The Hays Daily News from Hays, Kansas on December 13, 1976 · Page 7
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HAYS DAILY NEWS PACK 7 December 13, 1976 Redskins To Fill Final NFL Wild Card Position Hall Of Famers Former Heisman Trophy winners Vtc Janowicz of Ohio State and John David Crow of Texas A & M were among those inducted into the National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame at the Foundation's annual dinner last week. • Front row, from left: Creighton Miller, Notre Dame; Crow; Bill Swiacki of Columbia, whose award was accepted by his son, Bill Jr.; and Jackie Parker, Mississippi State. Top row: coach George Munger, Pennsylvania; Eddie Cameron, Washington ft Lee; Ollie Matson, Washington; Darold Jenkins, Missouri; Tom Feors, Santa Clara ft UCLA; Dexter Very, Penn State; Janowicz and Vie Markov, Washington. (UPI Photo) Colorado's Coach Doubles As Cheerleader KANSAS CITY, Mo. (UPI) — Colorado basketball coach Bill Blair is promising Buffalo fans something to cheer about. He also promises to help them if they don't make enough noise. He proved that last week. With 52 seconds left in Colorado's 89-72 win over Jacksonville/ Monday night, Blair pulled out his starters. When the 1,073 fans in attendance gave only a polite applause, Blair went to work. "We'll teach these people what good basketball is and then if they don't come and see it, (expletive'deleted) them," said Blair, who last season guided Virginia Military to its first winning season in years. "This is as good as basketball as anybody is playing." After losing its first two games, Colorado has won three in a row — beating Air Force 10 days ago, upending Jacksonville and then go, Colorado was up by 28. What did Blair tell his team at halftime? "I said a number of various and sundry things which mother would not have been pleased to have heard me say," said Blair. This week will be a good test for Blair's effort. Colorado, which found its program at rock bottom before Blair' was hired, hosts Long Beach State Tuesday. in front of tt]£,,sc,p.r.er; s _ raising his hands in the air, asking the sparse crowd, to give the starters a standing ovation. When that failed, Blair climbed atop'his chair and began to clap. •1,8* Against" Uttle; Rock, 'the' Buffs had' some trouble, taking only a 39-31 halftime lead. But by the time Blair put in the reserves with 10:30 to J;pf,f.!iJ8 win streak last week, 'bkiahoma: *.was,..rUsing'i:iits yputhladen lineup — two freshmen and two sophomore starters — to beat St. Louis, 62-54, Wednesday and Drake, 82-67, Saturday to remain the Chiefs Win Was A Matter Of Pride For Head Coach KANSAS CITY, Mo.. (UPI) — Kansas City .Chiefs coach Paul Wiggin made it clear early in the 'week that Sunday's season finale against the Cleveland Browns was a simple matter of pride for his team. While a win meant nothing for the Chiefs as far as postseason laurels — they were 4-9 going in — it meant a lot as far as personal goals. ' The Chiefs had a bit of revenge on their minds, remembering last year's 40-14 loss at the hands of the Browns in the next-to-last game of the season. A loss would have given Kansas City its worst record in the franchise's history and the Chiefs also were aware they had not won at home all year. Even nfore importantly, ev- offensive lineman Ed Budde. "It was the kind of game where you left the locker room feeling like we were going to win," said Wiggin. "They (the players) cared so much for' this one. guy they all wanted to walk off the field and hand him the game ball from a victory." And when the season was over Sunday, it was a game ball from a victory — a 39-14 win which was the best offensive and defensive showing of the year or Kansas City— which was presented to Budde, who spent his final year fighting injuries and playing a backup role. "It is nice to have people say they won the game for you but they didn't do it just for me," to his teammates during a pregame pep talk; "They represent the Kansas City Chiefs and have pride in that. But it