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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 2, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 6 THI IETHWIDGI HWAID Au3ust 2. 1973 find adjusting to normal life a challenge What happens when playing days NEW YORK al- wajs believed that sports is a means to an says George who starred in basket- ball for Minneapolis Lakers. you retire and you're still m your you've got to keep on To the average professional retirement is a matter of finding himself born again in a world unbounded by end zones or a short left field wall. It is being forced by an age which is considered young to into a world in which the average person has already lived for many years. For most professional ath- retirement means leaving behind something they have been doing since they were chil- dren. There are only so many coaching jobs and only so many secuhng possitions. When they most athletes must make ithe sometimes brutal transition into dealing with an ordinary world always thought of baseball as something different from go- ing to work every says Bobby who in 1951 hit the home run that won the Na- tional League pennant for New York Giants. you start out as a youngster to do some- thing you it doesn't seem like work. 'SCARED TO DEATH' thought of retirement scared me to Thomson continued. scared me to think I'd to get up out of bed every morning and go to work.'1 was a barrier I was afraid to think says a former New York Yankee re- lief pitcher. Ryne who claims his ego was so busy searching for the big headline that his ability to think criti- cally about the future never was able to function. is an unrealistic world in many adds Du- ren. a lot of emphasis on the man whose system is the pursuit of the ego was pursuing my ego through my baseball status. I couldn't be couldn't look at Although Duren said his prob- lems with hia his in- security and a drinking problem were present while he was play- the process of getting out of baseball and having to adjust to a normal life speeded up the process which would put him in a Texas hospital four months after retirement because of al- coholism. was part of my link with respect- said now an al- coholic rehabilitation counselor at the Stoughton Community Hospital in Wisconsin. I the only thing I had left to pursue was anesthetizing my brain with Other athletes professed the pre-retirement years were full of doubts brought on by injury and a failure to achieve their former starting roles. FUTURE IN DOUBT the eighth or ninth you never know whether you're going to be started or whether you're going to be said Jon former Los Angeles Rams running back. foot- ball doesn't give you a great deal of The trade and the possibilities that exist in athletics of con- stant moving says Marvin executive-director of the Major League Baseball Players' reasons why ball- players find difficulties m set- ting up jobs during the off-sea- But for the business-oriented the chances to establish an off-season occupation were taken early. Arnett worked as a stockbroker during his off-sea- while Mikan studied for his law degree and set up a practice. Miller listed the geographical location of the athlete before his his racial back- his language and his formal education as factors which could affect a player's life after retirement. the minority player who doesn't have a problem on the field finds himself com- peting when he gets out for lower ranking jobs and with younger Miller said. The problem of education is one area in which many football and basketball players believe they have an advantage over in which players turn professional at an earlier age. gives you a polish in said Frank for- merly of Los Angeles Rame. is not to say that the kid from high school can't always go back to school after he's made a lot of money. But col- lege exposes the player to lot of things Miller believes that the lengthening of the baseball sea- son into October has hampered the athlete who is looking to build for the future with an off- season job. hardest transition you have to make after you retire Is to get yourself