Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on January 17, 1969 · Page 10
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Friday, January 17, 1969
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8—B THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS FRIDAY, JANUARY 17, 1969 The emotional suffering of an athlete is usually lost in the cheers or boos that accompany his performance. NEA's Ira Berkow investigates the emotional torment an uthlefe goes through and provides new insight into this rarely-explored subject on today's ... Sports 9 Pressure Cooker: Fan Approval NEW YORK — (NEA) — It was recently reported that Vic Davalillo, California Angel outfielder, suffered a n e rvous breakdown while playing the Venezuelan winter league. On the same day .another story included the fact that Tom Matte of the Baltimore Colts has ulcers. We get a brief insight into an aspect of athletics that we (1) aren't aware of or (2) even if aware of, don't really give a damn about. When athletes perform to our satisfaction, we applaud them. When they make mistakes, we boo. For all the "in depth" feature articles, for tall the "close up" views by photo-journalism about athletes as human beings we still view them as robots, effective or defective. The pressures of winning or losing — even for a high finance athlete — is not what mainly concerns that athlete. It is how the fans will react to his performance. And it is why — though only some will admit it — that superior athletes dislike intensely the general public. Dr. Bruce Ogilvie, psychologist at San Jose State College, has made a profound study of thousands of athletes, in fact, he is a consulting psychologist for a pro football team. He has some explanations for the psychological problems athletes have. "Their lives," said Dr. Ogilvie, "are dependent on the approval of the public. And that approval, as they well know, is very fickle. The crowd can turn on an athlete in an instant, without any consideration for him as a person. The athlete might be in terrible pain, putting his guts on the line, but if he does not gain four yards, or trips coming off the starting block, he suffers from fan disapproval." The truck driver or professor in the stands dreams consciously or subconscioulsy, that he is Mickey Mantle swatting a home run or Gale Sayers dazzling defenders on a touchdown run. But he also, in some cases, wants to see athletes fail. "Many , many people — we don't have figures of course — have antiheroes," said Dr. Ogilvie. "Fans come to see them fail. They make negative comparisons. They lay their responsibilities off on their antiheroes. If a star athlete muffs a play, these 'fans delight in the fact that the star is no better than they. "Star athletes must adjust to this, to be star athletes. They come to understand that fame does not make them any more loved. In fact, in all pro' bability it will make them more prone to rejection. "The pressure of success is incredible. That's why athletes often feel depression after a great performance. The joy for them is in the act of achieving. When it's over — like an author who has just finished writing a book — a dark mood sets in. The subtle intrusion of reality, and the demands on their excellence that will come, are awesome. "People come to expect perfection from an athlete. But becoming a great anything does not prove anything about that person as a human being. It does not make one more worthwhile or more lovable or more virtuous or gives guarantees that one's children will love him more. "I'll never forget talking to one extremely gifted tour golfer and he told me. 'That golfing has cost me everything in the world I loved, but it provides me with a fine living.' This is the awful ambivalence of success. "I do not know Davalillo and I am not his analyst. But it is possible he could have been demanding too much from himself. It is common that top athletes strive to be perfect physical animals in order to receive acceptance. And they are fearful of personal and social rejection if they do not maintain peak levels of performance. They set unreasonable standards for themselves." Dr. Ogilvie added, however, that top pro and Olympic athletes are usually at the top levels of emotional stability. And the sports world! has fewer "neurotic hangups" than most other elements of