Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Exhibition Revives Memories for Moon

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Exhibition Revives Memories for Moon

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The tragedy of the Kingdome has given Warren Moon a chance to take a nostalgic walk through the tunnel at Husky Stadium.

For Moon, that tunnel is memory lane.

Tonight Moon will lead his new team, the Minnesota Vikings, against the Seattle Seahawks in an exhibition game at the stadium where he played college ball for the University of Washington.

"I'm sure I'll have a lot of reflections when I walk out of that tunnel," Moon said. "Those were some special days. I have a lot of memories that go back to that stadium for me."

The game normally would have been played at the Kingdome, but that building was closed indefinitely Thursday when a crane collapsed, resulting in the deaths of two workers who were repairing the dome ceiling.

So, the preseason game was moved to Husky Stadium, where Moon played his college home games and launched the campaign that earned him MVP honors in the 1978 Rose Bowl.

In other games today:

Giants Vs. Jets: It'll be the shortest trip the Giants make all season because the Jets play at Giants Stadium.

Each team has an agenda. The Giants need to take a close look at their running game. The Jets need to assess their passing game because receiver Rob Moore went down with a broken left wrist last weekend. Buccaneers Vs. Dolphins: Several Tampa Bay players are making treks home against Miami. Quarterback Craig Erickson, offensive lineman Mike Sullivan and receivers Horace Copeland and Lamar Thomas are former University of Miami players with the Bucs.

Bengals Vs. Eagles: Both Cincinnati and Philadelphia are 0-2 in the exhibition season and would like to win at least one of their last two games before the regular season.

To that end, Cincinnati coach David Shula plans to give third-year starter David Klingler a lot of work at quarterback.

Colts Vs. Steelers: With just two weeks left, the Colts have Jim Harbaugh, Don Majkowski and Browning Nagle in camp. Harbaugh will start against Pittsburgh and apparently has that role locked up. But Colts coach Ted Marchibroda must chose between the other two for a backup.

Bills Vs. Oilers: Houston running back Gary Brown has a sprained ankle and probably won't play. …

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