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Lethbridge Herald {Newspaper} - 1974-01-12,Lethbridge, Alberta iMkHWlKlhl NHL AND WHA HOCKEY SPECIAL For DMHi rjrisei ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CENTRE VILLAGE MALL PHONE ^Tlu’ Heriitd - Sporti J LCTHMHME OFFICE FUMITUK LTD. StortHowt'OpMif •.ni.toSp.m. Mondây, TuHd«y, W«dnMd«y and Friday to ft BlIII ThureH*!# V j • w • 1 mifvQVf* wlOMQ QBilirOSjrS- t Pat Sullivan If baseball does not remain in San Diego, the people of the coasta] California city may have Walter O’Malley of the Los Angeles Dodgers to blame. O’Malley has always nurtured a dream of pay television for his baseball Dodgers and is part of a group to undermine the staying of the Padres in San Diego. O’Malley figures to have an easier time selling his product if the competition is lessened by the Padres moving to Washington, To make pay TV popular O’Malley would have to pipe his games south where the population is. • • * And not only that. . . Pete Rose, who will soon play Super Mouth Boggy Riggs in a tennis match, says he was so mad at the New York Met fans in last fall’s National League playoff game, the home run he hit out of Shea Stadium would have gone out of Yellowstone Park ... I have heard of bringing up one or two players for a tryout but the Vancouver Canuclu will try out a complete line from the Seattle Totems of the Western Hockey League . . . The line, Dan Gloor, Steve Stone and I^rry Gould, have 43 goals between them this year and the Canucks are looking for some scoring punch... And how do you like Greg Barton ... A total flop as quarterback for the Toronto Argonauts, he feels he can land a job as a signal-caller for one of t& teams in the new World Football Association . - . Leo Cahill once said that Barton was a $200,000 a year quarterback who had $200 talent. . . * * * The country is in the throws of depression, but England’s Stoke City has offered Chelsea $1.25 million for two players who want to be traded ... Peter Osgood carries a 1750,000 price tag while teammate Alan Hudson can be had for *500,000 . . . Baltimore Colts, after one of their worst seasons on record in the National Football League, have rehired Howard Schnellenberger as head coach ... He has two more years to go on a three-year contract . . . The Colts finished +-10 but one of their wins was over Miami Dolphins, the favorites in Sunday’s Super Bowl... And by the way, there is some money that says Minnesota will upset the Dolphins 24-20 but I won't get to see it. , . I’ll be braving the elements at West Castle and the Can Am races being staged there today and Sunday . . . ■ « « I didn’t count them, but Joe Falls in the Sporting News says that in the Minnesota Vikings-Dallas Cowboy NFL playoff game there were 51 commercials selling us razor blades, cigars, steel-belted tires, beer, slacks and a multitude of other items ... If one were to buy just what was advertised in a 2% hour football such as this one it would cost in the neighborhood of $7,545,678.32 . . . But if you look at television from another angle you would find particularly if you have, cable, that we saw four playoff games that covered 6,789 miles or $525 if you flew coach from Detroit to Minneapolis, to Oakland, to Miami to Dallas and back to Detroit... The longest trip I made was to the refrigerator for a Pilsner... No love lost best describes Ed Flamagan's feelings towards Dick Botkus... Flanagan, Detroit Lion centre when he heard Butkus would not be playii^ for Chicago Bears in their last game against the Lions, said that he had been looking forward to playing him again . . . Said Flanagan "I’m sorry about it. You hate to see a good athlete miss a game because of an injury, even a creep like he is . . . Minor hockey The North Stars took a 3-2 first period lead but had to settle for a 5-5 tie with the Ti-Cats in Midget League action. DERME MACHINE SHOP A COMPLETE AUTOMOTIVE t GENERAL MACHINE SHOP SERVICE 327-0821 2J1 • lit STREET NORTH V——^ LEASING S5 Ford a Mercury model* plus trucks to choov# frofii« Cali our Isaiing Dspt. collsci 223-3537 H!X.ieasiNG Division of SUPERIOR MOTORS TABER ITO. bxllllTitar.Mti. and BASEMENT CONSTRUCTION^ MR. H TSCHETTER Th;■ ;K;r'"(j oI Reno vaq Cali us Free [LStimate Terry McNeely paced the North Stars with a pair of goals and an assist while singles went to Gordon Tokariuk, Darryl Vogt and Ross Matheson. Doug James scored three times for the Ti-Cats while John Kogler added a pair. Two goals by Doug Huchala led the Penguins to a hard-fought 4-3 victory over the Totems in a Pee Wee game Friday night. Denni Vervoort and Terry McDonald chipped in with singles while John Csurka managed a hat-trick in a losing cause. In another ccHitest, Chris Sparrow, Lonnnie Lucheran and