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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 3, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta THE IETHBRIDG6 HERALD Monday, January S, 1971 It was a year of oddities in Canadian sport Some people put their foot in their mouths By BRUCE LEVETT Canadian Press Sports Editor The kindly old coach wrapped an ami around his 17-year-old lad wto had just stopped 86 shots in a losing mur- mured: "Another 15 and you would have had a shut-out." It was a line that came close to summing up the en- tire year in sport. Herve Filion, world chiun- pion .harness driver in just about every category, philoso- phized: "Don't forget, I lost races, must also be some sort of a world record." Looking back, there were some funny, tragic and just plain foot-in-mouth utterances din-ing the year. It was early on in 1371 that Clarence Campbell, president of the jN a t i o n a 1 Hockey League, was quoted: "The NHL will not expand before 1973-74." It ranks up there with an- other of his 1971 utterances: "I welcome the World Hockey Association." Henri Richard probably is wishing he had never said that Al MacNeil was "the worst coach I ever played for" just before MacNeil led Montreal Canactiensto a comeback Stanley Cup vic- tory. Another whose words came back to haunt him was Donald L. White, sports director of CKSA AM-TV, Lloydminslcr, Alia., who intoned: "Baltimore will take the World Series in four or five games." And how about Harold Wright, president of the Cana- dian Olympic Association, who promised: "Canada will have a team in hockey at the 1972 Winter Olympics in Sapporo." In the "alibi" department is the pronouncement of Harry Abofs of Toronto Argonauts who punted a ball out of bounds on a kick reception to give Calgary Stampedors pos- session late in the 1971 Grey Cup game: "I knew the the ball just jumped up and hii. me on the leg." Jim Sillye, a Calgary player whose fumble led to Argos only touchdown in the Grey Cup game, mused: "J certainly made it inter- esting." Johnny Bower, retired To- ronto Maple Leafs goalie, wins the "some truths we hold lo be seltevident" trophy for his rumination just prior to a sudden-death overtime-, per- riod: "The next goal is going to be a big one." He beats out by a whisker the reply of Joe Theismann, rookie Argos quarterback, after the two-game, total-point playoff system had been ex- plained lo him: "Hmmmrn. If we win both games, the total points have to be in our favor." Leo C a h i 11, Argo coach noted for. unfortunate predic- tions, thought he was circum- venting the'Vhp's going to win" question when he said: "It never rains on the Argos, so you can be sure the sun will shine tomorrow." He was a day early with the lost 14-11 to Calgary in a. downpour. Argo punter Zenon Andrusy- shyn said it for all first-year men: "Playing in the Grey Cup as a rookie is like meeting Ra- quel Welch on a blind date." And speaking of dates, prob- ably the best wait-until-I-get- you-home line came from Gordie Howe: "Now that I'm retired, Col- leen says I'm going to stay home and make love lo her." There were some one-liners worthy of note: Don Johnston, Newfound- land finance department, speaking on behalf of one of his favorite sports' "As you know, I'm up to my neck in sailing.. The award for honesty and fortitude goes to Diane Gate, 19, Pointe Claire, Que., swim- mer, who was asked what she did for exercise while waiting for swimming events to begin at the Pan-Am games. She summed up in one line the plight of many of her stricken team-males: "I run to the bathroom a lot." V fw N ,afc ONE BRIGHT SPOT San Francisco M9ers had trouble getting going against the powerful Dallas Cowboy's defence Sunday. Vic Washington proves to be a hard man to put down as he breaks