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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 11, 1984, New Braunfels, Texas New Efaunfels Dad playoff races going down to wife Drttfflbw fi By f H6 ASSOCIATED PH6SS If the face for the three remaining playoff spots in the National Football Conference looks too complicated to figure look at it this way most of the confusion could be cleared up before Sunday by the Los Angeles Rams and New York To the naked things look hopelessly particularly in the NFC where the Washington Redskins lead with a 105 record and the Dallas Cowboys and Louis Cardinals are a game behind at 9 Along with the who are they will get the NFCs three remaining playoff berths along with San Francisco and champions of the West and But the Rams and Giants can make things The Rams play at San Francisco Friday night in a game to be televised nationally by ABC and can clinch a wildcard spot if they If that the 96 Giants can win the other NFC wildcard berth if they beat the New Orleans Saints on leaving only the NFC East title to be decided in Sundays game in Washington between the Redskins and the the winner of that game would be the division the loser would be out of the The AFC is Miami is the East champion Pittsburgh or Cincinnati will win the and either Seattle or Denver will win the West with the loser joining the Los Angeles Raiders as a wildcard But the NFC is so muddled that nearly 24 hours after Sundays the league office still was trying to confirm all the possibilities involving the Cowboys and Heres the breakdown NFC The San Francisco have clinched the West title and any homefield advantage for the The Chicago are the Central Division champions and but cannot get a homefield The other three playoff berths will be decided among four NFC East teams and the The best way to sort them out is ST 96 If the Cardinals beat the Redskins theyre the NFC East champion based on a 62 division record if they theyre out because theyre 105 The Redskins edged the Cowboys 3028 Sunday to take over the division If they beat the Cards they win the division based on their 11 5 Even with a loss to the the Redskins could still be a wild Should the Giants Washington earns a If the Giants the Redskins would still make the playoffs if Dallas loses to NEW 96 The who lost to the Cardinals 3121 cannot win the But they can get a wildcard berth by beating New Orleans if the Rams beat the 49ers or if the Cardinals and Cowboys both The Giants could also lose and get the wild card if Dallas and Louis lose because if all three are 97 the Giants have the best combined record against the other 96 Like the the Cowboys cant win the division But they can earn a wildcard if they beat Miami and the Rams lose to San If that Motta calls for testing of all NBA staff they eliminate the Giants regardless of thi outcome of their game with New Of If the Rams beat the the Cowboys caw still get a wild card if they beat the Dolphins and the Giants and Cardinals LOS 105 The Rams can clinch the wild card and the homefield fof the playoff game by beating the 49ers Friday If they they can still eafn the wild card if either Dallas or Louis AFC Both Denver and Seattle are 123 and the winner of their game at Seattle Sunday wins the AFC If the Broncos are the wild theyll be at home against the Raiders if its the theyll play at Los Angeles unless the Raiders lose one of their two remaining Monday night at Detroit or Sunday at home against If beats Buffalo at home and the 87 Steelers lose to the then Cincinnati wins the Central Division because it has the better intradivision If Pittsburgh wins or or both teams then Pittsburgh is the DALLAS AP Dick head coach of the Dallas has called on the National Basketball Association to stiffen its drug policy by allowing teams to make random spotchecks that would reveal if players are using The only way a kid can be tested now is to almost be Motta If I go to the and I say I suspect a player has a they Do you have any proof I just a Thats not good enough for the Motta Mottas remarks in published accounts today came in the wake of weekend revelations that Utahs John Drew and Houstons John two players with past drug have been forced out of the NBA because of a He made his points in his weekly column that appeared today in The Morning News and in an in terview with the Fort Worth Star Under the agreement between the Players Association and the the only way a player can get help is to voluntarily come forward and admit he has a A team cannot spot check its players and then confront the players with the The best deterrent to doing Motta is fear fear of being fear of embarrassment to self and fear of losing the The only way we can instill this fear is to have acrosstheboard spot checks of entire in cluding trainers and Motta He suggested the testing be put in the hands of an independent periodically and without If a test comes up the leagues program of education