Thursday, January 27, 1983

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 27, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas plans pregame extravaganza By GAVE GOLDBERG APSporti Writer Hype Hype Hype three Theres a television show originating from on NBC V It starts at 3 continues until about 9 and stats Pick Merlin Olsen and Berman with a supporting cast of Not to mention Ted Danson and the cast of Hill Street Plus dancing card a Goodyear and 20 count them cameras and six tape machines six cameras and two tape machines suffice for the average regular season Oh and the Washington Redskins and the Miami from its Super Bowl of Which Cecil DeMille would be Its as much show biz as football more than 100 million people will a goodly number of whom dont know a Riggins from a So NBC has to hook em with hype has taken it from a game to a media says Ted who will oversee the entire Larry who will produce the game calls it an it its lucrative sponsors will pay plus per minute for the pregame show and nearly half a million per minute for the game There will be two hours of hosted by Len Berman with Mike Adamle and Pete Ahmad Rashad and John Brodie will analyze the Redskins Len Dawson and Bob Griese the no Adamle and Jim Turner will analyze the special Then there are the unabashed Danson who plays a exbaseball pitcher in a show called Cheers on NBC of makes his prediction from his fictional ban The Hill Street including exNPL running back Ed will also be called upon to give us the benefit of their football the Having discovered at the World Series that four men in the booth are two too its just Enberg and As Cirillo said this week There wont be very much different from the regular Weve been practicing for this for most of the I may have a few more technical things to worry but were still covering a football But only if you dont tune in until game NBCs work on the AFC championship between the Jets and the Dolphins bodes well for what well see The telecast was all it should be a game that viewers could both watch and Correction Smithson Valley basketball player Pat Bruce broke his hand in an accident at not in a fight as reported Wednesday in the We regret the error and any inconvenience or embarrassment it may have caused Pat or his We wish him a speedy Sports Calendar Basketball Tonight Hays at Canyon New Braunfels girls at 28 Boerne at Smithson Valley girls at boys at 8 New Braunfels boys at Junior league The Junior league will play its first games at the NB Middle School at Sportm Coachi Colleges win leader felled by heart attack and 3 If your group would like to place a local sports announcement in the mail it to Drawer New or call 6259144 and ask for the sports Deadline is 5 the day before publication for Tuesday through Friday editions and 5 Friday for Sunday HvraldZtitung January 6 AP As a he wrestled a As a he wrestled with something else a drive for perfection the world of college football had never seen Paul William Bear Bryant the toughest kind of field the softest touch to friends in need is dead at Flags at the Alabama State Capitol in Montgomery flew at halfstaff today as though a national hero had And for including the president of the United one We Americans lost a hero who always seemed larger than President Reagan said as eulogies for Bryant came in from every corner of the four weeks to the day after he shuffled off into retirement as the winningest coach in the history of his died Wednesday of a heart attack a death that stunned Alabamas followers and reduced Reagan eulogized Bryant as a but Patriotic to the devoted to his players and inspired by a winning spirit that would not Bear Bryant gave this country the gift of a life young athletes to Quit coaching Id croak in he once It took almost a The entire 1982 Alabama football team a squad that struggled to an unBryantlike 84 record but capped the Bears career with a 2115 victory over Illinois in his final game at the Libery Bowl last 29 will serve as honorary pallbearers at funeral services Eight will be selected to carry the casket of who earned his fabled nickname as a youth when he wrestled a bear in a traveling He will be buried at Elmwood Cemetery in Birmingham after services at the First Methodist Church in Many of the foremost figures in college football are expected to at many of them Bryant disciples who played or coached under him during the course of his recordsetting 38year Bryants caused by a sudden massive heart attack at a hospital one day after he was admitted with chest left Crimson Tide followers in Some wept on the air as radio stations broke off regular programming to open callin shows about The death was also mourned at the highest levels of Reagan eulogized Bryant as a but Patriotic to the devoted to his players and inspired by a winning spirit that would not Bear Bryant gave this country the gift of a life un surpassed Alabama George ordering flags at the capitol called Bryant a man among men who brought great fame and honor to Bryant the imagination of many by sending his often always welldisciplined teams to the top of the winning national titles in and Later he would add two more in 1978 And 1979 and closed his career with a 3238517 He passed Amos Alonzo Staggs mark of 314 career victories in Bryants death was even though he suffered from mild heart trouble in recent His William said Bryants heart stopped at Wednesday and efforts to restore his heartbeat began im We did put a pacemaker through his chest and were able to restore a weak heartbeat for about an Hill Bryant was declared dead at Hill said Bryant suffered a sudden cardiopulmonary arrest only moments after appearing in good joking with nurses and making plans for a duck hunting trip to his native He said the of death was a massive coronary Members of Bryants in cluding his Mary Harmon were summoned to Druid City Hospital and were present when he was pronounced Ray the former Alabama star and New York Giants coach who was picked to succeed Bryant last learned of the death while on a recruiting trip in North Carolina and planned to cut short his trip and return to whose 38year career spanned coaching stints at Texas and finally Alabama for the last sent players like Joe Lee Roy Ken Stabler and Richard Todd to the Others among Bears who became head coaches and are still include Bum Phillips of the New Orleans Charley Pell of Danny Ford of Jackie Sherrill of Texas Howard Schnellenberger of Pat Dye of Jerry Claiborne of Steve Sloan of Duke and He went to Maryland in fresh from serving in the Navy during World War began his career with a 606 rout of Guilford and finished his first year as a head coach with a Some 317 victories were still to Then he moved to where in eight seasons his teams went 6023 appeared in four bowls most whipped Oklahoma 137 in the 1951 Sugar Bowl to end a 31 game Sooner winning In his first year at Texas Bryant went the