Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on January 13, 1969 · Page 10
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Monday, January 13, 1969
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2—B THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS MONDAY, JANUARY 13, 1969 JETS MAKE GOOD ON JOE'S "GUARANTEE" Comes From Behind North Bumps South 27-16 In Sr. Bowl MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Players on the North squad voted to give the game ball to their coach after their 27-16 victory over the South in the annual Senior Bowl game — something an all-star team seldom does. Coach Allie Sherman of the New York Giants, who coached the Yankees to their victory Saturday, said, "I am touched by the gesture and consider this week one of the biggest thr.lls of my football life." More than 42,000 fans watched Bob Campbell of Penn State repeatedly tear through the South's line. He was voted the outstand ing back. But it was Ken Juskowich of West Virginia who turned the tide for the North. The South was leading 16-14 in the third period, but Juskowich's 37-yard field goal — longest ever in the Senior Bowl — put the North ahead. Moments later, Ron Prichard of Arizona State recovered a South fumble two yards out and Campbell plunged over for the decisive touchdown. Juskowich later kicked a 20- yard goal to cinch the victory. Charlie Winner of the St. Louis Cardinals, who coached the South, said the South lost two fumbles which led to touchdowns that spelled the difference. Each player on the winning team receives $1,000, while each losing player receives $750. BOWLING BANTAM LEAGUE High Series: Brian Lee 277; Robbie Johnson 235; Ted Whitlock 219; Larry Campbell 219; Joe Atkinson 210; Monty Joliiff 208. SATURDAY NITE MIXED LEAGUE High Series: Cindy Shafer 446; Kathy Wisniewski 414; Nancy Hayman 390; Debbie Kyle 382; Debra Richardson 366; Janice Shelton 360. Guy With Golden Arm Namath Drives AFL Champs To Shocker Over Colts, 16-7 MIAMI, FLA., JAN. 12—MITCHELL TAKES PASS AND HIT BY BAIRD—Baltimore end Tom Mitchell (84) takes a pass in the first period of the Super Bowl game from quarterback Earl Morrall and is hit immediately (bottom photo) by New York Jets defensive back Bill (AP Wirephoto) Baird. Namath Blasts NFL Fans, Writers "Nobody Gave Us A Chance- We're Here To Stay"--Joe MIAMI (AP) — Joe Namath had just led his New York Jets to a stunning 16-7 victory over the Baltimore Colts. He obviously was elated. He also was thirsty, dirty, tired—and bitter. "Are you one of those NFL writers?" he asked each reporter who approached him in the Jets dressing room. "Well, listen," he would say with a scowl, "AFL is here to stay and you'd! better believe it. I guarantee." Stripped to his football pants and socks, Namath slouched on a bench and the well wishers and writers strained to get near him. It was at least 100 degrees in the crowded Jets dressing room and he was soaked with perspiration. His long black mane hung down in damp ringlets. "Nobody believed we would win," he kept saying. "Nobody but the New York fans gave us a chance. Where were you guys?" At least 50 reporters were ringed around him scribbling down every word. "Hey, somebody get me another Pepsi," he RENT AN ELECTRIC WATER HEATER $195 PER MONTH Free 100 AMP 240V Service Special offer for Illinois Power electric customers. Free installation of 3-wire, 240 volt wiring service when you rent an electric water heater for an existing single or two-family dwelling. Monthly rental of $1.95 .includes complete 3-wlra electric installation, free Installation of heater, all plumbing and wiring, free service and repairs. No money down. Call our office for details. ILLINOIS POWER COMPANY IP yelled'. As if by magic, a full cup was pressed into his hands and four others were set down beside him. "Hey brother, watch it," he said to a photographer whose foot was dangerously close to the soft drink supply. "I want everybody to take notice," he said. "There's no champagne in the dressing room of the new world champions." After about 20 minutes of questions and congratulations, a little man wearing a Super Bowl straw hat pushed through and 1 tapped Joe on the arm, almost timidly. "Hey, Dad," he yelled "where'd you get that hat?" Then they hugged each other. "What are you shaking about?" John Namath asked his famous son. "I'm a little weak right now Dad," was the reply. Joe's mother was not at the game. "She never comes," he said. "Her nerves won't stand it, she swells up like a balloon." After an hour, Joe made his way to the training table and began cutting away the tape on his feet and knees. The purple scars on his knees stood 1 out in contrast against the white flesh. They were the only signs of wear on the 25-year-old former Alabama star who made football history when he signed a $400,000 contract with the Jets four years ago. "Do you feel sorry for Morrall?" he was asked. "Better him than me," replied Joe. "Do you think anyone would be crying for me now if the Colts had won? Hah!" Joe turned and tossed a wad of tape at a Jets trainer. It missed by a foot. "Excuse me," he said, "I overthrew." "He's the cock of the walk now," whispered one writer, "Yes," said! another, "he's on top. There's nobody like him." Joe was angered when some body asked him if the Super Bowl had been his greatest game. "You must be one of them NFL writers," he sneeered. "Just because we beat an NFL team doesn't mean it was our best game. "I was confident we would win ... we all were," he said "Confidence is one thing and over-confidence is