On a second series of penalty kicks there were 22 more misses. Still tied.
On a third series of penalty kicks, the first player on each team scored. The deadlock continued.
The remaining 10 players on each team failed to score. Won't somebody ever win this thing?
Another series of penalty kicks was ordered. There were 22 more misses. Still all even.
The coaches wearily agreed to decide the outcome with a coin toss. The Eagles captain called tails and the referee flipped the coin. The coin landed on its edge in the soft ground.
Although a "winner" finally was determined—CB&O won the second coin toss—the league's higher-ups had the good sense to realize that the two sides were about as evenly matched as they could be. They decided to award third-place trophies to both teams.
University of Minnesota football Coach Joe Salem, who recently announced his resignation, effective at the end of this season, says he has received a phone call from Lee Corso, who was tired last year as coach at Indiana. Corso wanted to offer some advice on how to survive after football. "Lee said it's important that you find something to do each day, like go to breakfast with Sam or out lo lunch with Dick." Salem related. "But just make sure you don't go to lunch and breakfast the same day. Otherwise you won't have anything to do the next day."
When President Reagan signed a bill last week to establish a federal holiday in honor of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., he may have been subtly altering the way millions of Americans will watch at least some future Super Bowls. The new holiday, which begins in 1986, will be celebrated on the third Monday in January, and assuming that the NFL follows its traditional scheduling patterns, it appears likely that at least some of the resulting three-day weekends will include Super Sunday. Of the 17 Super Bowls so far, eight were played on the day before the third Monday.
How will American life be affected by Super Sunday and Martin Luther King Day falling on successive days? Well, if state governments and private industry follow Washington's lead in observing the new holiday, Super Bowl-goers presumably will be able to linger a day longer in the host city without having to rush home right after the game to get to work the next morning. The TV audience figures to feel the effect, too. Instead of tuning in at home, many Americans may catch the Super Bowl telecast at Grandmothers house, ski resorts or other holiday destinations. None of this concerns NFL or television executives because of their conviction, as NBC-TV Manager of Sports Information Kevin Monaghan puts it, that "people might go to the mountains or to the shore, but they'll still watch the game." Monaghan notes one other likely change. Because TV viewers won't be facing the prospect of having to go to work the next day, he says, many of them may have one or two more beers than usual while watching the game.