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Plain and Simple
Peter King
September 22, 1997
The Seahawks went back to basics and overwhelmed the Colts, The Vikings' wise investment, Green Bay stock
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September 22, 1997

Plain And Simple

The Seahawks went back to basics and overwhelmed the Colts, The Vikings' wise investment, Green Bay stock

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After the Colts' humiliating loss to the Sea-hawks, Indianapolis quarterback Jim Harbaugh looked as if his dog had died. "I cannot remember ever being this low in 11 seasons in the NFL," Harbaugh said....

Cornerback Sam Mills III, son of the 38-year-old Panthers linebacker, debuted with a bang in Montclair ( N.J.) State's 28-14 loss to Cortland (N.Y.) State last Saturday. Little Sam, 19, had eight tackles, two sacks and two forced fumbles. It's believed to be the first time an active NFL player has had a son playing college ball....

After taking a victory lap in the wake of the Raiders' stirring 36-31 win over the Falcons in the Georgia Dome, Oakland quarterback Jeff George quipped that the stadium should be renamed the George Dome. What, to honor a guy who's 31-56 as a starter?...

Scratch the Colts as candidates to move to Cleveland. The organization is working with the city of Indianapolis to restructure its unfavorable lease on the RCA Dome. The only viable candidate to move to Cleveland in time for the 1999 season? The Vikings. They're all but certain to leave Minneapolis if the Twins get a new stadium, and the state legislature is working with the baseball club on a stadium financing plan. The Vikings believe a dual-purpose facility is the best solution, but their recommendation appears to be falling on deaf ears....

Andre Rison never ceases to be amazing. He gets a Super Bowl ring last season in Green Bay, professes his love for Mike Holmgren and Brett Favre, and now, with the Chiefs, says, "I felt like a stepchild in Green Bay. Here, I'm a part of the family. This is the best situation I've ever been in. This is the best relationship I've ever had with a quarterback, the best relationship I've ever had with an organization, the best relationship I've ever had with myself."

The End Zone

McDonald's recently introduced a burger in the Carolinas. The Rocket Burger is named after Panthers wideout Rocket Ismail. Rocket says the burger is made from the "primest choice cut of beef," but the sandwich does contain 30 grams of fat. Says Ismail, "Make sure you take a McJog afterward."

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