Paul Gray scored a pair of goals each and gave the Canucks an easy 7-1 win over the Falcons. Ron Houghton scored the other Canucks’ marker while Scott Murakami replied for the Falcons. BUD GRANT By BRUCE LOWITT HOUSTON (AP) -Minnesota Vikings know exactly what they’ve got to do in order to have a chance at capturing Sunday’s Super Bowl game. The only problem is, they won't be able to do it. All the Vikings have to do in the National Football League finale is stop Larry Csonka and Mercury Morris. Don’t count on it. Minnesota might be able to concentrate on one and get away with it, but that would let the other one run wild. There’s a sneaking suspicion here that Bob Griese, looking into the teeth of Minnesota’s run-oriented defence, will try to completely cross up the Vikings by going to a wide-open passing game. It all depends on how healthy Paul Warfield is. If the hamstring problem doesn’t slow him down, look for more than the usual number of bombs. But if War-Held is the least bit hobbled, watch for a proliferation of short stuff to Marlin Briscoe, Jim Mandich and Jim Kiick. AMDY CAPP Super Bowl VIII ready, Dolphins six-point pick HOUSTON {AP)-Miarai's mechanical DoljAins, hoping for strong legs for receiver Paul Warfield, are six-point favorites to defeat Minnesota Vikings in the eighth Super Bowl football game Sunday. Kickoff time is 11:30 a.m. EST, at Rice Stadium, where the Astroturf surface may be damp from week-long rain. The Dolphins, who depend on Warfield’s long-range catching ability to open the ■ defence for runners Can Vikings stop both Miami backs? There’s no question that Fran Tarkenton will have the Vikings airborne most of the day. Rookie Chuck Foreman can be brilliant but against the likes of Manny Fernandez, Bill Stanfill, Nick Buoniconti and the rest of Miami's defensive front wall, he’ll need more support than Oscar Reed and Ed Marinaro can give him. Tarkenton will wow the fans with frantic scrambling in his own backfield. That’s what will make things interesting, but eventually his overloaded passing game will backfire.    - What it all really comes down to is that the method will beat the madness—the Dolphins, old hands at the fine art of football surgery and familiar faces in the Super Bowl, will easily cope with the furious defence and frenetic offence of the Vikings, And a year from now, when Miami goes after an unprecedented third straight Super Bowl victory, the line in the NFL record book will read; SUPER BOWL Vni Miami 30 Minnesota 17 ' Lary Csonka and Mercury Morris, expect to see their flashy receiver in action despite what was called a hamstring pull suffered in practice Wednesday. The injury was kept secret for a day before coach Don Shula revealed it. The Dolphins’ stock dived until team trainer Larry Gardner noted there was no swelling and said Warfield would be ready Sunday. The Vikings, more of a passing team, sailed into the Super Bowl on the throwing of Fran Tarkenton. They must stop the violent running game of the Dolphins and shake receivers free to get Tarkenton a target. Their chore borders on the impossible—Miami has won 21 of 23 games in the last two seasons with a professional, cool, calculating approach to Shula’s demands. WIN EXPECTED “We expected to win,” Csonka said after the Dolphins’ 27-10 playoff victory over Oakland Raiders in which quarterback Bob Griese threw six passes. It could be a dull game as most Super Bowls have beei? because no one likes to take a chance in the big one. The defences could make it a virtual draw were it not for the unstoppable Csonka who has gained more than 1,000 yards three straigt seasons. Miami defensive tackle Manny Fernandez, one of the stars of the Dolphins’ 14>7 Super Bowl victory over Washington Redskins last year, had what was termed a nigh fever Friday and ilid not practice. But flu bugs have flirted with several players this week, including Csonka, and there was little doubt in the Dolphin camp that Fernandez would perform. The game will be televised to an audience of possibly 75 million in the United States,. Canada, Mexico, Venezuela, ' Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Germany, Austria, England and American servicemen. GAME BRINGS MONEY For the broadcast rights, CBS paid $2.75 million. The network will charge up to $10,000 a minute for commercials. Some 1,500 writers and radio and television reporters will cover the game. Super Bowl week in Houston has turned out to be Mardi Gras and New Year's Eve rolled into one. The total dollar flow was expected to exceed the $16 million Los Angeles realized last year. The NFL threw a party Friday night on the floor of Houston’s Astrodome. The party, which included a masive buffet dinner featuring roast pork on a spit and Mexican food, cost more than $55,000. 