threw for two touchdowns and ran for another in the fourth quarter as Chicago scored 21 unanswered points to rally for a 31-27 victory over the Detroit Lions. The Bears overcame five turnovers for their first victory in five games this season, and first since beating the St.
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January 10, 1998
Erik Kramer, quarterback for the Chicago Bears, will be the guest speaker at The Times' annual high school football awards brunch today at the Warner Center Marriott in Woodland Hills. Kramer, who attended St. Genevieve and Burroughs high schools, led Pierce College to a 10-1 record and a berth in the 1984 Potato Bowl. He went on to set several passing records at North Carolina State and was Atlantic Coast Conference player of the year in 1986.
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August 9, 1997 | DAVID WHARTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
No one ever mistook Erik Kramer for a prototype quarterback. "Not quite big enough," a former coach says. "Not quite fast enough." For every good season he has played, there has been a shaky one. Seems that every summer, another quarterback comes to camp looking better on paper. The 6-foot-1, 200-pound Kramer invariably returns to basics, studying game film, trimming any unnecessary motion from his drop back. He calls it: "Quietly going about my business." This summer is no different.
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October 15, 1996 | Associated Press
Erik Kramer is finished for the season and might have thrown his final pass for the Chicago Bears. Kramer, who sat out the last three games because of two herniated disks in his neck, was put on injured reserve Monday. "He will follow the plan of the doctors as far as his rehab work," Coach Dave Wannstedt said. "Surgery is not in the plans at this point. He's just going to get healthy and see."
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September 4, 1995 | From Associated Press
It took Erik Kramer only one game to match his victory total of a year ago and avenge painful memories of the Minnesota Vikings. Knocked out of Chicago's starting quarterback job in an embarrassing loss to the Vikings last September, Kramer threw three touchdown passes Sunday as the Bears opened the season with a 31-14 victory over Minnesota. "Erik made all the right reads, all the big plays, all the good throws," Bear guard Jay Leeuwenburg said. "We're not surprised at all.
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August 23, 1995 | BILL PLASCHKE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
During a recent training camp lunch in Platteville, Wis., Steve Walsh was sitting at a half-empty table when fellow quarterback Erik Kramer walked over with a tray of food. And kept walking. Not only did Kramer not sit with Walsh, he didn't even look at him. Such is life these days with the Chicago Bears. As expected, it was announced Tuesday that Kramer will be the Bears' opening-day starter Sept. 3, and that Walsh will be his backup.
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February 22, 1994 | STEVEN HERBERT
Quarterback Erik Kramer, a former Burroughs High and Pierce College standout who helped Detroit win the NFC Central title last season, signed a three-year contract with the Chicago Bears on Monday, worth a reported $8.1 million. "This was the perfect situation," Kramer said. "I couldn't have drawn it up any better. It was an opportunity to come to an organization with a rich tradition.
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October 5, 1998 | From Associated Press
As Erik Kramer ran out for the Chicago Bears' last series, his arms raised in victory, he heard a very unfamiliar sound. Applause. After weeks of boos, the Bears finally gave fans something to cheer Sunday. Kramer threw for two touchdowns and ran for another in the fourth quarter as Chicago scored 21 unanswered points to rally for a 31-27 victory over the Detroit Lions. The Bears overcame five turnovers for their first victory in five games this season, and first since beating the St.
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September 17, 1994 | From Staff and Wire Services
No longer the quarterback du jour for the Detroit Lions, Erik Kramer is enjoying the stability of life with the Chicago Bears. "It makes all the difference in the world," said Kramer, who makes his third start for the Bears Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings at Soldier Field. Kramer shared the starting job with Rodney Peete and Andre Ware during his three seasons with the Lions. It was not a good situation for any of them and none were able to hold on to the job.
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