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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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Steve Largent
Eric Moulds

VITAL STATISTICS

LARGENT, AGE 44
Seahawks, 1976-89; 5'11", 187 pounds; retired as NFL's alltime receptions leader, with 819; caught a pass hi 177 consecutive games; inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1995

MOULDS, AGE 26
Bills, 1996-present; 6 feet, 204 pounds; led AFC last season with 1,368 receiving yards; set NFL playoff record with 240 receiving yards in a wild-card loss to the Dolphins

THE MEETING

Moulds's second trip to the nation's capital isn't anything like his first. Largent, a Republican congressman from Oklahoma, blows through the Capitol past security guards and signs that say DO NOT ENTER as easily as he once ran past defensive backs. Largent leads an awestruck Moulds through a doorway above which another sign announces OFFICE OF THE SPEAKER and approaches the man sitting at the reception desk. "Tell Denny I'm coming in," Largent says, just before bursting into an adjoining room where J. Dennis Hastert (R., III.) sits at the head of a long table. The three men chat for a few minutes before Largent drags Moulds into another hallway. "I'll be right back," says Largent. "I've got to go vote on the flag-burning amendment." Moulds leans against a wall and watches a harried Henry Hyde (R., III.) pass by. "I haven't been to Washington since I was a kid," he says. "I didn't see anything like this."

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