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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 26, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 THE IETHBR1DGE HERALD Tueiday, December 26, 197J JYFL plavoff excitement enhanced by late Raiders' season ends on last By KEN UAJTOI'OUT Associated Press .Sports Writer Tne to the Super Bowl r.ov.- leads through tiie cities of Washington and Pittsburgh a couple of sharp turns. Jji fact, there was only one smoo'h ride in the first round of the National Football League playoffs over the holiday week- Referee- Fred Swcarinpcn hat! NFC's wild-card (earn cnme r Packers cold Sunday. The Red- 1 for the National Football to confer with some of the Usstt- back and Ijcat San Francisco, I skins, winners of the NFC East. Conference title ot Washington ciates to confirm the legality of the NFC West champ. Quarter- j never had an anxious morner' sud the Dolphins a.ntj Steelcrs the pass. hack Roger Staubach, la.stjv.-jth the Packers, who -.von the' in Pittsburgh for the American. The Raiders protested that it year's Super hero, carne was illegal. They claimed that, off the bench in the last two Tatum didn't touch the ball, minutes and threw a pair ui and instead, it was touched by touchdown passes, two offensive rece'.ve's. "Ft was the best comeback But the official verdict I've ever si-en a Dallas team "simultaneous" contact mako." said Cowboy coach Tom Fuqua and Tatum, making tr.e LdrxJry. "We just had to put ev- ball anybody's property, erythir.g together and we did." Dallas trailed 22-13 with 18: Washington's famed Over- NFC's Central crown. In next Sunday's action, the Yll in Redskins and Cowboys will con- Jan. 14. The winners meet in Super Angeles on ANDY CAPP end. "V.'e're ready for the Dallas said Washington Sgt defence stopped: tory over Green Bay Packers m the only playoff g a me hout 1 ast-mi nute ex- cite meat. Tne Cowboys were involved in ore of the three cliff hanger fin- ishes, beating San Francisco '49ers 30-23 wi t h two touch- downs in the last two minutes of ptay Saturday, Tr.e ot her survivors who' 11 play Sunday in the second round, Pittsburgh Steelers ar.d Miami Dolphins, also served up a healthy portion of dramatics in their victories. LATE HEROICS owner didn't see play JL PITTSBURGH 'AP) It was the most miraculous play in Pittsburgh Steeler history, Art Rwney didn'i see it. The 71-- locker room when we heard there was a question about 7HAT MAKES whether the touchdown would I DP count." P.oorx-y recalled. Then punter Bobby The Steelers won their game i lelt hi asainst Oakland Raiders 13-7 i waning seconds Saturday with Saturday with a freak pass-de- Pittsburgh trailing fleetios nlav in the last five, sec- onds. Tne Dolphins' victory was no i freak, though. Earl Morrall di- rec'.ed an SO-yard Raiders 7-3 seemingly ropefe: drjwn situation. "I figured had lost, aiii of victor.-. The touchdown had an toucnaown drive, then Jim Kurt powered i l Canted to get to tne lower HIGH STEPPING MERCURY Mercury Morris Miami steps high cs he gains cvsr for the winning score from room early so I co-jid pc-rsw- 7 yards :rvu tns middle tre Browns line in the second quaner Sunday at Miami, Ha. tfe s-s vr''h-h less than five min- .11 uluui it. punter Bobby 71-year-old team owner I rushed jubilantly into V, is private box in the the locker room the news -.-fj 1 V: t I nally made the sicp. AP Wi 'irephoto) rerr.aming. clinching a 20- J _...............____.........14 vKtorv over Cleveland I said Roor.ev. Caitt stop ihfim any more Parent looks bad again ''Ever-Thing was laid out in j front of us with eight mirmies to j go.'1 said Miami coac'n Don i SKula, ''V-'o had to score a i touchdown and we did what we i had to do." i Tne Dolphins did son-.cthire j waiied four decades for the Rooney said. Steelers' first division title in ------1--------_ Weekend he fijaired his team wo'iid i lose. "I stay out when they win I thinik that's v.'htn players fiijd coarjhe; the attention and cred- j the National Football Lea sue. "I was standing by the elevator wren ore of the sta- dium guards came runmrig at me ytllins, 'You v.