Wednesday, SepI emb'er 30, 1970
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
By JI~yL EPSTEIN penetrated for a touchdown, and
*Michigan has found a place in has yielded only four field goals
the NCAA statistics this week in eight quarters.
due only to their solid defense. The The defense is also ranked the
Wolverine defensive unit, which |fifth toughest against the rush,
has been good-enough to c a r r y following such notables as Louis-
Michigan to its first two victories, iana, State arnd Ohio State, The
rates among the best in the na- Wolverines have held their op-
tion, ponents to 104 yards on the ground
The Michigan defense rates in their two encounters thus far.
eighth natiornally in defense The only Michigan player to
against scoring, but all factors receive individual recognition in
considered, they could be placed this week's statistics is linebacker
as high as fourth. The three top Marty Huff who is rated tenth
rated teams are all mem1gers of in interceptions per game, w/ith
the Ivy League, notoriously low in three snatches in his first two
scoring, and each has only one outings.,
Scontest under its belt. Two of Huff's three intercep-
Davidson, ranked just ahead of tions came last week at the ex-
the WoIkverines, has also played pense of Washington quarterback
only once, against Richmond. The Sonny Sixkiller. Sixkiller is 11th
Michigan defense has yet to be in the nation in total offense, well
- ViCe Lombard . ..
a sad commentary
By DONALD KAUL
EIDITOR's NOTE: Donald .Kaul is a feature* columnist for the
Des Moines Register. This column is reprinted with his permission.
~VINCE LOMBARDI became a legend in his own timie, as
the saying goes.
When he died a few weeks ago they saidshe was a great
football coach~, which he was. They said he was a fine man,
which he was. Buit some eulogists also tried to represent him
as a symbol of what is right with America - a personification of
the qualities that characterize us as a country - and that
S he was not. fi many ways, his career is illustrative of what's
wrong with this country. Certainly he possessed many admir-
able qualities' - commitment to excellence, intelligence of a
high order, the ability to- influence his peers -- but it must
be remembered to what use he puts his gifts.
He devoted his life to the instruction of men in the
paying of a boy's game stNow that' nothing to be ashamed
attempting to build a just society or finding a cure for
cancer or selling insurance, even.
-That he should attain the status of a folk hero over
candidates of more substantive achievement - Saul Alinsky,
Walter Reuther or Ralph Nader, to name but a few who exem-
*.plify the sterner virtues - is a sad commentary on the quality
of our national life.
We are, after all, a people of hardy stock. Our (or-
bears left the security of the known to come here and con-
quer a continent. They fought the elements and the Ind-
ians and each other, and they survived. And, while their
actions were hardly above reproach, one had to grant them a
certain toughness; at least that, Their heroism was ex-
pressed in their lives and they played games for amuse-
IT'S DIFFICULT to imagine a pioneer being impressed by
the exploits of a professional football player. "What's so hard
about that?" he'd say. "No one was shooting at him."
4 Today, however, we as a society have removed heroism
from our everyday lives and have made it a spectator sport.
Thus a man whose notion of self-sacrifice does not extend
beyond running out of beer on Sunday sees no Irony In his
idetification with well-conditioned thugs who knock each other
down for a Iiving. "Vince Lombardi?" he'll say. "Wunnerful guy.
A real American. They don't make 'em like that anymore. Dis-
* cipline. These kids today, they got it too easy. They got it a l
handed to them on a silver platter. We need more guys like
Lombardi, that's what."
The guy saying this is generally an athlete himself. He
plays golf - when his golf cart isn't broken. While the harsh
code of Lombardi was universally admired, the country
seems to be more attuned to the values of Hugh Hefner.
Buy groovy clothes, racy car, stay away from entangling
alliances and mnake a lo't of loot. The best things in life
THE PATTERN is endlessly repeated in Jour national life
Is the draft an imposition? Then let's do away with it and
hire ourselves an army.
We we need more law and order? Let's hire ourselves some
cops and let them handle it.
Do we need a sense of national purpose? Well, let's put a
leotesmoe nto a etspace program and people it with astronaut-
So long as it Only takes money, we can do it. ,
The sad fact is thlat the blood in our veins seems to be
Our entertainments grow increasingly superficial, our vision
of life narrower and our heroes smaller.
In viewing the film "Patton," one was struck by the
similarity between Gen. George Patton and Vince Lombardi.
Both were strong, dominant men of gigantic-egoes fired by a
fierce dedication to duty as they saw it. But, whatever one's
* opinion of Patton, one must admit that he affected
the fate of nations. For better or for worse, he mattered.
Vince Lombardi won two Super Bowls.
ahead of IHeisman Trophy candi- ~
date Archie Manning of Missis-
Plunkett, situated in the top
spot in total offense and the third
In passing, has led the Indians ~
to the third position in the AP ~
poll, and seventh in the team ~
offense department. Plunkett is
responsible for 907 of the 1445 J
yards gained by Stanford this a
year, picking up 93 yards on the i
ground In addition to 814 through i
Michigan's next foe, Texas A&M,
is sporting a sophomore quarter -I
back who is providing one of the
major surprises of the still young
campaign. Lex James, the Ag-
gies new signal caller, is in the
top twenty in both total offense
and passing, and two of his three
opponents (LSU and Ohio State)
are plenty tough on defense.
The leading rusher in the na-
tion so far is Pete Wood of West
Virginia, who has gained 482 yards
in only three games. An old Wol-
verine nemisis, tailback Joe Moore
of Missouri, is close behind Wood,
with 418 yards.
