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Title town name up for grabs

Green Bay claimed the nickname years ago. Pittsburgh, which already has a renowned nickname, Steel City, thinks Titletown is more appropriate for the Pennsylvania burg with three rivers.
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Guy semifinalist for Hall induction

...running back of the late 1990s, rushed for 2,008 yards and was the league MVP in 1998. He was also the MVP of the 1997 Super Bowl. He holds the Broncos' franchise record with 7,607 yards rushing. McDaniel played 14 years for the Minnesota...
Favre hints he'd like to play in '04

...speculation about the end of his career has dominated recent Packers offseasons. The three-time NFL MVP led Green Bay to the 1997 Super Bowl title and an appearance in the next year's championship game. He figures the final decision on when to quit will...
Belichick relaxed as gametime approaches

...put a little extra emphasis on," Belichick said. He also had another loss on his mind - 35-21 to Green Bay in the 1997 Super Bowl when he was the Patriots assistant head coach. The Packers led 27-14 at halftime with touchdown passes of 81 and...
Austin heads Super Bowl officiating crew

...referee on a crew that has only one other official with championship game experience. Austin was also the referee in the 1997 Super Bowl and the side judge in the 1990 Super Bowl. The other official with Super Bowl experience is side judge Doug Toole...
Cowboys' Smith ready to run

Charlie Williams, who started eight games at cornerback for the Dallas Cowboys last season, re-signed with the team Monday. Williams, who signed a one-year contract, will compete for a starting job and also plays special teams. Also Monday, running back Emmitt Smith returned from his honeymoon in time for the start of a four-day quarterback school, which includes most of the offense. Smith had an excused absence from the weekend's full-squad, three-day minicamp.
Holmgren wins in return to Green Bay

...prospect with a strong arm into the quarterback who became a three-time league MVP and led the Packers to a victory in the 1997 Super Bowl. That translated into the fewest points the Packers (4-3) have scored in a game since a 21-6 loss in Dallas...
Hype high for Parcells' return

...deficit and won 24-19 in the Meadowlands. Then last March, Parcells, who left the Patriots after taking them to the 1997 Super Bowl, took away one of their most dangerous weapons by signing Martin, a restricted free agent. He is expected to play...
State audit questions school official's billing

...Miller on Sunday, found that Mr. Johnson: -- Billed the Georgia Tech Foundation $1,289.94 for a trip to the 1997 Super Bowl in New Orleans, while charging the Atlanta schools $586.68 for attending a conference in Washington on the same...
Packers raise $24 million with stock sale

...said. The stock sale, the fourth in the team's 79-year history, was launched months after the Packers won the 1997 Super Bowl, the team's first NFL championship in 30 years, and just weeks before the team qualified for the 1998 Super Bowl...
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