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October 16, 1986 | MARK HEISLER, Times Staff Writer
Old Raiders never die, they just store up their memories and retire to see if they can live down their reputations. Five years later, if the Highway Patrol pulls one over on the 405 and has his license number punched up, does the central computer come back with: "Former member of criminal element"? Who can forget that old element? "I still keep up with them," said Rod Martin, Raider elder statesman and outside linebacker. "A lot of them have changed their lives.
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February 1, 1996 | FERNANDO DOMINGUEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Pierce College football team has gone All-Pro. Rod Martin, who achieved that distinction three times in a 12-year career as a linebacker with the Oakland and Los Angeles Raiders, has been hired as an assistant with the Brahmas. Martin, an All-Pacific 8 Conference pick at USC in 1976 and a former junior college All-American at Los Angeles City College, will work primarily with Pierce's linebackers.
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SPORTS
May 13, 1989
And so continues the Bronco-ization of the Raiders! Rod Martin sent to Never Never Land. It's time to DeBronco the Raiders before the disease becomes permanent. MARJO BERNAY Santa Monica
NEWS
January 27, 1993 | BILL PLASCHKE
It has been more than 10 years, and Rod Martin still doesn't buy it. To him, there is only one thing more unbelievable than a Super Bowl-record three interceptions in one game. "How can the person who intercepted those passes not be named the MVP?" Martin said. "I still can't understand it." Martin's record-setting feat helped the Raiders defeat the Philadelphia Eagles, 27-10, in Super Bowl XV.
SPORTS
November 24, 1987 | Jim Murray
The thing to do in sports or show biz when you're dispensing a clunker is to distract the audience. Redirect their minds away from present goofs to past glories. Hollywood does this all the time. You got Clark Gable in a turkey? Plaster the country with tear-sheets proclaiming: "See that 'Gone With the Wind' guy in his latest triumph!" The Dodgers are down? Not to worry.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 27, 1989
The Los Angeles Raiders football team will play a basketball game tonight against a team of sportscasters and Grant High School students--and at least one woman--to raise money to honor the memory of Hal Arthur, the Grant teacher who shot to death last month. Tickets to the 7 p.m. game in the school gym cost $5. The money will probably be used to provide college scholarships to Grant graduates, said Ruth Shaw, assistant principal. The gym, which seats "a little more than 1,000," is expected to sell out, she said.
SPORTS
February 1, 1996 | FERNANDO DOMINGUEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Pierce College football team has gone All-Pro. Rod Martin, who achieved that distinction three times in a 12-year career as a linebacker with the Oakland and Los Angeles Raiders, has been hired as an assistant with the Brahmas. Martin, an All-Pacific 8 Conference pick at USC in 1976 and a former junior college All-American at Los Angeles City College, will work primarily with Pierce's linebackers.
SPORTS
May 5, 1989 | MARK HEISLER, Times Staff Writer
The noblest Raider of them all, Rod Martin, outside linebacker, defensive captain and dean of the playing roster, is a Raider no more. The team waived him Thursday, along with veterans Charley Hannah and Ron Fellows. With Martin gone, the Raiders have only three remaining players from their Oakland days--Todd Christensen, Howie Long and Matt Millen. It happened to a lot of friends of mine," Martin said Thursday night. "I knew it was going to eventually happen to me. I'm going on with my life.
SPORTS
December 28, 1985
It breaks my heart that Raider Rod Martin "feels this big" because Seahawk Bryan Millard spit in his face. Martin's reaction on the field and subsequent bully tactics in the Coliseum tunnel is shamefully typical of what I have come to expect from the L.A. Bray-ers. He has taken the term "unsportsmanlike conduct" to new depths. Winners? Granted. Classy winners? No way! Their training camp motto should be changed to reflect the true Raider character: "Pride, Poise and Ptooey." JOHN WEAVER San Diego
NEWS
January 27, 1993 | BILL PLASCHKE
It has been more than 10 years, and Rod Martin still doesn't buy it. To him, there is only one thing more unbelievable than a Super Bowl-record three interceptions in one game. "How can the person who intercepted those passes not be named the MVP?" Martin said. "I still can't understand it." Martin's record-setting feat helped the Raiders defeat the Philadelphia Eagles, 27-10, in Super Bowl XV.
SPORTS
May 13, 1989
And so continues the Bronco-ization of the Raiders! Rod Martin sent to Never Never Land. It's time to DeBronco the Raiders before the disease becomes permanent. MARJO BERNAY Santa Monica
SPORTS
May 5, 1989 | MARK HEISLER, Times Staff Writer
The noblest Raider of them all, Rod Martin, outside linebacker, defensive captain and dean of the playing roster, is a Raider no more. The team waived him Thursday, along with veterans Charley Hannah and Ron Fellows. With Martin gone, the Raiders have only three remaining players from their Oakland days--Todd Christensen, Howie Long and Matt Millen. It happened to a lot of friends of mine," Martin said Thursday night. "I knew it was going to eventually happen to me. I'm going on with my life.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 27, 1989
The Los Angeles Raiders football team will play a basketball game tonight against a team of sportscasters and Grant High School students--and at least one woman--to raise money to honor the memory of Hal Arthur, the Grant teacher who shot to death last month. Tickets to the 7 p.m. game in the school gym cost $5. The money will probably be used to provide college scholarships to Grant graduates, said Ruth Shaw, assistant principal. The gym, which seats "a little more than 1,000," is expected to sell out, she said.
SPORTS
November 24, 1987 | Jim Murray
The thing to do in sports or show biz when you're dispensing a clunker is to distract the audience. Redirect their minds away from present goofs to past glories. Hollywood does this all the time. You got Clark Gable in a turkey? Plaster the country with tear-sheets proclaiming: "See that 'Gone With the Wind' guy in his latest triumph!" The Dodgers are down? Not to worry.
SPORTS
October 16, 1986 | MARK HEISLER, Times Staff Writer
Old Raiders never die, they just store up their memories and retire to see if they can live down their reputations. Five years later, if the Highway Patrol pulls one over on the 405 and has his license number punched up, does the central computer come back with: "Former member of criminal element"? Who can forget that old element? "I still keep up with them," said Rod Martin, Raider elder statesman and outside linebacker. "A lot of them have changed their lives.
SPORTS
October 16, 1986 | MARK HEISLER, Times Staff Writer
Old Raiders never die, they just store up their memories and retire to see if they can live down their reputations. Five years later, if the Highway Patrol pulls one over on the 405 and has his license number punched up, does the central computer come back with: "Former member of criminal element"? Who can forget that old element? "I still keep up with them," said Rod Martin, Raider elder statesman and outside linebacker. "A lot of them have changed their lives.
SPORTS
October 16, 1986 | MARK HEISLER, Times Staff Writer
Old Raiders never die, they just store up their memories and retire to see if they can live down their reputations. Five years later, if the Highway Patrol pulls one over on the 405 and has his license number punched up, does the central computer come back with: "Former member of criminal element"? Who can forget that old element? "I still keep up with them," said Rod Martin, Raider elder statesman and outside linebacker. "A lot of them have changed their lives.
SPORTS
December 28, 1985
It breaks my heart that Raider Rod Martin "feels this big" because Seahawk Bryan Millard spit in his face. Martin's reaction on the field and subsequent bully tactics in the Coliseum tunnel is shamefully typical of what I have come to expect from the L.A. Bray-ers. He has taken the term "unsportsmanlike conduct" to new depths. Winners? Granted. Classy winners? No way! Their training camp motto should be changed to reflect the true Raider character: "Pride, Poise and Ptooey." JOHN WEAVER San Diego
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