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that crazy town,
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Banked on three sides by the
gorgeous, often snow-capped San
Gabriel- Mountains, this hamlet ust
northwest of Los Angeles is an ideal
vacation spot. And best of all, there is
no crime. But then again, there is
nothing to steal.
Probably the most famous attraction
in Pasadena is the home of 87-year old
Edna Parks, the little old lady that only
drove her car on the weekends. Edna
has quite a racket going. She buys new
cars, drives them once around the block
on a Saturday morning, and then sells
them to used car dealers all over the
country for a huge loss.
ONE OF THE most popular hangouts
for the "in" Pasadena crowd is the
Denny's family restaurant on 2627 East
Colorado Blvd. Young people from all
over the area flock to this unique, yet
commonplace, eatery and stay all
hours rapping and chewing gum. The
only problem, though, is that there is a
7:30 p.m. curfew for all children under
the age of 34, in Pasadena.
True, Pasadena is much maligned,
and perhaps undeservedly so-then
again maybe not. For one day out of the
year Pasadena is quite the attraction.
Its parade and football game attracts
hundreds of thousands, plus millions
more on national TV. On this day
Pasadena is the toast of California.
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since 1970. when it was 6-5.
THE TIDE was beaten by Tennessee
in mid-season and has lost its last three
games (to LSU, Southern Mississippi,
and Auburn). The last time an Alabama
team lost three in a row was in 1957, the
year before Bryant became coach.
Alabama will be quarterbacked by
Walter Lewis and as always is a strong
running team, a trademark of college
football and Bryant-coached teams.
Fullback Ricky Moore shoulders the
bulk of Alabama's ground game.
Illinois, on the other hand, is pass-
oriented, the style of college football
witnessed with more frequency every
season. Led by Heisman Trophy can-
didate Tony Eason and the Big Ten's
leading receiver, Mike Martin, the Illini
offer one of the most wide-open offenses
in the country.
THE ILLINI (7-4, 6-3 in the Big Ten)
are coached by Mike White and will be
making their first bowl appearance
since the 1964 Rose Bowl. Alabama will
be appearing in a bowl for the 23rd
The Liberty Bowl will pay each
school about $500,000 this year because
of its worldwide television set-up. Add
to that the luster of the Bear, the ex-
citement of Eason, and the geographic
proximity of the two schools (a sell-out
is expected), and this game could easily
be one of the most exciting of the bowls.
Alabama, incidentally, was a par-
ticipant in the first Liberty Bowl, held
in Philadelphia in 1959. Penn State won
that one, 7-0.
Maryland (8-3) vs.
Pity the Washington Huskies. By
losing to the Cougars of Washington
State, they lost out on their chance to go
to Pasadena and meet Michigan in the
Rose Bowl. Instead, they have been
sentenced to Hawaii for Christmas to
compete against the Terrapins of
Maryland in the Aloha Bowl.
Although Don Ho will not sing the
national anthem, and Jack Lord will
not officiate the opening coin toss, the
inaugural Aloha Bowl will be an ex-
citing match-up featuring two talented
THE TERRAPINS are led by one of
the best-named quarterbacks in the
nation, Boomer Esiason. Boomer bom-
bed opposing secondaries for 2,302 yar-
ds and 18 touchdowns while leading the
Terps to an 8-3 season.
Esiason's primary target this season
was tight end John Tice, who hauled in
34 passes, including 11 against defen-
ding national champion Clemson.
Willie Joyner leads a potent
Maryland grond game. Joyner juked
for 1,039 yards during the campaign on
1787 carries, a 5.9 yards-per-carry
THE TERRAPINS' season was keyed
by a swarming defense that featured
All-ACC tackle Mark Duda and
Linebackers Joe Wilkins and Eric
The Huskies are not without their
weapons. They are capably quarter-
backed by Tom Cowan, who started the
last three games of the season and had
season stats of 64 completions for 800
yards and eight touchdowns.
