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January 27, 1993 | BILL PLASCHKE
For two weeks after kicking the winning field goal in overtime in the AFC championship game against the Cleveland Browns in 1987, Rich Karlis soaked in life as a hero. "It was bliss," he said. "I was on the cover of Sports Illustrated, I did MTV, I did Joan Rivers. The whole thing was like a fairy tale." But then he had to play in Super Bowl XXI against the New York Giants. And his fairy tale crashed and burned.
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January 27, 1993 | BILL PLASCHKE
For two weeks after kicking the winning field goal in overtime in the AFC championship game against the Cleveland Browns in 1987, Rich Karlis soaked in life as a hero. "It was bliss," he said. "I was on the cover of Sports Illustrated, I did MTV, I did Joan Rivers. The whole thing was like a fairy tale." But then he had to play in Super Bowl XXI against the New York Giants. And his fairy tale crashed and burned.
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SPORTS
October 12, 1990
The Detroit Lions put kicker Eddie Murray on injured reserve and signed free-agent kicker Rich Karlis, formerly with Minnesota and Denver.
SPORTS
October 12, 1990
The Detroit Lions put kicker Eddie Murray on injured reserve and signed free-agent kicker Rich Karlis, formerly with Minnesota and Denver.
NEWS
January 26, 1987 | CHRIS COBBS, From Staff and Wire Reports
Broncos quarterback John Elway was critical of his team's failure to score from the New York one-yard line in the second quarter. But he came to the defense of kicking specialist Rich Karlis, who failed to make a 24-yard field goal when the drive stalled and later missed a 34-yard kick as well. "Any time you don't get the points when you have the opportunity, it hurts," Elway said. "But Rich was doing the best he could, and we just didn't want to let those (misses) bother us. We just kept going.
SPORTS
August 25, 1987 | Associated Press
John Elway ran and passed the Denver Broncos to a 31-28 National Football League exhibition victory over the Miami Dolphins Monday night in a performance Coach Dan Reeves called typical. "John's first touchdown came from nothing, a broken play," Reeves said. "He's tough to contain, and that's just one of his strengths." On that play, Elway dropped back to pass, looking to his right.
SPORTS
October 27, 1987 | Associated Press
Darrin Nelson's runs of 72 and 16 yards set up two of D.J. Dozier's three touchdowns Monday night, leading the Minnesota Vikings to a 34-27 victory over the Denver Broncos in the teams' first game since the National Football League strike ended. The Vikings, who are 3-0 with their regular players but 3-3 overall, won even though Wade Wilson was intercepted five times. Denver, 1-1-1 with its regular players, is 3-2-1.
SPORTS
August 29, 1989 | From Associated Press
The Denver Broncos rescinded their contract offer to kicker Rich Karlis, making the team's second all-time leading scorer an unrestricted free agent. A free agent out of Cincinnati in 1982, the bare-footed soccer-style kicker made the squad that year and has made 71% of his 193 field-goal attempts. Karlis' 655 points is second only to Jim Turner's 742 in team scoring. But after making only 23 of 36 field-goal tries during Denver's 8-8 season last year, Karlis fell into disfavor with the Broncos.
SPORTS
October 10, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
Fooled once by Candlestick Park's notorious winds, Rich Karlis didn't let it happen a second time. Karlis, who missed a 34-yard field goal with 2 seconds left in regulation Sunday, kicked a 22-yarder in overtime to give the Denver Broncos a 16-13 victory over the San Francisco 49ers. "I should have aimed more for the left post," Karlis said of the kick he missed. "I aimed for the middle, and that was my mistake. "I thought I hit it good, but it took off (right).
SPORTS
November 6, 1989 | JOHN WEYLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Last week, kicker Rich Karlis was taped like a mummy by members of Minnesota's offensive line and hung upside down from the goal posts at the Vikings' training facility. This new perspective on things may have given him a rip-roaring headache, but it certainly did wonders for his accuracy. Sunday, Karlis tied a National Football League record with seven field goals during the Vikings' 23-21 overtime victory over the Rams in the Metrodome. St.
