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Remember the Titans?

Remember the Titans? William Wagner I MISS THE DAYS OF DYNASTIES. I miss Goliath. When parity arrived in the NFL soon after the inception of free agency in 1993, something meaningful departed. Teams like the Green Bay Packers of the 1960s, the Pittsburgh Steelers of the ’70s, the Dallas Cowboys of the ’70s and ’90s, […]

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Larger than life: as you might expect, our All-Postseason Team is made up of clutch players who shined brightest on pro football’s biggest stage

Larger than life: as you might expect, our All-Postseason Team is made up of clutch players who shined brightest on pro football’s biggest stage – 2002 Postseason Preview Jim McArdle QUESTION: DOES ONE HISTORIC, statement-making play define someone’s entire career in the postseason? Answer: Not necessarily. Just ask Dwight Clark, John Elway, and Franco Harris, […]

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Stepping up: a tough offseason for the Eagles did produce one major positive: Donovan McNabb solidified his status as the team’s leader

Stepping up: a tough offseason for the Eagles did produce one major positive: Donovan McNabb solidified his status as the team’s leader Bob Grotz SOMEWHERE BETWEEN JANuary’s loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFC Championship Game and his hush-hush marriage in late June to college sweetheart Roxi Nurse, quarterback Donovan McNabb surrendered to […]

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Taking a Big Hit

Taking a Big Hit – legal problems of football players Vito Stellino The legal woes of Rae Carruth and so many other players have put the NFL in a precarious position IN MANY WAYS, THESE ARE THE best of times for the NFL. The league, after all, couldn’t be more prosperous when it comes to […]

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Garrison Hearst’s comeback from a devastating injury in 1999 offers an uplifting lesson in determination

Never say die: Garrison Hearst’s comeback from a devastating injury in 1999 offers an uplifting lesson in determination Dennis Georgatos WITH EVERY PLAY, EVERY run, and every hit, San Francisco 49ers running back Garrison Hearst closed in on a goal that at times had seemed out of reach. Finally, with the game hanging in the […]

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Enough is never enough: so you think there are too many bowl games? Our writer begs to differ. Bring on more, he says

Enough is never enough: so you think there are too many bowl games? Our writer begs to differ. Bring on more, he says – Commentary Joe Donatelli WE NEED MORE BOWL GAMES. You read that right We need more bowl games. Now you’re expecting some type of sarcastic comment, a regurgitated bit of conventional sports-radio […]

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Coaching follies: for most of the time the Jets have been in pro football, their sideline has been more like a circus

Coaching follies: for most of the time the Jets have been in pro football, their sideline has been more like a circus Barry Wilner IF YOU THOUGHT BILL BELICHICK’S abrupt resignation as head coach of the New York Jets was strange, consider that Rich Kotite didn’t quit and wasn’t fired yet was not on the […]

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The stat sheet: Darrell Green

The stat sheet: Darrell Green Chuck O’Donnell 2002 The final season of the 42-year-old Green’s NFL career. The cornerback came into the NFL with the Washington Redskins in 1983. 20 The number of seasons Green spent with the Skins, tying the NFL record for the most seasons with the same team. 1 Green’s ranking in […]

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Mix and match: from playmakers like Terrell Owens to the thugs in the trenches, our all-star squad has a bit of everything

Mix and match: from playmakers like Terrell Owens to the thugs in the trenches, our all-star squad has a bit of everything – All-Pro Team IF YOU WANT SKILL PLAYERS, turn to the St. Louis Rams. If it’s bruisers you desire, look to the Pittsburgh Steelers. To bulk up your defense, the Philadelphia Eagles are […]

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The most lopsided victory in Colts history came on November 2, 1958

The most lopsided victory in Colts history came on November 2, 1958 – Franchise snapshot: Baltimore/Indianapolis Colts Chuck O’Donnell The most lopsided victory in Colts history came on November 2, 1958, when they throttled the Green Bay Packers, 560. COPYRIGHT 2004 Century Publishing COPYRIGHT 2003 Gale Group