1980s Dick Connor Writing Awards

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1989 Awards (from post-Super Bowl XXII through Super Bowl XXIII)

A.M. News
1. Dave Newhouse, Oakland Tribune
2. Gerry Eskenazi, New York Times
3. Ed Meyer, Akron Beacon Journal
Honorable Mention: Chris Dufresne, Los Angeles Times; Kevin Lamb, Chicago Sun-Times; Ron Reid, Philadelphia Inquirer

P.M. News
1. Tom Cushman, San Diego Evening Tribune
2. Tim Kawakami, Philadelphia Daily News
3. Paul Woody, Richmond News Leader
Honorable Mention: Len Pasquarelli, Fort Wayne News-Sentinel

Columns
1. Ira Berkow, New York Times
2. Edwin Pope, Miami Herald
3. Frank Lukas, Dallas Times-Herald
Honorable Mention: Dick Cerasuolo, Worcester (Mass.) Evening Gazette; Tom Cushman, Los Angeles Times; Marty Williams, Dayton Daily News

Features
1. Chris Dufresne and Gene Wojciechowski, Los Angeles Times
2. Rick Korch, Pro Football Weekly
3. Jon Gelberg, Asbury Park Press
Honorable Mention: Paul Attner, The Sporting News; Chris Dufresne, Los Angeles Times

1988 Awards (from post-Super Bowl XXI through Super Bowl XXII)

A.M. News

Honorable Mention: T.J. Simers, San Diego Union

P.M. News

Honorable Mention: Mark Faller, Bridgeport (Conn.) Post and Telegram; Glenn Sheeley, Atlanta Journal-Constitution; Bob Stern, Standard-Times (New Bedford, Mass.)

Columns

Honorable Mention: Skip Bayless, Dallas Times-Herald; Frank Luksa, Dallas Times-Herald; Rick Woodson, Rochester Times-Union

Features

Honorable Mention: Paul Attner, The Sporting News; Ron Borges, Boston Globe

1987 Awards (from post-Super Bowl XX through Super Bowl XXI)

A.M. News
1. Chris Dufresne, Los Angeles Times
2. Randy Covitz, Kansas City Star-Times
3. Gerry Eskenazi, New York Times

P.M. News
1. Ed Meyer, Akron Beacon Journal
2. Mark Faller, Bridgeport (Conn.) Post and Telegram
3. Jon Gelberg, Asbury Park Press

Columns
1. Bob Dolgan, Cleveland Plain Dealer
2. Ira Berkow, New York Times
3. (tie) Howard Balzer, The Riverfront Times (St. Louis); Bryan Burwell, New York Daily News

Features
1. Bryan Burwell, New York Daily News
2. Rick Korch, Pro Football Weekly
3. Gary Pomerantz, Washington Post

1986 Awards (from post-Super Bowl XIX through Super Bowl XX)

A.M. News
1. Ron Borges, Boston Globe
2. Ron Borges, Boston Globe
3. Brian Hewitt, Chicago Sun-Times

P.M. News
1. Glenn Sheeley, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
2. Ed Meyer, Akron Beacon Journal
3. Glenn Sheeley, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Columns
1. Steve Bisheff, Orange County Register
2. Stan Hochman, Philadelphia Daily News
3. Art Spander, San Francisco Examiner

Features
1. Glenn Sheeley, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
2. Ron Borges, Boston Globe
3. Phil Hersh, Chicago Tribune

1985 Awards (from post-Super Bowl XVIII through Super Bowl XIX)

A.M. News
1. Vito Stellino, Baltimore Sun
2. Brian Hewitt, Chicago Sun-Times

P.M. News
1. Ken Murray, Baltimore Evening Sun
2. Vic Ketchman, Standard Observer (Irwin, Pa.)

Columns
1. Frank Luksa, Dallas Times-Herald
2. Ira Miller, San Francisco Chronicle

Features
1. Edwin Pope, Miami Herald
2. Dave Anderson, New York Times

1984 Awards (from post-Super Bowl XVII through Super Bowl XVIII)

A.M. News
1. Vito Stellino, Baltimore Sun
2. Bob Gretz, Kansas City Times-Star

P.M. News
1. Ed Meyer, Akron Beacon Journal
2. Howard Roden, Port Arthur (Texas) News

Columns
1. Art Spander, San Francisco Examiner
2. Bob Gretz, Kansas City Times-Star

Features
1. Ron Borges, Boston Globe
2. Tom Ford, Tampa Tribune

1983 Awards (from post-Super Bowl XVI through Super Bowl XVII)

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1982 Awards (from post-Super Bowl XV through Super Bowl XVI)

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1981 Awards (from post-Super Bowl XIV through Super Bowl XV)

A.M. News
1. Glenn Sheeley. Atlanta Constitution: Cowboys put end to Falcons’ season
2. Steve Guback, Washington Star: Denver vs. Washington game story

P.M. News
1. Vic Carucci, Camden (N.J.) Courier-Post: St. Louis-Philadelphia game
2. Drew McQuade, Bucks County (Pa.) Courier Times: Super Bowl XV game story

Columns
1. Stan Hochman, Philadelphia Daily News: Bergeys don’t talk of the end
2. Chuck Perazich, Youngstown (Ohio) Vindicator: Youngstown’s NFL heroes

Features
1. Norm Miller, New York Daily News: The city of Oakland
2. Paul Attner, Washington Post: Theismann, portrait of the athlete as self-promoter

1980 Awards (from post-Super Bowl XIII through Super Bowl XIV)

A.M. News
1. Vito Stellino, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Dr. Bradshaw cures Steeler ego problem
2. (tie) Larry Fox, New York Daily News: Cowboys ax ‘Skins; Vito Stellino, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Steelers by 31-19 in see-saw

P.M. News
1. Bob Marshall, New Orleans Times-Picayune/States-Item: Saints huff, puff …
2. Bob Marshall, New Orleans Times-Picayune/States-Item: As Archie goes, so go the Saints

Columns
1. Dick Connor, Denver Post: Super Bowl promos ‘unthinkable’ in backwash of Afghanistan
2. Vito Stellino, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Heaven can wait

Features
1. Larry Fox, New York Daily News: Al Davis’ business associate tied to organized crime by FBI
2. Len Shapiro, Washington Post: Ghost of glory past