December 20, 1987 |
The battle for NFC playoff berths lost one of its contenders Saturday when the Green Bay Packers were beaten by the New York Giants, 20-10, on two touchdown passes by Phil Simms. The loss dropped Green Bay to 5-8-1 with one game left in the regular season, and left Minnesota, St. Louis and the Rams to battle for the final NFC wild-card playoff berth. Simms completed 21 of 26 passes for 233 yards.
November 25, 1985 |
Phil Simms threw touchdown passes to Lionel Manuel and Mark Bavaro, and rookie George Adams ran for 113 yards and a touchdown, helping the New York Giants maintain their divisional title hopes with a 34-3 rout of the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday. New York's third-ranked NFL defense, spearheaded by George Martin's 56-yard touchdown romp with an intercepted pass, restricted St. Louis to 224 total yards.
April 12, 2000 |
National Assn. of Securities Dealers board member Alan Davidson called Tuesday for the industry group's chairman, Frank Zarb, to resign, citing a $10-million jury award last year in a lawsuit alleging that Zarb lied. "We should have in that position a person of the highest integrity," Davidson, president of the 200-member Independent Broker-Dealers Assn., said in an interview. "This creates a very serious appearance of impropriety."
August 20, 1986 |
Navy Secretary John F. Lehman, in an unusual departure from tradition, today authorized star running back and Ens. Napoleon McCallum to play pro football with the Los Angeles Raiders on weekends. The 23-year-old McCallum, an all-American who set 26 school records at the U.S. Naval Academy, was selected by the Raiders in the fourth round of the National Football League draft last April even though he faces a minimum five-year military commitment.
September 23, 1985 |
A battered Phil Simms tossed three touchdown passes, and rookie Jess Atkinson kicked two field goals as the New York Giants upended the St. Louis Cardinals, 27-17, Sunday at Giants Stadium. Simms connected with Bobby Johnson on touchdown passes of eight and 16 yards in the first and fourth quarters, respectively, and he hit Phil McConkey on a key touchdown in the third quarter that broke the game open. Simms finished the game 10 of 23 for 167 yards and 1 interception.
January 11, 1987
It's called the House of Mara, and it's a house divided, and in New York they're wondering if a Super Bowl win would resolve the differences between the feuding owners of the New York Giants. Said Sidney Zion of the New York Times: "Insiders say even a victory in Pasadena wouldn't bring Wellington Mara and his nephew Tim to a double Super Bowl ring ceremony. An odd piece of objective evidence seems to support this prognosis.
August 6, 1987
Steve McMichael couldn't believe it. His wife, Debra, not only didn't win the Mrs. America Pageant, she didn't even make the first cut. McMichael, defensive tackle for the Chicago Bears, had just returned to camp from Las Vegas, where the contest was held Monday night. His wife, who had won the Mrs. Illinois pageant, was among 50 contestants. She was eliminated when the field was cut to 10 semifinalists. "They picked girls I wouldn't pick up in a bar if I were single," McMichael said.
November 14, 1987
Alabama is a one-touchdown underdog to Notre Dame today, and Coach Bill Curry was asked if that would give his team an emotional edge. "You don't win on emotion," Curry said. "Emotion disappears about the sixth time that guy hits you in the mouth and you realize those tears in your eyes are not because of dear old alma mater."
December 19, 1988 |
The New York Jets aren't going anywhere but home for the holidays, but they had a point to prove. Ken O'Brien threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Al Toon with 37 seconds left to give the Jets a 27-21 victory that knocked the New York Giants out of the playoffs. "It shows we can play with anybody," said O'Brien, who called an audible on the decisive play, when Toon got behind Tom Flynn.
September 9, 1985 |
Philadelphia Eagle quarterback Ron Jaworski hadn't suited up for a regular-season NFL game since suffering a broken left leg against St. Louis last Nov. 25. So on Sunday, the New York Giant defense couldn't wait to get close enough to wish Jaworski good luck--you know, break a leg and all that. New York linebacker Lawrence Taylor swung by the Eagle pocket twice to say hello. Defensive end Leonard Marshall dropped in three times. Nose tackle Jerome Sally and his face mask joined in the fun, too.