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September 10, 1994 | LONNIE WHITE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Getting Raider defensive tackle Chester McGlockton to do an interview during the first two years of his NFL career was practically impossible. Whenever a reporter approached, he found a way to avoid answering questions. But unlike some players, McGlockton always declined politely. "I just didn't have anything to talk about," the 6-foot-4, 315-pound McGlockton said.
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November 23, 2013 | Sam Farmer
Diane Long will sit in an Edward Jones Dome luxury box Sunday, binoculars lifted to her eyes, her focus trained on the line of scrimmage. She won't be following the football much when the St. Louis Rams play host to the Chicago Bears. For four quarters, the trenches will be the center of her universe. On one side of the line of scrimmage will be Long's eldest son, Chris, standout defensive end for the Rams. On the other, her middle son, Kyle, rookie guard for the Bears. In the suite, a couple of nervous parents - Diane and her husband, Hall of Fame defensive lineman Howie Long.
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September 24, 1990 | CHRIS BAKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rookie linebacker Aaron Wallace, the Raiders' second-round draft pick, was nicknamed "Sackman" at Texas A&M, where he set a school record with 42 quarterback sacks, including 10 1/2 last season. After Wallace made four sacks in an exhibition game at Chicago last month, the Raiders expected a big contribution to their defense.
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January 8, 2013
Howie Long turned 53 Sunday, marking his 20th year away from pro football while working in the Fox studios in Santa Monica on the network's pre- and postgame shows as an NFL studio analyst alongside Terry Bradshaw. Long, a Raiders defensive lineman from 1981-93 who entered the Hall of Fame in 2000, has a son, Chris, playing defensive line for the St. Louis Rams and another, Kyle, on the University of Oregon's offensive line. This weekend, Fox will broadcast two NFC semifinals, starting with the Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers on Saturday, a rematch of a season opener won by the 49ers, 30-22.
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September 21, 1987 | MARK HEISLER
And now to see what the Raiders do if there's a strike: Was that a portent when Howie Long didn't join everyone else in the middle of the field for the pregame solidarity handshake? Despite their tradition of standing behind the players union, the Raiders as a whole have sounded very dovish, indeed, on the possibility of striking. "Didn't you see me?" Long asked later, laughing. "I got the first guy on the kickoff team. . . . "I shook a hand.
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December 24, 1992 | STEVE SPRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It has been a good year for defensive lineman Howie Long. He has kept his name out of all the controversy surrounding the Raiders, kept it off the injured list and kept it in the starting lineup. At 32 and in his 12th NFL season, Long continues to play on every down, the stable force in the Raiders' constantly rotating defensive line as either a tackle or end. A six-time all-pro, Long was named Wednesday as the first alternate on the AFC defensive line for this season's game.
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November 22, 1988 | MARK HEISLER
Is Howie Long done for the season? With his calf injury now inflamed, he checked in to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Monday and is scheduled to undergo a minor surgical procedure. "They're going to do a sonar investigation," Raider executive Al LoCasale said. "Then based on a consultation by a number of doctors, they'll go in there and drain the blood out. It's surgery because it involves an incision." Long has missed the last 6 games with the injury.
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January 5, 1986 | From United Press International
Howie Long's insecurity remains despite the security gained by three Pro Bowl selections. "It's over real quick, you don't realize that," the Raiders' all-everything defensive end said recently. "It can slip away. Being complacent isn't even a word in my vocabulary." If the five-year veteran gets much better, words in anyone's vocabulary won't be able to describe him.
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November 18, 1986 | MARK HEISLER
Howie Long went into Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Sunday night to have pooling blood in the muscle bruise just above his left knee drained. This on a day that the Raiders had him listed as probable to play against the Browns. Long is scheduled to be released today. Monday, Coach Tom Flores said Long would probably be listed as doubtful for Thursday's game in San Diego. Were the Raiders playing games with the injury report? Long watched Sunday's game in civilian clothes.
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August 14, 1985 | SCOTT NEWMAN, Times Staff Writer
The Raiders have a history of drafting defensive linemen from colleges that are not exactly known as football factories. For example, Howie Long, arguably the best defensive lineman in the National Football League, was one of the last players to be drafted out of Villanova--a school that at one point dropped football entirely.
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September 15, 2011 | By Lance Pugmire
The "Fox NFL Sunday" pregame show with Terry Bradshaw, Howie Long, Michael Strahan, Jimmy Johnson and Curt Menefee kicked off the season Sunday at Fox studios in Los Angeles in the usual way — an hour of football talk among friends, some joking, game analysis, news and perspective. Bradshaw, the four-time Super Bowl champion quarterback of the Pittsburgh Steelers, shook hands with his associates before the lights flashed on and barked "Showtime!" as the crew dissected Week 1. ESPN has expanded its pregame show to three hours.
