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SPORTS
Thursday, October 8, 1981

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Arbeznik now hits in radio booth

By JIM DWORMAN
Despite being a two-time All-Big Ten
selection at guard and co-captain of the
football team in his senior year, John
Arbeznik was an unknown on some cor-
ners of the Michigan campus.
"I'd go into the store to cash a check
,and no one had ever heard of me," said

Arbeznik, who lettered in football from
1977 through 1979.
THE LACK of recognition in Ann Ar-
bor remains with the Cleveland, Ohio
native who now serves as an analyst on
Toledo radio station WTOD's (1560 AM)
broadcasts of Michigan football.
Teamed with play-by-play man Jim
Wood, Arbeznik must perform in the

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shadow of Bob Ufer, whose broadcasts
are carried on powerful station WJR in
Detroit.
While Ufer's enthusiasm makes him
a favorite among the Blue radio
audience, Arbeznik and Wood deliver a
smoother, less emotional football
coverage. "He's just a natural," said
Wood of Arbeznik. "He's very easy to
converse with and very insightful."
What is unusual about this is that prior
to last year's Purdue game, Arbeznik
had never been in front of a
microphone.
ARBEZNIK DOWNPLAYS his lack
of experience: "I think broadcasters
are born. You can take com-
munications classes and learn about
the business, but I don't think any cour-
se could have taught me how to act on
the air.
"If Steve Grote (former Michigan
basketball player and NBC color com-
mentator) can make it, anyone can,"
joked Arbeznik.
According to Wood, who has been
doing play-by-play for Michigan foot-
ball since 1965, Arbeznik's biggest asset
as an analyst is his rapport with the
coaches and his understanding of the
game. Arbeznik acknowledges his foot-

ball connections and hopes to use them
to his advantage. "I want to get a
weekly thing with Bo going," he ex-
plained.
ARBEZNIK'S THREE years of
playing for Schembechler have also

proven valuable. He often predicts
what plays the coach will call.
"I can almost guess what the plays
will be," said the 6-3, 243 pounder. "It
scares me because if I know what's
going to happen you wonder what the
other team's defensive coordinator
knows." Arbeznik estimates his ac-
curacy at 80 percent.
While Arbeznik is certainly no Ufer,
he is not afraid of showing his emotions
on the air. "I almost got thrown out of

on weekends. His primary employment
is with Proctor and Gamble in Akron,
Ohio, where he is in the management
training program.
Before entering into the business
world, however, Arbeznik tried-out
with both the New Orleans Saints and
the New York Jets of the National
Football League. He was cut by both
teams because his skills as a pass
blocker weren't up to NFL standards.
"I wasn't your great, outstanding
talent," said Arbeznik. "But if I had
made it my goal, I could have played in
the league."
WHAT IT all boiled down to was
motivation. ,
"I didn't go to practice fired-up,
ready to play," reflected Arbeznik. "B
told us this at Michigan, and it's true;
all you're playing for in the NFL is
money. Some of them (former team-
mates)-Doug Marsh and Curtis
Greer-make quite a bit of money.
They have incentive. If there isn't
money, it isn't worth it."
The money wasn't there for a free-
agent offensive lineman named Arbez-
nik.

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"You're supposed to be really reserved
up there but when Michigan got rolling
up there I started shouting and poun-
ding on the window."
ARBEZNIK ONLY works for WTOD
SCORES
Baseball Playoffs
National League
Houston 1 Los Angeles 0(11innings)
(Houston leads series 2-0)!
Montreal 3, Philadelphia 1
(Montreal leads series 1-0)
American League
New York 5, Milwaukee 3
(New York leads series 1-0)
Oakland 2, Kansas City 1
(Oakland leads series, 2.0)
NHL.
Buffalo 5, Washington 3
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"Wh be in a situation where I'm a
marginal player when I could have
financial security?" said Arbeznik.
Prgctor and Gamble provided the
security.
Although Arbeznik's days on the
gridiron are gone, he still has a place in
his heart for Michigan football. "I'll
always want to keep in touch with my
past," he said. "Broadcasting keeps me
close to the team."
BILLBOARD
Today at 4:30 p.m. is the deadline to
sign up for intramural touch football.
Sign-up is being held at the IM Building.
A meeting will be held tonight for the
IM football managers of co-ree,
graduate and women's teams at 7:00
p.m. and at 8:00 p.m. for residence hall,
fraternity and independent teams.
These meetings will be held in the
wrestling room of the IM Building.
Tomorrow at 4:30 is the deadline for
sign-up for the all-campus golf tour-
nament. Participants should get a tee
time and pay green fees. The tourney
will be held on Sunday.
This Saturday and Sunday, the co-rec
tennis doubles tournament will be held
at the Palmer Tennis Courts by the
CCRB. Should there be rain, matches
will be played at the IM Building.

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Friday, October 9. 1981
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