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February 8, 1986
Clean it up now ! Right on! MURIEL KAUFMAN Santa Maria
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November 21, 2013 | By Paresh Dave
The Los Angeles Rams huddled inside the Dew Drop Inn Tavern. Though less than 48 hours remained until kickoff, the group of about 20 quietly agreed that it didn't want to play. The pictures on the television in the bar were more captivating than the potential thrill of ramming Baltimore Colts quarterback Johnny Unitas into the Coliseum grass. Plus, the live programming had no end in sight. Surely, CBS wouldn't even televise the game. No point in playing. The players had reached the bar soon after Coach Harland Svare whistled together the team - 37 active players - on its San Fernando Valley practice field.
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SPORTS
May 16, 1986 | Associated Press
National Football League Commissioner Pete Rozelle said Thursday that he had no thoughts of United States Football League competition when he negotiated his league's $2.1-billion television contracts. He maintained his position despite the insistence of the USFL's lawyer that he had to be mistaken. Rozelle, called by the USFL as the first witness in its $1.
SPORTS
February 12, 2011 | Mark Heisler
No one disputes [David] Stern is now the best commissioner in sports ... the equal of ... the NFL 's Pete Rozelle and baseball's Kenesaw Mountain Landis. ? Sports Illustrated, June 3, 1991 If no one disputes it now, NBA Commissioner David Stern doesn't get tributes like that on NBA.com. Having endured to see the dawn of a new age, in this one his place in history doesn't come up as often as the latest perceived threat to the NBA's existence.
NEWS
May 22, 1986 | LEE HARRIS, Times Staff Writer
Rosemary Mallard had never been to Paramount High School Principal Douglas Rozelle's office, but earlier this month Rozelle went looking for her. "You never hear from these types of students. She isn't an athlete or cheerleader. She is low-key. A good student. She just does her job," said Rozelle, explaining Mallard's previous anonymity.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 13, 1996
Your many stories of tribute about Pete Rozelle were well deserved. He was truly the father of the NFL and a fine man. Pete was also an Olympics fan! Your Dec. 7 article mentions that "after three years as the Rams' publicist, he left for a year to work for a public relations firm but returned in 1957 to become the Rams' general manager." This is true, but what is of interest is that during that missing year, Pete worked as a publicist for the highly successful 1956 Melbourne Olympics.
SPORTS
July 18, 1986
Pete Rozelle, commissioner of the National Football League, wound up the NFL's defense in the trial of the United States Football League's antitrust suit Thursday, testifying that Donald Trump offered to drop the suit and sell his USFL New Jersey Generals to "some stiff" if Rozelle would grant him an NFL expansion franchise. Rozelle discussed his meeting with Trump on May 12, 1984, at the Pierre Hotel in New York. His version contradicted Trump's earlier testimony almost point by point.
SPORTS
December 8, 1996 | Associated Press
A moment of silence will be observed at the 14 NFL games today and Monday night in memory of former commissioner Pete Rozelle, who died Friday at 70. Arrangements for memorial services in Los Angeles and New York were still pending, the NFL commissioner's office said. Rozelle will be cremated after a private service, the time and place of which will not be announced. He died of brain cancer at his home in Rancho Santa Fe.
SPORTS
December 14, 1996
I went to my files and pulled out my copy of the 1937 Third Annual Compton Invitational Track and Field Meet and there it was, just as I remembered. . . . Pole Vault Assistant--Pete Rozelle. When a vaulter knocked the bar off, Rozelle put it back up. VINCE REEL Claremont As a former sportswriter with the Seattle Times, I am familiar with the selective memory difficulty that plagues the profession. I refer to your writers who have canonized Pete Rozelle as the patron saint of the NFL. Is this the same Pete Rozelle who did everything in his power to deny recognition to that "other" league, the AFL?
SPORTS
August 28, 1987
Pete Rozelle, commissioner of the National Football League, announced a one-week postponement Thursday of the supplemental draft for wide receiver Cris Carter of Ohio State and running back Charles Gladman of Pittsburgh so that the players may try to work out an arrangement with the National Collegiate Athletic Assn. to regain their eligibility. The draft was scheduled for today, but Rozelle decided to put it off after the NCAA reinstated Pitt defensive back Terryl Austin late Wednesday.
