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Fun IN THE Sun
August 30, 1999
For some summer socializing, we introduced seven Hall of Famers from the 20th century to seven players we expect to make a splash in the 21st century. The results were, um, revealing
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August 30, 1999

Fun In The Sun

For some summer socializing, we introduced seven Hall of Famers from the 20th century to seven players we expect to make a splash in the 21st century. The results were, um, revealing

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BOSELLI, AGE 27
Jaguars, 1995-present; 6'7", 318 pounds; second pick in the 1995 draft; played in three Pro Bowls; generally regarded as the best left tackle in the game today

THE MEETING

The two offensive linemen discover they have more in common than their position. Gregg diagrams the Packers' vaunted sweep of the 1960s, showing Boselli the intricacies of the play. "Yeah, we've got a play something like that," says Boselli. Gregg mentions that when he was a player, his toughest critic was his wife, Barbara. "Yeah, same with me," said Boselli, referring to his wife, Angi. "One time I sat out a play," Boselli says, "and she told me she didn't understand how I could do that when she was having to sit in the hot sun watching me."

Asked about his toughest assignment, Gregg answers without hesitation: Baltimore Colts defensive end Gino Marchetti. "He was the best I ever faced because he would make you work so darn hard," says Gregg. "I'd be so tired after playing him that I couldn't move for a day." Boselli nods, "There's a guy like that today in Baltimore, Michael McCrary, who just keeps coming," he says. "I try to throw him on the ground and lie on top of him just to tire him out."

Defensive ends

Deacon Jones
Michael Strahan

VITAL STATISTICS

JONES, AGE 60
Rams, Chargers, Redskins, 1961-74; 6'5", 272 pounds; coined the term sack; unofficial leader in career sacks, with 180½; inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1980

STRAHAN, AGE 27
Giants, 1993-present; 6'4", 280 pounds; has had more sacks (29) over the past two seasons than anyone else; signed four-year, $32 million contract extension that makes him the NFL's second-highest-paid defensive player

THE MEETING

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