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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 3, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Wednesday, October 3, 1973 LETHBRIDGE HERALD Graham Kelly Tex Maule, football writer for Sports Illustrated magazine has accused the National Football League of playing ho-hum football. Although the redoubtable Mr. Maule sometimes lets his bias interfere with his judgement, in this case he may have a point. Because Tex has picked the Dallas Cowboys to win the NFL title every year since they entered the league, you might think his comments are suspect. But it is my own per- sonal bias that much NFL football is ho-hum, heavily laced with tedium. Maule attributes this sad turn of events to perfection. He says that defenses have become so sophisticated below the line, that we now have the situation of the irresistable force meeting the immovable object. I like to think that Canadian football is The weekend past supplies ample evidence to make a case The Hamilton Tiger- Cats came into McMahon Stadium on a blustery, freez- ing day. surged into a 31-12 lead, and then, quick as a flash, turned into pussy cats Calgary surged back, coming within a whisker of victory. The fact that they failed to turn the tables on the Tabbies was due to their considerable talents at making mistakes. However, this time the ul- timately lateil mistake was made by none other than the chief of the Cowboy brain trust, head coach Jimmy Dun- can. Before you Calgary fans get the rope, or tar and feathers and head down No. 2 highway to visit with Bwana Jim. rcmembei two things In the first place traffic is organized so poorly in and around Calgary that you are not likely to get there anyway. And secondly, keep in mind the dis- mal season the Stampeders went through last year. Everyone else on the club has made a big mistake, why shouldn't Jim Duncan be en- titled to one'' His mistake was a lulu. With Why did he do it? No one in the press corps was brave enough to venture into the dressing room alone after the game. Your fearless reporte; decided to take the more courageous route and brave Calgary traffic by heading for home. But I suspect poor Jim got mixed up on that second last play I'm sure that he thought the clock wouldn't .start until the ball was snapped which would, of course, be the case on either a pass play or penalty To say the plus fans who braved a bitterly cold day to watch the contest were furious would be an under- statement. If Calgary misses the playoffs due to being one game behind, the fans will surely blame Coach Duncan. Probably football fans in the foothills city will be talking about that play for sometime to come But Jim Duncan was not alone in snatching defeat from the jaws of possible vic- tory. In the fourth quarter Jim Silye pitched out to John Senst who fumbled away the ball deep in their own end. Touchdown, Hamilton At least six Calgary defenders had a good shot at Chuck Ealey when he ran 69 yards for a major Letting the Tiger- Cats off the hook could prove very expensive as far as the playoffs are concerned. Calgary must play Montreal and Toronto this weekend, the Argos on Saturday, and the A Is on Monday. They then return home against Ottawa, go to Regina, and then play Edmonton. I think there is an excellent chance they will lose lour of those five, and maybe all of them. If Winnipeg beats Hamilton tonight. I would say that Winnipeg will likely come from the cellar to third spot, and push the Stampeders out Thus, the loss to Hamilton could be serious indeed. As far as first place is concerned. Edmonton has momentum go- ing for them now. I suspect that Saskatchewan may just hcive let first place slip out of thi'ii gusp Bowling Scores HOLIDAY BOWL COMMERCIAL MENS Rorn.o B.r'sy 333 Ken Malcomson 3M Jack Smeed ?SO (704) Bruce McKillop 295 (756) San Girnrdi 370 (805) Rudy Van Ryn 2n1 Ehas Sawilla 313 John Rempel 372 (830) Bob Costanzo 332 (832) Ralph Guzzi 328 (722) H C Brown 306 AUTOMATIC ELECTRIC Torn Shaw 200 Darrell Black 250 (665) Esther Dick 216 Karlyn Spitzer 246 Ann Fredrick 238 Frank Donato 228, Flora Donate 200 Ray Sinclair 197 Kim Chrislenson Larry Barton 229 LADIES COFFEE LEAGUE Grace Hill 235 Gailya Pedersen ?17 Mary Potvin 250 Marge fu'cLauqhlin 200 Isabella Nome 205. Irene Marcmko 202 Mabel Wiggill 200 Dinnio Turcotte 200 Eleanor HoliOyd 205 CAPRI BOWL SENIOR CITIZENS Henry Beclithold 271 Harry Chapman 236 Walter Baker 301. Jim ft eel 238 Jim Arthur 250 Arvid 226 Roy Lavalley 229 Maggie Oliver 218 Norah Hoflorth 230 Velma Miller 222 Lil Holt 221 Pat Plomp 244 (661) Ruby Oseon 250 (708) HIGA'S Judy Lawson 237 Marlene Bosch 265 Marg Michalenho 246 Betty Roberts ?44 Chris Ell 232, Kae Mann 368 (820) Linda Aspeslot 253. Emily Cbown 239 Gail Gibb 241, Peggie Voort 235 PRE BUILT rmanuol Schile 261 John Kov.us 339 Brad Elder 222 Judy I agasso 241 Katie Noack 208 Judy Harnack 207 Joe Schmalz 220 Ross Hamilton ?03 Joe Hart 200 KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS Rernirce Pa van 255 (660) Shir'oy Warner 270 Laurel 250 rjrenda Goodhope 237. Mary WiMinoviki 244 (666) Marie Mella- lont 238 Karl I'lulipp 277 Bill Tymeiv.en 2G'1 Joe Tollin 244 I indsay 297 Y.B.C. JET BOYS Robert McCracken 141 Craig Ellis '22 162 Dean Hovey 14fi, Doug Piekema 136 Stephen Cr.nqqs 136 Russel Holt 139 Jimmy L.iwson 136 Kevin Chaki 128 Danny Svoboda 124 Y.B.C BANTAM BOYS Gool Paskuski 175 Bruce Virostek 167 Fdwm Burwash 165 Randy Piskuski 182 Geof PaskusKi 223 Peny Allen 176 Gerpld Saccardo 158 Russell Derksen 146. Mike Tolley 143 Greq McCalliim 137 Y.B.C. BANTAM GIRLS Lee-Ann Tun- stall 167 Pam Shigehiro 156. Jan Biker 185 Pam Virostek 165 Janette Simpson Cheryl Miyashiro 140. Cathy Hamilton 165 Patti-Stanton 140 Card Coulter 154 Lorraine Kwan t 13 Y.B.C. JRS. AND SRS. Marly Shiqehiro 208 Troy Hovey '70 (681) Jim Rapvano 232 Bill Toad 26S (630) Parry McDonald 230 (610) David Wells 200 Pat Hamilton Cindy Podrim 198 Karen Golleny 200 Darlone Terry 244 (636) in Sl.inton 213 Joy Nakamura DOUG'S MUSIC SPORTS 7il.i Tnwdi 266 (654) Maggie Oliver 318 (796) Joyce WitwiCKi 224 Pal Ncirlm 226 Maureen Vaykovich 25? Mary Nicolson 246 Mary Mihalik 240 Irene Lyndo 278 (676) Betty Tehr 255 YOUNG ADULTS Rocky Wass 270 John Wildman 274 (737) Ron Gretzingei 2fi3 1709) Merylen Bunnage 247 Darwin Romanchuk 275 (660) Lori Palmarrhuk 264 (714) Cindy Pedrini ,'44 Bionda Pedersen 247 (652) uolyn Pawey 217. Sue Meszaros 214 FRI. Y.B.C. I loyd Moncreiff 169, Brad Kir 165 Mark Gret7inqei 213 I ukie Pearson 181 Juniort Turn Miklos 203 Mike Gerla 199 Din Tui'o 101 Bev P.issey 198 Willie Daume to challenge more entertaining because of the three downs, the larger field, the backfield in motion, and. of course, the single point. But after watching many gridiron contests over the last few months I have to conclude that a new dimen- sion for interest has been add- ed to the Canadian game the error. No one can accuse Canadian football of being ho-hum due to perfection. In fact, errors have become an increasingly important part of the game. Of course, they are still an im- portant part ol I! S. pro loot- ball as well, what with the elfect that turn-overs have in deciding the outcome of an important contest But Cana- dian football has demonstrated that in the error department, our worthies of the professional football wars will take a back seat to no one. eighteen seconds showing on the clock, and with a first down around the 30-yard line, Pete Liske moved back to pass. At least, I think he did. He was hit so fast, and driven back 10 yards, that is was hard to tell xvhat was happening. That xvas the first mistake. Liske should have been stay- ing right behind the line plann- ing to run a quarterback sneak, or handing the ball off to a back But passing7 No way As Darrell Royal of Tex- as said, "When you throw a pass three things