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Page 10 -The Michigan Daily -

Thursday, December 1, 1983


Miami lucky for Geisler

Have A Seat
Toronto right wing Rick Vaive sits
down in front of the Red Wing bench
after colliding with teammate Dan
Daoust in first period action of the
Norris Division battle between
Detroit and the Maple Leafs at "--
Louis Arena last night. See story
page 9.
" r

Can you imagine losing three Rose
Bowls, an Orange Bowl and a Super
Bowl all in one career? Well this
dubious distinction belongs to Miami
Dolphin offensive lineman Jon Geisler.
This feat is more an anomaly than an
indication of an inability to win. While
Geisler played for the Wolverines from
1974-1978, Michigan was 38-8 overall
and lost only four Big Ten contests.
Today Geisler is playing next to 14-year
offensive line veteran Bob Keuchen-
burg on the powerful Miami Dolphins.
"I THOUGHT I had it made when we
walked into the home team locker room
in Pasadena before the Super Bowl,"
said the 6-4, 254-pound offensive guard.
Geisler and the Wolverines had dressed
in the visiting team side before their
three consecutive Rose Bowl losses
(1977-79). "We could never seem to
achieve the intensity of the Ohio State
game," he explained.

But Geisler's career itself has been
intense. He entered his junior year at
Michigan with no pro aspirations at all,
but by the end of the season "people
just knew he was good," said Michigan
line coach Paul Schudel. Between his
junior and senior years, Geisler
developed "the maturity and all the
things necessary to be a good lineman.
He kept getting better and better and
better," said Schudel. He was drafted
seventh in the first round by the
Dolphins in 1979 and has protected
quarterbacks ever since.
Geisler learned quickly what it took
to succeed in the NFL. He recalled the
first game of his second year, when he
was forced to start even with a serious
shoulder injury. "I could barely bench
press 200 pounds after my operation,
but I had to play anyway," he said.
"We had a game against the New York
Jets and I will never forget what Joe
Klecko can do." Geisler has done a lot
better since and he reports that playing
in the pros has been nothing but hard
been one of the least-heralded positions
in football, according to Geisler. "You
only get publicity when you do
something wrong" but "when we spring
a long touchdown run and keep the
quarterback from being sacked we get

a lot of satisfaction from it."
The Dolphins have certainly done a
good job in this department. Last year
the Miami line allowed the least QB
sacks in the NFL, and the success of
Dolphin rookie phenom Dan Marino
this year helps prove the point.
"I've grown up with football," said
Geisler. "It's awfully nice to be paid
for it."


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... tough luck in Pasadena
In the off-season, Geisler hopes to be
paid for the real estate business that he
and his wife Lori are trying to start in
the Ft. Lauderdale area. The couple
married in 1978 while Geisler was still
at Michigan and has one daughter,
Kristen, who was born in December of
"When she sees football she already
knows to look for her daddy on TV,"
Geisler said proudly of his daughter.
And you can bet that Kristen Geisler
wants to see Daddy win a Super Bowl.

We put the shop
back in shopping.

Fiv M'


At the corner of State
and Liberty in Ann Arbor, a
tradition is being revived. The
tradition of pleasurable, old
world-style shopping, at 222
State Plaza.
222 is a collection of six
distinctive shops, uniquely
positioned to enrich the State
Street area. There's a contem-
porary card shop. A natural
cosmetics shop. An English
toiletries shop. And more. For
the shopper who wants more
than the major malls can offer.
222 is designed for the
shopper who appreciates in-
timate settings. Friendly
shopkeepers. And carefully
selected merchandise that
literally can't be found any-
where else in Ann Arbor.
Stop in during the Grand
Opening-which coincides
with State Street's Midnight
Madness sales-and see for
yourself what a pleasurable
experience shopping can be.
At 222 State Plaza.
The shops at 222 State
Plaza are filled with clever
and unusual gift ideas.
Here are just a few holiday
Gilcrist & Soames

Rainbow Natural
This aptly named shop
offers moderately priced
natural cosmetics in a rain-
bow of colors. No tars, for-
maldehydes or alcohols to
irritate sensitive skin. Gift cer-
tificates are available, or you
may want to choose from a
selection of complementary
items, including the Stow-
away hair styling center, a
sturdy, wall-mountable
holder for hair dryers and
styling tools.
Made in America
American handicrafts
are the focus of this unique
shop. Hand-woven baskets,
wood carvings and blown-
glass art are just a few of the
many items you'll find, por-
traying our country's crafts-
manship at its best. You'll
also discover a variety of