SPORTS
July 31, 2009 | DIANE PUCIN, ON SPORTS MEDIA
What a pleasure it was to speak with Irv Cross this week. Cross, 70, is the recipient of this year's Pro Football Hall of Fame Pete Rozelle Radio-Television award. He will be honored Aug. 7 at the enshrinees dinner in Canton, Ohio, with the other Class of 2009 enshrinees -- Bob Hayes, Randall McDaniel, Bruce Smith, Derrick Thomas, Ralph Wilson Jr. and Rod Woodson. In 1971, Cross became the first African American sports analyst on national television.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 3, 2007 | Claire Noland, Times Staff Writer
Carrie Rozelle, the widow of former NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle and founder of the nonprofit National Center for Learning Disabilities, died Monday at her home in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. She was 70. Rozelle, who became an advocate for children with learning disabilities because of experiences with her own family, had been in declining health since undergoing surgery for a malignant brain tumor in 1994, her son Philip Kent Cooke said.
SPORTS
August 9, 2006 | Sam Farmer, Times Staff Writer
Roger Goodell's rise from New York Jets intern to NFL commissioner -- from cutting out newspaper articles to carving out the future of America's most successful sports league -- was both methodical and meteoric. Goodell, 47, who Tuesday became the league's fourth commissioner elected since World War II, spent more than 20 years climbing the ranks under the late Pete Rozelle, then Paul Tagliabue.
SPORTS
June 27, 2004 | Sam Farmer, Times Staff Writer
The place is called "the cage," and the lanky first-year New York University law student would soon find out why. He had come for a friendly game of three-on-three, a bit of pickup basketball on the legendary asphalt courts at Sixth Avenue and West Fourth Street in Manhattan. Instead, he was guarded by a guy who fouled him hard, shoved him into the chain-link fence, and answered every complaint with an unapologetic: "Hey, that's how we play in New York."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Val Pinchbeck Jr., 73, a former NFL broadcast director and a chief advisor to NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle, died Saturday after he was struck by a taxi in Manhattan while crossing a street near league headquarters. He lived in Oldsmar, Fla. Pinchbeck was senior vice president of broadcasting until his retirement in 1998, serving as NFL liaison to television and radio networks, and helping the league devise its schedule. He had continued to work as a scheduling consultant.
SPORTS
November 23, 2003 | Hal Bock, Associated Press
The date is etched in American history -- Friday, Nov. 22, 1963. Forty years after President Kennedy was assassinated, NFL owners remember how two pro football leagues reacted differently to the horror of events in Dallas that day. In 1963, there was a spirited battle going on between the established NFL, led by Commissioner Pete Rozelle, and the upstart AFL, with Medal of Honor winner Joe Foss in charge.
SPORTS
December 8, 1996 | Jim Murray
Some years ago, when he retired, I wrote of Pete Rozelle: "The Super Bowl is his monument. It exists because of Pete Rozelle. He built it from scratch. Michelangelo had his David, Da Vinci, his Mona Lisa--and Rozelle, his Super Bowl." A little overblown, perhaps. But not all that much. Pete Rozelle defined the position of commissioner. Baseball should have one like him. Basketball does. I also wrote of Pete Rozelle: "This is the supreme Organization Man. Madison Avenue times two.
SPORTS
December 7, 1996
* MARCH 1, 1926: Alvin Rozelle is born in South Gate. He will later always be known as Pete. * 1946: Leaves the Navy after serving as a yeoman 2nd class during World War II. * 1947: Works for the Rams editing their game programs while attending Compton Junior College. * 1952: Begins NFL career, joining the Rams as their public relations director. Stays three years. * 1957: Returns to the Rams as general manager for $25,000 a year. * JAN.
SPORTS
September 14, 2001 | Bill Plaschke
In shutting down this country's most popular league Thursday--a decision leading to the closing of virtually every other sport--NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue listened to many people. He listened to his frightened players. In the wake of Tuesday's terrorist attacks, many were openly fearful of flights and big crowds. He listened to their imposing union officials. If this weekend's games were played, some players would not have shown up, and the league would be faced with a new labor tangle.
SPORTS
September 12, 2001 | MIKE PENNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tuffy Leemans Day at the Polo Grounds began like any other NFL Sunday in 1941, with the exception of the gold watch and $1,500 in defense bonds presented to the New York Giants' star fullback before the Giants and the Brooklyn Dodgers kicked off the final game of the regular season.
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