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January 22, 1991
It finally happened on the field on Jan. 15, 1967, in Los Angeles as the National and American football leagues met to decide the championship of professional football in the first Super Bowl.The Green Bay Packers and Kansas City Chiefs played to a standoff for most of the first period, but Green Bay quarterback Bart Starr passed 37 yards to Max McGee for a touchdown at the end of the quarter. Kansas City, the underdog from the upstart league, tied the game, 7-7, in the second quarter on a 17-yard pass from Len Dawson to fullback Curtis McClinton.
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January 14, 2008
A few weeks back, Mr. Flip complained about how football players weren't wearing pads anymore. At the risk of seeming obsessive about football uniforms, he would like to weigh in about another matter that is bugging him. Can you guys please put on some long sleeves? It was darn cold in those two NFL playoff games Saturday, but everywhere you looked on the field, players were dressed as if it were a game in September. They were showing off their meaty, tattoo-laden arms, showing how tough they are, acting as if they'd never heard of a wind-chill reading.
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SPORTS
By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | March 9, 1998
Ray Nitschke, one of the most fearsome middle linebackers in the history of pro football and an anchor of the championship Green Bay Packers teams of the 1960s, died yesterday in Venice, Fla. He was 61.Nitschke, who had a winter home in Naples, Fla., suffered a heart attack while driving to the house of a family friend, said his daughter, Amy Klaas, who was with him when he was stricken. He was pronounced dead at Venice Hospital.The personification of the rough-and-tumble linebacker who could smother a running back and level a quarterback with equal aplomb, Nitschke was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1978 and was selected for the NFL's 50th and 75th anniversary all-star teams.
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By GREGORY KANE | September 14, 2002
HE HAD, one observer noted, "the cool sangfroid of the card sharp." Such has been noted of one John Constantine Unitas, the Baltimore Colts quarterback who died suddenly of a heart attack in the middle of a day Baltimoreans had already set aside for mourning. A year to the day after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, Americans across the nation took moments to remember the 3,000 or so who died in the attacks. About 3 that afternoon, Unitas was working out in a rehab center when he collapsed and died.
SPORTS
January 14, 2008
A few weeks back, Mr. Flip complained about how football players weren't wearing pads anymore. At the risk of seeming obsessive about football uniforms, he would like to weigh in about another matter that is bugging him. Can you guys please put on some long sleeves? It was darn cold in those two NFL playoff games Saturday, but everywhere you looked on the field, players were dressed as if it were a game in September. They were showing off their meaty, tattoo-laden arms, showing how tough they are, acting as if they'd never heard of a wind-chill reading.
SPORTS
By Vito Stellino | July 27, 1991
Baltimore officials started work yesterday on filling out the application form the NFL has sent out to potential expansion cities.After receiving the form, a steering committee from the Maryland Stadium Authority and the Greater Baltimore Committee met to go over it in detail yesterday."
SPORTS
By John Steadman | September 10, 1991
There's been a reshuffling of the lineup within one of th groups that has been vying for a position in the race as it prepares to file an application for an expansion franchise in the National Football League. Bart Starr, the universally respected Hall of Fame quarterback of the Green Bay Packers, believes the city's interests can best be served if he assumes a more passive role.Starr, though, is not withdrawing. Two heavy investors he was counting on to become the point-men in the effort have told him that because of a decline in their real estate holdings, they would not be able to accompany him in the Baltimore project, which is a disappointment.
SPORTS
By VITO STELLINO | June 23, 1991
If Barry Levinson were filming the Baltimore sports scene last week, he would have been yelling, "Cut."All the talk about the "Diner" guys buying the Orioles wouldn't have made his script.His "Diner" guys would buy a football team. Remember the movie? Remember the scene in which the guy makes his fiancee pass a Colts quiz?That movie is now part of pro football lore. In "The Pro Football Chronicle," the authors, Dan Daly and Bob O'Donnell, took the trouble of noting that Levinson played a bit loose with the facts in his quiz.
SPORTS
By John Steadman | January 19, 1994
Right now John Unitas is listening to John Unitas. No, he's not talking to himself. It's just that another Unitas has his undivided attention. More specifically, it's John Jr. sending in the plays to John Sr., who reserves the right to accept, reject or make revisions -- the same as checking off at the line of scrimmage.The consummate quarterback in National Football League history doesn't always agree with what his son tells him, but it appears he finally has the business adviser he needs.
SPORTS
By John Steadman | March 20, 1991
It would be an incredible twist of irony if Bart Starr, a Hall of Fame quarterback of the Green Bay Packers, eventually calls the signals that lead to a pro football presence in Baltimore, a city where he fought so many courageous battles as an integral part of the "despised" opposition. There's no question he is perceived as the front-runner, despite a desire to remain quietly in the background while awaiting expansion developments.Starr lives in hope of heading a National Football League franchise but don't interpret that to mean he's on a shopping tour.
