1. Gene Upshaw, Oakland
2. Conrad Dobler, St. Louis
3. Gene Upshaw, Oakland
4. Ralph Neely, Dallas
5. Gene Upshaw, Oakland
Upshaw voted for himself. Although Upshaw thought Dobler was overrated as a holder, a number of Cardinals voted for him. And a member of another team said, "Conrad is the only guy in the league who can bite, hold and leg whip at the same time, proving how agile he really is." One other was prominently mentioned—Art Shell of the Raiders.
YEAR IN AND YEAR OUT, THE MOST OVERALL HATED TEAM BY ANY SPORTSMANLIKE AND FAIR-MINDED COMPETITOR
5. Detroit, Houston (tie)
Nothing surprising about the winners being on top, but what did the Lions and Oilers ever do to offend anybody?
THE WORST CITIES TO SPEND THE NIGHT BEFORE A GAME IN, OR EVEN TO FLY A HOLDING PATTERN OVER AND THINK ABOUT
1. Green Bay
An inspired list that hardly any discerning individual could quarrel with.
BEST STADIUM TO PLAY IN, REGARDLESS OF WHAT MIGHT HAPPEN
1. Arrowhead ( Chiefs)
2. Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum ( Rams)
3. Texas ( Cowboys)
4. Louisiana Superdome ( Saints)
5. San Diego ( Chargers)