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December 5, 1997 | STEVE SPRINGER and MIKE HISERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
There he was, John Brodie, former star quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers and Stanford University, an occasional player on the senior golf tour, a former broadcaster known for his clean-cut image, touting gambling tips on television, over a phone hotline and in newspapers, his face prominently displayed in ads nestled among those of handicappers like Jimmy the Fixer and Dr. Sam. John Brodie? It was like finding David Copperfield selling the secrets of his magic tricks.
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December 7, 2001
Six All-America quarterbacks as punters (minimum 50 career punts): Player: Average John Hadl: 40.6 Steve Spurrier: 40.3 Earl Morrall: 39.2 Eddie LeBaron: 38.5 Norm Van Brocklin: 37.8 John Brodie: 35.6 Source: World Features Syndicate
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October 27, 2000 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The primary physician treating John Brodie said Thursday that the former San Francisco 49er quarterback is making slow but steady progress from a major stroke. "He is in very serious but stable condition," said Khoi Le, a cardiologist at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage. "He is fully alert and very interactive with his family. Mr. Brodie has very supportive family and friends." Brodie, 65, was hospitalized early Tuesday.
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December 7, 2001
Six All-America quarterbacks as punters (minimum 50 career punts): Player: Average John Hadl: 40.6 Steve Spurrier: 40.3 Earl Morrall: 39.2 Eddie LeBaron: 38.5 Norm Van Brocklin: 37.8 John Brodie: 35.6 Source: World Features Syndicate
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October 26, 2000 | JERRY CROWE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John Brodie, a former NFL most valuable player with the San Francisco 49ers who later played on the Senior PGA Tour, was hospitalized in Rancho Mirage this week after suffering a major stroke. Brodie, 64, was taken Tuesday to Eisenhower Medical Center, where hospital spokeswoman Mary Kay Plock said Wednesday the former quarterback was "stable and improving." "It was pretty touch and go," Kelly Stefanki, the oldest of Brodie's five children, told the Associated Press.
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December 5, 1997 | MIKE HISERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This wasn't gambling, this was like stealing--and from a bookmaker no less. At least that's what Rich, my sports-betting advisor, was telling me. For $2,000, Rich had given me what he said was a can't-miss pick on an NFL football game. I'd told him I had $6,000. He wanted me to bet it all through my bookie. "You don't bet this and . . . you might as well roll down your window on the freeway, at rush hour, and let the money fly out the . . . window," Rich said.
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February 14, 1995 | JOHN WEYLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John Brodie earned fortune and fame hitting open receivers, but he owes his longevity as a professional athlete to his ability to hit fairways and greens. Brodie, quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers from 1957 to 1973, has earned $688,305 playing on the Senior PGA Tour the past decade. "It's nice to have a game where you can compete on this level at this age," said Brodie during a Monday news conference for the $800,000 Toshiba Senior Classic, scheduled March 14-19 at Mesa Verde Country Club.
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March 28, 1986 | STEVE SPRINGER, Times Staff Writer
The broad shoulders and firm body telegraph to even the most undiscerning observer that this man hunched over a golf ball is a natural athlete. The silver-gray hair, dark brown complexion, easy smile, smooth manner and even-smoother swing round out the picture. This is a man who spends a lot of time outdoors, a lot of time with a golf club in his hands, probably an early retiree with plenty of glory days behind him and plenty of carefree days ahead. Well you're half right, Sherlock.
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October 27, 2000 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The primary physician treating John Brodie said Thursday that the former San Francisco 49er quarterback is making slow but steady progress from a major stroke. "He is in very serious but stable condition," said Khoi Le, a cardiologist at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage. "He is fully alert and very interactive with his family. Mr. Brodie has very supportive family and friends." Brodie, 65, was hospitalized early Tuesday.
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October 26, 2000 | JERRY CROWE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John Brodie, a former NFL most valuable player with the San Francisco 49ers who later played on the Senior PGA Tour, was hospitalized in Rancho Mirage this week after suffering a major stroke. Brodie, 64, was taken Tuesday to Eisenhower Medical Center, where hospital spokeswoman Mary Kay Plock said Wednesday the former quarterback was "stable and improving." "It was pretty touch and go," Kelly Stefanki, the oldest of Brodie's five children, told the Associated Press.
