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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 29, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 10 THJ LSTHBRIDGE HERAID fridoy, Ucccmbor 29, 197? SULLY SAYS 1 -By Pal Si Brilliant final to two-day affair N' the telephone rang just over a week and Dwight Jensen of. the Club told me Johnny Unitas was coininc: in -Oth Sporismaji's Dinner Feb. 3. I didn't for one m.iuite believe him. I'm not saying that Dv.khi is in the habit of stretching the truth. On the crr.'raiy, he is a very trustworthy guy. You can usv.a'.iy count on him. es- pecially when the Kinsmen Dinner is on the horizon, to be very co-operative and My reaction to his announcement v.'as a similar one to Reno Lizzi's when I told the Dodgers had traded Frank Robinson and four others for two Cali- fornia Angels. "You're pulling my was what Lizzi said. Xo'.v I know how Reno fcU I told Jensen to "get But he assured ir.e he wav.'l kidding and '.is you all know now. Johnny t" win be here for the Dinner. Jensen knows my feelinis about L'nitas. He has to be considered one of the greatest, if not the great- est, quarterback in National Football League history. As a passer there are very few. if ajiy. records he does not hold or has at least held in his brilliant career. Four overtime sessions ar Bowl title SPORT RAYMOND (Special) of 15-7.10-13 the third place title as points for Edmonton while a championship final is i dropped the Magrath Zen- Earbaro hooped 12 for the trailed 24-22 at the hail. s.'.etji. VJ win i, in our the o.'erurr.e periods is overvvnelm- jrar-e and tied 23--o 'o fores Ralph hooped 20 points In other games staged Thurs-and Walt Xobell 13 for the day. Cardston Cougars while John from further action by But that's what happened in The tv. o Rick Ponomar notched. 13 suffering a 67-56 loss to tb: annual Ravmonc! Suaav H 2 3-VM in 17 points respectively for rnonton Bonnie as the Stirling Lakers before Leavitt 17 points Fon Richmond to the Jim 11 for the Cou- U'o of tn Sod Doon Lancers didn't while Walt Sartorc retted find aiier four Inkers' ii as they 2f> for DveruTie iesijions Thursday E while aMed the correlation final Tne Calgary Browns Curt. dumping Calgary SL 0'I.earv 41-36 in an- The Lakers led ir. Browns other t he regulation ti mo ho'din Johnson swished of Calgary and Len of Edmonton n mined 13 points apiece for their res- Steelers ooze confidence To say the 1972 season was one of bitter disap- pointment for Unitas v.-ouit! as one oE the biggest understatements in football history. But once again, time waits for 710 one. Unitas will be 40 years old before another NFL season starts. He has, however, shown no signs of leaving the game. Xo. 19 has not said he will hang up his famous high-top boots but he was visibly upset when the cur- tain rang down on 1972. "This has probably been the worst season I've ever spent in pro football.'' said L'nilas as he stripped off his Colt uniform for the last time this year.' "I don't plan to spend another one like it." Unitas says he v.'iil keep a promise to end his football career in a Baltimore uniform. He said he would take his time deciding where to go. He didn't rule out the possibility of joining another dtih or staying in the Colt organization, where he has a standing 10-year contract. "It's up to me if I want to keep it (the con- said the 39-year-old L'nitas. "So far. all the decisions have been made for me this he added. "Now I'm going to wait until July and make my own decision. Unitas reierred to the orders given by Colt gen- eral