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Stories tagged: football

Fans Blitz Pizza Shops Area Delivery Drivers Hit By Rush As Super Bowl Viewers Make A Play For Game’s Traditional Accompaniment

Fielding calls. As halftime nears, manager Rich Zywiak and Adam Schrage take pizza orders at the Domino’s in Airway Heights. Photo by Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review

They Wrote It

Ricky Watters celebrates his third TD. Photo by Associated Press

S.F. Celebrates Win With Traditional Fights, Gunshots

Fighting, drunkenness and the firing of celebratory gunshots led to some 30 arrests Sunday night following the San Francisco 49ers’ Super Bowl victory. “It’s definitely getting worse,” police officer Miguel …

Finally, Young Takes His Place Next To Montana

The game itself was another competitive bust, as it invariably is, so once again the Super Bowl found itself desperate for someone to redeem it, someone to make it worth …

Even A Rout Can’t Dampen San Diego’s Spirits City Hungry For Sports Glory Hardly Deterred By 49ers Win

For this city long starved of sports glory, making it to the Super Bowl was almost enough. Almost. The San Francisco 49ers crushed San Diego 49-26 on Sunday, but fans …

Cheap Seats


Seau Says He’s First To Blame For Chargers’ Invisible Effort

The spirit of San Diego’s defense took a quick trip south - and stayed there. Photo by Associated Press

49er Fan Mines Gold With Wild Wager

A gambler is $300,000 richer after betting $2.4 million on the San Francisco 49ers to win the Super Bowl on Sunday, more than double the record sports wager in the …

Not Ready For Prime Time Neon Deion A Lesser Star In Niners’ Romp

Sanders urges on the 49ers faithful as the end draws near. Photo by Associated Press

Feeling Forever Young 49ers Ride Their Qb All The Way San Francisco 49, San Diego 26

1. Striking a pose once reserved for Joe Montana, San Francisco quarterback Steve Young punctuates a third-quarter touchdown. Photo by Associated Press 2. Stan Humphries and the San Diego Chargers’ …

As Chips Fall, Indiana Lets His Hair Down

Now, THAT’s a halftime show: Patti LaBelle plays to the crowd beneath the biggest fan in the history of sport. Photo by Associated Press

Green To Be Investigated

An NFL official declined comment on allegations of sexual harassment involving Minnesota Vikings coach Dennis Green and assistant coach Richard Solomon. Greg Aiello, the league’s director of communications, told The …

Raiders’ Davis Final Obstacle To New Stadium

Hollywood Park has reached a preliminary agreement for financing much of its proposed $200 million stadium that would house the Los Angeles Raiders and possibly UCLA. However, the financing is …

Trivia Quiz

I - What was the name of the first “Super Bowl”? (5 points) II - Who has the longest run from scrimmage in Super Bowl history? (5 points) a) Marcus …

San Diego Needs Switzer For Upset

Does Jerry Rice need to be center of attention? Photo by Associated Press

By The Numbers

0-Teams named Buffalo Bills 1-Super Bowl appearance by Chargers 2-Blimps with cameras 3:17-p.m., PST, kickoff 4-49ers with title rings from other teams

Schlichter Sentenced

Art Schlichter’s compulsion to gamble cost him a promising career in the NFL. Now it has cost him his freedom. The former Ohio State and Indianapolis Colts quarterback was sentenced …

Amazing Bus Ride For Niner Wild And Wooly Days In Usfl Prepared Young For Anything

In one of the early games of his pro career, he rode a bus through the Los Angeles suburbs - fully decked out in football gear and uniform across miles …

Couple Of Castoffs Hold On Stan And Stan Savor Success And Friendship

1. Stan Humphries, right, and Stan Brock maintain a tight bond on, and off, the field. Photo by Associated Press 2. Brock 3. Tired of the players? Photographers get their …

Coach Joins Erickson

Greg McMakin, defensive coordinator at the University of Miami last season, will join the Seattle Seahawks’ coaching staff in the same position. In addition, new head coach Dennis Erickson retained …

Sports People

The Houston Oilers named nine-year Seattle Seahawks assistant Russ Purnell as their special teams coach. … James Forrest, leading scorer and rebounder on No. 21 Georgia Tech’s men’s basketball team, …

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

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

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 …

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 …