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Jefferson City Post-Tribune (Newspaper) - January 13, 1969, Jefferson City, Missouri
Pos Tribune Jefferson Chy to monday afternoon january 13 1969 Namath stands behind guarantee in 167 Jet Victory i 1u Miami a the new York jets Are the grand Cham pions of pro football the Ameri can football league has Sud Denly come of age and Joe Namath is the greatest Prophet in the sports world since Cassius Clay called the rounds in which his foes would fall Namath tire Golden Arm and the Jawbone of the jets guaranteed that the Al upstarts would win the world title and he backed it up All the Way Sun Day when he led new York to a spectacular 167 upset of the Baltimore Colts proud Kingpins of the National football league today we won Broadway Joe exulted As the Colts walked in utter dejection off the Battle scarred Orange bowl turf wed win tomorrow or any other time i told them All in the thick gloom of the Colt dressing room coach Don Shula said weve got to be men its just a shame for us to face the Winter after All of the Good things that happened to us be fore today Namath is everything that weve heard Good about him he beat our Blitz More than we did him in the two previous games of the world series of pro football the Green Bay packers had clobbered the Al entries Kan Pas City and Oakland and Bain More was an 18point favorite to keep the nil mystique alive the game plan of the Colts was obvious their vaunted de sense would take away the new York running game opening the Way for the big Rush that would Stop Namath then Earl mor Ralls passes and the slashing runs of Tom Matte and Jerry Hill would carry Baltimore to the inevitable Victory but Namath Tore the whole plan apart right from the be ginning he established the Jet Rushing attack by ramming Matt Snell Down the throats of the Colts and when Baltimore still tried the Blitz he beat it repeatedly As he bombed the Colts with 17 completions in 28 tries for 206 Yards in fact the jets did to frustrated Baltimore just what the Colts had planned to do to them against a magnificent new York defense Morrall and later the Inco Paf Able Johnny Unitas found All avenues to Victory closed to them Morrall the ringer cola Man who replaced he injured Litas is Nils most valuable player when he guided the Colts to a 131 season had been Given added incentive by Namath pre Gaine crowing that Morrall was no better than at least five Pas Sers in the Al but Morrall was unable to Rise to the Challenge the scrambling jets defenders Al Lowed him Only six completions in 17 throws for a measly 71 Yards and came up with crucial interceptions that choked off every threat the Colts mustered in the three quarters Morrall was in the game 1 dont think we did anything right Shula said on defense we didst play like we should and our offence didst come up with the big plays like it has All season coach Weeb Ewbank who won two nil titles with the Colts and now has guided the jets to the Heights said the Colts were great but we were greater it was fabulous Joe called another of his great games this is the Start of a new Era in pro football Snell raced four Yard for a kicked Field goals of 32 30 and nine Yards and new York held a commanding Lead of 160 be fore the Veteran Unitas came in for the final Quarter and the Colts got on the scoreboard on a on Yard run by Jerry Hill big heroes of the new York defense were Randy Beverly whose two end zone interceptions prevented what looked like sure Baltimore touchdowns Johnny Sample who stole an other at the Jet two and Jim Hudson who swiped one at the new York 12 were the greatest team alive Sample shouted we showed them added defensive end Gerry Philbin we proved it we knew that if we stopped them Joe would take Over linebacker Larry Grantham said the Odds were foolish we were confident that Joe would get the Points Baltimore undersold our defense it is so Sweet George Sauer who led the Jet receivers with eight catches for 133 Yards Koi off on the wrong foot at the Start after David Lee had punted dead to the new York three in the first period Namath hit Sauer with a shot pass but he fumbled and Ron Porter recovered for Baltimore at the jets 12 the sellout crowd of 75377 thought this would be the Start of a Colt landslide As Matte Rushing Star of the Colts rammed to the seven on the first play but when Morrall aimed for Tom Mitchell in the end zone the Ball bounced off his left shoulder pad and was deflected to Beverly then Namath took the jets 80 Yards in 12 plays with Snell hit Ting for gains of seven and j3 Yards taking a 12yard pass from Namath and running wide with a simple Handoff for the touchdown with two minute