only losing season of His Before that cam Bryant took two busloads of players to training camp at a dusty spot called It was hot and it By the barely 27 stuck with But he had laid the groundwork for a 2452 mark the rest of the way at Texas winning a Southwest Conference title in Also while at Bryant produced his only Heisman Trophy halfback John David Alabama had won a total of only four games in the three years before Bryant came home hearing Mama as he put His first Crimson Tide team went His secdnd one went inaugurating the and a record 24 consecutive bowl trips for Jn Alabama won its first national title with an 110 A legend at Alabama had been A legend now reserved to dead at 69 Staff photo by Kari Mitchell Bear Bryant talks to CBS Frank Glieber after 1982 Cotton Bowl basketball Arkansas escapes Lubbock with win Texas and Rice both play doormat By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS His team barely survived an upset bid by Texas but Arkansas coach Eddie Sutton says hes with the 12thranked Razor A 6259 victory Wednesday raises his squads record to 161 for the season and 61 in Southwest Conference Thats good for only second place in the since the lone loss was at the hands of ninthranked which drubbed Rice 7640 Wednesday to run its mark to 162 and In the only other SWC game Baylor pounded Texas 7643 for its second victory in six conference Texas fell to Its never easy to win Sutton said of Arkansas victory in The Razorbacks lost only one of four key road games they had in the first half of the conference he If we can beat Rice at Barnhill we will have gone through the first half of the conference season Sutton In looking at the knowing we had to play at Houston and Tech in the first we would have been glad to be Now we have to keep winning and keep the pressure on Houstons Cougars didnt feel much pressure against which lost its seventh league game without a Sevenfoot Nigerian sophomore Akeem Olajuwon scored 20 grabbed eight rebounds and blocked four shots to lead Houston to its llth straight win and 15th consecutive SWC regularseason Houston coach Guy Lewis said the key to the victory was guard Derek I wasnt too happy with our offense until I put Derek He started to I would say that got us uncorked offensively and got us Lewis Houston jumped out to a 248 but the Owls outscored Houston 124 to trail by only 2820 at in Michael who finished with 13 fueled an 110 rally early in the second half that settled the Arkansas took a 2819 halftime lead and widened its margin to 14 points on three occasions in the second the latest at 4935 with BVa minutes Vince Taylor scored 16 of his gamehigh 20 points in the second half to bring Tech and the Raiders trailed by only two points at one The Razorbacks suffered from missed free but clutch foul shots by Leroy Sutton and Ricky Norton kept Arkansas Darrell who hit six straight free throws before missing late in the led Arkansas with 18 Alvin Robertson added 11 and Joe Kleme had Our inability to hit free throws and some tur novers We made it hard on Sutton But I dont want to take anything away from Texas They played very well and gave agreat Tech fell to 514 and Daryl Baucham scored a careerhigh 22 points to lead Baylor to its victory over which could hit only 26 percent of its field goal The Bears took a 246 lead in the first half and were on top 3614 at the Bill Wendlandt led Texas with Aggie players remember Bear COLLEGE STATION AP The fear and respect that his former players held for Paul Bear Bryant didnt stop when their college eligibility ran former Texas athletic director Marvin Tate Last Tate and others who played under Bryant at between 1954 and 1958 went to for a dinner to honor Bryant as the winningest coach in college football All of were over but no one dared to have a drink because we were going to see the Tate recalled Earlier in the Bryant died of a massive heart attack while undergoing xray tests in an Alabama who was athletic director until Jackie Sherrills arrival a year was a senior on the Aggie squad when Bryant made college head coaching debut in the fall of There is absolutely no way you can measure the influence he has had on so many said now a real estate agent in College Charlie as a freshman during Bryants first season at had a chance to look at things from a different I was absolutely scared to death of him my entire freshman said Krueger who Went on to become a twotime allAmerica under Bryants tutelage and an allpro defensive tackle for the San Francisco Krueger and Heisman Trophy winner John David Crow said they consider themselves fortunate that they played at Texas the same four years that Bryant was there as head After a 19 the Aggies improved to 721 in when an end by the name of Gene Stallings made allSouthwest and to 901 in 1956 and to 83 in Bryant had three allAmerica players in 1957 guard Dennis Goehring and fullback Jack Pardee and two more in 1958 in Krueger and Bryant won many games during halftime in the locker Krueger Knute Rockne was a high school debater com pared to Bear I never knew Knute but I know his record is not as good as Coach Krueger Crow took the news off Bryants death harder than He was broken up at the This hurts me and my The one thing I am thankful for is that Coach Bryant knew that I loved him before he because I told him Anyone who ever played for him was touched by said now the defensive secondary coach for the Dallas said he didnt appreciate Bryant as much when he played Tor him as he did in later Stallings was coach at Texas when the Aggies defeated and on the last time went to the Cotton We lost a great man and a great It was a privilege to have been one of the fortunate few to have known him He lived his life to the very He was a special man because he was special to all those with whom he Stallings one of 16 active college or pro coaches who played under said he found himself fashioning himself after I dont know of any man who touched as many lives in a positive way as he He has done that for so many people that its hard to explain my true Sherrill I think I was trying to follow what he I studied every every his mannerisms and how he handled different I put it in my mind and stored he Im no different than a lot of guys that played for I called him at different times in my whether it involved taking a a discipline or other phases of the He had forgotten more than a lot of us will ever Sherrill Jones sports information director at the University of held the same job at while Bryant was He obviously was the greatest coach that ever Working for him for four years was the greatest experience of my Ramsey He taught people so much about As much as he was wrapped up in football and he had the ability to teach his players how to live how to pay your bills and take care of your respon Ramsey What his kids thought of him as a person meant more to him than and thats what theyll remember him