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December 5, 1986
Linebacker Cornelius Bennett of Alabama was awarded the Lombardi Trophy honoring the nation's outstanding college football lineman. The 17th annual award was presented at a benefit dinner sponsored by the Downtown Rotary Club of Houston. Other finalists were Jerome Brown of Miami (Fla.), Brian Bosworth of Oklahoma and Chris Spielman of Ohio State. The winner was selected by 208 sportswriters and broadcasters; vote totals are never made public.
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February 19, 2014 | Chris Erskine
The reigning Coolest Guy on the Planet is on the phone, sounding a lot like your old man. What? "I think when an employer pays you $2, you ought to give him $3 worth of work," Pete Carroll is saying from Seattle. Gather 'round, folks, for I'm about to pass along a gateway to the future - shiny as a Lombardi Trophy - where you make the most of every moment, don't whine, never quit, and refuse to worry about what your opponents are up to. It's a liberating new approach based on some fatherly old advice.
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February 9, 2010 | By Sam Farmer
Sean Payton could use a proper pillow. The day after coaching the New Orleans Saints to a 31-17 victory over Indianapolis in Super Bowl XLIV, Payton looked happy but bleary-eyed early Monday morning. Maybe it had something to do with him grabbing a precious few winks in his hotel room with the Lombardi Trophy in his arms. "This thing laid in my bed next to me last night," the coach said at the traditional victors news conference. "Rolled over [it] a couple times. I probably drooled on it. But man, there's nothing like it."
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September 5, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
DENVER - The Baltimore Ravens are rebooted. Thirty-one other NFL teams are recommitted. And, as always, the questions are relentless: Rookie quarterbacks were all the rage last season, with a record five of them starting openers. Who are this season's stars-in-waiting? Rookie running backs. We could see big years from Cincinnati's Giovani Bernard, Denver's Montee Ball, and Green Bay's Eddie Lacy. Pittsburgh's Le'Veon Bell was showing a lot of promise before he was sidelined by a foot injury.
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December 13, 2009
Even without a Lombardi Trophy to his name, Philadelphia Coach Andy Reid has a resume that's plenty gaudy. He has led the Eagles to the playoffs seven times, five NFC championship games, and to a Super Bowl. Since joining the team in 1999, he has won 115 games and built a .611 winning percentage, both club records. And now, as he prepares for a pivotal game tonight at the New York Giants, he has the security of knowing he's wanted. The Eagles gave him a three-year contract extension last week, a deal that reportedly pays him between $5 million and $6 million a season.
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February 19, 2014 | Chris Erskine
The reigning Coolest Guy on the Planet is on the phone, sounding a lot like your old man. What? "I think when an employer pays you $2, you ought to give him $3 worth of work," Pete Carroll is saying from Seattle. Gather 'round, folks, for I'm about to pass along a gateway to the future - shiny as a Lombardi Trophy - where you make the most of every moment, don't whine, never quit, and refuse to worry about what your opponents are up to. It's a liberating new approach based on some fatherly old advice.
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January 11, 1997
Gee, T.J. Simers, what are you going to do with your time now that your beloved Dallas Con-boys have been knocked out by the "no-name" Carolina Panthers, as you so tactfully phrased it last Saturday. Never fear, sir, for I have five tips to occupy your time and dull your pain: 1. Ditch your copy of the Cowboy's theme song "My Way" and learn the words to the runaway hit "Da Packer Polka". 2. Help Michael Irvin rehabilitate his injured shoulder so he won't drop the Super Bowl MVP trophy when he hands it to Reggie White.
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January 29, 2000 | T.J. SIMERS
Give it back, Georgia. Return the first Vince Lombardi Trophy in Super Bowl history to its rightful owner--the city of Baltimore. The statute of limitations probably rules out a police raid, but by all accounts, Georgia Frontiere is in possession of 29-year-old stolen property. Witnesses have seen the trophy from Baltimore's Super Bowl V victory in 1971 in her Bel-Air home. A duplicate had to be made and sent to Baltimore, where it's displayed in a trophy case as if it's the real thing.
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February 6, 1997 | MAL FLORENCE
Riddick Bowe, the former heavyweight champion, is scheduled to ship out to Parris Island, S.C., next week for 12 weeks of Marine Corps basic training. Greg Logan of Newsday envisions Bowe beginning a 20-mile hike at 5 a.m. with a drill instructor shouting out the cadence to the troops: "I don't know, but I've been told/Riddick Bowe is getting old./ Golota hit below the belt./ That's the worst Bowe ever felt./ Sound off!"
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February 7, 2010 | By Sam Farmer
The New Orleans Saints, for decades the NFL's lovable losers, used the biggest stage Sunday to answer the question their fans have been asking for 43 years. Who Dat say they gonna beat them Saints? The answer: Nobody. The unbelievable is a reality. The unthinkable has come true. The Saints reached the NFL mountaintop Sunday, knocking off the mighty Indianapolis Colts, 31-17, in Super Bowl XLIV at Sun Life Stadium. "Louisiana, by the way of New Orleans is back!"