left in the half the Colts were stopped by samples big interception breaking a tackle by Jim Hud son at he line of scrimmage Marte had darted into the Clear and just missed going All the Way when Bill Bald caught him at the Jet 16 but when Morrall threw for Richardson in the end zone Sample came across to pick it off on tire last play of the half Hudson broke off another Colt threat Ith an interception on a Baltimore play with the Colts on the Jet 41 Morrall handed off to Matte who ran to his right and then tossed the Ball Back to Morrall standing alone and unnoticed Morrall had Jimmy Orr wide open near the goal but failed to see him he threw for Hill and Hudson came up with new Yorks third big interception of the first half in spite of All of Baltimore troubles the crowd waited expectantly for Shula to rally the team for a big second half comeback but the Colts for tune failed to improve on the first play after the intermission Matte fumbled and Ralph Baker recovered for new York at the Colt 33 with Snel leading the attack the Lei moved to a first Down at he 11 Here the famed Balti More defense finally Rose up in Foira Lenny Lyles run Einor Siw to Ommodt at the 17 fur a f six and club in Smith no Iii huh for a loss of eight quire on of Only two times Tiv Jet quarterback dumped add super howl but the jets salvaged three Points on the drive when Turner connected with his first Field goal soon afterwards Nim Olhs passes to Sauer Snell mid pee Lammons put Turner in position for his second Field goal to make it 130 Turners third in the last Quarter came after a drive in which Namath hit skier with passes Good for 10 and 40 Yards Unitas sidelined my through the regular season with an ail ing Arm was ready to Roback into action and near the end of the third period when it was old Vious that Morrall bring the Colts Back Shula called on Unitas for the Miracle the old master sparked a Brilliant 80yard touchdown March that ended when Hill scored from the one but the swints Canie hard As the Jet defense Best in the Al held twice at the one there was still line with left in the clock and Baltimore Homics remained alive when an a Side kick gave the Colts pc session at the Jet 44 unit a took them to the 19 but new Yorks defense lowered Boom by breaking up three uni Tus passes in a Row i was confident that i could move them and i did said uni tvs one of the Al time greats of the nil time just ran out on Point favourites Namath shouted through the Din of the new York dressing room never were so Many people so wrong Namath 17 completions set a super bowl record Snell topped the Jet rushers with 121 Yards the victorious jets received Sliwoo each to sweeten the nights work the Colts got s7sou a Man Namath said be fore the game the Money Doest mean a thing most important thing to me said the games flamboyant hero is to be known As the quarterback of the greatest team in pro football and that he is after upset Over Kansas by the associated press Cotton Fitzsimmons thought defense beat Oklahoma to Why should Kansas state do anything different now that its big basketball week is Here the wildcats just about the big eight conferences hottest commodity sinc Christmas can either make or break their Early drive in games tonight at Colorado and saturday night at Home their defense will be tested to the Hilt however because both foe including Kansas sat urday Nightmare their chief rivals for the Lead Kansas state had it the Easi est of the big eights top three clubs Over the weekend during an 8762 frolic past oklahoman the televised matinee Fitzsimmons called it defense that did the Job for us but noted realistically that All was not perfect in the Wildcat performance we went Back to our poor free throwing 21 for he Taid after his team ran its re Cord to 30 we dribbled to j much in the first too and we didst react As Well As in the previous two games As coach Ted Owens of Kan Sas had feared Missouri 12 proved to be a Tough customer and scuttled the Jay Hawks 47 46 on Junior guard Theo Franks late shot following a stall Kansas 21 stays on the Road tonight at Iowa state 0 3 then moves into Manhattan saturday for a crack at Kan Sas state before playing Colo Rado in Jojo Whites final col lege game feb 1 at Colorado Buffalo coach sox Walseth is hoping for More consistency tonight than his team displayed while nudging Iowa state 6867 Over the weekend the buffaloes shot alternately hot and cold and finally called on Junior defensive Ace Gor Don Tope for two free shots with 11 seconds to go in subduing the cyclones among Colorado shooters under Par was 67 Sophomore Flash Cliff Meely whose 36 Points were 14 under his average while Kansas states offence