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rOctober 6, 1977-The Michigan Daily


fans crazy'

:W YORK (AP) - Whitey Herzog looked ap-
naively over his shoulder as masses of base-
ans moved into their blue seats at cavenous
ee Stadium,
[ope they left their flashlight batteries and
missiles at home," said the manager of the
as City Royals. " These people are dangerous."
iE PLAYOFF SERIES for the American
ue championship was just getting started and
dy Yankee fans were working themselves into
izied mood. One could hear a rumble like an
river. Taunts were hurled at the men in pale
niforms who rode in from the West.
in-pricking signs, hand-painted crudely on
sheets, began sprouting over the rails of the

"The Royals Got Bad Brett," read one, a play on
the name of the Royals' star third baseman and 1976
AL batting champion, George Brett.
There was nothing very untypical about this.
Defaming enemy players and needling them with
signs is traditional in ball parks everywhere - as
American as Kate Smith and apple pie.
Was Whitey too touchy?
"I GOT HIT with a battery thrown from the
stands last year," Herzog said. "Somebody threw a
plum at me. My outfielders had trouble catching fly
balls because they were dodging beer cans.
"I meant it when I said I hoped we'd play in
Baltimore or Boston instead of New York. Had
nothing to do with the Yankees. It's the fans.

They're crazy. They're not the Yankee fans I- usea
to know."
HERZOG AND HIS ROYALS haven't needed
any artificial stimulus to motivate their animosity
toward their American League rivals. They still
smart from their playoff loss to the Yanks last year,
decided by a last-minute home run by Chris Chain-
Herzog harbors bitterness over the Yankees' ap-
parent premature postponement of a July 25 game
at the Stadium, forcing the Royals to replay it on a
day off in August. Brett hasn't forgiven Yankees
Manager Billy Martin for sloughing off his brother,
Ken, a pitcher.
"I don't blame the players or Billy Martin; I
blame the Yankee management," Herzog said.



Booters erase errant Dearborn

e Michigan Soccer Club defeated
gh Dearborn squad 4-2 yester-
in a game that many thought
I never be played.
e visiting Dearborn team went



to Ferry Field while the Michigan
club was at Fuller Field. Finally,
after about an hour, the two teams
got together and played their game.
Michigan opened the scoring at the
eleven minute mark, when Bruce
Davidson blasted a shot off the hands
of the diving Dearborn goalie.
Ten minutes later, Michigan's
Dave Sutton, receiving a perfect pass
from Steve Schmidt, booted the ball
past the sprawling Dearborn goalie,
to put Michigan ahead, 2-0.
Dearborn came back with a goal
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with less than two minutes left in the
first half. The goal was fired into.the
upper right hand part of the goal,
p a s t Michigan goalie Richard
Walt Bianchi padded the Wolver'ine
lead only two minutes into the
shortened second half [because of the
late start, the halves were decreased
to 30 minutes from the usual 451 with
a hard shot past the helpless Dear-
born goalie.
Ralph Schwager increased Michi-
gan's lead to 4-1, stealing the ball
from the goalie and shooting it into
the open net.
Dearborn closed out the scoring of
the game on a penalty kick. The kick
came as a result of a questionable
tripping call against Michigan in the
penalty area.
"We're playing a much more
aggressive game with our halfbacks
at midfield," commented Michigan
coach Fred Grunewald. "Tom Cowen
did an outstanding job at defensive
Michigan, now 5-1, travels to
Mount Pleasant this Saturday to take

on Central Michigan in an afternoon
Weaver wins
Earl Weaver has been named
Major League Manager of the Year
in a poll conducted by The Sporting
tion said that other managers picked
Weaver for doing the best job under
the most trying circumstances. Be-
cause of the new free-agency rule in
baseball, Weaver lost four starting
players during the offseason, includ-
ing outfielders Reggie Jackson and
Don Baylor, pitcher Wayne Garland
and second baseman Bobby Grich.
Despite those losses, the Orioles
were in the American League's
Eastern Division championship race
until the last three days of the season.
Cufra is a region of oases near the
southwest corner of Libya, in the
midst of one of the world's most
impenetrable deserts.

