HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES             H.R. NO.31            
TWENTIETH LEGISLATURE, 1999                                
STATE OF HAWAII                                            
                                                             
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                     HOUSE  RESOLUTION
  HONORING THE PLAYERS AND COACHES OF THE TWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY
    AFC-NFC PRO BOWL IN HAWAII.



 1        WHEREAS, the 1999 American Football Conference-National
 2   Football Conference Pro Bowl, to be played at the Aloha Stadium
 3   on February 7, 1999, will mark the twentieth straight year that
 4   the National Football League's season finale has been played in
 5   warm and sunny Hawaii; and
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 7        WHEREAS, the Pro Bowl honors those men who play the game
 8   in freezing snow and rain and in sweltering heat and humidity;
 9   who play the game with broken bones, sprains and strains, and
10   cuts and bruises; and who play the game for no greater reason
11   than their love of the game and the fans; and
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13        WHEREAS, Pro Bowl players--rookies and veterans alike, and
14   the men who coach them to do the things that they would not
15   otherwise believe themselves capable of doing, are chosen by
16   their fans and peers to receive this most coveted honor, which
17   comes to only a select few in a career; and
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19        WHEREAS, the Pro Bowl honors those who still play and
20   coach the game today, and who--when their careers as players or
21   coaches are over--may one day be considered as potential
22   inductees into the Professional Football Hall of Fame in
23   Canton, Ohio; and
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25        WHEREAS, from the toss of the official's coin to the final
26   crack of the official's gun, from the preseason to the end of
27   the Superbowl, Pro Bowl players and coaches give all of
28   themselves--body and soul--to the game that thrills millions of
29   fans--both young and old--every year; and
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31        WHEREAS, whether they come from farms, the suburbs,
32   factory towns, or the inner cities of America, whether they
33   come from the sand and surf of Honolulu, Hawaii or the frozen
34   ground of Green Bay, Wisconsin, Pro Bowl players and coaches
35   are real, all-American heroes; and
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37        WHEREAS, the people of Hawaii are truly blessed to have
38   the opportunity to meet and enjoy these tremendous athletes;
39   and we extend our fondest welcome and aloha to each and every
40   one of them; now, therefore,
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 1        BE IT RESOLVED by the House of Representatives of the
 2   Twentieth Legislature of the State of Hawaii, Regular Session
 3   of 1999, that this body honors the players and coaches of the
 4   twentieth anniversary AFC-NFC Pro Bowl in Hawaii, and wishes
 5   them a speedy return to Hawaii for another Pro Bowl appearance;
 6   and
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 8        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that certified copies of the
 9   Resolution be transmitted to the players and coaches of the
10   twentieth anniversary AFC-NFC Pro Bowl in Hawaii.
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