Sport: Up in Arms: Two to Tangle

Marino-Montana in Super XIX

Just the cadence of their names--Dan Ma-ri-no, Joe Mon-ta-na--the similarity of their bearing and stock--Pennsylvania grimy--the disparity of their builds and sun coasts--Miami and San Francisco--the level of their confidence, the quality of their arrogance, even the way they can make hair curl up under helmets and stand up on necks suggested a confrontation was coming one day. If all of the National Football League quarterbacks were ringed in a battle royal, wouldn't these two be the ones left standing at the end? That roughly describes the process of the past four long and occasionally languorous months, during which Marino's Dolphins...

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