t ur
By Scott Lewis..
Huckelby for Heisman.. .
not likely here
THE HEISMAN TROPHY, a miniature-sized statue of an old-time foot-
ball player, allegedly symbolizes individual college football excellence
in any given year.
As individual proficiency usually connotes membership on a successful
team - at least to those that vote for the Heisman - the trophy's recipient
usually represents one of college football's~superpowers.
But in spite of one University of Michigan's membership among the
gridiron elite for many years, there has been relatively little talk about a
Wolverine Heisman Trophy winner. Rob Lytle's very distant third place last
year was the highest a Michigan player has finished in many years.
But Detroit sportscaster Al Ackerman in a somewhat sarcastic attempt
to promote Harlan Huckleby for the prize this year, often has gone as far as
showing films of the Wolverine running back (including one clip-in which
Huckleby fumbles). He's also designed T-shirts with "Huckleby for Heis-
man" etched on them.
Unfortunately for Ackerman's campaign, however, Michigan is not the
proper locale for this type of promotion.
It takes more than one local sportscaster to bring a Heisman Trophy to a
player. At Michigan, due mostly to the football program's team-comes-first
philosophy, chances are slim that a Heisman winner will ever emerge.
"We have no aversions to promoting any individual but we wouldn't
want to get into those slick advertising campaigns like soie other schools,"
said Will Perry, Michigan's Sports Information Director. "We won't get in-
volved with that huckster-type of promotion at Michigan. That's like selling
a commodity."
Contrast this with the Pittsburgh Sports Information Department,
where publicizing 1976-winner Tony Dorsett's exploits took precedence to
promoting the team as a whole.
"We sent lots of personal stuff all over the country," said Kim Smith, an
assistant SID for the Panthers. "We sent slides and film clips of Tony to
major metropolitan area stations, and we also sent out a major booklet with
his press clippings. In addition, there were key people we tried to contact in
the wire services."
Most schools consider pre-season publicity very important, so that
"Heisman Trophy candidate" will precede the player's name in all wire
stories., Oklahoma State, with a legitimate candidate in halfback Terry
Miller, has actually contacted Pittsburgh's SID for tips on how to conduct its
own campaign.
As important as a thorough campaign from within the school's own
ranks is toward promoting a candidate, local media participation is also
"At places like Columbus (where Archie Griffin copped the award two
years in a row) you have writers there who are very involved with the local
football team, but it's not-that way here," said Perry. "The Detroit writers
have MSU, the Lions and other sports teams also to worry about."
Also, the smaller-city writers tend to act as cheerleaders for the football
program, while the Detroit-area writers are more cynical than loyal in their
treatment of the Wolverines.x i
Peiry also emphasized that the department would bekrmiss to promote
any single individual for the trophy when the team as a unit is of utmost im-
"We're more concerned about publicizing all our All-Americans and we
wouldn't take on an individual and put out a slick advertising campaign for
him. That's not the way we do things at Michigan," emphasized Perry.
The major difference between the outlooks at Pittsburgh and Michigan
is the relative importance of the trophy toward the overall football picture at
each school.
"We hear a lot of stories where the Heisman means so much to a
school," said Perry. "But at Michigan, the Heisman doesn't mean very
While at Pittsburgh:
"Tony brought so much publicity to our football program, that we
thought it fair to reciprocate him as far as publicity is concerned," said
Smith. "He just turned our football program around, and we're still reaping
the benefits of his winning the Heisman Trophy."
Ackerman will keep trying to promote Huckleby, and he will even sell
some shirts, but unless the tailback transfers to a more Heisman-prone
school, chances are Al's efforts will be in vain.




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Ilie Nastase is upset. First they
took away his new racquet. Then
they banned him from Davis Cup
competition next year. On top of all
that, he found to his shock that his
18-2 iark last week was not good
enough to win Griddes.
We understand, Nasty. Griddesp
can be disheartening. But for a small
Pizza Bob's pie with two items, it's a
chance worth taking. Get 'em into the
box at 420 Maynard by midnight

Friday. Mail entries will also b(
accepted as long as they're postJ
marked before the deadline.

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Ta iE GrtaRn A E-INE

1. MICHIGAN at Michigan State
(pick score)
2. Illinois at Wisconsin
3. Indiana at Northwestern
4. Minnesota at Iowa
5. Purdue at Ohio State
6. Oklahoma at Texas
7. UCLA at Stanford
8. California at Washington St.
9. Brigham Young at Oregon State
10. Dartmouth at Yale
11. Nebraska at Kansas State
12. LSU at Vanderbilt
13. Missouri at Iowa State
14. Pitt at Florida
15. Duke at S. Carolina
16. SMU at Baylor
17. Texas Tech atrArizona
18. Alabama at USC
19. Air Force at Navy
20. DAILY LIBELS at Ithaca



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