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Baltimore Sun reporterFrom the Z on TV blog: A two-hour pre-game show, and more than six hours of non-stop coverage. I swear, there were times Thursday night when I thought I woke from a coma and it was Super Bowl Sunday already instead of the first week of NFL Thursday Night...
Last hurrahWith his wild beard, love for beer and passionate gesticulations from the upper deck, Wild Bill Hagy taught a generation of Baltimoreans what it meant to be a fan. Hagy, who died in August at 68, was the face of a rowdy Memorial Stadium...
The image did not add up in Raymond Berry's mind. There he was, sharing a moment of purest fulfillment with his Baltimore Colts teammates as they left Yankee Stadium on Dec. 28, 1958. World champions! They could call themselves that after beating the...
Sun ReporterA congressional committee says it has "serious questions" about the disability benefits system for NFL players and is asking the Congressional Research Service to conduct a study so lawmakers can determine whether a legislative remedy is needed. The...
Tags: Football, Gene Upshaw, Retirement, John Conyers, Jr., Death
Sun reporterNFL Players Association chief Gene Upshaw asked Congress yesterday for assistance in improving a disability benefits system that retired players say repeatedly let them down when they were poor and ailing from old football injuries. "We have made great...
Tags: Football, Gene Upshaw, Retirement, Miami Dolphins, Mike Ditka
Sun reporterFor the third time in the past 13 months, the NFL and the NFL Players Association this week announced new initiatives designed to relieve financial strain on needy retired players. One day after league commissioner Roger Goodell and union executive...
Tags: Baltimore Ravens, Football, Gene Upshaw, Retirement, Surgery
Sun reporterSandra Unitas remembers how her husband, John, late in life could barely sign autographs with his once-powerful right hand, much as he tried.She used to find rubber bands strapped to pens he had jury-rigged so he could scrawl his name with a limb --...
Tags: Baltimore Ravens, Football, Gene Upshaw, Heart Attack, Surgery
Sun reporterNFL Players Association chief Gene Upshaw offered no apologies yesterday for his combative comments about retired players who have criticized him. But, in a rare interview on the subject, Upshaw said he was committed to resolving some of their issues with...
Sun ReporterThe son of late Pittsburgh Steelers center Mike Webster says he'll tell a Senate committee today that he fears other retired players will die as destitute as his father did unless the NFL and its players union boost assistance to needy players. "No...
Tags: Football, Heart Attack, Retirement, Ray Lewis, Death
O, by the WayNFL commissioner Roger Goodell is probably a little sick and tired of trying to keep the league's 32 partners from cheating and chiseling on one other, plus the growing unpleasantness between one of the game's contemporary legends and a legendary......
Tags: Football, National Football League
O, by the WayThe Brett Favre soap is turning into a minute-by-minute drama with the latest being that Packers team Mark Murphy -- what a minute Mark Murphy, coach Mike McCarthy, general manager Ted Thompson, there's a serious alliteration issue going on there......
O, by the WayIt's been several hours since the last incremental shred of news about Brett Favre and I don't know about you but I'm having withdrawal. It's actually getting addictive for me. You know -- 10 a.m., Packers team president Mark Murphy......
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