Get 1 more page view just for clicking
to like us on Facebook
New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 26, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas LOS ANGERS l Los Angeles thrashes the Page 8 A Sports July 7A Normal fans turn wacko aul better known as Wonderful took a frightful beating at the Catholic Youth Center in Sci in April of last He was then kicked in the While he was doubled Orndorff was smashed on the head with a folding this sounds like just another days work on the wrestling What makes this incident noteworthy is that it took place outside the ring and it was the not the Iron Sheik nor Abdullah the doing the dirty Whats the fans were doing it for The punches were the kick was and the metal most was Wonderful couldtell the difference right The 260pound wrestler took a blind swing at his missed and hit an 81yearold The Elmer suffered three broken false a broken nose and a fractured bone near his Biemuller was hospitalized and Orndorff was charged with annravated assault and recklessly endangering another That is how the story but let us consider how it Who were these fans who jumped Paul Orndorff and why would they lose control that way Orndorff is a villiari he prances a lot and does sneaky things to his opponents but a kick in the groin Wouldnt a simpleboo Wrestling it stirs a unique and volatile passion in its There is something about this sport thai turns otherwise normal people laborers into raging Not all of mind Many people come to the matches knowing it is burlesque in rhinestones and They laugh at Brutus Beefcake and his overfed They keep things in It is the other the fans who identify too strongly with whats happening on that makes the security guards and the wrestlers themselves Two years a fan knocked down an Atlanta police officer and climbed into the ring with a He was subdued before he could do any but there was no question ho meant The fans wife came o the police station in She asked him how he could do such a stupid The man was suburban type without so much as a traffic ticket in his Ik Didnt see what was happening It was twi against one in that had to even it The man believed really believed his And thats I nside Professional Wrestling By RAY DIDINGER Special to the HeraldZeitung Followers of Jimmy Superfly Snuka appear calm as they wait for their man to emerge from the dressing But once the action starts and Superfly executes his most spectacular move of leaping off the top rope onto a fallen the fur is likely to fly at ringside T Lui bully Blanchard was standing in a hallway outside the Greensville listening to the roar of the sellout Blanchard wasnt wrestling that He came in to tape a television interview with Ricky The two exchanged insults and then walked away smiling while the announcer You heard it Theres bad blood between these As Blanchard left the fans threw paper cups at his you is a bad Last he snuck up on Steamboat and cracked him with a Wrestling fans dont forget things like Thats the name of the youve got to give em said a former wishbone quarterback at West Texas These people arent here to see a This is Honky Last they put on a couple of fullcontract karate matches before The people sat there like this Then we came out kicking and bodyslamming and the place went they hate me but so what Its all money in the I dont mind when they yell I just dont like it when they stab An old lady got me with a nail file in A man crushed out a cigarette on my back in You can only take so In Corpus a guy hit me and I shoved him Somebody behind me kicked him in the now Im on trial for I could spend a year in Do you believe that Other wrestlers have similar Killer Kowaski was hit with a chair on his way to the Hans Schroeder was hit with a brick a lady had it in her Scroeders also a wrestler her ring name is Leilani was struck with a They have been cursed out and spat Maurice Mad Dog Vachon recalls an old lady attacking him with an Vachons brother had his throat by a 75yearold You try to be Vachon pointed but these people make you nuclear power that scares the hell out of Most of the we feel We were powerless during the Iran hostage cftsis and were powerless whenever Russia flexes a But we arent powerless when Slaughter gets these guys in the Cobra Clutch and chokes the daylights out of We arent rooting for the wrestlers as much as we are rooting for These fans like You dont find that in a baseball or football at least not to this Look Robertson gestured toward the huge Philadelphia Spectrum crowd a sellout which was full of Slaughter fans dressed in camouflage gear and Marine Corps The last time I saw this many people Robertson I was catching a C141 from The most intriguing question in all of is how many fans really believe what they see taking place in the ring An informal survey taken at several matches indicates fewer than half the customers take all the grimacing and eyegouging A few like Anthony and Debbie of think the whole thing is a So why did they come to a recent Spectrum show Its Pastore Its A hat is behind this rage Why is it that fans at other sports are content to vent their displeasure vocally What is it about wrestling that pushes them over the edge Spectators relate to the action on more of a gut level here than they do baseball or said Bruce a clinical social worker and a graduate student at Bryn Mawr This is a but it taps into an entirely dif ferent Robertson In you have the home team and the In wrestling you have the good guys and the bad And the bad guys are really Its like a John Wayne Look at the We have the against the Iron Sheik and Nikolia The Sheik is from the nation that humiliated us in front of the whole Volkoff is from the larger segment of the well over agreed some of the action was fake but felt at least part of it was They get out of hand said Maureen a junoir at Bishop McDevitt High She was carrying a sign the read I Love Barry Win It is a relatively small but rabid group that wholeheartedly and in whats You may call then or but they call them selves One such believer is Duane of Graves was at the Spectrum that night dressed