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Thursday, November 21, 1974'


Thursday, November 21, 1974 THE MICHIGAN [

)AILY Page Seven
Woody's ardent fans

As rowdy and loud as Michigan football
fans appear to be week after week, one
could not help but notice last November
that ten thousand Ohio State fans were
making as much commotion as about
forty thousand of the Ann Arbor faithful.
Few observers can perceive the sociali-
zation process that goes on in Columbus
from birth in order to turn an average
individual into a rabid, fire-breathing,
hair-pulling Buckeye fan.
OHIO STATE football games are n o t
just athletic contests, but crusades. Of
course, all the battles lead to the final
holy war against Michigan.
In this annual jihad, Ohio State repre-
sents goodness and purity, and the Wol-
verines, all the world's evil. Children who
are ordinarily taught to love thy neigh-
bor are assured that for this occasion,
there is special dispensation granted.
Hating Michigan is OK.
After the young people of Columbus
have been taught which gridiron army is
the only one fighting for truth, justice,
and the American way, the virtues of
Commander-in-Chief Woody Hayes are
Hayes is not just a football coach, but a
spiritual leader.
As demonstrated last year in Ann Arbor

before the game, a tip of the cap from
General Hayes is enough to draw shrieks
of approval from fawning Buckeye fans.
Hayes is looked upon roughly on a par
with the Governor in terms of influence.
THERE WAS nothing surprising about
Woody appearing with Presidential can-
didate Richard Nixon on the steps of the
State Capital building in 1968. Undoubted-
ly Woody's endorsement was reason
enough for some Buckeye fans to vote
for Nixon.
A few months ago, when President Ford
spoke at OSU, he predicted that the cap-
tion of a picture of Hayes greeting Ford
scheduled to appear in the following days
paper would read "Woody Hayes and
friend." Of course, Ford's prediction was
proven accurate.
After fans are socialized into OSU fan-
ticism, they are continually reminded of
the virtues of Ohio State football. Each
day the newspapers give detailed reports
on such essential matters as Woody's
granting the team a fifteen minute coke
break, or fullback Pete Johnson's gain
rather than loss of weight during prac-
With all this constant attention to Buck-
eye matters, one can more easily under-
stand how an Ohio State fan can be on

the edge of his seat for every play of the
On the Thursday preceding the game
against Michigan in 1970, several hundred
OSU fans marched down Columbus' High
Street urging their team on to victory.
Friday night, a few thousand gathered to
march and overturn Michigan cars.
ON SATURDAY night following the 20-9
OSU victory, 40,000 people gathered on
High Street and many of them proceed-
ed to smash street lights and parking
signs, overturn Michigan cars, to celebrate
their victory over the hated Wolverines.
Around 11:30 p.m., the revelers started
smashing store windows and looting mer-
chandise. Ironically, the same police who
had gassed everyone in sight the previous
May protesting Nixon's invasion of Cam-
bodia, now stood idly by, smiling at "kids
having fun."
Perhaps if the Wolverines were to stomp
Ohio State a few years in a row, be-
ginning this Saturday, then the warped
sense of priorities that pervades Colum-
bus, might be rearranged.
Denny Mathless, Literary College '75,
acquired his expertise on Columbus while
living his first 18 years in the Ohio capi-
tal, or as he pronounces it, "Ohia".

Daily Photo by KEN FINK

Corny goes crunch!

