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An Evening With Hyperbole Kings

Midway through the third quarter of ABC’s Super Bowl XXZZZzzz telecast… Al Michaels: And with that recovered fumble in the end zone by Deion Sanders, San Francisco increases its lead …

Shanahan’s Shenanigans

If he is offered a head-coaching job, Mike Shanahan says he wants control - to hire all of his assistants and to have major input on all personnel matters. Shanahan, …

Money Talks, And Vendors Listen

Business for vendors hawking merchandise for Sunday’s NFL championship game, to state it mildly, is booming. An inexpensive Super Bowl hotel room will set you back well over $100 per …

Afc: Another Fat Chance Many Theories, Including Madden’s: Parity Vs. Excellence Equals Blowouts

If Jerry Rice and the 49ers beat San Diego, the NFC’s Super Bowl streak will turn 11. Photo by Associated Press

Capers Is In - Finally

Dom Capers brought his defensive expertise to the Carolina Panthers, but he said stopping opponents won’t be his only target as he becomes the NFL expansion team’s first coach. “It’s …

Arnsparger Knows Of Super Odds Expect Challenge Will Bring Out The Best In Chargers’ Defensive Guru

Arnsparger looks forward to Super Bowl. Photo by Associated Press

Another Gowdy At The Super Bowl

The Super Bowl has now been passed from one Gowdy to another. Curt Gowdy Sr. called eight Super Bowls, including the first, in 1967. Curt Jr., an 18-year veteran of …

Oops, What Rice Says Opens Ears

Will success in the Super Bowl on Sunday bring an end to Jerry Rice’s stellar career? Photo by Associated Press

Tillman Is Upright As Bucs’ Coordinator

Rusty Tillman has landed on his feet. Swept aside when the Seattle Seahawks cleaned house and quickly dismissed when new head coach Dennis Erickson assembled his staff, Tillman has been …

View From Above If The 49ers Are A Dynasty, Do They Compare With The Best?

1. The San Francisco 49ers of the 1980s rode the offensive wave of Joe Montana’s talents… Photo by Associated Press 2. …while their stars of ‘94-95 include, Steve Young, Deion …

Defense Has Its Way In Senior Bowl Star Quarterbacks, Including Steve Mcnair, Take Back Seat As South Wins 14-7

WSU’s Senior Bowl reps Mark Fields (29) and Don Sasa (94) do their part to stop Sherman Williams of Alabama. Photo by Associated Press

Former Bronco Qb Dies

Former Denver Broncos quarterback Norris Weese died Friday after a lengthy fight against bone cancer. He was 43. Weese, who played for Denver from 1976 to 1979, was a backup …

‘Yep, This Is Ed; Hold Them Tickets’


One Win To Freedom Young Needs Victory To Kill Ghost Of Montana

Young drops back. He’s looking…looking…for a cure to Joe-envy. Photo by Associated Press

Waiting In The Wings

While Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen waits for Mike Shanahan to become available, candidates are lining up in hopes of becoming the San Francisco 49ers’ next offensive coordinator. If Shanahan …

Cougars Enroll Five Football Prospects

Washington State coach Mike Price, looking to shore up a nationally ranked defense that is losing nine senior starters, Thursday signed two juniorcollege defensive players. Shad Hinchen, a 6-foot, 175-pound …

Rypien, Howard On Nfl Draft List


Rumor Mill Report: Bowden The Latest To Turn Down Miami

Terry Bowden became the most prominent coach to rebuff the Miami Hurricanes, quickly quashing speculation Thursday he might be interested in the vacant job. The Auburn coach denied a published …

In New-Age Nfl, Best-Paid Passers Play On Sunday

Care to test your aptitude as a handler of personnel in the NFL? You’ve got three quarterbacks. Quarterback 1 has experience as a starter in the NFL and compiles a …

Sports People

Mike Frier, the Seahawks tackle paralyzed from the waist down in a Dec. 1 car wreck, was transferred to a Seattle hospital for rehabilitation… . Mariners pitching prospect …

Rams Update

The NFL has set a special meeting for Feb. 16 in Dallas to discuss the Los Angeles Rams’ move to St. Louis. Commissioner Paul Tagliabue will review “all aspects” of …

Martin, Edmunds Among Six Hawks Left For New Teams

Kelvin Martin, who caught 113 passes in the past two seasons with the Seattle Seahawks, was among six players the team has offered for the Feb. 15 expansion draft, the …

Howard Attractive In Expansion Draft

Either the Carolina Panthers or Jacksonville Jaguars will have a chance to get the fourth overall pick in the 1992 NFL draft - Heisman Trophy winner Desmond Howard. Howard was …

Bookies Begging For Bowl Bettors To Fork Over Bucks

Knock, knock. Who’s there?

Switzer Barry’s The Cowboys Popping Off At The Mouth Doesn’t Help In Crunch Time

Barry Switzer’s antics proved costly against the 49ers when he was penalized for bumping an official in the fourth quarter. Photo by Associated Press

Erickson Eager To Sate Seattle Fans’ Appetite Even With Victory-Starved Seahawks, Pressure Should Be Less Than In Miami


Struck By A Train, Athlete Loses Foot

Illinois State quarterback Michael Metzger’s right foot was amputated Monday after he was struck by a freight train. Metzger, 19, an Indiana all-stater from Indianapolis, who played in only one …

Super Bowl Could Be Super Bore After 49ers-Cowboys, Who’s Going To Pay Attention To The Chargers?

Steve Young and the 49ers will really be on top of the world if they beat San Diego as expected, in the Super Bowl. Photo by Associated Press

Seattle May Put Martin On The ‘List’

Seattle may have finished with the NFL’s third-worst passing offense, but to reverse a three-year passing slide, the Seahawks might have to give a little before they can receive. Wide …

Any Questions? Niners Dethrone Dallas

For the first time in three seasons, Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman learns how it feels when losers walk out of the NFC title game. Photo by Associated Press