manager Joe Thomas, who early in the season fired head coach Don McCaft'erty arid later interim boss John Sandusky. Unitas was benched in favor of Marty Domres and the horror ot inactivity besari. Unitas %vas only or.e of several former Colt stalwarts another wa- btcx Tom who found thernse-lve; passed, by because of the team's youth rr.ovemer.' i Knowing he can p'sy fo-.'oal! ;ay; "oldtirners car: this vo'j i "I haven't better in three or :0'ir years." he commented vryly. "After all I've rest." So when Feb. 3 rolls: around I hope to be front row centre to meet Unitas. It will be more than interesting to hear his side o; the Baltimore Colt Even now, Mr. Jensen. I assure you. I will be' r you if you tell me Howard or Muhammad V1i is coming to dinner. We will PITTSBURGH "We'll rrs; the Miami Dolphins." j Ta-ry said, a glucose :u'e dangling from his left arm j c. Divine Provider.ce Hospital. a heck of a team, there's no reason they should teat Pittsburgh Steel- i That kir.d of confidence EVjunds in Pittsburgh and j players already of their trip to the Super Bowl.; The Dolphins1 record tec-ms scare norxxiy. With Bradshsv. the Pitts- rurjz'n qusrterbach. there's nothing but uctorious thoughts though he flattened Sugar Kings o edge Sons 6-5 Tne Lethbridge Sugar C.ter.f] psoed grabbed a fe a pair first period and on to de-, csrr.e off t.he feat >.'ativo Sor-s of Brjoe Ore2 fi-5 in r.iv.rrfield night. i Dor. E' Eoir.e 223 spectetw-f! gather- marker provwJ to erf at the Henderson Ice be '.he Centre arrf were treated v.ith i Gar.- Q-aik k-d the Sow v-ith i plenty of action hy the two local yoa'.s Mar'.y j junior clubs. Fto- TV.-e Sugar Kings are TTierri-. her': ir. ef- ben of the Junior Hoc- key while the. Native T-.e Ki-7.-; were Sons are a in the 14 of i-'i penalties Central Alberta Juraor Hockey tv.o League. the SOT.S In last r.ight's eor-test, the ac'ion ai'air: as Kings picked up a 3-1 lead sftsr they take en tr.e Larvor of the first period a 6-5 rnar- the Kecrca'.ion gin after the F.econrJ. Both clubs failed to score tir.e hiird. tr.-'- He-'i'T-ori by a 25- uhole night in tiie sicker than a dog.'r .r-. n( Then, at 5 a.m.. his wife called j the Steelers' trainer. 'r-nz- I'ittsburgh j Terry was in the hospital bv he Sav.onal Foot-1 1 a he ''Wednesday was 0-Day fof- fence) and I got in all my work. Tnursday is D-Day fdefence) ;and they didn't need me, any- i Three ye-ars a 20, Bradshaw drafts! No. 1 wjt of Loui- siana Tech and received a bmising introduction to pro football on a 1-13 Steeler team. tell you. from 1-13 to 12-3 is a glorious he said. But, we're not stopping r.w.v. Miami's good, but we'll beat 'em.'1 pective clubs. John Balderson's 14 points weren't enough as the Magrath Zeniths dropped a tight 40-39 to V.'innipcg. i Pete V.'ilson led Winnipeg with 11 points. Tr.-o Stirling Lakers had a tough time disposing the Ray- i mor.d Comet.s as they picked up a hard-fought 41-39 overtime i victory over their hosts. j Jeff Hill paced Raymond I vdth 18 points while Brent Drewry reolied with 12 i for the Lakers. I At the conclusion of the two j day event, all-star awards were handed out to individual star performers. Spencer Zaugg of Stirling, Dick Deveens of Winnipeg. Drew Gaibraith of Raymond, John Balderson of and Wait Sartore of Edmonton Lancers were honored. Marty Tlirsche uf Stirling was named the meet val- uable player while the team sportsmanship award went to i Edmonton Lancers. HOCKEY'S HIS GAME A ten 27-year-olcJ player v--iih Ibe Los Arae-'c-s of the Hockey Asiociofiori, gets tired of pec-pie osVing