The leading pass receiver in the
nation is Notre Dame's split end,
Tom Gatewood. Quarterback Joe
Theisman has hit Gatewood for
tI 19 asses inm only twogames, wt
ThensMichigan offense has ha~d
little to write about so far this
season. The leaders in rushing for
the Wolverines are Billy Taylor
and Preston Henry with 133 and
113 yards respectively. Tom Dar-
den is leading the defense in solo
tackles with 20 and is second to
Huff in interceptions with two.
IHenry Hill, Mike Taylor and Tom
Beckman each have at least 10
solo tackles to their credit in the
first two games, and between
them, have 19 assists.
Michigan defensive end Butch
Carpenter left the field early yes-
terday after suffering a knee in-
I ury. Teextent of the injury was
Carpenter, the Wolverines' third
defensive end behind Mike Keller
and Phil Seymour, has been credit-
ed with seven tackles in ' two
game~s. He has tackled opponents
for losses two times, for a total
of six yards.
Meanwhile, defensive halfback
Bruce Elliott donned pads and
worked on plays yesterday for the I
first time in three weeks and may
be ready to play Saturday against
Texas A&M. Elliott injured his
shoulder in the Wolverines' final
pre-season scrimmage and missed
the first two games, but he "has
full mobility and is in real good
shape," according to Coach Bo
By RICK CORNFELD
Hula Bowl, he was surrounded
by more than .just sugar-licking
children and swaying grass skirts.
He was also surrounded by
agents, the men who handle fin-
ancial affairs for athletes. in
With CIozens of potential p r o
football players in one place, it
was the Christmas rush season
several weeks late for agents look-
ing for new clients.
"They were all over the place,"
Curtis said. "They'd take us out
for drinks and things like that. It
was pretty nice."
Not nice enough, however, to
make Curtis a paying customer,
The man who negotiated Curtis's
contract with the Baltimore Colts
did it for nothing.
THAT MANi was John L. Den-
niston, a Chicago lawyer and
graduate of Michigan's L aw I
School. "Helping the players is my
contribution to the athletic cause
up there. Some of these agents are
unscrupulous in what they charge
these fellows," Denniston said.
A responsible agent, who d o e s
not charge too much, is a benefit
to players, most observers believe.
The agents' basic philosophy was
stated by Malcolm Bund of Inter-
national Management, the Cleve-
"We'e keyed into the age of
specialization. The athletes do
The specific worries agents take
away from the players vary from
contract negotiation to- complete
It is contract negotiation that
draws the most public attention,
and public attention recently has
been focused on John Elliott Cook,
a San Francisco lawyer represent-
ing Joe Kapip In his contract dis-
pute with the Minnesota Vikings.
Cook is hesitant to discuss his
relationship with Kapp. "I'm just
a broken down old lawyer trying
to be of help to someone I like,"
But he would discuss contract
menta misinterpretation of nego-
tiations," he said, "is that every
SPistons in a bididng war with the
New Vork Nets of the American.
Nets, also denied bitterness.
person uses some kind of magic
and that there are fancy sidesteps
"These are negotiations between
people knowledgeable on both
sides. They involve throwing your
cards face up on the table and see-
ing whether there is ground of
"I think negotiations are bad,"
Cook went on. "They result in
suspicion, mislead people, people
pretend to believe what they don't
Others disagree on the value
of negotiations. Norman B 1a s s
of Athletes Advisory denies t h a t
there has ever been any ill feel-
ing between him and the clubs
they deal with. "We maintain
ties with all the clubs we have
dealt with. There has never been
any bitterness." -
Athletes Advisory is the. agent
for Bob Lanier, the super rookie
who signed with the De tr o it
"We enjoy negotiating w I t h.
professional individuals- like
Blass," Theokas said. "It's a lot
easier to explain our operations,
They have more knowledge."
Lawyers who represent players
as favors and players who nego-
tiate for themselves' are harder to
deal with, Theokas said. Lower
draft choices and free a g en t s
frequently do not employ agents~
and some business concepts are~
difficult for them to understand,"
NEGOTIATING contracts Is not'
all that some agents do for their'
clients. International Manage-
ment, the largest agency, d o e s~
complete scheduling for Its clIents.
"If you'd want to get in touChL
with Arnold Palmer, for lnstance,
you'd have to go through us,"
Some athletes do not like isuch~
extensive service. Lanier, whose
agent only handles his conttract,
said, "It can get to the point
where if you even make a speak-
Ing engagement, they take 10-
per cent and It leaves you with~
nothing. That's king of crazy.
STEVE WORSTER (20) of Texas, blasts through Texas Tech's
defense in last Saturday's 35-13 victory. The Longhorns, the num-
ber one rushing team in the country, remain second in this week's
poll behind Ohio State's Buckeyes, which devastated Texas A&M,
In last week's premier Daity Libel practice, the vaunted "Big
Rcd Machine" amazed the thousands of onlookers with their perfect
play execution. Despite a full year's layover, tire Libels, who were
7-0 last year, continue to strike fear into the hearts of anyone
with the audacity to play them.
Eric "The Red" Siegel, the brillia.nt Libel coach, reportedly is
going to give away a Cottage Inn pizza to the player who kills the
most muggers. Siegel admitted, however, "crediting kills might be
tough. Most of those crummy muggers will never show up, they'll
probably get ripped off for illegally trying to sell extra blues festival
In the meantime, "The Big Red Machine" will seek revenge
against Krasny's Pigs. Last year the AA Police nearly upset the
Libels when eight pf the Libels, including three all-American Trash-
ci's, wei'e obliterated in the underhanded LS&A sweep.
"Those Swine played dirty last year," added Siegel, "and this
year it's our turn. We're gonna be so high for this game we'll never
feel a thing - now if we can just keep from getting busted."
Pig Krasny, upon hearing of the rematch, could only utter a
fainthearted "Sooey, Sooey!"
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