something else. If we didn't have confi-j dence we shouldn't have been here." I Blues Shut Out Stars Bruins Romp Penguins To Grab Lead The hustling Boston Bruins who have stretched their current winning streak to seven games and taken 13 of their last 14 games, today stand in first Joe's outspoken victory predictions made headlines before the game and many writers forecast he would pay for his remarks when the Colts' defensive line got a shot at him. But they never really got to him. "I got good protection," he said. "It was a team effort. Everybody was great." Asked how the Colts compare with AFL teams, Namath said: "It's hard 1 to say. On any given day one of our better teams could whip one of their better teams and vice versa. The Colts didn't take any cheap shots. They came to play and they were businesslike." place of the Eastern Division of the National Hockey League. The Bruins passed the die Montreal Canadiens last night as they downed the Pittsburgh Penguins 8-4 on Boston ice, after trouncing the Canadiens 6-3 in Montreal Saturday. In other action Sunday, veteran goalie Glenn Hall registered his fifth shutout of the season as the St. Louis Blues stretched their lead in the Western Division to 16 points over Oakland, blanking the Minnesota North Stars 2-0. Two goals by Bobby Hull helped put the Chicago Black Hawks back into third place in the Eastern Division as the Black Hawks outskated the Los Angeles Kings 4-2 at Chicago Stadium. Toronto, idle Sunday, moved Chicago out of third 1 briefly Saturday with a 4-2 victory over Los Angeles, while the Black Hawks were losing 6-1 at St. Louis. Detroit, whose four-game winning streak gives signs they would like to move out of the Eastern Division cellar, arrived within a point of New York by beating Oakland 5-1 in Detroit. The Red Wings defeated New York 3-2 in Detroit Saturday. By BEN FUNK Associated Press Sports Writer MIAMI (AP) — The New York Jets are the grand champions of pro football, the American Football League has suddenly come of age, and Joe Na­ math is the greatest prophet in the sports world since Cassius Clay called the rounds in which his foes would fall. Namath, the golden arm and the jawbone of the Jets, "guaranteed" that the AFL upstarts would win the world title, and he backed it up all the way Sunday when he led New York to a spectacular 16-7 upset of the Baltimore Colts, proud kingpins of the National Football League. "Today we won," Broadway Joe exulted as the Colts walked in utter dejection off the battle- scarred Orange Bowl turf. "We'd win tomorrow or any otb er time. I told them all." In the thick gloom of the Colt dressing room, coach Don Shula said, "We've got to be men. It's just a shame for us to face the winter after all of the good things that happened to us before today. "Namath is everything that we've heard good about him. He beat our blitz more than we did him." In the two previous games of the World Series of pro football, the Green Bay Packers had clobbered the AFL entries, Kansas City arid Oakland, and Baltimore was an 18-point favorite to keep the NFL mystique alive. The game plan of the Colts was obvious. Their vaunted defense would take away the New York running game, opening the way for the big rush that would stop Namath. Then Earl Morrall's passes and the slashing runs of Tom Matte and Jerry Hill would carry Baltimore to the inevitable victory. But Namath tore the whole plan apart. Right from the beginning, he established the Jet rushing attack by ramming Matt Snell down the throats of the Colts. And when Baltimore still tried the blitz, he beat it repeatedly as he bombed the Colts wtih 17 completions in 28 tries for 206 yards. In fact, the Jets did to frus trated Baltimore just what the Colts had planned to do to them, Against a magnificent New York defense, Morrall and later the incomparable Johnny Unitas found all avenues to victory Morrell, the Cinderella man who replaced the injured Unitas and won distinction as the NFL's Most Valuable Player when he guided the Colts to 13-1 season, had been given added incentive by Namath's pre- game crowing that Morrall was no better than at least five passers in the NFL. But Morrall was unable to rise to the challenge. The scrambling Jets defenders allowed him only six completions in 17 throws for a measly 71 yards and came up with crucial interceptions that choked off ev ery threat the Colts mustered in the three quarters Morrall was in the game. "I don' think we did anything right," Shula said. "On defense we didn't play like we should and our offense didn't come up with the big plays like it has all season." Coach Weeb Ewbank, who won two NFL titles with the Colts and now has guided the Jets to the heights, said, "The Colts were great but we were greater. It was fabulous. Joe called another of his great games. "This is the start of a new era in pro football." Snell raced four yards for a kicked field goals of 32, 30 and nine yards, and New York held a commanding lead of 16-0 before the veteran Unitas came in for the final quarter and the Colts got on the scoreboard on a one-yard run by Jerry Hill. Big heroes of the New York defense were Randy Beverly, whose two end zone interceptions prevented what looked like sure Baltimore touchdowns, Johnny Sample, who stole another at the Jet two, and Jim Hudson, who swiped one at the New York 12. But the Jets salvaged three points on the drive when Turner connected with his first field goal. Soon afterward, Namath's passes to Sauer, Snell and Pete Lammons put Turner in position for his second! field goal to make it 