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Wednesday, January 17, 1973

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Page Nine

11

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Dolphin days . .
. flopping with Flipper
Randy Phillips
} OH MY GOD. The Dolphins won the whole thing! (Hopefully,
George Allen can forgive Him this once.) Can it be? Can
those very same aquatic creatures now claim the World Champ-
ionship to be theirs when so very few years ago they were the
laughing stock of the old AFL not to mention the real football
league - the NFL?
Those lean laughable years now mean so much more for me.
Growing up with the Dolphins may not seem quite like growing
up with the Giants or Jets. but those Dolphins were often remin-
iscent of the young Mets.
Certainly the Miami folks could have picked a not so queer
name as "The Dolphins." My choice in the name-the-team con-
test was "The Barracudas." Well, I was still young then. At
least, "The Barracudas" would have been a little tougher sound-
ing name. I guess, though, "The Dolphins" was an apt name for
those first few memorable seasons.
Anyways, the winner won two free season tickets - a not
so cherished prize in those days. And with Flipper flapping in
the endzone pond, you couldn't argue.
Front office men Joe Robbie, Joe Thomas, and Danny Thom-
as molded an awesome squad filled with great talent like Joe
Auer, Wille West, Wahoo McDaniels, and the coach's son at
quarterback, George Wilson, Jr.
And we all know and remember George Wilson, don't we?
That Lions' club has put out so many great coaches.
Wilson, Jr. was an all-nothing from Xavier. Auer was a
home-grown boy who ran back the first kick-off in Dolphin his-
tory 95 yards for a 'score. Needless to say, the Dolphins blew
the game. Wahoo, a terror at linebacker, now mauls his foes
on the mats as a professional wrestler on the Florida circuit.
Danny Thomas soon left those Dolphins for bigger and
better things such as Maxwell House commercials. That was
sad because Miami always considered Lebanese Danny to be
friendly despite his origins. That nose of his qualified him to
be made an honorary Jew.
Those hanky-waving throngs upwards of 80,000 a game start-
ed out as a handful of thousands all getting the best seats in the
house - the Orange Bowl. They're even thinking of painting the
Bowl orange these days.
My high school often played in the big stadium and for a
couple of games we pulled in nearly 25,000 spectators - more
than several Dolphin contests.'
I remember the time when students and senior citizens could
buy $1 dollar seats in the corners and then move near the mid-
field seats. Now my friends' parents have those same seats -
located at the minus 10 yard line - and pay $50 dollars for the
r season. The Dolphs have already moved in on the University
of Miami crowds. Not a bad business.
In the early days no one was a Dolphin fan - except for
a few weirdos. Everybody liked the Jets or Colts. Even the
local sportscaster was a former Colt announcer. B u t no-
body, but nooo-body had any love for those Green B a y
Packers. I hated the Packers almost as much as the Yankees,
and that was a lot.
When the Jets came to town it was like a neutral site.
Namath and Unitas were heroes and the fans flocked to see
them.
The days of amateurish ball, Gene Mingo missing 10 yard
field goals, and the "We want John Stofa" movement are long
past. Good drafts and trades and the biggest catch of them
all, Don Shula, has brought professionalism to the team and a
whole slew of victories and titles.
A few old time solid performers still hang around such as
Howard Twilley and Norm Evans. But even with all the talent
Miami has now, the Super Bowl was reached and won with
more than talent. Dallas and Kansas City are dripping w i t h
talent.
The Dolphins just play good solid ball-control football. And
they execute flawlessly.
Some viewers and some sports writers thought the game
Sunday (except for Garo's debut as quarterback) was dull.
In fact, they called the contest "boring". Remember that line,
Bo? Miami threw 11 times and Washington 18. That's not
exactly a Namath-Unitas aerial contest.
But look at both Super Bowl teams - Miami and Washington.
They are solid running squads that pass effectively to comple-
ment the running attack. Look also at Green Bay, Pittsburgh, and
Cleveland. All rely mainly on the run. All have strong defenses
and good kicking games. Certainly, Griese to Warfield or Twilley
could have connected much more frequently this season if it had
to. But Shula doesn't try it more. Miami wins. And if you're a
Dolphin fan, that's not boring at all.
Incidentally, two former Wolverines provided some of the
bigger thrills Sunday. Jim Mandich's diving grab at the two
set up Miami's second TD, and Mike Bass "hauled in" Garo's
only career pass and ran it' for Washington's lone tally. But
Purdue's Griese to Ohio State's Warfield's nullified TD pass play
was perhaps the prettiest of the game.
I nearly had two football championship teams to root for this
season. I can't complain. But you just have to feel sorry for a
fan from a city like Philadelphia. What's he got to live for?
The Phillies? The Eagles? The Flyers? Maybe God was on my

