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JOE GREENE FEELING GOOD ABOUT GOING BACK TO THE SUPER BOWL

“I feel so damn good about this football team,” acknowledged Joe Greene. “I’m just proud to be part of this team. I don’t know if I can carry this emotional high for two weeks. But I won’t worry about it. I catch myself smiling. It feels so good, so good.” Greene added the difference in this team and the previous Steeler title teams is “maturity.”

“If you weigh all the areas, you come out about the same, but the difference is maturity. You grow a helluva lot between 28 and 32. We’re a seasoned team. We’re a little more seasoned, a team with deeper roots.

The Steelers are dangerous. I’m infatuated with us. I’m in awe of our offensive line. I just enjoy watching the guys perform. I’m gonna have fun with he Dallas Cowboys. I’m not predicting victory (but he leaves no doubt he knows what’s gonna happen), but if you can’t talk in the colossal bowl, when can you?”

Tony Dungy, the second-year defensive back added some realism when he said, “I’ve watched all 12 on TV. Chuck Noll’s first talk at the start of the year is that we’ll be shown how to make the Super Bowl. But it is unbelievable that it is here.”

STEELERS FACE THE MEDIA

It’s part of the tradition of Super Bowl week when the teams face the media.

“Why do they call you dumb, Terry?” one reporter asked. “I wish I had a few quotes to pass out,” Bradshaw replied. “How would you like to have someone question your intelligence.”

Asked why he doesn’t always wear his Super Bowl ring, Coach Noll replied, “When you shake someone’s hand with it on, it can make you go down to your knees. And pain is something I don’t live with well.”

TONY DORSETT

“I’ve always been a fan of the Steelers,” admitted Tony Dorsett. “I’m still a an of the Steelers. In 1975 I was gung-ho for them. But Dallas was one of my teams, too.

Dorsett, a Pittsburgh native who spent four years at Pitt university said,”This year the shoe’s on the other foot. I hope they play good, but I hope we play a little better.” As a rookie last year, Dorsett gained 1007 yards rushing and led the Cowboys to their second Super Bowl victory. This year, playing in 16 games in the expanded season, he set team records for rushes (290) and yards gained in a season (1,325).

“Last year, I was a little more pumped up, but I get butterflies before every game,” Dorsett acknowledged. “This is going to be a game between a high-powered offense (Dallas) and a hard-nosed defense. The game could bust open, but I don’t think it will.”

TICKET ALLOCATION

At the 1977 NFL winter meeting, the teams voted 21-7 for each team in the Super Bowl to get 20% of the tickets while the host city would get 24%. Each team that didn’t make it would receive an allocation of 1% while the league office get the remaining 10%.

 

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