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Bedford Gazette (Newspaper) - January 10, 1998, Bedford, Pennsylvania Pittsburgh a for the Pittsburgh sundays acc championship game is another Chance to add to a glorious the Denver Broncos see it As something entirely the team that has failed to win the super bowl in four tries finds itself running out of time to Sal Vage its playoff John i Elway and teammates probably wont get Many More chances to win the big the pressure is on the and they feel this is like a now never Type of third year running i Back Ter fell Davis we have 1 a lot of players on our team who 1 Are older and this Opportunity is not going to come Many i i think we have to take advantage of the situation were in right if s almost like a Des r duration getting to the game has to happen the Steeles sense of history is much they walk past four super bowl trophies All from the 70s that Are displayed in a Case at three Rivers a Victory sunday Over the Broncos 144 would give these Steeles a Chance to play for one of their pressure no More than for any other playoff pressure is something you put on coach Bill Cowher you dont want to change who you you have to prepare Nice you always have and then go out and play with the Trust and the not being Tenta there might be a temptation to look at the great Steeles teams of the and feel at least a Little s on Denver of sunday january Bedford 5 pressure to but the Steeles dont treat their history As a defensive end Nolan Harrison those Guys set precedents All you cant compare these those were some special teams with some special were just trying to Cut our own Niche into the Broncos Are trying to change Denver has been to four super bowls and lost them with Elway running the Denver went to the super bowl in 1988 and losing by scores of 4210 and Elway is 37 now and unsure How much longer hell that not the Broncos have three players still left from their last super bowl team Elway and safeties Steve Atwater and Tyrone the Broncos have six starters on offence and five on defense who Are in their were doing everything we pos Sibly can to get John the Best col Lection of Talent on the offensive Side of the football and the defensive Side in order to win and to win tight end Shannon Sharpe if you there Arent a whole lot of 23yearold Guys on this most of these Guys Are in their late 20s to mid you have players who have been but they have not won the big Davis they understand this is their last Opportunity to get there and win you cant sit there and maybe next so in addition to having to play of the the Broncos will have january 10 Girts basketball Bedford at Chestnut wrestling Bedford and Blairs Tlle at Glendale at Bellwood at South pm 10 Northern and june Ata Valley at Tussey 12 Junior High girls basketball Tussey Mountain and Chestnut rage at Everett boosters 9 Junior High wrestling Glendale and Bellwood at Southern 10 Northern Juniata Valley and Claysburg at Tussey 10 photo Pittsburgh Kordell celebrates after scoring a touchdown in the Steeles win Over new last to handle the added weight of time and past super bowls fail by the team with four Lombardi trophies already will be trying to make the super bowl for the second time in three we Haven been there for a Broncos coach Mike Shanahan they Steeles have four seasons in one afternoon Pittsburgh a no mat Ter what the weather conditions Are for sundays acc championship game Between Denver and Pittsburgh wet or sunny or Windy or not the steel ers experienced them the Steeles 90minute practice began in sunny and unseasonably warm weather but ended in a driving cold rain with Strong wind gusts and the rumble of All that was missing was Snow and flurries Are in the forecast we experienced All four seasons in an hour and a coach Bill Cowher Cowher no matter the because the Steeles had spent the Previ Ous two Days ducking rain storms by practising we needed to get we needed to be out in he i wanted to get out and throw the Ball in some throw the Ball in some dog Day afternoon the Steeles and san Francisco 49ers Are hoping every underdog has his for the first both Home teams in sundays nil conference games Are under Denver is a 1 favorite in despite los ing there 3524 last and Green is a 1point pick in san the Steeles have won eight in a Row and 22 of their last 24 in three Rivers i really cant dwell on what causes them to make the kind of opinions that they Steeles defensive Back Carnell Lake said of the the Only thing we can do is go out there and play Steeles and 49ers take note Only six previous times has the Home team been the underdog in an nil conference championship the Home team won All greetings and salutations the Steeles have spent the week privately ridiculing the Broncos habit of saluting following a ritual popularized by running Back Terrell the Steeles were especially Zirri toted at seeing a Denver news Pav i per photo showing super bowl t shirts that feature a Davis Fred a Reserve running Back and special teams suggested the