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Professional Sports 1979

 

Baseball 1979

pittsburg pirates 1979

World Series: Pittsburgh Pirates won 4 games to 3 over the Baltimore Orioles. The Series MVP was Willie Stargell.

 

 

 

Football 1979

 

Pittsburg Steelers 1979

 

1980 Super Bowl XIV

Date Played: January 20, 1980

Teams: Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Los Angeles Rams

Winner: STEELERS

Final Score: 31-19

Location: Pasadena, California

Game MVP: Steelers QB Terry Bradshaw.

Half Time Show: Up With People Salute to the Big Band Era.

30 second commercial: $222000

Super Bowl XIV

 

The Mean Joe Green Coke ad

 

Basketball 1979

 

Seattle Supersonics 1979

 

NBA Finals: In a reverse of the year before the Seattle SuperSonics coached by Lenny Wilkens and a great season by Paul Silas won 4 games to 1 over the Washington Bullets. It was the only finals win in Seattle SuperSonics history. The 1978 season at NBA.COM

 

Paul Silas 1979

Seattle Supersonic Paul Silas





Golf 1979

 

fuzzy zoeller 1979

Fuzzy Zoeller wins the Masters in the first
sudden-death playoff.

 

Masters Tournament - Fuzzy Zoeller
U.S. Open - Hale Irwin
British Open - Seve Ballesteros
PGA Championship - David Graham
PGA Tour money leader - Tom Watson - $462,636

LPGA Championship - Donna Caponi
U.S. Women's Open - Jerilyn Britz
Classique Peter Jackson Classic - Amy Alcott
LPGA Tour money leader - Nancy Lopez - $197,489

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Athletes of the Year 1979

 

Willie Stargill 1979

 



ABC's Wide World of Sports Athlete of the Year: Willie Stargell, baseball


Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year: Willie Stargell, baseball

 

 


tracy austin 1979

 

 


Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year: Tracy Austin, Tennis

 

 

 

The Entertainment Sports Programming Network known as ESPN debuts.

 

NHL - Hockey 1979

 

Bryan Trottier, New York Islanders 1979
Bryan Trottier, New York Islanders

 

Art Ross Memorial Trophy as the NHL's leading scorer during the regular season: Bryan Trottier, New York Islanders

 

Hart Memorial Trophy for the NHL's Most Valuable Player: Bryan Trottier, New York Islanders

 

Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens win 4 games to 1 over the New York Rangers

 

World Hockey Championship: Men's champion: Soviet Union defeated Czechoslovakia

 

 

Boxing 1979

 


Larry Holmes TKOs Ernie Shavers

 

Larry Holmes 1979

 

 


September 28 in Las Vegas, Nevada, Larry Holmes retains his World Heavyweight title with an 11th round TKO of Earnie Shavers.


 

 


Horse Racing 1979

 

Kentucky Derby - Spectacular Bid
Preakness Stakes - Spectacular Bid
Belmont Stakes - Coastal

 

College Sports 1979

 

College Football 1979

 

Charles White 1979

 

1979 Heisman: RB Charles White, USC

 

1979 ROSE BOWL #3 USC 17 #1 Ohio State 16

 

1979 SUGAR BOWL #2 Alabama 24 #6 Arkansas 9


1979 COTTON BOWL #8 Houston 17 #7 Nebraska 14


1979 ORANGE BOWL #5 Oklahoma 24 #4 Florida State 7

 

Bluebonnet Bowl #12 Purdue 27 Tennessee 22

 

College Basketball 1979

 

NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship: Michigan St. wins 75-64 over Indiana St.

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The idea behind this project is to present the Seventies in an interesting manner with as much audio and visual content as we could manage without slowing things down too much.

 

Unlike most Seventies websites that are a hodgepodge of decade wide information, we approached this project year by year. WIth each year of the Seventies including categories in history, television, movies, music, sports, books, comedy, technology and toys.

Beyond the nostalgia and retro feel for those who lived through the time, it is also designed to attract the younger crowd.

 

We have enjoyed some success in that endeavor as this webiste has become quite popular with teachers who use Seventies Pizzazz to get their Middle and High school students interested in our historic and cultural past by assigning projects and papers to this and our other PIZZAZZ websites.

 

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Seventies Pizzazz is part of a larger procress still under construction. It includes Fifties Pizass, Sixties Pizzazz, and the still beta of Eighties Pizzazz. They all are similar in our effort to make recent history fun and intersting for the next generation.

 

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