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August 28, 1987 | MARK HEISLER
Are you sure the Raider search for the next Ray Guy isn't leading to . . . The last Ray Guy? Guy has retired, but the Raiders Thursday, paring their roster, put him on the did-not-report-to-camp list. Why that one rather than the retired list? "It's an easier list to get guys back on the squad, if you want to," Coach Tom Flores said. Have the Raiders thought of bringing Guy back? "Not right now," Flores said. "Not at this point." But perhaps sometime? "You never know," Flores said.
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February 1, 2014 | Wire reports
Peyton Manning's record-setting season earned him his fifth Associated Press NFL most valuable player award Saturday night in a landslide. No other player has won more than three. Denver's record-setting quarterback, who threw for 55 touchdowns and 5,477 yards in leading the Broncos to the AFC's best record, earned 49 votes from a nationwide panel of 50 media members who regularly cover the league. New England quarterback Tom Brady got the other vote. Manning won MVP awards with Indianapolis in 2003, '04, '08 and '09. He was the runner-up last season to Adrian Peterson . Manning, who will play in the Super Bowl on Sunday, sent his father to pick up the award.
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June 3, 1987 | MARK HEISLER, Times Staff Writer
Another Raider star sailed off toward Raider Valhalla Tuesday when Ray Guy, the team's punter for the ages, announced his retirement. Guy, 37, was coming off a poor season and would have had to endure the first competition of his 14-year career in training camp to keep his job. The Raiders, however, do not appear to have requested this retirement. Rather, it looks as if Guy, with a year at $225,000 left on his contract, decided on his own to pack it in.
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May 6, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
The Minnesota Vikings released punter Chris Kluwe on Monday, Kluwe announced on Twitter. Kluwe tweeted the news on Twitter shortly after meeting with Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman. Thank you to all the fans, my teammates, and the Wilf family for the past 8.5 years. I wouldn't have traded it for anything. - Chris Kluwe (@ChrisWarcraft) May 6, 2013   Kluwe, 31, ranked just 17th in the NFL in punting and was due to make $1.45 million this season. He was signed as an undrafted free agent out of UCLA before the 2005 season.
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February 25, 2008
Talk about hang time. Sixteen years have passed since Ray Guy, generally recognized as the greatest punter in NFL history, first became eligible for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Sixteen years that the man whose very name is synonymous with punting excellence has been left hanging, the Hall of Fame selection committee annually judging his considerable accomplishments to be not . . . quite . . . worthy. He's starting to lose patience.
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August 14, 1985 | STEVE HENSON, Times Staff Writer
When people are asked how they will react during an especially trying time, an overused reply is, "punt." In other words, give up. Bill Turner has offered a twist on the old punch line. He's punting all right, but he certainly hasn't quit. The former Cal Lutheran College punter, cut last week following a free-agent tryout by the Los Angeles Raiders, said he will continue to seek employment in the National Football League. "My agent is contacting teams this week," Turner said.
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May 6, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
The Minnesota Vikings released punter Chris Kluwe on Monday, Kluwe announced on Twitter. Kluwe tweeted the news on Twitter shortly after meeting with Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman. Thank you to all the fans, my teammates, and the Wilf family for the past 8.5 years. I wouldn't have traded it for anything. - Chris Kluwe (@ChrisWarcraft) May 6, 2013   Kluwe, 31, ranked just 17th in the NFL in punting and was due to make $1.45 million this season. He was signed as an undrafted free agent out of UCLA before the 2005 season.
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November 6, 1986 | MARK HEISLER, Times Staff Writer
Remember the days when opponents got dizzy under Ray Guy's punts? When he hit the ceiling TV screen in the New Orleans Superdome? When the Houston Oilers stole one of his footballs and sent it to Rice University to see if there was helium inside? It may have been the first time a football had to take a test for foreign substances. Ray Guy remembers. "The older I get, I wish they would let you put something in them," he said the other day, laughing.
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December 31, 1987 | SHAV GLICK, Times Staff Writer
What Greg Montgomery perceived as Joe Paterno's disdainful attitude toward him four years ago could have a distinct bearing on Friday's Rose Bowl game between Michigan State and USC. Montgomery is Michigan State's punter, probably the best in the country, and in a close game between two defense-minded teams, the kicking game may make the difference. "Montgomery puts us in a tremendous position with his punting," Spartan Coach George Perles said of his senior kicker.
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November 29, 1985 | CHRIS COBBS, Times Staff Writer
He punts, he kicks off, he holds for place kicks and he trains for long field goals, just in case he's ever needed. Ralf Mojsiejenko--"Mojo" to Charger coaches and players--has a leg up on becoming the most versatile special teams performer in pro football. There's never been a punter with the sustained excellence of Ray Guy or a placekicker with the staying power of Jan Stenerud.
