Discussion in 'History Zone' started by fgoodwin, Apr 21, 2012.
Correct -- he's coaching and teaching algebra at his old high school.
35 years ago today (Jan 15, 1978) the Dallas Cowboys defeated the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XII by the score of 27-10.
It was the Cowboys 2nd Super Bowl victory, the first Super Bowl played at the Louisiana Superdome, and the first Super Bowl to be played in prime time.
For the first and only time in Super Bowl history, two players shared MVP honors: DT Randy White and DE Harvey Martin.
I WAS THERE!!
Jan 16 - Post-season: Dallas beats Dolphins 24-3 in Super Bowl VI (1972), Dallas beats Green Bay 37-26 in 2nd round (1983), Dallas beats Green Bay 27-17 in divisional round (1994); Signed: Quincy Butler (2008); Re-signed: Alonzo Coleman (2008);
Fired: Brian Stewart as defensive coordinator (2009); Birthdays: Steve Cisowski (T: 1987, b. 1963), Harold Deters (K: 1967, b. 1944), George Edwards (LB coach: 1998-01, b. 1967), John Meyers (DT: 1962-63, b. 1940), Mike Solari (Special Teams coach: 1987-88, b. 1955)
Trivia: (1) The Cowboy defense set a record in Super Bowl VI that still stands; what is it?
(2) Super Bowl VI has the dubious distinction of being the last Super Bowl to do what?
(3) What was the significance to Coach Landry of the Cowboys' win over the Packers in 1983?
Jan 17 – Post-season: Colts beat Dallas 16-13 in Super Bowl V (1971), Dallas beats San Francisco 30-20 in NFC Championship Game (1993), Vikings beat Dallas 34-3 in divisional round (2010);
Hired: Bruce DeHaven as assistant coach (2003); Promoted: Tony Sparano to OL coach (2005), Jason Garrett to assistant HC (2008); Resigned: David Lee as assistant coach (2007);
Birthdays: Buddy Dial (WR: 1964-66, b. 1937), Mike Hegman (LB: 1976-88, b. 1953), Bradie James (LB: 2003-11, b. 1981), Craig Page (C: 2000, b. 1976), Preston Pearson (RB: 1975-80, b. 1945), Karl Powe (WR: 1985-86, b. 1962)
Trivia: (1) Why is Super Bowl V called the "Blunder Bowl"?
(2) Why was the MVP selected from the losing team?
(3) What was the significance to the franchise of Dallas' win over the Niners on this day in 1993?
It was the last SB to be blacked out in the host city...which meant I had to listen to my team win their first on the radio.
That is correct and I'm sorry you weren't able to watch it.
Jan 18: Post-season: Steelers beat Cowboys 21-17 in Super Bowl X (1976); Media: Craig Morton featured on cover of SI (1971); Birthdays: Herb Scott (G: 1975-84, b. 1953); Daryle Smith (T: 1987-88, b. 1964)
Trivia: (1) In Super Bowl X, Thomas Henderson set the Cowboy post-season record (since surpassed) for longest kickoff return. How long was Henderson's return?
(2) Who broke his record and when?
(3) Who holds the current Cowboy post-season record for longest KO return?
Jan 19 - Fired: conditioning coach Bob Ward (1990); Signed: Rodney Hannah (2008); Contract extended: Head coach Wade Phillips for three years (2010);
Hired: Defensive Coordinator Rob Ryan (2011); Birthdays: Dan Reeves (RB: 1965-72; Assistant coach: 1970-72, 74-80; b. 1944); deaths: Donnie Davis (2004)
Trivia: (1) What was Reeves' nickname? (2) How did Reeves describe his knees after four operations?
Jan 20 - Promoted: Dave Wannstedt to Assistant Head Coach (1992); Birthdays: Perry Lee Dunn (RB: 1964-65, b. 1941), Ken Hamlin (S: 2007-09, b. 1981),
Johnny Mitchell (TE: 1996, b. 1971), Michael Myers (DL: 1998-03, b. 1976), Mark Stepnoski (C: 1989-94, 1999-2001, b. 1967)
Trivia: Stepnoski's involvement in NORML is well known. But he's also involved in a movement known for its mistrust of the U.S. government -- what is this movement called?
Jan 21 - Media: Clint Murchison featured in Sports Illustrated (1963); Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 35-31 (1973); Post-season: Steelers beat Cowboys 35-31 in Super Bowl XIII (1979); Signed: Willie Blade, Marq Cerqua (2005);
Birthdays: Percy Howard (WR: 1975; b. 1952), Monty Hunter (DB: 1982; b. 1959), Bruce Read (Special Teams coach: 2007-08, b. 1962), Noel Scarlett (DT: 2000; b. 1974); Deaths: Obert Logan (2003)
Trivia: What was unique about the 1973 Pro Bowl?
