December 15, 1990 |
Three weeks ago, the Rams unveiled their Big Nickel defense and upset the San Francisco 49ers, 28-17, at Candlestick Park. And they used the scheme--a variation of the so-called prevent defense that employs six defensive backs and is normally reserved for obvious passing situations--on some first and second downs as well as third and long.
January 10, 1990 |
The Rams reached into their golden oldies pile Tuesday and plucked out a hit from the 1980s, safety Johnnie Johnson, who agreed to terms on a two-game contract. What? Why? How? Johnson, 33, was left unprotected by the Rams after the 1988 season and signed as a Plan B free agent with the Seattle Seahawks, who released him after two games this season.
June 3, 1989
The San Francisco 49ers want their former team doctor to pay a $1-million settlement to former lineman Charlie Krueger, saying the doctor was responsible for the effects of Krueger's crippling knee injury. In 1987, the 49ers were found liable by a state court for fraudulently failing to reveal the severity of Krueger's knee injury, which has left him unable to stand for long periods of time. Krueger won $2.36 million in damages last year from a San Francisco Superior Court judge in a non-jury trial.
June 3, 1988
A $2.36-million damage award to Charlie Krueger, former San Francisco 49ers star, could open a floodgate of lawsuits from other retired professional athletes debilitated by career-related injuries, sports industry sources said Thursday. San Francisco Superior Court Judge John Dearman said that he was sending a tentative order to the 49ers, instructing the National Football League club to pay $2.
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June 2, 2005 |
In an embarrassing public relations fumble for the 49ers professional football franchise, an off-color training video that includes naked women, racial slurs and swipes at Mayor Gavin Newsom was made public Wednesday.
August 23, 2005 |
The NFL's medical liaison said Monday that each team's physical examinations were comprehensive, that it was too early to judge whether the death of 23-year-old San Francisco 49er lineman Thomas Herrion was caused in part by obesity, and that one test that might have found a difficult-to-detect heart problem wasn't necessary. Dr.
October 7, 1998 |
Now that he has pleaded guilty to failing to report an alleged extortion scheme, outcast San Francisco 49er owner Eddie DeBartolo wants his team back. He's going to have to be patient, because it could be months before he finds out. Already removed from club operations for nearly a year while under investigation in a tangled Louisiana gambling fraud probe, DeBartolo moved toward closure with Tuesday's plea bargain.
January 17, 1997 |
Standing on a podium between his predecessors, George Seifert and Bill Walsh, Steve Mariucci was admittedly overwhelmed. "I am in awe of those two coaches. I'm happy they're here," he said as the trio posed for pictures. But it was the man in the middle who was the man in the news. With only a year's experience as a college head coach, Mariucci inherited one of the great pro football legacies of success Thursday when he was introduced as coach of the San Francisco 49ers.
January 29, 1995 |
The parade will be early next week. It will wind from the harbor, through the hills, ending in a stadium named after a sportswriter and made famous by a chicken. An appropriate venue for a most unlikely team. The San Diego Chargers, 1994 Super Bowl Champions. When team members and coaches drive up in open-air convertibles--all except Coach Bobby Ross, who couldn't figure out how to get his top down--the fans will race inside to laud their heroes.
November 13, 1996 |
Elvis Grbac, distressed by the recent surgery of his nine-month-old son and unable to lead San Francisco past Dallas in relief of Steve Young on Sunday, has one 49er fan particularly peeved. The mayor of San Francisco. "This guy Grbac is an embarrassment to humankind," Mayor Willie Brown said Tuesday. Good thing the Cowboys didn't intercept one of Grbac's passes in overtime and return it for a touchdown--no telling what His Honor might have said.