THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Thursday, September Z7, 197
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By KEN KESEY
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J. PAUL GREED, the internationally notorious hot tamale multi-
billionaire, was facing crisis. That La Scala soprano he was after
had run off with a Chilean major general. His daughter was in
Sweden for "major surgery." And the NFL had refused to name
the Superdome after him in return for his offer to pay 50 million
for the New Orleans Saints.
But even worse yet was the hot tamale business. Sales hadI
plummeted. The Michigan Daily was offering a free Mr. Pizza pizza
for the winner in its Gridde Pickings contest. The only thing anyone
had to. do was bring an entry to 420 Maynard in person, or mail
it postmarked before midnight each Friday during football season. His
fortune was about to shrink to mere hundreds of millions.
HE HAD SINGLEHANDEDLY throttled Onassis. He had made'
Henry Ford III cry "uncle" more than once. But this was the
most perplexing dilemma of all.
After several hours of concentrated thought, he pressed a button
on his Touch-Tone phone and whispered to his secretary:
KENT STATE HERO
K okal fiushes hot hand
By BILL CRANE
The Kent State Golden Flashes
beat Ohio University 35-7 last
Saturday - and so what's new?
Kent State finished in a flurry
last year to capture the school's
first Mid-American Conference
Crown and they are being picked
by almost everyone to repeat.
Kent State is already 2-0 this
year. The Golden Flashes' suc-
cess can be largely attributed to-
their quarterback, Greg Kokal,
The "Michigan Daily's "Player of
the Week" in college football.
Last week against Ohio, Kokal
completed 14 consecutive passes
for 207 yards and two touch-
downs. Last year as a freshman
quarterback he completed 54
passes in 107 attempts and was
Kent State's fourth leading rush-
er with 210 yards in 58 carries..
The head coach of the Golden
Flashes, Don James thought that
Kokal's biggest improvement for
this campaign, besides theama-
turity gained from last season,
is that Greg is physically strong-
er. "Kokal is now 6-11 and 172
pounds", James reported. Greg
added however, "that is a little
long and lanky."
Kokal's strength is important
for the Kent State team or the
"James Gang". The Gang runs
a triple option offense and this
means Kokal will get hit on
many plays. Last year a hemorr-
haged thigh bruise hampered
Greg through part of the sched-
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c= ler felt thrat Bowling Green
would be Kent State's stiffest
ch nlenge on the grid this year.
However, Kokn also' felt that
all the teams in the conference'
would be "up' for Kent State this
The Ging is a strong and deep
team with 32 lettermen 'return-
ing. Kent State's position is ex-
tremely bright in that the team
is extremely young but relative-
Greg emphasized the fact that
the Flashes want to repeat very
badly. "We would like to show
everyone that last year was no
fluke", Greg stressed. Interest-
ingly enough, K o k a 1 will not
make dny predictions. Kent
State is trying to play their.
games "one at a time". Since
they very much want to repeat
a letdown must be eliminated.
Kent State faces Western, Cen-
tral, and Eastern Michigan this
year. After those games Greg
Kokal will no longer be a strang-
er in Michigan. The Jarnes Gang
will be as notorious for their
gridiron antics as any band. of
outlaws Was ever known for any
robbery. Greg Kokal will also
likely be around for a couple
more years to make the Gang
hard to out-draw.
* * *
1. Navy at MICHIGAN (pick
2. Texas Christian at Ohio State
3. UCLA at Michigan State
4. West Virginia at Illinois
5. Kentucky at Indiana
6. Notre Dame at Purdue
7. Pittsburgh at Northwestern
8. Iowa at Penn State
9. Wisconsin at Nebraska
10. Minnesota at Kansas
It. Texas Tech at Texas
12. Auburn at Tennessee
13. Oklahoma at Southern Cal
14. Virginia Tech at Southern
15. Delaware at Lehigh
16. Iowa State at Arkansas
17. Missouri at North Carolina
18. Bucknell at Columbia
19. Slippery Rock at Edinboro
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The whole James Gang will be
facing increased pressure as
they try to defend their MAC
crown. Coach James was posi-
tive that if Greg can stay 'heal-
-thy - and so far this season he
has - he will be able to perform
well for the team. James said,
"Greg has a good competitive at-
titude and publicity doesn't seem
to bother him."
Certainly Kokal's attitude may
loom larger down the stretch
and James thought if Kokal can
handle the "physical part of it"
he will come through in the big
games. The sophomore signal
Laker's hopes wilted?
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Towering Wilt Chamberlain jump-
ed the Los Angeles Lakers yester-
day and signed a three-year con-
tract as 'player-coach with the San
Diego Cdnquistadors for an esti-
mated $600,000 per year.
Chamberlain had been in the
National Basketball Association
since 1959 and three times was'
voted its most valuable player.-
" 'This job should be the biggest
challenge of my life," the 37-
year-old star declared. "I feel.
perfectly able to play another
10 years if my mind and body
Monetary terms of the contract
were not disclosed and Chamber-
lain said he did not know if the
Lakers of the NBA would take legal
action trying to stop him from
An official of the club indicated'
Los Angeles"would not"oppose
Chamberlain coaching but would
fight any attempt of his to play in
the ABA during the 1973-74 season.
General manager Pete Newell of
the Lakers issued a statement in
Los Angeles which said:
"The Lakers feel a sense of
loss with the departure of Wilt
Chamberlain. We wish him well.
The Lakers are proud they have
been able to obtain the NBA's
great promising young center
"Wet hope Wilt will have every
success as coach in San Diego and
certainly appreciate his many con-
tributions to past Lakers suc-
But then Newell added:
"As for his status as a player,
the Lakers' legal position, accord-
ing to attorney Allan Rothenberg,
is 'quite clear. Chamberlain has a
binding contract with the Lakers
for the 1973-74 season and the
Lakers will take all necessary
steps to prevent him from playing
with any club other than the
Reportedly, the huge pivot man
had signed a $1-million- contract
covering five years with the Lakers
when he arrived. His attorney, Sy
Goldberg, maintains that since the
five years have passed, his' client
is not under contract to the Lakers.
ABA commissioner S t o r e n
quipped that the former National
Basketball Association superstar
"may wind up being"a little bit
of everything with the Conquista-
dors - coach, player, general
manager, owner, usher, conces-
"I've been assured of a good,
very long future with the Con-
quistadors," said Chamberlainof.
the contract which reportedly is
underwritten partially by. the league
Wilt said he never had seen
the Q's play but had sees Ken-
tucky, Indiana, and Utah and
"they probably would be stand-
outs in either league."
"I've always had an apprehen-
sion with coaching. I hope my al-
leged run-ins with coaches will help
me avoid some of the pitfalls. My
thinking is-you don't try to handle
basketball players, you handle
horses and animals."
Dr. Leonard Bloom, owner of
the Q's, announced the.signing at
a news conference.
Bloom, a dentist who founded
the Q's last year, said, "When I
acquired this franchise I prom-
ised the fans that I would bring
superstars to the San 'Diego
sports scene. Wilt is just the
first. There will be others.
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Vista, where Bloom plans to
ready by the 1974-75 season.
In the meantime, Wilt and the
San Diego team will play at the
build a 20,000-seat stadium to be
3,200-seat Community Concourse
in downtown San Diego.
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