Ar- nett said you're playing ball in high then college and then in the you al- ways have a person that's there imposing the discipline. Then you and that person's not there anymore Alouettes look sharp in opener Rodgers wants the ball more Leaping catch Johnny Rcdgers of trie Montreal Alouettes jumps high in the air to grab a pass during Canadian Football League action at Hamilton Wednesday. Tim Bsamer of t'-ie host Tiger-Cats moves in hoping re break up the play. Alouettes surprised the Ti-Cats 189. Tennis event next weekend Entries for the Leth b r i d ge Tennis Club's annual Southern Alberta are being received daily and could con ceiveably be full well before the Wednesday cutoff date. Set for next Saturday and August 11 and the annual event attracts the top tennis players from various parts of Saskatchewan Montana and California Entry Torms and fees for the two day tourney must be sub- mitted to Mrs G. 2222 9th Ave. no later than Aug 8. Entry fees have been set at for the first event and for an extra event Play is lestnct- ed to hio events per player. for THIS WEEK'S SPECIAL BENNY 10 SP HAMILTON Johnny the Nebraska fly and Heisman Trophy winner last year as the outstanding United States college football discovered early in his Cana- dian pro career he won't be get- ting the ball as often as he'd like. wish I had got more Rodgers said after his Canadian Football League de- but Wednesday night in which he scored the decisive points as Montreal Alouettes upset Ham- ilton Tiger-Cats 18-9. It was the first Eastern Foot- ball Conference game of the season for both clubs and 14 of the at Ivor Wynne Sta- dium flew in from Rodgers' hometown of to see their favorite. Held in check by Canadian rookie Lou who had the same job when he attended the University of Minnesota the last three years when Rodgers was at the sensational wide receiver finally got to show in the second half why the Als are paying him an esti- mated annually over the next three years. CAUGHT TWO PASSES He caught just two passes both early in the third the second a 10-yard toss from quarterback George Mira at the Hamilton goal line that senl Montreal into a 15-3 lead All-star tight end Peter Dalla Riva scored the other Montreal major Don Sweet converted both touchdowns and added a field goal. Wally Buono com- pleted the scoring with a 50- yard punt single. Ian in danger of los- ing his kicking job during the training put all the Ham- ilton points on the board with three field goals covering 42 and 47 yards. The fact that the Hamilton defences were keyed on stop- ping Rodgers probably ac- counted for Mira keeping the defending Grey Cup champions off balance I think I only got about two masses all Rodgers said in a post-game when you've got a balanced at- tack like we had it's hard to change. I'd still like to play a big part on this team. I didn't come up here to be a specta- The slightly-built who admits he's just Features Centra pull alley safety lev- high front chain kick stand and padded seat. ONLY SAVE UP TO ON BRIGITTE ITALIAN 15 SPEEDS Reg. to QQ95 NOW VW to CCM Concord Men's and Ladies' 10 SPEED SAVE 4 4 A.95 Reg. Now...... If your child delivers etc.r coma in and saa the TRAILER for behind your bike BERT MACS CYCLE 913 3rd AVE. S. PHONI 327-3221 CLOSED MONDAY OPEN THURSDAY and FRIDAY UNTIL 9 P.M. Roman feels confident NEW YORK Joe Roman said Wednesday his boxing skill and a positive mental outlook will nullify heavyweight champion George Foreman's heavy punches when they meet in a 15-round title bout Aug. 31 in Tokyo. consider myself the fastest heavyweight in the world to- said 25-year-old Puerto Rican native. has never fought anybody who can jab and move and has the boxing skills I will have the night we The bout will be the first de- fence of the crown Foreman won when he stopped Joe Fra- zier in two rounds in Jamaica on Jan. 22. waited seven years for a chance like Roman said during a news conference. nothing is going to stop me from winning the title. Not even George Roman has a 46-7-1 record with 21 knockouts. got into the clear a couple of times in the early go- ing with