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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 14, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Csonka grinds Viking hopes into turf Monday, January 14, 1974 - THE LETHBRIOQE HERALD - 11 Dolphins looking like dynasty HOUSTON (AP) - "If we're not the greatest football team that ever was, there never was one," said centre Jim Langer. "I don't give a damn what Green Bay did." Miami Dolphins, especially Larry Csonka, didn't care what Minnesota Vilcings did, either. Langer and his offensive linemates provided Csonka with'mammoth holes Sunday, shoved the over-eager Vikings around at will, and took a 24-7 Super Bowl victory for the National Football League title. On the rare occasions when the holes weren't there, Csonka made his own. Like the Dolphins' 14-7 victory over Washington Redskins in last' year's Super Bowl game, their thumping of Minnesota was essentially a dull affair. Here comes Csonka Miami fullback Larry Csonka (39) powers through the Minnesota Viking line to score his first touchdown. Csonka led the way as the Dolphins betted the Vikings 24-7 in Sunday's Super Bowl. Vikings tasted leather all day HOUSTON (AP) - Linebacker Wally Hilgenberg calmly, stated a fact about the outcome of the 1974 Super Bo^ football game. "They just ran the ball down our throats and we couldn't stop them," he said after his MinnesoU Vikings fell 24-7 to Miami Dolphins. "They not only played as well as they could, they got all of the breaks," said quarterback Fran Tarkenton. "Jake Scott fumbled our first punt after he was hit by Ron Porter, but the ball bounced right back in his hands and they drove for their Arnsparger leaves HOUSTON (AP) - Coach Don Shula of Miami Dolphins confirmed Sunday that his top aide. Bill Arnsparger, is going to New York Giants as that National Football League team's new head coach. In the Dolphins' dressing rooni following their 24-7 victory over Minnesota Vikings in the Super Bowl, Shula presented Arnsparger with one of the two game footballs and wished him best of luck. "That ends that rumor," Shula said. "The Giants are getting one helluva coach." The other, game ball went to Larry Csonka, the game's most valuable player. Arnsparger, 47, replaces Alex Webster. second touchdown," said Tarkenton. "Then we get call-' ed for clipping after John Gilliam returned the second half kickoff 65 yards." Coach Bud Grant backed up Hilgenberg's observation about Miami's two first-quarter drives that gave ttie Dolphins a 14-0 first quarter "�They took the ball, went down the field and got 14  points the first two times they had th� ball," Grant said. "That kind of lead is hard to overcome against the good teams. "\Ve made some errors that prevented us from getting on the scoreboard earlier. There is no secret to this game-you block and tackle. If you don't, you're in trouble." The Vikings were penalized seven times for 65 yards. Grant didn't think his players were taking oiit their frustrations with cheap penalties, such as one called against defensive tackle Alan Page for slamming into Miami quarter-back into Bob Griese even though he did not have the ball. "Alan thought Griese had the ball," said Grant. "The quarterback had his back to him." MIAMI 24, MINNESOTA 7 First Downs Yards rushing Yards passing Total offence Passes made-tried Interceptions Punts-average Fumbles-iost Penalties-yards Mia 21 196 63 . 259 7-6 0 3-40 1-0 1-4 65 Ford a Mercury modal* plu* trucka to choosa from. Call our laasing Dapt. collact 223-3537 LEASING Box 1119. Tllw. Mir Division of SUPERIOR MOTORS TABER LTD. The DolpHins are a smooth, silent, assembly-line machine, unemotionally churning out yard after yard, touchdown after touchdown, championship after championship. It was that way with Green Bay Packers of the 19608. That's the team everybody was talking about when the subject of a dynasty came up. The Packers won two Super Bowls in a row. Nobody else had done that-until Sunday. - "I think now we can consider ourselves comparable to the Pack," said Csonka. "We had to reserve our opinion before the game, but no Csonka is comparable to anything the Pack might have had in the Vince Lombardi days. He was more than Johnny Miller wins at Phoenix PHOENIX (AP) - Johnny Miller birdied the last two holes for a four-iinder-par 67 and made the Phoenix Open golf tournament his : second victory in an unbeaten season Sunday. Miller, who won the weather curtailed Bing Crosby pro-am at Pebble Beach, Calif., last week, took this one by a single stroke. The 26-year-old United Zeniths defeat Cougars The Magrath Zeniths came up with a strong second half finish to defeat the Lethbridge Catholic Central Cougars 42-39 in a Southern Alberta