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HAYS DAILY NEWS PAGK I9 December 22, 1976 No Love Between Steelen, Raiders Pberfn whips Hoxie, 58-33 By MILTON R1CHMAN UPI Sports Editor NEW YORK (UPI) - For, years now, the Oakland Raiders have been called an overaggressive team. Some people have gone even even further than that and charged them with playing dirty football, an accusation their boss, Al Davis, feels has been pinned on them because the Pittsburgh Steelers have themselves an exceptionally smart coach. regular game of .the season, won by the Raiders. Asked for his comment, Noll said, "You have a criminal element in all aspects of society. Apparently, we have it in the NFL, too." Atkinson was fined $1,500 for the episode and Noll's little speech cost him $1,000. Now that the two teams are about to go winging at one another again in Sunday's far more important contest, there has been talk about revenge, The man Davis has in mind - retribution and dirty football. is Chuck Noll, whose Steelers meet the Raiders for the AFC championship Sunday in Oakland from where the winner goes to the Super Bowl. Ordinarily, Chuck Noll doesn't have much to say about other ball clubs. He did, however, make pointed reference to the Raiders' style of play after his wide receiver, Lynn Swarm, suffered a concussion when nailed from behind with a forearm by Oakland defensive back George-Atkinson in the first 'The Steelers started all this, but their coach was intelligent enough to turn it around at us," Davis said from Oakland Tuesday. "He was smart. He made us look like the villains, but you don't think the Steelers got where they are now by playing nice, soft football, do you? Be assured they didn't get to the Super Bowl the past two years by being nice fellows. "They're called 'the Great Intimidators.' I never called them that, others did, but go ask around the league and listen what they have to say about the kind of football the Steelers play. "They cracked up Golden Richards (Dallas' wide receiver) pretty good in the last Super Bowl game,, didn't they? How about our championship game with them in 1974? They were brutal on Freddie Biletnikoff and Cliff Branch, absolutely brutal. They won, but we didn't complain about it. And did you see Dwight White standing over Bert Jones last Sunday, trying to slap the ball away from hirri? Look, they're rough. I'm not saying they're dirty, but they play very hard, tough football." What about the Raiders? "What about us?" Davis repeated the question. "Biletnikoff and Branch get killed every week, but did you ever hear them complain? Never. We have a policy—no bitching...." Al Davis makes a good case for his team, but he sll leaves a few things unsaid. George Atkinson, for example, draws repeated penalties for personal fouls, and the high in : cidence of bruising, controversial plays the Raiders are involved in certainly don't make them candidates for the Good Conduct Medal. There's a fine line between the tough, hard-nosed kind of football Al Davis talks about and the other, kind, and sometimes I've seen the Raiders step over that line, intentionally or otherwise. On the other hand, nobody will ever mistake any of the Steelers for Little Bo Peep, either. Mean Joe Greene normally is a pleasant, easygoing individual, nothing at all like the designation in front of his name would imply, but he can get worked up during a ball game, enough so that he was once fined by the league for mistaking a rival player for the football and punting him a couple of yards. No matter what, the Raiders realize it won't be easy Sun- day keeping the Steelers from a third trip to the Super Bowl. "We may be in over our heads," Davis said. "The Steelers are truly a great football team. ,We expected them to beat Baltimore but we didn't expect them to dominate them the way they did. They looked so overwhelming. We've been more of a courageous team than a super team this year. All year long, we've had a number of our key men out. We've had to scratch, fight and hustle for everything we got." OBERLIN - Paced by Roland May, the Oberlin Red Devils easily took care of the Hoxie Indlnas in a Northwest Kansas League battle Tuesday night, 58-33. Coach 1 Warren Schmidt's Red Devils trailed at the end of the first quarter, 11-10, but picked up the tempo in the second and took a 28-19 lead into the dressing room at the intermission break. The Red Devils continued to pour it on and by the end of the third had increased their lead to 17,42-25. May led all scorers with 27 Sports Facts points. Keith Rosin and Mike Memeth had 12 each for Oberlin. Stewart was high for Hoxie with eight. Ford To Take Part In Celebrity Event LAUDERHILL, Fla. (DPI) — He may no longer be President, but Gerald Ford still will qualify as a celebrity. President Ford has accepted an invitation to play in the procelebrlty event at the Jackie Gleason-Invcrrary Golf Classic Feb. 23. The President also played in the Inverrary pro-celeb event in 1975, when he teamed with Gleason, Bob Hope and Jack Nicklaus. Oberlin also won the B- game, 30-21, ns Brnd Long had IB. . For Hoxie with six each were Dave Uarwerlh and LaineBreit. (Ilirrlln i.iHi Itosin , Moore Schiller M«y Mnnoth I'ortf Totals Klimd I'rirkelt Stewnrt Welx-r Knrm's Shiplej 1 WiMHlwyk Uncoil Meier Tnliils If. :l 24 33 Judge Hears Finley's Suit CHICAGO (UPI) — The major league agreement dealing with the powers of the baseball commissioner gives him the right to, determine what is in the best interests of the game, American League President Lee MacPhail has testified. \ MacPhail was on the witness stand for the second day Tuesday before U.S. District Court Judge Frank J. McGarr in the $3.5 million suit brought by Oakland A's owner-Charles 0,' Finley against baseball Commissioner Bowie Kuhn. 