Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on January 30, 2000 · Page 11
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THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL orts SUNDAY, JAN. 30, 2000 — Montana, Lott elected to Hall of Fame Associated Press ATLANTA — Joe Montana and Ronnie Lott, architects of San Francisco's Super Bowl dynasty, were elected to the Pro Football Mall of Fame today in their first year of eligibility. Joining them were defensive end Howie Long, Pittsburgh Steelers owner Dan Rooney, and Dave Wilcox, who made it as an old-timer nominee. Montana and Lott were the offensive and defensive cornerstones of the 49ers NFL championship teams in the 1982, 1985, 1989 and 1990 Super Bowls. Both finished their careers with other teams, Montana in Kansas City and Lott with the Los Angeles Raisers and New York Jets. Montana was a three-time Super Bowl MVP and never threw an interception in 122 attempts. He holds six Super Bowl passing records, including 11 career touchdown passes, 357 yards passing against Cincinnati in 1989 and 1,142 career yards passing. He was the master of the fourth-quarter comeback, directing 31 in 15 seasons. Per- haps the most memorable was a 92-yard march in the closing minutes to beat Cincinnati in the 1989 Super Bowl. Montana finished his career with 3,409 completions, third best in NFL history, and 273 touchdowns. Lott was an eight-time All- Pro at cornerback, strong safety and free safety and holds the NFL postseason record with nine interceptions. He recorded 100-plus tackles five times in a 14-year career. He twice led the NFL in interceptions and was as vital to San Francisco's success on defense as Montana was on offense. The two old 49ers were the top candidates being considered by the selection committee of 38 writers and broadcasters who also chose the three others for the football shrine in Canton, Ohio, shrine. Election required support from 80 percent of the voters. Indications are July 29. Long and wide receiver Lynn Swann both were among the top six in last year's, balloting and automatically returned for consideration. Swann did not get in. Long had 84 career sacks in 13 seasons with the Raiders in Oakland and Los Angeles. Rooney's family has owned the Steelers since the team was founded and his father, An, already is in the Hall of Fame. Dan Rooney was a key administrator of the team for most of its glory years in the 1970s and has been an influential figure in the league. Wilcox, a linebacker with the 49ers from 1964-74, was selected for seven Pro Bowls. Also among the nominees this year were linebacker Harry Carson, tight end Dave Casper, defensive end Carl Eller, wide receiver James Lofton, guard Mike Munchak, wide receiver John Stallworth, offensive tackle Ron Vary and defensive end Jack Youngblood among modern players: Marv Levy, who coached the Buffalo Bills to four consecutive Super Bowls in the early 1990s, also was nominated, but did not get in. Sidelines THE DAY IN SPORTS Continued from Page A-9 live, hard-nosed, and exciting football, becoming just the sixth wild card team to ever reach the ' Super Bowl. -'- Last weekend's resounding win at Jacksonville, their third win over their divisional rivals this season, left no doubt they , Belong in the championship Igame. - Now the question is can they 'beat the Rams? The oddsmakers jdon't seem to think so. ; v If the Rams play like they did /last week, or to put that another -way, if the Titans make them 'play like they did last week, Ten- 'nessee will win. They'll win ^because unlike the Bucs, the 'Titans have an offense that can . ~ y " If,'"on" the other hand,""tfre" , Rams rediscover their explosive •! ways on offense, this year's ; Super Hype might once again be just that, although with the way the Tennessee defense is playing right now, that's unlikely. The Titans play a different style of defense to the Bucs, but have been just as effective nonetheless. Remember this is the same team that not only beat the Jags on their home turf, but also the explosive Indianapolis Colts in their dome, holding both highly- acclaimed offenses in check when doing so. The key to today's game will hinge on how much pressure the Titans' front four can get on Rams QB Kurt Warner. If Warner gets better protection than he did last week, he'll exploit the Tennessee man coverage. . The Rams defense on the other hind must figure put a way ~co1ntatn ~Tilaffs* QB *Steve McNair,- who .has come into his • own this year. McNair is by far the most elu- sive QB the Rams have faced all year and he can make things happen. He is not so much a scrambling QB as a running QB. Allow him to get the ball in the open field and he becomes a running back, and he doesn't slide at the end of a run, he punishes you when you tackle him. McNair, the man who made a name for himself with all those passing yards in college, is now making his living in the NFL as more of a threat on the ground. And if Eddie George is the catalyst for the Titans' success this season, McNair is the man making the plays when they matter most. Will that, and this so-called destiny, be enough to give Tennessee me Vince Lombard! Trophy ? I think so. '"'"" Prediction: Tennessee 27, St. Louis 24 i Eagles ' Continued from Page A-9 • while Rodney Harvey, who had a • solid all-around game, added 10. ! Mendo's leading scorer Kyle ; Heath was held to just three points in the win, but added a team-high seven assists. The Eagles, who improved to 13-10 on the season with the win and are still alive in the hunt for the playoffs, have two tough matchups this week. Tuesday, Mendo travels to high-flying Diablo Valley College, and then returns home to host Santa Rosa Friday. Both games are scheduled for 7 p.m. Wildcats * Continued from Page A-9 Justin Butler added six points in the loss, while Brian Chan finished with three assists and Derek Heath with two steals. Ukiah hosts Elsie Allen Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. Ukiah freshmen boys 29, Montgomery 33 The Ukiah freshmen lost for just the second time in league play Friday night, falling to the Vikings at Montgomery High School. " Tate Soinila finished with a team-high 11 points for Ukiah, while Carey Franklin, Keeiah Lincoln and Scott Welch each added four. "We were missing our leading scorer, Steven Espinoza, .the last two games," Ukiah coach Steve Christenson said. "We scored 37 and 29, so we're really missing him." The Wildcats dropped to 6-2 in league play with the loss. Ukiah freshmen girls win two more The Lady Wildcat freshmen broke open a tight game by putscoring Maria Carrillo, 11-0, in the second quarter on the way to 42-16 win at UHS Thursday night. Melissa Heller netted 11 points and pulled down six rebounds in the win, which improved Ukiah to 14-1 on the season and 8-0 in North Bay League play. Jody Steliga added seven points and Libby Steliga five steals. In earlier action, the Wildcats scored 33 points in the first quarter on the way to a 75-18 win at Rancho Cotate Tuesday. Jessica Fetzer netted a team- high 17 points in the win, while Josanna Kiggins added 10 and Jamie Corns eight. Kyra Kenney finished with seven rebounds and Jody Steliga with five steals. nvfwii WMIIM ByTMAMOdlMPMM National Football League PlwoflOtwe* •fTMAMoeit ItMtMPST Corrfaranea ChafnpKmahlpa «oiway,Jan.M TmnMwt 33, JacklonvWa 14 81 Loulan. Tampa Bay 6 SuptrBowl Sunday, Jin. 10 At Atlanta St LouU vi. 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