Sport: After the Game, the News

A low moment for high players, and an old coach moves on

As the cataclysmic game drew near, subjects of investigation ranged from the acupuncture marks in Quarterback Jim McMahon's bare backfield to the ghostly timbre of the Bears' Baskerville bark. Regarding that old rallying call, Otis Wilson was asked soberly, "Is it more like an arf or a woof?" The Chicago linebacker deliberated and replied, "More like a woof." On the Patriots' side, Runner Tony Collins was awash in sociological queries about his 15 siblings. Under pressure, he managed to name all eight brothers and six of seven sisters. Several of the Super Bowl's 2,500 journalists strayed off to plumb local angles....

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