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September 6, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
DENVER -- Peyton Manning is a quintessential student of the game, so the Denver Broncos quarterback didn't draw a blank Thursday night when asked about tying old-school Minnesota Vikings quarterback Joe Kapp with seven touchdown passes in a game. Kapp pulled off the feat on Sept. 28, 1969, and before him the record was shared by Sid Luckman, Adrian Burk, George Blanda and Y.A. Tittle. "Yeah, Joe Kapp, great Canadian quarterback out of Cal," said Manning, who got it mostly right.
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November 4, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Philadelphia's Nick Foles became the first NFL quarterback to throw for seven touchdowns in a game Sunday since Denver's Peyton Manning did it in Week 1 this season. Manning was the first player to toss that many touchdown passes since Minnesota's Joe Kapp did it in 1969. Four other quarterbacks did it before him and no one has ever thrown for more. So in a way, Manning and Foles are in a league of their own as the only two players to achieve the feat in 44 years. The fact that they did it in the same season within two months of each other makes their accomplishments all the more special.
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October 13, 2010 | Chris Erskine
Joe Kapp played football like a Comanche warrior chasing after his frightened horse. Once, in one of the greatest demolitions not involving gunpowder or a fuse, the former Vikings quarterback ran over a Cleveland linebacker. At the time, the grounds crew in Bloomington, Minn., didn't know whether to erect a headstone or a plaque. The linebacker, a pretty ferocious guy by the name of Jim Houston, may still be there ? orange and brown roadkill. "For Kapp, a happy-go-lucky soul who is half Mexican, half imp and often half a collision, a game plan is just a bunch of plays selected by his learned coaches, which, if the mood strikes him, he may use. If not, he invents his own," Sports Illustrated's Tex Maule wrote at the time.
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September 6, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
  Ryan Seacrest, who apparently never sleeps, was at the first regular-season NFL game in Denver on Thursday night, and not many were glad to see him. Seacrest, who hosts "American Idol," "New Year's Rockin' Eve," the upcoming game show "Million Second Quiz," his own morning radio show, a weekend Top 40 countdown radio show and the Academy Awards red-carpet coverage on E!, is also a special correspondent for the "Today" show and executive producer of "Keeping Up With the Kardashians.
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December 23, 1988 | Associated Press
Joe Kapp, a Super Bowl quarterback and former University of California, Berkeley football coach, was recuperating in a hospital today with a broken collarbone after being struck by a taxi while jogging with his dog. Kapp, 50, was crossing a street in nearby Los Gatos Thursday when a station wagon driven by Festus Banjo, 46, turned a corner and hit Kapp with its right front bumper, police said. The dog was unhurt. Kapp was knocked unconscious and was rushed to Valley Medical Center in San Jose.
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October 18, 1986 | THOMAS BONK, Times Staff Writer
The heat is momentarily off the UCLA Bruins, but guess who is still on the hot seat. It's none other than Joe Kapp, the beleaguered coach of the California Golden Bears. If the whispers are true, the Bruins will be seeing Kapp for the last time when they play the Bears today in Memorial Stadium. Kapp's team is 1-4 and sinking fast in the Pacific 10 race.
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October 19, 1986 | BILL DWYRE, Times Sports Editor
Joe Kapp is the football coach at the University of California. He is also a man who appears to be bailing a sinking ship with a rusty tin can while hurricane winds send 15-foot waves over his decks. Indeed, in the face of Hurricane Alumni and Hurricane Public Opinion, Coach Kapp sets his jaw, smiles and keeps on bailing. The rusty tin can kept right on dipping here Saturday, even after UCLA had blown Cal away with a 36-10 victory that left the once-proud Golden Bears with a 1-5 record.
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March 6, 1992 | LONNIE WHITE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hoping the second time around will be better than the first, the Arena Football League announced Thursday that it will return to Los Angeles, beginning June 6 at the Sports Arena. The new team will be the Los Angeles Wings, with Joe Kapp as coach and director of football operations. The league tried the Los Angeles market in 1988, when the Cobras played for one season at the Sports Arena.
