Matt Giordano -- Mad Matt, as I like to call him -- always seems to be Johnny on the spot. He's Exhibit A when you talk about guys who lack the measurables, but somehow always wind up with interceptions. Think what you will, but evidently the Football Gods have taken a liken to him.
"Why can't we tell the world that [as the Raiders' coach] you refused to play games in the segregated South, holding out to the point where they were canceled?' And he would stop me dead in my tracks and say, 'Hey, kid -- I didn't do it for publicity. I did it because it was right.' "