society. Grand prix drivers in particular, he said, set emotional standards for society, along with astronauts. Why don't top athletes have greater emotional problems? First, said Ogilvie, they are a highly - select group. They have been weeded out. Many other potential star athletes suffer mental problems in Little League and high school and college. Also, this select group has mechanical outlets. "Some assault lockers before a game," he said. "Others vomit. This is good. This is a ventilation of feelings." With McNeil, Dale, Richardson Speed Could Key West To NFL Stat Victory Fro Basketball LOS ANGELES (AP)—Speed may be the key if the west Is to outscore the east, in Sun- gay 's National Football League All-Star game in Memorial Coliseum. West Coach George Allen of the Los Angeles Rams worked with his several swift performers Friday as workouts eased off for both his squad and the East, piloted by Tom Landry of the Dallas Cowboys. "We have great speed in the receiving positions, more so than last year, and nothing is more important than that in an all-star game," Allen observed. He singled out for particular attention Clifton McNeil of the San Francisco 49ers, the League's leading pass receiver. The slender fellow, a Cleveland castoff, caught 71 passes for 995 yards and scored seven touchdowns. Allen has only to go back to the 49er - Ram exhibition game last season when McNeil early in the evening shocked his team with a 94-yard touchdown run on a flip from John Brodie. The names of Carroll Dale of the Green Bay Packers, a former Ram before Allen came here, who oddly enough is playing in his first Pro Bowl contest, and Willie Richardson of the Baltimore Colts, were ticked off by the coach. Also mentioned with frank admiration was Baltimore's John Mackey, who for his 234-pound size is astonishly fast and once in motion, as difficult to haul down as a runaway steer. Allen confirmed that Baltimore's Earl Morrall will start at quarterback. "There are two reasons why I want Earl in there," he said. "First, he's the Player of the Year in the National Football League. You don't get an honor Make deliveries not excuses! You've got 'Jeep'4-wheel drive. This 'Jeep' Gladiator gets through when other trucks back of i... or bog down. Shift into 'Jeep' 4-wheel drive... it's almost as easy as turning on your lights! You've got twice the "grip" In mud, sand, gravel, snow. 7 or 8-foot box. 120"or 126* wheelbases. Flat bed or stake. GVW's 5000 to 7000 lbs. 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Ph. 532-8314 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NBA Thursday's Results San Fran. 112, Chicago 99 Atlanta 112, Phoenix 107 Cincinnati 120, San Diego 109 Today's Games San Francisco at Boston Milwaukee at Detroit Seattle vs. New York at Philadelphia San Diego at Philadelphia Phoenix at Atlanta Cincinnati at Los Angeles Saturday's Games San Diego at Chicago Milwaukee vs. New York at Boston Seattle at Boston Sunday's Games Chicago at Detroit San Francisco at Philadelphia San Diego at Phoenix New York at Atlanta Cincinnati at Los Angeles OTs ABA Thursday's Results New Orleans 136, Denver 106 Indiana 96, New York 94 Houston 28, minn. 121, 2 Oakland 131, Miami 129 Today 's Games Los Angeles at Denver Houston at New. York New Orleans at Dallas Saturday 's Games Los Angeles at Indiana Oakland at Minnesota Houston at Kentucky New Orleans vs. Dallas Fort Worth at Edge Miami, 131-129 OAKS RALLY TO CAPTURE 14 IN ROW like that without earning it. "Second, of all the quarterbacks I've defensed, nobody does a better job of mixing up play. Earl has a very good sense for the mix—by which I mean l-uns passes, draws and screens. He also throws the ball well." The Ram's Roman Gabriel will alternate with Morrall. Allen noted that Gabriel has had two fine back-to-back seasons. Not too many quarterbacks achieve this, he concluded. NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS If you fail to receive your REGISTER-NEWS Call 242-0118 between the hours of 6:00 and 7 :00 p.m. weekdays. Saturdays 8:80 to 1:30 pjn. A messenger win deliver your paper. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Oakland Oaks had to' rally from a 24 point deficit, but finally kept their 14 game American Basketball Association victory string intact. Henry Logan broke through for a layup with two' seconds remaining for the basket that broke a tie and gave the Oaks a 131-129 victory over Miami on the West Coast Thursday night. The Floridians led 41-20 at the quarter, 68-57 at the half and 100-92 at the end of the third period. Don Freeman of Miami led all scorers with 39 points, while Warren Armstrong had 35 for Oakland. In other action Houston beat Minnesota 128-121 in double overtime, new Orleans handed Denver its worst defeat since joining the ABA, 136-106, and the New York Nets continued their losing ways by bowing to' Indiana 96-94. Willie Somerset 's two free throws and a basket by Leary Lentz moved Houston ahead of Minnesota for good in the second overtime. The Pipers ripped a 15-point Houston lead in the fourth quarter to send the game into extra periods. In their one-sided Victory over Denver, New Orleans made three quick baskets to open the game and was never in trouble. Jimmy Jones was high for the • Buccaneers with 25: points. Larry Jones led Denver with 19. A basket at the buzzer Indiana's by Steve Chubin sealed the Nets' fate as they suffered their fourth loss in a row. Fred-! die Lewis topped the Pacers j with 26 points. Walt Simon led the Net scoring with 24. In the NBA, Atlanta beat Phoenix 112-107, San Francisco topped Chicago 112-99, and Cincinnati whipped San Diego 120109. BOWLING SWEET SIXTEEN LEAGUE High Series: Earl McVey 528 Paul Carr 523; Wayne Krehbiel 513; Betty Lipps 440; Mattie Filberth 427; Norma Fairchild 422. BOWLING BUDDIES LEAGUE High Series: Betty Satterfield 470; Winnie Heil 460; Norma Bond 455; Juanita Shields 443; Dorothy WisniewsW 441; Barbara Brown 430. Standings: W L Rusty's Drive-In 40 23 Dillon's Paints 35% 27% Bolerjack's ..... 34 29 Cowen's Ins 33 20 Rose's 31% 31% Carr's Marathon 30 33 W. G. Motors 28 35 Burger Chef 20 43 ROCKETTES LEAGUE High Series: Anita Reu 471; Mabel Fulford 464; Ida Sue Robinson 461; Margaret Nathlich 456; Dorothy Shafer 452; Vera Smith 451. Standings: W L Fulford Const 36 24 Lang Furniture 33 27 Stan the Tire Man 31% 28% DoweU . 30 30 Farm Bureau 29 31 Dr. Pepper 27 33 Coryell's Antiques 27 33 Peg's Beauty Shop 26% 33% COMMERCIAL LEAGUE High Series: Harold Woolley 541; John Webb 533; Elmer Tice 527; Ed Shields 519; Elvin Groves 517; Don Waters 515. Standings: W Woody's Phillips 66 39 Farm Bureau 36 First National Bank 35 Lions Club .'. 32% Dowzer's Inc 32 E. Blankenship Co 31 * (Asterick) 26 Nu-Bowl Lanes 25 T. B. Sanitarium 24% W. G. Employees 19 PTNSPINNERS LEAGUE High Series: Jackie Campbell 447; Charlotte Castic 432; Cathy Thornton 432; Wilma Franklin 425; Pat Davis 424; Judi Rogers 417. Standings: W L American Legion 42% 20% Clarks 36 27 Taproot 35 28 Le Genee _ 32 31 Kirk's Flowers 32 31 Nobil Shoes 28 35 Salad Bowl 25 38 Mr. Kirk's 20% 42% ALIBI MIXED LEAGUE High Series: Ron Chambliss 525; Bill Tolley 506; Floyd Williamson 498; Gloria Sinclair 472; Louise Snyder 457; Inez Williamson 428. PYRAMID LEAGUE High Series: Dorothy Ratajczyk 483; Betty Newell 483; Norma Webb 461; Wanda Hahn 461; Kay Johnson 457; Jackie Coleman 447. Standings: W L Harold Damron Ins 38 25 Jamison Real Estate .... 35 28 Prescription Shop 35 28 General Radiator 34% 28% Clint's Coin Wash 31 32 Jim's Shell Service 30 33 Tri-Co. Electric 29 34 1 Hour Martinizing 28% 34% Woolworth's 27 36 Jim Wielts Excavating 27 36 • SCORES * Illinois High School Basketball By THE ASSOCIATED i>RES3 Meridian 77, Vienna 50 Forrestville 103. Kenwood 58 Englewood 54, Du bar 53 Von Steuben 65, Lane Tech 44 Senn 66, Sullivan 62 Scores 22 As Hawks Nip Suns Atlanta's Hudson : Has Winning Day In And On Court Thursday was Lou Hudson's clay in and on the court. First, a federal judge in Greensboro, N..C, denied an injunction sought by the Miami Floridians of the American Basketball Association to prevent Hudson from playing with the National Basketball Association's Atlanta Hawks. Elsewhere, > San Francisco walloped Chicago 112-99 and Cincinnati turned back San Diego 120-109. In the ABA, Oakland nipped Miami 131-129, New Orleans bombed Denver 136-106, Houston outlasted Minnesota 128-121 in double overtime and Indiana edged New York 96-94. "I'm relieved," Hudson said after hearing the federal court ruling. "I've been playing with the same guys for three years and adjusting to them on and off the court. If the decision had gone the other way, I would have had to