and rehabilitation should take he A subconscious trap has been set for NBA players and coaches because we have a lot of too much free and were overex Motta There is a tremendous pressure to be Its a fastlane There is a constant reminder youre in the spotlight 24 hours a he We challenge our players when things are to reach down within themselves and find something that refuses to let them My fear is that sometime theyll reach down into their equipment bag and pull out a substance to help them through the tough Motta The Dallas coach said he is a strong believer in the leagues commitment to drug education and but said the Drew and Lucas tragedies have convinced him there is a problem out there destroying and weve got to stop Drew and Lucas had clauses in their contracts allowing their teams to conduct urinalyses at their Drew missed a practice in Oakland last was suspended and failed a Lucas missed a plane Friday from Oakland to where he was tested and traces of cocaine Under the NBAs current agreement with the Players a player with a drug problem who voluntarily asks for help will receive it once without His team will pay for the Serious Raiders slash Detroit 243 DICK MOTTA to end tragedy and he will remain on A second voluntary request will result in suspension with no but no other A third voluntery request will result in permanent dismissal from the NBA although after two years a player can apply for If the player does not ask for help and is or if a player is con victed or pleads to a crime involving the distribution of cocaine or he is permanently banned from the No prisoners Sooners rip Pirates By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Billy Tubbs has a very simple basketball philosophy win by a And in Wayman he has just the fellow to lead the With a member of the gold medal winning Olympic exploding for 55 points Monday the 15thranked Sooners demolished the Southwestern University Pirates This is a perfect example of us taking no Tubte said after Oklahoma improved to If I did take it would be where Tubbs coached for two I have a lot of friends there and I know how they Tubbs Ive been there But I dont mislead Ill try to beat you by 100 if I In other games involving Top Twenty 18 Kansas ripped South Carolina State 8154 and newly elevated to the 20 beat Western Michigan Tisdale scored 36 points in leading Oklahoma to a 6035 halftime advantage over and finished only six points shy of his singlegame school scoring record of Tisdale also collected 13 He got the hot hand said We didnt plan for him to score that but Im not surprised at anything he Tim McCalister added 20 points for Oklahoma while Bobby Deaton had 27 points and 10 rebounds for Kansas Coach Larry Brown said he had fun watching the run past South Carolina We got everyone to play and I like to see everyone Brown The opportunity to play is what the players look forward Ron Kellogg scored 16 points and Greg Dreiling 15 for which romped to a 4627 halftime The Jayhawks built their biggest margin at 7345 with to Ralph Miller had 16 points to pace South Carolina which is winless in eight unbeaten in five got 21 points from Roy including 15 during a second half Michigan led only 3631 at in but used a 124 run to quickly settle the issue at the start of the second Another 142 tear made it 6545 and cleared the way for subs to mop Don Petties scored 19 points for Western now In other games Monday it was Niagara Penn73 Pittsburgh Alabama Austin Peay 48 Kansas State Northeast Missouri 48 Michigan State Peters 38 Missouri Tennessee 61 Nebraska Wyoming 65 Arizona Pan American and TexasSan Antonio Rice Scoreboard On the air TUESDAY TELEVISION 7 WEDNESDAY TELEVISION S p in Auto racing Formula One World DIIVIIHJ 7 Basketball DePaul at Penn 9 Skiing Woild Cup Mens Slalom 13 9 2 11 11 4 10 11 10 11 Ti 4 15 914 Local sports TUESDAY 5 Boys basketball Luling junior vatsity at 6 Boys basketball Alamo Mights junior vaisity at Nw 6 Boys basketball Smilhson Valley lunior varsity at THURSDAY SATURDAY Gills basketball Canyon at Diipping Springs tournament Nw Smithson Valley at Buerne tournament Boys basketball Nw Canyon at Boeine tournament Smithson Valley at Lam pasas San Kansas City Pacific Division 9 9 591 Phoenix 10 555 j 12 14 5 Golden State 14 6 Mondays Game Atlanta 104 Indiana 98 Todays Games New Jersey Boston at Philadelphia at New Yoik Utah at Washington Milwaukee at Cleveland Detroit at Chicago San Antonio at Kansas City Poulandat Denvei Houston at Phoenix Clippers at Golden State Wednesdays Games Milwaukee at New Jersey Boston at Philadelphia Chicago at Detroit Kansas City at Dallas Denyer at San Antonio Cleveland Atlanta at New Orleans Golden State at Lakeis 22 289 11 51 263 18 61 258 19 41 208 13 50 113 0 0 000 4 0 0 000 3 Top 20 NBA By The Associated Press EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division Boston Philadelphia Washington New Jersey New York Central Chicago Milwaukee Detroit