away from Chuck Howley rolls on as Cliff Harris (43) comes in on him (centre) and finally stopped by Harris. Gain was good for 22 fall 21-0 in few n upance just a s Kansas City Chiefs got theirs in double overtime the week before. The Dolphins whipped the Colts 21-0, the first ihulout for the defending National Football League Champions since 1965. The win qualified the Dolphins to meet Dallas Cowboys in the S'uper Bowl at New Orleans Jan. "Can Miami be-at the Cow-, boys: I don't know why said Baltimore's 30-y o. a r -o 1 d field general, Unitas. "They're a fine learn. Bob Griese is a good quarterback. They have a good rush. They don't make many mistakes. "Sure, I give them a real good chance." The 6-foot-8, 265-pound Bubba Smith, black, bearded and dazed by the systematic destruction of the great Colts team, was quick to agree. "You said Smith. "But they gotta run the ball and they gotta rush the passer. They do things like our team is famous for doing, capitalizing on the other team's mistakes and then hitting when you got the other team groggy. They're good." Don McCafferty, who moved up io head coach when Staila left the Colts' to take over the Dolphins' meagre fortunes two years ago, offered his own considered version of the upset. "They came up with the big he said, "and we didn't. When we needed a field goal, we missed. When we needed a pass, we didn't gel it. When ive needed five yards on third down, we failed." IT'S TEXTBOOK WIN The Dolphins produced a textbook victory. They gave Unitas breathing room and then stopped him cold when he started lo threaten. Their blocking was decisive, their tackling vicious, they struck swiftly. The game was little more than eight minutes old when Griese faded back and ardied a pass into Ihp arms to wide receiver Paul Warfield on the Baltimore 40. Warfield, in full stride, caught the ball over Hick Vok's shoulder and then won the race to the goal a 75-yard thrust. Little Garo Yepremian kicked the first of his three extra points. With left in iiie third period, a Unitas pass lo Eddie Hinton was tipped by defender Curtis Johnson. Safely Dick Anderson caught it ir !h? air and, behind great blocking, raced 62 yards lo score. Now it was 14-0, The Dolphins dealt the coup de grace in Ihc last period, Larry Csonka from the five after a 50-yard Griese pass to Warfield. The Colts, who beat the Cowboys in the oVper Bowl here a year ago on a 32-yard field goal by Jin; O'Brien, played without hard-running Norm Bulaich and with only partial service from workhorse Tom Matte, both TIRE JjjjL SPORT ve here just keep on yelling, screaming, bragging and waving handkerchiefs. It's the 1069 baseball Mets with palm trees, green sweat shirts and helmets. On Sunday, it was lime for the champion Baltimore the poised team of Johnny Unitas and gargantuan Biibha Smith to get their (AP) Miami Dolphins are Super Bowl bound, and Ihey take with them the hopes of the downtrodden and Of loudest, wildest cheering section in professional football. The Dolphins, the one time step-child of the American Football League, keep bumping off the big boys. And the people It wasn'l as Dalla By DENNE H. FREEMAN DALLAS (AP) A bloodied young quarterback on his way to stardom and a veteran defensive end fighting for his job keyed Dallas Cowboys; into the Super Bowl Sunday for the second consecutive year. Quarterback Roger Staubach, a three-year man from Navy, scrambled San Francisco '49ers dizzy in a M-3 National Conference tiUe victory in Texas Stadium and defensive end George Andrie made the big defensive play. "Look out Super said Cowboy tackle Bob Lilly. "Some fans sort of ridiculed our play last year and I think we have something to prove." There was little disappointment among the Cowboys players that they would not get a chance for revenge against Baltimore in the S'uper Bowl and instead would play Miami. "We never really cared about the said linebacker Le Roy Jordan. "I said last year we would be back. And we are going to do it this time." 