New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 16, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas
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Gee, this weekly sports column was barely three days old when I got my first letter. Here it is.
Dear Mr. Harring:
Being an EARL CAMPBELL FAN and also a HOUSTON OILER FAN I resent your article in the Sunday Herald.
There is no way that you can blame the whole team. In the first place, if you were an authority on football, you would surely be in that business instead of the news business. I am sure it pays more and there are a lot of clubs who are losing that would appreciated finding out what is wrong with their organization.
In the second place, we shouldn't criticize until we “have walked a mile in the other fellow shoes.” RIGHT?
I don’t know what is wrong with the Oilers and do not claim to, but it is strange that they were so good with Bum Phillips and as soon as Biles took over they became very, very bad. Also the New Orleans Saints were very bad and when Phillips came on they certainly showed a great amount of improvement and he’s doing it with the same players that were there when he arrived except with the quarterback. It sure goes to reason (even to a woman) that Bum Phillips was doing something right.
The Houston Media has stated that Bud Adams was jealous because Phillips and Campbell were getting all the publicity and Mr. Harring, I believe it. It seems that Mr. Adams cut his nose off to spite his face. I It must be all shades of red and purple). Well, he is going to keep Biles another year, we will have to wait and see how he makes out. I understand that Earl Campbell is up for a new contract. It wouldn’t surprise me that he goes to New Orleans where maybe “the chickens fed the most, produce the most." He is one of the greatest backs football has ever had an the present Oiler organization refuses to take advantage of his ability. No one plucks the TYLER ROSE, Mr. Harring.
It is not the team that needs firing, I don't know about the coaching staff, but it is a plain fact, they
need a new owner before all of the spectators start wearing paper bags.
Maudine Cook 107 Hwy 81 E New Braunsfel, Texas 78130 P.S. Are you by any chance a Dallas Cowboy fan? I like Dallas too but I like the Oilers better.
Ouch! That part about being a Dallas Cowboy fan hurt, Maudine. I grew up in Houston and rooted for the Oilers in their darkest moments (including the back-to-back 1-13 years). So I’m a bit miffed at the implication that no true Oiler fan would support the current Oiler coaching staff or say that the team is on the right rebuilding track.
And that part about “if you were an authority," etc., is downright nasty. People talk about football all the time, and hundreds of sportswriters in Texas alone write columns about football every week. Surely you’re not suggesting we all go get jobs in e NFL. ’
Besides, that column was just my opinion, and carries no guarantee of being right. The Herald is more than happy to print other opinions as well.
Katharine Hepburn once said of the gossip press, “I don’t care what they write about me as long as they spell my name right." My name is spelled with only one T'. not two, and it appears that way in every single issue of this newspaper. And the name of this town is .spelled New B-r-a-u-n-f-e-l-s, not New B-r-a-u-n-s-f-e-1, as you have it in the letter and in the salutation and on the envelope.
In case anyone was wondering, here are the final results of the Herald staff football contest. We went 18 wonderful weeks, from the first weekend in September through the New Year’s bowl games.
There were no big surprises, no dramatic charges from behind or changes of position. The cream rose to the top early and stayed there the rest of the way. The official Herald champion football-picker is editor Robert Johnson, finishing with a 136-42-2 record, a nifty .761 average. A relatively close second was photographer John Senter, who chased Johnson all
year but couldn’t catch him. Senter finished 130-48-2, a .728 average. He was followed by sports editor Kari Mitchell, 125-33-2 (.700); myself, 118-60-2 (.661); and Debbie DeLoach, 107-71-2 (.600).
This must be said, however, for DeLoach: her record is reflective of what her stated purpose was throughout the season, namely to “stir things up." If the upset had even the remotest chance, she would pick it, just to keep things lively. Lively it was; successful it wasn’t.
My own dismal showing matches my fourth place finish of last year and has me thinking that maybe I’m not so smart about football after all. Many of my losses, however, can be attributed to an unwavering devotion to the Texas Aggies and the belief every week (except against SMU) that they would win. My foolish optimism continues unabated; wait ’til next year.
Good news for football fanatics: the United States Football League looks, indeed, for real. The recent signings of Tim Spencer, Reggie Collier and SMU’s Craig James promise a higher caliber of play than I thought they’d get the first year. If they can grab a few more stars and fill the trenches with able-bodied players, the new league can easily become much more than just a second-best fix for die-hard fans; it could become first-rate entertainment, equivalent, in many ways, with the NFL.
