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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 22, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta }J _ THE ItlHBRIDGE HERALD Wodneiduy, December 'il, 1971 Boid Saturday in Minncsola Cowboys DALLAS (APi Minnesota u rh Hud Grant may feel i iihoi is n "slate of ml il'.s the talk of this '.own. Uliile tho mercury hovers near Ihc Wis here as Dallas Cowboys practise for their National Conference playoff S CI kept a secret MIYMIAPOLIS (AP) straws or punt-pass-and- How docs Bud Grant really kick, quarter- -elect the startin b.ik lor Minnesota Vikings? dn it. the Vikings' success- f bui Jen-.v West and Wilt Chambrr- lain (ouibincd for second half poin's to key tlin l.aker rally. KNr-.vhcro in the NBA Tues- ttalt Ilazz.nnl 24 fnr But- Uxs Angeles poo.s for No. 27 tonight in Ballimoro. Scvprlson chipped in wiih snto markers while Stovcn Jlichie replied for the Seals. the igTaste TRADITION Rye Whisky Schcn'ey macln it full-bodied and mellow Yel smoolh. You made it our nrowinci Canadian Rye Whirry. jiank you. Distinctive YOUR MAKE STATIONERY WORK FOR YOU! Herald Printing and Lithography Division Phone 327-3203 or 328-4411 AND IET US HELP YOUI game with the Vikings, the newspapers run daily Iwxes on what it's like In Hie frozen north. "k'e Bowl-----. Minneapolis Monday. High 24. Low 17." So runs a Ixtx on the front of the Dallas Times Herald sports page. Dallas Black Hawks of the Central Hockey League even invited the Cowboys over for a workout on the ice, It was politely refused. The Cowboys fear a situa- tion similar 'to 1967 against Green Bay Packers in the Na- tional Football League play- off. It was 17 below zero and dropping at kickoff. Dallas lost in the final seconds on a frozen field. "It was unbelievable that said Danny Reeves, a survivor, who now is player- coach. Numerous players got frost bite. HAMPERED OFFENCE But more important, the conditions hampered Dallas' high-powered offence. The Cowboys are leading the league in passing this year. The offence is like a closely-tuned racing ear which" functions best with a fast track. "Frozen hands and fingers don't do the passer and the receivers any good." said de- fensive tackle Boh Lilly. II o w ever, Reeves points out: "We played Green Bay a heck of a game that. day. They were slipping and slid- ing as much as we were.'1 Cowboy general manager Tex Schramm says: "Ac- tually the temperature had very" little to do with the eventual way the game turned cut. I'm sure we could have played better under warmer conditions but maybe the Parkers could too.'' Coach Tom Landry plans to make the trip north Friday. "If we have to work out in a snow bank we'll work out." Landry says. "Then we'll go out and play the game the next day." Baltimore defends integrity NEW YORK (AP) Balti- more Colts issued an official statement Tuesday defending their integrity and revealing that their upset defeat by New- England Patriots last Sunday cost many players and coaches bonuses promised if< the club had won the Eastern Division tills in the American Football Conference. Citing stories suggesting the Colts may have lost to the Pa- triots because they preferred to meet Cleveland Browns rather than Kansas City Chiefs in a first-round playoff game, gen- eral manager Don Klosterman issued a statemuit which said: "The idea that the world champions would give less than a full effort in order to gain a supposed advantage in playoff competition is repugnant to everyone associated with the Colts, a team widely known as one of character. "The world champions' loss was a serious one in that it cost them a possible home field ad- vantage in the AFC champion- ship game and the Colts never have lost a playoff or champ- ionship in Baltimore. "Coach Don McCaflerly summed up the feelings of the Colts when be said: T don't want to lose to anybody anytime.' Klosterman's statement said stories suggesting otherwise had permitted the "integrity of the Colts and of pro football in gen- eral to be questioned through in- nuendo and that they did a disservice to tho Pa- triots and belittled the