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O, by the WayNFL commissioner Roger Goodell is an interesting sort. He has the polish and charm of the boy commissioner Pete Rozelle but he also knows how to carry the water of team owners like Paul Tagliabue.Goodell was recently at the Chautauqua Institution......
WatchdogSpeaking of Vin Scully (see post below) I was honored Wednesday night to attend the second annual induction ceremony for the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame at the New York Hilton. The class: Marvin Bader, Chet Forte, Curt Gowdy, Ted......
Tags: Vin Scully, Ted Williams, New York, Howard Cosell
If David Stern ruled the NBA with an iron fist, he cushioned the blows by transforming a league that couldn't get its championship final live on national TV in the early 1980s into a powerful marketing machine that made players and owners incredibly...
The new Ravens owner was sitting on stage at the Inner Harbor, and looking quite uncomfortable. On Nov. 6, 1995, Art Modell announced that he was moving the Browns from Cleveland to Baltimore, and while local politicians couldn't hide their enthusiasm,...
The Fabulous ForumFOOTBALL LEGEND: Jack Lambert was ejected from a game for “hitting a quarterback too hard." STATUS: I'm Going With False, But There’s Some Truth to It. This week and last, I will be featuring a legend involving one of the......
The Daily Mirror“Mary and Pete Are Reunited.” Skin diver Harold B. Gavenman dies after a tragic series of accidents in which he was struck by a boat propeller and fell 100 feet while being lifted to a rescue helicopter. Nov. 23, 1959: Jack Smith profiles Debbie...
The Fabulous ForumFOOTBALL LEGEND: NBC sent an employee running on to the field to delay the 1958 NFL title game because they had lost the TV signal. STATUS: I'm Going With True. I've already written in the past about the great influence......
The Daily Mirror“It’s a Letter From Washington.” Jan. 28, 1960: ALGIERS (UPI) “Police and troops opened fire today on hundreds of Moslems who surged into the streets of the western Algerian city of Mostaganem shouting 'long live De Gaulle.' “The shooting was...
March 30, 1976: Four years after he bought the team, Robert Irsay acknowledged he had received "an attractive offer" to move the club to Phoenix. Jan. 9, 1977: During Super Bowl XI, Irsay said he'd been approached by Indianapolis about plans to move...
Tags: Government, Tickets, Elections, Al Davis, Baltimore Colts
Seven-layer dip? Check. Appropriate jersey? Check. Friends and loved ones gathered near a TV? Check. What time is the Super Bowl?... Oh for Pete Rozelle's sake, what time is the Super Bowl? Calm down. The Super Bowl may be prime-time viewing on the East...
Art Modell has again arrived, this time posthumously, at the doorstep of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He rose to fame and fortune as the owner of the Cleveland Browns, later relocated for no good reason except Modell's poor business sense, to...
He's 80 now, and slightly bent, as if preparing to set in a three-point stance. Three hip replacements, plus a new knee, will do that to a man. Not that Ordell Braase is complaining. "Physically, I'm in pretty good shape," said Braase, longtime...
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