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MAD ABOUT FOOTBALL
Houston and Denver are two of the hottest football towns in the country. Take Houston and its TV shows. Besides the live NCAA and NFL games and the NCAA highlights, the football entertainment each week has ranged from hour-long programs featuring coaches Lou Holtz of Arkansas, Dan Devine of Notre Dame and Barry Switzer of Oklahoma to half-hour shows presenting coaches Grant Teaff of Baylor, Bill Yeoman of Houston, Homer Rice of Rice, Ron Meyer of SMU, Fred Akers of Texas, Emory Bellard of Texas A&M, F. A. Dry of TCU, Steve Sloan of Texas Tech and Tom Landry of the Dallas Cowboys. The hometown Oilers don't have a show, presumably because the market is already oversaturated.
Take Denver, where Judge John Sanchez last week ordered the Regional Transportation District to pay Mrs. Helen Harris $44.70, the cost of two tickets to the Bronco opener and two season passes on RTT buses, after a bus failed to pick her up for the game. "There is a great deal of difference in seeing the game on television and seeing it in person," Judge Sanchez said.
How right he is. With full-house crowds of 75,000 at Mile High Stadium, a lot of fans have taken to following the game on the tube in local bars. At the Arabian bar, those watching the Broncos play the Colts became irked by a blaring jukebox. They turned it off. Words followed. Finally, six people went outside, and when the shooting stopped one was dead and two wounded. The bartender told police all those involved were regular customers.