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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 16, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Sports October Strikers will be but not this Sunday 111 ft Wf IT flRSC i A b W W NEW YORK AP The NFL players couldnt win when they walked out and they couldnt win when they ln They ended thelr 9trtke M weekends NFL strike The union couldnt even end the strike the right sending the players in on the assumption they could suit up then standing helplessly by when the owners told them theyd reported too late and would have to wait another week to It was like being in a war and losing your said Rickey player rep of the Denver There was nothing left to fight The bottom was falling out of the Its the end of the Civil War and theyre taking Atlan said wide receiver Cris Collinsworth of the Cincin nati Lets get the furniture before it In Gene the unions executive sounded like a man putting his members out of their misery in announcing the official end of the 24day walkout on It was unfair to the players to continue to sacrifice any Upshaw sending the more than players still on strike back to and announcing that the union had decided to pursue Its aims in an antitrust suit filed in federal court in The return left the union with nothing to show for the walkout except losses close to million in salaries and a season whose results will be skewed by replace ment Not one of its aims free pension and severance guaranteed contracts and on down was agreed As one league official put it If they wanted to go to they could have done it 1 and saved all this most of the players ended the strike where they began it on the street after the union miscalculated and ordered them in a day after the week ly deadline for reporting on the assumption it would be For a there was mass confusion as teams reported en masse only to be told by coaches and team of ficials that they couldnt play this Sunday and would be paid at the per diem rate of only a week for veterans and for rookies if they decided to stick around and The owners insisted that veterans reporting after more than three weeks would be running too great a risk of injury if they played I think having them here by I Wednesday is a sensible time for the coach to organize and get the players in said general manager George Young of the New York Thursday is not a good especially late in the They cant walk in off the street and expect to Of course if they got they would say its your General Manager Jim Finks of the New Orleans Saints said the owners also were wary that without a formal regulars would go on strike again as soon as replacement players were Jet Two teams the Bears and Raiders agreed to return and and a few scattered players from other teams also took reclaimed their equip ment and worked But all of those who struck for the duration will be forc ed to watch their replacements play again retur ning on Monday or Tuesday to resume their shattered It may be the end of anyone in this country influencing the NFL Collinsworth Were going to be Players take battle into the courtroom MINNEAPOLIS AP The National Football League Players Association has taken its battle against the owners from the picket line to federal After negotiations for a new contract collapsed ami the players union ordered its members to return to work Thursday without an the NFLPA filed an antitrust suit in District Court in claiming the league illegally limits com pensation to players and monopolizes player We waited to file the suit until today because we hoped the NFL would reach a goodfaith collec tive bargaining W IV Buck staff counsel for the said We only filed the suit when it became apparent the league had no intention of reaching an agree I assure you that our inten tion was to negotiate an agree Briggs said by telephone from his Washington The players could have filed their case in any federal district but Minnesota was chosen mainly because the union has hired the Minneapolis law firm of LindquistA Teams began reporting back en masse Thursday without a new contract but left after being told they had missed the deadline to play and get paid for this weekends The suit alleges that the NFL and owners conspired to impose a system that illegally restricts compensation paid to The Mangement Council ex ecutive committee said In a state ment It would have no comment until It had read the The NFLPA became the second sports union to file suit against its league this The NBA Players Association filed suit in New Jersey on 1 against the NBA over the salary cap and right of first The NFL defendants compris ed the only major football league in the United the suit they monopolize and or have combined to conspire and monopolize both the market for major league pro football games and the market for the services for major league professional football left to the mercy ami the good graces of the owners of the NFL and well see how well be treated by The management played hardball and accomplished what they wanted to They busted us said linebacker Jeff Uohrer of the Dallas one of many players who seemed to come out of the strike with deep resentments toward the Some people are very not just here but across the said Harry captain of the Super Bowl champion Giants Its everyones opinion that they were out all along to bust the humble the players