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August 10, 1986 | CHRIS DUFRESNE
Ram Coach John Robinson said Saturday that he will meet with team doctors either tonight or Monday morning to discuss the future of All-Pro linebacker Jim Collins. Collins, who aggravated a pinched nerve in his left shoulder in last Tuesday night's exhibition opener against Houston, is not getting any better. The nerve injury is not allowing Collins to use the deltoid muscle in his shoulder, inhibiting his ability to tackle.
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November 6, 2011 | By Andrew Hill
I sometimes wish Capt. Robert Falcon Scott had made it to the South Pole first. It would have spawned an interesting strain of management literature about the virtues of amateurism and make-do-and-mend improvisation. Instead, Britons are condemned to suffer the comparison between Scott's failed expedition and that of the efficient, well-prepared and Antarctic-ice-cool Norwegian Roald Amundsen, replayed again and again as a lesson to business leaders. Jim Collins, one of the most successful management writers of the last two decades, and Morten Hansen, a Norwegian-born professor at UC Berkeley, start with the familiar tale in their new book.
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SPORTS
August 20, 1986 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, Times Staff Writer,
The Rams' exhibition victory over the San Francisco 49ers Monday night was so much fun that it could almost make a coach forget reality for a while. Steve Bartkowski looked so good at quarterback that there might never had been a controversy at all. Ron Brown looked so fast at wide receiver that the continued absence of Henry Ellard was hardly noticeable. But, as Coach John Robinson said, there was some pain in reviewing film of the 31-17 win.
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February 3, 1990 | CURT HOLBREICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Charger careers of offensive tackle James FitzPatrick, cornerback Elvis Patterson and linebacker Jim Collins apparently have come to an end. The three are among 17 players left unprotected by the Chargers in the NFL's Plan B limited free-agent program. And General Manager Bobby Beathard said they are not wanted back. "We figured we would be better without them," Beathard said Friday after the Chargers released a list of 37 players they had protected under the program.
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October 29, 1986 | RICH ROBERTS, Times Staff Writer
The highlight of Jim Collins' football career was playing in the Pro Bowl last winter, an honor most students of the game thought was long overdue. It was one of those experiences a guy would like to freeze-frame, the better to preserve it in the scrapbook of the mind. In a way, that's how it has been. Collins' career as an inside linebacker for the Rams has been on hold ever since. "I was just making a tackle," he recalled this week. "Marcus Allen was cutting up(field) and I was coming across.
SPORTS
November 2, 1985 | GENE WOJCIECHOWSKI, Times Staff Writer
Like it or not, the Ram defense soon may have to accept the inevitable--that a star of sorts is in its midst. For the Rams, who take considerable pride in repeating company lines about teamwork and such, this is a strange and foreign situation. A star? Couldn't be. Didn't Jack Youngblood retire? Fritz Shurmur, the designer of the Rams new 3-4 defense, delights in saying that his is a system of roles and role players.
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September 11, 1986 | STEVE LOWERY, Times Staff Writer
It's very commendable, this wish of Mark Jerue's to become himself. But fat chance that it will come true any time soon. Jerue is a starting inside linebacker for the Rams. That's Mark Jerue. Make note of that. Not Mike Jerue and certainly not, "The guy who's filling in for Jim Collins." Unfortunately, it's the latter description that has stuck. Seems no matter how well he performs--and he has performed well--Jerue's name is chain-linked to the player he's replacing.
BUSINESS
November 6, 2011 | By Andrew Hill
I sometimes wish Capt. Robert Falcon Scott had made it to the South Pole first. It would have spawned an interesting strain of management literature about the virtues of amateurism and make-do-and-mend improvisation. Instead, Britons are condemned to suffer the comparison between Scott's failed expedition and that of the efficient, well-prepared and Antarctic-ice-cool Norwegian Roald Amundsen, replayed again and again as a lesson to business leaders. Jim Collins, one of the most successful management writers of the last two decades, and Morten Hansen, a Norwegian-born professor at UC Berkeley, start with the familiar tale in their new book.
SPORTS
February 3, 1990 | CURT HOLBREICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Charger careers of offensive tackle James FitzPatrick, cornerback Elvis Patterson and linebacker Jim Collins apparently have come to an end. The three are among 17 players left unprotected by the Chargers in the NFL's Plan B limited free-agent program. And General Manager Bobby Beathard said they are not wanted back. "We figured we would be better without them," Beathard said Friday after the Chargers released a list of 37 players they had protected under the program.
