Dr. Z’s 1978 All-Pro Team



Selected by Paul Zimmerman in the New York Post:

OFFENSE

Wide receiver | Wesley Walker, Jets

Tackle | Dan Dierdorf, St. Louis

Guard | John Hannah, New England

Center | Mike Webster, Pittsburgh

Guard | Joe DeLamielleure, Buffalo

Tackle | Leon Gray, New England

Tight end | Dave Casper, Oakland

Wide receiver | Lynn Swann, Pittsburgh

Quarterback | Jim Zorn, Seattle

Running back | Earl Campbell, Houston

Running back | Walter Payton, Chicago


DEFENSE

End | Al Baker, Detroit

Defensive tackle | Randy White, Dallas

Defensive tackle | Louie Kelcher, San Diego

End | Lee Roy Selmon, Tampa Bay

Outside linebacker | Jack Ham, Pittsburgh

Middle linebacker | Randy Gradishar, Denver

Outside linebacker | Jim Youngblood, Los Angeles

Cornerback | Louis Wright, Denver

Cornerback | Pat Thomas, Los Angeles

Strong safety | Charlie Waters, Dallas

Free safety | Thom Darden, Cleveland

Battle of the Network Stars V



STANDINGS | 1. NBC

2. ABC
3. CBS

Swimming relay | 1. NBC, 1:25.08

Caskey Swaim
Pamela Hensley
William Devane
Brianne Leary
Joseph Bottoms

2. ABC
3. CBS

Kayak relay | 1. ABC

Richard Hatch
Debby Boone
Robert Urich
Gabe Kaplan

2. NBC
3. CBS

Baseball dunk | 1. NBC, 6 points

William Devane > Gabe Kaplan, 4

2. CBS, 4
3. ABC, 2

Obstacle course | 1. CBS

2. NBC
3. ABC

Individual winner (men) | Tim Reid, CBS
Individual winner (women) | Valerie Bertinelli, CBS



Running relay | 1. NBC

Brianne Leary
Robert Conrad
William Devane
Pamela Hensley
Caskey Swaim
Joseph Bottoms

2. CBS
3. ABC

3-on-3 football | 1. ABC

Quarterback | Gabe Kaplan
Touchdowns | Debby Boone, Joyce DeWitt, Richard Hatch

2. NBC
3. CBS

Tug of War | NBC def. ABC

Caskey Swaim
William Devane
William Shatner
Joseph Bottoms
Robert Conrad

Injury report | Pat Klous (leg)



MVP (men) William Devane, NBC

MVP (women) Valerie Bertinelli, CBS

Best event | xxx

All-Battle team | Devane and Bertinelli

Joseph Bottoms, NBC
Gabe Kaplan, ABC
Caskey Swaim, NBC
Brianne Leary, NBC
Debby Boone, ABC
Pamela Hensley, NBC

Hosts | Howard Cosell, Frank Gifford

1978 NL All-Star voting

CATCHER | 1. Johnny Bench, Cincinnati, 2,442,201.

2. Steve Yeager, Los Angeles.

FIRST BASE | 1. Steve Garvey, Los Angeles.

2. Dan Driessen, Cincinnati.

SECOND BASE | 1. Joe Morgan, Cincinnati.

2. Ted Sizemore, Philadelphia.

THIRD BASE | 1. Pete Rose, Cincinnati, 2,980,377.

2. Mike Schmidt, Philadelphia, 2,562,147.

SHORTSTOP | 1. Larry Bowa, Philadelphia, 3,396,054.

2. Dave Concepcion, Cincinnati, 2,457,433.

OUTFIELD | 1. Greg Luzinski, Philadelphia, 3,503,738. 2. George Foster, Cincinnati, 2,543,815. 3. Rick Monday, Los Angeles, 2,234,763.

4. Garry Maddox, Philadelphia. 5. Bake McBride, Philadelphia. 6. Dave Parker, Pittsburgh.

1978 All-NBA teams

As selected by a nationwide panel of media members:

FIRST TEAM

Forward | Julius Erving, Philadelphia

Forward | Truck Robinson, New Orleans

Center | Bill Walton, Portland

Guard | George Gervin, San Antonio

Guard | David Thompson, Denver


SECOND TEAM

Forward | Walter Davis, Phoenix

Forward | Maurice Lucas, Portland

Center | Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Los Angeles

Guard | Paul Westphal, Phoenix

Guard | Pete Maravich, New Orleans

Battle of the Network Stars IV



STANDINGS | 1. CBS

2. ABC
3. NBC

Swimming relay | 1. CBS

Bo Svenson
Mackenzie Phillips
James MacArther
Victoria Principal
Kevin Dobson

2. ABC
3. NBC



Kayak relay | 1. ABC

Toni Tennille
Gabe Kaplan
Kene Holliday
Parker Stevenson

2. NBC
3. CBS

Frisbee catch | 1. CBS

2. ABC
3. NBC

Scoring leader | Bo Svenson, CBS

Obstacle course | 1. NBC

2. CBS
3. ABC

Best time (men) | Lance Kerwin, NBC, 17 years old
Best time (women) | Melissa Gilbert, NBC, 14 years old

Running relay | 1. ABC

Cheryl Tiegs
Gabe Kaplan
Parker Stevenson
Debby Boone
Steve Landesberg
Kene Holliday

2. CBS
3. NBC

3-on-3 football | 1. CBS

Quarterback | Kevin Dobson

2. ABC
3. NBC

Tug of War | CBS def. ABC, 55 seconds

Bo Svenson
James MacArthur
Kevin Dobson
Jimmie Walker
Denise Nicholas

Injuries | Bo Svenson (shoulder), Parker Stevenson (ankle)



MVP (men) Kevin Dobson, CBS

MVP (women) Melissa Gilbert, NBC

Best event | obstacle course

Worst event | Frisbee catch

All-Battle team | Dobson and Gilbert

Gabe Kaplan, ABC
James MacArthur, CBS
Lance Kerwin, NBC
Kene Holliday, ABC
Parker Stevenson, ABC
Cheryl Tiegs, ABC
Debby Boone, ABC

Hosts | Howard Cosell, Bruce Jenner, Suzanne Somers