Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona on January 27, 1996 · Page 116
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Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona · Page 116

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-theSidelines WxFm uMwb ) () ( Steelers linebacker Chad Brown on what the Cowboys will do if they ,' lose: 1 "The Cowboys definitely don't respect us. If we do beat them and please, say if they will be the kind of team that will make up all sorts of excuses. A bad . call. Something went wrong. That'sjtheir kind of team. Excuses." , January 27, 1996 n Vmm Sec,SB9 LJUJJUl : " ' o) of toe ru coaenes Cowboys offensive guard Nate Newton, 6 feet 3, 320 pounds, on " what he likes to eat: iurt "Anything that's edible, period. When you're my size, there's not too many things that you dislike." 4 & Wit i, " -tr 1 "iff r iujj Barry Switzer Dallas Cowboys head coach, Age: 58. Most experts think this is the former Oklahoma coach's game to lose. Highly charged Bill Cowher Bill Cowher Pittsburgh Steelers head coach, Age: 38. It's up to "Face" to convince the Steelers that they can win this one. By Steve Schoenfeld 2 HATCH By Bob McManaman Staff writer Barry Switzer pulled into the vs. Staff writer Pittsburgh Steelers Coach Bill Cowher once hit such a bad golf i v j oi :';G '' lifM .Hill parking lot and eased his big, silver sedan into its customary space atjhe Dallas Cowboys' training complex in shot, it landed on the roof of a one-story shack. thick-skinned Barry Switzer Irving, Texas. He stepped out, and the cold from a recent snow flurry smacked him hard in the face. The bitter wind didn't seem He didn't take a penalty stroke or a mulligan. It was on the 18th hole, and the match was riding on it. So, he climbed up on the roof and played the to faze him. He wasn't wearing a coat, just a golf shirt and a blue pair of slacks, and he didn't bother wearing socks with his tan loafers. "Barry, aren't you freezing?" a team secretary, bundled up in a parka, scarf and mittens, asked as she walked by the Cowboys head coach. . . - See SWITZER, page SB17 ball. "I said, 'Ball's not out of bounds, right?'" Cowher said. Cowher, who was a Cleveland Browns linebacker at the time, had his partner help him climb. "I can't believe he made me take my spikes off coming back down," Cowher said. "I fell coming back down and finished out the - See COWHER, page SB18 iiui;' 1(1 i.t 8.1 i h j n M f 1 fff ml fTO f7 'driJ 3(5 I'M;;. V "" The NFL is out to get Deion Sanders, he says. For starters, they ''lined him $20,000, he said, for wear-Jrjg a rubber band on his left wrist in honor of his late father. ( "Theymade me put it up under my Tong shirfso it wouldn't show, that's 1fllhpw crazy the NFL is," he said. "I didn't get a warning or nothing, but I get stupid fines like that all the time. "An official even told me during a timeout this year that I couldn't take off ... my helmet because I had a scarf on my head. I said, 'You're out of your mind.' I never heard of that rule. They even tell me I can't wear my wristbands around my elbow because they were cwrist bands. It's crazy. They're out to get me." mm,: M t v DAVID CASSTEVENS 0:,0-' Republic Executive Sports Editor Wi . 1 Sporting chance: .i) The hair, the clothes, the pose. Michael Cramer drips of the 70s in a baseball card, with photo by The Arizona Republic, io accompany a set he produced of the www ini nmniiii nnnwwiiiMwn- Radio puts ; Navajos in li the game I In the Navajo language, it is . known as the Wind That Speaks. On the vast and desolate Navajo: Reservation in northern Arizona, many families live without the con- ,j veniences we think of as necessi-ties, and take for granted. 