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By PHIL JACKMAN | August 30, 1994
Jimmy Johnson, from time to time, has made it next to impossible to be a fan of his.There were the stories when he was at Oklahoma State (e.g. Dexter Manley and NCAA troubles). And at Miami, too, when schools were dropping the Hurricanes off their schedule because of the actions of Jimmy's fatigue-clad "dirty dozens."He won football games and went to bowls, though, lots of 'em and he also constructed champions. Bottom line: The guy coaches very well.At any level, too, because they laughed when he got the Dallas Cowboys' job and the old coaching heads of the NFL had to lapse into giggling fits after his Dallas team won just one of 16 games that first season.
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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | April 16, 2013
Ravens assistant general manager Eric DeCosta was reading comments recently from former Dallas Cowboys head coach Jimmy Johnson that he felt summed up his organization's drafting philosophy perfectly. "I think the thing we want to try to do - this is something that Jimmy Johnson believes - [is] when you have a lot of picks as he had when he did the Herschel Walker trade, you've got to make sure to approach the draft like every pick is the only pick you have," DeCosta said. "It's easy when you have so many picks to just throw some picks away and deal and do all these different things.
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April 1, 2008
On March 24, 2008 DANIELLE MONIQUE JOHNSON. Beloved wife of Jimmy Johnson, Jr. On Tuesday friends may call at Leroy O. Dyett Jr. Funeral Services, P.A., 3836 W. Forest Park Avenue from 5 P.M. to 8 P.M. On Wednesday Mrs. Johnson will lie in state at Greater Bethlehem Temple, 8334 Liberty Road where the family will receive friends from 10 A.M. until 10:30 A.M. Services to follow. Inquiries to 410-262-1198
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By Tania Ganguli | June 30, 2010
Something both extraordinary and perfectly ordinary for the last five years happened during NASCAR's last two races. Jimmie Johnson won back-to-back and erased all questions about his team's ability. He thrust himself out of a supposed slump with his first victory on Infineon Raceway's road course and another triumph last weekend in Loudon, N.H. Just like that, Johnson has five victories and is tied with Denny Hamlin for the Chase bonus-point lead. Once again Johnson, even though he doesn't lead the points standings, is the favorite in the Sprint Cup series.
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By VITO STELLINO | October 18, 1996
1. Green Bay: Even the refs are on the Packers' bandwagon.2. Pittsburgh: Is Maryland on the Steelers' soft schedule?3. San Francisco: 49ers need to get Steve Young back.4. Dallas: Emmitt Smith is helped by Michael Irvin's return.5. Denver: John Elway gets to "dis" Baltimore again.6. Buffalo: Jim Kelly's time has come and gone.7. Miami: Jimmy Johnson's almost as good as he thinks he is.8. Indianapolis: Jim Harbaugh turns winning ugly into an art form.9. Kansas City: Steve Bono's not the answer.
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By Armando Salguero and Armando Salguero,Knight-Ridder News Service | March 31, 1994
MIAMI -- Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula's employment status beyond 1994 is uncertain for the first time in the quarter-century he has been the Dolphins' coach, but even as he was fielding questions on the subject, he was getting a solid block of support from his players.With Jimmy Johnson on hiatus from the coaching profession for one season and Shula's contract expiring at the end of the upcoming season, a whirlwind of speculation about Johnson's replacing Shula swept through the Dolphin training facility.
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By Gil Lebreton and Gil Lebreton,Fort Worth Star-Telegram | May 4, 1993
GRAPEVINE, Texas -- For a few engaging moments here the other night, the Old stood beside the New. The Past linked with the Future. Venus aligned with Mars. Cosmic cliches ran rampant.For a few brief moments, Tom Landry and Jimmy Johnson stood side by side on the same podium. Signed autographs, even. And all of Cowboys fandom gazed upon them and decided that, verily, this is good.Draw from it what ye may, as it turns out. Landry still has no plans to go bounding into the franchise's Ring of Honor.
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By Kevin B. Blackistone and Kevin B. Blackistone,Dallas Morning News | December 9, 1990
DALLAS -- Poor Jimmy Johnson. Poor Dallas Cowboys. They are ahead of their time.With three games to go, their season already is a qualified success. They have sextupled their victory total of last year and are one game from .500. They even are entertaining distant thoughts of postseason play and have regenerated their fans' support. Jump-started it, in fact.Poor Jimmy Johnson. Poor Dallas Cowboys. If only they could end this season now before it gets any better. Because if it does -- and chances are it will, if it isn't too good already -- next season will be one full of expectations far higher than reasonable for a rebuilding team like this one.Rome wasn't built in a day. The Cowboys will not have rehabbed in one year.
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By Gary Lambrecht and Gary Lambrecht,SUN STAFF | October 16, 1997
Do you think Wally Williams is eager to complete his comeback from the injury that has kept him on the sideline since April?Listen to the Ravens' center talk about his return to the lineup on Sunday against the Miami Dolphins, especially how it will affect the team's suspect running game."
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By Vito Stellino and Vito Stellino,SUN STAFF | January 16, 1996
IRVING, Texas -- When Emmitt Smith and his mother talked yesterday about the Dallas Cowboys' latest Super Bowl trip, they quickly zeroed in on one of the most popular topics here the past two years: the difference between coaches Jimmy Johnson and Barry Switzer.The contrast between Switzer's laid-back style and Johnson's hard-driving approach has been debated endlessly in Dallas since Johnson parted ways with owner Jerry Jones in March 1994.Johnson, who was named the Miami Dolphins coach last week, had been getting the better of the debate because of Switzer's failure to make the Super Bowl last season, his 0-3 record against the San Francisco 49ers and the failed fourth-and-one call in Philadelphia.
