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An odd ball for this bunch
Robert H. Boyle
March 06, 1972
It's no oblate spheroid, but it takes some funny bounces when tackles try to dribble it, as Dave Costa of the Denver Broncos will testify
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March 06, 1972

An Odd Ball For This Bunch

It's no oblate spheroid, but it takes some funny bounces when tackles try to dribble it, as Dave Costa of the Denver Broncos will testify

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Toward the end, Costa added another distinctive touch, a foul against McVea in which Costa spun around like a man awakening from a dream, his whirling belly dealing McVea a stunning blow.

The pro football version of basketball has proved so fascinating to those who have seen it that last year there was a report a national TV network was planning to fly 20 teams to Hawaii for a tournament. True or false, Dave Costa is not keen on the idea. "If we let the game out of our hands," he says, "people will think we were trying to take advantage of them. We want it done right. Playing for people gives you a great feeling. I remember once after I finished signing autographs at Laramie, I stopped by the scorer's table and asked how the gate had been. They said they had raised enough money to buy 37 baseball helmets. That's the reason why we play this game."

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