Professional Sports 1970
The NFL and the AFL merge to form the most popular professional sports leagues in history, the new NFL
Super Bowl V
The Baltimore Colts defeat the Dallas Cowboys 16-13 at the Orange Bowl in Miami, Florida. The game is often referred to as the Blunder Bowl with 11 turnovers and Dallas setting a record with 10 penalties. It was the first Super bowl played under the new combined NFL franchise, the first played on artificial turf and the first where a member of the losing team, Chuck Howley, was voted MPV. Quarterback Johnny Unitas was literally knocked out of the game in the second quarter. The game was finally won with a field goal by Colts kicker Jim O'Brien in the last 5 seconds. Superbowl History
The last football game ever played at Municipal Stadium in Kansas City was a Christmas day playoff game where the Miami Dolphins defeated the Kansas City Chiefs in a double overtime in the longest football game in NFL history.
Tom Dempsey Kicked a 63 yard field goal for the New Orleans Saints in the last 3 seconds of a game to win over the Detroit Lions on November 8. It is still the NFL record for distance.
Willis Reed vs Wilt the Stilt
1970 Horse Racing
1970 Kentucky Derby - Dust Commander
Diane Crump is the first woman jockey to compete at the Kentucky Derby
Atheletes of the Year 1970
Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year: George Blanda, National Football League
Monday Night Football
With Muhammad Ali still unable to compete, Smoking Joe Frazier holds the heavyweight world boxing championship by knocking out Jimmy Ellis in five rounds.
With a change of politics concering the Vietnam War, Muhammad Ali had his boxing license reinstated after more than three years for his conviction of draft dodging. His first fight he TKO's Jerry Quarry in Atlanta but it took him 15 rounds to knock out Oscar Bonavena in New York a few months later. Muhammad Ali 1971 at ESPN
Masters Tournament - Billy Casper
LPGA Championship - Shirley Englehorn
1970 NHL - Hockey
Art Ross Memorial Trophy - Bobby Orr becomes the first defenseman in the history of the National Hockey League to lead the league in scoring.
Conn Smythe Trophy - To defenseman, Bobby Orr as the as the series MVP.
Hart Memorial Trophy - The NHL's Most Valuable Player is Bobby Orr of the Boston Bruins
Bobby Orr flies off after the game winning goal!
1970 also witnessed the Stanley Cup, the Conn Smythe Trophy and the Bill Masterson trophy stolen from the NHL hall of fame.
College Sports 1970
1970 College Football
1970 Heisman Trophy - Jim Plunkett, Stanford QB
1970 NCAA Football: Arkansas State University Indians (10-0-0) #1
1970 COTTON BOWL - #6 Notre Dame 24 over #1 Texas Longhorns 11
1970 ORANGE BOWL - #3 Nebraska Cornhuskers 17 over #8 LSU Tigers 12
1970 ROSE BOWL - #12 Stanford Indians 27 over #2 Ohio State Buckeyes 17
1970 College Basketball
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