American flags, produced
by the American Flag and
Banner Company. For the
patriot on your gift list!
Doodles is a contem-
porary paper and pen shop.
Known as "The Alternative
Card Shop," Doodles special-
izes in upbeat and often off-
beat forms of expression,
including wrapping paper,
cards and matchbooks.
Doodles is a 'must' stop for
those with a sweet tooth. Pick
and choose from an assort-
ment of very special
candies. "
Surroundings may be
described as a 'contemporary
lifestyles' shop, with house-
wares and paper goods

designed to create a personaI
statement. And speaking of
statements, here's a new
twist to the classic folding
butterfly chair: inter-
changeable canvas seats.
Frames and seats are sold
separately-mix and match
seat patterns to suit your
everchanging lifestyle!
The Gallery
The Gallery features
a fine selection of dramatic
framed posters and colorful
stretch fabric prints from
International Printworks.
Bijan's brass
sculptures of
wildlife themes
would make a
stunning addition to
any naturalist's
The six shops of 222
State Plaza will be open from
9:30 a.m. to 12 midnight on
Friday, December 2, to join
in the State Street Midnight
Madness celebration.
Stop by 222 first that
night for complimentary
refreshments, accompanied
by free entertainment by
Ann Arbor mime Perry
Perrault. Free balloons too!
Register to win one of
222 prizes at our exciting
Grand Opening drawing!-
Entry forms are available at
any 222 State Plaza shop.
Enter our exciting
Grand Opening

grickleffrs earn
All-Big Ten
From staff and wire service reports
Just as in the regular season,
Michigan finished second to Illinois in
placing players on the 1983 Associated
Press All-Big Ten team. The
Wolverines had five first team selec-
tions to the Illini's six.
Wolverine offensive linemen Tom
Dixon and Stefan Humphries were both
repeat selections, while noseguard Al
Sincich was one of only three juniors on
the team.
Ohio State's Keith Byars was the only
unanimous selection to the team,
although Humphries missed that honor
by just one vote.'
AP All-Big Ten Team
Wide receiver-Dave Moritz, Iowa
Wide receiver-Duane Gunn, Indiana
Guard-Chris Babyar, Illinois
Tackle-John Alt, Iowa
Tight end-John Frank, Ohio State
Quarterback-Chuck Long, Iowa
Running Back-Keith Byars. Ohio State
Running Back-Dwight Beverly, Illinois
Lineman-Mark Butkus, Illinois
Lineman-Don Thorp, Illinois
Lineman-Paul Hufford, Iowa
Linebacker-Larry Station, Iowa
Linebacker-Carl Banks, Michigan State
Linebacker-Rowland Tatum, Ohio State
Linebacker-Jim Melka, Wisconsin
Defensive back-Craig Swoope, Illinois
Defensive back-Garcia Lane, Ohio State
Punter-John Kidd, Northwestern
Second Team
Wide receiver-Al Toon Wisconsin
Wide receiver-David Williams, Illinois
Tackle-Bill Roberts, Ohio State
Canter-Joel Hilgenberg, Iowa
Guard-Kirk Loudermilk, Ohio State
Tackle-Jeff Deilenbach. Wisconsin
Tight end-Tim Brewster, Illinois
Quarterback-Jack Trudeau, Illinois
Running back-Ricky Edwards, Northwestern
Running back-Thomas Rooks, Illinois
Kicker-Chris White, Illinois
Lineman-Spencer Nelms, Ohio State
Lineman-Keith Cruise, Northwestern
Lineman-Tony Wanckett, Iowa
Linebacker-Peter Najarian, Minnesota
Linebacker-Mike Weingrad, Illinois
Defensive back-Phil Parker, Michigan State
Defensive back-Mike Stoops, Iowa
Defensive back-Mike Heaven, Illinois
Punter-Ralf Mojsiejenko, Michigan State
Stanley H. Kaplan
The Smart

This English import store
-first of its kind in America
--specializes in fine toiletries
and distinctive food items, in-
cluding marmalade, biscuits
and chutney. For a unique
gift, personalize a five ounce
bar of triple-milled soap with
an initial, and package it
in a handsome,
, container.

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