'IT'S DEFENSIVE GEM Andrie's interception of a John Brodie pass and his six-yard run to the '49er two-yard line in the second quarter was defensive gem of bitterly-fought game. Calvin Hill, who later left the game with an injured knee, crashed across from (t ?-yard out for the touchdown. -Dallas' 7-0 lead held up until Bruce Gosselt kicked a 28-yard field goal to make it 7-3 in the third period. Andrie, who had shared duty this year with Pat Toomay, said, "It was just an impulsive play. We had studied1 San Francisco's screen plays. We were Lutzing and I just saw the screen coming. Brodie JUNIOR W L T F A Pli Cal. Cougars' 22 t> 0 156 83 44 Red Deer 17 G 0 146 93 34 Cnl. 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Wayne 1 Muskegon B Columbus D Daylon 3 Toledo 1 Porl Huroun 5 Flint 1 Eastern Charlotte 4 Greensooro 1 Johnslown 9 Cinllon 1 bridge 10 M 0 102 IM 20 Edm. Movers 7 17 2 105 144 16 Drumheller 7 IB 0 82 172 NATIONAL LEAGUE Eur Divitlon W L T F A Brodie' s defenc< the ball right to me. I don't think he saw me." Andrie was tackled by Brodie and took severe ribbing from his team-mates. 1 "George didn't wait for my NFL owners face tests for gambling NEW YORK (CP) Commissioner Pete Ro7.elle of the National Football League said Sunday lie detector tests have been given to NFL club owners in connection with gambling on pro football games. "The results established to our satisfaction, that they had not he said in a television interview. He pointed out that if an owner were to be found guilty of gambling, he would be expelled from the league. On the subject of drugs and football, Rozelle said there probably are players taking "greenies" or "pep pills" but the practice is not widespread. He said the league has not set any standards concerning drugs, but has urged the clubs to get the "best possible loca medical and Inf him be in charge of educating the players on the drug abuse problem. Discussing the recent NFL playoff games that were held on Christmas Day and caused considerable controversy, Rozelle said: It's something that displeased us. But we had no solutions. We were caught by the calendar." He said that several solutions lo the problem were offered, but none were 25 A S 47 BO 55 Montreal 31 B 7 32 91 49 Toronto IB 12 8 16 105 e sharp said Dallas' other defensive end Larry Cole. Slaubach finally look some pressure off Uie Doomsday Defence with an 80-yard drive in !4 plays deep in the fourth quarter. Staubach, who had guided Dallas to nine consecutive victories and has never lost a game he has started and finished, nailed tight end Bill Truax for 22 yards on a crucial Ihird-and-four situation at the Dallas 45 on the drive. Then the former Heisman Trophy winner scrambled for eight his fifth run of the day against the '49ers Duane Thomas climaxed the drive with a two-yard touchdown run. "I was having a hard time the way San Francisco was double teaming both Staubach said. "The ball was taking off on me. I didn't want to put it up for an interceplion. Remember, I'm just a young guy." got a bloodied elbow and was asked if he suffered it on one of his scrambles. "I think I got it when I canie off the field and Tom Landry bit Staubach joked. AREN'T PLANNED Landry said Staubach's wild scrambles certainly aren't planned. "He runs enough wilhoul any smiled Landry. San Francisco coach Dick Nolan said, "Roger's scrambling certainly helped." Defensive end Cedrik Hard-man of the '49ers was more succinct: "He's one of the smartest. He knows what he's doing. A guy out of the Navy couldn't be too dumb." 