Cowan threw to a trio of glue-fingered
receivers. Paul Skansi, Anthony Allen
and Aaron Williams combined for 115
receptions and 14 TD's.
Last year's Rose Bowl hero Jacque
Robinson was the ground attack for the.
9-2 Huskies. Robinson amassed 926
yards and seven scores for Don James'
Although Tom Selleck of Magnum
P.I. will not be an honorary official, the
Aloha Bowl will provide fans with two
quality teams competing in yet another
pretty holiday setting.
El Paso, Texas
North Carolina (7-4)
VS. Texas (9-2)
Christmas Day, The mere thought
evokes images of gifts, laughter,
families, and the Sun Bowl.
The Sun Bowl?
YES, IT appears that if the football
fans in the clan have their way, the
most family togetherness this Christ-
mas will be around the television. For
this Christmas afternoon, what may
well be one of the most exciting college
bowl games around will take place-the
Sun Bowl (DBS-TV, 3:00 EST).
If the Rose Bowl, the oldest of all the
bowl games, is the granddaddy of the
post-season matchups, then the Sun
Bowl must be the grandmommy
(groan). It is the second oldest bowl
game, introduced in 1933. Texas,
ranked tenth in the AP poll, and North
Carolina are this year's participants.
Both teams possess highly productive
offenses, with North Carolina sixth in
the nation in total yards gained per
game and Texas 20th. The Tar Heels'
most explosive weapon is tailback
Kelvin Bryant who, with a 106-yard-per-
game average, is the 12th leading
rusher in the nation. Both teams know
how to roll up the points, as exemplified
by the Long Horns 50-0 embarrassment
of inter-state rival Houston and North
Carolina's 62-8 thrashing of Navy.
Texas is hoping to corral Bryant &
Co. with its exceptional defense, which
is ninth in the country in total yards
surrendered per game. But the Long
Horns may have trouble scoring them-
selves, since North Carolina's defense
is even more stubborn-ranked second
in the nation in yards allowed per
This year's Sun Bowl will be the sixth
meeting between these two teams, who
first played in 1947. Texas has a one win
advantage in the series, but North
Carolina came out on top in the most
recent battle, a 16-7 decision in the 1980
Bluebonnet Bowl. So this year's game
may shape up to be a grudge match
between the Long Horns and the Tar
To attempt to predict the outcome of
this one would be futile. Due to the
strength of both team's offenses and
defenses, it will either be a high scoring
thriller or a low scoring nail-biter, with
no compromise in between. One predic-
tion can be confidently made, however.
If the Christmas dinner is put on the
table before the end of the Sun Bowl it's
gonna get cold. For this Texas-North
Carolina matchup will be one of the best
bowl games of the year; one which the
football fans in your family won't want
to miss a second of.
Boston College (8-2-1)
vs. Auburn (8-3)
Located some 200 miles north of
Miami is Orlando, Fla. Orlando is the
sight of the Orange Bowl's somewhat
lesser known cousin, the Tangerine
Eagle in t
tie with AC
But for the other 364 days of the year
Pasadena is. . . boring.
AND FOR THE average, fun-seeking
Michigan student my advice is to try
the town a few miles closed to the
Pacific Ocean-Los Angeles.
ButPif you are still determined to
spend your valuable vacation time near
the Rose Bowl here is a list of the more
interesting sights in Pasadena.
The Norton Simon Museum (located
on the corner of Colorado and Orange
Grove Blvds) has one of the finer pain-
ting collections in the nation. Among
those on display are the works of
Picasso, Rembrandt, Goya and Degas.
THE HUNTINGTON Library and
park grounds in the hills south of
Pasadena, contain an art gallery,
library, and botanical gardens with a
British flavor. The gallery contains one
of the most comprehensive and
distinguished collections of British 18th
and 19th century art outside London.
Among its paintings is Gainsborough's
The Huntington Library houses more
than 600,000 books and manuscripts,
specializing in British literature and
history; and the 207-acre botanical gar-
dens contain plants and trees from all
over the world.