SPORTS
November 6, 1989 | JOHN WEYLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Last week, kicker Rich Karlis was taped like a mummy by members of Minnesota's offensive line and hung upside down from the goal posts at the Vikings' training facility. This new perspective on things may have given him a rip-roaring headache, but it certainly did wonders for his accuracy. Sunday, Karlis tied a National Football League record with seven field goals during the Vikings' 23-21 overtime victory over the Rams in the Metrodome. St.
SPORTS
August 29, 1989 | From Associated Press
The Denver Broncos rescinded their contract offer to kicker Rich Karlis, making the team's second all-time leading scorer an unrestricted free agent. A free agent out of Cincinnati in 1982, the bare-footed soccer-style kicker made the squad that year and has made 71% of his 193 field-goal attempts. Karlis' 655 points is second only to Jim Turner's 742 in team scoring. But after making only 23 of 36 field-goal tries during Denver's 8-8 season last year, Karlis fell into disfavor with the Broncos.
SPORTS
October 10, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
Fooled once by Candlestick Park's notorious winds, Rich Karlis didn't let it happen a second time. Karlis, who missed a 34-yard field goal with 2 seconds left in regulation Sunday, kicked a 22-yarder in overtime to give the Denver Broncos a 16-13 victory over the San Francisco 49ers. "I should have aimed more for the left post," Karlis said of the kick he missed. "I aimed for the middle, and that was my mistake. "I thought I hit it good, but it took off (right).
SPORTS
January 31, 1988 | Mike Downey
The small, red-headed man with one white shoe, Rich Karlis, walked through the curtain, out onto the stage, in front of a studio audience and millions of television viewers, three days before the Super Bowl was to be played, and took a seat next to the gossip-happy talk-show hostess, who asked him who he was "shacked up" with. Karlis couldn't say. He couldn't say, because there wasn't anybody. Soon thereafter, Super Bowl XXI was played.
SPORTS
October 27, 1987 | Associated Press
Darrin Nelson's runs of 72 and 16 yards set up two of D.J. Dozier's three touchdowns Monday night, leading the Minnesota Vikings to a 34-27 victory over the Denver Broncos in the teams' first game since the National Football League strike ended. The Vikings, who are 3-0 with their regular players but 3-3 overall, won even though Wade Wilson was intercepted five times. Denver, 1-1-1 with its regular players, is 3-2-1.
SPORTS
August 25, 1987 | Associated Press
John Elway ran and passed the Denver Broncos to a 31-28 National Football League exhibition victory over the Miami Dolphins Monday night in a performance Coach Dan Reeves called typical. "John's first touchdown came from nothing, a broken play," Reeves said. "He's tough to contain, and that's just one of his strengths." On that play, Elway dropped back to pass, looking to his right.
SPORTS
January 31, 1988 | Mike Downey
The small, red-headed man with one white shoe, Rich Karlis, walked through the curtain, out onto the stage, in front of a studio audience and millions of television viewers, three days before the Super Bowl was to be played, and took a seat next to the gossip-happy talk-show hostess, who asked him who he was "shacked up" with. Karlis couldn't say. He couldn't say, because there wasn't anybody. Soon thereafter, Super Bowl XXI was played.
SPORTS
September 26, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
Barefoot place kicker Rich Karlis, who played seven years with the Denver Broncos before being released last month, today signed a one-year contract with the Minnesota Vikings and will play against Tampa Bay on Sunday. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. Karlis lost the kicking job in Denver after holding out in training camp. He wanted a raise from his 1987 base salary of $300,000, but the Broncos refused.
NEWS
January 26, 1987 | CHRIS COBBS, From Staff and Wire Reports
Broncos quarterback John Elway was critical of his team's failure to score from the New York one-yard line in the second quarter. But he came to the defense of kicking specialist Rich Karlis, who failed to make a 24-yard field goal when the drive stalled and later missed a 34-yard kick as well. "Any time you don't get the points when you have the opportunity, it hurts," Elway said. "But Rich was doing the best he could, and we just didn't want to let those (misses) bother us. We just kept going.
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