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December 5, 1997 | MIKE HISERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This wasn't gambling, this was like stealing--and from a bookmaker no less. At least that's what Rich, my sports-betting advisor, was telling me. For $2,000, Rich had given me what he said was a can't-miss pick on an NFL football game. I'd told him I had $6,000. He wanted me to bet it all through my bookie. "You don't bet this and . . . you might as well roll down your window on the freeway, at rush hour, and let the money fly out the . . . window," Rich said.
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December 5, 1997 | STEVE SPRINGER and MIKE HISERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
There he was, John Brodie, former star quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers and Stanford University, an occasional player on the senior golf tour, a former broadcaster known for his clean-cut image, touting gambling tips on television, over a phone hotline and in newspapers, his face prominently displayed in ads nestled among those of handicappers like Jimmy the Fixer and Dr. Sam. John Brodie? It was like finding David Copperfield selling the secrets of his magic tricks.
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February 14, 1995 | JOHN WEYLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John Brodie earned fortune and fame hitting open receivers, but he owes his longevity as a professional athlete to his ability to hit fairways and greens. Brodie, quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers from 1957 to 1973, has earned $688,305 playing on the Senior PGA Tour the past decade. "It's nice to have a game where you can compete on this level at this age," said Brodie during a Monday news conference for the $800,000 Toshiba Senior Classic, scheduled March 14-19 at Mesa Verde Country Club.
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October 20, 1992 | MAL FLORENCE
When John Brodie returns to Rancho Park Golf Course on Friday to compete in the Ralphs Senior Classic, he will be amused if two of his "friends" are in the gallery. Brodie, the former San Francisco 49er and Stanford quarterback, won his first tournament on the Senior PGA Tour last year at Rancho. "Two guys were following me last year and they had this big jug," Brodie recalled. "It kept getting lighter at the end of the day. These guys were both about 6 foot 4 and weighed around 280 pounds.
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October 28, 1991 | DAN HAFNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There were several firsts for John Brodie Sunday at Rancho Park. No. 1 was a playoff victory over Chi Chi Rodriguez and George Archer to win the $500,000 Security Pacific Senior Classic, Brodie's first victory in six years on the tour for the 50-and-older golfers. Just as amazing was the sound he heard shortly after he nearly made an eagle on the par-four 14th, the first playoff hole, and sank a four-inch putt for the winning birdie. He heard cheers from Los Angeles sports fans.
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October 28, 1991 | DAN HAFNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There were several firsts for John Brodie Sunday at Rancho Park. No. 1 was a playoff victory over Chi Chi Rodriguez and George Archer to win the $500,000 Security Pacific Senior Classic, Brodie's first victory in six years on the tour for the 50-and-older golfers. Just as amazing was the sound he heard shortly after he nearly made an eagle on the par-four 14th, the first playoff hole, and sank a four-inch putt for the winning birdie. He heard cheers from Los Angeles sports fans.
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October 20, 1992 | MAL FLORENCE
When John Brodie returns to Rancho Park Golf Course on Friday to compete in the Ralphs Senior Classic, he will be amused if two of his "friends" are in the gallery. Brodie, the former San Francisco 49er and Stanford quarterback, won his first tournament on the Senior PGA Tour last year at Rancho. "Two guys were following me last year and they had this big jug," Brodie recalled. "It kept getting lighter at the end of the day. These guys were both about 6 foot 4 and weighed around 280 pounds.
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June 7, 1987 | Associated Press
John Brodie spent 17 seasons in the National Football League trying to avoid the crush of linebackers. Now he plays on the PGA Senior Tour and there's no question in his mind which is tougher. "I happen to think golf is the most demanding sport in the world," Brodie said. "There has never been any black print about golf or golfers because the discipline you need demands total attention to the game. You don't have time to be fiddling around."
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