Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 27, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
Thuridoy, July 77, 1971 THE LETHIRIDCE HMAID It Problems hit Munich, Games a month away SULLY SAYS i I -By Pat Sullivan i ha, you may have thought I had forgotten but I haven't. The Canadian Football League is set for a Monday start and you are just dying for my fearless forecast on the fortunes of the teams in the CFL. You're not? I realize for the first time in five years I get to say I told you so. But I did, didn't I? Things, I'm afraid, won't be much different in the CFL tin's time around. Certainly not in the west. I realize 1 have been harping on the Calgary Stampeders the past three or four years. But for one simple reason. I honestly feel they have been good enough to win the Grey Cup at least three times since 1988. I never have, and never will be a Jim Duncan fan. You may ask, how do you knock success? I wouldn't, but I don't feel the Stamps have been all that successful Always close, but no cigar, does not ring of success to me. Sorry, but that's the way I feel. The Stampeders are coming off a Grey Cup championship year and feel, will have to fend off Ron Lancaster the Jolly Green Giant of Saskat- chewan if they hope to repeat. If I went into great gobs of detail as to why I feel this way it would be defeating my purpose. I haven't seen all the clubs in the west play. I'm like you I read about them and see them on TV. But as far as an in depth study of them goes, I'm an arm chair quarterback and that's all there is lo it. However, with my keen prognosticated eye, I have been able to read between the lines and feel I am more qualified than the average layman to second- guess the finish both east and west. Once you get past Calgary and Saskatchewan you have a real dogfight. Anyone of the three clubs left, B.C. Lions, Edmonton Eskimos or Winnipeg Blue Bombers could grab the last playoff spot. Notice I said the last playoff spot. The only thing I'm sure of is how the first two places will go. They say the good Lord dislikes a coward, so B.C. gets my vote for third place. They have Eagle Keys, who in my estimation is the best head coach, next in line to Bud Grant, formerly of Winnipeg, the CFL has ever seen. He will make the difference because he will have balance both ways. Eskimos will again have a solid defence but can they score points? Blue Bombers, on the other hand, will score plenty but they also give up plenty. No, I have to go with Stamps, Riders, Lions, and a toss-up between the Eskimos and Bombers. Surprises could dominate the east but don't bet on it. Ottawa Rough Riders, with any breaks at all Tuesday, could have been the only unbeaten club on CFL exhibition play. I know the Lions also were un- beaten heading into Tuesday's game but losing 34-0 doesn't convince me they came close to an unblem- ished mark. Riders, on the other hand, were edged 29-28. They did come close. All the ink spilt in the east leans toward the Tor- onto Argonauts as runaway winners. Who cares who finished second or third the race has been decided before the national anthem of game one. So, maybe it's true. I have always liked Hamilton Tiger Cats, they like the Stampeders, are a physical club defen- sively and with some offence could be there. Montreal Alouettes, I still think they were lucky to win the Grey Cup in 1970 so how can I say they will once again be a power in the Again, I have to go with the odds and pick Toronto, Ottawa, Hamilton and Montreal. If I'm wrong, and some of you will remember being so on at least one occasion in the past, some head coaches will get a new life. Should I be right, it wouldn't surprise me to see Ray Jauch of Edmon- ton, Sam Etchewery of Montreal and Jim Spavital of Winnipeg looking for the unemployment office. What would you say if I told you Canada may soon have a second major league baseball team? Nothing concrete at the moment, however, Charles Finley, in recent reports, is not happy with the way the crowds are turning out for his Oakland Ath- letics and may be looking to move. He had thought about Dallas-Fort Worth before the Rangers took over. Word has it he is interested in Toronto. lie feels a Montreal Toronto rivalry would be a natural. I'm with him. Vive la Maple Leafs. A quick reminder of the Cincinatti Reds' baseball clinic Friday morning commencing at nine o'clock for boys 15-20 years of age. SOMMERFELDT CAR SALES 321 13lh St. N. Phono 328-9444 1968 Mustang Failbotk 1966 Ford 1965 Dodge 44.dr Galaxy 500 4-dr. Sedan 1965 Volkswagen .1500 1970 Chev s.don 1969 Chev tons Come In and MB Wlnilow, Will