Of course, there’s no way the USFL can compete with the sense of history the NFL has. League records will not mean much for quite a few years, and team records will be worthless (James quipped at the news conference to announce his signing with the Washington Federals that one of his goals this season was to break all the team rushing records). And for a few years, the top talent will remain concentrated in the NFL.
But slowly that talent will diffuse to the USFL, and eventually both may reach some sort of equality. For the first few years, though, if the USFL can show us some talent, some scoring and some exciting games, they’ll grab more than their share of fans, viewers and, ultimately, money.
I’m looking forward to it.
Morgan, Littler share LA Open golf lead
LOS ANGELES (AP) Gil Morgan, a winner last week, used a hole-in-one as the spark that ignited an 8-under-par 63 and a gave him a share of the third round lead Saturday in the $300,000 Glen Campbell-Los Angeles Open Golf Tournament.
Morgan’s ace, the second of his career, came with a 5-iron shot on the 173-yard seventh hole at the Rancho Park Municipal course. It opened a string of four holes that he played five under par.
But that was only a small portion of the heroics scored by a varied cast on this mild, cloudy day. Among the others:
Veteran George Archer, who scored consecutive eagles en route to a 10-under-par 61 that brought him from the cut figure to within a single stroke of the lead.
Arnold Palmer, who is seeking to break a 10-year victory drought, shot a 68 and was a single stroke back with 18 holes to play.
Gene Littler, 52, who one-putted IO times with a new, strange putter that has the brand name “Basakwerd” and looks the part. He shot a 66 and was tied for the lead at 202 with Morgan, Mark McCumber and I^nny Wadkins. Wadkins, a playoff loser to Morgan last week, had a 67 and McCumber shot 65, finishing it off with a 31 on the back.
Tied with Archer and Palmer at 203, IO under par and one off the pace, were Fuzzy Zoeller and second-round
leader Gibby Gilbert. Zoeller had a 69, Gilbert 71.
Tom Watson, the current U.S. and British Open title-holder and the defending champion here, missed the green and bogeyed the final hole and dropped back to 204. He had a third-round 69.
J.C. Snead, with a 66, Lon Hinkle, with a 65, Keith Fergus, with a 69 and Andy North, with a 68, were at 205.
That places 13 men within three strokes of each other at the top.
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First Tun Defense DL Scott Lewis. Littlefield. Sr Billy Alexander Diboll. St.. Shane Oybala. Tan Vleck, lr.; Randy Nhite Dalhart. Sr . Monty Melcher Giddings. Si . LB Solomon McGinty Navasota. Sr Toby Craft. Post. Sr. Nelson Huffman. Cameron Yoe. Sr.; OB lames Lott Refugio. Sr Nayne Noddy. Boling. Sr.. Bryan Gregory. Littlefield. Sr. lassie Green. Hardin letterson. Sr; P tinny Norris Nance. Sr
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DL Tony Lloyd. Canadian. Sr., Carey Panneil Commerce Sr . Albert Marline; Falfurrias Sr LB lobe Clifton. George Nest. Sr. Kyle Brock Lockney Sr.; Robert Heckman Burnet St DB Ray Hutchinson Refugio. Sr . Tm Schulte Yukon Sr [art Whitfield Nailer Sr David Moore Van Sr. PDan Roberson McGregor Sr
First Team Offense OB Bret Stafford. Belton St. RB Thurman Thomas. Nillowndge Ii [art Nilson New Braunfels. Sr. Ricky Boysaw Monahans Sr TI Curtis Steger Atlanta Sr; WR Enrique Saran Edcouch Elsa Sr. OL Newt Harrell Canyon Sr Moses Stubblefield. Lubbock Estacado Sr Rent Tiamel Corsicana Sr David Shekels Pecos Sr C hen Cunningham Cleburne Sr. KMark Shupak Huntsville Si