side this time around. Sorry, George.
SCORES
NBA Lander 39, wofford 36, (ot)
Atlanta 130, Detroit 129, overtime Voorhees 79, Claflin 78
Chicago 10, Portland 89 Franklin, Ind. 102, Northwood, Ind. 82
Milwaukee 108, Philadelphia 92 (ot)
Boston 106, Buffalo 102 Grace 109, Concordia 44
Seattle 125, KC-Omaha 122 Indiana Tech 86, St. Francis, Ind. 74
ABA I;Quinniplac 52, S. Conn. 49
Virginia 127, Memphis 122 Framingham St. 58, Fort Kent St. 51
Indiana 130, Denver 113 Princeton 44, Temple 37
NHL 'Wright 44, Temple 37
Minnesota 1, NY Islanders 0 !Wright St. 65, Rio Grande 64
WHA Northwestern 83, St. Joseph's, Ind. 77
Cleveland 4, Philadelphia 3 Ohio Northern 56 Heidelberg 49
Quebec 5, Ottawa 4, overtime Otterbein 77, Denison 74
College Basketball Lander 39 Wofford 36, (ot)
Minnesota 64, Marquette 53 Valdosta St. 94, Oglethorpe 73
Ohio University 89, Eastern Michigan 73 Fayetteville St. 92, Elizabeth City St. 82
Princeton 44, Temple 37 Lafayette 77, LeSalle 68
John Hopkins 89, West. Maryland 66 Siena' 78, Hartwick 76

TURNER SHINES:
Gophers

outlast

Marquette

By The Associated Press
MINNEAPOLIS - The sixth-
ranked Minnesota Gophers, with!
Clyde Turner scoring 20 points,
broke open the game with a stall
and then ran away from cold-
shooting Marquette with a fast-
break for a 64-53 victory in college
basketball last night.
Minnesota held a 50-43 lead with
6:01 left in the game, before a
crowd of 17,987 plus a closed-cir-
cuit television audience of 4,002
next-door in the hockey arena,
when the Gophers went into their
delaying tactics.
The Gophers held the ball until
Ron Behagen gave them a nine-
point lead at 4:27. The seventh-
ranked Warriors, 11-2 after their
second straight loss, closed to with-1
in five points, 56-51, in the final
two minutes on a basket by Allie1
McGuire.
Bob Nix and Greg Olson each
sank two free throws, then Turner
and Nix twice laid in fast-break
baskets in the closing seconds.
The Warriors were 23 of 77 from
the field, 29.9 per cent. Minnesota,
defending Big Ten champion with
an 11-1 record, was 27 of 50 for 54
per cent.

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sports
NIGHT EDITOR:
RICH STUCK
Larry McNeill, Marquette's lead-
ing scorer for the season, and
Maurice Lucas each had 16 points
for the Warriors. But McNeill
made only 6 of 25 shots from the
floor.
The Gophers took a 34-26 half-
time lead and increased it to 13
early in the second 20 minutes
before Marquette, chagrined by
two technical fouls against Coach
Al McGuire for protesting offen-
sive goaltending calls, pulled with-
in three points with 7:66 to play.
But that was as close as they got.
Behagen, Nix and Jim Brewer
had 10 points apiece for the Goph-
ers. Minnesota held a 48-38 edge
in rebounds.

AP Photo
Where's the ball?
Boston Celtic center Dave Cowens certainly doesn't seem to know
during action in last night's Celtic win over the Buffalo Braves.

