January 30, 1991 |
Since Sunday, I have been thinking a lot about Scott Norwood. He kicked four field goals in the Buffalo Bills' season opener, one of them from 47 yards. In the Niagara (N.Y.) Gazette's sports pages the next day, Tom McDonough's game story was topped with a reference to a story appearing elsewhere in the same edition: "Fans think Super Bowl, (See Page 1A)." The date of that paper was Sept. 10.
February 9, 1991
Bob Oates' commentaries have always been insightful and interesting to read, as long as you don't take them too seriously. Suddenly, the Giants have a "dynasty." Sure, they didn't lose a postseason game, but if Roger Craig doesn't fumble in the last two minutes, they lose to San Francisco, and if Scott Norwood could kick a field goal under pressure, they lose to Buffalo. I don't call that a dynasty. JACK WEBER, Ventura
September 16, 2002 |
Chicago 14, Atlanta 13: Feely upset after missing game-winning kick. He's a real touchy Feely. Tampa Bay 25, Baltimore 0: Redman wore high-tops to honor Unitas. His play was a tribute to Dieter Brock. Carolina 31, Detroit 7: Ancient Rodney Peete has best game in 10 years; George Blanda plans comeback. Cleveland 20, Cincinnati 7: First Tupa, now Frerotte. Who is next to receive some money from Yepremian? Dallas 21, Tenn. 13: Dave Campo says "Quincy is a competitor."
June 10, 1992 |
Scott Norwood went from hero to goat to unemployed as the Buffalo Bills announced Tuesday they had cut the kicker, who had become the franchise's all-time leading scorer. Norwood, whose clutch kicking helped establish the Bills as an AFC power in the late 1980s, will be best remembered, however, for missing what would have been the winning field goal in the Super Bowl two seasons ago.
January 29, 1991 |
Tens of thousands of Buffalo Bills fans who attended a post-Super Bowl rally had something to say to place-kicker Scott Norwood, the man who failed to win the big game for them: "We love Scott! We love Scott!" The crowd interrupted master of ceremonies Kevin Keeley on Monday to tell Norwood that he was forgiven for missing a last-minute field goal that would have given the Bills a victory over the New York Giants. Norwood had tears in his eyes when Keeley yielded the podium to him.
January 24, 1998 |
At a strange hotel in a busy place, a small-town mother will begin her Sunday with a prayer. Please, do not let the Super Bowl come down to the rookie kicker. Please, do not let it fall to her son. "I would die, I would just die," Linda Longwell said. "If this came down to the Packers' kicker, the cameras would pan the stands and the announcer would say, 'Look, there is his mother in the aisle, unconscious.' " Linda Longwell loves her only boy, Ryan.