Asked if it hurt that his dream of playing in the Super Bowl would apparently be deferred at least one more year, Rison shouted back, "I'm still dreaming! I'm going to get to the Super Bowl!" Finally, he bade reporters to "get the——away from me."
They were pleased to oblige. Outside Brown fans filed out of their beloved scrap heap of a stadium for perhaps the second-to-last time. Most had orange ribbons tied around their sleeves; many carried signs. John D'Amico, a 40-year-old senior draftsman for the city's water department, carried a Styrofoam headstone he had painted gray and on which he had printed CLEVELAND VS. PITTSBURGH, FOOTBALL'S GREATEST RIVALRY, OCTOBER 7, 1950 TO NOVEMBER 26, 1995.