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Pro Football / Playoff Controversy / Miami Dolphins #249970

CBS Evening News for Monday, Dec 19, 1977
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(Studio) Report on uproar of Miami Dolphins pro football team with regard to referee's decision in game that ended Miami's season, though they didn't participate. Decision sent Baltimore Colts into playoffs.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) Film of game between Colts and New England Patriots, courtesy NBC Sports, shown. Details of race for playoff spot between Miami and Baltimore given, as well as those with regard to call by referee Fred Silva on what Patriots and Dolphins say was fumbled ball by Colts' Bert Jones. Resulting touchdown and win for Colts, sending them instead of Miami to playoffs, reported Interview of Dolphins coach Don Shula, by Miami station WTVJ reporter shown. [SHULA - says any who saw it have to say official made mistake, and that it's unfortunate for Dolphins to see season end this way.]
REPORTER: Jim Kilpatrick

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Kilpatrick, Jim
Duration:
00:01:50

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