against Oklahoma involved ability to get inside it will be interesting to see what the Alert wildcats tonight against Colo rados 72 Ron Smith Nebraska Oklahoma Missouri and Oklahoma Are Idle tonight with most schools breaking for semester exams the Only other conference game on sat urday will be Iowa states regionally televised skirmish a against Missouri at Columbia Glasgow takes title in California tourney Glasgow rolled to the championship of the California tournament saturday night with an 8571 Victory of the Host Cali fornia pintos Gary Lewis and Kicky Cropp with 28 and 27 Points respectively paced Glasgow Seth Hackney poured through 32 in a losing cause for California Boonville upended Camdenton we in the third place lift walked off with Consolation honors by taking a 5850 decision from Fatima Fatima Linn Boon Al Lac California 11 15 10 14 50 13 18 12 16 17 20 12fii 15 17 14 1258 19 15 18 2678 20 24 20 of Broadway Joe draws spotlight in jets dressing room Miami a Joe Namath had just led his new York jets to a stunning 167 Victory Over the Baltimore Colts he obviously was elated he also was thirsty dirty bitter Are you one of those nil writers he asked each reporter who approached him in the jets dressing room Well Lis ten he would say with a scowl Al is Here to stay and youd better believe it i guarantee stripped to his football pants and socks Namath slouched on a Bench and the Well wishers and writers strained to get near him it was at least degrees in the crowded jets dressing room and he was soaked with perspiration his Long Black mane Hung Down in Damp ringlets nobody believed we would win he kept saying nobody but the new York fans gave us a Chance where were you Guys at least 50 reporters were ringed around him scribbling Down every word hey some body get me another Pepsi he yelled As if by magic a full cup was pressed into his hands and four others were set Down beside him hey brother watch it he said to a photographer whose foot was dangerously close to the soft drink Supply i want everybody to take no Tice he said theres no Champagne in the dressing room of the new world Cham pions after about 20 minutes of questions and congratulations a Little Man wearing a super bowl Straw hat pushed through and tapped Joe on the Arm almost timidly hey dad he yelled where you get that hat then they hugged each other what Are you shaking about John Namath asked his famous son in a Little weak right now dad1 was the reply Joes Mother was not at the game she never comes he said her nerves wont stand it she swells up like a balloon after an hour Joe made his Way to the training table and began cutting away the tape on his feet and Knees the purple scars on his Knees stood out in contrast against the White flesh they were the Only signs of Wear on the 25yearold former Alabama Star who made foot Ball history Vohen he signed a contract with the jets four years ago do you feel sorry for mor Rall he was asked better him than me re plied Joe do you think anyone would be crying Tor me now if the Colts had won hah Joe turned and tossed a wad of tape at a jets Trainer it missed by a foot excuse me he said i overthrew Hes the cock of the walk now whispered one writer yes said another Hes on top theres nobody like him Joe was angered when some body asked him if the super bowl had been his greatest game you must be one of them nil writers he sneered just because we beat an nil team Doest mean it was our Best game i was confident we would win we All were he said Confidence is one thing and Over Confidence is something else if we didst have Confidence we have been Here Joes outspoken Victory pre Kentucky considers race for logo wins finished by the associated press in the viewpoint of the University of Kentucky the race to be the first team to win 1000 College basketball games is Long since Over Kansas and Oregon state Are Only als Orans Kentucky ranked no 7 by its own count has 1004 All time Vic tories thanks to beating Florida 8867 saturday night the National collegiate athletic association however says Kentucky has won Only 999 games but could make it 1000 by taking Georgia monday night Kansas no 5 upset by mis Souri 4746 by a goal scored by Theo Franks with seven seconds to go has won 997officially the Jay Hawks go to Iowa state monday night to try to make it 998 Oregon state is virtually out of Contention with 993 the Bea vers were put Down by mighty no 1 Urcla led by Lew Alcin Dor 8364 the discrepancy Between the Mccaa figures on Kentucky Overall total of victories and Kentucky own reckoning comes about this Way Adolph Rupp took his team to Israel for Hall registers 5th shutout for St Louis by the associated press the hustling