The 1987 Bills-Giants scab game was arguably the lowest point in pro football history—with Lawrence Taylor terrorizing teachers, truck drivers and the like over five agonizing quarters of flag-filled, futile football.
The league's most exciting tight end got where he is by being himself. Now, with his Chiefs tied with the Eagles for the best record in the NFL, Kansas City fans are pleading, 'Dear God, please just do your thing and let's move on.' Sorry, no chance.
It seems like only yesterday that Tiger Woods was confirming many of his fans' worst fears: He could "definitely" envision a situation envision a situation in which he does not return to competitive golf. What a difference 19 days makes.
Mickey Mantle, with his death, passes from these pages forever and becomes the property of anthropologists, people who can more properly put the calipers to celebrity, who can more accurately track the force of personality. (From August 21, 1995)