Browns. IPalriols renew pact FOXBORO, Mass. (AP) John Mazur, who coached New England Patriots this season to their best record since IMi, was given a new one-year contract Tuesday by the National Fool- ball League team. No salary figure for the con- tract, u'as aminiuK'cJ. but the Palrints said it railed lor a sub' sUmtial increa.se. M.'izur, -in, led UK Patriots U) a record this year after (lie learn uon only (wo games in tho previous season. This year's victories included major upsets over Oakland Raiders, Miami Dolphins and Baltimore Colls. lie over the Iwnd coach- ing jcib (if the P.ilriols midway in the season replacing Clivc. liush. ANOTHER AWARD World Champion driver Herve Filion accepts the "Horseman of the Year" award from Blue Bonnets Raceway President Raymond temay in Montreal Monday after he scored his 534th win at th? Montreal track. In centre is CTA General Manager Wes Bryant. Filion was named two weeks ago but was unable to accept the award as he was racing at Yonkers Raceway in New York. Jenkins second in voting TORONTO (CP) Herve Fi- lion. world champion harness- racing driver from Angers, Quc., is the Ifl71 winner of the Lou Marsh Trophy as the out- standing athlete in Canada. Tlie trophy honors the mem- cry cf the late sports editor of the Toronto Star. Filion was chosen hy a selection committee under chairman Harry (Red) Foster and comprising sports editors Jim Proudfoot, The Star; Jim Vipond. The Globe and Mail; George Grass, To- ronto Sira. and Bruce Levett, The Canadian Press, and Star columnist Milt Dunncll. Runiic-rs-up were Ferguson Jenkins of Chatham, Out, for the last five years a 20-game winner in baseball's National League with Chicago Cubs; Phil E s p o s i t o, National Hockey League scoring champion from Sault Sic. Marie, Out., and Gary Cowan of Kitchener, Ont., win- ner of the United Slates ama- teur golf championship. Filion is only tire fourth pro- fessional athlete to win the Lou Marsh award since its inception in 1936. Bobby Orr of Boston Bruins of the NHL won in JS70 and Russ Jackson of Ottawa Rough Riders of the Canadian Football League took it in 1059. The only other pro athlete ever to make the roll was foot- ball quarterback Joe Krol cf To- ronto Argonauts in 1946. Filion holds Ihe career record for most victories, coming home first more than times. He had more than 530 victories this year, another world mirk, as is "his earnings total of more than for one season. His most chCTislvi record is five sub-twc-minute miles on one program. ELRICH TIRE SPORT S ALBERTA JUNIOR P.G.A. creates unique event M3W YORK (AP) A re- vised format and unique double- header attraction were an- nounced Tuesday for the second annual Viiiied States Profes- sional Maich Play golf champi- onship next year. The twin-headed event, con- sisting of a Ifi-man match play tournament and a 72-holc stroke play competition, will take place Aug. 24-27 at the Country Club of North Carolina in Pine- hurst, N.C. Total prize money will be, with for tho j match play event and j for the four-day normal tour' tournament. The two tourna- ments will Ixj held on the same ceurse. 'Hie fii-st. Play champi- onship held at Pinehurst last year, with 64 players vying in stroke play eliminations. The Jfl72 tournament will be orthodox match play, with tho competitor winning the most holes tire victor. This is the pop- ular style of play that was used for the U.S. amateur champion- ship and the national PGA be- fore television dictated a change in format. The inaugural Match Play ehr.mpionsliip 1.1 s t year, in which players nialclted full 18- hole cards instoarl of holes, was j criticized in some quarters for not being match play in the pur- est sense. It was won by dark- JIOIY.O Dowrtt. Weaver after such slflr.s rs Arnold Palmer, .lack I Nicld'ius and Gary Player lost' in rarly rounds. Tlu1 72-holc shYiko play event ho Aug. 2-1-27 with M-l normal for the tour. Cal. Cougar Red Doer Cal. Cnnuck Lethbrldge Edm. Leafs Edm. Movei Drumheller New Ycrk Boston Montreal Detroit Vancouver Buffalo Chicago Minnesota California Pliila..... 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