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Page 12-Thursday, September 14, 1978-The Michigan Daily
SPORTS O' THE DAILY:

Plunk
By The Associated Press
OAKLAND - Jim Plunkett, plagued
by poor protection as the quarterback
for the New England Patriots and then
;the San Francisco 49ers, has joined the
Oakland Raiders, owner of one of the
best offensive lines in the National
Football League.
But the 30-year-old Plunkett, who won
the 1970 Heisman Trophy at Stanford
and Was NFL Rookie of the Year in 1971
,with the Patriots,' has a long way to go
sbefore he can expect to play for the
:Raiders.
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Plunkett will be the Raiders' No. 3
quarterback, behind starter Ken
Stabler, who has been the signal-caller
for every play for Oakland in the two
games so far this season, and reserve
Dave Humm, the team's kick-holder.
On Tuesday the Raiders traded Mike
Rae, who had been the No. 2
quarterback, to the Tampa Bay
Buccaneers to make room on the roster
for Plunkett, who was waived by the
49ers after two disappointing years. He
came to San Francisco after five years
with New England, where he had injury
problems.
Oakland signed Plunkett to three one-
year contracts.
Al LoCasale, executive assistant to
Raiders President Al Davis, said there
is no competition for the starting
quarterback slot - Stabler is in firm
control.
Raider Coach John Madden com-
mented, "We felt we had an opportunity
to get Jim Plunkett as a backup, and,
we thought, along with Kenny and Dave
Humm, we would be in pretty good
shape at that position."
Plunkett said he had offers from at
least four other clubs - reportedly
Green Bay, the New York Giants,
Baltimore and Houston.
"There are several reasons I picked
the Raiders," Plunkett said. "One was
that I wanted to stay in the Bay area. I
just bought a new home in Palo Alto.
The fact that they are a contender was
also intriguing ... I gave consideration
to Oakland's offensive line. They do
have a good line there."
Prior to his first practice as a Raider
Tuesday, Plunkett also said, "Right
now my role with the Raiders is to learn
the system. Heck, I can't even call a

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play right now. The Raiders offense is
different from all others, too. They
have much deeper pass patterns and
don't throw timed passes like most
teams. Whatever they do seems to
work, though, and I'm for that."
No salary figures were given, but it
has been estimated Plunkett's pay with
the 49ers ranged upward from $150,000.
* * *
Shafted Pistons
PONTIAC, Mich. - The Detroit
Pistons, on the eve of opening their
National Basketball Association
training camp, dropped veterans Jim
Price and Al Eberhard from their
roster yesterday.
The Pistons acquired Price from,
Denver last season in a trade. The free
agent had not signed a contract with
Detroit.
Eberhard, a first-round draft choice
in 1974, has been hobbled by injuries
throughout his four-year NBA career in
Detroit. Last weekend, he underwent
surgery to repair a twisted right ankle.
He injured the ankle in a one-on-one
game with a friend. "I twisted my ankle
and a piece of bone, with a ligament
attached, broke off. It's something
you'd never expect," he said.
He now becomes a free agent.
Meanwhile, the Pistons announced
the signing of free agent Glenn
Williams. The 6-foot-5 guard from St.
John's, N.Y., flunked a trial with the
Milwaukee Bucks last season, but
averaged 31 points in the Eastern
League.
The Pistons open training camp
Thursday at Michigan.

San Diego radios promotional chicken one-ups Atlanta Braves owner Ted Turner, who has himself often been accused of
having an overly large, active mouth. Turner must have enjoyed the unusual attention because he offered the chicken, Ted
Giannoulas, over $100,000 to migrate east and become the Atlanta Hawk, working for Atlanta Hawks basketball tean
owner Turner.

