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January 27, 1992
THE MORNING AFTER Did anyone notice that Super Bowl XXVI was played on Jan. XXVI? It's a good thing the Super Bowl wasn't played outdoors in Minneapolis. The other day the temperature there was -VI. - Bill Tammeus, Kansas City Star. TEAM PLAYERS Q. How do Democrats organize a firing squad? A. They form a circle. - Mike Archer, New York Times Regional Newspapers Group. MARQUEE NAMES Time was when Hollywood's leading men had macho names like Spencer and Humphrey.
NEWS
September 9, 2010
GARY BRACKETT    Glassboro, 1998   Colts    Comment: Rutgers product is the leader of the Colts' defense. GREG BUTTLE    Mainland, 1971   Jets    Comment: Penn State star played nine years in the NFL. ANDRE COLLINS    Cinnaminson, 1986   Redskins, Bengals, Bears, Lions Comment: Penn State graduate played in Super Bowl XXVI. DOUG COLMAN    Ocean City, 1992   Giants, Titans, Browns Comment: Nebraska product played in Super Bowl XXIV.
SPORTS
January 28, 1992 | New York Daily News
The Buffalo Bills didn't put up in Super Bowl XXVI. Now coach Marv Levy thinks it's about time they shut up. Before returning to Buffalo yesterday morning, Levy fell just short of blaming the Bills' 37-24 loss to the Washington Redskins on the loose lips flapped by defensive end Bruce Smith and regular-season MVP halfback Thurman Thomas. But Levy made it perfectly clear he believes the team would be best served if the Bickering Bills would finally put a button on it. "I think the further you go, the more you learn," Levy said.
SPORTS
May 25, 1989 | From Inquirer Wire Services
The National Football League owners yesterday selected Minneapolis as the site for Super Bowl XXVI in 1992. Eagles owner Norman Braman, chairman of the site selection committee, said that the final vote was between Minneapolis and Detroit and that the matter was settled on the sixth ballot. The result was a surprise, since Seattle and Indianapolis had been considered the favorites. Factors that influenced the selection were the accessibility of the Metrodome for fans, practice facilities and proximity of hotels to the stadium, Braman said.
NEWS
January 27, 1992 | By Mark Bowden, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
In a Keystone Kops version of speeded-up, no-huddle football, the Washington Redskins chased the bumbling Buffalo Bills all over the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome last night for a decisive, 37-24 victory in Super Bowl XXVI. With his cagey collection of castoffs and established stars, Redskins coach Joe Gibbs won his third Super Bowl in 10 years. The ruthlessly efficient Skins, who finished the regular season with a 14-2 record, had been picked by most experts to win everything before the season began, and they fulfilled those expectations with calm dispatch.
SPORTS
January 21, 1992 | by Ray Didinger, Daily News Sports Writer
The hospitality begins at the bottom of the airport escalator. A smiling woman named Joanne welcomes you to Super Bowl XXVI. She whisks you to a lounge area where a dozen volunteers invite you to have a seat, pour yourself some coffee and read the local paper while you wait for the courtesy van to take you downtown. Everyone is so nice, so helpful, you just know there must be a catch. Then a man comes by, waving a plastic bag over his head, asking, "Did everyone here get their hand warmers?"
SPORTS
January 27, 1992 | by Rich Hofmann, Daily News Sports Columnist
For whatever it's worth, Buffalo defensive end Bruce Smith, who turned Super Bowl week into a soap opera when he suggested that he might want to be traded because of some racial hate mail, says he now wants to stay with the team. Meanwhile, Leon Seals, the Bills' other defensive end, says he wants to be traded. Winners smile. Losers go nuclear. "I want the hell out of Buffalo," Seals said, after the Bills' 37-24 loss to the Washington Redskins in Super Bowl XXVI. "I don't care where they send me. I'd go to the (USFL's New Jersey)
SPORTS
January 28, 1992 | By Ron Reid, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The most valuable player of Super Bowl XXVI thrives on pressure so well that he generates much of it himself. This past season, for instance, Mark Rypien turned down a chance to sign a three-year, $2.4 million deal with the Washington Redskins. Betting heavily that his ability would pay off bigger in the future, he signed a one-year contract instead. With incentives, it was worth about $1.25 million. Rypien was certain that the physical problems that had stymied him were over and that he would put together a highlight season marked by big plays and consistency.
NEWS
January 29, 1992 | By CLAUDE LEWIS
The Washington Redskins, 37-24 victors in Super Bowl XXVI, played like superstars on Sunday, while the Buffalo Bills, used to playing in sub-freezing temperatures, performed like overheated engines in Minnesota's 72-degree sealed Metrodome. Far less disciplined than the Redskins, several of the Bills apparently left their game in the late-night affairs they attended prior to the big game. "I never talk against my opponents," Andre Collins, a strong linebacker for the Redskins, said immediately after the game.
SPORTS
September 13, 1998 | By Marc Narducci, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
If you don't believe that South Jersey produces outstanding football talent, take a look at the NFL. Sixteen players who attended high schools in the seven-county South Jersey area were on opening-day NFL rosters. Six of those players started: New England cornerback Chris Canty of Eastern, Jacksonville strong safety Donovin Darius (Woodrow Wilson), New York Jets quarterback Glenn Foley (Cherry Hill East), Eagles wide receiver Irving Fryar (Rancocas Valley), Arizona cornerback Tom Knight (Cherokee)
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NEWS
September 9, 2010
GARY BRACKETT    Glassboro, 1998   Colts    Comment: Rutgers product is the leader of the Colts' defense. GREG BUTTLE    Mainland, 1971   Jets    Comment: Penn State star played nine years in the NFL. ANDRE COLLINS    Cinnaminson, 1986   Redskins, Bengals, Bears, Lions Comment: Penn State graduate played in Super Bowl XXVI. DOUG COLMAN    Ocean City, 1992   Giants, Titans, Browns Comment: Nebraska product played in Super Bowl XXIV.
