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The Salina Journal Sunday, January 19,1986 Page 15 Super Bowl teams display contrast in personalities By The Associated Press The Chicago Bears are stars of hamburger and cola commercials and rock video. The New England Patriots could do an American Express commercial. Asin: "Do you know me?" When the Bears meet the Pats to decide the 1985 National Football League championship in New Orleans next Sunday, it will be a Super Bowl of contrasts. On one side is a gang of media- made superstars, familiar faces of field and film. Bears were everywhere this season—in magazines, on talk shows, singing, drinking, eating. CBS televised their games whenever it could. Their coach, Mike Ditka, is known for his short fuse, and their defensive coordinator, Buddy Ryan, denigrates superstars like Lawrence Taylor and Eric Dickerson as well as some of his own defenders. "Everybody on this team could be cast for 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest* and get a part," says Walter Payton, the heart of the team's offense. "We're a bunch of crazies here who all blend together with a common denominator to win." On the other side is a team long considered a group of overpaid underachievers, one that has played fourth fiddle in the hearts of Boston fans to the Bruins, Celtics and Red Sox. Their coach, Raymond Berry, was chosen for the sedative effect his personality has on players. The Patriots were on national TV just once— a late-season Monday nighter — and their own rock video was put together just last week, an afterthought by a team that sneaked up on the public. They're even low key about being low key. "In past years we've been worried about things that have nothing to do with football," says offensive tackle Irving Fryar displays his injured finger. Brian Holloway. "This year we've been unified* We've concentrated all our mental effort on doing things right when we get on the football field." The Bears began sneaking up last season, reaching the NFC finals before losing 23-0 to San Francisco in a game played without quarterback Jim McMahon, recuperating from a lacerated kidney. McMahon, whose Kamikaze style invites injury, was in and out of the lineup this season with back problems, but it didn't matter. The Bears began with 12 straight wins, clinching the title in the otherwise mediocre NFC Central earlier than any division had been clinched before. Beyond that, the Bears charmed even non-football fans with personalities who often overshadowed Payton, the team's star and the NFL's top all-time rusher. The No. 1 bizarre Bear is McMahon, • who wears polka-dot sunglasses with his punk haircut. In the NFC title game against the Rams, he wore a "Rozelle" headband to protest a $5,000 fine by Commissioner Pete Rozelle. The penalty was for wearing an Adidas headband, which the NFL called unauthorized advertising. Even Rozelle-called the "Rozelle" headband a great gag. Then there's a defensive line that has rekindled visions of the old "Monsters of the Midway." That image was reinforced when the NFL fined linebacker Wilber Marshall for allegedly spearing quarterbacks. The line includes Dan Hampton, called "Danimal;" Richard Dent, who had threatened to sit out the Super Bowl unless his contract was renegotiated; Steve McMichael, cut by the Patriots because, he claims, of his hellbent-f or-leather lifestyle. And there's the appliance — William "The Refrigerator" Perry. At 302 pounds, down from 360, the rookie defensive tackle occasionally was used by Ditka as a running back and receiver in goal-line situations. After he scored the first touchdown on a nationally televised Monday night game, the Fridge became America's favorite big guy. Now he's one of McDonald's and Coke's favorite pitchmen. Even Ditka and Ryan are unique. Ditka returned this season for his fourth year as coach only by getting the Bears to the conference championship game in 1984. His problem was style. Bears President Mike McCaskey is a low-key Ivy