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Super Bowl Memories

January 28, 2014

One of my favorite Super Bowl games was #5, played in January 1971. In the game, the Baltimore Colts edged the Dallas Cowboys on Jim O’ Brien’s last second field goal.

The Colts had opened that season with a win against the San Diego Chargers, also on a last minute O’Brien field goal.

The 5th Super Bowl was considered a comedy of errors by some, a hard hitting thriller between two teams stocked with future Hall of Famers, by ones who know better.

Ted Moore had been the radio announcer for the Green Bay Packers championship run during the 1960’s. Two of the great Green Bay wins were vs Dallas, consequently were also heartbreaking Cowboys’ losses.

By the time of Super Bowl 5, Moore, another great announcer from the past, was the voice of the Baltimore Colts.

I remember being surprised at this coincidence when I bought the Colts’ record album from Fleetwood Recording Company.

That Super Bowl provides great memories of Colts like John Unitas, Earl Morrall and Ted Hendricks, “The Mad Stork.”

There are equally great memories of Cowboys Bob Lilly, Duane Thomas and Chuck Howley.

Lilly having suffered yet another heartbreaking defeat leaving he and the Cowboys still in quest of their first Super Bowl win, threw his helmet high in the air after O’ Brien’s field goal.

The next year would be Lilly and the Cowboys’ moment, another of my favorite Super Bowl games, when Dallas beat the Miami Dolphins.

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