Its a little like when you have a per son you grind on 1 think thats what they are trying to Beleaguered Cardinals prepare to face Minnesota MINNEAPOLIS AP The World Series moved indoors for the first time and injuries followed the crippled Louis Cardinals into the Terry Pendleton is not likely to play against the Minnesota Twins because of rib cage Manager Whitey Herzog said Right Id say its doubtful hell play at He has torn Herzog said two days before Rookie Joe another one of Louis walking wounded this will start the opener against Frank Viola in a matchup of lefthanders beneath the orangetinted Herzog made a switch for Game saying Danny Cox would pitch and be followed by John Tudor in the third Bert Blyleven will start Game 2 for the Twins and Les Straker will work the third The beseiged by injuries this are still not expecting slugger Jack Clark to out of the starting lineup since 9 with an ankle took part in an intrasquad game Thursday night at the Metrodome as light rained leu He went 0forti with three What you see is what you Clark I cant 1 cant help right Herzog had another close call when cat cher Tony who led the Cardinals with a average in the got hit m the right hand by a foul Pena left the but was not seriously injured Theres no sense saiii of the injury jinx that has plagued his team ever since Pena broke his thumb in the thud garni of lluseason Theres nothing you eniuio 1endleton hurt himself while sliding Wednesday night in St Ixniis tl0 victory over San Francisco in the seventh game of the National League He remained in the name at third base for one inning and then was forced to leave I dont fed at all If it stays this I cant make Pendleton said Clark led the Cardinals with home runs and Uili runs batted and PendUton wasse coiul with 11 homers and UBI had to make a decision by late this afternoon on his 24man World Series roster has already indicated be will add a ninth probably righthanded reliever Lee Tunncll Keserve outfielder Lance Johnson could txthe one or it might tx either Clark or Ptndleton There was speculation Herzog might swk permission from the commissioners office to add David who was not on Un original playoff to replace one of Un injured players Local capsules Rebels Rangers Matchup Hays 42 22 in district at Smithson Valley 32 overall 21 in Last yoar Hays Smithson Valley 6 Lat wtofe Hays lost to Samuel Clemens Smithson Valley was idle Oamo notos The Rangers have had a week off to recover from their 350 loss to while Hays lost to the same team last Both teams are still in the thick of the playoff but a loss tonight will make it awfully tough for either Smithson Valley must still play New Braunfels and Boerne while Hays must face Tivy and The Rebels have the thirdbest scoring offense in the district Players to watch Halfback Jason Castillo is a returning alldistrict player for but the Rebels have a wealth of running including halfback Steve fullback Steve Miller and quarterback Derek Hays runs largely from the so a lot of pressure will be placed on Smithson Valleys outside linebackers and Mike Harmon and Shody Henshaw will start in the backfield for Smithson The Ranger line will need to be quicker off the ball than the much larger Local injuries Smithson Valey took advantage of its week off to get Halfback Steve Smith should return to action for the first time in four weeks and linemen Brian Markham and Gawain Welz should also play Unicorns Lions Matchua New Braunfels 32 21 in district at Lockhart 24 overall 13 in Last year New Braunfels Lockhart 0 Last week New Braunfels beat Boerne Lockhart lost to Kerrville iivy 48 Game notes New Braunfels finds itself back in the playoff picture with its win over Boerne last With only a loss to Tivy and games remaining with Smithson Valley and as well as tonights contest with the the Unicorns control their own destiny as far as a playoff spot is con The Lions have always played New Braunfels tough at including the Unicorns 1882 state semifinalist Players to watch EL Mclntosh is not only a strong he also has good Tailback Michael Spruieil is the spry Both are tremendous athletes for Lockhart and can break off a long run at any given Quarterback Pat Natal has a strong while flanker Hess provides good hands and split end David Adams good Robert Walker will start at fullback for New Braunfels The Unicorn defense will need to contain the If the secondary has to make the majority of the New Braunfels may be in Local HMvrios Amazingly New Braunfels is healthy after last weeks hardfought game with House Bill 72 claimed one varsity player Cougars Buffaloes Canyon 15 M in district at Samuel Clemens 50 overall 30 in 8pm year Canyon Clemens 13 Last Canyon lost to Clemens defeated Hays 29l 6 CaiM Mies There arent many 15 teams as good as but Clemens has achieved a welldeserved 50 status The 29point wtertogs have a strict ly uphill battle facing them and may be somewhat satisfied giving the Buffaloes a run for their even if they do fall The Cougars will try to establish a running game and throw when the situation All parts of the Buffalo defense are so the Cougars are just going to line up and The Buffaloes have a simple WingT occasionally going to the 1 and rely on sJwer power and flood Mfuttoff Players to watch Watch for Buffaloes fullback John Zammieilo He is the focal point of the Clemens rushing Frank Garcia is the Buffaloes