Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 24, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
THF IFTtmRIDGE HFRftlD Fntlny. Divi-mlier 74. 1971 Christmas interfering mill pro football? all, you have to think of the fans V "P c r h fi s llir people in charge of Christ IIKIS scheduled it before they knew about tho pro fooiball? And if so, can In- don, about it? These are Hie ciuestiims that arc be- ing raised all over I ho country after it was revealed that .some- concerned, the is the holiest day of the year. Mil- lions of people look forward to them. You schedule something like Christmas on the same day and the playoffs have no family appeal." "I never thought of on the same (lay that two pro football tlamos were io be on nationwide television. Andy Aurora, ['resident of the United Football Watchers of America, said he had re-, ceived thousands of letters and i said, telegrams from fans complain-[ have nothing against ing that the churches hud gone i Andy said. "As a too far in deciding to hold matter of fact, I sort of enjoy Christmas on a Saturday. j it, if it doesn't conflict with "They had any day of the! anything el.sc. But you have to month to chouse Andy i think of the fans. How can told me angrily. did they they slay up all night trimming have to pick Dec. the tree, wrapping presents, i putting toys together and still be fresh on Dec. 25 to watch tuo football "They f said. "But guess it's too late to do any- thing about it." "It's never too late if enough people Andy said. "We're asking everyone to i wire his congressman and sen- alor to protest the scheduling of Christmas on a playoff day. We also think there should he a congressional investigation to find out who was behind it." j "Do you suspect a conspir- I asked. I "I certainly do. Someone would love to see these play- offs not come off. He, or they, know what it could do to Am- erica if there were no teams to go to the Super Bowl. What better way to sabotage pro football than to throw in Christ- .served, what is there I mas on lire same day cried. "Those are strong "Do you know what this 1 Said. could Andy demanded. "It "Ma'vbe so. Birl lei me askicould a lot of you this: Last year Christmas I Christmas. Many citi- was on a Friday, when Ihere were no football games sched- uled. Why didn't Christmas fall zens who used to be filled with on a Friday this "I don't I admitted, j Christmas spirit are going to say, 'We have only one day a year to watch the NFL play- offs. Jf the Christmas people i are going to lake that away "Because Hie people behind from us, then we ain'l decking Christmas wanted lo wreck Ihc1 halls with holly, fa la la la playoffs. They knew if they I ]a ]a ]a; scheduled Christ mas on the. "Andy, I know this is a crazy 25th a lot of fathers would have j idea, but why don't they change to play with their kids, women i playoffs to another would insist on having dinner he said. "That in the afternoon and people would have to visit relatives. This plot was concocted for only one purpose to destroy i the TV network i "If the playoffs aren't ob-! would be breaking with tradi- tion and pro football would lose its sacred and spiritual mean- ing." (Copyright, 1071, Los Angeles Times) The Purple guug-> cold will greet him Siaubach's stocking full of good things By ALEX SACI1ARE Press Sports Writer What is Santa Clans bringing I Roger Staubach for Christmas? The Purple Gang, sub-freez- ing temperatures, a chance of snow and a shot at the National I NEED THIS SHOT FOR A VICTORY Three-year-old Todd Paulence, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ron Paulence of 806 8th Street North, look time out from visits to Santa Clous to sharpen up his curling. Todd won't be disappointed if Santa doesn't bring him a curl- i- Christirrs CF. he still har, a little difficulty with the 40-pound rocks. Todd and tfnff of The fothbridge Herald wish eacb and everyone a very Merry Chnst- Hnppv New Year. Slttrl Tuesday Football league's Super Bowl, that's what. Temperatures 18 to 2S degrees above zero are forecast for the Minneapolis-St. Paul area Saturday, when Min- Miami Dolphins in an American Football Conference semi-final. Sunday, Johnny Unitas will be nesota Vikings entertain Stau-1 at the helm when Baltimore bach and Dallas Cowboys in National Football Conference semi-final game. Later Saturday, vetefan quarterback Len Dan-son will ranging from I lead Kansas City Chiefs against Football jargon quite confusing the Monday's opening draw will1 Regina Martin Collegiate and live; see the University of Leth- a [rorn Winnipeg will rep- nnual senior j bridge Pronghorns meet Medi-; rcsent the east while tlre Cal. tournament i cine Hat Antelopes at fol- lowed bv Doug's of Lethhridge sl- Frarcls and r.r ihe top; and Cranbrook's York Hotel at Edmonton Eastglen mil be the, 11. Doug's, a.s uell as being the representatives from the north.! club are also defending The remaining four clubs will: champions. IK from Alberta. i Letlibridgc Community Col-; The host Comets, Magrath lege Kodiaks take on the Zeniths and Cardston Cougars! four, seven and nine Browning Braves in third: currently toiling in the South-1 and evening. I game of the day at I p.m. ern Alberta "A" Boy's Baskot- is scl for nine Kodiaks. playing an exhibition ball League will be joined by schedule this year, have lost, the Stirling Lakers, members the services of two starting i of the Southwest Basketball guards. John Molyneaux has I Conference to make up the i torn ligaments while Kendon southern congregation. Eckett is sidelined with ulcers, j Action will open Monday 1 Kodiaks, however, will still be night with the Cougars taking j strong and could prove to be on Winnipeg at five o'clock and I riarkhorses in the two day the Lakers meeting the St. fcvt-nt. Francis Browns right after at Monday's fourth game piLs p.m. Calgary Paragon Properties The host Comets wii] have againsl Kdmonton LDS. ttieir first taste of action al Meanwhile eight high school. eight o'clock when they tangle basketball teams will take part j with Edmonton while at in the fifth annual Raymond! p.m. the Zeniths and Regina Cugar Bowl which will run De-: hit the floor to end the first I cember 211-29. day of play. FOR FAMILY PLANNING AND PPCVENTION OF DISEASE ASK YOUR DRUGSTORE FOR IMMUN PERFECT IMPORTERS TRADING POST P.O. Box 6344, Vancouver, B.C. FROM Management and Staff Wishes you a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! HOLIDAY HOURS: Closed Christmas Evo, Dee.