John Ed Bradley is the author of seven novels and a memoir, It Never Rains in Tiger Stadium. He's been a special contributor at Sports Illustrated since 1993. The son of a high school coach, he was a four-year letterman on the football team at LSU in the late 1970s. He lives today in Mandeville, La., with his wife, Kimberly, and his daughter, Hannah.
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Swinging for the Fences The Vikings' Daunte Culpepper is the biggest, strongest, fastest quarterback the NFL has ever seen, but he's using a different set of chains to measure his forward progress: He wants to be the best ever
Go ahead and stare. Everybody else does. Do you think you are thefirst? Friend, you are only the latest. Daunte Culpepper, quarterback of the Minnesota ...