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Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - March 22, 1967, Tokyo, JapanJim Murray frantic fran to anyone who has watched him play i should come As no Surprise that Francis Tarkenton should Start the Day in the Minnesota Backfield and Windup in new York. That is one of Francis More direct moves. He will doubtless arrive at the giants dressing room via Hudson Bay. First he will leave his Atlanta Home and proceed due West for several thousand Miles. Then he will reverse his Field to take in Rio Buenos Aires and perhaps the West coast of that he will briefly Circle the Cape of Good Hope and perchance Stop and fake pass at Honolulu. Francis you Sec is the master of the oblique. He has pioneered the great Circle route for quarterbacks he is world s fore most authority on the longest distance be tween two Point. He takes a More circuitous route to the line of scrimmage than a kid on the Way to a saturday night Bath or a dog in a Forest. If he went to the electric chair he would die of old age before begot there his teammates Call him frantic Tarken ton. If he were a French general he would attack Germany by Way of Madrid. His offensive line is like an army that does t know which Way to Point its guns. His pass plays look like they were directed by Mack Sennett. Murray some quarterbacks in the nil can. Hardly walk. Francis waste 27th leading rusher in the league. If that sounds unimpressive consider that there were 15 teams in the Loop and each of the has at least two scat backs and one fullback to move the Ball on the ground. Most quarterbacks Are Lucky to have plus yardage getting out of bed. They stand planted in the pocket so much of the game Birds try to nest in them. Not Van s kind to was fran Tarkenton s misfortune to play for a coach and sex quarterback whose Credo was a quarterback should run Only from sheer terror. If i wanted a runner i would have gone for Jim Brown dutch Van Brocklin used to explain to his fugitive quarterback. Francis used to continue to run away from linebackers As if the were carrying a rope. He regularly led the team in total offence and in total regularly ran 60 Yards to lose three or make five. He covered More real estate in two games than Jim Brown did in a year but Little of it was in the right direction. He had More third do wn-and-60 situations than any passer who Ever played the game. His career was a saturday afternoon serial the perils of Pauline in the he lost 400 Yards the first year he played. But he gained 2,300. With Tarkenton everyone went into a prevent defense every available Man Back for a desperation pass even if it was Only the first play from scrimmage. Drafted no. 3 by the Minnesota Vikings for the 1961 season tar Kenton won his Way to the first team in the first exhibition game against the rams. He took Over the game in the second half Trail ing 21-3. The game ended 21-17 and the ram defenders came in looking like Guys who had been chasing chickens. When Tarkenton had the Ball on the 40, his team knew it had it Back to the Wall. We knew he d score All right one admitted. The Only question was would it be six Points or in the opposing dressing room ram coach Bob Waterfield also an sex quarterback noted darkly dutch s quarterback. Tarkenton can t go scrambling around out of the pocket like he did and win Many games and dutch knows Tarkenton actually did have Only one season in which he won More than he lost but nobody Ever complained of boredom. His nickname in the coaching profession was the now he goes to another team which is used to playing Well behind the line of scrimmage. The giants barely missed a perfect record last year they won one game. " Tarkenton is leaving the Vikings. But As usual he s Takin another Man out of the play in the process in this Case the coach dutch Van Brocklin. Sighed dutch Francis wins some games he should t. And he also loses some he should the giants Are intrigued. Some one who can win games he should t is precisely what that club needs. 16 1967, the Loa Angeles times 76ers finish with 68-13, in ingestion Aba history Baltimore up the Philadelphia 76ers completed their season As the winning est team in pro basketball history sunday by coming from behind to beat the Baltimore bullets 132-129. Trailing 66-58 at the half Phil Adelphia rallied behind the out Side shooting of Billy cunning Ham to move on top 97-90 after three quartets. From there the76ers breezed to their 68th Vic tory against Only 13 losses a win Ning percentage of .840, highest in the history of the National basketball association. Wilt Chamberlain hitting on all16 of his shots almost All of them Dunk shots led the 76ers with 37points and pulled Down 30 re sparked by Gus Johnson John Barnhill and Ben Warley the bul lets overcame a 33-29 first Quarter deficit by outscoring the 76ers37-25 in the second period. The 76ers, led by Chamberlai nand Cunningham rolled to a 126 99 Lead before the bullets put Ona desperate rally by scoring 30 Points in the last five minutes. Celts clip kicks Boston a the Bosto celtics set a National basketball association record by defeating the new York kicks for the 19th straight time 124-113 sunday in regular season Windup before a packed crowd of 13,909.the celtics who have not lost to the kicks since March 17,1956, rallied in the fourth period to maintain their domination Over new York in a preview of the Eastern semifinal playoffs Start ing tuesday in Boston. The celtics and the old Minne Sota lakers shared the old regu Lar season record of 18 straight victories Over a league rival. The kicks led 95-91 at the endow three periods before the celtics rallied behind John Havlicek who put Boston in front to stay 98-97, on a 30-foot