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February 26, 2008 | Sam Farmer, Times Staff Writer
INDIANAPOLIS -- For Chris Long, the potential No. 1 pick in this spring's NFL draft, the keys to success dangled from the janitor's belt loop. They unlocked the door to his high school weight room. Long, you see, took nothing for granted. Yes, he's the son of an NFL legend. Yes, his body was evolving from gangly to gargantuan. Yes, he had enough raw athleticism to throw down a 360-degree dunk in a game, never mind that basketball was merely his other sport. He still needed those keys.
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September 1, 2006 | LARRY STEWART
Howie Long and Terry Bradshaw could end up working as game commentators in the same booth at one of the BCS bowl games in January. Such a possibility is under consideration, according to a source familiar with the discussions. And that's just a hint at what will be a different college football season. ABC and its sister ESPN networks will televise almost 300 regular-season and postseason games. But then Fox will step in to televise three of the four BCS bowl games to be played Jan.
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January 8, 2002 | STEVE HARVEY
You may recall my story about a colleague who bought a device for taping phone conversations on the basis of this testimonial from the store clerk: "I can guarantee it. This is the very model Linda Tripp used to tape Monica Lewinsky." By coincidence, I heard from a couple of readers who have received letters asking them to donate money to the Linda Tripp Legal Defense Fund. No, really. Tripp says the legal battles over her taping case have left her busted.
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July 30, 2000 | STEVE SPRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There was only one thing worse for an Oakland Raider rookie defensive lineman than being sent into The Pit. Being sent into The Pit and finding Art Shell there. Howie Long had already endured his share of tribulation by the time he arrived at the team's training camp in Santa Rosa, Calif., as a second-round draft choice in 1981. He had been through a childhood in tough, blue-collar Charlestown, Mass.
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July 30, 2000
Career statistics of those enshrined into Pro Football Hall of Fame Saturday (Sacks did not become official NFL statistic until 1982.): HOWIE LONG *--* Int Sacks 1981 Oakland 0 -- 1982 LA Raiders 0 5.5 1983 LA Raiders 0 13.0 1984 LA Raiders 0 12.0 1985 LA Raiders 0 10.0 1986 LA Raiders 0 7.5 1987 LA Raiders 0 4.0 1988 LA Raiders 1 3.0 1989 LA Raiders 0 5.0 1990 LA Raiders 0 6.0 1991 LA Raiders 1 3.0 1992 LA Raiders 0 9.0 1993 LA Raiders 0 6.0 Totals 2 84.0 *--* RONNIE LOTT Int Yards Avg.
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April 18, 1995 | HELENE ELLIOTT
On one TV screen, Brett Hull is scoring a goal that will help the Blues end the Red Wings' 11-game unbeaten streak. On another, the Stars and Blackhawks are fighting for the puck and for playoff position. On a third, the Rangers and Islanders are simply fighting. The Avocado Room at Fox Studios in Hollywood is hockey heaven on Sundays.
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August 26, 1993 | STEVE SPRINGER
Reggie has one. And now, so does Howie. Veteran Raider defensive lineman Howie Long has joined baseball Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson and only a few others in the elite group of athletes who have had a candy bar named after them. The Howie Bar, chocolate with almonds, will soon be appearing in a market near you. Long plans on donating the proceeds from the candy to various charities in the Southland. "This will give the fans in other cities something to throw at me," Long said.
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July 29, 2000 | STEVE SPRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They glide through the spotlight on a cloud of euphoria. Howie Long, Joe Montana, Ronnie Lott, Dave Wilcox and Dan Rooney have come to this small Ohio town for a dream weekend, to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Along with them have come 103 others previously inducted, invited for the grandest reunion in football history. But it hasn't been so grand for many of the former players in the years since they moved out of the spotlight. Some limped into Canton.
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July 29, 2000
Brief career profiles of the five newest members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, who will be inducted today at Canton, Ohio: HOWIE LONG Defensive Lineman Oakland-L.A. Raiders, 1981-1993 * Career: A second-round draft choice of the Raiders from Villanova in 1981, became a starter in 1982 and was voted to eight Pro Bowls. . . . Key member of the team that won the 1984 Super Bowl over Washington. . . . Ferocious run-stopper who also had 91 1/2 sacks. . . .
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