Clare but the ball was overthrown. Mira tried to mix up the defences by sending Rod- gers into the line but with little success. Against veteran Lewis Rodgers took the Als out of danger in the early mo- ments of the third quarter with a 22-yard reception. Following a 28-yard pass to Dalla Mira again hit the talented rookie with a payoff toss when Payne confident 'Riders will win CALGARY Sas- katchewan Roughnders missed the practice round arriving in Calgary four hours late due to irregularities in CP Air flights from Vancouver in the wake of the air machinists' strike better for this sort of thing to happen early m the said head coach John referring to Riders' hec- tic schedule for the first two games and the machinists' strike. last year's Grey Cap defeated B C Lions 21-5 Tuesday night and will invade McMahon Stadium tonight for the second game in two days. But Payne is cin- fident his team will win At a news conference after Payne unveiled his ten- tative lineup for the game with Calgary Stampeders. In he deploys nine of the 11 rookies with the including spht end Rick whom Payne called good receiver who will catch almost everything near A doubtful starter is defensive tackle Rock formerly with Edmonton Eskimos. Payne said Pardoni suffered a bruised shoulder and may not start in tonight's game. on the other starts its season after losing all four exhibition games and fail- ing to impres anyone offen- shely or defensively. LTSKE RETURNING Payne noticed that Peter one-time winner of the Schenley Award as Canada's outstanding is returning to Stampeders as the star quar- terback. have to see whether he's as good as he was before he left for the National Football Payne said. Stampeders are suffering on defence with the retirement of Wayne Harris from the middle linebackmg slot. Head ciach Jim Duncan has tried several players but none has impressed him too much as a replace- ment. Knee injury has also forced Jesse another Stampeder out of action until about late September. Duncan also said it may take some time before who re- turned just in time for Cal- gary's last exhibition and his receivers mold into a cohe- sive strike unit It was reported Wednesday night that Stampeders have re- obtained kicker-defensive half- back Paul Knill from the Uni- versity of Western Ontario. Knill quit early during the training camp Whether Knill will see action tonight is uncer- tain but if he it means one of the Canadians now with the club will have to go. While Stampeders have Roughriders have Ron Lancas- who called a flawless game in Vancouver. Stampeders will also start several promising in- cluding Steve Rudy Lin- terman and possibly Tom For- the youngest of the three Forzam brothers with Stampe- ders. Fight on cablevision Rodgers cut inside Porter at the goalline. But it was the Als' hungry de- Fence that kept the Ticat of- fence bottled up most of the night- Montreal coach Marv Levy admitted he was more concerned with getting the of- fence jelled but said his defend- ers have been He gave full marks to Cecil wasn't even going to make our and Carl normally a linebacker playing defensive end the Eiist with holding the front line together. NOT AT BEST But Rodgers didn't think the Ticats showed to their best ad- vantage in the game don't think Hamilton is a last-place he add- ing have a good chance to be No. 1 in this league if we don't make too many mistakes. Ticat uere a lot better than the sta- tistics show. Their line is but not really too How did he feel in his pro de- especially with some of the folks from home in the at home on the Rodgers said. What distracted him he were the three downs played here com- pared to the four downs in the U.S. that enabled him to handle the ball more. DON'T CHANGE expected to get the ball Rodgers once you establish a running game you don't Lethbridge fight fans will be in for a possible treat Septem- ber a Monday evening. Muhammad Ali will meet Ken Norton in a 12 round re- turn bout and it will be seen on Channel 2 ex- clusively and live The local channel will carry the commencing at 7 30 in its entirety. Only two cable outlets in