is nice to know they had enough respect for me to have me in the back of their minds." only unbeaten team in the Big Eight. The other unbeatens going into last week were Kansas State, which was knocked off by North Texas Site, 87-83, Monday before coming back to rout Northern Illinois, 79-58, Wednesday, and Kansas, who beat Oral Roberts, 79-69, Monday and Fordham, 58-49, Thursday before being the 9063 victim of Kentucky at the dedication of the Kentucky Wildcats' new arena Saturday. Tn 1 other games last week, Missouri toSf to' Toledo' 63-59 and beat Florida State 67-63; Oklahoma State beat West Texas State 81-76 and Arkansas State 75-54 Wednesday before losing to Oral Roberts 79-65 Saturday. Nebraska dropped a pair, 6658 tp Minnesota Wednesday and 67-63 to Illinois Saturday. And Iowa State was an 88-65 victim of Tulsa Saturday. Along with Colorado's test with Long Beach State Tuesday, key game this week include Arizona State at Iowa State on Tuesday; Arkansas at Kansas on Saturday; and Oklahoma State at the Dayton Holday Tournament and Missouri at the Sun Carnival during the weekend. By CHRIS SCIIERF UPI Sports Writer Wild Bill Kilmer tamed the Dallas Cowboys and shot the St. Louis Cardinals' playoff hopes full of holes Sunday. Kilmer, the boss of the Over The Hill Gang, led Washington to a 27-14 victory over the Cowboys to earn the Redskins the National Football Conference's wild card berth in the playoffs. The 37-year-old knuckleball specialist was arrested on charges of drunken driving in Virginia shortly after midnight Friday and threatened to punch out a couple of reporters two weeks ago, but nothing lessened his fierce intensity for the critical game against the Cowboys. Coach George Allen, neur one to insist on a squad of choirboys, gave the game ball to Kilmer. The Redskins and the Cardinals finished with identical 10-4 records, but Washington won the wild card berth by winning both games against St. Louis this season. "We're too old, too slow and they say we're over the hill," Allen said. "But these guys managed to play 60 minutes. We have the right kind of competitors. We have the kind of guys I like to refer to as solid citizens." After Kilmer was arrested Saturday near Fort' Belvoir, Va., — his second arrest in drinking incidents since joining the Redskins — there may be some doubt to his status as "solid citizen," or at least Allen's definition of the term. But no one ever has questioned Kilmer's competitive nature. "There were 43 guys playing for this one," Kilmer said. "I'm just proud to be a part of this team. Coach Allen has brought us back one time after another." The key play in Sunday's win, both sides agreed, was a 34-yard pass from Kilmer to Mike Thomas late in the game that set up Washington's go- ahead touchdown. The-Redskins were forced to win their game against Dallas after the Cardinals beat the New York Giants, 17-14, earlier Sunday. Steve Jones' second touchdown of the game on a one- yard dive with 6:15 left to play lifted the Cardinals past the Giants. Meanwhile, in Baltimore, O.J. Simpson won the NFL rushing title by running for 171 yards to boost his season's total to 1,503, despite the Colts' 58-20 rout of the Bills. The lineup for this weekend's first round playoff games is Washington at Minnesota and New England at Oakland on Saturday with Pittsburgh at Baltimore and Los Angeles at Dallas in Sunday's game. In other games Sunday, Cincinnati routed the New York Jets, 58-20; Kansas City defeated Cleveland, 39-14; Denver topped Chicago, 28-14; Green Bay beat Atlanta, 24-20; New England defeated Tampa Bay, 31-14; San Francisco topped New Orleans, 27-7; Philadelphia beat Seattle, 2710, and Oakland shut out San Diego, 24-0. Leukemia Victim Honored By Mate BURLINGTON, Okla. (UPI) Texas Rangers infielder Danny Thompson never asked for special treatment on the field despite his affliction ' with leukemia and 'never let the disease destroy his outlook on life, according to one of his teammates. The seven-year major league veteran's funeral