League type; Ditka once broke his hand punching a locker after a loss. The outspoken Ryan is a former infantry sergeant who is given an unusually free hand over the defense. He created the "46," which sends huge defenders hurtling at quarterbacks from all angles. Ryan began the year by calling Perry, the team's top draft pick, "a wasted choice." Shockers fall at Indiana State TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Senior guard John Sherman Williams scored 18 points and grabbed six rebounds as Indiana State snapped a three-game losing streak with a 67-54 victory over Wichita State in Missouri Valley Conference basketball Saturday. Jeff McComb had 15 points and eight rebounds for Indiana State in the Sycamores' first victory against Wichita State in 10 outings. Freshman guard Chris Harris had 10 points for the Sycamores, now 8-6 overall and 2-3 in the conference. Indiana State, which led most of the game and took a 32-20 advantage into halftime, built a 14-point lead when Damon Applewhite scored on a lay-in to make it 58-44 with four minutes to play. The Shockers cut it to nine points twice in the second half, the last time on a Clint Normore tip-in that made it 49-40 with7:08 left. Gus Santos led Wichita State with 16 points and Normore added 14 for. the Shockers, now 8-7 overall and 1-3 in the conference. It was the fourth straight loss for the Shockers. Wichita State moves on to Des Moines, Iowa, for a Monday night MVC game against Drake. WICHITA STATE (54) Grayer 0-3 0-0 0, Santos 8-14 0-0 16, Rad- unovich 3-6 0-0 6, Normore 7-16 0-0 14, Cundiff 4-8 0-0 8, Coleman 3-5 2-2 8, Bailey 1-2 0-0 2, Dwight Praylow 0-2 0-0 0, Askew 0-1 0-0 0, Corr 0-2 0-0 0, Williams 0-0 0-0 0. TOTALS 26-59 2-2 54. INDIANA STATE (67) Applewhite 4-8 3-611, McComb 6-9 3-4 15, Bush 3-8 3-4 9, Harris 2-3 6-10 10, Williams 7-13 4-5 18, Gillespie 0-0 2-2 2, Kegerreis 1-2 0-1 2. TOTALS 23-43 21-32 67. HALFTIME—Indiana St. 32, Wichita St. 20. TOTAL FOULS—Wichita St. 26, Indiana St. 12. FOULED OUT— Radunovich, Cundiff. REBOUNDS—Wichita St. 29 (Radunovich 6), Indiana St. 30 (McComb 8). ASSISTS—Wichita St. 18 (Cundiff 7), Indiana St. 17 (McComb 5). TECHNICAL FOULS—Wichita State bench, Bailey. A—5,159. Five Thunderettes hit double figures in rout of Hesston HESSTON — Five Cloud County players scored in double figures Saturday night as the Thunderettes rolled to a 91-44 victory over Hesston College in an Independent Conference junior college basketball game. Angle Kossow led a balanced Cloud County scoring attack with 16 points as the Thunderettes improved their record to 3-0 in the conference and 123 overall. Stacie Sproul and Tonya Wondra had 14 points each and Diane Arnold and Pam Sipple scored 12 each for Cloud County. The Thunderettes' next action will be Tuesday night at home against York (Neb.) College. CLOUD COUNTY (91) Kossow 7 2-2 16. Hoffman 1 0-0 2, Sipple 4 4-6 12, Kline 00-00, Sproul 7 0-0 14, Wondra 7 0-0 14, Anderson 1 0-0 2, Vieta 31-47, Holsapple 0 0-0 0, Bottom 30-06, Haresnape 30-06, Arnold 44-612, Grouerholz 0 0-0 0. TOTALS 40 11 -18 91. HESSTON (44) Belcher 23-47, Kauffmon 5 0-010. Kempf 4913 17 Roth 0 0-0 0, Scheffel 3 2-4 8, Yutzy 1 0-0 ''HALIFTIME'- Cloud County 37 Hesston 20. TOTAL FOULS - Cloud County 22, Hesston 19. FOULED OUT —Roth (H). New England coach Raymond Berry (left) discusses strategy with quarterback Tony Eason. Before last Sunday's game with the Rams, Ryan predicted the Bears would force Dickerson to fumble three tunes. Dickerson fumbled twice and Chicago won 244). The Patriots can't compete with that much personality, at least off the field. A team whose promise usually exceeded performance, New England has produced a string of 8-8 and 9-7 finishes, including 9-7 last year. The Patriots began this season on the same track — 2-3, including a 20-7 loss in Chicago the second week — then won nine of their last 11 to finish 11-5 and earn a wild-card playoff berth. They weren't expected to go much further. After all, they were 0-3 in the playoffs