Sport: Gunning for a Title

Miami. Sunday, Jan. 18, 1976. Time is running out at the Super Bowl as the Pittsburgh Steelers are plodding down the field. They have controlled the ball for eleven straight minutes and have slogged to the Dallas Cowboy 18-yd. line. Franco Harris rams off tackle yet again for two more yards, and Coach Chuck Noll sends in Kicker Roy Gerela. His field goal gives the Steelers victory—3-2. There is total silence in the Orange Bowl. Everyone is sound asleep.

The championship game of professional football annually produces more ennui than excitement. "Ball control" is...

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