Pro Football: Bows Before the Bruises

The voices coming out of the West were ever so considerate as the champions of pro football's newly merged leagues prepared for their first meeting at next week's Super Bowl in Los Angeles. Quarterback Bart Starr of the N.F.L.'s Green Bay Packers sweetly insisted that "anybody with any football intelligence can see the Chiefs have a real fine team"—and Coach Hank Stram of the A.F.L.'s Kansas City Chiefs saluted the Packers as "the symbol of the best in pro football." My, how polite. But just wait.

Anybody who hangs around Vince Lombardi's Packers for long is bound to get bruised....

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