Tuesday, October 8, 1968
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
The m ad dog fan says: k
tell it lIke at is
In case nobody has noticed it, football season starts Saturday.
From now on there'll be no more of this pre-season nonsense, no
more feeling around to make sure there really is a team out there for
us, no more building up momentum against the losers of the world.
Yessirree, the regular, Major League, no-nonsense, up-tight mean-
ingful season is ready to start,
And isn't it time we recognized Michigan State University for
what it is?
Call 'em farmers, call 'em hayseeds, call 'em cows, they've been
beating us almost every year since most of us can remember.
When that school was a bunch of farmers years ago the Wolver-
ines slaughtered the disorganized hicks annually.
Now the whole atmosphere has changed. The place is a whirring,
meshing, squeeking, inevitable machine. And so is the team.
It is not human. And that's why all the old methods haven't been
working against it. You can't call them "Green Giants" or the school j
"MOO-U" and expect them to feel inferior.
0 How can they feel inferior when they don't even bother to think?
You can't paint the campus blue or steal the mascot. A machine
can't see, either.
Nope, the only way to beat the Frankenstein monster is to foul
up the mechanism. You have to short-circuit the process; fold an
Use a little imagination which the computer hasn't been program-
med to anticipate.
Make all their scouting reports completely irrelevent.
And then kill it, stomp it, crunch it, mash it, burn the wreakage,
and throw the rest of the mess away.
But most of all, get MAD.
The Michigan Wolverines have got to stop playing football like
Floyd Patterson boxes. Here is an intelligent, sensitive bunch of young
men who view football merely as a healthy contest that has a place
along with academic pursuits.
It's sort of halfway between de-emphasizing the sport altogether
and being professional like the Packers or the Spartans. Play football
yes, but don't flunk out doing it.
The trouble is, this only works against teams with the same atti- I
tude towards the "game."
Michigan does not have the killer instinct. If the Wolverines did,
they would have beaten Navy 56-3. They would have rolled it up like
Notre Dame or Purdue,
But Michigan believes this is wrong. It might even be immoral to
be that mean. (Just ask Patterson.)
Wait a minute. This is not to say that this school should em-
phasize football like the Boilermakers do. That is a question for oth-
ers to answer who are not connected with the current football pro-
.q gram. The point is, Michigan is ,now in the Big Ten. And that is the
brand of football to be playing.
There is one other point about Patterson. He has' a glass Jaw. One
punch in the right place and he's down. And out.
Does Michigan have a glass jaw? It used to be that the Wolver-
ines had a frustrating propensity to make a big mistake in the wrong
situation. Fumbles, penalties, interceptions (what coaches call "the
breaks") all contributed to an astounding number of fourth quarter
Now Michigan has largely cut this out. But the team has a much
more disturbing problem. The strength of both the offensive and
defensive lines is still questionable after the third game of the sea-
son. If both lines are constantly being pushed backwards, as in the
first game of the year, the team will almost inevitably lose.
However, if the lines are at least holding their own, everything
r will work out all right. The team will move the ball, the defense will
stop 'em, and the stadium will be filled, ending the athletic depart-
ment's financial problems, the alumni complaints, and the students'
All right. Up to now there have been some thinly veiled threats,
some nonsense about "he better lock his door at night" and so forth,
especially after a previous, rather cynical column.
Well, go ahead and do what you want to if that will make Michi-
gan a better football team.
Personally, I don't care if Michigan burns the whole world down
as long as they beat Michigan State on Saturday.
Does the team care that much?
* * * .
This has nothing to do with football, but it's interesting to take
note of the storm that Jose Feliciano caused when he rocked Tiger
Stadium before yesterday's World Series game with his own rendition
of the National Anthem.
The blind soul singer poured forth with an original arrangement
that our expert, Little Sherri Funn really got into.
The problem is that many people criticized Feliciano, not because
they didn't like the music, but because the arrangement offended
their sense, of mother, God, country and patriotism. These people
thought it was practically sacrilegeous.
Who are these stuffed shirts, anyway? Feliciano's version may
have been better than the original. He had ar idea, and he may have
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shutting out St. Louis for the rest
of the game. It was not all smooth
sailing, however, as the Cardinals
threatened two more times.
With one out in the top of
the fifth, Brock doubled again -
raising his Series batting average
to .578 (11 hits in 19 trips).
This time Javier followed with
a single toward Horton in left,
who took the ball on one hop and
fired a perfect shot to Freehan
to: nail the flying Brock at the
Brock and the rest of the Card-
inals protested bitterly that he
had beaten the throw. Plate um-
pire Doug Harvey refused to
change his decision, however, ar-
guing that Brock's foot did not
touch the plate.
With that crisis made history,
Lolich got Flood on a fly ball to
end the threat.
Freehan's toss typified the Tiger
defense throughout the game. Fol-
lowing his two plays on Brock
the Detroiters could do no wrong
in the eyes of their fans..
Especially well received were a
pair of fine defensive plays by the
'Tiger infield - Cash's stop of
Dal Maxvill's bid for his first base then flipped to Stan
hit in Tiger Stadium. and Mc-
Auliffe's stab of what might have base to lforce Javi
been Brock's fourth straight hit of singled.
the game. both in the seventh. The Cardinals tri
McAuliffe encored in t h e mutacmbc
eighth with a backhand grab of mount a comeback
Flood's hard smash up the middle, sending three pinch
plate; catcher Ti
Back to Busch started it off wit
Phil Gagliano ba
DETROIT and flied out to Sta
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Stanley ss 3 2 1 0 followed, hitting fo
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nley at second singled after fouling off seven
ir, who h a dj pitches.
Cardinal manager Red Schoen-
dienst then sent in Roger Maris
ed mightily to for reliefer Willis; Lolich struck
in the ninth, out Maris with men on first and
hitters to the E second.
im McCarver Brock then apeared at the plate
h a single. for the fifth time, but tapped an
tt d for Davis innocent grounder toward Lolich,
anley, who had who flipped to Cash to end the
eld. Ed Spiezio contest and send the Series back
r Maxvill, and to St. Louis.
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ab r h bi
Brock lb 5 1 3 0
Javier 2b 4 0 20
Flood cf 4 1 1 1
Cepedalb 4 1 1 2j
Shannon 3b 4 0 0 01
McCarver c 3 0 1 0
Davis rf 3 0 0 0
Gagliano ph 1 0 0 0
Maxvill ss '.3 0 0 0
Spiezio ph 1 0 1 0
Schofield pr 0 0 0 0
Briles p 2 0 0 0
Hoerner p 0 0 0 0
Willis p 0' 0 0 0
Maris ph 1 0 0t0
Totals 35 3 9 3
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Cepeda. LOB-St. Louis 7, Detroit 7.
2B-Brock 2. 3B--Stanley, Horton. HR-
Cepeda. SB-Flood. SF-Cash.
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Briles 61/: 6 3 3 3 5,
Hoerner I. 0 3 2 2 1 0
Willis 1 3 0 0 0 1
Lolich W 9 9 3 31 7
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