Category Archives: Football

Fearsome on the field, former Vikings player Donald Joyce, 82, remembered as gallant gentleman

MINNEAPOLIS – Donald Joyce probably would have scoffed at last week’s revelation that New Orleans Saints players were paid secret bounties to purposely injure opponents. Joyce, who earned a reputation as beyond tough during 12 years in the National Football

Fearsome on the field, former Vikings player Donald Joyce, 82, remembered as gallant gentleman

MINNEAPOLIS – Donald Joyce probably would have scoffed at last week’s revelation that New Orleans Saints players were paid secret bounties to purposely injure opponents. Joyce, who earned a reputation as beyond tough during 12 years in the National Football

First female general manager in NFL Europe League, Kathrin Platz, 46, remembered for her heart

Kathrin Platz, who died Saturday at the age of 46 after a brave battle against illness, will go down in NFL Europe League history for two milestones. In 2005, she was named the general manager of the Hamburg Sea Devils

First female general manager in NFL Europe League, Kathrin Platz, 46, remembered for her heart

Kathrin Platz, who died Saturday at the age of 46 after a brave battle against illness, will go down in NFL Europe League history for two milestones. In 2005, she was named the general manager of the Hamburg Sea Devils

Championship Winnipeg Blue Bombers coach Cal Murphy, 79, resisted expansion of American football into Canada

WINNIPEG – Cal Murphy not only understood the ins and outs of the CFL game like no one else, he also knew what it took to win. The legendary Winnipeg Blue Bombers head coach and general manager passed away in

Championship Winnipeg Blue Bombers coach Cal Murphy, 79, resisted expansion of American football into Canada

WINNIPEG – Cal Murphy not only understood the ins and outs of the CFL game like no one else, he also knew what it took to win. The legendary Winnipeg Blue Bombers head coach and general manager passed away in

An option quarterback in an era of drop-back passers, Freddie Solomon, 59, excelled in the NFL

TAMPA — Freddie Solomon, the dazzling University of Tampa quarterback and Super Bowl champion receiver with the San Francisco 49ers, died Monday after a nine-month battle with colon and liver cancer. Mr. Solomon was 59. Known locally as “Fabulous Freddie,”

An option quarterback in an era of drop-back passers, Freddie Solomon, 59, excelled in the NFL

TAMPA — Freddie Solomon, the dazzling University of Tampa quarterback and Super Bowl champion receiver with the San Francisco 49ers, died Monday after a nine-month battle with colon and liver cancer. Mr. Solomon was 59. Known locally as “Fabulous Freddie,”

First person: Remembering Jim Irwin, radio voice of the Green Bay Packers

MILWAUKEE – When I first met Jim Irwin, he didn’t have much to say to me. After all, here I was, this 20-year old kid, sitting at his desk in the first week of my internship at WTMJ Radio in

First person: Remembering Jim Irwin, radio voice of the Green Bay Packers

MILWAUKEE – When I first met Jim Irwin, he didn’t have much to say to me. After all, here I was, this 20-year old kid, sitting at his desk in the first week of my internship at WTMJ Radio in

‘JoePa’ Joe Paterno remembered as winning coach, builder of character

(Editor’s note: At the end of the day, when the final reckoning is made, let us remember that above all, Joe Paterno was a great coach.) STATE COLLEGE, Penn. – Joe Paterno, the longtime Penn State coach who won more

‘JoePa’ Joe Paterno remembered as winning coach, builder of character

(Editor’s note: At the end of the day, when the final reckoning is made, let us remember that above all, Joe Paterno was a great coach.) STATE COLLEGE, Penn. – Joe Paterno, the longtime Penn State coach who won more

Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal turned coach Joe Paterno into a broken man ‘overnight’

Editor’s note: Another beautiful portrait of Joe Paterno, written by The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. STATE COLLEGE, Penn. – Joseph Vincent Paterno, the legendary Penn State University football coach with his jet-black hair, rolled up trousers and thick black glasses, died at

Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal turned coach Joe Paterno into a broken man ‘overnight’

Editor’s note: Another beautiful portrait of Joe Paterno, written by The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. STATE COLLEGE, Penn. – Joseph Vincent Paterno, the legendary Penn State University football coach with his jet-black hair, rolled up trousers and thick black glasses, died at