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February 1, 1999 | HOUSTON MITCHELL
VITAL STATISTICS Completed 18 of 29 passes for 336 yards with one interception and one touchdown. Also rushed for a touchdown. DEFINING MOMENT 80-yard touchdown pass play with Rod Smith that gave Denver a 17-3 lead late in the second quarter. LITTLE-KNOWN FACT In 1982, hit .318 in 42 games as an outfielder in the Yankees' minor-league system. OTHER KEY PLAYS Completed seven of 10 passes for 73 yards in the third quarter, when the Broncos maintained their lead and controlled the clock.
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February 1, 1999 | City News Service
Southland sinks and toilets were working overtime during half time. Water usage in Los Angeles during the first 10 minutes of halftime increased 11% compared with the minutes just before the break, based on levels detected by the city's computerized monitoring and control system. Water usage was up an even greater 12% in the minutes just after the game, said Walter Zeisl, spokesperson for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.
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February 1, 1999 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Once in a blue moon, a team like the Atlanta Falcons stuns the NFL and advances to the Super Bowl. And although the nighttime sky over Miami Sunday was illuminated by a blue moon--the second full moon in a calendar month--that promising omen was canceled out by the Falcons' self-destructive tendencies in their 34-19 loss to the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XXXIII at Pro Player Stadium. Falcon quarterback Chris Chandler, whose red-zone rating of 109.
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February 1, 1999 | LARRY STEWART
Now we know why Fox went with a seven-hour Super Bowl pregame show. It allowed for more self-promotion. It wasn't just all those promos for Fox shows such as "The Simpsons" and "King of the Hill," it was everything. One more segment of "Celebrity Trivia" featuring Fox stars, and we were ready to take a cue from the businesswoman in the computer ad Fox kept showing during the pregame show, the one who took the golf putter and started busting everything up.
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February 1, 1999 | T.J. SIMERS
At one point Sunday there were hundreds and hundreds of people running around with their faces painted white and black, some of them wearing silver armor, bombs in the distance, security personnel everywhere-- making it feel very much like a Raider game. The stadium was full of fans, however, a dead giveaway this was not a Raider game, not to mention it was the Super Bowl and they're never invited to the big game. But why would 74,000 people pay at least $325 a shot to have KISS yell at them?
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January 31, 1999 | T.J. SIMERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The teams: Atlanta, 16-2 and dressed in black, versus Denver, 16-2 and dressed in white. Site: Pro Player Stadium between Miami and Ft. Lauderdale. Kickoff: 3:25 PST . . . almost 7 1/2 hours after Fox starts its pregame show. TV: Channel 11. Fox wants everyone to know they will have a Super Bowl-record 31 cameras focused on the field. Estimated replays for the most controversial play of the game: 11. Weather forecast: High near 80--predicted scattered showers.
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