Boston Bruins who have stretched their cur rent winning Streak to seven games and taken 13 of their last 14 games today stand in first place of the Eastern division of the National hockey league the Bruins passed the Idle Montreal canadians last night As they downed the Pittsburgh penguins 84 on Boston ice Afler trouncing the canadians 63 in Montreal saturday in other action sunday Veter an goalie Glenn Hull registered his fifth shutout of the season a the St Louis blues stretched their Lead in the Western Divi Sion to 16 Points Over Oakland blanking the Minnesota North stars 20 two goals by Bobby k1 helped put the Chicago Black Hawks Back into third place in the Eastern division As the Black Hawks out skated the Angeles Kings 42 at Chicago stadium Toronto Idle sunday moved Chicago out of third briefly saturday with a 42 Vic tory Over los Angeles while the Black Hawks were losing 61 at St Louis Detroit whose fou game Vin Ning Struk gives signs they would like to move out of the Eastern division cellar arrived within a Point of new York by Healing Oakland 51 in Detroit the red wings Defeated new York 32 in Detroit saturday also in saturdays games Philadelphia Minlu Ili ird place of tin Western Divi Sion by beating Minnesota l2 and Oakland Defeated pills Burn re 42 on Penguin Veteran play maker Phil Espo Sito helped set up five goals for the Bruins who Shook off a slug Gish Start and moved out of a 3 second period lie Esposito assisted on two goals each by Ken Hodge and Ron Murphy and one by Johnny Johnny Bucyk Ted Gree and Fred Stan Field were the other Boston scor ers Sifford takes tourney in sudden death trial los Angeles a Char lie Sifford is the Winner of the 43rd annual los an Geles open Golf tournament and officially he won it sunday in a one Hole sudden death play off with Harold Henning of South Africa in a sense however 45year a Charlie the first negro to or in professional Golf or m 120000 in the final nine it the first round last his rounds for the 72 holes 276 for the Par 71 Rancho Park Gulf course what Charlie did was shoot t 28 on the Back my Utji tray under Par which it in Only six Horr what did after that was Yat by Only Orn stroke for Tho ensuing 63 holes not counting the Birdie pull in i if Liitt Holt playoff Thiol sewed it up Par Golf after thai 28 eruption proved Good enough to repulse the enemy Kenning n Gnu ions loser Hail rounds of and said in Happy to get a lie Kenning won 000 a postseason University tournament in 1966 at the Behest of Mcaa there the wildcats won five games the Mcaa wont count these because they were postseason Rupp demands that they should because he was playing by Mcaa request against College teams the other three games in the eight that separate the views of the Mcaa and Kentucky were played in the Early 1900s Ken Tucky had the names of the opponents but not the scores so the Mcaa has n Ever recognized them then Russell Rice of the Kentucky Public relations staff dug out the scores from old newspaper files and now Ken Tucky has applied for Mcaa recognition As a sort of Compromise be tween the 1004 games claimed by Kentucky and the 996 recognized by the Mcaa Kentucky brought out a cake saturday with 1000 candles on it after Dan Issel had led Ken tucks rout of Florida by scor ing 20 Points Duclas Victory Over Oregon states was its 11th of the season and 27lh in a Row Lew Alcindor scored 29 Points and dominated the game Kansas was the Only victim Tinong the nations top ten Al though St Johns of new York was Idle no 2 North Carolina easily disposed of Virginia state 8363 third ranked Santa Clara boosted its seasons record to 150 by crushing the University of the Pacific 6756 and Illinois no 4 beat no 12 Northwestern 8277 Davidson no 5 took it easy in running away from West Vir Ginia 10271 and Villanova no won Over St Josephs of Pennsylvania 8762 with Howard Porter a Sophomore making 36 Points and snaring 26 rebounds the tenth ranked team new Mexico state pushed its sea sons record to 14fl by running Over Santa fell 767 although aside from Kansas loss form prevailed in the top ten there were some disturb ances in the next Len places Detroit which held the 13th spot was nosed out by Dayton gf62 Cincinnati no 19 beat Jyun Siville the no 14 team 87 75 and Drake no 18 lost to Tulsa kfh8 the isl of he list followed form Lasalle no 11 Beal Syracuse 8363 duties no no 15 downed Creighton 6659 Ohio Luli holding Hie 16th spot whipped Wisconsin 8469 notre Dame no 17 dug jul ahead of Depaul 6660 and no 20 mar quit la beat Xavier 8269 a watchful Eye keeping a watchful Eye on Rushing defenders new York jets quarterback Joe Namath left hands off to running Back Bill Mathis during sundays super