This Is How Tom Landry Won Super Bowl VI

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Heritage Auction Galleries
In between phone calls and Unfair Park posts today I was goofing around on Heritage Auction Galleries' website, where I espied this item set to go up for bids on Sunday: the Dallas Cowboys's itinerary for Super Bowl VI, which was played at Tulane Stadium in New Orleans on January 16, 1972. You'll note: No curfew till Wednesday. There was a reason for that:
Landry assumed a relaxed attitude toward his players and the late-hour attractions of New Orleans. During the early part of the week he imposed no curfew, feeling that the veteran players, in their second Super Bowl in as many years, could be relied upon to exercise mature judgment.

"We've been here before, we're not quite as nervous in preparation and we have more of a matter-of-fact approach," said Landry, who set a midnight curfew as Super Sunday drew near.
Not sure how much it'll go for. But I've got 20 bucks. Ah, yes.
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LakeWWWooder
LakeWWWooder

One page. It's nice to see an example from the old days before everything became so overblown.

Chris Danger
Chris Danger

Thats when the coach had his teams respect and dedication...Under the "Jerry Era", its been a joke. Heres hoping Garrett gets the control he need next season to take these guys to a super bowl..

Judge_Softy
Judge_Softy

"I'm Tom Landry, and I'm a big fan of Ribby Paultz."

G_David
G_David

Does that $20 includes sides and a drink? What about tax?

Guest
Guest

No curfew. Reminds me of the first Super Bowl (before Roman numerals). Packer backup wide receiver Max McGee of the Packers had already announced his intention to retire after the game and didn't expect to play, so he ignored whatever curfew Lombardi had issued, partied late the night before the game, came to the game hung over and was surprised to hear his name called when Boyd Dowler, the starting wide receiver, left the game early with an injury. McGee (Maxi the Taxi) went on to be the star of the game. So much for curfews.

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