Braves beaned
BUFFALO, N.Y.-John HavlicekI
bounced back from a scoreless!
third period and pumped in 16
points to lead a fourth-quarter rally
that lifted the Boston Celtics to a'
106-102 National Basketball Asso-
ciation victory over the Buffalo
Braves last night.
The Braves, who have never
beaten the Celtics in 14 meetings,
led 90-82 with 91/2 minutes left but+
the Celtics reeled off four con-
secutive baskets - three by Paul
Silas and one by Havlicek-to tie
the score.
After Bob Kauffman tallied for!
Buffalo, Havlicek tied the score
once more. Dave Cowens' layup
put the Celtics in front for good
with five minutes left and they
gradually built an eight-point lead
of their own.
Havlicek paced Boston with 33
points and Don Nelson added 18:
points, 14 in the second half.I
Si(ck)ers off ed
MILWAUKEE - Kareem Abdul-
Jabbar scored 28 points and Bob
Dandridge 23 last night as the
Milwaukee Bucks ran their Na-
tional Basketball Association win-
ning streak to six games with a
108-92 victory over the Philadel-!
phia 76ers.
Abdul-Jabbar scored 16 of his
points in the third quarter when
Milwaukee extended a 13-point
halftime lead to 31 points.
Fred Carter totaled 21 points for
Philadelphia, which has lost six
games in a row and 44 of 48 this
season.
Philadelphia guard Mike Price!
was assessed two teclnical fouls
and ejected with 2:38 left in the!
third quarter. Price angrily shout-!
ed at referee Richie Powers claim-
ing he had been fouled on a shot
seconds earlier.
TheBucks jumped to an 8-0 lead
and ran it to 24-12 late in the first7
period.
Milwaukee twice led by 17 points
in the second quarter before John
Q. Trapp led a brief rally that
narrowed the gap to 10 points.
Bulls blaze
CHICAGO-Chicago's free-wheel-
ing offense, led by Garfield Heard
and Bob Love, rolled to a 100-89
victory over Portland last night in
an error-troubled National Basket-
ball Association contest.
The Trail Blazers, winners of 3

Montreal
Boston
N.Y. Rangers
Buffalo
Detroit
Toronto
Vancouver
Chicago
Minnesota
Atlanta
Los Angeles
Pittsburgh
Philadelphia
St. Louis
California

East
W L T
26 6 11
28 10 4
28 13 3
23 14 7
21 16 6
15 2 6
12 27 6
West
24 16 3
/ 21 16 6
20 19 7
20 20 4
18 20 6
18 20 6
15 21 7
8 24 10

Pts GF
63 173
60 186
59 167
53 157
48 136
36 133
30 127

GA
95
121
112
124
131
141
194
12'7
119,
125
135
°141
154
144
176

only 11 games this season, did not
quit until the final three minutes
when they trailed 94-87.
But Heard and Love, each of
whom had 27 points, put the finish-
ing touches on the contest with
three baskets between them in the
final two minutes.
After grabbing a 46-38 halftime
lead, the Bulls moved ahead by as
many ias 13 points in the third
quarter behind the 17-point output
of Love and Heard.
Portland's Jeoff Petrie, who led
his team with 21 points, kept the
Trail Blazers in contention until
the final three minutes of play.
Sidney Wicksradded 20 points in a
losing cause.
Pro Standings
NHL

WRITER DONS TOGS

51
48
47
44
42
42
37
26

159
.139
121.
130
1.49
149
120
124

Pseudo
By JIM ECKER
Remember studying Jean-Paul
Sartre and Albert Camus in your
philosophy and English classes?
Well, a part of their existential
philosophy u r g e d experiencing'
life's various offerings whenever
the occasion arose: The more op-{
portunities seized, the richer the'
the individual's life.
Well, wrestling ;presents just '
such a chance for a rare mind-
boggling m e n t a 1 and physical
awakening.
Last December, Michigan's in-
tramural department staged its!
annualtgrappling competition for
students of all shapes, sizes, back-
ground and intelligence. One un-
suspecting suspect equipped with4
the bulk of a splinter, the limbs of
a spider and, the frame of a coat-
hanger volunteered for service.a
Jean-Paul and Albert, stand aside!1
Normally, a gangly, gawky, and
incredibly green grappler attracts
little attention at these shoddy af-.
fairs. However, when the rookie

