December 20, 1994 |
The New York Giants already have won everything they need to win, whether they make the playoffs or not. They finish the NFL season with a quarterback in Dave Brown, and they finish with a chance at the playoffs. George Young and Dan Reeves gambled the whole season when they released Phil Simms, and won. Simms deserved one more year from the Giants, and deserved to leave on his own terms. When he says they already would be in the playoffs if he were the quarterback, he is right.
January 9, 1998 |
George Young didn't spend much time focusing on his accomplishments Thursday as he stepped down after 19 seasons as the New York Giants' general manager to become an NFL senior executive. Instead of talking about the two Super Bowl championships, the eight postseason appearances, or the decisions to draft Phil Simms and Lawrence Taylor in the early years and to hire Jim Fassel last year, Young talked about things closer to his heart.
July 29, 1987
The newest thing on the PGA's Seniors Tour is the Centinela training center, a mobile fitness facility . "Hey, even Billy Casper is in there riding the bicycle," said Gay Brewer. "Of course, he took a cart to get there."
October 24, 1989 |
The Polo Grounds, where the New York Giants started playing football in the 1920s, remains the setting for more fiction than probably any other American stadium. For it was there on Dec. 7, 1941, that the Giants were meeting the Washington Redskins when the surprise bombing of Pearl Harbor brought the United States into World War II. In the crowd that day, there must have been a convention of novelists, playwrights, screenwriters and short-story writers.
December 12, 2001 |
Ernie Accorsi didn't want to make a fuss. It was 1982, and he had just been promoted to general manager of the Baltimore Colts. He needed to move into a new office, and quietly recruited a couple of friends to help him lug furniture. He waited until everyone had left the facility. Then, mid-move, the phone rang. The caller didn't give his name. He didn't need to. "Has the procession begun?" asked the voice. Amazing. Even when he was miles away, George Young always knew what was going on.
July 23, 1998 |
Robert Young, the handsome leading man of films of the 1930s and 1940s who parlayed his considerable charm into television stardom in "Father Knows Best" and "Marcus Welby, M.D.," has died. He was 91. The ideal father for a generation, Young, who said he merely played the dad he yearned to have himself, died Tuesday night at his Westlake Village home. He had earlier undergone heart surgery and died of causes related to old age, according to his physician, Dr. John Horton.