Talk:Super Bowl XII

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I removed:

Dallas kept that focus for the entire game, outplaying the upstart Broncos at every turn.

(in reference to the supplied quote) Because it is vague and attempts to apply rhetoric to reality. Obviously both teams were thinking about both the game of football and the hope of winning. How would you know that the Broncos were thinking more about football than about winning a game of football? Tuf-Kat 06:30, Oct 21, 2003 (UTC)

Superbowl XII poem[edit]

I wrote a poem about that game while it was going on and later that night. I never "finished" it, though I think there are some good lines in it. I will paste it below. Feel free to edit/improve it, all you guys 'n' gals out there who like to mix poetry and football.


TWELFTH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
January 16th, '78

for NW


The shape is a circle

with two points dead center

One is ground zero

and one might be a camera

on a plane high up in the ceiling of the Dome.


This is the ball's unpredictability


Though you stand tall though your arm reaches out

looking looking

though your legs are like marble

one foot always down

one eye on the ball in the air

It gets away


The ball is loose


If he could have taken it clean into his middle

cradle it like his baby...

But if you run that way you fall.


Weese, Weese

he can hear the voices call

We're Goodrich not the other guys

The young quarterback played at Mississippi

a New Orleans boy


He is thinking of pairs of eyes

he is holding a girl

the chance he is blowing to be a hero.


He wanted to be the iridescent sphere

touching down along the orderly rows

sending the shock wave out.


But he wanted to do it alone.


And that is not what the game is about. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Lestrad (talkcontribs) 09:57, 5 February 2010 (UTC)

Contemporaneous newspaper article(s)[edit]

The Gazette [Montreal], New Orleans (AP), "Super Bowl XII: Cowboys XXVII, Broncos X", Monday, Jan. 16, 1978, page 9.

Butch Johnson's catch[edit]

Makes the point that Johnson had the ball when he crossed the plane of the goal line. Also that Johnson had suffered a broken thumb (!) earlier in the game, and on this catch had to use his left hand more than his right. FriendlyRiverOtter (talk) 19:47, 3 August 2010 (UTC)

And Craig Morton said about being taken out: “When I was taken out, it didn’t make me feel good. But I’m not going to play my life over because of it.”

Game plan for Cowboys' defense to pressure Morton?[edit]

‘ . . . “Our game was rush, rush, rush,” said [Harvey] Martin. “Pressure, pressure, pressure. We wanted to force him out of the pocket and we did. We were coming all the way.” . . ’

Like to get at least two sources if we can. FriendlyRiverOtter (talk) 23:31, 3 December 2011 (UTC)