July 14, 2010 |
It's been 21 years since Jim McMahon tried playing quarterback for the Chargers, and in answer to a question about the team's failing two-minute offense, put a finger alongside his nostril and blew his nose on me. So here we were again Wednesday at the American Century Championship, punk QB and mild-mannered columnist reunited, McMahon asking a celebrity golf tournament official if he could get a waiver should he have to choke someone....
December 20, 1998 |
Question: Is that Jim McMahon playing again for the Bears? Answer: Don't let the jersey number and the bad form fool you--that's Tom Beck. Beck, who has been working as a residential loan officer in a Greeley, Colo., bank, will wear No. 9 for the Bears as a backup, replacing Moses Moreno, who was put on injured reserve. "I don't want to disrespect Jim McMahon," said Beck, but how could you do that? "I'll just try to do the best I can with it."
January 27, 1997 |
Scott Ostler of the San Francisco Chronicle writes that Green Bay quarterback Jim McMahon, now on the downside of his career, decides whether to do mop-up duty in one-sided games. "When the Packers beat the 49ers at Lambeau Field in the gloppy mud, [Brett] Favre ran off the field with seven minutes left and told McMahon, 'You're in.' "McMahon replied, 'Bull. . . I'm not gonna go in and kneel down in all that mud. I'm stayin' right here by the heater."
January 14, 1997 |
The Packers' role model for Super Bowl XXXI will be Jim McMahon. Women and children, obviously, should stay indoors, and the media should gear up for special sections on the benefits of acupuncture. Helicopters overhead are warned not to look at your favorite Packer if you shame easily. Jim McMahon? Why don't they just rent Steve Martin's movie, "The Jerk," and play it on the plane to New Orleans.
November 29, 1995 |
The Green Bay Packers, looking for a backup to quarterback Brett Favre, claimed Jim McMahon on waivers from Cleveland on Tuesday. McMahon, 36, is in his 14th season in the NFL and will be joining his seventh team. McMahon played for the Chicago Bears from 1982-88, leading them to the Super Bowl after the 1985 season. He went to San Diego in 1989 and also played for Philadelphia, Minnesota and Arizona before joining Cleveland this season.
September 15, 1994 |
Jim McMahon will replace Steve Beuerlein at quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday when they play the Cleveland Browns and try to end a two-game losing skid. Beuerlein started 14 games last season and set a franchise record with 61.7% passing for career bests of 3,164 yards and 18 touchdowns. But this year, Beuerlein is the NFL's lowest-rated quarterback (42.8), completing only 45% of his passes with three interceptions and one touchdown.