SPORTS
By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | March 9, 1998
Ray Nitschke, one of the most fearsome middle linebackers in the history of pro football and an anchor of the championship Green Bay Packers teams of the 1960s, died yesterday in Venice, Fla. He was 61.Nitschke, who had a winter home in Naples, Fla., suffered a heart attack while driving to the house of a family friend, said his daughter, Amy Klaas, who was with him when he was stricken. He was pronounced dead at Venice Hospital.The personification of the rough-and-tumble linebacker who could smother a running back and level a quarterback with equal aplomb, Nitschke was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1978 and was selected for the NFL's 50th and 75th anniversary all-star teams.
SPORTS
By John Steadman | January 19, 1994
Right now John Unitas is listening to John Unitas. No, he's not talking to himself. It's just that another Unitas has his undivided attention. More specifically, it's John Jr. sending in the plays to John Sr., who reserves the right to accept, reject or make revisions -- the same as checking off at the line of scrimmage.The consummate quarterback in National Football League history doesn't always agree with what his son tells him, but it appears he finally has the business adviser he needs.
SPORTS
By John Steadman | September 10, 1991
There's been a reshuffling of the lineup within one of th groups that has been vying for a position in the race as it prepares to file an application for an expansion franchise in the National Football League. Bart Starr, the universally respected Hall of Fame quarterback of the Green Bay Packers, believes the city's interests can best be served if he assumes a more passive role.Starr, though, is not withdrawing. Two heavy investors he was counting on to become the point-men in the effort have told him that because of a decline in their real estate holdings, they would not be able to accompany him in the Baltimore project, which is a disappointment.
SPORTS
By Vito Stellino | July 27, 1991
Baltimore officials started work yesterday on filling out the application form the NFL has sent out to potential expansion cities.After receiving the form, a steering committee from the Maryland Stadium Authority and the Greater Baltimore Committee met to go over it in detail yesterday."
SPORTS
By VITO STELLINO | June 23, 1991
If Barry Levinson were filming the Baltimore sports scene last week, he would have been yelling, "Cut."All the talk about the "Diner" guys buying the Orioles wouldn't have made his script.His "Diner" guys would buy a football team. Remember the movie? Remember the scene in which the guy makes his fiancee pass a Colts quiz?That movie is now part of pro football lore. In "The Pro Football Chronicle," the authors, Dan Daly and Bob O'Donnell, took the trouble of noting that Levinson played a bit loose with the facts in his quiz.
SPORTS
By John Steadman | March 20, 1991
It would be an incredible twist of irony if Bart Starr, a Hall of Fame quarterback of the Green Bay Packers, eventually calls the signals that lead to a pro football presence in Baltimore, a city where he fought so many courageous battles as an integral part of the "despised" opposition. There's no question he is perceived as the front-runner, despite a desire to remain quietly in the background while awaiting expansion developments.Starr lives in hope of heading a National Football League franchise but don't interpret that to mean he's on a shopping tour.
NEWS
By GREGORY KANE | September 14, 2002
HE HAD, one observer noted, "the cool sangfroid of the card sharp." Such has been noted of one John Constantine Unitas, the Baltimore Colts quarterback who died suddenly of a heart attack in the middle of a day Baltimoreans had already set aside for mourning. A year to the day after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, Americans across the nation took moments to remember the 3,000 or so who died in the attacks. About 3 that afternoon, Unitas was working out in a rehab center when he collapsed and died.
SPORTS
February 5, 2006
For the Record The quiz BACK-TO-BACK -- Steelers QB Terry Bradshaw is one of two players to be named Most Valuable Player of the Super Bowl in consecutive years. Name the other. Answer below. Moves Baseball RED SOX -- Agreed with P Josh Beckett on one-year, $4,325,000 contract. Basketball PACERS -- F Jonathan Bender retired. Colleges NEVADA-LAS VEGAS -- Named Tony Dews linebackers coach and associate coordinator of special teams. WEST VIRGINIA STATE -- Football coach Carl Lee resigned.
SPORTS
January 22, 1991
It finally happened on the field on Jan. 15, 1967, in Los Angeles as the National and American football leagues met to decide the championship of professional football in the first Super Bowl.The Green Bay Packers and Kansas City Chiefs played to a standoff for most of the first period, but Green Bay quarterback Bart Starr passed 37 yards to Max McGee for a touchdown at the end of the quarter. Kansas City, the underdog from the upstart league, tied the game, 7-7, in the second quarter on a 17-yard pass from Len Dawson to fullback Curtis McClinton.
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