Antonio Gates quietly climbs Spartan Stadium to watch namesake while awaiting Hall-of-Fame call

Visit my website homepage, TomShanahan.Report PHOTO: Antonio Gates Jr. scored his first career touchdown September 9 against Richmond at Spartan Stadium. By TOM SHANAHAN Antonio Gates Sr. prefers climbing Spartan Stadium’s steps to its upper reaches when attending Michigan State football games. The vantage point allows one of the NFL’s greatest tight ends to anonymously watch his namesake, Antonio Gates Jr. “I get the game tickets on my own with friends, and I don’t leave my name at…

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Coryell’s daughter lands the Pro Football Hall of Fame flight in Canton

PHOTO (PFHoF): Mindy Coryell Lewis, Don Coryell's daughter, with Air Coryell pilot Dan Fouts, the Chargers' Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback at the bust unveiling Saturday in Canton, Ohio. Visit my website homepage, TomShanahan.Report By TOM SHANAHAN CANTON, Ohio – Mindy Coryell took the stage to represent her father Don Coryell on Saturday afternoon at his post-humous Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement. She was by his side for the unveiling of his bust. Of course, she…

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Part II: Walsh to Coryell on Super Bowl XVI: Old Man Winter spared the 49ers

PHOTO: San Diego Chargers coach Don Coryell revolutionized the passing game on his way to the College Football Hall of Fame and now the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. Visit my website homepage, TomShanahan.Report Click here: Coryell’s influence on first-time Cardinals and Chargers Pro Bowlers Click here: Part I: Air Coryell's flight to Pro Fooball Hall of Fame began with simple team meeting on a day that turned tragic Visit my website homepage, TomShanahan.Report By TOM…

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