13-0. Turner's third, in the last quarter, came after a drive in which Namath hit Sauer with passes good for 10 and 40 yards. Unitas, sidelined all through the regular season with an ailing arm, was ready to go back into action and near the end of the third period, when it was obvious that Morrall couldn't bring the Colts back, Shula called on Unitas for the miracle. The old' master sparked a brilliant 80-yard touchdown march that ended when Hill scored from the one. But the points came hard as the Jet defense, best in the AFL, held twice at the one. There was still time, with 3:14 left on the clock, and Baltimore hopes remained alive when an onside kick gave the Colts possession at the Jets 44. Unitas took them to the 19 but New York's defense lowered the boom by breaking up three Uni­ tas passes in a row. I was confident that I could move them and I did," said Uni­ tas, one of the all-time greats of the NFL. "Time just ran out on us." Eighteen point favorites?" Namath shouted through the din of the New York dressing room. "Never were so many people so wrong." Namath's 17 completions set a Super Bowl record. Snell topped the Jet rushers with 121 yards. The victorious Jets received 515,000 each to sweeten the night's work. The Colts got $7,500 a man. Namath said before the game the money "doesn't mean a thing." "The most important thing to me," said the game's flamboyant hero, "is to be known as the quarterback of the greatest team in pro football." And that he is. "We're the greatest team alive," Sample shouted. "We showed them," added defensive end Gerry Philbin. "We proved it. We knew that if we stopped them, Joe would take over." Linebacker Larry Grantham said, "The odds were foolish. We were, confident that Joe would get the points. Baltimore undersold our defense. It is so sweet." George Sauer, who led the Jet receivers with eight catches for 133 yards, got off on the wrong foot at the start. After David Lee had punted dead to the New York three in the first period, Namath hit Sauer with a shot pass but he fumbled and Ron Porter recovered for Baltimore at the Jets' 12. The sellout crowd of 75,377 thought this would be the start of a Colt landslide as Matte, rushing star of the Colts," rammed to the seven on the first play. But when Morrall aimed for Tom Mitchell in the end zone, the ball bounced off his left shoulder pad and w . n -S deflected to Beverly. Then Namath took the Jets 80 yards in 12 plays, with Snell hitting for gains of seven and 13 yards, taking a 12-yard pass from Namath, and running wide with a simple handoff for the touchdown. , ' ' ' Wth two minutes left in the half, the Colts were stopped by Sample's big interception. Breaking a tackle by Jim Hudson at the line of scrimmage, Matte had darted into the clear and just missed going all the way when Bill Baird caught him at the Jet 16. But when Morrall threw for Richardson in the end zone, Sample came across to pick it off. On the last play of the half, Hudson broke off another Colt threat with an interception on a bizarre Baltimore play. With the Colts on the Jet 41, Morrall handed off to Matte, who ran to his right and then tossed the ball back to Morrall, standing alone and unnoticed. Morrall had Jimmy Orr wide open near the goal, but failed to I Denver Pins Houston Pipers Trim Chaparrals; Up Div Lead By The Associated Press Weekend action in the Ameri-. can Basketball Association saw Minnesota and Oakland make more secure their leads in the Eastern and Western divisions respectively. The Minnesota Pipers took the measure of the Dallas Chaparrals 116-105 Sunday night. The Pipers trailed 48-47 at halftime, and then burst into a 40 point scoring spree in the third period to take the lead and keep it. Connie Hawkins with 29 points and Steve Vacendak with 27 paced the Pipers, but honors for the game went to Rookie Guard Glen Combs of Dallas with 34 points. In the only other ABA game Sunday night, the Denver Rockets got away to an earlyblead and made it stick to defeat Houston 124-117. Willie Somerset was high gun for Houston with 33 points, and Walt Piotkowski for Denver with 30 points. In the National Basketball Association Sunday night Milwaukee defeated Boston 114-110. Detroit took Cincinnati 113-111, and New York stopped San Diego 105-102. Oakland strengthened its hold on the ABA Western division Saturday night with a 108-105 victory over Denver. On the same night Indiana beat New Orleans 128-114, Kentucky nudged Dallas 89-86, Los Angeles took Houston 114-110, and Miami dropped New York 124111. see him. He threw for Hlil and Hudson came up with New York's third big interception of the first half. In spite of all of Baltimore 's troubles, the crowd waited expectantly for Shula to rally the team for a big second half comeback. But the Colts' fortunes failed to improve. On the first play after the intermission, Matte fumbled and Ralph Baker recovered for New York at the Colt 33. With Snell leading the attack, the Jets moved to a first down at the 11. Here the famed Baltimore defense finally rose up in force. Lenny Lyles ran Emerton Boozer out at the 17 for a loss of six and Bubba Smith got to Na-. math for a loss of eight more- one of only two times ttie Jet quarterback was dumped. HENRY FIELD'S EARLIEST TOMAT M SPECIAL! 200 SEEDS for only 10* BIG FAMILY SIZE PACKET POSTPAID •A THE EARLY RED BIRD Let us send this free gift... to help you have the best garden ever! We'll send you this full family-size packet (approximately 200 seeds) for just 10£ to cover postage and handling. 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