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December 24, 2008
New York Giants running back Frank Gifford remembers - and writes about - the key play that gave the Colts another chance to tie the score and ultimately win in his book, The Glory Game, from HarperCollins. Four more yards, and we'd have it locked up. We huddled. And I changed the play in the huddle. And Charlie [Conerly] called my sweep: "Brown right, over, 49 sweep. OK? On three. Break." The play came off as well as could be expected. It was designed for me to take it wide around the right side or, depending on what we needed for the first, cut it hard back upfield.
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December 24, 2008
New York Giants running back Frank Gifford remembers - and writes about - the key play that gave the Colts another chance to tie the score and ultimately win in his book, The Glory Game, from HarperCollins. Four more yards, and we'd have it locked up. We huddled. And I changed the play in the huddle. And Charlie [Conerly] called my sweep: "Brown right, over, 49 sweep. OK? On three. Break." The play came off as well as could be expected. It was designed for me to take it wide around the right side or, depending on what we needed for the first, cut it hard back upfield.
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By Milton Kent | January 20, 1998
There may be a few souls out there who are genuinely surprised that ABC tossed Frank Gifford out of the "Monday Night Football" booth for Boomer Esiason, but they would be the same folks who haven't received the memo about the Easter Bunny.Nope, what ABC did to Gifford is what a lot of Americans do when the car they've driven for years or the spouse they've lived with and raised kids with for decades no longer looks attractive: They trade him in for a new model.This sort of thing happens all the time in big business, but especially in sports television.
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By Allen Barra and Allen Barra,Special to The Baltimore Sun | September 28, 2008
A couple of decades ago, the conventional wisdom in the publishing industry was that football books didn't sell. Then something unexpected happened: The kids who watched pro and college football on TV grew up, and football acquired a history and social context. In the past 10 years or so, football lit has acquired a range and a sophistication to challenge that of baseball's. Here are some of the most intriguing entries for this season. The Year That Changed The Game: The Memorable Months That Shaped Pro Football By Jonathan Rand Potomac Books / 256 pages / $27.95 In The Year That Changed The Game, Jonathan Rand, a veteran football writer and author of 300 Pounds of Attitude, starts out with the legendary 1958 sudden-death championship game between the Baltimore Colts and the New York Giants, then examines the starburst of changes and innovations that began almost immediately after Alan Ameche scored the winning touchdown against New York.
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By Allen Barra and Allen Barra,Special to The Baltimore Sun | September 28, 2008
A couple of decades ago, the conventional wisdom in the publishing industry was that football books didn't sell. Then something unexpected happened: The kids who watched pro and college football on TV grew up, and football acquired a history and social context. In the past 10 years or so, football lit has acquired a range and a sophistication to challenge that of baseball's. Here are some of the most intriguing entries for this season. The Year That Changed The Game: The Memorable Months That Shaped Pro Football By Jonathan Rand Potomac Books / 256 pages / $27.95 In The Year That Changed The Game, Jonathan Rand, a veteran football writer and author of 300 Pounds of Attitude, starts out with the legendary 1958 sudden-death championship game between the Baltimore Colts and the New York Giants, then examines the starburst of changes and innovations that began almost immediately after Alan Ameche scored the winning touchdown against New York.
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May 17, 1997
Tabloid says photo shows it didn't lie about Frank GiffordThe oh-so lovey-dovey image of sports broadcaster Frank Gifford and his talk-show-host wife Kathie Lee was shattered yesterday when a supermarket tabloid released a photo claiming to show him groping a blond woman in a hotel room. The photo appeared in yesterday's New York Post.The editor of the Globe said he was publishing the photos only after the Giffords contended that the tabloid's earlier story of the football Hall of Famer having an affair was a lie."
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By Phil Jackman | September 21, 1993
* Reading Time: Two Minutes.Could there possibly be any relation between the fact Jake Kelchner leads the nation in passing and that his team (West Virginia) played the "Stat Doctors," Maryland, the other night."Let's be honest," Mountaineers coach Don Nehlen says, "Maryland's got some problems, but it's hard to know where. They had some balls thrown over their heads, they seemed confused by the option and people have been successful, it seems, running right at them."Hmm, sounds like the problems are all over.
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By RAY FRAGER | November 29, 1991
The set could have collapsed under the weight of their wallets, but Home Box Office gathered an elite group of sportscasters -- Bob Costas, Curt Gowdy, Jim Lampley, Jim McKay, Brent Musburger and Pat Summerall -- to be hosts of "Play by Play: A History of Sports Television." The two-part series (Game 1 and Game 2, how clever) debuts Tuesday at 10 p.m., with Game 2's first airing Dec. 10 at 10 p.m.Though much of Game 1 contained familiar scenes -- Bob Beamon's long jump, Al Gionfriddo's catch, Bobby Thomson's homer, North Carolina State's last-second, NCAA championship victory over Houston -- there are some unexpected touches:* Frank Gifford's recalling a 1956 appearance as a mystery guest on "What's My Line?"
