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GRIDIRON 2000
Frank Deford
September 03, 1979
Don't be shocked when the 21st century arrives and the NFL teams in Super Bowl XXXIV have women quarterbacks launching 135-yard touchdown passes with their power-assisted arms
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September 03, 1979

Gridiron 2000

Don't be shocked when the 21st century arrives and the NFL teams in Super Bowl XXXIV have women quarterbacks launching 135-yard touchdown passes with their power-assisted arms

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"In the year 2000, there won't be any contact below the waist." —Bum Phillips, Head Coach, Houston Oilers

Yeah, O.K.

"The 25-yard end zone is the single greatest thing that could change the game. The whole concept of goal-line defenses would change with that." —Marv Levy, Head Coach, Kansas City Chiefs

Sure, open it up.

"Players will look a lot different: lighter equipment, more formfitting shoulder pads, a different type of helmet, soft rib pads." —Dan Rooney, President, Pittsburgh Steelers

Of course.

"By 2000 there'll be pari-mutuel betting on every play in every game in the NFL." —Byron Donzis

Say what?

"There'll be a little metal fleck in the football, so you can tell for sure whether the guy with the ball got over the goal line or was pushed back." —Tex Schramm, General Manager, Dallas Cowboys

You bet, that's a can-do.

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