bowl a wire photo Colts admit being outplayed Miami a they just Flat walked out there and beat us said defensive tackle Billy Ray Smith the aging Veteran of the National football leagues Baltimore Colts they didst beat us physically they just beat us the 33yearold Smith a 10 year Veteran of the nil his voice fraught with emotion fought Back the tears As he talked sometimes in an almost in audible the new York jets stunning 167 rout of the Colts in sundays super bowl it Wax another of those years for the Colts a year ago the Colls blow the last regular reason game leaving the los angelas rams to represent the coast Al division in the nil playoffs Many people including most of the Balti More earn Felt the Best team of the 1967 season had been left out of the playoff Structure after All the Coli did have the Best won loss record it wis for the 19ft8 season least until the disastrous from Baltimore n1l viewpoint super bowl which saw Joe Namath the bras Broadway Playboy humiliate and Humble the Colts and the senior pro football circuit the Colls zipped through the sea son with Victory after Victory even though the Golden Arm of Johnny Unitas was aching How could the Colts win without the great Johnny u that was a question that was still puzzling Many self styled and Bona fide pro football experts today win icy did though Earl Morrall became the Nils most valuable player of 1968 As he directed the Colts to Victory Nufler Victory Morrall is of course the Fittra Clcil 13year Veteran who has always been a second until Johnny us arme started giving him trouble the generous of heart said Morrall did not have a bad Day sunday Well it May not have1 been but it sure want units with hints of bitterness in his comment said the Colts didst have enough time Morrall Juicy had enough Unitas didst replace mor Rall until the third Quarter had almost expired Unitas used the pronoun we in referring to the time Angle it was obviously apparent that i could have been substituted easily Unitas did move the Colts and get them on the scoreboard he diplomatically sidestepped a direct answer to a query by saying it was coach Don Shulas when morra11 should have been replaced and Unitas added i was ready to play from the Start he also said that one of his Selloff target passes occurred when you dont get much practice could Johnny u have Saver the Colts from Ignominy apparently he thinks i Simla most naturally wont common it is however n question that will occupy the armchair quarterbacks for years to come As for the Colts Dilly Ray Smith ibid when youre no 1 youre the Best hut when youre no 2 nothingt1 diction made headlines before the game and Many writers forecast he would pay for his re Marks when the Colts defensive line got a shot at him but they never really got to him i got Good Protection he said it was a team Effort everybody was genl asked How the Colts compare with Al teams Namath said its hard to say on any Given Day one of our better teams could whip one of their better teams and vice versa the Colts didst take any cheap shots they came to play and they were Dixons Brown tops area prep scoring leaders editors note there Are several players in the Central Missouri area that May be eligible for the top 20 but were left off because the news Tribune did not have their records such players will be included in the next list if the High school coach will notify the new Tribune sports desk John Brown Dixons 67 cent or paces the Central Missouri High school scoring Parade with a 295 per game average Brown has scored 472 in 16 games according to news Tribune statistics compiled through last thursdays games another Frisco league pro duct Danny Helms of Crocker is close behind Brown with a 283 average with 358 total Points Bill Laurie Versailles 59 Junior guard has burned the nets for a 280 per game average to place third Dixons Randall Irvin 1250 incl Dave Hack Maun 2401 of St George Are no 3 and 4 the top 20 scorers through january 0 Are 1 John Brown Dixon 295 472 2 Danny Helmas Crocker 283 358 3 Bill Laurie Versailles 280 280 4 Randall Irvin Dixon 250 400 5 Dave Hackmann St George 240 336 6 Murray Jensen Richland 230 385 7 Kirk Bays Moberly 221 287 8 Bob Holliway jays 207 233 9 a Van Wyn Garden mexi co 206 289 10 Eric Thompson Clias 204 163 11 Leo Mcgruder Lincoln lab 204 160 12 John Allen Enna 197 56 13 Reggie Snodgrass Vienna 194 272 14 Rodney Cable Versailles 186 186 15 Rick Williams Lincoln lab 180 144 16 James Lepper Eugene 178 267 17 Danny Hart Eugene 178 266 18 Allen Meyer California 169 186 19 Tom Mchenry jays 158 189 20 Tom Starke Chamois 158 189 open until 9pm tonight Milo it Walz Nome
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