THE MICHIGAN DAILY
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 26, 1966
PAGE SIX TIlE MICHIGAN DAILY WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1966
By DOUG HELLER
insights and insults
Not including Saturday's games, o just the Big Ten. Not only are
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Here's today's 64 cent question. Naponic was first in the Big Ten the headlines taken from them ry. The Big Ten is a running con-
When was the last time a Big Ten in passing and total offense and but the ends are moved up to ference more than any other in
graduate started his first game at Podolak and Stavroff were third equal billing. In the Big Ten, it's the country with the possible ex-
quarterback for a professional and fourth in total offense be- been Vidmer and last year Wally ception of the Southwest. Running
team? The answerTom Ma hind Raye and ahead of Vidmer Gabler, to Clancy, Raye and for- teams always win. Ask Woody
(a pro halfback with the Balti- with Griese sixth. Of course, the merly Steve Juday to Gene Wash- Hayes. Or Duffy Daugherty. May-
more Colts and Ohio State's for- national statistics are quite dif- ington, Minnesota's three quarter- be Bump Elliot will give you the
mer non-passing quarterback) last ferent, but nobody gives the quar- backs to Ken Last and Griese to same answer.
December 20. And before him terbacks any recognition due to Jim Beirne at Purdue. It seems that if the offensive1
who? Earl Morrall? - Big Ten statistics. There have also been outstand- line is anywhere near as good ast
The point is that the current Vidmer, except for the MSU ing ends without top quarterbacks the opponent's defensive line, thet
frustration and general lack of disaster, is clearly one of the out- Indiana's Bill Malanchak and team runs. And if the combned
recognition of Big Ten quarter- standing percentage passers in Northwestern's Cas Banaszek) but offensive and defensive line aret
backs is not a sometime thing, but the Big Ten in a long while, al- rarely top quarterbacks without better on one team than another,
seems to be a permanent part of though overshadowed by Griese. ends. the team usually wins.t
the Big Ten situation. He is ranked eighth in the country In the rest of the country it's Running Powerhouse
Who is the best quarterback in in total offense. Yet what is he just the opposite. In the South, j To substantiate this, Michigan
the Big Ten? Everybody seems to remembered for: the two fumbled who did Joe Namath or Steve won in 1964 with a top full house
feel it's Bob Griese (at least all exchanges in the Purdue game Sloan throw to at Alabama? The srunning backfield the best offen-
the coaches do). It is amazing brought almost immediate com -E East has had Roger Staubach,' sive line in the conference.
thoughahow little he has had to parisons with last year. Gary Wood, and Archie Roberts If somebody is looking for a
do with his team's success. Against And who is getting most of the throwing to whom? Out on the meaning to all this, it appears to
Notre Dame he was responsible credit for all those completions West Coast, Craig Morton and be that Big Ten quarterbacks do
for only one touchdown and anyway? Rightly or wrongly, it's Craig Fertig threw to people we've not dominate a winner. It's the
against Michigan State he didn't Jack Clancy, who leads the nation never heard of and then there's running that does. By definition,
even get started until the game with 50 receptions. UCLA's Gary Beban. Big Ten quarterbacks are frus-
was over. The whole idea of de-emphasis Now for the wild step-in-the- trated.
GiA l s of the quarterback seems confined
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In the four Purdue victories this
n year, the best thing Griese did was
sit on the bench during most of
fl, the second halves. In fact, the
only contest this year where
nore Griese was THE factor was the
out Southern Methodist game, which
Purdue won 28-14.
If .this isn't enough to frustrate
- somebody with Griese's creden-
tials, the most publicity he re-
ceived was when Terry Hanratty
showed him up in the first game.
j If there's anybody who thinks
°-Big Ten quarterbacks receive ade-
quate recognition, try naming
half the starters in the league (no
r fair picking three from Minne-
sota). Besides Griese, Dick Vidmer
and Jimmy Raye, and either Larry
Carlson or, Curt Wilson of Min-
nesota, most people would be
stuck. The others are Bob Napo-
nic, Illinois; Frank Stavroff, In-
J diana; Bob Long, Ohio State;
Dennis Boothe, Northwestern; Ed
Podolak, Iowa; and John Boya-
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TDh, Sig Chi Wi
By BOB LEES The Fijis came right back on
If closeness is any key to the the next series to score the tying
quality of a football game, then touchdown, and when their PAT
yesterday's games in the first place was successful, they assumed an
playoffs of the IM Fraternity Di- 8-6 lead with four minutes left.
vision certainly deserve their Class But now it was Tau Delt's turn
A appellation. The games-a quar- for a comback. After the kickoff,
terfinal match between Tau Delta they drove down to score in four
Phi and Phi Gamma Delta and a plays, as Lederer again hit Gra-
semifinal game between Zeta Beta nat with a fourth down touch-
Tau and Sigma Chi-both went~ down pass. This time they con-
into overtime before their out -verted the PAT, and with 1i/2 mn-
comes were decided. utes left the 14-8 lead seemed
The quarterfinal saw the Tau secure.
