publication date: Monday, August 9, 1999 (part of Round V)
clue: You'd better start running back to Detroit if you're going to retire.
explanation: Sanders was a running back for the Detroit Lions football team. His retirement was in the news at the time this goo went online. more…
solved by: Matthew Preston
trivia: Not much later, Sanders tried to come back from retirement, but still keep the retirement bonus that the Lions had paid him. Many fans turned their back on him after this.