game breaker on apacial at free safely and at The Cougars would like a big game from backs Kelly MulhoUan and Chad Austin to control The game and keep fhcbaU out of the Buff No new injuries to although four have OMB lost to BUI 73 Beside every good Stands a patient wife who has shared the ups and downs By TIM WAITS Staff Writer The final seconds have ticked off the the interrogation from sportswriters is finished and the last player has filed out of the locker The head who has spent hours upon hours preparing his team for the finally can spend time with his partner his And vice All three area head football coaches wives Janie Dolores Burch and Beth are attractive women who took a few minutes out ot their own busy schedules to talk about the rigors of being a coachs Streety and Burch have been in New Braunfels collectively more than iO years sharing the ups and downs of the Unicorns and While the have been at Smithson Valley only two Beth has been the coachs wife for almost never staying in one town more than three 1 dont think anybody really knows what they are getting into when they marry a said who has been married to the Canyon Cougars since Ive always been in volved in sports 1 am athletically minded I suppose you would 1 think the thing I had to learn coming from Louisiana to Texas is theres a much greater emphasis in Texas on football and theres pro bably more pressure on said From my the coach always had a stable You never thought they might get fired or When the Burches met at Nor thwestern Troy was on crutches with a broken the result of a football injury sustained while playing It may not have been a coincidence that Dolores was in nurses training school at the She now does nursing work for Hospice New Braunfels and runs thf family snowcone stand at the cor ner of Union and San Antonio streets which is closed for the Nursing and being a coachs wife seems to go hand in as Beth Matulich is also a working at Mountain Valley Elementary School in She met Joe the Smithson Valley Rangers while they were attending Texas Beth transferred to Baylor to attend nursing but the two the phone lines busy their who ojkiarterbarttd UK Red was to piay aoouai Janie Streety Beth Matulich center and Dolores Burch right have all found that staying active is a prerequisite for marrying an athletic Photo by Deryl Clark BlueGray allstar The game happened to be scheduled for the same day on which he and Beth were planning to be He passed up the game and lias lived happily ever after with Beth and their two Jeb and He got his first coaching job at Roosevelt and we had just had our first baby who was about four weeks and Joe was gone all the she It was a real 1 decided if I wanted to see 1 would have to go and be with him at the game Janie married Jim Streety her freshman year at Southwest Texas State while he was a When he was going to college and being around other I guess I realized all the hours they put into she It never has bothered me that hes gone Weve always been so Ive always worked Hes home when he can be Hes very family said of her They have two and 12 New Braunfels has been good to us Weve had winning Weve just been Streely moved up it could have been some other but it was a firstgrade teacher at Live Oak in the Judson School refers to her husband only by his Asked she said J was introduced to him as And his friends call him His family calls him The drawbacks of being a coachs wife include not just the many hours I decided if I wanted to see I would have to 90 and be with him at the Beth Matulich spent at ball games or waiting up at home The wives mast also sit in tin stands and listen to people curstat and cnticue their husbands Most of these do not filter down to the but they do burn the ears of the wives I try to ignore it and most of the time 1 said Burch 1 try to understand that a lot of times peo pie perhaps annot so much veiling at Troy they are just yetting rustratioius uff their chest In esjence they may yelling at their 1 try to think that 1 have to admit that there are some times when I get angry or upstt and I may say something I try to calmly explain whats hap she said Vou have to try to understand hat people get emo and you just have to sit there and pretend you dont hear Vou just gear your mind to the game Burch said she fell having her own children go through school gave her a broader perspective of what other parents are feeling Listening to or hearing any criticism is the hardest part of be ing a coachs said Matulich Thats tough because 1 know how hard he works and how much time he has invested with the kids But the Ixird has helped me with that and 1 feel a lot Streety has a different view of the fans reaction to coaching decisions It doesnt bother site Ive known other coaches wives that it does but my husband says they pay good money to come to see a football game and to enjoy it 1 dont feel like they mean anything by it And where 1 I dont even hear it Of the only Malulich admits to occasionally offering her own ad vice as to what her husband might do on the most of her suggestions fall on deaf ears doesnt listen 1 told him 1 had a vision of a play the other she said He never asked me what it Burch stresses independence as a must for coaches You have to learn to be indepen If youre youre in trou When you have young children
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