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Mahovlkh, M 20 21 41 Ullman, T 15 26 41 WESTERN CANADA Eastern Division W L T F A Pis Regina 20 12 1 135 03 41 Saskaloon 18 13 3 160 18 39 Brandon 19 13 0 154 35 3a F in Flon 17 23 0 14S 85 34 Winnipeg 14 IB 1 117 36 29 swft Current 13 21 i 133 59 27 WeFlem Division Calgary ..24 6 1 14B 69 49 Fdmonton 23 11 164 34 46 Medicine Hat 20 18 1 189 79 41 New Westminster 17 15 0 124 22 34 Vancouver B 24 0 100 80 U Victoria H 36 3 102 61 IB AMERICAN LEAGUE Eaiirrn Division W L T F A Pis Boslon 34 7 6 137 90 54 Nova Scolia 16 12 9 130 OB 41 Springfield 14 12 7 117 98 35 Rochester 13 19 A. 97 44 20 Prov dence 9 IS 9 117 40 27 Western Division Hershey IB 9 5 128 91 41 Ba timore 16 14 5 107 10 37 Cincinnati 14 15 9 137 .53 37 Cleveland 15 )4 6 133 31 3i Richmond 14 17 5 104 02 33 Tldewaler 9 23 3 98 13B 21 HOCKEY SCORES SUNDAY National Los Angeles t Vancouver 3 California 4 Buffalo 4 Boston A New York 1 Octroi! 6 Montreal 4 Chicago 6 Philadelphia 2 American Cincinnati 6 Cleveland 3 Boston 4 Providence t R chmond 6 Nova Scotia 4 Tidewater A Rochester 1 Central Dailss A Oklahoma Cily n Western San Diego 4 Phoenix 2 Denver 3 Seattle 1 International Dayton 7 Fort Wayne 2 Muskegon -i Columbus 3 Flln 7 Toledo 3 Eastern CharfolJc B Grefnsboro 3 St. Petersburg 2 Syracuse 1 New Haven 3 Johnstown 1 New Jersey 3 Long Island 2 Prairie League Saskatoon 2 YorKton 2 Manitoba Junior Por age la Prairie 7 Kenora Canucks weekend By THE CANADIAN PRESS Dennis Olmstead and Dan Enowdon scored two goals each as Calgary Canucks blanked Edmonton Movers 6-0 Saturday night in an Alberta Junior Hockey League game in St. Albert. Mark Lomenda and Brock Ka-luznick scored the other Canuck goals as the Calgary club had period leads of 3-0 and 5-0. Frank Eppich posted the shutout, handling 34 Edmonton shots. Drumheller Falcons scored four goals in the third period to upset Red Deer Rustlers 7-5 Saturday in Drumheller. The Rustlers led 2-1 at end of the first period on goals by Darryl Wallace and Wilf Foord, and 3-2 at the end of the second on a goal by Terry Witchen. Don Simituk and Bryan Wecker replied for the Falcons. Wecker's second goal sparked Drumheller in the third pair iod as Ian Rowe, Fred Huoi and Ken Nelson also found the mark. Greg Scott and Dale Lewis got the other Bed Deer goals. A three-goal performance by Jim Can, including the winner paced Edmonton Maple Leafs as they nipped the visiting Cal-lary Canucks 7-6 Sunday in Edmonton. Darryl Zelinski added two goals while Ted Edmunson and Craig Styles scored the others for the Maple Leafs who lead 5-3 at the end of the seconc period. The clubs had been tied 1-1 after 20 minutes. Carr scored two of has goals in Uie second period. Don Mandryk, Dennis Olna-stead, Warren Cook, Mark Lomenda, Blaine McLeod and Jir Setters replied for the Canucks, who outshot the Maple Leafs 26-24. There were three penalties called in the game. The Leafs took the only minor and each club was assessed a fighting major. Terry Wittchen scored two goals to lead Red Deer Rustlers to a 7-4 win over Edmonton Movers Sunday night. Tom Lindskog, John Simkin, Dale Eingham, Darryl Wallis and Reg Kinch got the others as Red Deer held period leads of 1-0 and 3-2. Ross Barros scored twice for the Movers, while Terry Ewa-siuk and Peter Skrabyk added BOWL BOWL Stanford 13 Michigan 12 SUGAR BOWL Oklahoma 40 Auburn 22 COTTON BOWL Penn Stale 3 Texas 6 GATOR BOWL Georgia 7 Norlh Carolina 3 EAST-WEST SHRINE GAME Wesl 17 Easl 13 ASTRO BLUEBONNET BOWL Colorado 79 Houston 17 PRO BASKETBALL ABA Eail Division W L Pet GEL Kentucky 30 9 .769 Virginia 25 15 .625 Florldlans IB 21 ,462 12 New York 16 !3 .410 14 Pittsburgh 17 25 WA Carolina 13 28 .317 18 Wcsl Division Utah 29 10 .7-1-) Indiana 33 17 .575 6Vi Denver 16 21 .432 12 Memphis 16 