since their last postseason victory, in 1963. But despite being a three-point underdog in the AFC wild-card game, the Patriots beat the New York Jets on the road. Then they beat the six-point favorite Raiders in Los Angeles and the five-point favorite Miami Dolphins in the Orange Bowl, their first win there in 19 games dating back to 1966. Only then did it dawn on people that these guys might be pretty good. There was one problem in Miami. Irving Fryar, a starting wide receiver and the NFL's top punt re- turner, missed the game with a torn tendon in a finger allegedly cut during an argument with his wife. Fryar denies that story, and he has been cleared to play in the Super Bowl. His teammates brushed off the incident the way they've reacted to on-field injuries: It's all part of the game, they said. The best-known Patriot is John Hannah, considered by many the best offensive lineman ever to play the game. No glitz here. Hannah's off-seasons are split between farming in Alabama and stockbroking in Boston. Rebel quarterbacks? Not the low- key, softspoken Tony Eason. And no media stars, just the cast for an inspirational movie: Craig James, the star running back, All-American boy; Andre Tippett, the All-Pro karate-trained linebacker; and Holloway, the Pro Bowl left tackle and team in tell- ectual. Berry? The Hall of Fame wide receiver once was considered too gentlemanly to be a successful NFL head coach and came to the Patriots after conducting Sunday chapel services for visiting players at Sullivan Stadium. He took over a troubled team midway through the 1984 season after being recommended by veterans who felt he could stabilize what had been a tense clubhouse under Ron Meyer. He has done just that, but he still doesn't fit the mold of the driven, workaholic coach. "I've never had an experience like this. This track is fast and never stops. The merry-go-round is going full tUt and there are times you can't even remember what day this is." Fouls plague Wesley an women NORTH NEWTON —You know the old saying, "It's tough to win on the road." Well, it applied here Saturday night for the Kansas Wesleyan women. The Lady Coyotes were simply killed by foul trouble en route to a 68-64 upset loss to the Bethel Threshers. The defeat was the third in the last four outings for KW, which fell to 8-3. And more importantly, the loss knocked Wesleyan out of a three-way tie for second place in the Kansas Conference as the Coyotes fell to 5-3 against league foes. Wesleyan had five players, including four starters foul out of the marathon contest. In all, Wesleyan was whistled for 32 personals which led to a constant parade to the Thresher free throw line. "I always hate to say anything about officials," said KW coach Tracy Rietzke, "but that's a lot of fouls. I know we play aggressive, but you can't tell me we should have had five people foul out." In addition to the foul trouble, Wesleyan had a sub- par shooting performance as the Coyotes made only 38 percent of their field goal attempts and canned just 14 of 24 free throws. "The fouls hurt us because we had people we can't have off the floor," Rietzke said. "But that's not the only reason we lost. We turned the ball over at key times and we couldn't get that one key basket to get us over the hump." Despite all its troubles, Wesleyan led 55-51 with 7:50 remaining. But Bethel, which made only 16 of 40 free throw attempts on the night, went on a 10-2 run to take control of the game and the Threshers held on down the stretch. The win was only the second in seven conference outings for the Threshers and improved Bethel's overall record to 4-7. KW's attack was led by senior forward Michele Marostica, who scored 17 points. Bethel was paced by Marcia Nickel, who tallied 16 points. KANSAS WESLEYAN (64) Brown 3-3 0-1 6, Vorgocko 5-14 0-3 10, Rensberger 5-10 2-2 12, Marostica 4-15 9-13 17, Warren 1-7 0-0 1, Bieber 1-61-3 3, Larson 2-4 2-2 6, Goxiola 4-7 0-0 8, Dowell 0-0 0-0 0, Walker 0- 0-0 0. TOTALS 256614-2464. BETHEL (68) Sleffert 