can happen: Complete, incomplete or intercepted. Two aren't good." Liske was guilty of try- ing to put the ball into the air at a time when ball control was essential. However, the Philadelphia Eagle castoff knew what to do with 11 seconds remaining. With a strong wind at his back, Larry Robinson, a very consistent kicker, would have had a better than even chance from 47 yards on a field-goal try. Larry came on to the field of play but was called back by the head coach. The Stampeders then proceeded to run out the clock That has to qualify as the bonehead play of the year. This started it Tim O'Donnell of the Pass Red Devils (dark jersey) dumped Lethbridge Longhorn goalie Larry Wanagas on this play Tuesday night in Alberta Junior Hockey League action. The play set the stage for an evening of 50 penalties including 11 game miscon- ducts. See page 23. am TILL 9 P.M. SPECIAL PURCHASE of 1000 V MEN'S SUITS Big Assortment of STYLES COLORS to CHOOSE fror VALUES TO Broken sizes. I MEN'S CARDIGAN (SWEATERS I New Fall Shades for these chilly evenings. SIZES S M I..XL. .95 LATEST STYLE POLYESTER CHILDREN'S PANTS Bright Plaids and Solid Colors with cuffs. Sizes 2-6x.......... .95 BOYS' HEAVY HYDRO DUCK PARKAS Features detachable hood Storm cuffs Reg. Price NOW ONLY Not Exactly as Illustrated. Sizes 8-16 Will women crack the IOC? VARNA. Bulgaria (AP> The International Olympic Committee (IOC) laces a dillerent type ol problem at the 10th Olympic Congress today. In the first two days ol the congress, speakers have call- ed tor reforms in running the Games with sports federations challenging the supreme authority of the IOC. Willie Daume. an IOC vice- president from West Ger- many, is scheduled to bring the latest challenge to the IOC in one ol three major addresses today. Daume said he would suggest that women be chosen as members of the IOC. whose memership is old. male and heavily weighted with royal and noble titles. "I'm sure the IOC will accept mv suggestion." Daume said He said it is like- ly that most of the several vacancies in the 74-member IOC will be filled at a meeting in Vienna next year, but that one or two may be chosen at an IOC session here following the congress Former Olympic skier Suzy Chatlee, member of the United States Olympic Com- mittee, said trie Olympic movement needs the humanism women members would bring to the IOC. CAMPAIGNS PRIVATELY She is at the congress pri- vately as a campaigner for athletes' rights, more representation for athletes and a change in the eligibility rules More important support came from Lord Killanm. IOC president, who in his opening speech said there should be no discrimination against women in Olympic bodies "indeed in the International Olympic Committee." Nadejda Lekarska. former horsewoman and long time member of the Bulgarian Olympic Committee, said the barring of women is "un- natural and clearly retrograde sign of weakness in the Olympic movement." Mrs. Lekarska has been mentioned as a possible future IOC candidate After the second day of the congress, the Russians held a news conference on their plans for holding the 1980 Summer ran into some hostile questions. Reporters asked about alleged maltreatment of Israeli athletes and exclusion ol Jewish spectators at the World University Games at Moscow last August "We had nothing to do with any incidents." said Sergei I'dUov. d top Soviet sports of- ficial and member ol the Rus- sian Olympic Committee. All spectators were ad- mitted according to the tickets they had purchased Pavlov also was asked about seven Israeli journalists who were refused visas for the University Games lie replied they had not applied lor accreditation in the proper way The Russians are staging an exhibition here to increase their chances for the 1980 Games Iran is considering making a bid lor Tehran, and Iranian Olympic officials are canvassing IOC members tot- support Karlier. Dick Found. 