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By KEN ROSENTHAL | June 25, 2000
Really, why all the fuss over Dennis Miller on "Monday Night Football"? Al Michaels will do play-by-play, Dan Fouts will provide analysis, and Miller will add levity. Sort of like Dandy Don in his prime. Network executives are a cynical, detestable lot, and the hiring of Miller might be nothing more than a desperate attempt by ABC Sports to make "MNF" edgier than the World Wrestling Federation's "Monday Night Raw." Still, producer Don Ohlmeyer had a point when he said that football "is not played in St. Patrick's Cathedral."
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By Scot Lehigh and Scot Lehigh,BOSTON GLOBE | August 3, 1997
Have we become a tabloid nation, captivated by all things salacious and seamy? Harper's Magazine editor Lewis H. Lapham thinks so.In the August issue, Lapham tours the recent garden of tabloid delights -- from the sexual misbehavior of Eddie Murphy, Marv Albert and Michael Kennedy to the adultery of Kelly Flinn and Frank Gifford -- and tries to make sense of the nation's confused attitude toward sex.In the wry, sweeping prose he has made his trademark, Lapham...
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By KEN ROSENTHAL | June 25, 2000
Really, why all the fuss over Dennis Miller on "Monday Night Football"? Al Michaels will do play-by-play, Dan Fouts will provide analysis, and Miller will add levity. Sort of like Dandy Don in his prime. Network executives are a cynical, detestable lot, and the hiring of Miller might be nothing more than a desperate attempt by ABC Sports to make "MNF" edgier than the World Wrestling Federation's "Monday Night Raw." Still, producer Don Ohlmeyer had a point when he said that football "is not played in St. Patrick's Cathedral."
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By Milton Kent | January 20, 1998
There may be a few souls out there who are genuinely surprised that ABC tossed Frank Gifford out of the "Monday Night Football" booth for Boomer Esiason, but they would be the same folks who haven't received the memo about the Easter Bunny.Nope, what ABC did to Gifford is what a lot of Americans do when the car they've driven for years or the spouse they've lived with and raised kids with for decades no longer looks attractive: They trade him in for a new model.This sort of thing happens all the time in big business, but especially in sports television.
FEATURES
By Scot Lehigh and Scot Lehigh,BOSTON GLOBE | August 3, 1997
Have we become a tabloid nation, captivated by all things salacious and seamy? Harper's Magazine editor Lewis H. Lapham thinks so.In the August issue, Lapham tours the recent garden of tabloid delights -- from the sexual misbehavior of Eddie Murphy, Marv Albert and Michael Kennedy to the adultery of Kelly Flinn and Frank Gifford -- and tries to make sense of the nation's confused attitude toward sex.In the wry, sweeping prose he has made his trademark, Lapham...
FEATURES
May 17, 1997
Tabloid says photo shows it didn't lie about Frank GiffordThe oh-so lovey-dovey image of sports broadcaster Frank Gifford and his talk-show-host wife Kathie Lee was shattered yesterday when a supermarket tabloid released a photo claiming to show him groping a blond woman in a hotel room. The photo appeared in yesterday's New York Post.The editor of the Globe said he was publishing the photos only after the Giffords contended that the tabloid's earlier story of the football Hall of Famer having an affair was a lie."
SPORTS
By Phil Jackman | September 21, 1993
* Reading Time: Two Minutes.Could there possibly be any relation between the fact Jake Kelchner leads the nation in passing and that his team (West Virginia) played the "Stat Doctors," Maryland, the other night."Let's be honest," Mountaineers coach Don Nehlen says, "Maryland's got some problems, but it's hard to know where. They had some balls thrown over their heads, they seemed confused by the option and people have been successful, it seems, running right at them."Hmm, sounds like the problems are all over.
SPORTS
By RAY FRAGER | November 29, 1991
The set could have collapsed under the weight of their wallets, but Home Box Office gathered an elite group of sportscasters -- Bob Costas, Curt Gowdy, Jim Lampley, Jim McKay, Brent Musburger and Pat Summerall -- to be hosts of "Play by Play: A History of Sports Television." The two-part series (Game 1 and Game 2, how clever) debuts Tuesday at 10 p.m., with Game 2's first airing Dec. 10 at 10 p.m.Though much of Game 1 contained familiar scenes -- Bob Beamon's long jump, Al Gionfriddo's catch, Bobby Thomson's homer, North Carolina State's last-second, NCAA championship victory over Houston -- there are some unexpected touches:* Frank Gifford's recalling a 1956 appearance as a mystery guest on "What's My Line?"
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August 16, 2007
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By Knight-Ridder | April 24, 1992
Derby bound? For the first time in almost 18 years, ABC veteran Jim McKay may not be covering the Kentucky Derby. If he's lucky.John the Bold, a 3-year-old colt owned by Mr. McKay and his wife, Margaret McManus, is running Saturday at Pimlico Race Track in the $125,000 Federisco Tesio Stakes Race. If the nag wins, Mr. McKay has the option to enter him in the Derby on May 2 at Churchill Downs.And if that happens, Mr. McKay would withdraw as Al Michaels' co-host to avoid a conflict of interest.
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