'The game is being held in somewhat antiquated Rice Stadium instead of the Astrodome because it seats 20,000 more people. The Stadium was a sellout at 72,000 seats. There were PHONE 328-ST'-)8 180? 10 ST N reports of scalpers asking $150 for a $15 ticket. Both teams scheduled hour workouts today. The players were to retire to their wifeless hotel rooms where they were to meet with their coaches briefly tonight. Wives were quartered in separate hotels. Oddsmaker Jimmy The Greek Snyder favored the Dolphins by six points. He was putting his mmey on Dolphin kicker Garo Yepremian who has booted all 38 converts and 25 to 37 field goals for 113 points this season. Mihnesota coach Bud Grant said his Xlcker, Fred Cox, should get 10 more yards distance because of the sure ar* tificial turf in Rice Stadium. He said Cox’s distance had suffered in the latter part of the season because of the unpredictable, frozen surfaces in Bloomington, Minn. Cox bad 96 points this year on 33 converts and 21 of 3S field goals. Bulldogs, Lakers on top. Cougars get past LCl Rams The Winston Churchill Bulldogs and Stirling Lakers chalked up their sixth straight victories in Southwest Conference Boys’ Basketball League action Friday night. The Bulldogs scored an easy 56-40 victory over the Picture Butte Sugar Kings while the Lakers dropped the Vauxhall Vikings 41-33. . Four players led the Bulldogs to their sixth win in as many starts last night. Perry Mlrkovicb paced the attack with 15 points while Randy Rae chipped in with 14. Kendall Duce and Derek Redman aided the cause with 12    points apiece. Leonard Nieboer managed 10 points in a losing cause. Meanwhile Scott Perrett hooped 14 points and kept the Lakers undefeated thus far this season. Allan Friesen replied for Vauxhall with 16 points. In another boys’ tilt, the Milk River Comets edged the Fort Macleod Flyers 59-51. Anthony Miller and Gordon Ehlert notched 15 points apiece for the winners while Chris Donahue swished 18 points and Jack Lemarie IS for the losers. The Taber Trotters defeated the Cbaldale Gaels 44-33 behind Bruce Francis’ 22-point performance. Teammate Tim Jesperson added 12 points in the win while Richard Boras notched 13    points in a losing effort. In junior boys’ varsity play, Winston Churchill edged Picture Butte 44-42, Stirling dumped Vauxhall 46-34, Fort Macleod slipped past Milk River 33-32 and Coaldale dropped Taber 42-30. In the only girls’ Southwest Conference game reported, Coaldale Larks defeated Taber 3fr-22 for their third straight win of the seasm. Bonnie Stanko scored 14 points for Coaldale while Debbie Jensen hooped eight for Vauxhall. The Cardston Cougars grabbed a share of first place in the Southern Alberta High School “A” Boys' Basketball League by defeating the Lethbridge Collegiate Institute Rams 58-45 Friday night. The Cougars and Rams now share top spot in the five-team league with 3-1 records. In last night’s ball game. Jim Toone hooped 18 points to CALLED AT 327-3203 Ed Bauer For All Vour Printing Needs rMFMFOjlLDPflwrrRS 3Î7-3203    4.111 sth Ave    7th 5t S I elhhriflq? Hpr.ilri ßirlq In The P,is3 C,ill VFRN DECOUX Blairmorp lead his teammates to the hard-fought victory. Dale Remmington added 17 points while Don Yuill aided the cause with 15.    ' Randy Stevens was outstanding in a losing cause with a 20>point outing while Ron Shemanchuk hit the nets for' another 12. 'The host Cougars came up with a 48 per cent field goal average while the Rams finished at 42 per cent. The Rams were assessed 10 of 24 personal fouls and both clubs managed 34 rebounds apiece. Meanwhile the two clubs will see action again Wednesday night to determine the league’s representatives in the annual Regina Luther Invitational Boys’ Basketball Tournament. Each'year, the club that is leading the league around this time are invited to the annual classic which is staged on the weekend of Feb. B-9. This playoff match will Wednesday night at 7; 30 at Raymond Cultural Hall, ELRICH TIRE SPORT SCORES I Dlvlahin L T 6 9 U 14 17 i 20 ; 21 > 24 NATIONAL W Boston.....26 Montreal ... 23 Toromo____20 Rangers — 1S eultalo.....20 Detroit..... IS ' NY ..... 8 Vancouver... 9 WM Phiia.......24 Chicago .... IB 81. Louis ... 16 Atlanta..... 17 Minnesota ..12 LA......... 13 Pitts ....... 10 CaPllornia.,.. 9 WORLD E»l OMvton ,W t T F N. Eng ..... 23 16 2 ISO Toronto .... 21 19 5 165 Quebec .... 20 1S 3 156 Cleveland .. 19 16 4 124 CWeago .... 17 18 3 124 NJ......... 17 21 2 109 F 5    170 6    13S 7    151 9 143 4    141 5    131 11 93 7 105 DlvKten 9 5 126 8 13 137 13 6 111 17    7 105 18    10 123 19    7 113 Z4 5 10Z 27 S 104 Houston Edmonton . Winnipeg .. Minnesota -Vancouver. LA........ 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