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February 3, 1989
San Diego homicide detectives are investigating the slaying of a Vietnamese man shot in his home Thursday night. The victim, whose name was not immediately available, apparently answered a knock at the door about 8:30 p.m. and was shot several times, Lt. Jim Collins said. He died almost instantly, police said. The man's wife and children were at the home in the 4100 block of Polk Avenue and witnessed the shooting, Collins said.
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August 17, 1989 | BRIAN HEWITT, Times Staff Writer
These days, Jim Collins eats breakfast, lunch and dinner at the Charger team dining hall on a terrace in tony La Jolla, overlooking the sun-splashed Pacific Ocean. The temperature on the practice field at the Chargers' UC San Diego practice field rarely rises above 80. And at night, he needs a sweat shirt when he goes outside. It gets cool. This is football heaven.
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April 1, 1989 | CHRIS DUFRESNE
The Rams lost two more unprotected players on Friday--veteran linebacker Jim Collins to the San Diego Chargers and tight end Eric Sievers to the New England Patriots. Collins, 30, appeared in four games last season after spending the first 12 weeks on injured reserve with a knee injury. Once perhaps the team's top defensive player, Collins had been slowed in recent years by serious injuries.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 3, 1989
San Diego homicide detectives are investigating the slaying of a Vietnamese man shot in his home Thursday night. The victim, whose name was not immediately available, apparently answered a knock at the door about 8:30 p.m. and was shot several times, Lt. Jim Collins said. He died almost instantly, police said. The man's wife and children were at the home in the 4100 block of Polk Avenue and witnessed the shooting, Collins said.
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February 3, 1989 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Running back Charles White, the leading rusher in the National Football League in 1987, safety Johnnie Johnson and linebackers Carl Ekern and Jim Collins are among 19 players the Rams listed Thursday as unconditional free agents. Until April 1, unconditional free agents can sign with another team without that team being required to provide compensation to the player's original team. A player who is not picked up by another team by April 1 automatically returns to the team.
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November 26, 1988 | CHRIS DUFRESNE
As expected, the Rams added linebacker Jim Collins to the active roster Friday. To make room, they placed linebacker Mel Owens on injured reserve. Owens has a severe ankle sprain that apparently will not heal sufficiently for him to play before the end of the season. Owens has been on the Rams' inactive list the last four games with the injury, which he suffered in practice on Oct. 7. The Rams had targeted a Dec.
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November 25, 1988 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, Times Staff Writer
Don't expect to see Ram linebacker Jim Collins swooshing down the slopes of your local ski resort anytime in the 21st Century. He has already reserved those years for the lounge chair and the propping up of his right knee, the one where cartilage once roamed. No football player, brave as he may sound, wants to live out his golden years in the same way as Jim Otto, the former Raider center whose knees are a crisscross of surgical scars, thanks to football.
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August 2, 1988 | CHRIS DUFRESNE
The Rams signed a nose tackle but lost a linebacker Monday when holdout Greg Meisner reported to camp and Jim Collins left with a knee injury that will require arthroscopic surgery today. Collins is expected to be out three weeks. Coach John Robinson said that doctors discovered a bone spur on Collins' right knee, which has plagued him throughout camp. Meisner signed a three-year deal and reported to camp at Cal State Fullerton Monday.
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November 26, 1988 | CHRIS DUFRESNE
As expected, the Rams added linebacker Jim Collins to the active roster Friday. To make room, they placed linebacker Mel Owens on injured reserve. Owens has a severe ankle sprain that apparently will not heal sufficiently for him to play before the end of the season. Owens has been on the Rams' inactive list the last four games with the injury, which he suffered in practice on Oct. 7. The Rams had targeted a Dec.
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August 2, 1988 | CHRIS DUFRESNE
The Rams signed a nose tackle but lost a linebacker Monday when holdout Greg Meisner reported to camp and Jim Collins left with a knee injury that will require arthroscopic surgery today. Collins is expected to be out three weeks. Coach John Robinson said that doctors discovered a bone spur on Collins' right knee, which has plagued him throughout camp. Meisner signed a three-year deal and reported to camp at Cal State Fullerton Monday.
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July 31, 1987 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, Times Staff Writer
Ram linebacker Jim Collins says he would have almost taken a painful, year-ending forearm break instead of the inglorious injury that washed out his 1986 season. At least then he could have said where it hurt and why. Friends could have signed the cast. Instead, Collins found himself trying to explain a medical-journal, lab-test nerve injury to his left shoulder. A typical line of questioning: Question: Does it hurt? Answer: No. Q: Did it ever? A: No.
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