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January 6, 2012 | Bill Dwyre
From New Orleans -- Now here's something to get a kick out of. There is a decent chance that the star of the Bowl Championship Series title game Monday night will be a punter. Actually, not just a punter. An Australian punter. Could this get more bizarre? First, we must understand that Louisiana State versus Alabama is unlikely to be anything like the high-scoring bowl games preceding it. The only way these teams will get to a 70-33 finish is if they play for a week. If the guys in Las Vegas set the over-under at 10, they'd get plenty of action on the under.
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February 25, 2008
Talk about hang time. Sixteen years have passed since Ray Guy, generally recognized as the greatest punter in NFL history, first became eligible for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Sixteen years that the man whose very name is synonymous with punting excellence has been left hanging, the Hall of Fame selection committee annually judging his considerable accomplishments to be not . . . quite . . . worthy. He's starting to lose patience.
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December 31, 1987 | SHAV GLICK, Times Staff Writer
What Greg Montgomery perceived as Joe Paterno's disdainful attitude toward him four years ago could have a distinct bearing on Friday's Rose Bowl game between Michigan State and USC. Montgomery is Michigan State's punter, probably the best in the country, and in a close game between two defense-minded teams, the kicking game may make the difference. "Montgomery puts us in a tremendous position with his punting," Spartan Coach George Perles said of his senior kicker.
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August 28, 1987 | MARK HEISLER
Are you sure the Raider search for the next Ray Guy isn't leading to . . . The last Ray Guy? Guy has retired, but the Raiders Thursday, paring their roster, put him on the did-not-report-to-camp list. Why that one rather than the retired list? "It's an easier list to get guys back on the squad, if you want to," Coach Tom Flores said. Have the Raiders thought of bringing Guy back? "Not right now," Flores said. "Not at this point." But perhaps sometime? "You never know," Flores said.
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June 3, 1987 | MARK HEISLER, Times Staff Writer
Another Raider star sailed off toward Raider Valhalla Tuesday when Ray Guy, the team's punter for the ages, announced his retirement. Guy, 37, was coming off a poor season and would have had to endure the first competition of his 14-year career in training camp to keep his job. The Raiders, however, do not appear to have requested this retirement. Rather, it looks as if Guy, with a year at $225,000 left on his contract, decided on his own to pack it in.
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November 6, 1986 | MARK HEISLER, Times Staff Writer
Remember the days when opponents got dizzy under Ray Guy's punts? When he hit the ceiling TV screen in the New Orleans Superdome? When the Houston Oilers stole one of his footballs and sent it to Rice University to see if there was helium inside? It may have been the first time a football had to take a test for foreign substances. Ray Guy remembers. "The older I get, I wish they would let you put something in them," he said the other day, laughing.
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January 6, 2012 | Bill Dwyre
From New Orleans -- Now here's something to get a kick out of. There is a decent chance that the star of the Bowl Championship Series title game Monday night will be a punter. Actually, not just a punter. An Australian punter. Could this get more bizarre? First, we must understand that Louisiana State versus Alabama is unlikely to be anything like the high-scoring bowl games preceding it. The only way these teams will get to a 70-33 finish is if they play for a week. If the guys in Las Vegas set the over-under at 10, they'd get plenty of action on the under.
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October 9, 1986 | RAY RIPTON, Times Staff Writer
At first glance, Alan Glazer doesn't seem extraordinary. About average in size (5-10, 180); a 2.8 grade-point average at Beverly Hills High School; favorite subjects are American history and math; a .285 hitter last season as a junior-varsity first baseman. Not much, it seems, to make you want to give him a second glance--except for his right leg.
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October 9, 1986 | RAY RIPTON, Times Staff Writer
At first glance, Alan Glazer doesn't seem extraordinary. About average in size (5-10, 180); a 2.8 grade-point average at Beverly Hills High School; favorite subjects are American history and math; a .285 hitter last season as a junior-varsity first baseman. Not much, it seems, to make you want to give him a second glance--except for his right leg.
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November 29, 1985 | CHRIS COBBS, Times Staff Writer
He punts, he kicks off, he holds for place kicks and he trains for long field goals, just in case he's ever needed. Ralf Mojsiejenko--"Mojo" to Charger coaches and players--has a leg up on becoming the most versatile special teams performer in pro football. There's never been a punter with the sustained excellence of Ray Guy or a placekicker with the staying power of Jan Stenerud.
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