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By Tania Ganguli and Tribune Newspapers | November 23, 2009
It will take some time for the magnitude of what Jimmie Johnson and the No. 48 team accomplished at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday to sink in for the men who made it happen. But Johnson knows it's big. Johnson, 34, won an unprecedented fourth consecutive championship. He joined Jeff Gordon, Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt Sr. as the only drivers to win at least four championships and broke a tie with Cale Yarborough, who won three consecutive championships. Johnson won seven races in 2009.
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November 20, 2009
As he nears his fourth consecutive championship, Jimmie Johnson says he thinks about the time when he and Rick Hendrick tried to convince Lowe's executives that he could win a race. And when Jeff Gordon took a chance in 2000 on a middle-of-the-pack Busch Series driver looking for a Cup ride, with no hard evidence that this driver was any good. Even Johnson is in awe of what he has accomplished, entering Sunday's race with a 108-point lead. "It makes me really proud of what's gone on," Johnson said.
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November 13, 2009
Mark Martin is probably the sentimental favorite to win NASCAR's Sprint Cup championship. The hard-truth favorite? Still Jimmie Johnson. His team is so good, especially at Phoenix, that the odds of a historic fourth consecutive championship are still quite good. Johnson leads Martin by 73 points, which means Martin can catch him after this weekend. But even if Martin wins the race, there's no guarantee that will happen. Remember the face Carl Edwards made in Atlanta last year when, after winning the race, he learned Johnson, who struggled all day, finished second?
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By Tania Ganguli | November 13, 2009
It took only one word for Mark Martin to explain his humility, his pessimism at times and his tendency to insist he's not really that good. "Experience," Martin said, calmly and quietly, shortly before NASCAR's Chase for the Cup began. Martin and teammate Jeff Gordon received a gift Sunday when another teammate, Jimmie Johnson , crashed on the third lap at Texas Motor Speedway. Having entered the race with a 184-point deficit, Martin goes to Phoenix this weekend just 73 points behind leader Johnson.
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By Liz Clarke and Liz Clarke,The Washington Post | September 28, 2009
DOVER, Del. - - After routing the field to win NASCAR's spring race at Dover International Speedway, Jimmie Johnson returned for Sunday's 400-mile event on the one-mile, concrete oval in a different Chevrolet that his crew chief believed was even stronger. Chad Knaus miscalculated a bit, it turns out, but the upshot was the same. Johnson trounced all comers Sunday to complete a sweep of NASCAR's two Dover races and pare his deficit to teammate Mark Martin, who finished second, in pursuit of what would be a record fourth consecutive Sprint Cup championship.
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April 1, 2008
On March 24, 2008 DANIELLE MONIQUE JOHNSON. Beloved wife of Jimmy Johnson, Jr. On Tuesday friends may call at Leroy O. Dyett Jr. Funeral Services, P.A., 3836 W. Forest Park Avenue from 5 P.M. to 8 P.M. On Wednesday Mrs. Johnson will lie in state at Greater Bethlehem Temple, 8334 Liberty Road where the family will receive friends from 10 A.M. until 10:30 A.M. Services to follow. Inquiries to 410-262-1198
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By Vito Stellino and Vito Stellino,Staff Writer | January 26, 1993
PASADENA, Calif. -- It could be one of those heart-warming father-and-son Super Bowl stories.Linebacker Ken Norton Jr., the son of the former boxer, has a chance to become a champion in his own right Sunday when the Dallas Cowboys play the Buffalo Bills.But Norton Jr. won't have his father cheering him Sunday. He won't even talk to or about his father.They had a falling out last spring, and the rift hasn't been healed."I don't have much of a comment," he said last night, when he was asked about his father.
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By Gary Lambrecht and Gary Lambrecht,SUN STAFF | November 23, 1996
Dorian Brew wasted no time announcing his presence on the Ravens' roster, and the quiet rookie cornerback did not need to speak to make himself known.Back on Oct. 29, when the Ravens signed him off the Kansas City Chiefs' practice squad, Brew turned coach Ted Marchibroda's head in his first practice by running step-for-step with veteran wide receiver Michael Jackson in one-on-one drills.From there, Brew moved onto his first NFL game against Jacksonville on Nov. 10, when he showed impressive speed on special teams and recorded a tackle in that role.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,sun reporter | September 26, 2005
Nextel Cup driver Jimmie Johnson hadn't seen Victory Lane in 16 races. And yesterday, when it was just about in sight, he looked in his rearview mirror and saw his young, eager teammate Kyle Busch. Johnson would, eventually, win the race in overtime, beating Busch to the finish by 0.080 of a second in the MBNA RacePoints 400, but it wasn't the easy kind of victory he might have expected had this been a race in the good old days of just 10 or so years ago. In those days, there would have been no doubt.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | November 5, 2004
Drivers Kurt Busch and Jimmie Johnson know there is something precious waiting for the man leading the NASCAR Nextel Cup points race at the end of the season in three weeks. But their outlooks are totally different - as different as the drivers' reputations. "I hope if we're going to lead [the standings], I hope it doesn't come till the very end," said Johnson, who is on a three-race winning streak and is second in points in the Chase for the Nextel Cup. "There is pressure that comes with leading.
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