January 24, 1994 |
Buffalo defensive lineman Bruce Smith: "All we heard all week long was how everybody wants to see Joe Montana and the Dallas Cowboys or San Francisco, and we hadn't even played yet. That's no respect at all. . . . The hell with what everybody wants to see. If they don't want to watch, don't turn the TV on." * Buffalo quarterback Jim Kelly on the play of his offensive line: "They opened holes like you wouldn't believe.
November 16, 2009 |
at Carolina 28, Atlanta 19: Matt Ryan must be a baseball fan, since he is bringing the sophomore jinx over to football. at Miami 25, Tampa Bay 23: Time to call an immediate moratorium on all "Henne-powered" headlines or references. at Minnesota 27, Detroit 10: After Lions lose for 31st time in 33 games, Donald Sterling might start showing interest in buying them. Jacksonville 24, at N.Y. Jets 22: It seems all that "Mark Sanchez is the next Joe Namath" talk turned out to be a bit premature.
December 3, 2000
Times NFL writer Robyn Norwood poses--and answers--the burning questions for this week's games: * 1. Question: Are the Indianapolis Colts about to be put out to pasture? Answer: At 7-5, the once-upon-a-time Super Bowl favorites will all but doom their playoff hopes if they lose to the New York Jets today. Their final three games are against Buffalo, Miami and Minnesota. 2. Q: Kurt Warner is back, but will he and the St. Louis Rams be the same?
December 20, 1996 |
The Pittsburgh Steelers confirmed Thursday what their fans already knew: Jerome Bettis is their most valuable player. Bettis, who has rushed for 1,421 yards, the second-highest single-season total in club history, was chosen in voting by his teammates. Bettis is the third running back to win the award since its inception in 1969, joining Franco Harris (1972) and Barry Foster (1992).
June 14, 1985
Running backs Eric Dickerson, Marcus Allen, Walter Payton, Ottis Anderson and Franco Harris will headline the field in the Gordon's Gin sports celebrity tennis tournament Monday through Thursday at the La Costa Hotel and Spa. The field includes 40 athletes from 11 sports competing in round-robin mixed doubles. Among the female competitors is Candy Costie-Burke, a 1984 Olympic gold medal winner in synchronized swimming.
August 4, 1989 |
Running back Tony Dorsett of the Denver Broncos is scheduled for further tests today to determine the extent of a knee injury that team officials fear could be career-ending. Dorsett's left knee gave way while running a pass pattern during a Thursday morning workout in shorts. The 35-year-old veteran was examined by trainer Steve Antonopulos and a team orthopedic surgeon.
December 1, 1992 |
Barry Foster, the Pittsburgh Steelers' 1992 answer to Franco Harris, is making a run at a prize that seemed to belong to San Francisco quarterback Steve Young until recently: most valuable player in the NFL. If their new coach, Bill Cowher, is the No. 1 reason for the astonishing rise of the Steelers (9-3), Foster is clearly No. 2. "This is a new era of Steeler football," Foster said Monday.
June 16, 1985 |
Forty-two athletes--among them a Heisman Trophy winner, a member of baseball's Hall of Fame and several Olympic Gold Medal winners--will switch to a new racket Monday when they compete in the Gordon's Gin sports celebrity tennis tournament. Athletes from 12 different sports will compete in the round-robin, mixed doubles event at the La Costa Hotel courts.
January 31, 2000
VITAL STATISTICS Completed 24 of 45 passes for 414 yards and two touchdowns, with no interceptions. DEFINING MOMENT With Jevon Kearse in his face, Warner was able to muscle the ball out to Isaac Bruce, who ran into the end zone for a 73-yard touchdown pass play and a 23-16 lead. LITTLE-KNOWN FACT Warner led NFL Europe in passing yards and touchdown passes as a member of the Amsterdam Admirals in 1998.
December 22, 2012 |
Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson needed 181 receiving yards in the team's final two games to break Jerry Rice's single-season record of 1,848 yards set in 1995. Johnson didn't feel like waiting until next week. The sixth-year player out of Georgia Tech racked up 117 yards receiving on six catches in the first half of Saturday's game against the Atlanta Falcons, and surpassed the record in the fourth quarter with his 10th catch of the game for 204 yards, 21 more than he needed to break the record.