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Club Sports Roundup
"It just wasn't a eose game," said David Weber of last Saturday's match,
and how right he was, as the Michigan Rugby Club blew out its Grand Rapids
counterparts, 51-9.'
The scoring looked like the team roster; everybody got into the act. "We
scored so many that I can't remember them all," said Weber. Michigan
scored 10 tries (four points each) against Grand Rapids. Tony Menyhart and
Dave Kieris notched two tries, Mark Curry, Tom McLoughlin, and David
Weber each had one try. Mark Hoch kicked in nine points, while Greg Rose
booted two points.
"We had a really balanced attack," said Michigan's Greg Rose. "We
played one of our better games."
The ruggers' next match is this Saturday against Ohio State at Elbel Field.
The first game will be at 9:00 a.m. with the second game following at 10:30
The Michigan women's varsity and novice rowing teams travelled to
Michigan State on Saturday Nov. 7 to compete against the Spartans in the
1500 meter races.
The varsity stroked into first place in both the eight- and four-person
categories. In the eight-rower boat,- Michigan's first place time was 5:47
while the two trailing MSU boats both came in with times over six minutes.
In the four-rower race, Michigan edged a first place win with a time of 6:07
while the Spartans came in close behind in 6:08.7. "We hadn't even been
training in a four so we're pretty proud of that," said Michigan's Sandy Ken-
Michigan's novice team did not fair as well. In the 'A' squad race MSU
took first place with a time of 5:47.8 to Michigan's 6:24.9 time. The Michigan
'B' squad came out on top, however, as both of its boats finished ahead of
State's lone entry with times of 6:17 and 6:28, leaving MSU to come over
third with a time of 6:38.
The women's races will resume next in the spring.
The Michigan sailing team captured the "Area 'A' Elimination" race last
weekend at Baseline Lake. The victory qualifies the team for a spot in the
Timme Angsten Memorial Regatta, to be held in Chicago after
Thanksgiving. This regatta is hailed as the biggest meet in the fall, bringing
in 18 teams from around the country.
Six teams participated in the "Area 'A' Elimination," of which the top
three-Michigan; which posted a top score of 18 points; Notre Dame, coming
in second at 33 points; and Michigan State, which took third with 36 points-
qualified for the Angsten Regatta. Michigan came through with the lowest
scores in both divisions.'
The Michigan sailors consisted of Scott Ferguson, Jorge Freeland, Doug
Wefer, Dave Brede, Tom Danilek, Beth Borton, Dave Watt, Chris Herbster,
Scott Bird, Liz Whalen and Laurie Neumann.
"I thought it was good that we had so many people sail. Our worst finish
was a third," said Michigan's Doug Wefer. "Last year we were fifth (in the
Angsten Regatta). We should win the regatta this year if we sail well."
The Club Sports Roundup relates briefly the activities of the
Michigan club sports during the previous week. This week's infor-
mation was compiled by Daily sports writer Tam Bentley.


The Michigan Daily-Tuesday, November 17, 1981-Page 9
Cosell an enigma...
... but here's to his good points

"The two biggest liars in the world are
the people who tell you they don't watch
'Dallas' or listen to Howard Cosell."
-Beano Cook, CBS-TV publicist
Cosell burst upon the scene in 1970 with the advent
of Monday Night Football, and for the past 12 years
he has been one of the most controversial figures in
sports. Cosell's opinion has brought him to the depths
of unpopularity. Yet through it all, Cosell has
established a code of excellence that may never be
Gregory Aiello, the assistant director of public
relations for the Dallas Cowboys, speaks for the en-
tire organization when he says, "We like Howard
very much, he does an excellent job."
On the other side of the coin is an organization like
the New York Giants. The Giants have been a poor
team for the past 17 years, and have met harsh
criticism from Cosell over the years. George Young,
general-manager of the Giants makes his feelings
clear when he says, "I respect Howard for what he is
... a showman. But as far as football is concerned, he
is certainly no expert."
Thousands of fans share Young's sentiments. Since
Howard has never played the game, the fans claim,
he should keep his opinions on player performance to
It is true that Cosell was never a professional
athlete. But after having covered and studied these
sports for over 25 years, Cosell is certainly very
Boxing's his forte
Where in recent years Cosell has been criticized for
his football coverage, he has gained immeasurable
respect in the sport of boxing. He has been successful

