Paul Maguire

Paul Leo Maguire (born August 22, 1938) is a former American professional football player and television sportscaster.[1]

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Position:Punter / Linebacker
Personal information
Born:August 22, 1938 (age 80)
Youngstown, Ohio
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:228 lb (103 kg)
Career information
College:The Citadel
AFL draft:1960 / Round: 1
Pick: First Selections
(by the Los Angeles Chargers)
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:151
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

Early sports career

Maguire attended Ursuline High School in Youngstown, Ohio where he was an All State wide receiver and punter; he also played basketball and ran track. He was a tight end at The Citadel where he led the nation in touchdown receptions his senior season in 1959, he was recruited by Assistant Coach Al Davis, the future Oakland Raiders owner.[2]

Professional football career

In 1960, Maguire was selected as an original American Football League Los Angeles Chargers, where he served as both a punter and linebacker. He moved with the team to San Diego in 1961, and stayed there until 1964 when he joined the Buffalo Bills. Maguire was an ace at the "coffin corner" punt. He contributed to three Bills' Eastern Division titles, and their AFL championships in 1964 and 1965. He was involved in one of the most spectacular plays in Bills' history in the 1965 American Football League Championship game against the Chargers. Butch Byrd took a John Hadl punt and with outstanding blocking, took it 74 yards for a touchdown. The last two blocks were by Maguire, crushing two Chargers.

Maguire played in six of the ten American Football League Championship Games — three with the Chargers and three with the Bills, winning three AFL Championship rings, and he was the league's all-time punter in punts and yardage. He was one of only twenty players who were in the AFL for its entire ten-year existence. After his retirement he was inducted into the Youngstown, Ohio Sports Hall of Fame, and the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame.[3]

Media career

Beginning in the 1970s, Maguire worked as a color commentator on network NFL telecasts, first with NBC and then ESPN. He also called ESPN's telecasts of college football, the Canadian Football League and the now-defunct USFL. Maguire re-joined NBC in 1986 as an analyst on their pregame show, then becoming a color commentator in 1988. Maguire most often worked with Marv Albert on the network's #2 broadcast team for his first seven seasons working for the network. In 1995, Maguire and then-ESPN reporter Phil Simms joined Dick Enberg as the #1 broadcast team for NBC, and remained paired until the end of the 1997 season when NBC lost the rights to the NFL. Maguire rejoined ESPN for the 1998 season and became a second color commentator for Sunday Night Football. While there he also served as a color commentator for ABC's Wild Card Saturday games, as the Sunday Night Football team would (usually) broadcast the early game of the day. During the time he was at ESPN, Maguire called playoff games for ABC every year except for 2002, when the network elected to use Brent Musburger and Gary Danielson, its lead college football broadcast team, on Wild Card Saturday.

Maguire, who had a residence in Buffalo after his playing days, hosted a locally produced call-in show called the "Budweiser Sportsline". Later the program was broadcast on the Empire Sports Network.

Maguire worked his last regular season NFL game on January 1, 2006, as the St. Louis Rams and Dallas Cowboys played on ESPN's final Sunday night broadcast. His final NFL game altogether came on January 7, 2006, as he worked the Washington Redskins-Tampa Bay Buccaneers opening round playoff game. However, Maguire was retained by ESPN to serve as a commentator for ABC's college football with Brad Nessler, former Miami Dolphins quarterback Bob Griese, and field reporter Bonnie Bernstein.

In March 2007, Maguire began to serve as an in-studio analyst for ESPN's NFL Live.

