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By Mike Klingaman | mike.klingaman@baltsun.com | November 26, 2009
He wore silver football shoes, the right color for a mercurial runner. Was there ever a seam so small that Joe Washington couldn't sneak through it? For three years, he rallied Colts fans, feinting and dashing and dancing for yardage, a ray of hope on a team spinning in reverse. "Yeah, they were lean times," Washington, 56, said of his stint in Baltimore (1978-1980). "But I never thought I had limits. I could get in and out of places that other guys couldn't dream of. "My feet had a mind of their own."
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By Mike Klingaman, The Baltimore Sun | August 18, 2013
Aug. 23, 1978: In a swap of running backs, the Baltimore Colts send holdout Lydell Mitchell, their career rushing leader, to the San Diego Chargers for oft-injured Joe Washington. In his three seasons here, Washington will gain nearly 4,000 combined rushing and receiving yards, lead the NFL with 82 receptions in 1979 and make the Pro Bowl. Aug. 24, 1969: Australia's Rod "The Rocket" Laver defeats Pancho Gonzalez, 41, in five sets to win the men's title in the Baltimore Country Club Grass Court Pro Tennis Tournament.
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By Jamison Hensley and Jamison Hensley,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | October 24, 1997
It was a record-setting day the last time an NFL team from Baltimore played the Washington Redskins. It just wasn't the kind of record that Baltimore fans wanted to remember.The Redskins dominated the Baltimore Colts, 38-14, on Dec. 13, 1981, at RFK Stadium as Washington quarterback Joe Theismann passed for 339 yards and two touchdowns.It was a franchise-worst 14th consecutive loss for the Colts, who dropped to 1-14 on the season. In that game, the Colts also set an NFL record for most points allowed in a season (501)
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By Mike Klingaman and Mike Klingaman,mike.klingaman@baltsun.com | November 26, 2009
He wore silver football shoes, the right color for a mercurial runner. Was there ever a seam so small that Joe Washington couldn't sneak through it? For three years, he rallied Colts fans, feinting and dashing and dancing for yardage, a ray of hope on a team spinning in reverse. "Yeah, they were lean times," Washington, 56, said of his stint in Baltimore (1978-1980). "But I never thought I had limits. I could get in and out of places that other guys couldn't dream of. "My feet had a mind of their own."
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By Ken Murray | June 29, 1994
Wilson's destinyOne way or another, Walter Wilson was going to be at Memorial Stadium tonight. He started the month as a receiver with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, but goes into tonight's preseason game hunting for a starting job with Baltimore's Canadian Football League team."
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By Mike Klingaman, The Baltimore Sun | August 18, 2013
Aug. 23, 1978: In a swap of running backs, the Baltimore Colts send holdout Lydell Mitchell, their career rushing leader, to the San Diego Chargers for oft-injured Joe Washington. In his three seasons here, Washington will gain nearly 4,000 combined rushing and receiving yards, lead the NFL with 82 receptions in 1979 and make the Pro Bowl. Aug. 24, 1969: Australia's Rod "The Rocket" Laver defeats Pancho Gonzalez, 41, in five sets to win the men's title in the Baltimore Country Club Grass Court Pro Tennis Tournament.
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By Ken Murray | October 22, 1991
As another wave of Joe Gibbs' offensive terror sweeps over the NFL this season, carrying the Washington Redskins to 7-0 heights, you are reminded of another team with tidal wave force.You are reminded of John Riggins slamming through openings created by the original Hogs, of Joe Theismann slinging touchdown pass after touchdown pass, of Joe Washington stutter-stepping his way through the heart of a defense.Remember the 1983 Redskins?It was probably the best of Gibbs' three Super Bowl teams, yet, ironically, it was the only one that didn't win its last game.
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By VITO STELLINO | November 25, 1990
When Lance Alworth of the San Diego Chargers caught a pass in his 96th consecutive game in 1969 to "break" Don Hutson's 24-year-old record, Hutson was on hand to congratulate him.It was a passing of the baton from a past Hall of Fame receiver (Hutson starred for the Green Bay Packers) to a future Hall of Famer.There was only one problem with the scene.Hutson didn't catch a pass in 95 consecutive games. He was blanked in the 41st game of the streak in 1941, although even Hutson apparently didn't realize that.
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By Mike Klingaman and Mike Klingaman,mike.klingaman@baltsun.com | November 26, 2009
He wore silver football shoes, the right color for a mercurial runner. Was there ever a seam so small that Joe Washington couldn't sneak through it? For three years, he rallied Colts fans, feinting and dashing and dancing for yardage, a ray of hope on a team spinning in reverse. "Yeah, they were lean times," Washington, 56, said of his stint in Baltimore (1978-1980). "But I never thought I had limits. I could get in and out of places that other guys couldn't dream of. "My feet had a mind of their own."
