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July 17, 2007 | Bill Dwyre
Normally, Jon Arnett would have been in Los Angeles last weekend to celebrate his pro football heritage. Yup, right here in the city that has no pro football, isn't in the club and may never again know the secret handshake. Arnett chose to stay away in protest. "I am anti-Rams, and anti-NFL," said Arnett, an All-American running back at USC who played in the NFL for 10 years, seven with the Rams. "The league has 32 owners, and I think they are a bunch of whores."
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July 21, 2007
Bravo, Jaguar Jon Arnett: Taking on the NFL, its passionless owners and finally, that blight on Southern California, Georgia Frontiere. Given a forum that all former Los Angeles Rams wish they had, Arnett ran them up the flagpole, naked as jaybirds, exposed for all to see. As a young tyke in the mid-'50s, I loved Jon Arnett and his knack for running back kickoffs. As an aging baby-boomer, I love him even more for the stance that he has chosen to take off the field. JOHN R.
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July 21, 2007
Bravo, Jaguar Jon Arnett: Taking on the NFL, its passionless owners and finally, that blight on Southern California, Georgia Frontiere. Given a forum that all former Los Angeles Rams wish they had, Arnett ran them up the flagpole, naked as jaybirds, exposed for all to see. As a young tyke in the mid-'50s, I loved Jon Arnett and his knack for running back kickoffs. As an aging baby-boomer, I love him even more for the stance that he has chosen to take off the field. JOHN R.
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July 17, 2007 | Bill Dwyre
Normally, Jon Arnett would have been in Los Angeles last weekend to celebrate his pro football heritage. Yup, right here in the city that has no pro football, isn't in the club and may never again know the secret handshake. Arnett chose to stay away in protest. "I am anti-Rams, and anti-NFL," said Arnett, an All-American running back at USC who played in the NFL for 10 years, seven with the Rams. "The league has 32 owners, and I think they are a bunch of whores."
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September 12, 1992
It has finally happened. It's the Fall of Troy, orchestrated by Mike (the Destroyer) McGee and carried out by "Stubborn" Larry Smith, accompanied by the over-the-hill gang of assistants who never have been winners and obviously never will be. Please, Dr. Sample, follow Jon Arnett's advice and start making inquiries before "the Fall" is complete. DANIEL THOMAS Manhattan Beach
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August 11, 1985 | RICH ROBERTS
The Rams honored 24 players from their 40 years in Southern California with a pregame reception and halftime ceremony at Anaheim Stadium Saturday night. Owner Georgia Frontiere presented each player with an engraved brass plate. The turnout included all but five of the living members of the 40-year team selected by readers of The Times--Merlin Olsen, Jon Arnett, Les Richter, Eddie Meador and Eric Dickerson.
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May 9, 1992
I want to thank Mark Heisler (May 2) for pointing out how insensitive I, and we, have been with the pursuit of the trivial in life. I am personally ready to accept my share of the responsibility for causing the riots. He was successful in making me feel guilty that I had gone to the Laker-Portland playoff game. What made me feel even worse was that fact that I had the complete disregard for society by going to the movies several times in the last few months, as well as going to Disneyland with my children.
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June 15, 2004
Re "Retired Officials Say Bush Must Go," June 13: Though there is plenty of blame to go around for the weakness of our national security both pre- and post-9/11, if there were such a thing as a "blame-o-matic," it would surely point to the policies of these same officials who, over many years, pooh-poohed the constantly building terrorist threat, worked against maintaining intelligence resources and used the State Department as a lobbying group to...
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April 20, 2001 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Fifteen players and three coaches--including defensive back Terry Kinard, tight end Keith Jackson, former USC halfback Jon Arnett and coach Barry Switzer--were added to the College Football Hall of Fame on Thursday. Kinard, Jackson and Switzer were winners of championships in college and the NFL. Jackson and Switzer won their college crowns at Oklahoma in 1985, four years after Kinard was an integral part of Clemson's championship.
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January 1, 2005
Records are made to be broken and I'm happy for Peyton Manning. However, perhaps there should be an asterisk next to Manning's touchdown passes mark because of how the pro game has changed in the last decade or so. The NFL is nothing more than a game of catch between the quarterback and the receiver. The hash marks have been moved, opening up the entire field. The defensive backs can no longer make contact. And offensive linemen can use their hands to block. Imagine, you can't touch the receiver and you give the modern QB more time to throw.
OPINION
June 15, 2004
Re "Retired Officials Say Bush Must Go," June 13: Though there is plenty of blame to go around for the weakness of our national security both pre- and post-9/11, if there were such a thing as a "blame-o-matic," it would surely point to the policies of these same officials who, over many years, pooh-poohed the constantly building terrorist threat, worked against maintaining intelligence resources and used the State Department as a lobbying group to...
SPORTS
April 20, 2001 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Fifteen players and three coaches--including defensive back Terry Kinard, tight end Keith Jackson, former USC halfback Jon Arnett and coach Barry Switzer--were added to the College Football Hall of Fame on Thursday. Kinard, Jackson and Switzer were winners of championships in college and the NFL. Jackson and Switzer won their college crowns at Oklahoma in 1985, four years after Kinard was an integral part of Clemson's championship.
SPORTS
September 12, 1992
It has finally happened. It's the Fall of Troy, orchestrated by Mike (the Destroyer) McGee and carried out by "Stubborn" Larry Smith, accompanied by the over-the-hill gang of assistants who never have been winners and obviously never will be. Please, Dr. Sample, follow Jon Arnett's advice and start making inquiries before "the Fall" is complete. DANIEL THOMAS Manhattan Beach
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May 9, 1992
I want to thank Mark Heisler (May 2) for pointing out how insensitive I, and we, have been with the pursuit of the trivial in life. I am personally ready to accept my share of the responsibility for causing the riots. He was successful in making me feel guilty that I had gone to the Laker-Portland playoff game. What made me feel even worse was that fact that I had the complete disregard for society by going to the movies several times in the last few months, as well as going to Disneyland with my children.
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August 11, 1985 | RICH ROBERTS
The Rams honored 24 players from their 40 years in Southern California with a pregame reception and halftime ceremony at Anaheim Stadium Saturday night. Owner Georgia Frontiere presented each player with an engraved brass plate. The turnout included all but five of the living members of the 40-year team selected by readers of The Times--Merlin Olsen, Jon Arnett, Les Richter, Eddie Meador and Eric Dickerson.
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December 3, 1993
Listed are the high school football players of the year. The California state selections are by Cal-Hi Sports (Mark Tennis, Nelson Tennis). The Southern Section and Los Angeles City Section selections are by the First Interstate Bank Sports Board chaired by Braven Dyer Jr. of the Amateur Athletic Foundation of Los Angeles. California high schools are members of the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF). Positions: ap--All-purpose. b--Back. bb--Blocking back. c--center. db--Defensive back.
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August 9, 1985
Bob Waterfield, who led the Rams to National Football League championships in Cleveland (1945) and Los Angeles (1951), was named in three categories to the Rams' 40th anniversary all-time team, chosen by Times readers. In a vote of 5,229 readers during July, Waterfield was selected as the Rams' all-time quarterback, kicker and punter. Waterfield received 1,921 votes in the quarterback category, beating Norm Van Brocklin with 1,399 and Roman Gabriel with 836.
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