the province were al- lowed access to the Leth- bridge and Medicine Hat. Local promoters say It wDl be a two-hour in full color. In the first meeting between the two fighters Norton broke All's jaw early in the bout but was unable to put the former world champion away. He says he will this time. ELRICH TIRE SPORT SCORES NATIONAL LEAGUE East W St Louis 58 Chicago 55 Pittsburgh 51 Montreal Philadelphia New York Los Angeles Cincinnati San F-ancisco Houston Atlanta San Diego SO 50 4e West 46 63 60 56 49 36 L Pet 43 547 52 514 53 490 55 476 57 467 57 U.1 41 617 45 583 47 561 53 514 62 70 .340 GBL 6 10' i AMERICAN LEAGUE East W L Pet 56 45 554 60 49 550 57 48 .543 55 49 529 50 54 Bal'imtjre New York Detroit Boslon Milwaukee Cleveland 6 MONTREAL 18 HAMILTON MTL 17 173 208 373 12-21 8-39 3-3 8-65 First downs Yards rushing Yards passing Net offence Passes made-tried Interceptions Punts average Fumbles-lost Penalties-yards HAM 13 74 177 208 14-26 1 9-38 0-0 6-50 Short sport UN1TAS ON MEND Calif. Quar- terback John his sore knee feeling will start and play at least one quarter for San Diego Chargers against New York Giants in their Na- tional Football League exhibi- tion opener Saturday night in San Diego Stadium. Coach Har- land Svare made the announce- ment after Wednesday's prac- tice at UC-lrvine during which the former Baltimore Colt was able to set up and throw the ball some zip on ACTOR HAS PLANS PARIS Movie actor Alain Delon said Wednesday that he would promote a bout between Carlos Monzon of Ar- the current and Jean-Claude Bouttier of France for the world mid- dleweight boxing championship Sept. 29 in Pans. DRIVER DIES Mich. John Sejbl of has died from injuries suffered during a drag race at a nearby track Sunday. Sejbl was re- ported travelling at 150 miles an hour when his oar swerved out of control and struck a guard raid. He was thrown free of the wreckage as the car ex- track officials said. RUNNING BACK QUITS LAS Nev. Running back Lee White of San Diego Chargers says he has de- cided to quit professional foot- ball after five years in the Na- tional Football League. Ob- tained in a trade with Los An- geles White said he will return to- school to seek an ad- vanced degree. TAIWAN HAS EASY TIME SEOUL Taiwan won the Far East Little League baseball tournament Wednesday by defeating South Korea 11-0. Taiwan now will along with a team from In the Little League World Series in Aug. 20-25. CAPP THES-WRVOFM-Y GAININ1 WElSH1 _ 'SWtoNG PLACES A POSH NIW HESTAUBAKT JUST OPENED IN THE HlSH STREET DON'T 30THER ABOUT ANYTHifO WE'LL EAT OUT -WE'LU'AVEA WE'LL 00 THESE MEAT PIE IN WEDNESDAY'S RESULTS FIRST St. LOUH 002 005 9 in o Montreal 000 210 3 9 1 Wise and Stonemsn Scott Walker and Bocca- bella HRs. SECOND St. Loull 001 000 1 1 Montreal 000 000 052 Cleveland and Tor- rei Marshall and Stmson FIRST Pittsburgh MO 040 New York 120 ow 330 Blass Johnson Lemb end Seaver and Grole. SECOND Pittsburgh BOO 000 290 New York 201 5100 Bnles Glusti and Sangull len. Stone Parker Hodges HR- 2 Chicago 000 000 8 1 Philadelphia 000 HOC 270 Hooton LnRoche and Hun- Twltchell and Boone. Cincinnati 001 en 10 1 Atlanta 110 Oil 7 2 Blllingtwm Hall McGloth Im and Devlne and House and Casanova HRs- 2 Evans Lum Los Angeles ooo e i Houston OM 004 01 5 60 Downing Culver Hough and Richard and Jutze San Francisco HO 000 552 San Diego OH OM 6 1 Ban- Moffltt Sosa and Kirby and Kendall. SF Goodion SD Rob- erts FOOTBALL Eastern Conference W L F A Pis. Toronto 1 0 25 9 2 Montreal....... 1 0 18 9 2 Hamilton...... o l 18 0 Ottawa......... 0 1 23 0 T H T T Dallo M M 0 M M O TO C FG i P 0 2 2 S 11 0309 0 0 0 6 000 000 000 0 J 1 0001 0 0 1 Oakland Kansas Minnesota Chicago California Texas West 38 69 355 60 fJ 61 48 53 51 52 Si SO 54 64 561 540 510 491 481 3B5 GBL 7'3 21 B'j 18'3 WEDNESDAY'S RESULTS Baltimore 002 00' 470 Cleveland 001 HI J I 1 Cuellar Rayrrolds snd Wil- Bosnian Johnson and Ellis HR York 100 100 8 1 Br-.ltin 110 000 3 18 1 e'-'t en vrc Lv'e and Mu-so- r.'o-es Curtis and Fisk Dclro I OtO 000 5 t 6 Milwaukee 010 000 1 t t and Fre-han. 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