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November 8, 1986
UC Davis football Coach Jim Sochor said Friday he is among "five or six" candidates to fill the vacancy at the University of California. Joe Kapp, 19-32-1 in five years as Cal's coach (1-7 this season), was fired Wednesday. Sochor is 139-34-4 in 17 years at Davis.
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September 6, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
DENVER -- Peyton Manning is a quintessential student of the game, so the Denver Broncos quarterback didn't draw a blank Thursday night when asked about tying old-school Minnesota Vikings quarterback Joe Kapp with seven touchdown passes in a game. Kapp pulled off the feat on Sept. 28, 1969, and before him the record was shared by Sid Luckman, Adrian Burk, George Blanda and Y.A. Tittle. "Yeah, Joe Kapp, great Canadian quarterback out of Cal," said Manning, who got it mostly right.
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August 5, 2013 | By Chris Foster
You work with the tools available. California hasn't been to the Rose Bowl since losing to Iowa, 38-12, in 1959. Probably few, if any, current Golden Bears players have heard of Joe Kapp. So first-year Coach Sonny Dykes tapped the only piece of Cal lore that still makes the rounds on television: The Play . Dykes opened training camp Sunday by showing his team the multi-lateral kickoff return that beat Stanford on the final play of the 1982 Big Game. “I thought that was a great way to start off camp,” Dykes said.
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October 13, 2010 | Chris Erskine
Joe Kapp played football like a Comanche warrior chasing after his frightened horse. Once, in one of the greatest demolitions not involving gunpowder or a fuse, the former Vikings quarterback ran over a Cleveland linebacker. At the time, the grounds crew in Bloomington, Minn., didn't know whether to erect a headstone or a plaque. The linebacker, a pretty ferocious guy by the name of Jim Houston, may still be there ? orange and brown roadkill. "For Kapp, a happy-go-lucky soul who is half Mexican, half imp and often half a collision, a game plan is just a bunch of plays selected by his learned coaches, which, if the mood strikes him, he may use. If not, he invents his own," Sports Illustrated's Tex Maule wrote at the time.
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January 30, 2002 | Chris Erskine, THE GUY CHRONICLES
"Football is a kids' game, invented to give a lot of people a lot of fun." --Joe Kapp, former quarterback "What I miss most is the violence." --Dick Butkus, former linebacker The glory of touch football is that it's a game that never evolves--no instant replay, no domed stadiums--just a bunch of domed dads out on a chilly Sunday, trying to keep middle age at bay and stay healthy and desirable for our wives. Because let me tell you a little secret about today's wives: They're lovely and caring.
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March 6, 1992 | LONNIE WHITE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hoping the second time around will be better than the first, the Arena Football League announced Thursday that it will return to Los Angeles, beginning June 6 at the Sports Arena. The new team will be the Los Angeles Wings, with Joe Kapp as coach and director of football operations. The league tried the Los Angeles market in 1988, when the Cobras played for one season at the Sports Arena.
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November 7, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
Former Minnesota Vikings quarterback and University of California Coach Joe Kapp is returning to the scene of his greatest success to become president and part-owner of the British Columbia Lions. Stock market entrepreneur Murray Pezim, a major player in the Vancouver Stock Exchange who bought the Canadian Football League club from a failing community ownership in September, did not say what percentage of the team Kapp would own.
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November 7, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
Former Minnesota Vikings quarterback and University of California Coach Joe Kapp is returning to the scene of his greatest success to become president and part-owner of the British Columbia Lions. Stock market entrepreneur Murray Pezim, a major player in the Vancouver Stock Exchange who bought the Canadian Football League club from a failing community ownership in September, did not say what percentage of the team Kapp would own.
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December 23, 1988 | Associated Press
Joe Kapp, a Super Bowl quarterback and former University of California, Berkeley football coach, was recuperating in a hospital today with a broken collarbone after being struck by a taxi while jogging with his dog. Kapp, 50, was crossing a street in nearby Los Gatos on Thursday when a station wagon driven by Festus Banjo, 46, turned a corner and hit Kapp with its right front bumper, police said. The dog was unhurt.
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