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IT'S A JUNGLE OUT THERE
WHY YOUR BOY SHOULD PLAY FOR ARIZONA'S LARRY SMITH
1) Any player celebrating a birthday on a Thursday gets to pick five people—coaches included—and let them have it with a cream pie.
2) Once, to help his team bounce back from a tough loss, Smith chartered a helicopter, flew over the practice field and dropped 125 tennis balls. Each player was told he had better come up with a ball, or else. Total retrieve took 15 seconds.
3) At the end of any rainy or muddy practice, players can grab the nearest available mudslinging sportswriter and roll him in the mire. This is what is called good, clean fun.
SEVEN GUYS YOU MAKE SURE GET A SEAT ON THE TEAM PLANE
1) Fred Anschutz, Kansas. A Denver millionaire, Anschutz gave $1.5 million to build the Jayhawks a sports pavilion, which included a 90-yard indoor practice facility.
2) Robert L. Rice, Utah. Ingratitude for his contributions, Utah renamed Ute Stadium, Rice Stadium. And well the school did. He kicked in $1 million to enlarge the place.
3) Al Davis, Syracuse. Helped pay for dressing rooms at the Carrier Dome. Has been known to dabble in pro football.
4) Palmer (Butch) Strickler, Wisconsin. A retired sausage maker, he grosses $200,000 each year at Butch's Badger Bologna Benefit. Outgives even Oscar Mayer, one of the Badgers' leading summer-job suppliers.