SUPER BOWL XXXIII NOTEBOOK : HE SAID THIS, BUT SHE SAID WHAT?Forget Dan Reeves
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The war of words worthy of pro wrasslin' was waged by two players separated by 20 miles but linked by a media throng eager to fuel the feud.
``Shannon can always win, because he can talk,'' said Buchanan, the Atlanta Falcons' Pro Bowl cornerback. ``But Shannon looks like a horse. I'll tell you, that's an ugly dude. You can't tell me he doesn't look like Mr. Ed.''
Buchanan's comments were quickly relayed by reporters to Sharpe, the Denver Broncos' Pro Bowl tight end.
``Ray said that?'' Sharpe responded. ``Well, I think he's ugly, but did I ever call him that? No.
``Tell Ray to put the eyeliner, the lipstick and the high heels away. I'm not saying he's a cross-dresser; that's just what I heard.''
Kickin' up the heels
If shoes make the man, Atlanta kicker Morten Andersen should have it all over Denver counterpart Jason Elam.
Andersen's left kicking shoe cost $5,000 to manufacture; Elam's right one cost, well, $8.99.
``The shoe that I use is actually a 1988 Nike model,'' said Elam. ``They don't make it anymore. I have been trying to talk them into making it again. I picked it up at a department store in Denver for $8.99. I couldn't believe it. But I cannot talk Nike into remaking me the shoe.''
Andersen's specially made model helped him boot a 60-yard field goal against the Bears in 1991 when he was with the New Orleans Saints
``It's a custom-made shoe,'' said Andersen. ``What we did was take all of the soccer shoes I had used over the years. We took the cleats from one shoe, the mold, the tongue and eyelet . . . all the things were designed from different shoes I had and sort of put it together in one super shoe. It was fitted for my foot and it only comes in a left shoe.''
Isn't wagering illegal?
Pro football supremacy is not the only thing up for grabs in the Super Bowl. Georgia peanuts and Colorado buffalo steaks will also be on the line, thanks to a bet between the mayors of Atlanta This is a list of mayors of Atlanta in the state of Georgia in the United States. The term of office was one year until Hammock's second term when a new city charter changed it to two years. The term was changed to four years in 1929, giving Ragsdale the modern stay in office. and Denver.
Confident that the Falcons will upset the Broncos on Sunday, Atlanta Mayor Bill Campbell is betting some of his city's treasures such as peanuts, spare ribs and a case of Coca-Cola.
Denver Mayor Wellington Webb said he was so sure the favored Broncos will win, he was willing to put up Colorado buffalo steaks and a football autographed by Broncos players after they beat the Green Bay Packers in last year's Super Bowl.
``This is a championship football and this is as close as you are ever going to get to it,'' Webb joked.
Super Bowl tickets are so difficult to get that even Panamanian President Ernesto Perez Balladares gave up.
``He's not coming,'' said Raquel Alfaro, spokeswoman at the Panamanian Embassy in Washington. ``The consul was trying to get tickets - and I'm sure they didn't want just any seats. They wanted good ones. And they weren't available.''
Other politicians did find tickets. Former President Jimmy Carter will attend, said Carrie Harmon, spokeswoman for the Atlanta-based Carter Center. Carter will have a good seat in Pro Player Stadium on Sunday as guest of commissioner Paul Tagliabue.
Nicaraguan President Arnoldo Aleman planned to attend the game at the invitation of personal friends. He has a layover lay·o·ver
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Noun 1. layover - a brief stay in the course of a journey; "they made a stopover to visit their friends"
stopover, stop in Miami en route to the inauguration of Venezuelan President-elect Hugo Chavez on Tuesday.
Colorado Gov. Bill Owens and Georgia Gov. Roy Barnes also were scheduled to be there.
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The NFL NFL
National Football League
NFL (US) n abbr (= National Football League) → Fußball-Nationalliga on Thursday announced the game officials for Super Bowl XXXIII Super Bowl XXXIII was the 33rd championship game of the modern National Football League (NFL). The game was played on January 31, 1999 at Pro Player Stadium in Miami, Florida following the 1998 regular season. . But according to a poll of the learned group of scribes in the media center, it's believed that none of the zebras were involved in any of the horrid calls that marked NFL games in 1998. The crew: Bernie Kukar (referee), Jim Daopoulos (umpire), Sanford Rivers (head linesman), Ron Baynes (line judge), Tim Millis (field judge), Gary Lane (side judge), Don Hakes (back judge).
PHOTO Denver Broncos tight end Shannon Sharpe (84) heads for drills at the team's practice facility.
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