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A SIDEWAYS GLANCE : JETS COULD JOIN NFL TEAMS OF INFAMY.



The New York Jets
    The New York Jets are a professional American football team based in the New York metropolitan area. They are members of the Eastern Division of the American Football Conference (AFC) in the National Football League (NFL).
     have no sense of history. If they did, they wouldn't have bothered to beat Arizona Oct. 27. And they would have had a shot at the first 0-16 season in NFL NFL
    abbr.
    National Football League

    NFL (US) n abbr (= National Football League) → Fußball-Nationalliga
     history.

    If the Jets lose to Miami today, they'll finish 1-15, joining four other horror shows with the worst record in NFL history over a 16-game season. Their year has been laughably similar to that of the 1980 Saints, 1989 Cowboys, 1990 Patriots and 1991 Colts, their partners in abysmal failure.

    Just think - the Jets committed more than $80 million in long-term contracts to free agents and rookies. They hoped to have clinched a playoff berth before the final week of the season. Instead, they clinched the first pick in the draft for the second straight year.

    ``What will I remember about this season?'' said Adrian Murrell Adrian Byran Murrell (born October 16, 1970 in Fayetteville, North Carolina), is a former professional American football running back who was selected by the New York Jets in the 5th round of the 1993 NFL Draft after playing collegiately for the West Virginia Mountaineers. , who rushed for more than 1,100 yards, earning the team's most valuable player award. ``Not much. It's definitely been a nightmare, you can't get away from that. I'll try to remember one win and forget all the losses.''

    A real head case

    Talk about an athlete who uses his noggin nog·gin  
    n.
    1. A small mug or cup.

    2. A unit of liquid measure equal to one quarter of a pint.

    3. Slang The human head.



    [Origin unknown.
    . Nikolai Kutsenko juggled a soccer ball with his head for 7 hours, 17 minutes, 48 seconds in Moscow on Friday. The 25-year-old Russian from Kharkiv hopes to register his time with the Guinness Book of Records as a world record.

    Steamy brew in this cauldron

    The designer of the 1996 Olympic cauldron says it should stay where it is, despite reluctance of the Atlanta Braves The Atlanta Braves are a professional baseball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. The Braves are a member of the Eastern Division of Major League Baseball's National League. From to the present, the Braves have played in Turner Field.  to take it as part of the revamped Olympic stadium The Olympic Stadium is the name usually given to the big centrepiece stadium of the Summer Olympic Games. Traditionally, the opening and closing ceremonies and the track & field competitions are held in the Olympic Stadium. .

    ``If they want to move it, they should take it down, absolutely,'' said Siah Armajani Siah Armajani (b. 1939) is an Iranian-born American sculptor.

    Siah Armanjani designed the Olympic Torch presiding over the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, United States.
    . ``It was meant for the neighborhood. It was a symbolic act to bridge people together.''

    The stadium will be turned over to the Atlanta-Fulton County Recreation Authority when the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games Olympic games, premier athletic meeting of ancient Greece, and, in modern times, series of international sports contests. The Olympics of Ancient Greece


    Although records cannot verify games earlier than 776 B.C.
     finishes converting it into a baseball park for the Braves.

    So far, the Braves have wanted nothing to do with the cauldron. Among the issues are the unknown costs of maintenance, security and insurance.

    The People's choice

    Dennis Rodman is intriguing. So is Tiger Woods. That is the view of People magazine.

    Rodman and Woods were included in People's list of the ``The 25 Most Intriguing People in 1996.''

    Rodman, the Chicago Bulls' rebound specialist with the multi-colored hair, was said to be: ``Nude, lewd and heavily tattooed, he cross dresses for success, but is he all Bull?''

    Woods, who made a dazzling transition to the PGA Tour from the amateur ranks, drew the line: ``No longer a sport for just geezers, golf gets a gen-X superstar.''

    While in the listing mode, the magazine included two sports-oriented movies among its best and worst of 1996. Space Jam, featuring Michael Jordan, was on worst list. Jerry Maguire, a film about a sports agent, was included among the best.

    CAPTION(S):

    Photo: (1) Claudia Riegler of New Zealand New Zealand (zē`lənd), island country (2005 est. pop. 4,035,000), 104,454 sq mi (270,534 sq km), in the S Pacific Ocean, over 1,000 mi (1,600 km) SE of Australia. The capital is Wellington; the largest city and leading port is Auckland.  dons a Santa's cap after d ashing through the snow to win a World Cup slalom race in Switzerland.

    Associated Press

    (2) No Caption (Nikolai Kutsenko)
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    Title Annotation:Sports
    Publication:Daily News (Los Angeles, CA)
    Date:Dec 22, 1996
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