2-5 3-67, Dowlng 6-111-613, Nickel 5-9 6-916, Book 3-5 0-0 6, Welty 4-8 2- 4 10, Rensberger 0-0 0-0 0, Williams 2-3 1-5 5, N.Goering 0-4 3-6 3, M.Goerlng 1 -2 0-3 2, Otte 0-10 0-0, Jacobs 3-5 01 6, Keller 0-0 0-0 0, Gengler 0-0 0-0 0, Harmon 0-0 0-0 0, Broadus 0-0 0-0 0. TOTALS 26-5316-40 68. HALFTIME — Bethel 35, Kansas Wesleyan 34. TOTAL FOULS — Kansas Wesleyan 32, Bethel 21. FOULED OUT — Brown, Vargozko, Rensberger, Warren Bieber (Kansas Wesleyan). TECHNICAL FOUL — Kansas Wesleyan bench. TOTAL REBOUNDS — Kansas Wesleyan 49 (Marostica, Warren 8), Bethel 47 (Downing 14). TURNOVER — Kansas Wesleyan 17, Bethel 19. Indiana State's Jeff McComb leaps over Wichita State's Curtis Bailey (left) and Sycamore teammate John Sherman Williams (44) for a tip-in. Swede women fall to Friends InKCACgame LINDSBORG - Heidi Wimmer scored 19 points and Lori Smith added 16 Saturday night to lead the Friends women to a 62-52 Kansas Conference basketball victory over Bethany. The victory improved the KCAC-leading Falcons to 8-0 in the conference and 11-3 overall. Bethany dropped to 4-4 and 8-7. Bethany was paced by Jody Giggy's 14 points. The Swedes will play Kansas Wesleyan at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Bicentennial Center. FRIENDS 62 Smith 8 0-1 16, Watson 1 0-0 2, Blankenshlp 30-26, T.Balthazar 21-25, S.Balthazar 3 2-2 8, Adams 3 0-0 6, Wimmer 8 3-3 19. TOTALS 28 6-11 62. BETHANY (52) Schultz 20-04, Brison 51-311, Green 1 3-4 5, Shea 10-02, Dunker 43-411, Glggy 5 4-4 14, Wilson 1 0-1 2, Snodg- rassl 1-23.TOTALS 2012-1852. HALFTIME — Friends 34, Bethany 24. TOTAL FOULS — Frrends 17, Bethany 17. FOULED OUT —None. Holley, Green lead Lady Cats BOULDER, Colo. — Amanda Holley scored 16 points and Susan Green 15 Saturday night to lead Kansas State's Lady Cats to a 67-55 Big Eight Conference basketball victory over Colorado. The win improved K-State's conference record to 2-0 and its overall mark to 11-4. Colorado slipped to 1-1 in the Big Eight and 11-4 overall. The Lady Cats used a strong first half to pull away from the Buffaloes. K-State led 38-27 at halftime. The Lady Cats overcame 41 percent field goal shooting with strong rebounding. KSU outrebounded CU, 51-36. Carlisa Thomas was K-State's workhorse on the boards with 12. Bridget Turner led Colorado with 14 points. KANSAS STATE (67) Holley 6-10 4-5 16, Green 4-9 7-1015, Thomas 3-13 3-7 9, Hubert 4-8 0-2 8, Leldlng 4-6 0-2 8, Jones 3-10 1-2 7, Durham 1-4 0-0 2, Fitipatrick 1 -2 0-0 2. TOTALS 26-63 15-28 67. COLOR ADO (55) Turner 6-132-5 14, Holwerda 4-7 1-2 9, Banks 3-5 3-6 9, Carson 3-8 2-2 3, Tripp 2-102-2 6, Ford 2-4 1-35, DeWitte 1 -3 2-24. TOTALS 21 -53 13-22 55. HALFTIME — Kansas State 38, Colorado 27. TOTAL FOULS — Kansas State 22, Colorado 26. FOULED OUT — Holley (KS), Turner, Tripp (CU). REBOUNDS — Kansas State 51 (Thomai 12), Colorado 36 (Ford 9). TURNOVERS — Kansas State 21, Colorado 23. Swedes edge Friends, 81-79 LINDSBORG - Steve Malm scored 23 points and Kale Gaston added 17 Saturday night leading Bethany to an 81-79 victory over the Friends Falcons at Hahn Gymnasium. The victory improved the Swedes to 6-2 in the Kansas Conference and 88 overall while Friends dropped to 5-3 and 6-6. Malm hit two free throws with 10 seconds remaining for the final margin. Friends got off two shots after Malm's free throws, but attempts by Dennis Schumacher and Gregg Weber failed to drop. Friends, which had roared back from a 12-point deficit with 10 minutes left, tied the score at 79-79 with 15 seconds remaining on a jump shot by Danny Bumgardner. Schumacher scored 30 points to pace Friends while Bumgardner added 16 and Weber 10. Bethany will travel to Salina to meet Kansas Wesleyan in the Bicentennial Center Tuesday night in an 8 -.00 game. FRIENDS (79) Pearson 5 0-0 10, Barney 3 0-0 6, Schumacher 11 8-8 30, Weber 4 2-2 10, Bumgardner 8 0-1 16, Rogers 1 2-2 4, Doak 1 1-33. TOTALS 33 13-16 79. BETHANY (81) Geiman 3 0-0 6, Cole 40-08, Hayden 02-22, Malm 7 9-12 23, Sheets 2 1-2 5, Gaston 8 1-1 17, Washington 