Ann Arbor Film Cooperative
presents at AUD. A Thursday, September 14
GEORGE ROMERO NIGHT
"One of the most interesting stylists to emerge from the sub-basement of low
budget exploitation movies, Romero imposes a vision that is not only distinctive
but also witty and diverting. His latest work, MARTIN, should secure Romero's
reputation as a modern master of the horror film."-THE WASHINGTON POST.
Mr. Romero will talk after both of his films tonight.
THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD
(George Romero, 1968) 7 ONLY-AUD. A
A group of people trapped in a form house are surrounded by radioactive ghouls
who have come out of their graves, murdering, mutilating and eating human
flesh raw. More frightening than THE BIRDS, more shocking than HOUSE OF
PSN1OTIC WOMEN, more grotesque than FREAKS, more, menacing than THE
INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS, this movie is as horrifying a nightmare
vision as one could hope to see on film. "Kill the brain and you kill the ghoul."
(George Romero, 1978) M ART IN 9:30 ONLY-AUD. A
An eerie, sardonic updating of the traditional vampire legend equates the
mythical vampire; with the contemporary sex criminal. In one of the most
striking and atmospheric openings for some time, the film introduces Martin
shuttling uncomfortably through a crowded train, preparing his hypodermic
in the lavatory, then clumsily launching an assault that eventually leaves him
with blood smeared like raspberry jam around his moth. "As electrically raw-
edged as Romero's earlier NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD."-SIGHT AND SOUND.
ANN ARBOR PREMIERE
TOMORROW: Alec Guiness in Kind Hearts and Coronets and The Horse's
Mouth.

Will Au mystiqueflatten Spinks?
By The Associated Press Spinks is physically ready "it wouldn't out of gas." Both fighters concluded training
NEW ORLEANS - "He's got to fight surprise me if he stopped him." IT'S ALL UP to Spinks; it's out of Wednesday and were to be officially
like he's the challenger," said George "I want him to gorilla him. I want Ali's hands completely, according to weighed in yesterday for the fight
Benton, who has been helping Leon him to beat on him. He wants to be left Benton. which will be televised by. ABC
Spinks get ready to defend the World alone. He lost under pressure as a "Leon Spinks can win, but Ali can't beginning about 10 p.m. EDT Friday
Boxing Association heavyweight title young man to Frazier in 1971 and now win," he said. "Leon Spinks can lose." night.
against Muhammad Ali Friday night in he's 36," said Benton.
the Superdome. Benton doesn't hesitate to compare
Benton, who helped trainer Sam the 25-year-old Spinks with Frazier.
Solomon prepare Spinks for his victory "There's a lot of Frazier in this kid," he
over Ali last Feb. 15 and who worked in said. "He doesn't have Frazier's
former champion Joe Frazier's corner, seasoning or his experience, but he does
is well aware of the Ali mystique. have the heart and the desire."
"ANYTIME ALI throws one punch, "HE DOESN T turn on the panic .
he still might get credit for three," button. He turns on natural instinct. He ..
Benton said Wednesday. fights for survival,'' added Benton.
But the mystique won't help Ali if Benton views Spinks' upset of Ali as a
Spinks is in good condition, said Benton. big psychological boost for Spinks and a
"The key is condition. I can't tell you "downer" for Ali.
how hard he's been training before." "Leon knows he can go 15 rounds,'
But the former middleweight said Benton. "Before he wasn't sure,
contender said he has seen indications but now he is confident. Now it's a
that Spinks was reaching peak matter of reverse psychology. Ali's
condition, such as snapping at aides. worried. He thought he could stay away
BENTON THINKS ALi is in shape, for 10 rounds and Leon would run out of
but "he's in 36-year-old shape" and if gas. Now Ali's worried about running

CANTERBURY LOFT Presents
STARVING ARTISTS SALE
All works by local artists
and priced at $15 or less
Students: Here is a chance to purchase inexpensive, locally
produced items to decorate your room. Nothing priced over
$15, most for less. Browsers welcome.
THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY
Sept. 14-16-12 noon to 6 p.m.
at CANTERBURY LOFT, 332 S. State St.
Second floor, adjacent to Nickel's Arcade
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Heavyweight champion Leon Spinks grins broadly, although it's hard to tell if
he's thinking about fighting, drinking, women, or what. The famous gap may be
spreading a little wider after Friday night's rematch with twice-former champ
Muhammed Ali.

The doctor doesn't cut out anything. You cut out
cigarettes.
This simple surgery is the surest way to save you
from lung cancer. And the American Cancer Society
will help you perform it.
We have free clinics to help you quit smoking. So,
before you smoke another cigarette, call the A.C.S.
office nearest you.
And don't put it off. The longer you keep smoking,

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INTRAMURAL OFFICIALS
NEEDED
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Learn a Lifetime
Sports Activity
Come to the following clinics
at the
Intramural Sports Bldg.
606 E. Hoover
Softball 7 pm-S pm
t Basketball S pm-10 pm

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