December 26, 1983

Dr. Z’s All-Pro Team (1983)

Paul Zimmerman | I’ve lined up my 1983 All-Pro team in a 3-4 defense. The reason is that most NFL teams play it. The real reason is that there are more good linebackers around than defensive tackles or middle guards. The two most crowded positions these days, from a talent standpoint, are outside linebacker and center. Almost every team has one of All-Pro or near All-Pro caliber. To include an extra outside linebacker, I moved the Giants’ Lawrence Taylor to the inside, a position he played in the middle part of this season while Harry Carson was hurt. Yeah, I know, it’s a copout. But it would just be too painful to leave one of these outside guys off.

OFFENSE

Wide receiver | Charlie Brown, Washington

Tackle | Joe Jacoby, Washington

Guard | John Hannah, New England

Center | Mike Webster, Pittsburgh

Guard | Ed White, San Diego

Tackle | Keith Fahnhorst, San Francisco

Tight end | Todd Christensen, L.A. Raiders

Wide receiver | Roy Green, St. Louis

Quarterback | Joe Theismann, Washington

Running back | Eric Dickerson, L.A. Rams

Running back | William Andrews, Atlanta


DEFENSE

End | Mark Gastineau, N.Y. Jets

Middle guard-tackle | Randy White, Dallas

End | Howie Long, L.A. Raiders

Outside linebacker | Hugh Green, Tampa Bay

Inside linebacker | Lawrence Taylor, N.Y. Giants

Inside linebacker | Jack Lambert, Pittsburgh

Outside linebacker | Mike Douglas, Green Bay

Cornerback | Ken Riley, Cincinnati

Cornerback | Everson Walls, Dallas

Strong safety | Mark Cotney, Tampa Bay

Free safety | Deron Cherry, Kansas City


SPECIALISTS

Kicker | Raul Allegre, Baltimore

Punter | Rich Camarillo, New England


AWARDS

Player of the Year | Eric Dickerson, L.A. Rams

Coach of the Year | Joe Gibbs, Washington

November 3, 1983

Battle of the Network Stars XV



STANDINGS | 1. ABC

2. CBS
3. NBC

Swimming relay | 1. CBS, 1:30.79

William Devane
Rosalind Chao
Charles Frank
Ana Alicia
Billy Moses

2. ABC
3. NBC

Kayak relay | 1. CBS, 3:53.59

Joan Van Ark
Charles Frank
Ana Alicia
Billy Moses

2. ABC
3. NBC

3-on-3 football | 1. CBS

Quarterback | William Devane
Touchdowns | Billy Moses 2, Ana Alicia 2

2. ABC
3. NBC

Baseball dunk | 1. NBC, 21 points

Cynthia Sikes > Charles Frank, 6

2. CBS, 15

Martha Smith > Jill Whelan, 6

3. ABC, 6



Obstacle course | 1. CBS

2. NBC
3. ABC

Best time (men) | Billy Moses, CBS, 18.86
Best time (women) | Melinda Culea, NBC, 24.38

Tandem bike relay | 1. ABC, 2:10.88 (record)

Ben Murphy / Shari Belafonte-Harper
Geoffrey Scott / Heather Locklear
Daniel Hugh Kelly / Jill Whelan

2. CBS
3. NBC

Running relay | 1. ABC

William Shatner
Heather Thomas
Daniel Hugh Kelly
Geoffrey Scott
Heather Locklear
Ben Murphy

2. CBS
3. NBC

Tug of War | ABC def. CBS

Geoffrey Scott
Daniel Hugh Kelly
Shari Belafonte Harper
Jill Whelan
Ben Murphy

Injury report | Edward Albert (knee)



MVP (men) Billy Moses, CBS

MVP (women) Ana Alicia, CBS

Best event | swimming relay

Records | 1

Tandem bike relay, ABC, 2:10.88

All-Battle team | Moses and Alicia

Daniel Hugh Kelly, ABC
Ben Murphy, ABC
Geoffrey Scott, ABC
Melinda Culea, NBC
Jill Whelan, ABC
Shari Belafonte Harper, ABC

Hosts | Howard Cosell, Robert Conrad, Donna Mills

Commissioner | Bud Wilkinson

June 28, 1983

1983 NL All-Star voting

CATCHER | 1. Gary Carter, Montreal, 1,547,843.

2. Darrell Porter, St. Louis, 925,367.

FIRST BASE | 1. Al Oliver, Montreal, 879,078.

2. Steve Garvey, San Diego, 760,100. 3. Keith Hernandez, New York. 4. Pete Rose, Philadelphia.

SECOND BASE | 1. Steve Sax, Los Angeles, 1,019,881.

2. Joe Morgan, Philadelphia, 668,192.

THIRD BASE | 1. Mike Schmidt, Philadelphia, 1,154,647.

2. Tim Wallach, Montreal, 552,026.

SHORTSTOP | 1. Ozzie Smith, St. Louis, 1,389,063.

2. Dave Concepcion, Cincinnati, 512,902.

OUTFIELD | 1. Dale Murphy, Atlanta, 1,452,341. 2. Andre Dawson, Montreal, 1,354,870. 3. Tim Raines, Montreal, 884,595.

4. Willie McGree, St. Louis, 870,469.

May 4, 1983

Battle of the Network Stars XIV



STANDINGS | 1. ABC

2. CBS
3. NBC

Swimming relay | 1. CBS, 1:26.90

Ted Shackelford
Denise Miller
John Beck
Audrey Landers
Billy Moses

2. ABC
3. NBC

Kayak relay | 1. ABC

Geoffrey Scott
Randi Oakes
Heather Locklear
John James

2. NBC
3. CBS



3-on-3 football | 1. ABC

Quarterback | Scott Baio

2. NBC
3. CBS

Baseball dunk | 1. ABC, 21 points

Scott Baio > Meredith Baxter Birney, 6
Randi Oakes > Tom Wopat, 6

2. CBS, 18

Billy Moses > Geoffrey Scott, 9
John Beck > Mr. T, 6

3. NBC, 9



Obstacle course | 1. ABC

Best time (men) | Scott Baio, ABC, 17.76
Best time (women) | Randi Oakes, ABC, 25.45

Tandem bike relay | 1. CBS

Billy Moses / Tracy Nelson
Ted Shackelford / Danielle Brisebois
Tom Wopat / Audrey Landers

2. ABC
3. NBC

Running relay | 1. ABC, 1:58.20

John James
Lisa Eilbacher
Geoffrey Scott
Heather Locklear
Randi Oakes
Scott Baio

2. CBS
3. NBC

ABC clinched the battle victory when it won the running relay.

Tug of War | CBS def. NBC, 17 seconds (record)

Tom Wopat
Danielle Brisebois
Billy Moses
Tracy Nelson
John Beck

CBS and NBC competed in the Tug of War for second place.

Injury report | Adrian Zmed (ankle), Lisa Eilbacher (knee)



MVP (men) Scott Baio, ABC

MVP (women) Randi Oakes, ABC

Best event | baseball dunk (sudden death)

Records | 1

Tug of war, 17 seconds

All-Battle team | Baio and Oakes

Billy Moses, CBS
Tom Wopat, CBS
Heather Locklear, ABC
Geoffrey Scott, ABC
Lisa Eilbacher, ABC
Tracy Nelson, CBS

Hosts | Howard Cosell, Morgan Fairchild