jock hits victory circle

wrestler also doubles as a rookie
wrestling writer, a hertofore her-
alded match becomes the evening's
main event.
Referee Dave Curby (he spends
his spare time wrestling varsity)
called the principles of the fra-
ternity 160-pound opening round
match onto the mat. Suddenly,

med Ali psyche-out scowl, listened
inattentively. Refs shouldn't blab-
ber when you're psyching out the
opposition.
The horn burped its starting
connotation. First p e r i o d-one'
minute. I
The grapplers approached each
other hesitantly. (Grapplers always'

One unsuspecting suspect equipped with the
bulk of a splinter, the limbs of a spider and the'
frame of a coat-hanger volunteered for service.
p,."t: vw; :vrv,.F.R :e,%.;. . rvv.ri:4S '.}:v:4"}"

'Curbs' spotted t h e scurrilous
scribe.
"What's he grinning about?"
mused the pseudo jock. "I'm out
here to do battle and the ref's
laughing at me." Grim determina-
tion creased the grappler's furrow-
ed brow.
Curby explained the rules. The
rookie, wearing his best Muham-

Orr leads NHL All-Stars;
Sanderson Blazers settle
By The Associated Press
" MONTREAL-Bobby Orr, Boston's sensational defenseman, was!
the only unanimous choice yesterday for the National Hockey League
East Division All-Star team, which will face the West Jan. 30 at New
York's Madison Square Garden.
Orr, who missed 14 games of the season because of knee surgery,
received a perfect 120 points in voting by members of the Professional
Hockey Writers' Association in each of the eight East Division cities.
Goalie Ken Dryden of Montral was second in the voting with 114
points and was one of six Canadiens chosen among the 12 players
picked for the first two teams.
Selected with Orr and Dryden as starters were defenseman Guy
Lapointe of Montreal, center Phil Esposito of Boston, right wing Yvan
Cournoyer of Montreal and left wing Richard Martin of Buffalo.
* * *
* BOSTON-Derek Sanderson has agreed to a $1 million settle-
ment of his contract with the Philadelphia Blazers of the World Hockey
Association, the Boston Herald American said yesterday.
Sanderson, a former center with the Boston Bruins of the National!
Hockey League, has been injured and has not played for the past two
months with the Blazers, with whom he signed a $2.35 million, 10-year
contract last year.
The newspaper's report said Sanderson, 26, would become a free
agent later this week and would be able to.. negotiate with any pro
hockey team.
* * *
* PHILADELPHIA-Steve Carlton signed a contract with the
Philadelphia Phillies yesterday for a reported $165,000, making the
outstanding lefthander the highest paid pitcher in baseball.
Carlton won 27 and lost 10 for the Phillies last season, despite
pitching for the worst team in baseball. He posted a 1.98 earned run
average and led National League pitchers in almost every phase of the
game.

approach each other hesitantly in
the first period.) The rookie start-
ed dancing and darting, bobing
and weaving, dancing and pranc-
ing, searching for an enemy faux
pas and a shooting opportunity.
Jerry Hubbard (That's two-time
Big Ten champ and NCAA runner-
up Jerry Hubbard) zeroed in on
the action.
"You're too high, man, too high.
Bend over. Crouch down." The
rookie crouched and bended.
Unexpectedly, t h e adversary
lunged forward. The Daily's man-
on-the-scene lunged backward, the
standard defensive maneuver for
that situation. A standoff. Soon af-
ter, the first period ended, score-
less. So far, only the wrestler's
feet had contacted the mat.
The second period started with
the foe in the advantageous "wres-
tler's position." Our hero, on his
hands and knees, felt the lumber-
ing fool's sweaty left arm enclose
his waist from the rear.
The dastardly enemy pressed his
other arm in the small of the de-
fender's back. Clearly, not the
most advantageous of situations.
In a flash, the lithe journalist
sprang upward. A sharp elbow to
the midsection released him from
the flimsy fellow's grasp. He had
escaped.
An escape! One point and the
lead! In the excitement, the sec-
ond period expired before the
rookie recovered from his exhila-
rating conquest.
During intermission, the exhila-
ration gave way to an uneasy,
q u e a s y sensation. A churning;
grinding process enveloped the
scribe's stomach. Ninety seconds
of wrestling remained. One thought
struck the leader's mind: Stall.
Thankfully, third period position-
ing put Joe Journalist on top. On
Curby's signal, the stanza began.
If the assailant escapes, the lead
is lost. "Hang on, hang on."
With about 30 seconds remain-