32. secretary ot the Canadian Olympic' Association, urged delegates not to lose sight of the most important part ot the Olympic athletes We exist for the athletes. not vice-versa." said Pound, who added that unless the delegates recognize and accept this fact "we risk los- ing the athletes and eventually the Olympic movement Bombers find running back Pressure off Jonas WINNIPEG (CP) It took Winnipeg Blue Bombers seven painful games before they ti- nalh found a running back to take the pressure oil quarter- back Don Jonas and allow him time to establish the passing game the club depends on lor The Western Football Conference.1 team went through five different running backs and even resorted to us- ing wmgback Peter Ribbins and defensive end Jim Duke in the backfield. with little success The defending WFC regular season champions finally have I lie nun they've been looking foi d rookie running back cut in training camp. John Bledsoe of Ohio State Tonight head coach Jim Spavital sends Bledsoe and the rest of the Bombers against Hamilton Tiger-Cats in a Canadian Football League interlocking game crucial to both clubs' playoff chances. The game will be televised on the lull CBC network beginning at 8 p m CDT The Bombers trail third- place Calgary Stampeders by lour points with each team having six games remaining. The Tiger-Cats. defending Grey Cup champions, are in last place in the East but only two points behind third-place Ottawa and three back of second-place Montreal. Bledsoe a 22-year-old West- lake. Ohio, native, was cut during camp when the Bombers decided to go with Tom Walker, a Canadian fullback, but Walker was m- lured in his third gcime and finished for the Alter Irving a variety ot backs Spavital sent out the SOS three games ago to Bledsoe and the rookie has i t'spondeil bnlhanth In three games he has rush- ed lor .'519 on carries Levy wants change MONTREAL (CPi -Coach ol Montreal Mouettes he wants a change in a rule which prevents blocking on punt letunis m the Canadian Foot- ball League, following an in- to Ron Perowne in Sun- das's game against Ottawa Rough Riders Peiowne suffered a frac- tuted transverse process in one ol ln.s vertebrae which makes the graduate ol Bishop's University a doubtful starter for Monday's interlocking game against Calgary Stampeders "The is not as serious as it sounds but it's painful." said Levy alter the Alouettes watched films ol Sunday's game "It solidifies my opinion that the punt-return rule should be changed The punt return is d brutal thing and there's no place lor it in the game the wax it stands noxv." moxcd another 107 yards on p.iss receptions and scored three touchdoxvns In short, lie lias been the man who finally got the Bombers winning and now lines them a chance, slim as it may be. at making the playoffs The 215-pound fullback, who said when he came back that lie was here to stay, gives all the credit lor his success to the Winnipeg offensive line, knoun as the Hogs Those linemen here are nvilly something They make ,i lunmng back These guvs have gone out of their wax to help me They help me read the holes and take time out to explain their blocking techni- ques on a particular play Thex keep a guy like me hustling all the time When xou start to get down men- tallx thex pick vou up When a comes right doxvn to it, the Hogs are the reason lor any success I've enjoyed Bombeis' General Manager Earl Lunslord. a former full- back who holds the CFL single-season rushing record, adds however that Bledsoe himself deserves a lot of praise for his performance and the resurgence of the club 1 sincerely believe that our running game right noxv is bet- ter than it xvas last vear When the opposition stopped Mac i Herron) they stopped our running game last year I don't think anvone will contain Bledsoe completely He's KM; big and strong and we also have (Stan) Brown's speed to complement him and 5th ST. 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