Slightly east of the city (in the neigh-
boring Aracdia) the ponies will be run-
ning beginning Dec. 26 when Santa
Anita Racecourse opens its winter
season. Catch the excitement of quar-
terhorse and thoroughbred racing while
affording yourself the opportunity to
make a little cash.
And finally, Wendy 0. Williams and
her Plasmatics invade Pasadena's
Perkin's, Palace (129 N. Raymond
Ave.) for three obscene nights, Dec. 29,
30 and 31. Tickets to watch punkrocker
"Wendy WOW" and her mohawked
sidekicks sledgehammer a TV are
$11.75 for the first two nights, and $13.75
for New Year's Eve.
Winter sports liven
By Bill Hanson
If your idea of winter sports is
jogging to the refrigerator during all
the commercial breaks of the various
bowl games this vacation, don't read
But if you're not afraid to brave the
winter elements, you can do your body
some good-and have a good time doing
it-by participating in various "real"
IF YOU'RE A rookie-that is, if you
come from the sunbelt and have never
run around in the snow-the first bit of
advice any experienced winter spor-
tsman will tell you is to dress warmly.
Sounds like pretty simple advice,
doesn't it? It is, but every year people
ignore it and head outdoors dresses as
though they were going to a Beach Boys
concert. They end up c-c-c-cold and wet
and get mad at the person whose idea it
was to go outside.
Experts suggest the layered ap-
proach for dress. That means grab
anything you can feel, and don't stop
Unsuspecting ice skaters should watch of
local 12-year-old hockey thugs who love to,
tice their body checking on unsuspecting ska
putting on clothes until it looks and feels
as though you've gained 25 pounds.
ONE OTHER helpful hint: Don't go it
alone. Saint Bernards are hard to come
by in this country. So bring a friend and
your own hot chocolate or peppermint
schnapps, or whatever it is those mutts
carry around their necks.
Once you're dressed, you can pick
from any number of winter activities to
take advantage of the great outdoors.
Provided we get enough snow, cross
country skiing in this part of the state is
excellent. Favorite Ann Arbor locations
include the Huron Golf Course on E.
Huron River Drive and the Arb.
IF YOU HAVE a car and don't mind a
25-minute drive, the Pinckney
Recreation Area located a
northwest of Ann Arbo
recommended. The scene
pretty as you'll find in th
state, and there are plenty
that will pose a challeng
. If you don't have cross
and would like to ren
Bivouac, 330 S. State; Ra
ters, 637 S. Main; Wilde
ters, 333 S. Main; Sun & S
Stadium at Maple; or the
Downhill skiing can als
in the Ann Arbor area at p
Alpine Valley in Milford, o
an hour northeast of Ann
Mt. Brighton, about 30 minutes away.
CONDITIONS AT these resorts
Ut for depend a great deal on the weather, but
even when there is a lot of snow, some
prac- skiers say the slopes there are not
terS. always fantastic and prefer to travel a
bit further for their skiing pleasure.
University Ski Club President Scott
Lindsay said the climate is warmer and
the snow is lighter and fluffier in the
western part of the country, for exam-
bout 20 miles ple. Skiers don't have to worry about
or is highly icy conditions in the West like they
ry there is as sometimes do in Michigan, he said.
is part of the Lindsay also said he is most taken
of tough hills with the West's scenery. "It sticks in
e for even a your mind more than the skiing. It's
beautiful," he said.
ENGINEERING SENIOR Tim
country skis Callahan, another enthusiast, said that
t them, try conditions in the northern part of the
rness Outfit- state are much better than in the Ann
now, 2450 W. Arbor area. Among his favorite slopes
e Huron Golf there are Boyne Mountain and Boyne
Highlands, he said.
o be enjoyed Callahan said he's making the long
laces such as trip to Yakima, Washington over
ff M-59 about
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