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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 13, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Webster's dreams turn to ashes with resignation JERSEY N.J Alex his dreams a championship turned to ishes in a season riddled with lefeat and resign- Wednesday as head coach if the National Football s New York Giants The former all-pro running whose Giants began the 1973 NFL campaign with a perfect exhibition record before tumbling headlong into the cellar of the National Conference will conclude five years as the team's coach with a duck appearance Sunday against Minnesota Vikings The speculation surrounding a possible successor to Webster began with Dick whose contract as head coach of San Francisco Wood wants Stampeders to regain respectability CALGARY Jim Vood s immediate goal as iew head coach of Calgary itampeders is to put the lumpty-dumpty team together igain for the 1974 Canadian League season 'I want the team to regain ome of the respectability it ost over the last two ie said in an interview Vednesday My mam concern now is ignmg players who can beat he other team more often ban they get beaten 36 was named unani- nously by the Stampeder ward of directors to the top tost on the team he failed to nake as a player 14 years ago He tried out with Calgary in 959 as a tight end but was cut md went to British Columbia where a knee injury his CFL playing career n the same season The next 13 years were pent coaching college teams n the United including wo years as head coach at Mexico before he eturned to Calgary Wood began his professional caching career last season trith the Stampeders Late in he season he stepped out of us role as offensive coach and iccame interim head coach yhen Jim Duncan was fired The team won one of its last hree games under his direc- ending the season with a 6-10 won-lost record The Stampeders missed the Western Football Conference for the second time in as many seasons In coached Calgary to its first Grey Cup victory since 1948 Wood now has his sights set on the cup can't do it but I d like to do it in two years because that s when my con- tract is up I've got my ideas about what the ideal team should but when you come right down to the players you have determine where the team he said need a more balanced quar- terback can't do it by himself He needs a stronger running attack and better pro- tection up front to comple- ment his passing It was the balanced attack of Saskatchewan Roughnders and Edmonton Eskimos that made them the top teams in the he said Wood was less concerned about the but he real- ized some players were not operating at full potential Minor hockey Barry Borvan found the range three times and carried the Oilers to an easy 10-1 vic- tory over the Voyageurs in a Bantam A contest Tuesday night Ivano Fraulin and Ron Enas chipped in with a pair of goals while singles came off the sticks of John Plomp Darrel Ferguson and Glen Gorne Warren Calder replied in a losing cause John Csurka and Mark Gretzinger split six goals and helped the Totems crush the Here Are the ANSWERS for your NEWS QUIZ PART I 4-Unemployment Insurance Comission. 5-Jules Leger PART II 5-c PART III 5-b PICTURE QUIZ David Ben Gurion Falcons 8-1 in a Pee Wee contest Wednesday night Brian Norlan and Garry Heathcoat chipped in with single markers while Bill MacLellan replied in a losing cause Lonnie Kucheran tallied a pair of goals in another Pee Wee game and lifted the Canucks to a 3-1 win over the Sabres Robert Brown notched the other marker for the winners while Rod Terakita flipped in a singleton in a losing effort The ACT Bantam Reps scored five unanswered goals in the third period to whip Coaldale Crusaders 6-1 in a Midget League match Glen Carey Randy Bob Walter Montma and Dave Miskulm shared in the Reps' six-goal outing while Rod Lcngyel fired in a second period goal for the Crusaders 49ers ends this being mentioned most often Even before the Giants lost 40-6 Monday to Los Angeles Rams. Webster had told club owner Wellington Mara that he had decided to call it quits I had a long talk with Well- ington before the Rams he said felt the season was gone and it was time for a change Mara said he had for weeks that Alex was as bitterly disappointed as I at the failure of our team this season and at his inability to motivate the players I do not think that it is to his discredit in any way that he was not able to motivate them Webster Allie Sherman's successor at the start of the 1969 was a surprising selection The friendly favorite of the Giants fans had never coached before But who had starred at North Carolina State played with Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League in 1953 and 1954 then had become one of the Giants greatest running backs during sur- prised a lot of people even more The Giants finished second with a 6-8 record in 1969 and second again at 9-5 in 1970 The next they tell to 4-10 But last year thev rebounded to 8-6 combin- ing a strong finish and their 6- 0 exhibition record this season gave New York s long- suffering fans hope for a title or at least a playoff berth f o r g vinrorv n v r Houston Oilers and a tie against Philadelphia the Giants hit the losing seven straight games Mara who has presided over virtually every facet of the club s operation hinted that he would hire a general manager for next season He told Websier to advise his assistant Garrett Matt Jim Katcavage Emlen Joe Walton Ray Wietecha and Allan that they will be at liberty to seek other employment as soon as our season is completed Quarterback Randy Johnson and running back Charlie whose loud and bitter complaints about the running ot the team were only thp tip of the iceberg of dissension ENGLISH SCOTCH WOOLLEN men's made-to-measure Regularly valued to 130.00 NOW Regularly