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May 28, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
LeBron James' career in the NBA seems to be going fine. He just won his fourth league MVP and he and the defending champion Miami Heat are just two wins away from their third straight appearance in the NBA Finals. But that's not stopping former NFL star/analyst Joe Theismann from coming up with a new career path for James. The onetime league MVP and Super Bowl champ thinks the basketball star could flourish as an NFL quarterback after his hoops days are over. "He could play another four years in the NBA before seriously trying the NFL," Theismann told Fox Sports Florida on Saturday.
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February 3, 2014 | By Mary McNamara
Peyton Manning choked, Bruno Mars shone, Jerry Seinfeld droned and Joe Theismann showed up in the post-game episode of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine. " Where he broke his leg. Again. Where once TV's biggest live event dominated four or five hours of Sunday television, it now claims weeks. Forget the sports-page buildup, the commercials now have their own teaser ads, the half-time show inevitably has "something to prove" (beyond how very old the members of the Who have become), and the follow-up shows go out of their way to leverage the premium spot.
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June 15, 1986 | TONY KORNHEISER, The Washington Post
What's new with Joe Theismann today? Any codicils in his contract that we aren't aware of? Is the payout greater for making the squad, or for promising not to show up? How about his insurance policy? Any rider in there pertaining to frequent flyer miles while attempting a bicoastal recovery? It's tough keeping track of Theismann these days. Who do you call for the status report: his multiple agents, Lloyd's of London, People magazine or the Journal of the American Medical Association?
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May 28, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
It's almost official -- the Sacramento Kings are staying put. The sale of the team to a group led by TIBCO Software Chairman Vivek Ranadive has been unanimously approved by the NBA Board of Governors. League owners blocked the sale and relocation of the Kings to Seattle earlier this month. The Maloof family then agreed to sell a 65% controlling interest to Ranadive's group at a franchise valuation of $535 million. Ranadive tweeted his appreciation Tuesday morning: Thanks to entire NBA for approving sale of Kings to our organization.
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September 13, 1986 | BOB OATES, Times Staff Writer
The scene made an enduring impression on Monday night football fans. A wrenching encounter with some of his opponents had put quarterback Joe Theismann on the ground with a broken leg. And now the stretcher bearers were coming out--along with another quarterback, Jay Schroeder, who headed not for the huddle but for Theismann. Leaning over his stricken teammate, Schroeder said: "We're gonna get this one for you, Joe." And they did.
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November 8, 2009 | SAM FARMER
Joe Theismann has a brief but memorable part in "The Blind Side," a soon-to-be-released movie depicting the remarkable story of Baltimore Ravens left tackle Michael Oher . The heartwarming movie, which hits theaters Nov. 20, runs two hours, eight minutes -- all but two minutes of which Theismann plans to watch. The Washington Redskins great might want to get popcorn at the beginning, because the story opens with actual footage of his gruesome, career-ending injury in 1985, when his lower leg snapped under the weight of a tackle by the Giants' Lawrence Taylor . "I will never -- and I say this to you unequivocally -- I will never look at it again," said Theismann, who watched a replay of the injury four years ago, at a reporter's request, as part of a 20th anniversary story.
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April 13, 1988
Joe Theismann, former Washington Redskins quarterback, will become ESPN's commentator on NFL games this fall. Theismann had worked with CBS the past two seasons.
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October 26, 2002
"I'm 53. I can still play. I don't know understand why I haven't got a phone call, I swear." Joe Theismann, ESPN football analyst and former Washington Redskin quaterback.
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November 11, 1995
Can you imagine being stuck in an elevator for an hour with John Madden, Joe Theismann, Jim Fox and Joe Morgan? You'd probably end up deaf, but you'd really be smart. WALLY WIDHOLM Los Angeles
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May 28, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
LeBron James' career in the NBA seems to be going fine. He just won his fourth league MVP and he and the defending champion Miami Heat are just two wins away from their third straight appearance in the NBA Finals. But that's not stopping former NFL star/analyst Joe Theismann from coming up with a new career path for James. The onetime league MVP and Super Bowl champ thinks the basketball star could flourish as an NFL quarterback after his hoops days are over. "He could play another four years in the NBA before seriously trying the NFL," Theismann told Fox Sports Florida on Saturday.
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December 23, 2010 | Sam Farmer
Less than a day after his team's epic collapse Sunday ? blowing a three-touchdown lead to Philadelphia in the last half-quarter ? New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning called a rare players-only meeting to regroup his squad for a run at the playoffs. That starts with a huge game Sunday at Green Bay. The typically soft-spoken Manning (Eli doesn't have the commanding presence of his big brother, Peyton) didn't reveal to reporters what he said to his teammates, but explained it this way: "A lot of it is you just man up for your mistakes, you take responsibility, you put it behind you and you look forward to the situation.
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November 8, 2009 | SAM FARMER
Joe Theismann has a brief but memorable part in "The Blind Side," a soon-to-be-released movie depicting the remarkable story of Baltimore Ravens left tackle Michael Oher . The heartwarming movie, which hits theaters Nov. 20, runs two hours, eight minutes -- all but two minutes of which Theismann plans to watch. The Washington Redskins great might want to get popcorn at the beginning, because the story opens with actual footage of his gruesome, career-ending injury in 1985, when his lower leg snapped under the weight of a tackle by the Giants' Lawrence Taylor . "I will never -- and I say this to you unequivocally -- I will never look at it again," said Theismann, who watched a replay of the injury four years ago, at a reporter's request, as part of a 20th anniversary story.
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September 27, 2009 | Mike Penner
Is this the weekend the Detroit Lions finally win again? After 19 consecutive defeats, the Lions face a team they appear to match up favorably against -- the 1-1 Washington Redskins, who struggled mightily to beat the St. Louis Rams last Sunday, 9-7. Former Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann said on Sirius NFL Radio last week that he thinks Washington is ripe for an upset. "What scares me is going into Detroit," Theismann said. "I know how tough it is. The one thing that isn't bad in Detroit is the fans.
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March 26, 2007 | Larry Stewart
Joe Theismann will not be back as a commentator on ESPN's "Monday Night Football," according to sources. He is expected to be replaced by Ron Jaworski. ESPN declined comment, but sources indicated Theismann is not being fired and will be offered another high-profile football commentating job at ESPN. The former Washington Redskins quarterback began working as an NFL commentator for ESPN on Sunday nights in 1988.
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September 30, 2006
Three weeks of this team of announcers is more than enough to make any "Monday Night Football" fan long for anyone else. Dierdorf, O.J., anyone but these bozos who fill the air with a constant barrage of mostly meaningless blather. Joe Theismann is more adept at this than he ever was at throwing the down and out. With the Saints leading, 20-3, he comes to the rescue of those of us who are numerically challenged by advising us that the Falcons will now have to score three times if they are going to win this game.
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July 27, 2005 | Larry Stewart, Times Staff Writer
Al Michaels will move over to ESPN as the play-by-play announcer on "Monday Night Football" when the cable network takes over the series from its sister Disney network ABC in 2006. Michaels will be joined in the booth by commentator Joe Theismann, with Suzy Kolber and Michele Tafoya working the sidelines. Theismann is a member of ESPN's team that announces Sunday night NFL games.
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October 26, 2002
"I'm 53. I can still play. I don't know understand why I haven't got a phone call, I swear." Joe Theismann, ESPN football analyst and former Washington Redskin quaterback.
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