Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Morning Briefing

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Morning Briefing

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For those who can't get enough on the Super Bowl, here's some Super Bowl by-the-numbers:

Youngest reporter - 9 years old.

Limousines used by Cowboys - 12.

Languages describing the Super Bowl - 14.

Cameras used by NBC - 28.

Countries with TV signal for the game - 185.

NATE NEWTON's weight - 322 pounds.

Top game ticket - $350.

Pizzas to be sold - 5,000.

Actor JACK PALANCE, explaining why he let a stand-in lasso a rock formation in a truck commercial that will air during the Super Bowl:

"I used to do some rope work. I almost hung myself a couple of times, so I stopped."

The streaking Chicago Bulls (38-3) are on a pace to break the Los Angeles Lakers' 1971-72 National Basketball Association record of 69 victories in a season.

So how would the team led by WILT CHAMBERLAIN and JERRY WEST fare against today's Bulls?

BILL SHARMAN, coach of the '72 Lakers, who won a record 33 consecutive games, told the New York Times:

"Of course, I'm partial, but because of Wilt and the way he dominated inside, I think our team would win a seven-game series against the Bulls. …

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