ing, the grapplers left the wrestling
area, tripping off the mat. As the
now dazed dummy lay sprawled
on the floor, Curby warned his
sportswriter friends about the evils
of stalling.
"If you keep stalling, I'll have
to give the other guy a point,"
cautioned the Ann Arbor native.
"Let's go now!"
"Keep talking, Curbs. Keep talk-
ing. Warn me some more, keep
warning me," pleaded the physical
wreck.
"Cut it out. Get back on that
mat," ordered the, dispassionate
190 pounder.
"Come on, I'll get you all the ink
you want. Features, interviews,
advertisements for your dad's busi-
ness. Whatever you say, just keep
talking," he begged.
It was hopeless. Disaster beckon-
ed. Just when things looked bleak-
est, the opponents stumbled into
each other. Their eyes crossed. An
understanding nod passed between
them.
Thirty seconds later, the contest
over, two gassed grapplers hardly
cared when Curby raised the
sportswriter's arm in victory.
Wellwishers rushed the winning
wrestler. Coach Hubbard, first to
the sceneof the accident, played
the scribe:
"How do , you feel?" queried
Joliet's jester.
"Leave me alone," mumbled the
fatigued athlete. "You writers are
always messing around where you
don't belong.
DELTA SIGMA DELTA
Dental Fraternity
T.G.
FRI., JAN. 19
7 P.M.
1502 HILL, ANN ARBOR
LIVE BAND
REFRESHMENTS

New England
Cleveland
New York
Quebec
Ottawa
Philadelphia
Winnipeg,
Minnesota
Houston
Los Angeles
Alberta
Chicago

East
W L
25 16
25 16
23 23
21 21
18 22
17 26
West
26 18
22 19
20 17
20 21
18 22
13 27

Yesterday's Games
Toronto at Vancouver, inc.
Minnesota 1, N.Y. Islanders 0
Only games scheduled
Tonight's Games
Pittsburgh at Montreal
Toronto at California
New York Rangers at Los Angeles
Chicago at Detroit
Atlanta at St. Louis
Only games scheduled
WHA

T
1
1
0
1
3
Q
2
3'
4
4
,2
1

Pts GFi
51 183 -
51 153
46 192
43 158
39 158
34 154
54 170
47 142:
44 151C
44 152
38 129
27 120

Yesterday's Results
Los Angeles at Alberta, inc.
Minnesota at Winnipeg, inc.
Cleveland 4, Philadelphia 3
Ottawa 5, Quebec 4, ot.
Tonight's Games
Cleveland at Houston
New England at Chicagot

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UNIVERSITY
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AND MINORITIES
Jan. 17: Angell Hall, Aud. B-7:30 P.M.
PARTICIPANTS:
V.P. JOHN ROMANI, Opportunity Awards Program
GEORGE GOODMAN, Undergraduate Admissions
Assistant Director
ZENA ZUMETA, Commission for Women
PAUL JOHNSON, American Indians Unlimited
REPRESENTATIVE FROM TROTTER HOUSE
REPRESENTATIVE FROM MECHA
REPRESENTATIVE FROM GAY LIBERATION
JOE EISLEY, Assoc. Dean-Engineering School
SPONSORED BY: LSA STUDENT GOVERNMENT
PESC

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116
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168
186
193
138
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