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Second lean Offense OB Rn Vaughn Pert Arthur lincoln Sr RB Charles Roberson Corsicana Sr . Ron Garner Nillowndge Sr. larry Greene Lubbock Dunbar lr. TE Rick Schall; New Braunfels Sr NR Vince Harris Lubbock Dunbar Sr. OL Bill Roden Cleburne It dicky Betancourt TuiosoMidway Sr AHU lenple Pans Sr. Reginald lows Carthage Sr . C Todd Morris Corsicana Sr. K Osvaldo Garcia Sinton Sr
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NFL Playoff Schedule All Times EST (Seedings in Parentheses)
The top eight teams in each conference ate seeded I to 8 for the duration of the playoffs by won lost percentages and tie breakers First Round AFC
Saturday Ian 8 Los Angeles Raiders 27. Cleveland IO Miami 28. New England 13 Sunday. Ian 9 New York lets 44 Cincinnati IT San Diego 31. Pittsburgh 28 NFC
Saturday, tan 8 Washington 31. Detroit 7 Green Bay 41. St Louis IG Sunday Ian 9 Dallas 30. Tampa Bay 17 Minnesota 30 Atlanta 24
Second Round AFC
Saturday s Game New York lets 17 Los Angeles Raiders 14 Sunday s Game San Diego Slat Miami 2!. 12 30 pm NFC
Saturday s Game Nashmgton 21 Minnesota I Sunday s Game Green Bay (3) at Dallas (21.4 p rn
CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES (burners of tan IS 16 games at home OI highest remaining seeds'
NFC Championship Saturday tan 22 AFC Championship Sunday tan 23
SUPER BONE (VII Sun tan 30 Pasadena Rose Bowl 6 p rn
AFC vs NFC champions for Vince Lombardi Trophy PRO BONI
Sun Fed 6 Honolulu
AFC All Stars vs NFC All Stars
Saturday s College Basketball Scores
Delaware GB Baltimore 54 Georgetown 74 Connecticut S3 Iona 77 Amy GG Navy 77 Vale 76 Rutgers 79 Massxhusetts 67 St Francis Pa GG Loyola Md 64 Niiliam I Mary GB lafayette GI Bostu U 82 Towson St 77 Corwll 64 Dartmouth S7 Drexel 63 NortWastorn 57 Holy Cross 82 Colgate 67 Columbia 60 Harvard 44 Fordham 60 St Peter s SG Hotstra SS Rider S4 St loseph s BS Penn 79
I tennessee St 78 Appalachian St S8 Georgia 67. Alabama 64 lames Madison 63 Old Dominion 92 South Carolina 91 Georgia St 79 Auburn 7S Kentucky 67 Marshall ll Citadel TO Mississippi St IS tennessee 74 OT Va Commonwealth 89 South Alabama ll North Carolina 101 Virginia 95 N Carolina St DI Georgia lech 61 Oglethorpe % baptist GI Richmond GB I Carolina S6 NHO Forest 19 Clemson 76
Minnesota BS. Michigan St. 67 Nichita St. GI. Drake SS Ball St. Bl. Nest. Michigan GB Bradley TI. Now Mexico St. 63 Illinois St. 96. Indiana St. 82 Iowa 73. Iowa St. 56 Kansas 79. Maiw BB Kansas St GB. N Iowa 48 Kent St. BO. Cent Michigan 67 Miami Ohio 73. Ohio U. GO N Illinois 62. Bowling Green 51 Notre Dame 59. Marduette 57 Xavier 85. Evansville 65 SOUTHNEST Oklahoma St 78 Centenary 65
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Reynolds 4 00 8 Anderson 4 40 12. Irvin 0 12 I Taylor 3 35 9 leanings 5 33 13 Benford 3 GG 12 Noiciechoski 0 010 Totals 19 17 25 55
Halftime Pan An 27 Tech 22 Fouled ant-McDaniel Total fouls Pan Am 24 Tech IT Technicals Dwhring A—5017 ARKANSAS (63)
Smvely 0 00 0 Sutton 4 12 9 Klemc 7 23 16 Rebenson I 34 5. Walker 6 37 17 BalentiM SOO IO Cutis 1 2 2 4 Norton I OO 2. OeOose 0 00 0 Kelly 0 00 0 louis 25 13 18 63 SMU (SI)
Davis 6 35 15 bright 2 02 4. Koncab 4 03 0. Anderson 1 22 4 Moore 7 2 2 IG Pickle! 25 6 9 Cadis 0 00 0 Pahs 0 00 0 Pink OOO
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