December 28, 1997 |
A quarter-century later, one of the most amazing plays in NFL history remains just as miraculous, unforgettable--and, yes, immaculate--as the moment it happened. Just as debated, too. It was a moment so special and spontaneous that it demanded a nickname as unique as the play itself: the Immaculate Reception.
December 18, 1996 |
One thing is obvious about Franco Harris, the soft-spoken pro football player turned business owner. He's not afraid to take chances. Harris leapt into the bakery business six years ago despite knowing nothing about baking. Now, the former Pittsburgh Steeler running back has saved Parks Sausage from bankruptcy and is trying to return the company to profitability, despite knowing nothing about the sausage business.
January 19, 1985
Former Pittsburgh Steeler running back Franco Harris defeated former Cleveland Brown running back Jim Brown in the 40-yard dash Friday to win a two-day competition. The televised contest, called "I Challenge You," evolved from Brown saying on national television last year that he could beat Harris in the dash. Harris, 34, was clocked in 5.16 seconds. Hampered by a hamstring injury, Brown, 48, finished in 5.72 seconds.
October 29, 1998
Career averages of six great running backs in Super Bowls (Jim Brown averaged 3.9 yards per carry in NFL championship games): 1. Walter Payton: averaged 2.8 yards 2. Franco Harris: averaged 3.5 yards 3. Tony Dorsett: averaged 5.2 yards 4. Emmitt Smith: averaged 4.1 yards 5. Chuck Foreman: averaged 2.3 yards 6. John Riggins: averaged 3.6 yards Source: World Features Syndicate
May 13, 2003 |
A consumer's guide to the best and worst of sports media and merchandise. Ground rules: If it can be read, heard, observed, viewed, dialed or downloaded, it's in play here. One exception: No products will be endorsed. What: "Confessions of a Hero-Worshiper." Author: Stephen J. Dubner. Publisher: HarperCollins. Price: $24.95. Rarely does one get to meet a childhood sports hero, let alone spend quality time with him. Stephen J.
October 14, 1985 |
Tony Dorsett only needed a little to make Sunday a special day. He came up with a lot. Dorsett became the sixth NFL player to ever rush for more than 10,000 yards, and also contributed two big-play touchdowns to help the Dallas Cowboys defeat the Pittsburgh Steelers, 27-13, before a crowd of 62,932. "We are all happy for Tony," Dallas Coach Tom Landry said. "And I'm happy that he did it in the fashion that he did."