September 15, 2011 |
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.
February 26, 2008 |
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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January 8, 2002 |
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.
July 30, 2000 |
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.
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.
July 29, 2000 |
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.