Steeles might mock the Salute when they score with a handshake Type greeting that stops Short of a it wont be called the mile till be called the mile Mcafee passing lanes John Elways 170 passing Yards sunday against Kansas City moved him past Terry Bradshaw and Jim Kelly into 2 among nil career playoff passing yardage Elways Yards Are bettered Only by Joe who threw for Bradshaw had Yards and Kelly had a number he could improve upon should he end his oneyear Elways last stand the Steeles Are aware that sentiment wont be on their Side sunday As millions of fans will be rooting for 37yearold Denver quarterback John Elway to make it Backoo the super Elway is a very popular quarterback people have been Root ing for him for Carnell Lake its no different than some other High profile sports Fig ures who have not gone on to win a championship whether its basketball or football or you look at Patrick who was recently everybody rooting for Hymy and hopefully it up s can get a that what makes this game theres going Tobe a lot of interest in this get yer ticket the acc championship game has been a Boon to newspaper classified advertising with several papers displaying column after column of ads offering or seeking several ticket brokers said first level seats with a face value of Are commanding As much As and upper deck seats Between the Yard lines Are going for the prices Are slightly higher than those for saturdays new England patriots tellers playoff where scalpers said fans willingly paid for the Steeles have sold out every Home game in three Rivers stadium since with the exception of one replacement game during the 1987 players cashing in Neil Smith had two sacks in leading the Denver Broncos past his former the Kansas City and the Victory included a financial Smith has a incentive clause in his contract that Calls for the Bron cos to pay him if the team qualified for the acc championship Smith would be paid another if the Broncos beat Pitts Burgh on sunday and Advance to the super he also was paid a Bonus for reaching 6 which he did in one million contract that Smith signed with the Broncos in april has turned into a Mil lion contract with the Chance to grow to million on unlucky 13 asked if three lat season losses helped unify the team and get it Broncos safety Steve Atwater in not i think the biggest thing is we we rent theres something about that Denver finished with a 124 Reg ular season record and beat Kansas which had a 133 on sunday in a divisional playoff the Broncos went 133 last year and lost their first playoff at Home to before Atwater joined the they went 133 in 1984 and lost their first playoff at Home to Switzer Era ends in Dallas As a no show Texas a the Barry Switzer Era with the Dallas cowboys ended Friday with the coach absent from the announce ment of his own his final Day was marked by the same bumbling and Lack of discipline his team showed while going 610 this Switzer denied entry into the a Auer ranch i Complex until someone heard him banging on the front who resigned after the Only losing season in his 20year football did not speak to reporters but issued a statement that said he was proud of winning a super bowl and three division titles since joining the cowboys in owner Jerry Jones did All the saying Switzer was More comfortable with passing out a Woodson is draft eligible Annap he was Cool and As that was How Charles Woodson won the Heisman it is How he will face life in the Woodson announced Friday he was giving his final year of eligibility at Michigan to enter the i was of this before the Rose bowl Woodson said at a news conference on but i just wanted to stay i wanted my teammates to stay not worrying about Michigan Al America Corner Back joined More than a dozen underclassmen who already have declared themselves available for his Way to the and so did linebackers Anthony Simmons of Clemson and Takeo spikes of Auburn and North Carolina cornerback Robert Texas Ricky the 1997 Rushing surprisingly decided to stay in school for his senior underclassmen opting earlier for the draft included Leaf washing ton running backs Curtis Enis Penn Ahman Green Nebraska and Chris Fuamatu Maafala offensive linemen Eric Bateman Brigham to Collins Olin Kreutz and Benji Olson and wide receive defensive Back Mcquarters of Oklahoma we have come to the realization we must Chart a fresh new path in returning this team to the level of Success our fans demand of being a super bowl Jones former san Francisco coach George Seifert is at the top of the list to succeed according to a source in the cowboys Organiza Tion who spoke on condition of Seifert is free from his 49ers contract on other candidates include Terry former Urcla coach Jon offensive coordinator for the Philadelphia eagles Miami coach Butch Davis or perhaps even someone from Switzer own staff such As defensive coordinator Dave who has already said the cowboys Are moving to a 34 defense next took himself out of the i have an image of the new coach real Clear and said asked if he