in part because of his relationship with Muhammad
Ali. Cosell and Ali hit the national spotlight together,
as Cosell extolled All's tremendous boxing skills.
Yet the Cosell-Ali relationship is a perfect example
of Cosell's professionalism and objectivity. Cosell has
remained an Ali fan, while criticizing the former
heavyweight champ for his repeated comeback at-
tempts. Of greater significance is the fact that Cosell
was the first person in journalism to recognize Ali's
change of name from Cassius Clay, and religion from
Christianity to Islam.
Another classic Cosell relationship is the one he has
established with Sugar Ray Leonard. Cosell covered
Leonard at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal,
and has been the expert commentator for several of
Leonard's fights. No one understands the success and
charisma of Leonard better than Cosell, as he was the
first person to recognize Leonard's electric per-
sonality back in 1976.
Two aspects of the Cosell style that bring constant
complaint are his usage of vocabulary, and his con-
troversial, outspoken opinions. For years it has been
said that Cosell talks down to people and uses pom-
pous, "big" words. This complaint is simply getting
boring. Cosell has his own, distinct style, and it is a
pleasure to listen to him speak, compared to an
uneducated ex-jock who has a poor understanding of
the English language.
Likewise, Cosell should be applauded for confron-
ting the issues. George Young believes that in many
ways Cosell has been unfair to the Giant
management. While Young has a brilliant football
mind, and is in the process of rebuilding the Giants,
he cannot blame Cosell for pointing out certain
deficiencies in the organization. In this regard, Cosell
is representing the Giant fan who hasn't seen a
decent team in almost two decades.
Monday night Cosell tune-out
A recent fad, adhered to by few, consists of tuning

out Cosell. The indignant fan turns on ABC but listens
to the radio, thus sparing himself from listening to
Cosell. Tuning out Cosell has not, however, proven to
be a widespread phenomenon. As recent Nielson
ratings point out, ABC and Cosell won a 21.4 rating,
compared to the local New York station (WPIX) with
only a 9.4 rating, during their respective broadcasts
of the fifth and deciding game of the New York
Yankee-Milwaukee Brewer playoff series. Apparen-
tly, the Yankee fans prefer listening to Cosell.
It is important to note hege that NBC, in its covering
the Philadelphia Phillie-Montreal Expo series lost to
the local Philadelphia station (WPHL), 19.6 to 11.9.
Cosell's presence in the ABC booth is obviously a
boost to the ratings.
Beano Cook's statement continues to ring true, as
Cosell is firmly established as one of the biggest
draws on the special awards dinner circuit. Cosell
can name his price, and not even come close to accep-
ting all the invitations to speak that he annually
receives. Cosell has also received numerous awards
for his journalistic excellence. He is recognized by his
peers as the best at what he does.
And recognizing Cosell's function is crucial. On
Monday Night Football, Cosell is not used as an ex-
pert. The football experts are Frank Gifford, Don
Meredith and Fran Tarkenton. Cosell is used for
"player insights." He interviews players, and con-
veys their attitudes to the audience. Cosell's superior
"player insights" are not only a brilliant innovation,
but make the telecast different and highly
What Cosell does is add an extra dimension to his
broadcasts. His insights, questions and opinions are
intelligent. He challenges the fan to think and react.
Cosell will not be fully appreciated until his complete
retirement. He will not be recognized as the master
that he is, and his professionalism will continue to be
criticized. What the fan should do next Monday night
is not complain, but listen,,sit back, and enjoy the

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Donakowski advances

Except for Gerard Donakowski, the
only Wolverine harrier to qualify for
the NCAA national meet, the 1981
Michigan cross-country campaign is
The Wolverines' eighth-place finish
last weekend at the NCAA District IV
championship in Milwaukee was not
enough to advance them to the national
meet at Wichita, Kansas next Monday.
Only the top three teams - division
chamnp Wisconsin, runner-up Min-
nesota, and third-place Illinois -
qualified for the Wichita race.
DONAKOWSKI'S fifth-place overall
finish (30.29) enables him to compete in
the NCAA meet as an individual
"To be in the top 25 for nationals is our
primary goal," explained coach Ron
Warhurst, noting that if Donakowski
were to finish that high he would cap-
ture All-American honors.
Following Donakowski for Michigan
were Jim Schmidt, who placed 37th last
weekend with a time of 31:20, Bill
Brady (46th) who completed the 10,000
meter course in 31:36.
O'REILLY, WHO was expected to be
one of the Wolverines' strongest run-
ners (along with Donakowski) finished
at a disappointing 51st spot at 31:43,
while Steve Brandt crossed the tape .01
seconds later to capture the 53rd place.
This meet marked the last race Brandt
will run in at Michigan since he is
graduating this spring. Brandt is the
only harrier on the traveling squad who
will not be returning next year.
Despite its failure to qualify for the
national meet, Warhurst was not disap-
pointed with his team. "Everyone ran
about how I expected them to - except
Donakowski who ran a really great
race," said Warhurst.
"It would have been extremely dif-
ficult to have qualified. Everyone (who
scored) would have had to move up 15
positins, except Donakowski."
Tumblers take tourney
Behind the all-around championship
performance of Wolverine Milan
Stanovich, the Michigan men's gym-
nastics team captured the Bronco All-
American Classic title at Western
Michigan University last Friday.
Michigan tallied 158.35 to outpoint
T:4- CS