1 , No telephone. No TV. No elec- . j1 ' tricity. V, The radio is the primary source .",y of information and link to the out- , side world. ' Elderly Navajos who understand', -no English listen to Navajo broadcasts on KTNN (660 AM), a 50,000-watt station in Window r.,,4. Rock. W The station provides entertain- -ment and news. KTNN kepi listen-.. . ers informed about the killer han- tavirus outbreak in 1993. During the Gulf War, a medicine man who. t lives on the reservation traveled 35. miles to the station to record a chant of love and protection for his Phoenix Giants in 1975. Even then, Cramer had a collection of a half-million cards and more than 10,000 programs. Now, he has a collectibles empire . as founderCEO of Seattle-based Pacific Trading Cards Inc., one v. l.i..nr n 1 1 iliLX .m , r- , r -it""', f1" 1 HA Mi ) MICHAEL J, CRAMER SpomCollMM mm Illustration by Mike NovackStaff artist The San Antonio Cardinals are in the playoffs! Welcome to ... 2uOO -4 daughter, who was on duty in the Persian Gulf. On Sunday afternoon, a familiar voice, borne on the wind, will be of the eight NFL trading-card licensees. He and Bob Wilke, Pacific vice president of sales, are in their hometown for the Super Bowl Card Show at the NFL Experience. Cramer is a graduate of Maryvale High School. When he was a freshman at yjaryvale, in 1968, Cramer started Pacific as a,jnail-order business. The hobby grew into a full-time business during the 10 years he spent in Alaska working as a deep-sea crab fisherman. "I would have never guessed that I would end up where I am today," Cramer says. "I have just always tried to have fun iwith work." Wilke went to Westwood High and Mesa Community College, then in 1,97 founded the Shoe Box, Arizona's first Sports collectible store. "' J Like the other card companies, Pacific has a Super Bowl wrapper-redemption spe-'il. Each card in its six-card set is available at the NFL Experience for five Pacific wrap-. pers or the entire set for 25 wrappers. Jeff Metcalfe, Staff writer By Steve Schoenfeld Staff writer I he Cardinals are in, the playoffs'. Yes, the Cardinals are m ' in the playoffs. The RacincChicagoSt. LouisPhoenixArizonaSan Antonio Cardinals ended a 25-year, non-strike playoff drought by clinching an NFC wild-card berth by beating the Connecticut Buccaneers, 28-27, Sunday at the carried to the remotest corners of the 25,000-square-mile reservation,!";c;, and beyond. '"'-I "Yatahey," Ernie Manuelito will y-: say, excitedly, in the guttural " chopped cadences of his ancestral '"'i: tongue. '. "Hello. Welcome to the Super Bowl! The biggest game of them Jh all! We are live and direct from Sun ,, Devil football stadium in Tempe ':'rf- Manuelito, a 43-year-old Navajo, is" chief engineer at KTNN, which is -J owned by the tribal government. 1 The station broadcasts in English and Dineh bizaad, the Navajo, - See CASSTEVENS, page SBf; m i): line this year for the first time in 35 years. "I deserved to win," Jones added. "Five hundred coaches could have taken the Raiders to the playoffs." Jones lost his bid to move the playoff game to the 200,000-seat Pepsi-Cola Palace in Mexico City, site of the Cowboys' preseason game against the San Fernando Valley Scahawks. "We're not just America's Team," Jones said. "We are the world." Announcers Downtown Julie Brown and Pauly Shore will broadcast the game on the MTV network, which will be the first playoff game to use the Sega Genesis Sclect-A-Play system. Select-A-Play users will send in plays at halflimc for Jones and Cardinals Coach Jackie Shcrrill to use. The Select-A-Play system has been extremely popular since instituted last season. - See MILLENNIAL, page SB19 Alamodome. In the first-round of the 2000 playoffs, the Cardinals will meet the Dallas Cowboys, coached by Jerry Jones, at 1 10,000-seat Six Flags Over Texas Stadium, the world's biggest domed amusement park. " 1 "There will be swoosh in every pot," said Jones, winner of the Red Roof Inn Coach of the Year award in a close vote over the Oakland Raiders' Al Davis, who called plajjs from the side- To receive a fax of the Cowboys and Steelers rosters, call PressLine at 271-5656 and press 1147. Ttftf! 1

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