Delts edge the Fijis 15-14. The But Fijis weren't through. On
game was scoreless in the first their fourth own play, they too
half, but about midway through completed a touchdown pass, but
the second Tau Delt quarterback blew the extra point as the sec-
Bob Lederer hit Ken Granat with onds ticked away.
a 25-yard pass to draw first blood. The score stood at 14-14 as the
The PAT, however, was no good, overtime period began.
though TDPhi led 6-0. In this particular game, neither
- - team could advance the ball for
the first four plays, but on the
fifth a blitz by Tau Delt Bruce
Temple resulted in Fiji's quarter-
9 8 back being downed in his own ter-
ritory. On the next play, a pass-
and-run from Lederer to Steve
s Comet Edelman resulted in a substantial
gain, but it was nullified by a clip-
droppingOn the replay, the Tau Delts
managed to get the ball squarely
to the midfield stripe, and when
the Phi Gam's could not move the
ball, Lederer, despite a strong Fiji
rush, completed a pass to Al Bor-
lack for the necessary yardage to
gain the victory.
A CO ! ' The semifinal game between
Zeta Beta Tau and Sigma Chi was
won by the Sig Chis 12-6, but the
game was much closer, as indi-
cated by the fact that it went into
ZBT drew first blood early as
they used a double pass play-
X \ quarterback to halfback behind
the line to the deep man
Sig Chi tied the score late in
the second half on a long pass
from Steve Leonard to Bob Le-
Marre. The regulation time ended
with the score knotted at 6-6, as
did the first overtime with the
A n Untitled Treatise
Without anty Order
I just finished the rough draft of my philosophy paper. It was
due Monday. I hooked my bluebook in the one course where I'm
caught up. I had a history test postponed. It was supposed to be
tomorrow Now it's three weeks from Tuesday-
The leaves look oxidized instead of majestic in a rusty scarlet
hue. I made my exit yesterday morning in a light jacket and froze.
I'm still sweating 'cause I wore my parka in the afternoon. I ate 12
fig newtons for lunch.
I am a cold scrambled egg.
I am also getting tired of sports. Why does Saturday after-
noon mean mandatory attendance at an open oval where I feel
obligated to cheer for the team with the ugliest football helmets
in the country-that yellow octopus looks like Mordecai Brown's
first finger painting. Those afternoons could be spent studying,
canoing, feeding guppies, hoarding pre '65 silver quarters, cutting
my toe nails, or learning to tie a Windsor knot. I have the slop-
piest looking tie knots in the world.
I'm in a mood to hyberloate, violate, dilate, scintillate, and
sleep. I feel like banishing home-made chicken soup from every atom-
ized kitchen in the world.
Is there no one else who can't blow a bubble. Fleer and Ba-
zooka should go the way of the soup. The comics and noodles can
stay if they mind their own business. So what if I have grey hairs.
I can't see people when I'm driving a car at night-
I have a lock with a combination 34-0-34. It sounds like a
Jayne Mansfield doll looks. I keep it shackled around the handle of
my dresser drawer. That's where I hide my white socks, used columns,
and chopsticks. I don't need spoons once I do away with chicken soup.
If airplanes are turquoise, why can't footballs be light green
striated with narrow grey pin stripes and snap tab laces? Sliced
tangerines are less sticky than strawberry lollipops. Wax paper is
nice for moldly tangerines. Food is better without chicken soup
That brings me to the subject of this column - the UCLA
basketball team. Man, they are really gonna' be good!
And where does that leave the Idaho drought in relation to an
Oregon famine? Oregon is a bad square and Idaho is a carbine with
an oversized butt. Why aren't leaves ever blue? That would be a nice
color for Philadelphia. Boston is obviously purple, and San Francisco
is chartreuse and burnt orange.
I like colors if, the world is kept in order. Eliminate ram-
bling. Cease irrelevancies. Stick to the subject. Don't wonder. No
trespassing. Brevity is next clarity. Clarity is three places ahead of
Godliness- Use topic sentences. Avoid improper paragraphing. Eat
three balanced meals a day. Wear galoshes when it rains. Page
One is five doors to the left.
The Daily has done it again!
The sports staff has done the
impossible twice in one football
season. Our staff of precocious
grid pick selectors have, forthe
second time this fall, picked a
pigskin encounter that features
two teams that will not meet un-
til the week after they appear in
grid selection. First, it was Yale
against Connecticut, in a battle
of Gnats, now it is mighty Utah
versus Arizona State.
What's a night editor to do?
One solution is to forget about the
Utah-Arizona State game this
week and run 21 games next week
which was done earlier in the year.
Another answer is to substitute
the Utah-Arizona State game with
a more thrilling match, say that
of Niles East High School, Skokie,
Ill. (where Chuck Vetzner served
his time) against New, Trier East
High School, Winnetka, Ill. While
the game won't count as a grid
pick, you might as well put it in
your grid selections, to give us 20
games to grade.
By the way, Niles East hasn't
beaten New Trier in over ten
MICHIGAN at Wisconsin
Illinois at Purdue
Indiana at Iowa
Ohio State at Minnesota
Michigan State at Northwestern
Utah at Arizona State
Bowling Green at Miami (0)
Wake Forest at Clemson
Oklahoma at Colorado
Baylor at TCU
Yale at Dartmouth
Washington at Stanford
Mississippi at LSU
,Missouri at Nebraska
South Carolina at Maryland
Texas at SMU
Tulane at Vanderbilt
Kentucky at West Virginia
Georgia Tech at Duke
St. John's at Gustavus Adolphus
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ball resting at midfield. But the
second overtime found Sigma Chi's
Bill Wood intercepting ZBT's first
pass and racing untouched to the
end zone for the game-winning '
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