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By Jacques Kelly | May 31, 2008
Comedian Lonnie Shorr, who would go on to appear on the Merv Griffin, Dean Martin and Tonight shows, was bitten by the acting bug while a 1950s City College student. He made his Baltimore debut when he landed a role in the student play Remains to be Seen, presented on his high school's 33rd Street stage. "I was always the class clown," he said. He was born in 1939 in Zebulon, N.C., and he likes to tell his audiences where he came from. "It's just a word and it's funnier than Baltimore.
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By Mike Klingaman | mike.klingaman@baltsun.com | November 26, 2009
He wore silver football shoes, the right color for a mercurial runner. Was there ever a seam so small that Joe Washington couldn't sneak through it? For three years, he rallied Colts fans, feinting and dashing and dancing for yardage, a ray of hope on a team spinning in reverse. "Yeah, they were lean times," Washington, 56, said of his stint in Baltimore (1978-1980). "But I never thought I had limits. I could get in and out of places that other guys couldn't dream of. "My feet had a mind of their own."
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By Jamison Hensley and Jamison Hensley,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | October 24, 1997
It was a record-setting day the last time an NFL team from Baltimore played the Washington Redskins. It just wasn't the kind of record that Baltimore fans wanted to remember.The Redskins dominated the Baltimore Colts, 38-14, on Dec. 13, 1981, at RFK Stadium as Washington quarterback Joe Theismann passed for 339 yards and two touchdowns.It was a franchise-worst 14th consecutive loss for the Colts, who dropped to 1-14 on the season. In that game, the Colts also set an NFL record for most points allowed in a season (501)
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By Ken Murray | June 29, 1994
Wilson's destinyOne way or another, Walter Wilson was going to be at Memorial Stadium tonight. He started the month as a receiver with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, but goes into tonight's preseason game hunting for a starting job with Baltimore's Canadian Football League team."
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By Ken Murray | October 22, 1991
As another wave of Joe Gibbs' offensive terror sweeps over the NFL this season, carrying the Washington Redskins to 7-0 heights, you are reminded of another team with tidal wave force.You are reminded of John Riggins slamming through openings created by the original Hogs, of Joe Theismann slinging touchdown pass after touchdown pass, of Joe Washington stutter-stepping his way through the heart of a defense.Remember the 1983 Redskins?It was probably the best of Gibbs' three Super Bowl teams, yet, ironically, it was the only one that didn't win its last game.
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By VITO STELLINO | November 25, 1990
When Lance Alworth of the San Diego Chargers caught a pass in his 96th consecutive game in 1969 to "break" Don Hutson's 24-year-old record, Hutson was on hand to congratulate him.It was a passing of the baton from a past Hall of Fame receiver (Hutson starred for the Green Bay Packers) to a future Hall of Famer.There was only one problem with the scene.Hutson didn't catch a pass in 95 consecutive games. He was blanked in the 41st game of the streak in 1941, although even Hutson apparently didn't realize that.
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August 26, 1994
Dream Team II members Larry Johnson and Alonzo Mourning have joined the lineup for the Muggsy Bogues All-Star Classic, an NBA benefit game at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8 at the Baltimore Arena.Proceeds from the game will go to Baltimore Reads Inc.In addition to Bogues, Johnson and Mourning -- all teammates on the Charlotte Hornets -- other players committed to the game include Dunbar graduates Sam Cassell of the Houston Rockets and Reggie Williams of the Denver Nuggets, Maryland alumnus Walt Williams of the Sacramento Kings, Calbert Cheaney of the Washington Bullets, Dee Brown of the Boston Celtics, Dell Curry of the Hornets, Eric "Sleepy" Floyd of the San Antonio Spurs, Kenny Gattison of the Hornets, Armon Gilliam of the New Jersey Nets, Stacey King of the Minnesota Timberwolves, Moses Malone of the Spurs, Dikembe Mutombo of the Nuggets, Glen Rice of the Miami Heat, Rodney Rogers of the Nuggets and Spud Webb of the Kings.
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October 18, 2005
"I thought about it more and was just uncomfortable that I knew something. Integrity is at the heart of the game. I don't think she cheated. I think she was just hasty." Michael Bamberger Of Sports Illustrated, on reporting Michelle Wie's rules infraction to LPGA officials "This is a big win. It means a lot to us, but as a team, you have to hunker down and realize that it is just one win, and if you blow it way out of proportion, you can get off focus and lose the next week." Brennan Schmidt Virginia defensive end, on his team's defeat of then-No.
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