December 8, 2007
In my younger days, I cursed Roman Gabriel on a regular basis because he could never win the big game. But after reading Jerry Crowe's article about how Gabriel stubbornly refuses to reconnect with his children and grandchildren, I now only feel sorry for him. Ralph S. Brax Lancaster
November 30, 1990
Center Jay Hilgenberg won't have to undergo elbow surgery until after the season is over, the Chicago Bears said. . . . Former Ram quarterback Roman Gabriel was named the general manager of the Raleigh-Durham entry in the World League of American Football.
September 26, 2012 |
Mistakes aren't exclusive to replacement officials. They're made every week during every NFL season, even by the full-time pros. Occasionally, errors are made by even the best of the best - and once in a while it happens in a very important game. It happened at the Coliseum in 1968 with a berth in the playoffs on the line. The Rams were playing the Chicago Bears, needing a win to set up a final-game-of-the-regular-season showdown against the Baltimore Colts for the Coastal Division championship.
March 21, 1991 |
At first, Buck Fowler wasn't sure what to think. He knew it was late, 11 p.m. to be exact. He knew the past few weeks had been full of stressful moments. But he never expected this. Here was his boss--Roman Gabriel--dancing around in a Durham, N.C., hotel meeting room. Singing too. "What a show," Fowler thought. And this was the Roman Gabriel, former Ram quarterback, father, TV broadcaster, businessman, actor and football coach of the all-new-but-not-yet-proven Raleigh-Durham Skyhawks.
February 1, 1985 |
The USFL has handed the ball off to Charlotte and is waiting to see whether the city fumbles or scores in its bid to land a United States Football League franchise. Former NFL quarterback Roman Gabriel, who's spearheading the drive to get a USFL team in North Carolina, said the city is "fertile ground" for a franchise. Just how fertile isn't known yet, but Gabriel said the USFL should have a better idea after two exhibition games scheduled in February for Memorial Stadium in Charlotte.