First one played in Hawaii?
It was played in Irving at Texas Stadium. Every NFL Pro Bowl up to that time had been played at the Coliseum in Los Angeles -- so why was this one moved to Irving?
Jan 25 - Birthdays: Lance Dunbar (RB: 2012, b. 1990), Kevin Williams (WR: 1993-96, b. 1971)
Trivia: (1) This day in 1969 was an historic occasion for the franchise, although not because of a game. What was the historic event?
(2) Which Cowboy retired six months after attending this event?
(3) Born on this day in 1931, this player was an expansion pick by Dallas but retired without ever playing for the Cowboys -- who is he?
Jan 26 - Media: Cowboy DB Mark Washington and Steeler WR Lynn Swann featured on SI cover (1976); Promoted: Dave Campo to Head Coach (2000); Signed: Chad Hutchinson (2002),
Woody Dantzler (2005); Hired: LB coach Matt Eberflus (2011); Birthdays: Dan Bailey (K: 2011-12, b. 1988), Derrick Lassic (RB: 1993-94, b. 1970)
Trivia: (1) How many consecutive FGs did Bailey kick in 2011? (2) Who blocked his final FG attempt against the NYG?
Jan 27: Obtained via trade: Mike Ditka (1969); Drafted: Duane Thomas (1), Bob Asher & Margene Adkins (2), Charlie Waters & Steve Kiner (3), John Fitzgerald (4), Pat Toomay (6), Joe Williams (12), Mark Washington (13) (1970);
Honors: Tom Landry elected to HOF (1990); Hired: Paul Pasqualoni as Assistant Coach (2005); Birthdays: Deon Anderson (RB: 2007-10, b. 1983), Alonzo Coleman (RB: 2008, b. 1984), Al Johnson (C: 2003-06, b. 1979), Kyle Kosier (OL: 2006-11, b. 1978)
Trivia: (1) Who did the Cowboys trade to get Ditka?
(2) The second round choice to obtain Bob Asher was obtained via trade from the Bears -- who or what did the Cowboys give up to get the pick?
(3) What was Blackie Sherrod's affectionate nickname for Coach Landry?
(4) What was Walt Garrison's reply when asked if he'd ever seen Landry smile?
Jan 28 - Milestones: Franchise awarded to Clint Murchison (1960); Draft: Calvin Hill (1), Richmond Flowers (2), Tom Stincic (3a), Halvor Hagen (3b), Claxton Welch (9), Bob Belden (12) (1969), Tody Smith (1), Ike Thomas (2), Bill Gregory (3), Rodney Wallace (10) (1971), Randy White (1a),
Thomas Henderson (1b), Burton Lawless (2), Bob Breunig (3), Pat Donavan (4a), Randy Hughes (4b), Kyle Davis (5), Rollie Woolsey (6), Mike Hegman (7), Mitch Hoopes (8) (1975); Post-season: Dallas beats Steelers 27-17 in Super Bowl 30 (1996); Birthdays: Dowe Aughtman DT: 1984, b. 1961)
Trivia: Fans tend to think of Clint Murchison as the sole original Cowboys owner; actually he was awarded the franchise with a co-owner; who was he?
"No, but I was only there for about 8 years."
Correct (he actually said nine years, but who's quibbling -- the point was made!)
Jan 30 - Draft: Dennis Homan (1), Dave McDaniels (2), Blaine Nye (5), D.D. Lewis (6), Frank Brown (8), Larry Cole (16) (1968), Billy Joe Dupree (1), Golden Richards (2), Harvey Martin (3), Bruce Walton (5), Rodrigo Barnes (7) (1973), Dennis Morgan (10),
Gene Killian (16) (1974); Post-season: Dallas beats Bills 30-13 in Super Bowl XXVIII (1994); Hired: Bruce Coslet as OC (2002), Chris Palmer as QB coach (2006); Birthdays: Josh Brent (NT: 2010-12, b. 1988), Skip Peete (RB coach: 2007-10, b. 1963)
Trivia: Nye and Cole were members of a three-man group that was famous for not being famous. (1) What was the name of the group?
(2) Who was the third member? (3) There was actually a fourth "member" who was not a player -- who is he and how did he "earn" his status as the fourth member?
(4) Nye once said of an outstanding individual performance, "It was a triumph of the uncluttered mind". To whom or what was he referring?