ABC Evening News for Sunday, Dec 30, 1984
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(NYC) Report given on NFL (National Football League) playoffs. CBS sports tape shown. National Conf. game between Chicago Bears and Washington Redskins described; next game in San Francisco, California, mentioned. Players mentioned include Walter Payton, Pat Dunsmore, Steve Fuller, Willie Gault John Riggins, Joe Theismann, and Richard Dent. American Conf. game between Miami Dolphins and winner of Denver Broncos-Pittsburgh Steelers game mentioned. Sports reports of 1984 recalled; films shown. Bill ("Butch") Van Breda Kolff's coaching of Picayune, Mississippi, high school basketball team after coaching Princeton Univ. and Los Angeles Lakers recalled. [Athletic Director Calvin TRIPLETT - comments.] [VAN BREDA KOLFF - comments.] Coach's move to Lafayette College mentioned. Among players he's coached noted to be Bill Bradley, Wilt Chamberlain and Stonehead Collins. Report with regard to Lawrence Peter (Yogi) Berra as manager of George Steinbrenner's New York Yankees baseball team recalled. [Player Rusty STAUB - comments.] [Player Graig NETTLES - comments.] Yankee's trade for Berra's son, Dale, noted. Items re: Olympians Mark Breland and Carl Lewis recalled. Breland's appearance in film, "Lords of Discipline", mentioned; scene shown. ABC Sports film shown. Stories with regard to Boston College quarterback Doug Flutie and Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino recalled. [FLUTIE - comments.] Flutie's win of Heisman Trophy noted; Cappy Productions film shown. Super Bowl and Cotton Bowl mentioned. ABC Sports film shown. Stories with regard to Hank Greenberg, former Detroit Tigers baseball player and Hall of Famer and horse, John Henry, recalled. [GREENBERG - mentions conversation with son Steven.] His involvement with American League all-star team mentioned. Facts about John Henry given: owner Sam Rubin's purchase of horse and horse's history outlined. [RUBIN - comments.] NBC Sports and Meadowlands films shown. Valentine Classic in New Jersey and James Monroe high school in Bronx mentioned. Films shown of other events.
REPORTER: Dick Schaap (WABC tape)