valued to 140.00 NOW JUST OFF FOR A QUICK ONE ME NERVOUS TffouBLE- HOUSES GIRLFRIEND WAL.KIN' TOWARDS ouse YOU'VE fiOTARlWT -rose NEKVOUS- AN'IFTOUSEE'ER Pistons should be hurting with loss of two starters THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The loss of injured starters Stu Lantz and John Mengelt should be hurting Detroit Pis- tons Not so they still have Bob Lamer Lamer scored 33 points and helped the Pistons register their seventh consecutive National Basketball Associa- tion victory with a 114-96 romp over Los Angeles Lakers Wednesday night In other NBA Boston Celtics defeated Buf- falo Braves 126-119 and Seattle Supersonics downed Philadelphia 76ers 10093 In the American Basketball Association Virginia Squires 33 Memphis Tarns 87 Ken Colonels 96 San Antonio Spurs 84 San Diego Con- quistadors 119 Indiana Pacers 113 New York Nets 107 Carolina Cougars 97 and Utah Stars 123 Denver Rockets 112 The defeat was the fifth in a row lor the injury riddled La- kers who played without Jerrv West and Bill Bridges and marked the longest losing streak for the Lakers since Bill Sharman became head coach three seasons ago Lamer also collected 20 rebounds five steals and three blocked shots Gail Goodrich led Los Angeles with 31 points Celtics Braves 119 Don Nelson and Steve Ku- berski sparked a fourth- quarter surge that carried regularly valued to 110.00 150 YOU BETTER BELIEVE YOU WON'T SEE THIS top quality cloths the latest shades and ________ patterns superb tailoring all at a savings of up to OS YOUR BEST CHANCE TO SAVE IS STOCK OVERCOATS i50 Stock Suits lem with i GIFT CERTIFICATE ENGLISH SCOTCH WOOLLEN the Weet End Centre Village Mall open every night until 9 until Phone 328-8021 Boston to its 20th straight vic- torv over Buffalo since the Braves joined the league four vears ago Buffalo held a 91-90 edge en- Brodie gets wish REDWOOD CITY Calif Quarterback John Brodie who will retire after Saturday s game with Pitt- sburgh said Wednes- day that he wants to go all the way in his final appearance for San Francisco 49ers If that s the way John wants that s the way it will be said coach Dick Nolan after a talk with the 38 year- old National Football League veteran It will be his added the coach who had planned to start Brodie against the Steel- ers but bring him out quickly so the crowd can give him the ovation he deserves The 49ers are out of con- tention with their 5-9 record and may finish last in the National Conference West after winning titles the last three years Brodie was instrumental in winning the three champion ships but losi his starting job this season and announced his retirement plans in October He is the fourth leading passer in NFL history tering the final period until Nelson who had 11 points in the final period and Kuberski who had 10. began their drive Jo Jo White led Boston with 32 points and Bob McAdoo paced the losers with 42 SuperSonics 76ers 93 Dick Snvder hit a three- point plav with 49 seconds starting a seven-point out- burst that lifted the Sonics to victory San Diego 119 Indiana 113 Dwight Lamar scored 30 points including two quick baskets with less than two minutes left and Stew Johnson added 29 points as San Diego defeated Indiana Wilt won't play LOS ANGELES Wilt Chamberlain apparently won t be plavmg for San Diego of the American Basketball Associa- tion this season A for Los Angeles Lakers says arbitrator Peter Seitz has ruled that Chamberlain can t play for anv team but the Lakers this season The 7-foot-l centre pro basketball s all-time leading scorer and rebounder left the Lakers of the National Basketball Association this to become the Qs player coach tor a reported a Nice guy O.J. needs 61 yards Sliaht extra charae for 46 and over BUFFALO i Buffalo Bills walk into the dressing room following a game and the sports writers begin the interviews Their target 0 J Simpson Reporters agree 0 J is one ol the most co operative athletes thev have inter viewed He s patient never curt and doesn 1 cut them off HP still is in uniform long alter his teammates have showered and left the National Foot- ball League s rushing leader who is in reach of Jim Brown s single season rushing record is a 26-year-old native ol San Francisco who won all- America honors and the Heisman Trophv m 1968 at Southern California He came to the Bills as the NFL s No 1 draft pick in 1969 His first three years as a pro were lean In that span Buffalo won only 8 games lost 33 and tied 1 Things changed last vear as Lou Saban in his second stint as Buffalo s coach began a rebuilding program Even with an oft-injured offensive line Simpson carried 292 times for 1 251 yards best in the league 0 J has already rushed tor 1 803 yaids on 298 carries this vear Against New V ork Jets Sun- day he needs just 61 yards to surpass Brown s record of 1 8b3 set in 1963 Eight more carries and he will top Brown s record of 305 in 1961 Last Sunday Simpson raced lor 219 vards on the snow- covered turf for his 10th 100- game of the season Brown had held the old record ol nine set in 1958 and equall- ed in 1963 While professing a great desire to get the single-season lushing Simpson wants the Bills to break the team rushing record of 2 960 set bv Miami Dolphins last vear The Bills need against the Jets to do Of Simpson s chance to get the single season guard Reggie McKenzie We 11 get it for him even if we have to run him 64 times I kind of feel like it s a collective record Everybody has pitched in especially the wide people A lot of those sweeps can t go without crackback blocks It s a lot more fun working a guy like that because at anv time boom He can go all the way NOW OPEN Boys and Girls Skate Exchange Sharpened Shmed New Laces Sanitized Juet Arrived A New Shipment Of COOPER SK300 CSA APPROVED HOCKEY HELMETS See... 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