Pacific 8 coachesr
'tired of Buckeyes
In a coaches consensus of the Pac-8 conference, Dee'
Andros of Oregon State, Jim Sweeney of Washington State>
and John McKay of Southern California refused to commit
themselves concerning their personal favorites in the up-
coming clash between Michigan and Ohio State. However,
sportswriter Wells Twombly of the San Francisco Examin-
er offered his opinion freely.
"I personally would rather see Michigan come out to
the Rose Bowl," stated Twombly. "I'm pretty tired of
the Woody Hayes thing," he continued. "One year you
have th Woody Hayes who attacks people and the next
year you have the Woody Hayes trying to be everybody's<
uncle by handing out Christmas gifts."
The coaches viewed both teams as equals, giving
Michigan the edge defensively and Ohio State the edge
offensively. Andros pretty well summed it up by saying
"I think that either team would be a fine representative of'
the Big Ten."
Walter Hoefflin, assistant manager of the Tourna-
ment of Roses, explained that "there is not as much
freshness to a team that is returning for a second
or third." Hoefflin said that the Rose Bowl committee
has the same problem with the Pac-8 conference that
it does with the Big Ten in terms of domination by one
"This will be the third year in a row for USC if they
beat UCLA," commented Hoefflin, but added that "it
doesn't make much difference", who the two combatants
are in the bowl.
The main interest on the West coast this week centers
around that USC-UCLA battle for the conference champion-
ship. John McKay tells anyone in sight that his Trojansr
"are not that good" and that they "shouldn't be favored
over UCLA."
Sweeney said that he really couldn't say which team;
he would like to see come out but threw a cautious warn-
ing to the eventual Big Ten representative. "USC can?
play with anybody on a given day," he spouted. "They"
could play with the Dolphins if they put their minds to it."
The three coaches praised Michigan's defense and
Ohio State's offense. They seem to feel that the game
will be won, to coin the universal coaching axiom,
"down in the trenches."
McKay said that "he didn't have any preference" as4
to who comes out to the Rose Bowl and also said that he
wouldn't guess to outcome of another Big Ten vote tot
determine the most representative team.
"I'll tell you one thing, McKay said, I don't want to
be there voting. If its a low scoring game and Michigan
doesn't win the vote, there's going to be a revolution in
Truer words were never spoken, John.
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By ANDY GLAZER There is more to Greene missed much of the 1973 sea- poun ugnt en, Kurts enu- 4. Iowa at Mich. State
than statistics, though. Mich- son due to injury, has pushed macher, a 6-4, 250 left tackle, . Minnesota at Wisconsin
istige foebmeets cos reg igan State coach Denny Stolz Rose Bowl hero Johnson back to and Steve Myers, a 6-2, 244 6. Mississippi at Mississippi St.
ball's most immovable object centered his defense around the bench. center. 7. Oregon at Oregon St. i
in Columbus Saturday. stopping Greene, and with But lest we forget, it was The other linemen are Dick 8. Wash. at Wash. St.
Ohio State's offense is gain- Greene slowed the Buckeyes Henson who didn't get ;nto the Mack, a potential all-Big Ten, 9. USC at UCLA CANADA'S LARGEST SERVICE
ing more yards per play than could manage but 13 points, end zone against MSU with 17 and Ted Smith at guard, and 10. Penn St. at Pitt. $2.75 per page
any other offense in the nation. far below Ohio State's aver- seconds left. Scott Dannelley at right tackle. .L Send now for latest catalog.
Michigan's defense has given age of 41 a game. And then there is the ques- When the Buckeyes punt, a Enlosa$2.
up fewer points than any other Greene's arm was once sus- tion: Will Woody pass? rarity, they do it well. Tom 12. S. Carolina at Clemson Camppsa entatives
tem n h cunrybt alpect; in the early part of his Ralph Staub, a Buckeye as- Skladany, who was injured 13. Stanford at CaliforniaCu Requd-presetatie
and no one is suggesting that sophomore year he was com- sistant who helps Woody call early in last year's Michigan- 14. Baylor at SMU ESSAY SERVICES
Yale's schedule was the nation's pleting 50 per cent of his passes the plays, said, "We can't stand OSU game, is punting for a 44.8 15. La. Tech at N.E. Louisiana 57 Sadina Ave., Suite No. 208
-33 per cent to his teammates in there and expect to slug it average. 16. Oklahoma at Nebraska Toronto, Ontario, Canada
At the heart of OSU's offense and 17Bperhcent to the opposi out. We've got to mix up our As a team, the Buckeyes lead sresarchsi366 e 54s sold
is Cornelius Greene. Say what ion. But he has matured, and attack. We intend to put the the nation yards per rush 17. Kentucky at TennesseeOurresearch assistance only
n o wv Buckeye coach Woody ball in the air." adpit e ly n r 18. Yale at Harvard
you will about Archie Griffin;H hk h ld be bette _near- and points per play, and are__
he may be the best runner in Hayes tinshecout Hayes always "intends" to second in total offense, rushing
the nation, he may win the than ex-OSU great Rex Kern. put the ball in the air. Wheth- per game, and points per game.
H e i s m a n Trophy. Greene, "Cornelius may be better than er he does or not depends on As to whether or not the Buck-
though, is the one essential ele- Rex in some ways, Hayes re the Buckeyes' proximity to eyes can move the imm ble T O iiAssassinations
ment for the Buckeyes. He can , 'm sure he has quicke their own goal line, and the object, well, that's difficult to L I lIV'E
run, he can throw and he may feet. Greene needs only job that Woody's offensive line say. Southern California coach
be the besthrw an y vards against Michigan to break has been doing. There are John McKay holds an iterest-
bh ge t bett eback a Ketn's OSU single season total few things more horrible to ing opinion.
wher at ettig awy frm aoffense record of 1585 (set in go
pass rush. 1969). Hayes than a hurriedly thrown "Michigan is a very good de-
Greene's statistics are impres-, And the , of course, there is pass. fensive team. There will not be JFK, RFK d Marin