on hander and hit for 10 of his 22 Points in the final Quarter. Sam Jones scored 29 Points i helping the celtics finish the regu Lar Campaign with 60-21, far be Hind Eastern titlist Philadelphia. Walt Bellamy and Howie Komives connected for 22 Points for the kicks. Dick contributed 20. Van Arsdale . Nips Detroit Detroit a the Western division Champion san Francisco warriors tuned up for the Start of the National basketball association playoffs by pulling away fro the Detroit pistons in the final two minutes to score a 135-127victory sunday. With the score tied 120-120, Fred the Detroit pistons John tres ant picks up a personal foul the hard Way off the Back of san Francisco Warrior Clyde Lee in a National basketball association game at san Francisco. Piston Dave Debussy Hyrc looks on. The warriors won 135-109-. Up Hetzel broke away for two baskets and Nate Thurmond followed with a to put the game on ice and bring the warriors final record for the seas onto 44-37. San Francisco s Rick Barr tossed in 39 Points to give him a season total of 2,775 and the no scoring championship with an average of 35.5. The pistons who wound up Lastin t h e Western division and missed the playoffs for the fourth straight year had led during most of the Early going but a hot Streak by Barry shot san fran Cisco ahead 120-114 with four min utes to go. Jim King with 27 Points an Thurmond with 22 followed Barry in the scoring column for the win ners while Dave Bing led the Pis tons with 35 Points. Eddie mile added 29. San Francisco will play Host Tolos Angeles tuesday night in the playoff opener. Bulls rip lakers Chicago a Mccoy Mclemore with 12 Points in the final Quarter led the Chicago bulls to a 122-109 Victory Over the los Angeles lakers sunday in. The final game of the regular National basketball association season. The bulls who won their 33dgame, became the first expansion team in sports history to make playoff in their initial season of Competition. The bulls leading 91-85 after three quarters allowed the Lak ers to move within two Points,95-93, with eight minutes remain ing. Chicago then ripped off seven straight Points with Mclemore getting two baskets and two free throws in the flurry. In the next three minutes the bulls outscore the lakers 11-2 and took a com manding 116-103 Lead. Los Angeles had to Send Sta Jerry West Home with. A broken nose suffered earlier in the Boozer led the bulls with 24 Points while Gail Goodrich and Mel counts topped the lakers with 16 each. National basketball Assn final standing s sri division Philadelphia Boston Cincinnat new York Baltimore 68.60 3936 20. L13 2 1.42 4561 pet. Gb.840 .741.481 .444 .247-1 Western division san . Louis w4439 36 Retzlaw says he s retiring Philadelphia a pet Retzlaff acquired for Only $100 in 1956, will announce his retire ment from professional football this week for 11 years he s been one of the National football league s top offensive ends. It s been Learned that Retzlaff now 34, recently notified eagles coach Joe Kuharich that he has caught his last pass. He intends to devote his full time to his radio and television sports announcing. He s also one of the leading candidates under consideration by president Johnson for the Job of National physical fitness director recently vacated by Stan Musial. Case of the missing marathoner Stockholm up the japanese who disappeared landed Here monday 55 years after he took part in the summer olympic games in Stockholm in1912. Schizo Kanagur 76, participated in the Marathon race of that olympic games. However hours after the last runner had crossed the finish line Kanagur still was missing. No one had seen him. It took five years before swedish paper solved the prob Lem about the japanese who a Stockholm paper was in formed that Kanagur had tired and Given up at Rosebro outside Stockholm where he spent the whole afternoon in a Garden drinking juice and talking with Friendly swede. Later he joined the japanese group at a Stockholm hotel and left for Tokyo and his work As teacher there. Today Kanagur lives in to raiders broncs Swap Oakland Cal. A the Oakland raiders and the Denver Broncos of the american football league announced in Oakland that the raiders have Trade tackle Rex Mirich and a High draft Choice to the Broncos for quarterbacks Willie Brown and Mickey Slaughter. Mirich has been with the raiders three years and played both offence and de sense. Mana in Southeast had been invited Here by a swedish business Chain an the swedish olympic committee. The company has built a new store at Rosebro where Kanagur left the race. The store is newly opened and Kanagur will take part in some entertainment there together with former swedish olympians who will collect Money for the preparations of Sweden s teams to the olympic games i Grenoble and Mexico City next year. Nice to be Here again Kana Guri said As he trotted round Arlanda Airport Here monday morn ing to get his legs going after the Long usually Dod daily Road work to keep fit he Angele Chicago Detroit 30 Sunda Boston 124 san Francisco 135chica.g 0 122 Philadelphia 132 3742 4548 51 pet.543 .481.444 .407.370 2932 48 go .5 8 1114 nigh now York 113 Detroit 127los Angeles 309 Baltimore 129 monday no games scheduled. C tuesday Eastern division playoff Cincinnati at Philadelphia new York at division playoffs lok Angeles at sail at St. Louis. Pilic gets by Osung Caracas Venezuela a Yugoslavia s Nicola Pilie was extended to five sets before defeat ing Mexico s Rafael Osuna in the finals of the Altamira Tennis tournament 4-6, 7-5, 6-0, 4-6, 6-1. In the All British v Omen s singles final Ann Haydon Jones Defeated Virginia Wade 6-2, 6-3. Pacific stars & stripes 21wednesday, March 22,

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