Albuquerque Tribune Newspaper Archives Aug 2 1973, Page 54

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Albuquerque Tribune (Newspaper) - August 2, 1973, Albuquerque, New Mexico The Albuquerque a a faces sex mates i olives figures in Fores figure prominently in every foot Ball game. The new Mexico thunderbird Southwest professional league Road contest saturday against the san Antonio Toros is no exception. The personality involved is quarterback Sal in palivas. F sex new Mexico state passing great who led the nation in collegiate passing find total offence in his sen year was a Star for the in his first taste of football three years Bonus gome Here now Olivas is gunning the thunderbird offence. Sal is ready said t Birds coach Gary Sloan during the team s press luncheon this week. He has t been physically fit because of the thumb he fractured on his passing hand just before our game at Phoenix five weeks ago. He could t hold a foot Ball for three weeks but be came Back Strong against Oklahoma last week. He should be 100 per cent by saturday at san Antonio. The Thun Derth kids Birds Denver game is shifted additional Home game 6as been added to the new Mexico thunderbird from Wertime football schedule giving the t Joel ads four straight Home contests to finish the sea Road game original qty slated in Denver against Jtj he Denver Lakewood Fellers has been moved to on sept. 1, manager Dick Pool announced. Thunderbird oilers Wii be played lit Wil stadium and will be a Jbf Nus season holders. Ujj the to a kids now play one More Road game saturday s contest against san Antonio Toros this pc Kend. Thunderbird launch jul Weir Long 4-Gaine Home Jurcuk next week against i Denver then they la have Here against Phoenix on aug. 1h and san Antonio on aug 25. The Denver Lake Wood oilers finale on sept. 1 follows. The thunderbird in their quest for a winning season in their first year of professional football should be favored Over Denver but May have it Tough time with both san Antonio and Phoenix 5-2 As those learns Battle for the league Champion ship. In the first game this year new Mexico heat Phoenix in an exciting Over time game 33 27, in Arizona. Tickets Are on Sale this week for the first Denver the reduced prices of for adult reserved for general admission und for fans age 13 und under. They arc available at Cooks sport ing goods or the team offices 1336 Wyoming be. With a 3-3 record entertain an outside Chance of get Ting into the Post season playoffs. They must upset the to Ros this week to ret their foot in the playoffs. Toffi Toros however Are still in very Strong con Tention for the league Crown and will he anxious to win to keep their championship Hopes alive. They suffered eight or ten injuries due to the As in Las according to a team spokes Man when they lost their first game of the season in Ilia vegas 39-27, last week end. But the Tokos still have their Starling Lirse up basically intact for new Mexico with All players expected to be Fuli Speed by next saturday. That includes quarterback Luz i Derazza a Strong contender for league passing Hon ors who threw two scoring passes to split end Don Lurrell last weekend. Sun Antonio is the so pal defending Champion with a

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