services were set for 2 p.m. Monday at Burlington High School. Thompson, 29, died of complications of leukemia Friday in a Minnesota hospital. "Above all the last thing he- wanted was sympathy because he was a baseball player with leukemia," said Bert Blyleven, who came to Texas with Thompson last summer from the Minnesota Twins. "He had come to grips with the illness and discussed it freely. But he just didn't want anybody to blame an error or strikeout on his condition." "When they found leukemia in 1973 Danny went through' some '.hard times personally there for awhile which has to be a normal reaction," said Blyleven. "He dreaded it, he resented it, he really fought it.' In Saturday's games, Pittsburgh shul out Houston, 21-0; Minnesota beat Miami, 29-7, and Los Angeles edged Detroit, 20-17. Patriots 31, Uttcranccm U Sam Hunt's nn-yard interception return for n touchdown started n 17-poinl Patriots outburst with six minutes left in the game as the Buccaneers became the first team to go 0-14. New England's Steve Grogan ran one yard for his 12th touchdown of the season to set an NFL record for quarterbacks, while teammate Andy Johnson ran for 127 yards and scored a pair of touchdowns. Broncos 28, Hears II Otis Armstrong ran 11 yards with 3:17 to play to boost his rushing total for the season to 1,004 yards and lift the Broncos over the Hears. The Bears' Walter Payton lost the NFL rushing crown to Buffalo's O.J. Simpson when he managed only 49 yards on 14 carries before suffering an ankle injury. Packers 24, Falcons 20 Eric Torkelson scored on a one-yard plunge with 2:20 left to play to give the Packers a victory over the Falcons. Former Falcons' quarterback Handy Johnson directed the Packers' winning rally. Bengals 12, .lets 11 Ken Anderson threw for two touchdowns and Chris' Bahr kicked four field goals to lead the Cincinnati offense, while Ken Riley intercepted three passes to spark the Bengals' defense in a romp over the Jets. Joe Namath, possibly playing his last game as a Jet, completed Minly four of IS passes on the first half and was intercepted four times. Haiders 24, Chargers 0 Mike Rae, starting in place of Ken Stabler, threw three touchdown passes as the Raiders finished the season with a 18-1 record, the best in the NFL. The Raiders' defense allowed San Diego to cross midfield only twice in the game. Kagles 27, Seahawks Id Tom Sullivan ran for 121 yards and two touchdowns and Mike Hogan ran for 104 yards to pace the Eagles' victory over the Seahawks. Colts r,H, Hills 20 Bert Jones passed for three touchdowns to lead the Colts' to an easy victory over the Bills us Baltimore won AFC's Eastern Division title and the home field advantage against the Pittsburgh Stcelcrs in the first game of the playoffs next Sunday, liters 27. Saints 7 Hookie quarterback Scott Bull passed for one touchdown, ran for another and set up two field goals to lead the Saints past the 49ers. Bull threw u 20-yard scoring pass to Gene Washington, who pushed his career receiving mark past (i.OOO yards. Chiefs 81), Browns 14 Ed Podolak ran for three touchdowns and became the Chiefs' career rushing leader by gaining 1:17 yards in Kansas City's victory over the Urowiis, Podolak surpassed tlu> former club record set by Ab'ner linyncs, Saturday's (1 nines Steelers 21, Oilers 0 Terry Bradshaw, Franco Harris and Lynn Swann scored touchdowns as the Steclers climaxed a nine-week long comeback with their victory over the Oilers to gain n playoff berth. It was the Steelers' fifth shutout during the nine-game winning streak. Rocky Bleier ran for 107 yards to join Harris in surpassing 1,000 yards rushing this season. Vikings 2!l, Dolphins 7 Fran Tarkenton threw three touchdown passes to Sammie White as the Vikings won the home field advantage for their first-round playoff game against the Redskins. Hams 2(1, Lions 17 Isiuh Robertson and Jack Youngblood intercepted sccomlhalf passes as the Rams came from a 17-3 halflime deficit to beat the Lions. 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