make the adjustment all over again." Hudson had signed contracts in 1967 with both the Hawks and the Minnesota Muskies, forerunners of the Floridians. The court said the Muskies, "knowing that Hudson was under a moral, if not a legal obligation to furnish his services" to the Hawks, "induced him to repudiate his obligation." Zelmo Beaty led the Atlanta scoring with 28 points as the Hawks climbed to within two games of first-place Los Angeles in the NBA's Western Division. Jeff Mullins scored 15 of his 29 points in the third period as San Francisco overpowered Chicago. The victory enabled the Warriors to break a fourth-place tie with San Diego and pull within a half-game of Chicago in the West. Nate Thurmond chipped in with 24 points while Bob Boozer paced the Bulls with 23. Cincinnati broke a four-game losing streak, longest of the season, as Tom Van Arsdale scored nine consecutive points to open the fourth quarter and give the Royals a 101-95 lead. Clash Is Sunday AFL Stat Tilt Will Be Ait Battle Injunction Denied, So Hudson Can Play For Hawks GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Lou Hudson says "I'm relieved" that a federal judge denied an injunction to prevent him from playing for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association. "I've been playing with the same guys for three years and adjusting to them on and off the court," Hudson said. "I have tried not to let the case bother me," Hudson said, "and I don't think it will affect my play. But I am just glad 1 it is over and it turned out right." The injunction was sought by the Miami Florirlians of the American Basketball Association. Hudson has been playing with the Hawks this season, averaging 22 points per game. He had signed contracts with both the ABA's Minnesota Mus­ kies and the Hawks in 1967. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A wide open scoring affair with footballs filling the air was the forecast today for Sunday 's American Football League All- Star game matching the best of the East against the elite of the West in the Gator Bowl. With the exception of Matt Snell, New York Jets' running star in last Sunday 's Super Bowl victory, coaches Hank Stram of Kansas City and Wally Lemm of Houston have at their command the leading ground gainers of the season. For some reason, Snell didn't receive a single vote for the All-Star team. Twenty-two players, 11 offensive and 11 defense, were selected by the league 's 10 coaches. The other 11 players on each squad were picked by Stram and Lemm. But one need only look at the quarterbacks and pass receivers to realize that the story of this game will be written in the air. Joe Namath, who directed' the Jets to their Super Bowl victory over the Baltimore Colts of the National League, will share the helm of the East with Bob Griese of the Miami Dolphins. When Namath is calling signals you can bet that his two favorite receivers, Don Maynard and George Sauer, Jr., will be on the field. Maynard smashed pro football records during the regular season when he gained 1,297 yards for an average of 22.8 yards a play. He didn't catch a pass in the Super Bowl game, but he was a decoy as Sauer grabbed eight of . Namath'i throws for 133 yards. John Hadl of San Diego will quarterback the west through the first half with Kansas City's Len Dawson taking over in the second period. Hadl will have an even better numerical advantage. Three of his pass catching teammates—Lance Alworth, Gary Garrison and Jacque MacKinnon— will be at Stram 's beck and call. College Basketball By T*D3 ASSOCIATED PRESS East Columbia 107 Niagara 84 South , . Tulane 90, Miami,' Fla. 79 Clemson 91, Furman 70 Memphis St. 74, Loyola,' New Orleans 54 Southwest Arizona 72, Creighton 63 Far West Fanta Clara 80, U C Santa Barbara 69 T Itah 77, New Mexico 76 Brig. Young 89, Wyoming 78 Utah State 102, Denver 87 San Jose St. 71, San Fran. 58 Colo. St U. 83, Air Force 65 LOS ANGELES — Tetey Gonzales, 132, San Diego, Calif., stopped Bobby Rodriguez, 32, Minneapolis, 6. SAVE 10%! PLACE YOUR MONUMENT ORDER NOW! AND HAVE IT ERECTED IN THE SPRING! We are reducing the price on every monument on our yard to make winter-time work for our shop crews during bad weather. We Reserve The Right To Discontinue This 10% Savings Without Notice. 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