or Ron We'll Trade Anything... ALMOST TFRRIFIC USED CAR SAVINC5I C MUNICH (AP) Organizer of the biggest and costliest Sum met Olympics have exactly on month to solve problems uncov cred during live days of tes competition last week at th Games site. Opening ceremonies will be held Aug. a; for the JG-daj Games in which athlete from 120 nations will compete ii 21 spoils. The Olympic budget is million, four times that of Lh IMS Mexico City Games. Two million spectators wil view the event live ant hundreds of millions more wil watch competitionviathc world's largest le 1 e v I s 1 o hookup, Games officials esti mate. "The more breakdowns now the asserted presiden Willi Daume of the Olympics Or ganizing c -nmittce before start last Wednesday of the West German sports champion ships, And the Olympic lest competi tors in trsck and field, swim ming, rowing, gymnastics, cy cling and fencing did pinpoin technological and organizations problems, most of which appear easily solvable. But complaints about score board malfunctions am cramped living conditions in the Olympic village appear mino compared with that posed the architectural focal point o the world's bigges roof, draped over (he Olympic stadium and two nearby arenas ATHLETES CRITICAL One newspaper called the 80.000 capacity Olympic stad ium "Germany's biggest frying after athletes competini in torrid heat complained abou erratic air conditions appar enlly caused by the roof. Distance star Herald Nor pprth said a suffocating lack o air on the track nearly caiiset him to abandon the race, which he won in the slow time of 14 minutes, 11.8 seconds "I found the worst conditions here of my the slender 29-year-old said after the race in humid, 80-degrees evening heat. Meanwhile, long jumpers such as Heide Roscndahl complained of being knocked off balance by winds sweeping on to the field from the tent-like stadium roof. Athletes and sweltering spec- of them at Sun- day's windup la- mented the solar magnifying power of the steel and spun- glass roof, which cost an esti- mated 52 million, twice as much as the stadium. Heat trapped in the bowl- shaped stadium pushed field temperatures as high as 95 de- grees, causing the artificial track surface to soften and slowing the timings, sprinters said. HAMMER HIT TRACK Another problem exposed dur- ing the trials was that of the hammer throw area. One com- petitor flung the 16-pomd bail onto the track three times, nar- rowly missing a runner on one occasion. "There is nothing to do but stop running events while the hammer competition is in prog- an official commented. In contrast to the Olympic stadium, other sports installa- tions seem to be satisfactory, judging by the few complaints heard. For example, the rowing facility, an artificial lake scooped out of a wheat field and surrounded by forests, drew the praise of American oarsmen who won the West Ger- man eights title there. "It's a damn fine facility, just commented Paul Hoffman, the coxswain, of the lake nine miles north of the main sports centre. The Olympic Village, with its strictly segregated w o m e n 's compound, opens ils doors to national teams next Tuesday. Village officials hope by then to have completed installation of mufflers on ventilation and re- frigeration s y s I e in s, which caused complaints of noise dur- ing the lest competition. Finishing touches to land- scaping In the "Olympia Park" will not be finished until later, with the public being excluded from the grassy, hilly area until Aug. 10. MISSES Montreal Alouettes' Terry Evanshen misses a pass while being covered by Marv Luster of the Toronto Argonauts (27) and Dick Thornton In Montreal Wednesday night. Argonauts won the lasl Canadian Football League pre-season game with a 74-15 verdict over the Alouetlei. (CP Wirephoto) Play resumes after all-star break Mets must win to stay in the running By THE CANADIAN PRESS Fresh from the all-star break, New York Mets move Into the potlight tonight as the regular major league baseball schedule esumes. The Mets, 5% games behind 'ittsburgh Pirates in the Na- ional League East, visit Pitts- urgli for a twi-night double- ieader they badly need to win o stay within grappling dis- ance of the Pirates. While the cliief, pressure is on te injury-plagued New York- rs, who have won three of their our games against Pittsburgh his year, the Priates are hop- ng to wipe out an uncomforta- le memory. A year ago, Ihey emerged rom the mid-season holiday ith a fat lead of 11% games Help needed for 15-25 golf club Basic contruction at the 15-25 olf Course has now reached le point where student help is adly