Bye, George

August 01, 2004

TITANIC EFFORT After eight seasons with the organization Eddie
George last week asked for and received his release from the
Titans and signed with the Cowboys. George is the Titans'
franchise career leader in rushing yards with 10,009. He's also
tied for the best single-game performance with 216 yards. With
whom is he tied?

a. Gary Brown c. Billy Cannon
b. Earl Campbell d. Lorenzo White

OILERS TOILERS George's release means only two players who played
for the Oilers during their final season in Houston remain on the
Titans' roster. Who are they?

IRON MAN George has started 128 consecutive games and is chasing
the NFL record for running backs: 170 straight starts. The record
holder played 13 NFL seasons, all for one team. The team
struggled for most of those seasons, but he finally played
in--and won--a Super Bowl near the end of his career. Can you
guess this Hall of Famer's identity?

CALL TO ORDER George's career average of 3.7 yards per carry is
the lowest for any player with more than 10,000 career rushing
yards. Place these other 10,000-yard runners in order of their
career-yards-per-carry averages.

a. Tony Dorsett c. Emmitt Smith
b. Curtis Martin d. Ricky Watters

ANSWERS

TITANIC EFFORT: c. Billy Cannon gained 216 yards for the Houston
Oilers against the New York Titans in an AFL game on Dec. 10,
1961. George matched that mark on opening day of 1997 against the
Raiders in the franchise's first game in Tennessee.

OILERS TOILERS: Offensive guard Brad Hopkins and quarterback
Steve McNair played for the Oilers in 1996, their last year in
Houston.

IRON MAN: Walter Payton

CALL TO ORDER: a. Dorsett (4.3 yards per carry); c. Smith (4.2);
d. Watters (4.1); b. Martin (4.0)

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)