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The Michigan Daily

Thursday, March 14, 1985

Page 7

Martin Oraniden
By Adam Martin
When USFL turns you off.. .
. Flutie keeps you watching
Have you caught a Generals game lately? Yeah, I'm talking about
the New Jersey Generals of the United States Football League. Still doesn't
sound familiar, huh?
The Generals, who feature two Heisman Trophy winners in their offensive
backfield, have appeared on ESPN several times in the last few weeks, most
recently with a 35-24 come-from-behind (run-from-behind) victory over the
LoS Angeles Express.
BFD; you're saying, right?
Well, don't get me wrong; I have as little respect as anybody for the USFL,
with its Spring schedule and audacious claims of competition for the NFL.
But being from Boston, I have one investment in a league that I formerly
vowed never to watch, read or think about.
Doug Flutie. There, It's coming back now. Either you're feeling a
supreme sense of admiration... or nausea, with a headache coming on.
Doug Flutie, for me, exemplifies the glory and triumphs of a local hero,
who catapulted a nothing school from the East to national heights. Boston
College reached three bowl games in the Flutie era, culminating in a victory
over Houston in Flutie's last stand at the Cotton Bowl.
Yes, I've been watching the Generals. No, I couldn't care less about the
trials and tribulations of any team from New Jersey, a state plagued by
chemicals and envy of its neighbor. I tune in for the sole purpose of being
continually mesmerized by the exploits of a 5-93 quarterback.
The Snake and the Bearded Wonder
Remember Dan Fouts? Or even K en Stabler, when the Snake was'
renowned for his offense? In his heyday, Stabler tossed numerous aerials to
tight end Dave Casper and split end Cliff Branch. You know, back when the
Raiders played in Oakland. Stabler was exciting; he kept you watching,
even when the outcome of that Raider-Bronco game was... well, un-
necessary.
Dan Fouts was similar, at least when the Chargers challenged. I used to
watch Fouts when I needed my fill of airborne offense. His style was cap-
tivating, even sexy. Bo's football is sometimes dull, maybe a lot of the time.
But Fouts' method kept people watching, hoping the Bearded Wonder would
reach 500 yards in total offense every game.
Doug Flutie has the potential to surpass Fouts and Stabler on the ex-
citement scale. The Generals' rookie passed for an NCAA record 10,579 yar-
ds in his stintat the BC helm, 472 of which he recorded on a November day
when the decade's divine event - The Pass - was bestowed.
Flutie's air efforts have been less than inspiring in three games with New
Jersey, but that will change. In only his second professional contest, Donald
Trump's multi-million-dollar investment nailed three touchdown passes.
And last weekend, with his arm forces out of sync, Flutie ran for three
touchdowns, lifting the Generals to their second victory against one loss.
P And you still weren't watching.
Everybody knows some of sports greatest moments occur during the
Spring. Spring training gets the mind thinking baseball, college basketball
reaches it's finest hour, and the long pro basketball and hockey seasons
climax.
That's the problem (or godsend). The USFL just can't assert itself among
the attractions of Spring.
But Doug Flutie can, and will. It's a shame none of the major networks will
give the USFL a contract. Flutie's magic is enticing. He seems able to
manipulate any situation to his - and the team's - advantage.
"We've all seen Doug play," said New Jersey offensive tackle, Kari Yli-
Renko, in Monday's New York Times, "and we knew he was sensational but
just not how sensational."
Chances are, Flutie will become even more sensational as he equates hirr-
self (with linebackers' help) to his new environment.
Whether the USFL folds or tries its hand at a fall schedule, keep an eye on
the little man; he's worth it.
Lemon's three-run
homer beats Boston

MIDDAUGH WARY OF GETTING BURNED IN SOUTHERN WARM-UP
IBatsmen open season in Texas

By CHRIS GERBASI
Looking for work.
Many Michigan residents have
traveled south to Texas to search for
better working opportunities, and
Michigan's baseball team is no excep-
tion.
THE WOLVERINES open their
spring schedule today deep in the heart
of the Lone Star state, hoping to play, or
work, themselves into shape.
The team has been holding practices
in the indoor football facility -but has
had little opportunity to get outside.
Edinburg, Texas should provide that
opportunity. Edinburg is located near
the Mexican border, not too far from
Monterrey, Mexico. The temperature
expected in Monterrey today? Only 86.
Sounds like warm, sunny baseball
weather, and you can be sure Houston's
Astrodome won't collapse due to heavy
snow.
MICHIGAN plays against the host
university, Pdn American, tonight and
will also face Kansas, Kansas State,

