Amplifier innovator Marshall dead at 88

Amplifier innovator Marshall dead at 88

LOS ANGELES, April 6 (UPI) -- Jim Marshall, who created rock 'n' roll amplifiers used by Jimi Hendrix, The Who and Motley Crue, has died in a British hospice, his family said.

Former Vikings DB dies of heart attack

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Former Minnesota Vikings defensive back Karl Kassulke has died of a heart attack at age 67, the club confirmed Tuesday.

Report: Not all D.C. Dems endorse Obama

WASHINGTON, June 12 (UPI) -- The party nomination may be at hand, but Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., still seeks U.S. congressional endorsements, which some Democrats say they may not give.

GOP targets Georgia districts

ATHENS, Ga., April 30 (UPI) -- Two redrawn congressional districts in Georgia may help Republicans maintain control of the U.S. House this year, The Washington Times reported.

Two U.S. congressmen hurt in Iraq crash

WASHINGTON, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Two U.S. congressmen injured in a road accident in Iraq near Baghdad set off for home Monday from a military hospital in Germany.

Feagles sets NFL record for appearances

SEATTLE, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Punter Jeff Feagles of the New York Giants set a new NFL record Sunday at Seattle when he appeared in his 283rd consecutive game.

Georgia Legislature agrees on new lines

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Republicans in the Georgia Legislature have reached consensus on new congressional district boundaries, Roll Call reported Monday.

Georgia legislators may redraw districts

ATLANTA, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Republican in the Georgia Legislature will soon decide whether to move ahead redrawing the state's congressional district boundaries.

Guantanamo detainees attempted hangings

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- U.S. military documents show 23 Arabic detainees at the Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba tried to hang themselves within eight days in 2003.

Several House Dems won't back Kerry

WASHINGTON, March 17 (UPI) -- Several House Democrats who appear vulnerable in the November election don't plan to endorse U.S. presidential nominee John Kerry, The Hill newspaper reports.

Elway, Sanders favorites for Hall of Fame

HOUSTON, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- John Elway and Barry Sanders will likely headline the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2004, which will be announced Saturday.

Elway one of Hall of Fame favorites

HOUSTON, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Former Denver Broncos quarterback John Elway is among the favorites to be chosen Saturday for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Elway, Sanders Hall of Fame finalists

CANTON, Ohio, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- John Elway and Barry Sanders head the list of 15 finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2004.

Elway, Sanders lead Hall nominees

CANTON, Ohio, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Quarterback John Elway and running back Barry Sanders head the list of 25 semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2004.

UPI's Capital Comment for Feb. 11, 2003

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- Daily news notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press
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James "Jim" Lawrence Marshall (born December 30, 1937 Danville, Kentucky) played college football at Ohio State University. He left school before his senior year, and played for the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League. He was then drafted in the 4th round of the 1960 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns. Marshall played the 1960 season with the Browns. He played from 1961 to 1979 with the Minnesota Vikings. He played in 282 consecutive games, a record since surpassed by Jeff Feagles. He still holds the record for documented consecutive starts with 270 although there is a question as to whether his consecutive starts streak is 270 or 282 due to a lack of documentation of his streak as a member of the Cleveland Browns.

He played in Pro Bowls after the 1968 and 1969 NFL seasons. He recovered 30 fumbles, an NFL record. He was a member of the Vikings' famous "Purple People Eaters", and was the final player from Minnesota's initial expansion team of 1961 to retire. The Vikings credit Marshall with 127 career quarterback sacks, second most in Viking History behind Carl Eller.

During his time with the Minnesota Vikings, Marshall was involved in one of the most embarrassing moments in professional sports history on October 25, 1964. In a game against the San Francisco 49ers, Marshall recovered a fumble, but ran 66 yards with it the wrong way, into his own end zone. Thinking that he had scored a touchdown for the Vikings, Marshall then threw the ball away in celebration. The ball landed out of bounds, resulting in a safety for the 49ers. Fortunately for Marshall, his Vikings won the game 27-22, in part because of a key sack and fumble he forced after his miscue. Marshall later received a letter from Roy Riegels reading "Welcome to the club". While playing for the University of California, Riegels was tagged with the nickname "Wrong Way" after making a similar blunder in the 1929 Rose Bowl. Unlike Marshall's mistake, Riegels' run cost his team dearly; the two points scored from the ensuing safety off of the blocked punt proved to be the margin of defeat in an 8-7 loss.

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