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June 24, 2009 | Mike Penner
Eight years after being inducted at Canton, Lynn Swann is Hall of Fame-bound again. Today at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Swann will be inducted into the Bowling Hall of Fame. Swann has done promotional work for the game and bowls with his family about twice a month. "I'm just an all-right bowler," Swann says. "Never had a 300 game. I'm usually in the mid-to-upper 100s." Swann is the third recipient to make the Hall's Celebrity Wing -- and surprisingly, not the first football player.
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June 24, 2009 | Mike Penner
Eight years after being inducted at Canton, Lynn Swann is Hall of Fame-bound again. Today at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Swann will be inducted into the Bowling Hall of Fame. Swann has done promotional work for the game and bowls with his family about twice a month. "I'm just an all-right bowler," Swann says. "Never had a 300 game. I'm usually in the mid-to-upper 100s." Swann is the third recipient to make the Hall's Celebrity Wing -- and surprisingly, not the first football player.
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May 11, 1988
ABC is expected to announce today that it has hired Dick Vermeil, former UCLA and Philadelphia Eagle coach, as a college football analyst, replacing Lynn Swann, who will become a halftime reporter on "Monday Night Football" telecasts. Vermeil previously worked for CBS.
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November 8, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Former NFL quarterback Heath Shuler won a seat in the U.S. House, track great Jim Ryun lost his race and Super Bowl star and former USC receiver Lynn Swann fell short Tuesday in elections involving ex-athletes. In Pasadena, Measure A, which proposed allowing the NFL to enter into a years-long contract with the Rose Bowl, appeared headed for defeat, with 75% of the voters opposing the measure.
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January 5, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Former Steelers star Lynn Swann declared his candidacy for governor in Pittsburgh, where he made his name in professional football. Swann, 53, a Hall of Fame receiver and TV football commentator, faces three other candidates in seeking the Republican nomination for governor -- his first run for political office. The winner of the May 16 primary is likely to face Democratic Gov. Ed Rendell, who is expected to seek a second four-year term.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 22, 1985 | JILL STEWART, Times Staff Writer
In 1983, when Lynn Swann and his son, Tom, first stood on the quiet ridge overlooking Puddingstone Reservoir and marveled at the view 30 miles in each direction, they knew they had found "the perfect place" for the Swann family project. Now, the Swanns and the county Department of Parks and Recreation are partners in a project at Bonelli Regional Park near San Dimas that will plunge the county feet first into Southern California's booming hot tub rental business.
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February 15, 2006 | From Allentown Morning Call
Longshot candidate Jim Panyard dropped out of the Republican gubernatorial race Tuesday, clearing the way for former Pittsburgh Steeler star Lynn Swann. Panyard cited a lack of money and little media interest. "I'll get buried," the former Pennsylvania Manufacturers Assn. executive said. By staying in the race, he said, "I'll just put my supporters and family through three months of a pipe dream." Democratic Gov.
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February 12, 2006 | From Associated Press
Pennsylvania's Republican Party leaders endorsed former Pittsburgh Steeler star Lynn Swann for governor Saturday, virtually guaranteeing that he will be the candidate to face Democratic incumbent Ed Rendell this fall. "I haven't cried this much since I was inducted into the Hall of Fame," Swann told the applauding crowd as he wiped tears from his eyes.
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January 18, 1999 | EARL GUSTKEY, Times Staff Writer
JAN. 18, 1976 On a crisp, clear Miami afternoon, a young receiver named Lynn Swann had his greatest day in football and his brilliance augmented what was generally considered the first great Super Bowl. Most Super Bowls fail to rise to expectations, but not the 10th in the series. Pittsburgh and Dallas created a masterpiece, and Swann's four-catch, 161-yard day was the difference in a 21-17 Steeler victory that came down to the final minutes.
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May 14, 2006 | Sam Farmer, Times Staff Writer
The four-seat plane wheeled to a stop and out climbed Lynn Swann, the Pittsburgh Steelers legend who's the Republican candidate for governor of Pennsylvania. He parted ways with the businessmen who'd joined him for the short flight and stepped into the terminal of tiny Brandywine Airport, outside Philadelphia. It was 9 a.m. His day already was in full swing.
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February 15, 2006 | From Allentown Morning Call
Longshot candidate Jim Panyard dropped out of the Republican gubernatorial race Tuesday, clearing the way for former Pittsburgh Steeler star Lynn Swann. Panyard cited a lack of money and little media interest. "I'll get buried," the former Pennsylvania Manufacturers Assn. executive said. By staying in the race, he said, "I'll just put my supporters and family through three months of a pipe dream." Democratic Gov.
NATIONAL
February 12, 2006 | From Associated Press
Pennsylvania's Republican Party leaders endorsed former Pittsburgh Steeler star Lynn Swann for governor Saturday, virtually guaranteeing that he will be the candidate to face Democratic incumbent Ed Rendell this fall. "I haven't cried this much since I was inducted into the Hall of Fame," Swann told the applauding crowd as he wiped tears from his eyes.
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January 5, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Former Steelers star Lynn Swann declared his candidacy for governor in Pittsburgh, where he made his name in professional football. Swann, 53, a Hall of Fame receiver and TV football commentator, faces three other candidates in seeking the Republican nomination for governor -- his first run for political office. The winner of the May 16 primary is likely to face Democratic Gov. Ed Rendell, who is expected to seek a second four-year term.
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August 4, 2001 | SAM FARMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Four Super Bowl victories in nine seasons gave Lynn Swann more than enough jewelry for his fingers. But it took the former Pittsburgh Steeler receiver 16 years to get the ring he thought might never come--a call from the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Swann, a former USC star who will be inducted today, nearly gave up hope of ever making it to Canton. He was well versed in the arguments against his induction: His career was too short; he averaged only 2.
SPORTS
January 18, 1999 | EARL GUSTKEY, Times Staff Writer
JAN. 18, 1976 On a crisp, clear Miami afternoon, a young receiver named Lynn Swann had his greatest day in football and his brilliance augmented what was generally considered the first great Super Bowl. Most Super Bowls fail to rise to expectations, but not the 10th in the series. Pittsburgh and Dallas created a masterpiece, and Swann's four-catch, 161-yard day was the difference in a 21-17 Steeler victory that came down to the final minutes.
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November 8, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Former NFL quarterback Heath Shuler won a seat in the U.S. House, track great Jim Ryun lost his race and Super Bowl star and former USC receiver Lynn Swann fell short Tuesday in elections involving ex-athletes. In Pasadena, Measure A, which proposed allowing the NFL to enter into a years-long contract with the Rose Bowl, appeared headed for defeat, with 75% of the voters opposing the measure.
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August 4, 2001 | SAM FARMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Four Super Bowl victories in nine seasons gave Lynn Swann more than enough jewelry for his fingers. But it took the former Pittsburgh Steeler receiver 16 years to get the ring he thought might never come--a call from the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Swann, a former USC star who will be inducted today, nearly gave up hope of ever making it to Canton. He was well versed in the arguments against his induction: His career was too short; he averaged only 2.
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February 19, 1995 | MAL FLORENCE
Bob Smizik of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette acknowledges that Lynn Swann was an outstanding receiver for the Steelers. Nonetheless, he writes that Swann doesn't deserve to be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. "Much of the uproar (in Pittsburgh) was based on the fact Steve Largent, also a wide receiver, was voted into the Hall of Fame over Swann.
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