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August 03, 1991

Mega Meggett

New York Giants assistant general manager Harry Hulmes couldn't remember how much money running back David Meggett (Towson State), a contract holdout, asked for in a contract counterproposal.

"The thing was so long I forgot," Hulmes said of a 17-page proposal that Meggett's agent, Tony Agnone, recently sent him.

Hulmes did remember that it had a cover page and included a page of glowing comments about Meggett's play.

Diehard

Rick Mast took a wild ride last week during the DieHard 500 at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway. After being bumped from behind, he became airborne, flipped upside down, hit the wall, then skidded on the top of his Oldsmobile Cutlass to the infield grass. He was shaken up but uninjured.

"The first thing you think," Mast said, "is, 'Please stop,' and then you think, 'Please don't nobody hit me while I'm sitting here.' Then you think, 'Please don't catch fire while I'm trying to get out of here.' I'll tell you, my heart was beating about 300 times a minute."

Tiny Town USA

The Tennessee community of Fayetteville, with 7,559 residents, is applying for an NFL expansion franchise.

"You've got to think big," said Dick Farrar Jr., owner of a local lumber company and the prime mover behind a group who have asked the league for an application.

"The chances are very remote of something like Fayetteville getting one of the expansion teams," Farrar conceded to the Nashville Banner.

Marketed as a region, Fayetteville could become a formidable opponent. More than 7 million people live within a 150-mile radius of the town, which sits 70 miles south of Nashville.

The quote

San Francisco Giants first baseman Will Clark on the team's 11-game winning streak going into last night: "We're in the same groove that we weren't in earlier this season."

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