Friday, October 19, 2018

20 Years Ago on Oct. 19, 1998 -- Drew's Crew vs. Bill's Boys

October 19, 1998: More NFL action, name-checking the Patriots' QB Drew Bledsoe and Jets coach Bill Parcells in an admittedly asymmetrical headline that at least rhymed and alliterated. (The Jets won 24-14.)

The first text promo talks about satisfying your Dow "Jones," which my boss nixed the first time I tried it, on the grounds that it was too much of a drug reference. A few months later, I guess it didn't really matter.

[Series note: In the late 1990s, I programmed the content for the home page, which relaunched with a new design on July 14, 1998. I printed screencaps and saved them. 20 years later, I'm scanning them in and posting them with a little commentary under the tag #20YearsAgoOnAOLcom.]

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