NEWS
February 5, 2010 | By Don Steinberg
I never figured my nutty "America Bowl" would catch fire the way it has. I did know the timing was right. On Sunday, the Indianapolis Colts and New Orleans Saints will play in Super Bowl 44, or "XLIV," as they say. Barack Obama is our 44th president. This cosmic alignment has never happened before, and it won't happen again. To me, what we needed was obvious: a contest matching up the 44 presidents against the 44 Super Bowls to determine which of these two most American of institutions has been "better.
SPORTS
September 13, 1998 | By Marc Narducci, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
If you don't believe that South Jersey produces outstanding football talent, take a look at the NFL. Sixteen players who attended high schools in the seven-county South Jersey area were on opening-day NFL rosters. Six of those players started: New England cornerback Chris Canty of Eastern, Jacksonville strong safety Donovin Darius (Woodrow Wilson), New York Jets quarterback Glenn Foley (Cherry Hill East), Eagles wide receiver Irving Fryar (Rancocas Valley), Arizona cornerback Tom Knight (Cherokee)
SPORTS
January 17, 1998 | By Ron Reid, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Whether next weekend's Super Bowl is a heart-stopper or another super blowout could turn on how the head coaches handle that psychological pitfall known as "the distraction. " A distraction, of course, is anything that diverts a player's attention from or impedes his preparation for the job at hand - winning. Unfortunately for Denver coach Mike Shanahan and Green Bay coach Mike Holmgren, every Super Bowl generates distractions by the score. Fans want a player's autograph at every turn.
NEWS
January 15, 1995 | By Maria Gallagher, FOR THE INQUIRER
Come the last week of January, you'll find me where I always am during Super Bowl week. In the Super Bowl host city. For the 10th consecutive year. Without a game ticket. This is not a bad thing. I'm a fan of the game's peripherals, not the game itself. I go to the Super Bowl the way Libby Gelman-Waxner, Premiere magazine's mall multiplex maven, goes to the movies: to assess the accessories. The team owners' wives' shoes . . . the gold that hangs on current and former players like 22-karat free weights . . . the coiffures on the broadcasters, both male and female . . . the incredible nail sculptures that stab the air like public art. With Miami as the host city this year, there is no reason for me to linger at home in frigid Philadelphia when I can bask in 80-degree warmth that will be distributed equally among fans and non-fans.
SPORTS
October 8, 1994 | By Ron Reid, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Redskins of 1994 are hardly the team Andre Collins played for in 1991, when the club achieved a 17-2 record and took Super Bowl XXVI with a convincing 37-24 victory over Buffalo. Three seasons removed from that euphoric achievement, the Redskins (1-3) are a struggling bunch that will take on the Eagles tomorrow night at Veterans Stadium as a 13-point underdog. But Collins, the fifth-year linebacker from Cinnaminson, says the Redskins' lowly status hasn't changed anyone's attitude about practice and game preparation.
NEWS
January 29, 1993 | by Valerie M. Russ, Daily News Staff Writer
Twenty-seven years ago at Super Bowl I, the halftime spectacular featured the marching bands of the University of Arizona and the University of Michigan. In case you've been lunching in outer space, Sunday's Super Bowl halftime show stars Michael Jackson in an extravaganza loaded with music and special effects, including more than a ton of fireworks to light up the sky above the Rose Bowl. "Obviously things have changed very much since (Super Bowl I)," said Greg Aiello, director of communications for the National Football League.
SPORTS
January 27, 1993 | by Ray Didinger and Kevin Mulligan, Daily News Sports Writers Compiled by Daily News sports writers Ray Didinger and Kevin Mulligan
Buffalo coach Marv Levy used the off week to prepare his players for the Super Bowl media blitz. Last season, the Bills were involved in several controversies in the week leading up to Super Bowl XXVI and Levy felt it contributed to his team's poor performance in the 37-24 loss to Washington. This time, Levy took no chances. "Coach gave us each a pamphlet about how to handle the media," wide receiver Andre Reed said yesterday. "There was stuff in there about how to answer questions, what to say and what not to say. "The one thing he told us was, 'Say what they (the press)
SPORTS
December 18, 1992 | By Ron Reid, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Despite what stat sheets, fan response and recent game films tell us, Mark Rypien really is the same guy who played quarterback for the Washington Redskins a year ago. Only then he played a whole lot better. It was a season of 28 touchdown passes, 17 victories in 19 starts, some of the best deep passes ever delivered, and a windup as the most valuable player in Super Bowl XXVI. Great minds today in our nation's capital - guys who take time away from plotting the course of this republic to wear plastic pig snouts and flowered housedresses to Redskins home games - are seriously wondering if the 1991 Rypien was a fluke.
SPORTS
November 4, 1992 | By Glen Macnow, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
If anything is certain in the NFL this season, it's that nothing is certain. Consider last Sunday, when the Giants headed to Washington to get the din of the "Ray must go" chant out of their ears. Bad team beats good team, and suddenly New Yorkers are talking about wild-card implications, while Redskins fans wonder if that post-Super Bowl malaise will last the entire year. In Phoenix, coach Joe Bugel was rumored to be one ugly loss away from getting fired. So what happened?
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