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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 13, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta u. itn-im 7 This teas just one off-beat quote from 1972 We'll take 'em in eight straight' By BRUCE LEVETT Canadian Press Sportf Editor Tbe most off-beat sports quote of 1572 was "We'll take 'era in eight straight" Few would admit giving tongue to that little gem, but most of the sports -writers and broadcasters voting in the Ca- nadian Press year-cud poll picked those five words as tbe most outrageous observation of tbe season, For those of you wbo have to be reminded, tbe "we" is Canada, toe 'era" is tbe So- viet Union, and "eight straight" refers to what were supposed to do in tbe Sloscow-Ganada hockey tour- tsanjecl While tbe 4-M- squeaker won by Canada- gave Me to some funny lines, other sports and other had tbeir moments. Football, for instance. Sense thought team owner John .Bassett's declaration that "Leo will be back next rated; others picked tbe "goodbye, chant of tbe Toronto Argonauts' fans. And stiB others picked assurer to the serenade: "Well, at least they aren't out robbing banks." And fired Leo, were bemused by tbe coach's comment toat: "I'm glad Mr. Bassett gave roe a chance to prove what a good coach I am." Bev Boys, the interoatioc- aliy ranked diver who claims she 10 pounds walking past a bakery, came out of the tank at the Olympic Games in Munich and con- fessed: "Five cost me medal" Jerry WUHaros, who went from unemployment with Eagles to the Grey Cup with Hamilton Ti- ger-Cats in one year, para- phrased W. C. Fields when he "As tar me, I'd rather be here than in Philadelphia." Dave Skrien, whose Saskat- chewan Eoughriders lost the game 13-10, when asked "what was the difference in this game, replied: "Three Last summer Jerry Quarrv was told that Muhammad AH looked upon their uocomicg fight as a tune-up for a title bout "If he thinks I'm tune- Quarry retorted, "he'll have to resting his piano." Instead, Ali restrung Quarry with a seventh-round TKQ. Jockey Mary Bacon di- vorced husband Johnny be- cause of a ruling that stated they couldn't race together as a legal husband-and-wife ent- ity. "It's easier to be together and divorced than not to be together at she ex- plaiaed. MOTHER K MARATHON Sara mother of three, entered tbe Boston Marathon three times This year, after picketing by women's Ebera- ticcists. a. special race was set up for such as she. "Tbe Boston Marathon is a fine she said. "And, if you will pardon the pun, we intend to broaden the tradition." And who says tbe boxing game is dishonest? Hobo Gary Wikor, Seattle heavyweight against Earl McLeay of Calgary last win- ter, went down at tbe 34-see- ond mark of the fifth. "I could hear tbe referee he said, "but damned if I was going to get up and let him hit me Eusseli Means, a Sioux and director of the American In- dian Centre in Cleveland, filed a suit agaHJst the Cleveland Indians for using a comic Indian head as its sym- bol and said Atlanta Braves' Chief Noc-ajHoma may be next on his list Means said he objected to tbe practice of the chief emerging from a teepee to do a war dance every time a Brave Mts a home run. Advised that Noc-a-Hooa really is an Walker, Jr., 31, halKfcip- pewa, half-Ottawa, Means said: "It figures. All the CMppe- wa used to do was hang arouod the fort Nobody got the name of tbe unsung observer on viewing the massacre of St. Louis Blues by Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup semi-final: "Those guys were playing Ike tbe ancient mariner who scoppeth eadeu Eoger Bourque, Brian The Psss took .11 of 20 pen- i Bustlers. aliies. indudiag oie of two Calgary led 2-0 afer the first majors. Meanwhile in Calgary Dean Maeee and Warren Cook each scored two goals as Calgary period and 4-0 afier the second. outshooting Bed Deer 38-32 along fee way. Tne Bustlers took four of tbe Canucks overwhelmed E e d {six penaMes- BOYS' DOWN-FILLED JACKETS BALANCE OF V-NECK SWEATERS Rib. Rtg. to 19.95......... K BOYS' DRESS PANTS Rtg. 10.95 STETSON and BILTMORE n. 4' New Orleans in the majors; HATS (AP) Har- n o n KiHebrew, Minnesota Twins first baseman, entered hospital Tuesday for surgery to- day on his right foot A Twins' spokesman said sur- geons would remove a benign bone lesion from Kel'ebrew's big toe and also correct con- tracture of the second toe on tbe foot. KUiebrew previously under- went surgery for removal of varicose veins from his leg. The 36-year-old slugger, fourth on baseball's f all-tone home run list, has played with leg and foot injuries the t tad NEW ORLEANS CAP) The anuouccetnent of a major league baseball franchise for New Orleans probably win be announced at the 1974 winter meeting of the National Associ- ation of Professional Baseball here, Superdome officials say. Bernard Levy, executive di- rector of tbe domed stadium, said Tuesday that. "One official in a high place told us that De- cember. 1974, will be an oppor- tune time to announce a Just Arrived! SHRINK TOPS Plain or Mvlti color. EACH GLOVES TIES HOSE BEITS JEWELLERY to BATH ROBES FYJAMAS SUPPERS SWEATERS i if in doubt give o "Gift Certificate" g "WE HAVE THE CLOTHES YOU NEED FOR THE LIFE YOU LEAD" Leo Singer's MEN'S AND BOYS1 WEAR Phone 327-3958 Q H K 214 5th Strttt South AND TILL f ;