like the Junkyard the Sarges valiant tagteam His attire consisted of camouflage and a cap with a chain around his He was carrying a large dog bone two paper bags tied in the middle with Were standing up for the said a special education I have people come up to me in Slaughter and say You make me proud to be an That makes me feel One guy asked me to autograph a A lady asked me to kiss her Last year when the Sarge was a bad guy she would have hid the baby under the Next The crusader who wants to clean up the David King Frogs spread the word on The Temple Tornado KENNETH DAVIS I saw a horned frog scuttling around in my back yard the other and for some odd reason I thought of TCU running back Ken neth a prime candidate for the Heisman Trophy this doesnt have little horns on his head and eyes that can see whos chasing him and where hes going at the same Hes somewhat darker complected and runs slightly more upright than the odd little But Davis and the horned frog are because the senior halfback has all but become TCU Horned Frog The TCU publicity people have been pushing Davis for the Heisman and all kinds of other honors this A poster with Davis pictured as The Temple swirling out of a football has been A special photo package was mailed out earlier this Heaven knows what else well see before the season ever little bumper stickers on the backs of horned Soccer trip Former New Braunfels resident Jason Schindler is playing soccer in Europe this summer as part of the Buccaneer soccer team from San will play with the team in Portsmouth and Bir England and West Members of the come from 10 San Antonio and 10 players including Schindler are memers of the National Honor He is the son of Billy and Jaella Schindler and the grandson of Allynne Schindler and Ella Unicorns ranked sixth Canyon rated top contenders New Braunfels ranks among the states top Class 4A football teams again this according to preseason reports in Texas football The who were 1021 last season and a state quartcrfinaast for the third straight are ranked sixth in the magazines top 10 and are picked to win the district Canyon is listed as the top contender for the In Bandera is the preseason with Boerne a close Bandera is ranked third in the state in the 3A preseason poll on the strength of returning players James Gene Matthews and Cliff secondteam allstaters from a year Other teams in the 3A top 10 are Waco Alvarado and Port Other top 10 teams in Class 4A are a state finalist last year a quarterfinalist the surprise state champs Gregory which beat New Braunfels and Canyon on the way to the semifinals last year Bay City Wichita Falls Hirschi Huntsville Corsicana and Port Arthur In this district favorites are South San West and Uvalde in 144As GregoryPortland in 154A and Rio Grande City in Regional favorites in 3A are Rice Medina Hebbronville and Port In District defending district champ Randolph is listed as the favorite and the states secondranked Other 2A top 10 teams are Grand East Pilot Crandall and Dorsett given extension by Cowboys THOUSAND Tony Dorsett wont have to report to training camp until Saturday night while the Dallas Cowboys running back works with the Internal Revenue Service on his tangled A third party representing Dorsett called at the deadline Thursday night for Cowboys veterans to report to camp to ask Coach Tom Landry and club president Tex Schramm for a 48hour extension Schraroro said Dorsett and his advisers hope to work out an agreement with the IRS to repay back taxes the agency says bj Coach Landry granted We are disappointed he is not but we are more disappointed about the position Tony has arrived Its sad that a player of his ability and personality finds himself in this Schramm Its a sad I just wish Tony had come to us earlier with his Schramm he is still under contract and needs to abide by terms of the Dorsett in the fourth year of a 7 year deal that brings turn a Dorsetts problems include liens by the Tbe boat Tooy finds himself in was by poor planning and Schramm We are looking for a structure where he can play the next three years and have something We want him to come out of football in a healthy financial He is a fine young man with a lot of We have a lot of empathy for Dorsett at one time had a 15year deferred contract at but decided he wanted the money up Investments turned and trouble with the IRS has drained a lot of the money Teammates were generally sympathetic to Dorsetts financial Sports seiv Ihe cwv u anassor 8vid one teg bfid too ns be ax jsr the taVte v Be9 xhetf Get TheSao cSfe tun ftUtf eaVv
Once upon a time newspapers were our main source of information. Now those old newspapers are a reliable source for hundreds of years of history and secrets of the past. Now you can search for people, places, and events without the hassle of sorting through mountains of papers!
Newspaper Archive is the world's largest online newspaper database featuring over 145+ million newspaper pages. Plus our database expands by one newspaper page per second for a total of around 2.5 million pages per month! The value of your membership grows along with it.
Those looking to find out more about their forefathers can empower their genealogy search with Newspaper Archive. Within our massive database, users can search ancestors' names for news stories and obituaries. We must understand our past to understand our future!
24 hours a day Monday-Saturday
Your full introductory membership payment will be credited toward the cost of full membership any time you choose to upgrade!
"It is amazing how easy and exciting it is to access all of this information! I found hundreds of articles about my relatives from Germany! Well worth the subscription!" - Michael S.
"I love this site. It's interesting to read articles about different family members. I've found articles as well as an obituary about an uncle who passed away before I was born, and another about a great aunt. It's great for helping with genealogy." - Patricia T.
"A great research tool. Allows me to view events and gives me incredible insight into the stories of the past." - Charles S.