Horn: Highway robbery. The people who pay $50 for a ticket don't care if our socks are too high or too low. But if my socks aren't exactly right, the NFL hits me for $5,000.
SI: Rules changes.
Horn: I'd make two. No two-a-day practices in training camp. And this: My freedom of speech has been robbed on the field. You can't swear. You can't get in guys' faces. That's football, man.
Horn: I'll live in the country and coach high school football. You'll never hear from me again.
Steelers-Browns: A Rivalry Reborn
Snapshots from 40 years of this bitter feud: In 1962 the Browns rout the Steelers 35-14 in what proves to be Paul Brown's last home game before he is canned by upstart owner Art Modell; in '76 Browns defensive end Joe ( Turkey) Jones picks up quarterback Terry Bradshaw and sends him to the turf headfirst; in '93 the Browns' Eric Metcalf darts all over the field as he returns a pair of punts for touchdowns; in '99, in their first game in three years, the expansion Browns are hammered 43-0 by the Steelers, but in the rematch nine weeks later Cleveland embarrasses Pittsburgh 16-15. Since 1962 the teams have played 72 regular-season games. The record: 36-36. Average score: Steelers, 21-20.
Nov. 8,1970: George Blanda kicks and passes his way to fame during a remarkable five-week stretch
For the third week in a row, a 43-year-old kicker and backup quarterback was the talk of the league. On Oct. 25, George Blanda had thrown three touchdown passes to beat the Steelers; the next week he had kicked a 48-yard field goal to salvage a tie with the Chiefs. Now, against Cleveland, Blanda found wideout Warren Wells with a 14-yard touchdown pass with 1:14 left to tie the game, then kicked a 52-yard field goal with three seconds to go to win it. Blanda would win the next two games with a touchdown pass and a field goal, respectively. Five weeks, five mini miracles. In the midst of the streak the producers of Mission: Impossible sent Blanda a telegram in which they accused him of plagiarizing their show.