sive. The junior from Washing iArchie. If the Bucks should toss the a lot of points scored againsta
ton, D.C., has completed 61 per The list of Griffin's records is ball, the chief receiver other them."
cent of his passes and has aver- seemingly endless. He has rush- than Baschnagel is slit end
aged over 10 yards every time ed for, over 100 yards in 20 con- Dave Hazel, a senior who has
he throws. He does a superior secutive games. He is about to grabbed eight passes for a 26.2
job pulling it down and running become only the fifth player in yard average. He is used infre-
with it as well, averaging 5.9 Big Ten history to win consecu- quently, but has game-breakng B
yards a carry. tive rushing titles He may quite potential if the Wlveriaes con-
possibly become the first player centrate too much on stoppinght ru JEFF COHEN, an associate of the Assassa-
Parutorsin h HeisaRoger S hubac the o Statoundsgame. _ition Investigation Bureau, will lecture on the
in 1963. He is seemingly inde- the most experienced unit on nnections between political assassinations,
" fensable. the team. From tight end to Watergate and the CIA. JFK, RFK and Martin
W7775/MV P His yards aren't cheap right tackle there stand fivew hat? Luther King were not killed by lone gunmen.
yards, either. He has scarcely seniors and a junior. $ Evidence gathered during years 'of serious in-
played at all in the second Three talented members are vestigation implicates a right-wing conspiracy
NEW YORK (UPI)-Jeff Bur- halves of OSU's games this Doug France, the 6-6, 260- involving ex-CIA agents. Watergaters Hunt,
roughs of the Texas Rangers, a year. The lone exception was - -~-~T-----~ - Barker and Sturgis are linked to the murder of
protege of Ted Williams who against Michigan State, where Enjoy it.in Daiquiris President Kennedy. A copy of the suppressed
started the 1974 season hoping he almost saved the 3uckeyes SHORT or LONG and Bacardi Cocktails. Zapruder film will be shown in which it is
to avoid the "sophomore jinx," by breaking for a 30-yard run HAIRSTYLES TO PLEASE And use it like gin or obvious that Kennedy was hit from the front
was voted the Am e r i c a n in OSU's last ditch drive. _tivodka in Martinis,
League's most valuable player Griffin is averaging 7.1 yards I4DASCOLA Screwdrivers, and not from the back as the Warren Com-
yesterday by a decisive margin a carry, but that outstanding BARBERS Bloody Marys, mission claims.
over a trio of the world kham- figure isn't even close to the tonic, bitter lemon.
Oakland A's. amazing record that wingback ARBORLAND-97 75 BACARDIrum. Sponsored by lot Course .
The 23-year-old native of Long Brian Baschnagel nas produced. MAPLE VILLAGE-761-2733 The miXable one. "PERSONAL & SOCIAL CHANGE"
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award. Stan Musial in 1943 and is also the Buckeyes leading_-- -------- - -
Vida Blue in 1971 were the receiver with 17 grabs for 226
only players ever to win the yards.
award at a younger age. Fullback is traditionally an
Following Burroughs in the Ohio State strongpaint (Matt
voting were the Oakland Trio- Snell, Jim Otis, John Brocking-
Joe Rudi with 1612 points, Sal ton et al), and despite -he pub-
Bando with 143% and Reggie licity acclaimed Chamo Henson
son Jenkins of the Rangers fifth I don't live up to the glorious
at 118 points. tradition. Henson, a senior whott
'My faith in Chumly
mze game land ..
' is restored!'
s to arouse all
football at Michigan but sug- sent the emphasis placed on
gested it could be placed else- football on the campus but
where. said, "I feel a form of pity that__
"People put too much im- , people will let football take up I%'
portance on a football game. I that much of their time"
think people who really get' Sippel enjoys the cameral
passionate about it are escap- work and the directing of sportsY
ing. There areplenty of prob- shows, however, and that would
lems people can channel their be one reason she'd watch.
activities towards," J o s e p h "Some of the vehemence I-
says, referring to those rabid ! show towards football," she
fans. explained, "is because I work
He quickly continued however at the Pretzel Bell as a cook
and said he had nothing against and football Saturdays are a
two teams playing their sport nightmare along the lines I've
well. never had." This Jolly Tiger is a rare breed indeed. At long last your hunt for a super family
"I think it's exciting to watch Sippel said she wouldn't go to restaurant with refreshingly low prices and dozens of delicious food items is over.
good athletes," Joseph said. the Rose Bowl but that she
"What makes me less concern- might take advantage of a /
eis that I have n o etfca- fona.hrtrt get out to Cali
S itha hae o c- heap charter to BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER SERVED 24 HOURS A DAY
thp Aslichian nteamnis no reflex- I h . - ~ ~~~~~~~~~~

When time expires on Michi-
gan and Ohio State this Satur-
day at Columbus, we will once
again know the outcome of an
anxiously awaited college rival-
Some fans might feel, wrong
as they may be, like the foot-
ball season has ended because
no matter what bowls various
teams attend, nothing can
match the Wolverine - Buckeyej
Others will rejoice at the
chance to journey to Pasadena
and cheer their team on in the
Rose Bowl.
STILL OTHERS will mourn,
lost opportunities and some-
times, like last year, discussion
amit the enntest will gn nn andi

game means absolutely nothing
to her except for curiosity's
"People like to be fans," and
that's why so much excitement
results, she said. "They like to
root for something and there's
a lot of tremendous spirit that
goes along with football games,"
Balin explained.
SHE WENT on to say, "It's a
funny place to put your ener-
gy," although added that she
just doesn't like football.
"It's like watching Marcusj
Welby on TV - it's entertain-j
ment," Balin said, "but I don't
get all heated up over Marcus
Nevertheless she did say it'll
be interesting to see who wins.
CenirrnJo Tsenh aid that

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