Maguire did not return to broadcasting for the 2009 college football season as his broadcast team was split up, with Nessler moving to Saturday night games on ESPN with Todd Blackledge and Griese moving to Noon games on ESPN alongside Dave Pasch and Chris Spielman. He later (20092010) broadcast games for the then-new United Football League on HDNet, a cable network and streaming service.[4]

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Preceded by
Bob Trumpy
NFL on NBC lead analyst (with Phil Simms)
Succeeded by
John Madden (in 2006)
Preceded by
Bob Trumpy
Super Bowl television color commentator (AFC package carrier)
1995-1997 (with Phil Simms)
Succeeded by
Phil Simms
1985–86 Port Vale F.C. season

The 1985–86 season was Port Vale's 74th season of football in the Football League, and second successive (13th overall) season in the Fourth Division. John Rudge achieved his first success as manager, leading Vale to promotion into the Third Division with a fourth-place finish. The club also reached the Second Round in both the FA Cup and League Cup, as well as the Northern Section Semi-Finals of the League Trophy. Rudge signing Andy Jones excelled to become the club's top-scorer, whilst Robbie Earle had another impressive season. However the promotion campaign was built on the strength of the Vale defence, and goalkeeper Jim Arnold was made Player of the Year.

1995 Pittsburgh Steelers season

The 1995 Pittsburgh Steelers season was the franchise's 63rd season as a professional sports franchise and as a member of the National Football League.

This season saw the Steelers return to the Super Bowl for the first time in sixteen years (Super Bowl XIV). The team's 11–5 finish was good enough for the AFC Central championship and the second seed in the conference.

For the second consecutive season Pittsburgh hosted the AFC Championship Game at home by virtue of the Indianapolis Colts' that upset the top-seeded Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium.

The Steelers won the game, but lost to the 1995 Dallas Cowboys in the Super Bowl in a matchup of teams that were looking to join the San Francisco 49ers as the only other team (at the time) to win five Super Bowls. It was the first time in three Super Bowl meetings that the Steelers had lost to the Cowboys. Pittsburgh coach Bill Cowher became (at the time) the youngest head coach to lead his team to the Super Bowl.

After the Super Bowl loss, quarterback Neil O'Donnell signed as a free agent with the New York Jets. The Steelers would not return to the Super Bowl for the next 10 seasons.

1996 Denver Broncos season

The 1996 Denver Broncos season was the franchise's 27th season in the National Football League, and the 37th overall. The Broncos finished the season with 13 wins and 3 losses, winning the AFC West and earning the top seed in the AFC Playoffs. They were defeated, however, by a score of 30–27 by the 9–7 Jacksonville Jaguars in the Divisional round. John Elway says that the Jaguars loss was probably the most embarrassing loss of his career up to that point, because they were the top seeded team in the NFL and were favored to win the Super Bowl by many.

1996 Miami Dolphins season

The 1996 Miami Dolphins season was the team's 31st as a member of the National Football League. The Dolphins failed to improve upon their previous season's output of 9–7, winning only eight games. The team failed to qualify for the postseason.

The Dolphins home field, previously known as Joe Robbie Stadium, was renamed on August 26 to Pro Player Park after naming rights were sold to Pro Player, an apparel brand by Fruit of the Loom.

However, in a rare move, the stadium was renamed again following the Dolphins’ opening contest at Pro Player Park. On September 10 before the Dolphins returned home in week 3, the stadium was renamed Pro Player Stadium, a name which would remain through the 2004 season.

1996 New England Patriots season

The 1996 New England Patriots season was the franchise's 27th season in the National Football League and the 37th overall. They finished with a record of eleven wins and five losses, and finished first in the AFC East division.

After a disappointing 1995 season, Drew Bledsoe bounced back with 4,086 passing yards and threw 27 touchdown passes to just 15 interceptions while Curtis Martin had another Pro Bowl season. The team lost Super Bowl XXXI to the Green Bay Packers.

1997 Denver Broncos season

The 1997 Denver Broncos season was the franchise's 28th season in the National Football League, and the 38th overall. The Broncos finished the season with a record of 12–4, finishing second in the AFC West, and winning Super Bowl XXXII. The Broncos were the second team since the 1970 merger to win a Super Bowl (Oakland Raiders won in 1980) as a Wild Card team; the Kansas City Chiefs were an AFL wild card entrant who won the pre-merger Super Bowl IV in 1969.The 1997 season saw the new addition of the Denver Broncos' newest wordmark and logo. Their default colors were blue tops, blue pants and orange shoes. This would continue until 2012 when they assigned the all blue to the "Main Alternate" slot, replacing the primary uniforms with orange tops, white bottoms and orange/white shoes.

