ABC Evening News for Sunday, Dec 18, 1983
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(Studio) Many of NFL (National Football League) football teams to go into playoffs noted to have won Super Bowl previously; others said to be Cleveland Browns, Seattle Seahawks, Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions and Los Angeles Rams. Details of game between New Orleans Saints and Rams given; players mentioned. Scores of other games listed, as well as situation in AFC and NFC play-offs. Report concerns Miami Dolphins and Coach Don Shula. Film shown. [SHULA - discusses his coaching.] Background of Shula's career given, incl. Super Bowl wins and losses. Losses to Joe Namath and New York Jets when coach of Baltimore Colts and to Washington Redskins recalled. Films shown. [SHULA - comments on plans to get Super Bowl berth again.] Shula's interaction with player Bob Kuchenberg recalled; films shown. [KUCHENBERG - comments on Shula.] [Miami assistant coach and Shula's son, David SHULA - comment about father.] Shula's playing career with Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Colts and John Carroll Univ. recalled. [Assistant coach Carl TASEFF - comment.] [SHULA - comments on credibility.] [KUCHENBERG - recalls prank played on Shula.] Shula's negotiations with Donald Trump's New Jersey Generals of USFL mentioned and said to include request for apt. in Trump Tower. Decision to stay in Miami noted. [Dolphins owner Joe ROBBIE - comments.] [SHULA - comments.] [KUCHENBERG - comments.] Mt. Rushmore and the Don Shula Expressway in Miami mentioned.
REPORTER: Dick Schaap