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February 26, 2013
New England quarterback Tom Brady just signed a contract extension that will keep him with the Patriots for the next five seasons. Writers from around the Tribune Co. will discuss how many times the three-time Super Bowl champ will lead his team back to the big game. Feel free to join the conversation with a comment of your own. Sam Farmer, Los Angeles Times Tom Brady's decision to do a bargain-basement extension with the Patriots is remarkable in a business where getting as much as you can is everyone's end game.
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July 25, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
Ryan Kalil knows what it takes to win championships, having won two national titles with USC not long ago. So I guess that means we should believe Carolina's three-time Pro Bowl center when he says that the Panthers will be this season's Super Bowl champions. This wasn't just a quick thought that ran through his head one day or something he just happened to mention to a few teammates while working out. Kalil actually took out a full-page ad in Wednesday's Charlotte (N.C.) Observer that declares: "CAROLINA PANTHERS - SUPER BOWL XLVII CHAMPIONS!"
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February 6, 2011 | By Sam Farmer
Whoa, Pack, Whoa! The Green Bay Packers, the storied franchise from the NFL's smallest town, came through in the biggest of ways Sunday, reaching the mountaintop yet again with a 31-25 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLV. With a crowd of 103,219 filling every nook of Cowboys Stadium ? and that familiar chant of "Go, Pack, Go!" as a soundtrack ? Packers Coach Mike McCarthy cradled the glistening prize, finally able to return it back to its rightful home. "It's great to bring the Lombardi Trophy back to Green Bay," said McCarthy, leader of a franchise that has won four Super Bowls, and at last the first in 14 years.
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February 9, 2010 | By Sam Farmer
Sean Payton could use a proper pillow. The day after coaching the New Orleans Saints to a 31-17 victory over Indianapolis in Super Bowl XLIV, Payton looked happy but bleary-eyed early Monday morning. Maybe it had something to do with him grabbing a precious few winks in his hotel room with the Lombardi Trophy in his arms. "This thing laid in my bed next to me last night," the coach said at the traditional victors news conference. "Rolled over [it] a couple times. I probably drooled on it. But man, there's nothing like it."
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February 7, 2010 | By Sam Farmer
The New Orleans Saints, for decades the NFL's lovable losers, used the biggest stage Sunday to answer the question their fans have been asking for 43 years. Who Dat say they gonna beat them Saints? The answer: Nobody. The unbelievable is a reality. The unthinkable has come true. The Saints reached the NFL mountaintop Sunday, knocking off the mighty Indianapolis Colts, 31-17, in Super Bowl XLIV at Sun Life Stadium. "Louisiana, by the way of New Orleans is back!"
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February 5, 2010 | By Sam Farmer
Joe Lombardi wants to uphold the values of his famous grandfather. He also wants to uphold his grandfather's trophy. Lombardi, 38, is quarterbacks coach for the New Orleans Saints, who play the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday in Super Bowl XLIV. He's also a grandson of legendary NFL coach Vince Lombardi, for whom the championship trophy is named. The two never met, as Joe was born a year after his grandfather's death in 1970. But the younger Lombardi has attracted a lot of attention this week, even though his role with the Saints is a fairly low-profile one. "Some of the coaches were teasing me because of all this attention I'm getting because of my grandfather," he said.
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January 13, 1996
As a die-hard fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers, I was appalled at Mike Downey's article, in which he kowtowed to the NFC "powers" and dismissed any chance the AFC may have of winning Super Bowl XXX. I just hope that, on his way back to Pittsburgh with the Lombardi Trophy under one arm, Greg Lloyd stops by the press box and picks up Mike Downey under his other arm, and after depositing the trophy at Three Rivers Stadium he deposits Downey in the ice...
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February 26, 2013
New England quarterback Tom Brady just signed a contract extension that will keep him with the Patriots for the next five seasons. Writers from around the Tribune Co. will discuss how many times the three-time Super Bowl champ will lead his team back to the big game. Feel free to join the conversation with a comment of your own. Sam Farmer, Los Angeles Times Tom Brady's decision to do a bargain-basement extension with the Patriots is remarkable in a business where getting as much as you can is everyone's end game.
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December 13, 2009
Even without a Lombardi Trophy to his name, Philadelphia Coach Andy Reid has a resume that's plenty gaudy. He has led the Eagles to the playoffs seven times, five NFC championship games, and to a Super Bowl. Since joining the team in 1999, he has won 115 games and built a .611 winning percentage, both club records. And now, as he prepares for a pivotal game tonight at the New York Giants, he has the security of knowing he's wanted. The Eagles gave him a three-year contract extension last week, a deal that reportedly pays him between $5 million and $6 million a season.
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