Northern Iowa and Miami of Ohio on
the 10-day, 11-game trip.
Coach Bud Middaugh hopes to get off
to a better start than a year ago, when
his team went 3-7 down south.
"This trip is just as important as last
year," he said. "Anytime you play a
game, you go out to win, so it's awful
important. We were fortunate to get
back in it last year."
ALTHOUGH Michigan is ranked 19th
nationally, Middaugh hesitates to make
comparisons between this year's team
and last year's version which went 43-20
and won the Big Ten championship.
The Wolverines lost only one starter,
catcher Rich Bair, while the pitching
corps will miss starters Gary Wayne
and Bill Shuta. But Middaugh will have
junior righthander Scott Kamieniecki
(8-4, 4.20 era) as the cornerstone of his
staff.
the top returning starter is junior
shortstop Barry Larkin. Larkin, who
hit .363 in 1984, became the first
sophomore to earn Big Ten Player of
the Year honors. He was also named to
the Coaches All-America team and is a
good bet to make the team again this
year.
But Larkin is far from the lone star on
the squad. In fact, he wasn't even
Michigan's Most Valuable Player last
year. That distinction belongs to first
baseman Ken Hayward, who hit .342
with 12 homers and 64 runs batted in.
Hayward, a senior, also collected eight
wins and five saves pitching out of the
bullpen.
THE REST of the returning starters
are second baseman C.J. Beshke, third
baseman Matt Siuda and outfielders
Jeff Minick, Mike Watters and Kurt
Zimmerman. Junior Casey Close will
also see action in the outfield, on the
mound and as a designated hitter.
While the line-up appears to be well-
set with solid veterans, four freshmen
will make the trip. Pitchers Mike
Ignasiak and Jim Agemy, outfielder
Eddie Woolwin and infielder Jeff Kiel
will try to break into the lineup.

Daily Photo by DOUG McMAHON
Entering his sixth season as Michigan's baseball coach, Bud Middaugh leads
the 19th-ranked Wolverines into Texas today to begin the season with a 10
day, 11game road trip.

"I don't experiment," said Mid-
daugh. "But I'll play a guy if he shows
he deserves the opportunity to play.
And they'll have to play well to stay in
there."
Whether the Wolverines play well at
all is a question mark considering this
is their first action of '85. Teams from
the West and South have been playing
games for weeks while Middaugh and
his players have'only gotten their feet
wet, literally, in the Michigan weather.

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last night, but put
riment with radio PITTSBURGH (AP) - Louis
eivers in helmets Sleigher and Geoff Courtnall scored on
signed to shorten the first two shots of the game to start a
five-goal first period that carried the
the rules involved Boston Bruins to a 7-3 National Hockey
Competition Com- League victory over the Pittsburgh
v more incidental Penquins last night.
receiver and a
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eing called. seconds after the game started, a goal
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nded arm to a and allowed the score.
now the rule in
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more protection Roberto Romano from a sharp angle
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clarifications of Fergus lifted in Morris Lukowich's
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WINTERHAVEN, Fla. (AP)-Chet
Lemon broke a tie with a three-run
homer in the sixth inning of his
exhibition season debut yesterday, lif-
ting the Detroit Tigers to a 6-2 victory
over the Boston Red Sox.
Mike Laga, hitless in five previous
games, also belted a long homer off
Boston relief ace Bob Stanley in the nin-
th inning as the Tigers roared to their
fifth victory in a row since an opening 3-
2 loss to the Red Sox last Friday.
BOSTON took a 2-1 lead in the fifth
with two runs, one unearned, against
rookie Randy O'Neal, but the Tigers
bounced right back against Jim Dor-
sey.I
Mary Poley singled and was forced at
second by Doug Baker. Chris Pittaro

walked and, one out later, Jim Weaver
singled home the tying run. Lemon,
who has been nursing a pulled ham-
string, hit Dorsey's next pitch off the
left field screen for a homer.
Dan Petry, an 18-game winner last
year, blanked Boston for three innings
for the second time within a week,
allowing just one hit.
Boston southpaw Bobby Ojeda
surrendered eight hits and one walk in
four innings, but Detroit managed only
one run on Larry Herndon's double and
two infield grounders in the third.
In the Boston fifth, Wade Boggs hit an
RBI single and when the ball got by
Weaver in left for an error, another run
scored.

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