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  • Steinbrenner collapses, taken to Sarasota hospital.

    12/27/2003 3:05:12 PM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 81 replies · 179+ views
    News Coast ^ | December 27. 2003 4:19PM | Castanza
    Steinbrenner collapses, taken to Sarasota hospital STAFF REPORT SARASOTA -- New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner was in stable condition at Sarasota Memorial Hospital Saturday after collapsing at a memorial service for a friend, according to the Sarasota Fire Department. The prominent Tampa resident and philanthropist was given an IV and an EKG test en route to the hospital, and all results were normal, according to Paul Dezzi, the fire department's assistant chief. Steinbrenner, 73, collapsed at a memorial service for Otto Graham, a Hall of Fame quarterback for the Cleveland Browns, who died in mid December. Those present said...
  • Graham's greatness is easy to see (R.I.P. Otto Graham)

    12/20/2003 9:33:24 AM PST · by Chi-townChief · 39 replies · 1,204+ views
    Cleveland Plain Dealer via cleveland.com ^ | 12/19/03 | Bob Dolgan Plain Dealer Reporter
    Otto Graham never bragged or boasted. Like most athletes of the 1940s and 1950s he did not shag, shake or shimmy when he performed one of his football miracles. The great quarterback, who died Wednesday, actually downplayed his passing ability. He often said that current NFL defenses are much more difficult to pass against than those of his time. That probably is true, but it also is true that quarterbacks had less protection from the rules in Graham's era. If a rusher so much as touches a quarterback after he has released the football today, he is penalized for roughing....