him it feels to he o bEacV hockey. Tho Am hers f, N.S, native says he ratner about hocke-y. is Ren Ward- (AP Redskins' coacli figured wrong V fAP) "If 'math's lack VQU do the things on fence, anybody can be playing nuarterhack anri it n-d Washington George Allen said. Allen sayj Tnursdav he i F erf hU w-CiUid he facin? Craij Morton Sundav in concern over Staubach's selection. "I'd rather ho facing Mor- Erunriige said. "Stsu- coach bach's more of a scrambler and I don't to njn too ELRICH TIRE SPORT Cfflpg AL5EP7A JUNIOR H01XEY _W L T F t PK hur-rjl have to out to try play more and contain the same In decfe the N'ational him. we really can't use Conference's into Super that five-man line as effectively Eov.l VII. But he figure! wrong. I against him." NATIOhfiL LEAGUE WL T F A A fer.v hours after the Ited- Morton, who took over son injurv. >'.-3 to a 1 back of Wai ir.gtori in tho East Division, and I The fact that Staubach more Kut jt ,to tn run. would start San He re- t-f oJld go with Quarterback th'; to a KM Roec-r Steutech in the National game ftf wasfi- Fwthall league same at Rob-' :n r'c ert F. Kenneclv Stadium. r.Iayoffs v.itn the Nt C s mv_ ,..i it__. hertn. i of Morton, nrorra to 5amc re.! c. t in I-P rxxkot. t CM- jn the ccr- irf Prrisers' coach. Jast and_ CONFIDENT Slc-c- lphln-i Sundu t'r.'; c'-i- -i O'Jvc'-ic': fo tHo 'AP V.'e src not preparing differ-; in? hv If, brought the frtl, for f thcr of Alien j Cwhoys of a Toni i field soal. then pasirf i Allen, soruns a five- man for two to heat the front lire on GrMn Bay to ne- Jute thf: Packer's running '-You eo ir.'o a asrne .1 o -air! he didn't expect j thinking 'we've' aot to prevmt es from the Dallas the pass' or 'we've to stop rc'rrcr j the rjri.' Allen V-si.J. ''or V r them you're to grH fr s dnd we pretty mueh a j kno-.v what they've got." he up to the plate wor.-ving ahyjut ssifl. "It's Just a matter of feal-, the hall. He watches ins v.ith it.'' balls po hv for -trikc- WssHnsrton rlefen-ive Uckle' SIT! goes hack to "the d'jjront Bill didn't shsre his still wailing for the knucWer." THE LEADERS: O A Ppi. U.5 RPI ,'.'i> 'a, 17 r 7 i 17 ji .-.r '_ TJ V i t.'f.n z.'. 5 L'T F i pr-.. Would rather talk ahonl Jtncfcvy i :r, i; 'J J H T- j r.-. 'J :.7 Oiviii'.n ir i L-.-. H '.I, V. 11 i rr'. I Alv-'i U r. 't '.'it 7 F--xt-.: 3 13 il 1 ij? 1 'ft t! jame questions bore White JIM and ETHEL, BING and BONNY and RUBEN and REBECCA at tine HOUSE of WONG RESTAURANT 254 13th STREET NORTH, LE7HBRIDGE fo ir r: in ord 1o c.f yc-'j a VEPxY HAPPY NEW YEAR Our holiday hours for your will ba New Yecf'-, p fn to 2 t: Ne-w Yetir's o.n. to 2 Special Chinese Food Deliveries for large or Small Holiday Parties Phone 327-0344 or 327-0974 i.os 'AP, A; Alton travels with Shark? around 'h-e World Hockey Association, "What I have s' time f-'.-el.-. to rx; a nlack rnan play- ing hockey, f can just turn :t The hlick in r.viior league hockey, speak? on the .-object, rsi'. frM-. its tirftsome. "I''l hrx.-key." he "It's ch- I m hls'k. I don't try to hide it. I'm proud of my heri- "I'.'s s r.o-.elty h'.t I rn rev.--: The .v.'w-S, 175-pwr.d has been a for i-i.HASf.f) He had a lot of hard- Providence in lie American lir.e roach', refer- f.o 'er.tre J. f. 'r.e r; ar-l st the Ir.e y.'-.j--: ti they he v.o'jld ve moved up to Island or Atlanta. After cent white and -.a; he had 30 goals at I'rovi- probably K per cent. I', d'-nce last year." hockey country and I n.-.t- "People said I'd be drafted uraily hockev. either Atlanta or I-ong older brother-. says V.'hite, "but and junior, but there rxop'e