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By Mike Preston and Mike Preston,Staff Writer | June 19, 1993
PONTIAC, Mich. -- Today's match between Germany and England at the Silverdome will be the first international soccer game played indoors, but the grand old game won't get away from its grass roots."
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By Brent Jones and Brent Jones,SUN STAFF | September 10, 2000
DETROIT - If he had to try describing what the atmosphere in the Silverdome will be like for today's 4:15 p.m. game between the Redskins and Detroit Lions, offensive tackle Jon Jansen doesn't think he could do it justice. So he'll let rookie Chris Samuels and third-year center Mark Fischer experience it for themselves. Samuels and Fischer were not a part of last year's regular-season loss in Detroit. Both will be making their first professional road starts for the Redskins (1-0). And it could not have come in a more hostile environment.
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By Ken Rosenthal | March 7, 2000
The first time Mike Utley attended the Ed Block Courage Awards banquet was in 1992, 3 1/2 months after he was paralyzed from the chest down while playing for the Detroit Lions. It was Utley's first major public appearance after the injury, and he remembers the reporters, the cameras, the intense scrutiny he was under during his two-day visit to Baltimore. "But you know what?" Utley said yesterday. "I survived." Emboldened by the experience, Utley went public with his quest to find a cure for paralysis and continued working toward his goal of walking off the Silverdome field and bringing proper closure to his NFL career.
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By Ken Rosenthal | March 7, 2000
The first time Mike Utley attended the Ed Block Courage Awards banquet was in 1992, 3 1/2 months after he was paralyzed from the chest down while playing for the Detroit Lions. It was Utley's first major public appearance after the injury, and he remembers the reporters, the cameras, the intense scrutiny he was under during his two-day visit to Baltimore. "But you know what?" Utley said yesterday. "I survived." Emboldened by the experience, Utley went public with his quest to find a cure for paralysis and continued working toward his goal of walking off the Silverdome field and bringing proper closure to his NFL career.
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By VITO STELLINO | September 15, 1991
Twenty-eight years ago today -- Sept. 15, 1963 -- the NFL opened its 44th season.It was a different world on and off the field. John F. Kennedy was president. Pete Rozelle was a young commissioner. George Halas was coaching the Chicago Bears, and Mike Ditka was playing for them. Ray Handley was playing for Stanford. George Seifert was in the Army.One thing hasn't changed.Don Shula was on the sidelines.He coached his first game that day for the Baltimore Colts -- you remember them -- and lost to the New York Giants, 37-28.
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By Boston Globe | October 21, 1992
BOSTON -- The United States will participate in the first indoor game in World Cup history on June 18, 1994, according to event sources.The soccer match will be among four contested in the Silverdome in Pontiac, Mich. A grass surface, which is being tested in Savannah, Ga., will be installed above the artificial turf."In all honesty, we're not sure of the likelihood of the grass lasting more than a month," World Cup spokesman John Griffin said. "But we fully expect the grass to last beyond two weeks."
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By Chicago Tribune | October 15, 1992
CHICAGO -- The U.S. soccer team will play its three first-round games of the 1994 World Cup in Pontiac, Mich., and Pasadena, Calif.The Chicago Tribune has learned Team USA will open June 18, 1994, at the Pontiac Silverdome and then play June 22 and June 26 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.Opponents for those games will not be determined until December 1993, when the draw for the 24-team tournament is held.Only two teams are automatic qualifiers -- the host and the defending champion, Germany, both of which are among the six seeded teams.
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By Brent Jones and Brent Jones,SUN STAFF | September 10, 2000
DETROIT - If he had to try describing what the atmosphere in the Silverdome will be like for today's 4:15 p.m. game between the Redskins and Detroit Lions, offensive tackle Jon Jansen doesn't think he could do it justice. So he'll let rookie Chris Samuels and third-year center Mark Fischer experience it for themselves. Samuels and Fischer were not a part of last year's regular-season loss in Detroit. Both will be making their first professional road starts for the Redskins (1-0). And it could not have come in a more hostile environment.
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December 5, 1994
Make-up timeAndre Rison and Deion Sanders settled their stormy rivalry in a civilized manner yesterday -- they talked about it."We talked before the game and all during the game," San Francisco's Sanders said after the 49ers' 50-14 victory. "You know, how's the family and all that stuff. That's the way rivalries between great athletes should be."Rison, Atlanta's four-time All-Pro receiver, exchanged a flurry of punches with Sanders on the field in October when the 49ers beat the Falcons, 42-3, in Atlanta.
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October 25, 1996
Some tips this week for fantasy football players:Players to keepQB Brett Favre, Packers: Threw for four touchdowns in season-opening victory over the Buccaneers.RB Barry Sanders, Lions: Faces the Giants, who have the league's 27th-ranked defense against the run, at the Lions-friendly Silverdome.QB John Friesz, Seahawks: Has a 90.5 rating in four games and has inspiration in facing his former team, the Chargers.RB Earnest Byner, Ravens: Rams yield an average of 154.7 yards rushing when playing on the road.
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By Mike Preston and Mike Preston,Staff Writer | June 19, 1993
PONTIAC, Mich. -- Today's match between Germany and England at the Silverdome will be the first international soccer game played indoors, but the grand old game won't get away from its grass roots."
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By Boston Globe | October 21, 1992
BOSTON -- The United States will participate in the first indoor game in World Cup history on June 18, 1994, according to event sources.The soccer match will be among four contested in the Silverdome in Pontiac, Mich. A grass surface, which is being tested in Savannah, Ga., will be installed above the artificial turf."In all honesty, we're not sure of the likelihood of the grass lasting more than a month," World Cup spokesman John Griffin said. "But we fully expect the grass to last beyond two weeks."
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By Chicago Tribune | October 15, 1992
CHICAGO -- The U.S. soccer team will play its three first-round games of the 1994 World Cup in Pontiac, Mich., and Pasadena, Calif.The Chicago Tribune has learned Team USA will open June 18, 1994, at the Pontiac Silverdome and then play June 22 and June 26 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.Opponents for those games will not be determined until December 1993, when the draw for the 24-team tournament is held.Only two teams are automatic qualifiers -- the host and the defending champion, Germany, both of which are among the six seeded teams.
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By VITO STELLINO | September 15, 1991
Twenty-eight years ago today -- Sept. 15, 1963 -- the NFL opened its 44th season.It was a different world on and off the field. John F. Kennedy was president. Pete Rozelle was a young commissioner. George Halas was coaching the Chicago Bears, and Mike Ditka was playing for them. Ray Handley was playing for Stanford. George Seifert was in the Army.One thing hasn't changed.Don Shula was on the sidelines.He coached his first game that day for the Baltimore Colts -- you remember them -- and lost to the New York Giants, 37-28.
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By KNIGHT-RIDDER NEWS SERVICE | November 24, 1995
PONTIAC, Mich. -- It took an end zone interception of Warren Moon's Hail Mary pass with no time left to end one of the wildest games in the Detroit Lions' Thanksgiving Day history, a 44-38 victory over Minnesota before 74,559 in the Silverdome.Quarterback Scott Mitchell threw a career high of four touchdown passes and broke Bobby Layne's 45-year-old game passing record with 410 yards.Barry Sanders rushed for 137 yards on 14 carries in the second half, including a 53-yard run that ended in a fumble and a 50-yarder that ended in a touchdown.
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