-on it, You won he kiddins he this year that no one else did- him By THE CANADIAN PRESS N'e-.v did not a reason He opened the Chicago scoring von H In a row en route i Uj for the change. then ensineered the bv j r-fj lhe championship of th-e' Saturday's scores were: Chi- Reg Fleming, Larry Ma-.ety [American FoothsU Conference scorers It doesn't make much differ- i The one-time see of Toronto Parent, offered a muIti-'.-ear- Uns among the earlv ir: the hali on M: Maple Leafs1 National Hockey contract with an estimated favorites to capture Wesiem Or- Phipps1 touc-Mown i'ue of Jo jump to the vision laurels who have fallen Morrall and Kiick took League franchise, LOW toiline Philadelphia Blazers of Ihe hai'not of the rival Hockey Asswriation, 1 spiriled, movers of the club, last "ifh 2- recent weeks. I came in on relief Monday night Czechs still Li mo perils 55 (he Cnt-aders E-0 :o keep pace arnor-? New Enelarrf TTnalers, S-2 vie' 4''y2 a '4rr-'-- tors over XeiYorSc Raiders. K';, huiit their !n the other game, Chi- esr'-v !esd '-t'-tran Msr- cago Cougars stretched their rel m the home-ice vicwrv strins tf. rwr on sames 3-: shelled Parent 2 ,A-it.h in the Paul Ar.drea's fr'r for the Czedi BIG NIGHT go', the Cruisers sti.-t 'NOWS THE TIME' best thing for us to get said Larr.- Csonka. of Dolphins' rjrjners. "Jt goTIONAL LEAGUE want match with WHA ?.Tlami IT LOOKED HOI'EI.KSS Faced with fourth-and-IQ Kechnie, Patrick, Leach SATURDAY IJHroit'- F cho. Fontaine. Dionne. pJairier defer..sive back Jack Yancoaver V.llki 'aturn knocked '.he ball :t of the Fuaua and it shot 10 a r d s Rn'A'm 3. Atlanta 1 Boston Srr.ith. Rucyk. V.' ton: MscMiUan franco Harris rrade a .Montreal C. I'ittskurjh nd r a ced 4 2 .Montreal F. n 2 2, I.sflc-'ir, T d r Cillsburgh Card-.'.cll 2, if, Pleau's three goal.s 'n went for nought Sunday, Cleveland a man short, the Whalers lost to An-; Pinder, Jarrett. Joe geles Sharfc.5 Ottawa Hardy, Grant Eriekson ar.fl donaii trounced Quebec Les Nordirji.-6s Cleveland goalie rierry A schi-duled Houston Aeros- resistered his fourth shut- Minnesota Saints game of the season and improvefl a r'n _his month ago. srxjkesrnen in against average of 2.riO going 'orid Hockey crs. champions in tho AFC an eight-game v.'tst, had a 7-r, lead on a iate president 01 the scramble by Ken Stob- Feder- i ler'. i E'Jt with five I Chi h dcwn its ion. Dr. Zder.ek A.odrr.. here club that i.s rven-garne tour of Ontario, ;id Monday he plans to ap-; p4M that dcfletted bv tw Canadian Arr.Eteur r.-triver .John Furjua and Oakland Trjronti Toronto Henderson tier. Dur.ere. o of ecstatic Stteler i remain- [SM 5v..armfrrf orrto the -N'-v- Islanders 1, .Minnesota 2 IORLD ASSO( thiat five re- I N'-Y. I. quanerback Tc'Ty on c-ndcr, Spencer, Crips; threw a desperation v.'hat's more, the Raiders i 2. were vebemeritly 'x.jec'.ir.g to St. l.ouis t., Philadelphia 1 Tatum bad not torched the I St. Marseille. If h ball awl that therefore is iUnger; Philarlr-lphia.....Fl t an iliegai pass, touched by Los 2. Ptiffalo n offensive Los B; were v.-aiting in thx: !strom. will nave tneir nands they host Csr.ucks i n AI bert-3 F k r-y 5 CAUGHT from the L'.S Amateur H'. Torn cauEr-t A.wx.-iation and the world York's Ror, Ward :n the V, HA 5 Cbjck has liked iis eavjn to let tr Bowling scores Fn their last two the visiting Canucks have tr.e !rx.-al 10-2 as rwitinue their )n Tim ll'I.MF.-AMj-Iirj.MK SET "1 --.ay it was offer from the VYffA for '''.tri li.s ar.d everything like an tha'.1' said Harri'.. you at Prague in Mav. then have a fueling that this could rx: strong bid to catch the league- Tirr' Shefrhy, Brit Selby and ir; rjansria i'ri J-x-'v '.hV la''.'.' p'lav ard' Wr warred :n Cal- Vvhaiers on suhstit.jte (an wjU a gary and perhaps s'ir- teenmijth 6'ded aii-star team. r.ot', for vou tl rne if, vA for p.m. at the Centre. Blank Detroit to mow within two points of lioston Rangers help Francis enjoy Christmas Eve Sy MacI.AfNT, Canadian Staff Writer home to rr.ri.s'rrias N'orth KUrs 2; >.fon- from i on the east r-osf.t: Kerse treal Canadiens e, Pittsburgh f-.r.-, i'tle Penguins ftlues B. A Merry Chri.strna.s to holiday by PhiladeiprJa 'f'iyers and Kferr. 'while the Rangers went lanu 1; York klanrieri [who drew the te us Brad in there." i B ELBICH COMltlH 402 In Sooth ;