The Daily Spectrum from Saint George, Utah on September 19, 1984 · 10
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10 Spectrum Wednesday, September 19. 1984 Rams sign Dils to replace Ferragamo ANAHEIM, Calif. (UPI) - When Vince Ferragamo was lost for five weeks with a broken finger, the Los Angeles Rams went shopping for a veteran quarterback. But they found anyone they really wanted carried outrageous price tags. They made it plain they wanted Minnesota backup Archie Manning, but when the Vikings told the Rams what they'd like in return, the deal was off. "For Archie Manning they wanted .Newport Beach," quipped Rams' coach John Robinson. So Tuesday, the Rams and Vikings completed a deal for third-stringer Steve Dils. The price was considerably less than Newport Beach. It is believed the Rams gave up their fourth-round pick in the 1985 draft for the Stanford grad. Dils arrived in Southern California Tuesday night and was to report to ; the Rams today. Jeff Kemp, Ferra-gamo's backup, will start Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Beng-' als, Robinson said. "He's a solid veteran who can Teltscher's game better SAN FRANCISCO (UPI) - Eliot Teltscher's tennis game is getting . better, but he doesn't know why. Last week Teltscher reached the finals of the Pacific Southwest Championship at Los Angeles but lost to Jimmy Connors. Tuesday night he knocked off John Fitzgerald of Australia, 6-2, 6-4, in the first round of a $200,000 tournament at the Cow Palace. The tournament is sponsored by Transamerica. "I was struggling early in the 'year," the No. 3 seed said. "I hope there is a fine line in doing good and doing bad." , Teltscher, ranked 17th in the world, scored backhand winners against Fitzgerald but couldn't pinpoint the secret to his recent successes. "At this moment I'm playing a .little bit better," he said. "I don't Prediction SOUTH BEND, Ind. (UPI) - Four years ago, a lifelong Chicago Cubs fan predicted in a book he wrote that .1984 would be the Northsiders' season in the sun. With Old Sol now shining exactly as predicted on the division-leading Irish to face crippled Colorado club SOUTH BEND, Ind. (UPI) - Wor ry over tight end Ed Reinhardt's struggle for survival has emotionally crippled a Colorado football team getting ready for Saturday's Notre Dame game, a distraught Coach BUI McCartney says. McCartney, fighting back tears through parts of a telephone hookup with Indiana sports reporters Tuesday, said the life-threatening head injury Reinhardt suffered in last weekend's Oregon game was having a "tremendous impact" on the entire Buffalo team. "It continues to weigh heavily on everyone's heart and mind," said McCartney, who has a number of other starters injured and out of Saturday's game. "It seems like an avalanche of in-. juries," McCartney said. "We're t really crippled, hurt bad, emotionally and physically." Umps will NEW YORK (UPI) - Once you say or do something they don't like, they never forget. Same thing the other way around. You say or do something they like, and they're sure to remember. They've got even better memories than elephants. - Who are "they?" The umpires. And who will they remember forevermore now? Dwight Gooden. You can count on it just like you can count on either the Cubs or the IPadres winning the National League -pennant. Sports Parade Milt Richman Earlier this season, when Mets' first baseman Keith Hernandez jok-Jngly asked Darryl Strawberry, last year's Rookie of the Year, his reaction to the 19-year-old Gooden stealing some of his thunder with the media, the suddenly ancient 22-year-old Strawberry answered, "Yeah, I think it's good to let the kid get some of the ink now." "The kid" doesn't have to worry about any ink. Gooden is getting so much, being bombarded with so many calls, he has had to cut off his phone. He put himself in the record book with Monday night's performance against the Phillies when he struck out 16 batters in a game for the second straight time. That gave him 32 strikeouts for two consective games and 43 for three consecutive ones. Both those totals are records, wiping out the previous ones set by Sandy Koufax. Gooden also ran his strkeouts for the season to 267, establishing a major league record for a rookie, so by this time, Monday night's game in Philadelphia is history to most people. They know what the Mets' rookie right-hander did. By now, also, every umpire in the National League knows what Dwight Gooden SAID after that game, and that could turn out to have an even greater ultimate impact on his career than what he did. One way or another, because they either heard it through the grapevine or read it in the papers, all the um come in here and have an impact on