High School "A" Boys' Basketball League game Saturday night. The host Zeniths, who trailed 20-18 at the half, pumped in 14 points to that of the Cougars' four to earn the hard-fought victory. Kevin Anderson led the way for the Zeniths with a 14-point performance while Tim Rollingson added another nine. Guy Pomahac- hooped 12 points for the Cougars while Brad Peake and John Mackley chipped in with nine and eight points respectively. In "B" boys' league play, the Magrath Eagles edged the CCHS Flyers 45-42. The Eagles held a slim 23-21 lead at the half. Tom Alston paced the Eagles with nine points while . teammates Barry Mehen and Tim Tanner aided with eight points apiece. Dave Koskoski notched 10 points for the Flyers while eight points each went to Warren McCune and Dale Slusar. Meanwhile the CCHS Cougars suffered a 74-42 setback by the hands of Crescent Heights in an exhibition game staged in Calgary Friday night. Mackley hooped 14 points in a losing cause. The CCHS Flyers also dropped a 50-45 decision to the CHHS "B" boys earlier in the evening. States' Open champion, who has broken par in every competitive round he's played this season, finished with a 271 total, 13 under par on the 6,709-yard Phoenix country club course. He collected $30,000 from the total purse of $150,000 and pushed his year's earnings to $60,000 with the season only two weeks into the schedule. Actually, it was the third consecutive victory for the lanky blond whp won the individual title in the World Cup in Spain in his last 1973 start. Lanny Wadkins, who now has finished second three years in a row in this 6vent, made an. eagle-three on the final hole for a 65 and a 272 total. He holed, out just about the time Miller made bogey on the 16th hole and dropped back to second at 11 under par. But the 6-foot-2 Nfiller, birdied the 17th for a tie and won it with a five-foot birdie putt on the 524-yard finishing hole. Miller entered the final round in a tie for the top spot with 42-year-old Miller Barber. Barber, who won a record $100,000 in the World Open last fall, slipped to a 70 and a share of third at 274. He was tied with Hubert Green and John Schroeder each of whom moved up with a 66. Australian Bruce Cramp-ton, who won this event a year ago, could do no better than a tie for 70th place. He finished with a 76-293. Miyauchi pots three markers Deanna Miyauchi rifled in three goals and led the Labor Club Saints to a 4-2 victory over Coleman in Southern Alberta Girls' Hockey League action this weekend. The Saints were never headed in the three periods as they carried leads of 2-1 and 3-1. Marilyn Snedden scored the other Saints' marker while Susan MacLeod replied twice for Coleman. Tempers flared only once in the 60-minute contest with five-minute infractions going to Crystal Miyashiro of the Saints and Tanis Rodgers of Coleman. The Saints will see action again next Sunday when they take on Winston Churchill at 8:30 at Henderson. anything the Vikings could handle. Thirty-three times he carried the ball for a Super Bowl record of 145 yards. "Our biggest reward is to see Csonka going through for a big gain," Langer said. Csonka did that a few times. He also went through-with help or on his own-for a lot of little gains, like Miami's first touchdown, a five-yard burst up the middle, and its last, a two-yarder oh a basically busted play. Jim Kiiiik scored the Dolphins' other touchdown-his first of the year - on a one-yard dive.. Garo Yepremian booted a 28-yard field goal and three converts. Quarterback Fran Tarkenton got Minnesota's only touchdown on a four-yard run, the end of an 80-yard drive. DOLPHINS TOUGH It was about the only time he really had the Vikings going. On the other occasion, when it might have really mattered, the Dolphins rose up en masse and fractured any hope of a rally that Minnesota might have nurtured. "They took the ball, went down the field and got 14 points the first two times they  had the ball," said Minnesota coach Bud Grant. "That kind of a lead is hard to overcome against the good teams." Minnesota made it to the Miami's six-yard line in the final minute of the first half, with the Dolphins leading 17-0. Fourth down and a yard to go, the Vikings needed something. But they disdained the almost sure three points Fred Cox could've kicked for them. They went for the yard and the possible touchdown. Oscar Reed slammed into the line. Middle 'linebacker Nick Buoniconti slammed into Reed. No gain, no score. ALWAYS CAUGHT The Dolphins caught the Vikings at everything they tried to do. Minnesota managed a measly 72 rushing yards. The 166 passing yards didn't matter one bit. "They just ran the ball down our throats and we couldn't stop them," Said linebacker Wally Hilgenberg