January 12, 1991
Minnesota Vikings running back Herschel Walker got his first taste of riding down a bobsled run yesterday.Walker and driver Brian Shimer covered the 1,430-meter Olympic bobsled course at Lake Placid, N.Y., in 1 minute, 2.03 seconds, about five or six seconds off what is considered a good run.Walker said he wasn't out to break any records, but rather to get experience in the sled and on the refrigerated track."
November 4, 1990
LOS ANGELES -- Like one of his Los Angeles Raiders teammates, Willie Gault never was satisfied with one sport. Or even two.A football and track star at the University of Tennessee, he discovered a diversion for the winter while watching on television as a former high hurdles gold medalist, Willie Davenport, pushed a bobsled for the United States in the 1980 Winter Olympics at Lake Placid, N.Y.Gault didn't know bobsled, but he did know that Davenport and...