saw his image in the Jones laughed and not Switzer four years As cowboys coach is the shortest tenure of the teams three leaders Jimmy John so 131 88 56 129 95 50 128 120 40 114 123 38 112 126 111 130 76 130 35 26 projected As a top three draft along with quarterbacks Pey ton Manning and Ryan Woodson intercepted eight including one in the wolverines Rose bowl and scored four on Marshall wide receiver Randy Moss said Hes on big mokh12aimok Sixes son lasted a season longer while Tom Landry was in charge for 29 who will not work for Jones any got a buyout Esti mated at million for the two years he had left on his Johnson received a similar Check when he and Jones parted ways four years Barry will not have a capacity within the Jones we settled on his Ive known him for 37 we will still have a his Ledger is Square with the 61yearold Switzer angered Jones in August by being arrested for trying to carry a pistol in his Luggage through the Dallas fort Worth International who was trying to rebuild the cow boys tarnished almost fired Switzer on the but eventually fined him the team then began the season with a promising 377 Victory Over Only to fall into a scor ing the cowboys lost their last five games to miss the playoffs for the first time in seven they also failed to win the pfc East for the first time in five sea wild cards 27 Minnesota new York 22 Dan Var Jacksonville 17 28 new England Miami 3 Tampa Bay Detroit 10 divisional 3 Pittsburgh new England 6 san Francisco Minnesota 22 4 Green Bay Tampa Bay 7 Denver Kansas City 10 Eastern conference Atlantic division w l t Pat of a new Jersey 28 13 2 Philadelphia 24 11 8 Washington 21 16 8 rangers 14 19 12 Florida 15 21 8 islanders 15 24 5 Tampa Bay 9 26 8 Northeast division w l t Pat Montreal 24 16 6 Pittsburgh 22 14 8 Boston 20 16 8 Ottawa 19 20 5 Carolina 16 23 6 Buffalo 15 19 8 Western conference Central division w l t of a Dallas 28 10 7 Detroit 26 11 8 Louis 25 15 6 Phoenix 19 18 7 Chicago 15 18 9 Toronto 14 21 7 Pacific division w l t 22 9 14 17 18 8 14 22 8 15 22 5 12 22 9 12 24 9 of a 54 136109 52 121 103 48 111 106 43 104 104 38 114 128 38 99 109 63 140 92 60 148 107 56 136 114 45 120 117 39 96 95 35 100 125 Colorado los Angeles Anaheim san Joae Edmonton Calgary Vancouver 12 t of a 58 136 110 42 119 121 36 104 132 35 99 117 33 100 129 33 113 134 31 120 154 conference Cha Pic 11 Denver it Abc Green Bay at san 4 Fox super bowl 25 at san Diego acc Champion pfc 6 Abc pro bowl 1 Ai Honolulu acc Abc new York Wash Langton Orlando boat on Eastern conference Atlantic div Laion w l pet go 21 11 19 15 3 18 15 19 18 18 17 16 17 9 23 12 Central div Leion Chicago 24 11 Indiana 22 11 Atlanta 21 Cleveland Charlotte Detroit Milwaukee Toronto 4 30 Western conference Midwest division thursdays games Boston 2 Philadelphia Carolina tie Montreal 2 Wash Langton 3 Vancouver Colorado tie Buffalo los tie fridays Washington Philadelphia 1 new Jersey Tampa Bay 1 Phoenix at n Detroit at n Florida at n Edmonton at n saturdays Carolina at 1 new Jersey at 7 rangers at Chicago at Ottawa at 9 St Louie at 9 Florida at Buffalo at san Edmonton at los sundays Wash Langton at 3 Philadelphia at Tampa 8 Dallas at 8 Ottawa at 9 1 12 2 20 12 20 13 3 16 18 15 19 the Chestnut Ridge Ball leagues reorganization meeting for the nomination of officers and coaches will be held at with election to follow on 19 at in the East Glair township everybody is Welcome to san Antonio Utah Houston Minnesota Vancouver Denver w go 4 5 13 l pet 22 11 22 11 17 14 17 16 10 25 6 28 2 30 Pacific division 29 6 26 8 21 10 6 19 14 9 15 20 14 9 25 Seattle lakers Phoenix Portland Sacramento clippers Golden state 7 24 20 thursdays games new Jersey Orlando 87 Seattle Cleveland 64 Sacramento Dallas 92 Indiana Houston 80 Utah Milwaukee 109 fridays games Seattle boat on 92 Atlanta Washington 77 Chicago new York 89 Detroit Golden state 72 Man Leeota Portland 91 Miami at n Charlotte at n san Antonio at n lakers at n games Minnesota at new Boston at Toronto at Golden state at Indiana at Utah at Sacramento at san Portland at 9 sundays games Atlanta at 1 at 7 Seattle at new Miami at 9 Charlotte at Everett wrestling boosters will meet at 7 in room 01 at Everett High the boosters Are preparing for the Everett business tournament for elementary through Junior High youngsters and volunteers to help with the tourney Are the tournament will be held the Chestnut Ridge touchdown club will meet on at 7 at the Chestnut Ridge High registration for the 1998 also in Bedford will be held at the bus cafeteria on 10 and 17 from 9 to 12 and on 13 from 68 registrations will not be accepted after the sixth annual Dubois wrestling boosters Junior wrestling tournament will be held on Jan there will be four divisions 8 and and for More Call Randy Schmidt at the Shawnee Archery Winter Dart league will begin All teams must Register by for More Call Randy or Alan at think Spring windows Ders Ial is ordered elation hot a dealer manufactured 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