needed. Earlier in the year all jun- ir and senior high school golf- rs indicated they would be wil- ing to help during the sum- er when able and when the ork was needed. The time is ow according to Reg Turner. Anyone willing to help is sked to bring a shovel or a bring a friend but please >me. Commencing today and con- nuing everyday throughout le remainder of the summer :lp is needed. There's work to e done. For further information con- ct Reg Turner 327-2936. The )urse is located north of the V station. Minor baseball The Comets captured the Sen- r Little League championship s they whipped the Pirates 7-1 the finals Wednesday night. Lawrence Gardiner earned mound win firing a two- tier while Dave Miskulin took e loss. Ron Mnscr paced the Cornels the plate rapping a. pair of nglcs. and proceeded to lose 23 of their next 25 games before recovering and moving on to a World Se- ries victory over Baltimore Ori- oles. "I hope the same thing doesn't said Pitts- burgh manager B1U Virdon. "You never know." Whitey Lockman, who makes his debut as manager of Chi- cago Cubs as Leo Durocher's successor, is one man who wishes Virdon lots ol luck. The Cubs are tied for thirc place in the division with Et Louis Cardinals, 10 games off the pace. Lockman told his in- augural he die not consider 10 games an insur- mountable lead. But a sizable Pittsburgh slump would make the surmounting a lot easier. Lockman and the Cubs will be in Philadelphia for a doubleheader against the tail- end Phillies while the Cardinals arc in Montreal for a single game against the Expos. NICKLAUS INJURED Jack Nicklaus display: a heav- ily bandaged infected forefinger as he talks on the tele- phone Wednesday with his wife from his Columbus, Ohio hospital room. The infection came fiom a manicure. (AP Wirephoto) Palmer has lo find a new partner Surgeon's knife sidelines Jack LffiOMKR, Pa. (AP) -Jack Nicklaus was forced lo with- draw (rom Ihe national learn golf championship Wednesday, may nol be ahle to compete in next week's PfiA and loft Ar- nold Valnicr will] a non-winning 25-year-old as n parlncr in the :cam event that gels under way lixlny. Nicklnns. holder of the Unilcd Stales Open, the Masters two other lillw this reason and ncxl week's PGA n a I o n a I the defend- ing Oakland Hills in Birmingham, Mich. Palmer, who had paired with Nicklaus lo win Ihe last two lonm titles and three of (ho last four, nominated young Jack Lewis 11 pro from Florence, S.C., us his partner in Ihe learn championship. The event lakes place on Palmer's homo course, Nicklaus declined In commit ult. par-71 Laurel j himself on lus ahilily to play In I Valley Golf Cluh. I Ihe year's leading money win- ner, underwent minor surgery on a badly infeclcd forefinger of his right hand in a Columbus, Ohio hospital Tuosclny night, "The doctor said I had devel- oped an infection in the finger and had lo have it Nicklaus said hy telephone from Columhus. "The finger swollen like a balloon. had fn Hie team scoring Is based on the better bnll ol each two-man team. Nicklaus and Palmer had been heavily fa- vored but Jack's withdrawal left the tournament, a wide-open scramble for Hie first prize, lo each man. With Nicklaus out, Ihe Leo Treviiio-Tlny Floyd nud Billy Casper-Terry Heard loams moved high up on the liM of (hose most likely lo suecml among Mm 64 two-man squads. In the West, Cincinnati Reds have a six-game lead over Houston Astros and a home date with the last-place San Diego Padres. Houston entertains Los Angeles Dodgers and San Fran- cisco Giants are in Atlanta to provide the pitching for Hank Aaion, in quest of his 660th home run. The Braves' slugger, patiently pursuing Babe Ruth's career record of 714, got no credit for his two-run blast at Atlanta Stadium in the all-star game Tuesday night as far as his car- eer record was concerned, but he wasn't complaining. HANK HAPPY Even stars of Aaron's stature rarely have a chance to hit an all-star homer before their home fans and Hank called the experience "the greatest thing that ever happened to me, and that's no lie." The only current pennant-race dramatics are going on in the American League East, where Baltimore trails Detroit Tigers by a single game with Boston Bed Sox another four games back. The Orioles are at home to Cleveland Indians tonight while the Tigers visit Milwaukee More sport on Page 12 Brewers and New York Yan- kees entertain the Red Sox, all In single games. In the West, Chicago Whits Sox have a Iwi-night date at home against Kansas City Roy- als in their bid to cut down the margin ot Oakland Athletics. 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