Atlanta Indiana Cleveland Oanyar 14 6 The Top Twenty teams in the Associated Press college basketball with tirstplace votes in total points based on 2019 181716 1514131211 109876 record through and last weeks ranking Hecord Pts Pvs 1279 1 1188 2 1059 4 1045 3 987 5 960 7 865 8 790 9 Carolina 779 10 605 12 536 Tech 472 15 Ufjterth 440 16 437 6 3164 17 College scores Mondays College Basketball By The Associated Press EAST Hartford Cornell 66 Niagara Penn 73 Providence Howard 53 Yale 11 64 SOUTH Alabama Austin Peay 48 Alcom 1 1 Florida 78 Georgia Southern Augusta 47 Jacksonville Tioy 79 Louisiana Tech Ball 59 Motehead Tennessee 85 Carolina Wilmington 66 Southern NE Louisiana 81 SW Louisiana New York Tech 42 MIDWEST Cleveland Kenyon 69 Denison Marietta 63 Kansas Carolina 54 Kansas NE Missouh 48 Michigan Michigan 59 Michigan Peters 38 Missouri Tennessee 61 Nebraska Wyoming 65 NW Missouri SW Baptist 52 SOUTHWEST Arizona Pan American 60 Oklahoma 1 Southwestern 76 TexasArlington SW Texas 63 TexasSan Antonio Rice 65 FAR WEST Fresno Marshall 58 Portland Fulleiton SWC standing Texas Tech Rice Mondays Game Texas San Antonio Rice 65 Tuesdays Game Texas Abl at Bayloi Wednesdays Game Texas at Out Roberts 2 567 3 AP Just when the rest of the National Foot ball league thought it was safe to venture into the the Los Angeles Raiders came swaggering back to town wearing their playoff The defending Super Bowl champions used an awesome led by Bill and big offensive plays a Raider trademark by Marc Cle Montgomery and Jim Plunkett to crush the Detroit Lions 243 Monday The given up for dead after losing some key players through injuries and dropping three straight games last now are riding a fourgame winning streak and their 114 record in the AFC West assures them a wildcard spot in the lest you remember that the Raiders rode a wildcard berth to the championship over Philadelphia in Super Bowl who had 34 of the Raiders eight led a defense that shut the Lions down at every Detroit finished with only 10 first 257 total yards and had two passes in It was a good win because we played Raiders Coach Tom Flores The defense played well all We wanted to play win and stay Going into the our biggest concern is to stay who completed 11 of 19 for 194 yards with two interceptions before leaving the game with back spasms in the fourth tossed a 12yard TD pass to tight end Todd Christensen in the second quarter and had a 72yard bomb to Dokie Williams that set up a 37yard Chris Bahr field goal in the third Ive never had these spasms and I dont know what to Wilson Its real tight it was an injury to Plunkett that gave Wilson a chance to start in the first who hit 3 of 4 for 102 yards most of it on a 73yard TD strike to Marcus Allen late in the fourth quarter was seeing his first action since suffering pulled abdominal muscles I felt a little more comfortable late in the Plunkett I felt very apprehensive going One of Plunketts passes also went to Cliff Branch who hung on for his only catch of the but it was the 500th of his You dont know if youll ever get a NFL By The Associated Press AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W 13 8 7 4 2 L 2 7 8 11 13 xMtamt New England Jets Indianapolis Buffalo Central 7 Cincinnati 8 Cleveland 11 Houston 12 West y Seattle 3 3 Raiders 4 Kansas 8 San 7 8 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East Washington 10 5 6 Louis 6 6 8 Central x Chicago 6 Green 8 Tampa Bay 10 10 12 West xSan Francisco 1 5 New Orleans 6 9 Atlanta 12 x clinched division title yclinched wild card playoff berth Sundays Games Cincinnati New Orleans 2 Tampa Bay Atlanta 6 Louis New York Giants 21 Pittsburgh Cleveland 20 Miami Indianapolis 17 Philadelphia New England 17 Gieen Bay Chicago 14 Kansas City Seattle 7 Denver San Diego 13 Los Angeles Rams Houston 16 Washington Dallas 28 Mondays Game Los Angeles Raidets Detroit 3 Fridays Game Los Angeles Rams at San Francisco Saturdays Games New Orleans at New York Giants Denver at Seattle Sundays Game Buffalo at Cincinnati Chicago at Detroit Cleveland at Houston Indianapolis at New England Gieen Bay at Minnesota New Yoik Jets at Tampa Bay Louis at Washington Kansas City at San Diego Philadelphia at Atlanta Pittsburgh at Los Angeles Raiders Mondays Game Dallas at Miami END REGULAR SEASON chance to achieve that and Im glad Im a part of Plunkett The Raiders fumbled the ball seven but the Lions failed to recover any of The bedraggled Lions dropped to 4101 in the NFC AU L Ppt ft V Pet 0 0 4 0 0 6 1 0 0 4 1 Baylor 0 0 4 1 0 0 3 1 0 0 3 1 0 0 3 1 Shop at the Store with the Eagle on the Door duality wd Servta tou Can Depend On CARPETDRAPERIESVINYL VINYL WOOD FLOORS IN STOCK WALL PAPER I OOOS OF ROLLS 943 N WALNUT 6253477 AVAILABLE X Featured on your APAMCMOIOAID MUFFLER AND HITCH CENTER Holiday Discounts On Dual Exhaust Systems GriU Guards Turbo Mufflers Bars up Truck Accessories Boards Highway II
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