Illinois State and Southern Illinois, wh-
o totalled the 153.3 and 150.9, respec-
tively. Michigan State, the only other
Big Ten school at the meet, finished fif-
th in the six team match.
EN ROUTE to winning the all-
around title with 52.9 points (in six
events), Stanovich took first place in
the pommel horse (8.55) and came in
second in vaulting (8.55). Team mem-
bers Al Berger and Kevin McKee also
garnered firsts for the Wolverines, as
Berger swung to a 9.3 score on the rings
and McKee took the floor exercise, also
with a 9.3.
"It was a great team effort," said
coach Newt Loken of the victory. "In
each event, at least three guys (three
gymnasts place in each event) really
fired up and gave us those valuable
team points."
Merrick Horn, who finished sixth
overall and third on the floor exercise,
and Dino Manus, second on the parallel
bars, rounded out the five man all-
around team.
The Wolverines will face a bigger
challenge next week at the Buckeye In-
vitational in Columbus. Looking back,
Loken said, "It (the win at Western)
gave the all-arounders confidence of
hitting their sets against formidable

"Come on Futhermuckers! Let's go
Do these cheers seem off the wall? or
just down right disgusting? Well, if you
ever walk by Mitchell Field while an in-
tramural football game was going on
these yells of encouragement would not
seem so strange. When it comes to
naming intramural 'sports teams
Michigan students are original, funny
and often times somewhat perverted.
BY JUST SKIMMING over the list of
names one can see that sex palys a big
part in student's minds. Names such as
Deep Cleats, whichrefers to the movie
"Deep Throat", and the Fred Shackers,
which according to team member Mike
Cosenza is appropriate for an all male
dorm since "shacking up is the only
thing on their minds," are just a few.
Other sexually oriented names tend to
be four-letter words from other
languages such as the Baise Toi, the
Hensdale Yentzers, and the Little Sch-
Another name which at first glance
seems innocent but, when taken a
closer look at becomes raunchy is
Fubars. "It stands for F---ed Up
Beyond All Relief, Recognition, Reality,
or whatever," said Mark Fischer, a
member of several Fubars teams."The
'R' can stand for whatever you want it
Team names also often originate
from other people or objects.
"Disturbed Furniture," "Intoxicated
Eight," and "The Dregs" are all named
after musical bands. "Funky
Grovites", is so named because three of

its players come from Groves High
School in Detroit. Others include the
"Spud Boys," which comes from a
Devo song, "Tuff Puff," the name used
for a women's team because women's
football in high school is called
"Powderpuff Football", "Bush Bun-
nies", a women's team from Bush Hall
in South Quad, and "Spoon River", which
to most people is a title of a book by
Edgar Lee Master, but according to
Andrew Rudy is used for his team
because "the book has a collection of
characters that fit the personalitites of
the players."
OTHER TEAMS pick their names af-
ter people, some famous and some not
so famous. The "Big Dogs" are named
after Michigan's basketball star Thad
Garner while "the Zukowski's" are
named after an athletic director in
Elliott House. Although Zukowski is not
as famous as Garner, "the name fits the
type of team we have ; lousy", contends
team member Jim Dworman.
However, the team names from the
Graduate and Faculty league probably
have to rank as the most unique. These
are names in which you have to be in a
particular Graduate school of Faculty
Department to know the meaning of it.
One would have to be a medical student
to know that "9-0 Silk" is named after a
very fine surgical silk or that "Trichobe
oar" is the name used to describe when
swallowed hair accumulates in the
Although the level of play of in-
tramural sports teams may not quite be
Big Ten material, some of the names
are undoubtedly more fearful.

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Deadline to NFF, Washington, D.C., Dec. 18, 1981
Deadline for receipt of GRE examination registration forms
is Dec. 3, 1981.
Accomplished Teacher of Kundalini Yoga
will discuss:
Wednesday, Nov. 18, 8:00 pm
Kuenzel Room, Michigan Union
Saturday, Nov. 21
9:30 am-12:30 pm $10
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Article I-
The Right to Throttle a Bottle.


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MBA Blue Angels 14, Psycho Rides again 6
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The Mules 6, Male Chauvinist Pigskins 0
Alumni of Apt. C 22, Exterminators 6
Destroyers 20, The M.C's 0

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Article II.:
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Article III.'
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Teilhard Centennial Celebration in Ann Arbor -1981
November 19, Thursday, 8:00 p.m., Rackham Amphitheatre
"THE POLITICS OF COMPASSION: Implications of Teilhard's
Thought for Socio-Political Life Today" -Prof. Robert A. Ludwig
OF BECOMING" -Prof. Henryk Skolimowski
Prof. Ludwig currently in the Theology Department of Loyola University in Chi-
cago participated earlier this year in the Boulder Forum on Evolution honoring
Teilhard de Chardin.



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You Get Two Drinks For the Price of One!
Every Wednesday Night
Article IV
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Pitcher Night

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