of the Vikings. Bob Griese, the computerlike quarterback who had to resort to the pass only seven times- and completed six for 73 yards-said he "sensed almost immediately that Csonka was running well. I just kept dialing his number.'' He even dialed it when he had no idea what he was doing. In the third quarter, with the Dolphins on the Minnesota two-yard line, Griese's mind suddenly went blank. "I got to the line of scrimmage and started looking the defence over and forgot the count. "I turned around and asked Csonka. Why I did that, I don't know. He's always forgetting the count. Larry shouted: 'It's one... no, wait... it's two....' "Well, as it turned out, it was one. All of a sudden the ball was in my hands. I just handed it to Larry, and he just crashed into the end zone for the touchdown on the busted play." McKay shortened When a guy Is 6'11" such as Mike McKay of the UBC Thunderbirds, and you're 6'4 " like Larry Baker (42) of the U of L Pronghorns, you have to do something. So, you get rid of McKay's head and bring him down to size. It didn't help as the 'Birds evened their weekend series with the Pronghorns 71-59. Pronghorns just miss earning weekend sweep The University of Lethbridge Pronghorns came close to earning their first weekend sweep in 1973-74 Canada West University Athletic Association Men's Basketball League play, but it failed to materialize Saturday night. The Pronghorns had taken a big step towards their first weekend sweep on home qourt by defeating the University of British Columbia Thunder-birds 61-60 Friday night, but their goal was thwarted after dropping a 71-59 decision Saturday night. The two-game split left the Pronghorns holding down fifth place in the six-team conference on two wins and six losses. University of Alberta Golden Bears sit in first place with a 7-1 record while University of Victoria, U.B.C. and University of Calgary share second with 5-3 records. University of Saskatchewan Huskies are seated in the MIn 14 72 166 238 16-28 1 5-42 2-1 7-65 league cellar without a victory in eight starts. Meanwhile in Saturday's contest at the U of L, the Thunderbirds used superior foul scooting to hand the Pronghorns a 71-59 setback. The Thunderbirds were hot from the free throw line as they notched 65 per cent of their attempts while the Pronghorns were good on only 44 per cent. Both clubs managed a 40 per cent shooting average from the floor. Ralph Turner led the visitors with a solid 19-point outing while Blake Iverson chipped in with another 18. Roger Baldry hooped 16 points for the Pronghorns, who trailed 38-29 at the half. Meanwhile in Canada West University Athletic Association Women's Basketball League play, the U.B.C. Thunderettes whipped the U of L Pronghorns 85-23 Saturday night. Liz Silcott led the way for the Thunderettes with 15 points while Carol Turney chipped in with 14. Cathy Bardgett notched 10 points for the Pronghorns, who trailed 36-7 at halftime. Wendy Martin's 17 points led Pandas to a 4fi-42 victory led U of A Pandas to a 46-42 victory over U of V Vikettes Saturday night. Lorna McHattie had eight points for Victoria. In Edmonton the U of V Vikings snapped U of A Golden Bears' seven-game winning streak Saturday night with a last-second 60-58 victory. Dean Sawyer sank a jump shot from the top of the key with five seconds left to play to give Victoria its fifth victory in eight outings. Alberta threw away a chance at the final shot. The Golden Bears took possession with 80 seconds left to play and the score tied 58-58 and went into a stall before losing the ball on an errant pass with 25 seconds remaining. Gord Hoshal had 19 points for Victoria with Lee Edmonson adding 12. Alberta, up 36-33 at the half, was led by Wally ToUestrup's 14 points. Pro Bowl site moved HOUSTON (AP) - The National Football League office announced Saturday that unprecedented cold weather in Kansas City had forced work-outs for the Jan. 20 Pro Bowl to be switched from Kansas City to San Diego. Officials said they faced a monumental task of getting in touch with players, scheduled to begin training in Kansas City Monday. Nineteen of the players are in Houston as members of the Super Bowl teams but 61 others must be notified to report to San Diego. The game still will be played in Kansas City's Arrowhead Stadium with the two squads leaving San Diego for Kansas City Friday after four days of workouts. Winner and loser Miami head coach Don Shula, the winner, isn't all smiles as he shakes hands with Bud Grant, the loser. Grant's Minnesota Vikings were dropped 24-7 by Shula's Dolphins in Super Bowl VIII Sunday. SPECIAU --'- TOP OUM.ITY SNOWMOBILE CLOTHING  SUITS  JACKETS  BOOTS Off! 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