JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Steve Young made it to the Pro Football
Hall of Fame, and he picked up some nice souvenirs along the way.
"Literally, that's how I saw the world," said the former San
Francisco 49ers quarterback, who was elected to the Hall on Saturday
along with Dan Marino, Bennie Friedman and Fritz Pollard.
Young said Saturday that one of the thrills of his career was
being able to visit cities like Berlin, Tokyo, London and Barcelona
for exhibition games.
"You were just looking for a free vacation," Marino chimed in.
Friedman, also a quarterback, was one of the NFL's biggest draws
from 1927-34. Pollard was the first black head coach in the NFL and
a running back who led the Akron Pros to the fledgling league's 1920
championship with an undefeated record.
Reading the T.O. leaves
Sports astrologer Andrea Mallis sees something in the stars for
Philadelphia Eagles star Terrell Owens.
Mallis, who is a sort of official astrologer for the Oakland
Athletics' radio postgame show, said that Owens faces a challenging
Saturn aspect (the planet of limitation) to his Mars (physical
energy) while trying to come back early from leg surgery.
"It should be fascinating to watch his role, however limited, as
Saturn tends to delay, deny and restrict," she said. "Much to his
chagrin and dismay, it looks like his chart may render him a
non-factor -- or worse, he can re-injure himself. (He) may be
dismayed if he is not utilized enough, as Mars in Capricorn opposes
his Saturn in Cancer on Super Bowl Sunday -- sort of a cosmic double
Mallis advised Owens to watch for "excessive physical strain and
exertion, annoying ego conflicts."
"Not the most positive forecast for T.O.," she said.
Astrology, like other forms of prognostication, can be hit or
A week before last year's Super Bowl, Mallis that the halftime
show "should be rather ethereal, filled with the exotic, bizarre and
glamorous" -- not much of a stretch, based on the past ones. But she
also said that "confusion can reign; lots of replays may be needed
when strange alignments occur."
Sure enough, Janet Jackson's "wardrobe malfunction" became one of
the most replayed TV clips of the year.
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