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Leading Off

Feb. 06, 2006
Feb. 06, 2006

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Feb. 6, 2006

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Starr Quality

This is an article from the Feb. 6, 2006 issue

Congratulated bydefensive back Doug Hart, Packers quarterback Bart Starr (15) enjoyed the finalmoments of a 33-14 victory over the Raiders in Super Bowl II. It was GreenBay's second straight Super Bowl win--and Starr's second straight MVPperformance--under coach Vince Lombardi (in glasses). This rarely seen photoand the seven others on the following pages appear in Super Bowl XL Opus(inset), a limited-edition, 88-pound history of the game that has a Septemberrelease date and a $4,000 price tag. SI photographers took many of theshots.

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Animal Magnetism

Leading up toSuper Bowl VI fullback Larry Csonka met a fellow Dolphin at the FontainebleauMotor Hotel in New Orleans, but it was the only splash he and mustachioedrunning mate Jim Kiick made as Miami lost to Dallas 24-3. Joe Namath turned onthe charm 10 days after quarterbacking the Jets to a 16-7 conquest of the Coltsin Super Bowl III, getting comfortable with his interviewer at Mamma Leone's inNew York City.


Cooler Heads Prevail

Shaken up late inthe Steelers' 21-17 win over the Cowboys in Super Bowl X, Pittsburghquarterback Terry Bradshaw iced his noggin in a trainer's room at the OrangeBowl. Before Super Bowl XXIX at Miami's Joe Robbie Stadium, 49ers cornerbackDeion Sanders (seated) got his mind right--and his uniform laid out--in thelocker room, then helped San Francisco beat the Chargers 49-26.



Men of Zeal

Backupquarterback Danny White completed just his second pass of the day, this one toa Dallas cheerleader offering a hero's welcome following the Cowboys' 27-10victory over the Broncos in Super Bowl XII. Members of the Giants' defensedressed as Superman before Super Bowl XXI, then played like him in a 39-20triumph over Denver the next day.


Let's Pray Too

After Pittsburghdefeated the Vikings 16-6 in Super Bowl IX at Tulane Stadium, Steelers ownerArt Rooney (center, in glasses) gave thanks with his team in the locker room.Rooney had gone 41 years without an NFL championship before winning his firstof four Super Bowls.

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