50-3 10, Stanley 30-06, Macari 1 22 4. TOTALS 3315-22 81. HALFTIME SCORE — Bethany 40, Friends 38. TOTAL FOULS — Friends 19, Bethany 16. FOULED OUT — Pearson (F). TECHNICAL FOULS — Barney (F), Bethany bench. Wildcat Club to hold meeting The Salina Wildcat Club will hold its monthly meeting Thursday at the Cavalier Club. Lunch will be served at 12 noon with Kansas State assistant basketball Daryl Winston appearing as the guest speaker. Fort Hays sweeps Wayne HAYS — Fort Hays State's men's and women's basketball teams rolled to easy victories over Wayne State Saturday night in Gross Memorial Coliseum. The Tiger men defeated the Wildcats, 77-47, behind Fred Campbell's 20 points. Fort Hays jumped to a 36-22 halftime lead and never let up in chalking up its 14th win of the season against three losses. The Tigers improved their Central States Conference record to 3-0. Wayne State fell to 0-4 in the conference and 4-11 overall. Thomas Hardnet scored 14 points behind Campbell. _ The Tiger women raced to a 50-29 halftime lead then coasted to an 88-72 conference victory. Fort Hays had five players in double-figures. Marilyn Smith led the Tigers with 17 points. Cheryl Baker had 14, Terrie Sargent and Staci Hadley 13. MEN WAYNE STATE (47) White 3-6 3-3 9, McNamora 1-1 0-0 2, Rosenquist 5-11 0-0 10, Berg 1-71-23, Wilson 3-7 1 -2 7, Wllloughby 2-7 0-24, Hall 2-4 0-04, Gracy 1 -2 2-2 4, Hayes 0-3 2-4 2, Daley 1-1 0-0 2. TOTALS 19-499-1547. FORT HAYS ST. (77) Lee 2-8 4-4 8, Johnson 4-6 0-0 8, Williams 3-6 0-0 6, Campbell 10-14 0-2 20, Hardnet 6-13 2-3 14, Allen 1 -6 1 -4 3, Miller 3-7 2-5 8, Morse 2-5 00 4, Browner 1-4 4-4 6, Lackey 0-1 0-0 0. 32-70 13-2277. HALFTIME — Fort Hays St. 36, Wayne St. 22. TOTAL FOULS — Wayne St. 22, Fort Hays St. 16. FOULED OUT — Hardnet (FH). TOTAL REBOUNDS — Wayne St. 30 (Wilson 11), Fort Hays St. 50 (Allen 10). TURNOVERS — Wayne St. 26, Fort Hays St. 14. ASSISTS — Wayne St. 1 (White 1), Fort Hays St.11 (Lee 5). WOMEN WAYNE STATE 72 Blomberg 5-12 3-5 13, Schnitzler 5-150-1 10, Ehrhorn 4-9 1-2 9, Krohn 2-61-4 5, Nygren 9-14 7-11 25, Heesacker 0-0 0-2 0, Tomaskiewicz 2-6 4-48, Smith 0-2 0-0 0, Rich 1 -1 0-0 2. TOTALS 286516-2872. FORT HAYS ST. (88) Reeves 5-9 0-1 10, Smith 7-19 3-5 17, Hadley 5-11 3-4 13, Sargent 6-12 1-3 13, Cheryl Baker 5104-4 14, Cindy Baker 2-4 2-2 6, NicholO-1 0-00, Nuss 4-5 1-2 9, Nuttle 3-6 0-0 6. TOTALS 36-77 14-2188. HALFTIME — Fort Hays St. 50, Wayne SI. 29. TOTAL FOULS — Wayne St. 24, Fort Hays St. 28. Glory (Continued from Page 13) good if they cut it out. They'll be measuring the good will of the community." The highlights have been many during the 16-year span. That's why the news of the impending cuts in the men's basketball program at Marymount is so sad. Yes, there have problems with the hometown crowds over the years. But the fact remains that Marymount must spend most of its season on the road because several teams in the district, even those 20 to 30 miles away, won't play the Spartans. This season is a perfect example. The Spartans have a 31-game schedule, but only 10 of the games are at home. It's not easy to stay interested in a team that doesn't play a home game during the entire month of January. President Johnson hasn't completely shut the door on the idea of continuing the program at its present level. But if the community of Salina doesn't step forward to help fund the program, it surely will die. And 16 years of tradition will go with it. It's a slap on the face for the likes of Muff, Cochran and current head coach Dan Pratt, whose hard work started and have kept the program a quality one. No longer will there be "big games" with the likes of Fort Hays State and Washburn — not even against Kansas Conference schools. No longer will there be the District 10 playoffs to look forward to. No longer will there be any reason for Salinans, or Marymount students for that matter, to support the Spartan program. No longer will there be a program to support.

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