In Seattle, the president of a Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD) chapter has criticized the Seahawks' managing general partner, Elmer Nordstrom, for his "light-hearted attitude" after the arrest of Coach Jack Patera for alleged drunk driving. Nordstrom had said he didn't think Patera's effectiveness as coach would be affected, because the players "have all got into that position themselves. I think if Jack had been carousing around, or speeding, or with another woman, or that sort of thing, it would have been an entirely different thing. But he was with his wife and all." Said the lady from MADD: "This tacit acceptance of drunk driving is exactly what has caused the slaughter on our roads and highways" . . .

For those who wondered why the 49ers cut Super Bowl star Archie Reese, hear Reese talk about his ups and downs in the exuberance over his 75-yard run with a fumble recovery to help his new employer, the Raiders, do in the Falcons (in the good old days, Sunday): "Yeah, mostly up, if you're talking about my weight." Nose tackle Reese says San Francisco Coach Bill Walsh traded him to Kansas City, and he flunked a Chiefs physical, because of excess poundage. Reese cites a two-month binge of championship-style eating, socializing and partying down home in Mayesville, S.C. "I was about a biscuit away from 300 pounds," he says. And now, down to 275. With no bread?