1997 Pittsburgh Steelers season

The 1997 Pittsburgh Steelers season was the franchise's 65th season as a professional sports franchise and as a member of the National Football League.

This season was considered a transitional year due to many key free agent losses in the offseason, as well as the first season of Kordell Stewart starting at quarterback.

The Steelers finished with an 11–5 record, their fourth consecutive AFC Central top seed, and their sixth straight playoff appearance. In doing so, Steelers head coach Bill Cowher tied Hall of Fame coach Paul Brown with most consecutive playoff appearances to start a head coaching career in the NFL—a record Cowher still co-owns with Brown, as the Steelers missed the playoffs the following year.

The Steelers had 572 rushing attempts in 1997, the most in the 1990s. Their 2,479 total rushing yards were the third-most of the decade by any team.

The Steelers went into the season introducing a new font style numbers on jerseys matching the ones they wear on the helmets and the Steelers logo patch on uniform which remains used as of 2017.

The Steelers would host the AFC Championship Game for the third time in four years; however, they would ultimately lose to the eventual Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos. That game was the last playoff appearance for the Steelers during the 1990s and they did not return to the postseason until 2001.

As of 2017, this remains the only time in their history the Steelers defeated the Patriots in the playoffs.

2010 Las Vegas Locomotives season

The 2010 Las Vegas Locomotives season was the second season for the United Football League franchise. They finished with a 5–3 record and defended their UFL Championship by defeating the Florida Tuskers, 23–20, in the 2010 UFL Championship Game.

Clock Play

The Clock Play was a famous trick play in American football, immortalized in what came to be known as the Fake Spike Game, played on November 27, 1994. The contest was played by the National Football League (NFL)'s Miami Dolphins and New York Jets that featured one of the most famous comeback plays in league history. Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino ran a trick play, pretending to stop the game clock but instead threw a pass that scored the game-winning touchdown, ultimately giving Miami the 28–24 victory.

ESPN Sunday Night Football

ESPN Sunday Night Football was the ESPN cable network's weekly television broadcasts of Sunday evening National Football League (NFL) games. The first ESPN Sunday night broadcast occurred on November 8, 1987, while the last one aired on January 1, 2006.

Former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue credits ESPN with raising the "profile" of the league, by turning "a potential six- or seven-hour television experience into a twelve-hour television experience," factoring in both Sunday Night Football and the network's pregame show Sunday NFL Countdown.

List of AFC Championship Game broadcasters

The following is a list of the television and radio networks and announcers who have broadcast the American Football Conference Championship Game throughout the years. The years listed concentrate on the season instead of the calendar year that the game took place. The forerunner to the AFC Championship Game (prior to the 1970 AFL–NFL merger) was the AFL Championship Game.

List of American Bowl broadcasters

The following is a list of the television networks and announcers to have broadcast the American Bowl, which was a series of National Football League pre-season exhibition games that were held at sites outside the United States between 1986 and 2005. Out of the list, ESPN hosted the America Bowl the largest number of times, with NBC coming second.

List of NFL on NBC commentator pairings

The first name that's slated is the play-by-play man while the color commentator or commentators are slated second and sideline reporters, if used, are slated last.

List of Outback Bowl broadcasters

The following is a list of the television networks and announcers who have broadcast college football's Outback Bowl throughout the years.

Paul Maguire (footballer)

Paul Edward Maguire (born 21 August 1956) is a Scottish former footballer who scored 81 goals in 373 league appearances in the Football League. He played in all four divisions of the Football League, as well as the Football Conference and the Major Indoor Soccer League.

He began his career with Shrewsbury Town in 1976, and made over 150 appearances over the next four years with the club, helping them to the Third Division title in 1978–79. He was sold on to First Division club Stoke City for £262,000 in 1980. He spent four season at the Victoria Ground and made his most telling contribution in his last match for the club, scoring all the goals in a 4–0 win against Wolverhampton Wanderers on the final day of the 1983–84 season. He spent 1984–85 in the United States with the Tacoma Stars, before joining Port Vale in June 1985. He helped the club to win promotion out of the Fourth Division in 1985–86, before he moved on to non-league club Northwich Victoria in May 1988.