23 ,410 13 Dallas 15 24 .3dt IS Nats name Hodge coach fire Cadman VANCOUVER (CP) Vancouver Nats of the Western Canada Hockey League Sunday named Charlie Hodge as their coach for the balance of the 1971-72 season. Hodge, a goalie with and Vancouver Canucks in the National Hockey League placed Alt Cadman, who was fired by the club Friday. Cadman had held the general manager's job as well as the coaching post, but Hodge 'was named only as coach. Gil Lun-dihn, an executive with the club, is DOW general manager. Hodge will direct the team tonight when they take on Retina Pats. The Nats, in their first year in the league, are mired in last By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS With an easy victory in the Orange Bowl Saturday and their unanimous choice in voting Sunday as Grantland Rice Trophy winners, Nebraska's Cornhus-kers left no doubt about dou No. 1 in United States College Football. Their convincing 38-6 rout of Alabama in the Miami classic for their second consecutive national championship will almost certainly also earn them top spot in the annual Associated Press poll of writers and broadcasters, to be released today. Who's No. 2? Likely Okla-Ixrnia, which already has IN; second-place nod in the Rice, award votes, cast in Dallas by a committee of the Football Writers Association. Like the first-place choice for the Cornhuskers, the Sooners' runner-up placing was unanimous. Beaten only by Nebraska in a 35-31 squeaker Nov. who I ford upset Michigan 13-12 in the Rose Bowl at Pasadena, Calif., on Rod Garcia's 31-yard field goal with 12 seconds left to play Penn State trounced Texas 30-6 in the Cotton Bowl at Dallas; and Georgia edged North Carolina 7-3 in the Gator Eowl at Jacksonville, Fla. The Rice Trophy choices echoed those made Saturday by Nfe-braska coach Bob Devancy and one of his lop players. "After ranking Nebraska No. 1, I would put Oklahoma No. 2 and maybe Colorado No. said Devancy. Thai order gives the Big Eight Conference a 1-2-3 sweep. "The Big Eight is the top t "If we have to play another game to win it, we'll do he said with a. grin. "This is one of the greatest teams ever to play football." A 1 a b a m a 's Paul (Bear) Bryant wasn't abnut. to disagree. "I surely think they are one of the greatest, if not the greatest, teams I've ever he said. "We were bealen soundly by a far superior Icam. They were better prepared than our team. I feel like I had a real poor plan -not taking anything anyway from Nebraska." In running Uieir winning streak to 23 games nnd their is Oklahoma unleashed its awesome Wishbone attack on Auburn and rolled to a 31-0 half time bulge. Heisman Trophy winner Pat Sullivan then got the Tigers' passing game clicking, but it proved loo little and too SNOW M FAT f "Ltft fMTWINTER REQUIRED Journeyman For AUTOMOTIVE BODY THE ANNUAL MEETING of the CONTACT BERT KNODEL FLEMING MOTORS LTD. PHONE was an easy 40-22 winner ove; Auburn in the Sugar Bowl Saturday at New Orleans. Third plact In the Rice voting went to Colorado on the strength of Its 29-17 victory over Houston In the Aslro-Blucbonnct Bowl at conference no said Rich Glover, Nebraska's All-America middle guard and the defensive star against both Oklahoma and Alabama. "Nebraska is, of course, on top, With Oklahoma second and Colorado definitely third." If Ihcrc were nny skein to 32, the Cornhus-kers stunned Alabama with four touchdowns in little more than eight minutes of the first half on Johnny Rodgers" 77-yard punt return and short runs by Jeff Kinnoy, Jerry Taggc and Gary Di.wn, Anfl this 28-0 hair-lime lead wns over a clnh which CLUB will b. h.ld or Ih. FLEETWOOD-BAWDEN SCHOOL AUDITORIUM Wed., Jan. 12th nl p.m. G. W. H. ELRICH TIRE LTD.I COMPLETE TIRE SALES SERVICE 1 107 111 AVI loulK Pkon, .127-ADDA or M UK college MUCH, ;