'McGarr, who has admitted he' does not follow baseball closely, said the ultimate issue he" will have to decide is whether Kuhn had the authority to block the sales last June of pitcher Rollie Fingers and outfielder Joe Rudi to the Boston Red Sox and pitcher Vida Blue to the New York Yankees. MacPhail said there is generally no reason to expect a commissioner to halt most player sales and trades of players. But "there are areas, not just rule violations, that would cause the commissioner not to approve an assignment," he added. MacPhail testified the major league agreement dealing with the powers of the baseball commissioner was amended in 1964. The wording was changed from that giving the commissioner power to rule on conduct detrimental to baseball, to that giving him discretion to determine what is in the best interests of the sport. Finley voted against it because he believed it gave the commissioner too much power, MacPhail said. Also on the witness stand Tuesday, New York Yankees' President Gabe Paul said he "might" ask the baseball commissioner to review a Hays Cag Team Wins e Tournament Winning four games, Share Corporation won the team championship in the Hays ftecreation Tournament, of Champions town team basketball tournament. The four wins for the champs were a 96-87 victory over Utica in the championship, match-up along with a 107-87 win over Ellis, 110-87 win over Ness City and a 10586 victory over La Crosse. Rex Staven was the winners big scorer as he pumped in 75 points. Next was Don Babcock with 69, followed by Duane Creamer 65, Randy Feltis 660, Creighton Robinson 49, Kent Otta 47 and Greg Stice 42. In the third place battle, Tribune beat La Crosse 113-82. HRISimftS UUISHE$ trade before it is completed, but only if there was a "question of propriety." Paul had negotiated with Finley to pay $1.5 million over three years for Blue if the fireball pitcher first signed a contract with Oakland. Abilene 64 Council Grove 59 Altamont 45 Independence 34 Andover 48 Belle Plaine 30 Bnschor 87 Oskaloosa 42 Circle SI Augusta 39 Eudora 97 Baldwin 45 Havon7oMulvanc57 Highland 72 Jefferson North 68 Kingman 69 Chaparral 59 Norwich 70 Attica 60 Olpo50FI!nthills48 Ottawa 63 Osawatomie 47 - Phillipsburg84Osbornc59 Santa Fe Trail 68 Piper 50 Shawnee Mission West 74 Oak Park 70 Spring Hill 48 Wcllsvillc 45 Valley Center 56 Goddard 51 Wichita Heights 92 Wichita East 57 Garden City 78 Ouymon 53 SI. Paul's 49 Altoona-Mldwiiy 47 Girls Atchlsori 37 Washburn Rural 35 Central Heights 55 Lyndon 32 Cheylin36Goadland33 Columbus 53 Coffeyville 34 Courtland76Hillcrest57 I Dorrancc 42 BaZine 27 Fairfield55Halslead31 Flint Hills 43 Olpc 35 Highland Park 43 Hayden 31 Lenora 95 Logan 1C Lindsborg 37 Marion 31 , Meade 44 Grcensburg 11 Moundridge 62 Remington 25 North Central 48 Esbon 22 Gordon Berry led the scoring for Tribune with 32, while Miller was close behind with, 31. For La Crosse Enslinger had 19 and Mike Schmidt 17. In the consolaiton championship, Hays Music squeaked by Double AA Sporting Goods, 71-69. Frank Seitz led the scoring for Hays Music with 26. Also with 26 for Double AA was Jerry Bunker. Curt Foster of Utica was the most valuable player on the winners side, while on the consolation side, the MVP award went to John Locke of Double AA Sporting Goods. Foster scored 105 points in three games while Locke taUied 68. College Haskf Iball ReiulU By United Prets Inle rnallonal Tournaments I Final Hound I Indiana Classic (Champlonihlp) Indiana 76 Miami 0.55 (Consolation) Utah St. 78 Tex. Tech 68 l.asVegM Classic 11st Hound I Oklahoma 90 Bradley 70 Ncv-LV 104 Murray St. 77 E»St C.W.Post69Wash&Loc61 CCNYB3Pacc76ioti Holy Cross 95 lono 79 Lehman 77 Yeshlva 73 Pcnn St. 87 St. Fran Pa. 80 St. Jos Pa. 74 F&M 58 «. Stnhll 103 SI.Thos Aquinas 93 South East Tenn. 63 Richmond 60 Jacksonville 83 W. Kentucky 62 Memphis St. 88 Mississippi 83 Middle Tcnn. 75 Bcllarmlne 70 Northeast La. 90 Nchlls St. 75 Plkevillc 93 Carson-Newman 81 Tennessee 97 Xavier 0.73 Thos More 81 Transylvania 78 Vanderbilt69lowaSI.6» Wake Forest«» F. Dcknsn 63 Midwest Capital 83 Wright-Pot AFB 45 Dayton 90Santa Clara 81 Defiance 95 Wilmington 82 Goshen 80 Detroit Tech 75 Heidelberg 81 Malone 70 Howard 95 Florida A4M 68 Ind. Central 99 Huntngtn 69 Iowa 82 Drake 69 Marian83 Taylor 75 Michigan 104 Cent Mich 63 Minnesota 66 Marquette 59 Notre Dome 89 Vermont 48 No. Ky.67Steubenvl63 Ohio St. 64 Davidson 57 Ohio Northern 59 Dcnlson 57 Southern U. 107 Morehouse7l Tiffin 73 Urbana 66 Youngslown78Pitt73 Southwest Eastfld89Amb.Coll77 Lamar 24 Trinity Tex. 77 N.Tcx.St. UOTulsaio3 First Place Winners Capturing the team championship of the Hays Recreation Tournament of Champions was Share Corporation of Hays. Members of the team, left to right, front row: Rex Staven, Randy Feltls, Fr. Darrell and Duane Creamer. Back row: Greg Stlce, Kent Otto, Claff Schaffer, Crelghtoh Robinson and Don Babcock. IT'S SO SIMPLE AND EASY TO TAKE YOUR FILM TO MELLERS PHOTO DRIVE-IN STORE in Hays Centennial Shopping Center Parking Lot Mclhrs Photo Drive-In Store. Hays Centennial Shopping Center Parking Lot H \ Centennial Blvd. D Downing Aw. 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