Paul Maguire (judge)

Sir Paul Richard Maguire (born 10 November 1952), styled The Hon. Mr. Justice Maguire, is a High Court Judge in Northern Ireland. Prior to that he was a barrister and a politician.

Maguire was called to the Bar in 1978 and became Queen’s Counsel in 2006. He lectured at Queen’s University, Belfast, and served as a part-time Chairman of the Employment Tribunals.

Maguire unsuccessfully stood for election to Belfast City Council for the Alliance Party of Northern Ireland in 1981. He was then elected at the 1982 Northern Ireland Assembly election for North Belfast.He stood for the Alliance party in the equivalent Westminster constituency of North Belfast at the 1983 general election, taking 9.1% of the vote, then again at the Belfast North by-election in 1986, when he increased his vote share to 16.7%.In the mid-1980s, Maguire left politics and focused on his legal career, rising to become Queen's Counsel by the 2000s, and representing the Government in a number of high-profile cases.In 2010, he was appointed to head an inquiry into Peter Robinson's knowledge of his wife's improper financial affairs. He was a member of the human rights advisory committee of the Bar Council. In 2012, he was named a judge of the High Court of Northern Ireland.At his High Court swearing in ceremony in May 2012 the Lord Chief Justice, Sir Declan Morgan, said that Mr. Justice Maguire had a distinguished career at the Bar and as senior Crown Counsel and that he would be " an invaluable and honourable addition to our High Court bench" . He was knighted in the 2013 Special Honours.

The Stairs

The Stairs are an English rock band, formed in Liverpool in 1990 by vocalist and bassist Edgar "Summertyme" Jones, guitarist Ged Lynn and drummer Paul Maguire.

The band released one album and a handful of singles, prior to Lynn's departure in 1993 and their eventual split the following year.The Stairs reformed in 2015, playing a one off gig at The Kazimier in Liverpool before announcing a 2016 UK tour and headline appearance at the Le Beat Bespoké festival in London.

This Week (radio series)

This Week is a news and current affairs radio programme broadcast on RTÉ Radio 1. It airs Sundays between 1300 and 1400.

The programme is presented by RTE's former political correspondent David McCullagh, former Washington-based US correspondent Carole Coleman and political reporter Justin McCarthy. The programme is edited by former investigative reporter John Burke.

The new programme team was announced by RTE on 3rd September 2018, as reported in the Irish Independent and Irish Times.

The programme's previous presenters were Brian Dowling and Colm O Mongain. They departed the programme when O Mongain became the news station's Deputy Foreign Editor and Brian Downing left journalism after a long career in print and broadcasting to become Head of Editorial Standards and Compliance in RTE.

The programme was edited and presented for many years by Gerald Barry. Other presenters in the past included the national broadcaster's former Middle East Correspondent Richard Crowley, Michael Good, Paul Maguire, Gavin Jennings and Sean O Rourke. David McCullagh previously worked on the programme in the 1990s prior to becoming a dedicated political reporter. Since 2013 the programme's reporter had been John Burke, before he was appointed editor in September 2018.

In October 2015 the programme won two PPI awards for radio journalism. One award was for best national radio news and current affairs programme and the second award was for best national radio news presenter, for Richard Crowley.

In June 2018, John Burke and Colm Ó Mongáin were awarded the Law Society's Justice Media Award (broadcast/radio) for an investigation and analysis into under-resourcing of GSOC, the Irish national policing investigation agency. The citation, published on the Law Society website, read: “An excellent example of detailed investigative reporting, bringing previously unpublished information to the public attention and providing incisive analysis of the difficulties involved“.

Long known for its in-depth interviews, news packages and foreign coverage, This Week has more recently established a strong reputation for breaking original news stories.

Lengthened editions are also aired on the occasion of major breaking news stories such as general elections or referendums.

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