our team right now," Robinson said. "I'm really excited," Dils, 28, said. "It's just perfect for me. Up here (in Minnesota) it was kind of frustrating. They're going with Tommy Kramer and Archie as his backup. Coming to a team like the Rams is great. They're a good club and getting better. "I just want to help the team. I'll do anything they ask of me. I'll stay all night and work to get ready if they want." Ferragamo broke the little finger on his throwing hand last Sunday against Pittsburgh, and the Rams began an immediate search for a veteran quarterback. Dils, 6-foot-l and 191 pounds, was the Vikings' fourth-round draft pick in 1979 out of Stanford, where he was the nation's leading passer in 1978. He started 12 games for the Vikings in 1983, completing 239 of 444 passes for 2,840 yards and 11 touchdowns. His .539 career passing percentage ranks third in Vikings' history, and know why. I just go out and play the best I can and, whether I win or lose, my game has been the same." Top-seed John McEnroe meets Tim Wilkison tonight in his first singles match of the tournament. No. 2 seed Gene Mayer plays Peter Fleming. In other first-round action, Thomas Hogstedt of Sweden upset No. 5 seed Scott Davis, 6-4, 6-3. The Swede said he had trouble with the Cow Palace surface. In other matches, No. 7 Paul Mc-Namee eliminated Leif Shires, 6-2, 6-2; Ramesh Krishnan edged Wojtek Fibak, 6-7, 7-5, 7-6; John Sadri defeated Don Goldie, 6-3, 6-4; and Kevin Curren ousted Mark Dickson, 6-4, 6-4. McEnroe teamed with Fleming to take a first-round doubles match from Marty Davis and Chris Dunk, 7-5, 6-2. nearly fact occupants of Wrigley Field, Jim Lan-gford is out with a new publication "The Cub Fan's Guide to Life." Langford, also the author of "The Game is Never Over," says his new effort is the "ultimate self-help book," with stories, essays, quizzes. Reinhardt, a starting sophomore tight end from Littleton, Colo., is the team's leading receiver with 14 catches and "the kind of a kid that only comes along every so often," , according to McCartney, ; y Reinhardt had to be helped from' the field and eventually blacked out after a play late in a 27-20 loss at Oregon in which he hit his head on a tackler's knee and then struck the ground hard. He was taken immediately to the hospital and was operated on Saturday night for removal of a blood clot on the left side of the brain. McCartney remained in Oregon with the family until Monday morning and returned to Colorado still wearing the clothes he wore during Saturday's game. Reinhardt Tuesday was reported in a coma and in critical condition, though he was breathing on his own never forget Dwight pires are fully aware of what Gooden had to say after he lost that ball game to the Phillies, 2-1, when he let his hands drop while he was on the rubber facing Juan Samuel in the eighth inning and third base umpire Terry Tata called a balk on him enabling Philadelphia to score the go-ahead run. "I knew right away it was a balk," Gooden told everyone. "I just prayed he (Tata) he wouldn't catch me. It was a good call." Right then and there, Dwight Gooden enshrined himself into the Umpires' Hall of Fame for all eternity-Big deal, you say. You'd be surprised at how big a deal it actually is. Umpires don't get too much praise. From anyone, least of all ballplayers, many of whom have about as much use for them as they have for newspapermen. On those rare, isolated occasions when a ballplayer does say something positive or nice about some umpire, particularly when what he has to say is completely unsolicited as it was in Gooden's case, all the umpires' antennae automatically go up. They never forget something like that. They appreciate it more than you could ever imagine. That's not saying they necessarily are going to give Gooden any big edge with the umpires the rest of the time he pitches, but it certainly won't hurt him any with them. No matter what else you hear, umpires are human. If you don't believe it, ask them. They always speak about past players like Ted Williams and Dick Allen with regard and affection. And present ones like Steve Carlton, Tom Seaver and Steve Gar-vey. Why them? Because Williams and Allen never showed them up by questioning their calls. The same with Carlton, Seaver and Garvey. That means a lot to the umpires. It means a little extra when a Dwight Gooden says what he did. "It means more than most people know," says Tom Gorman, who umpired in the National League for 25 years and now is a consultant working out of the league office. "Very seldom does a ballplayer praise us. I know what happened to Gooden in Philadelphia Monday night and what he said after that balk was called on him. He took it like a real pro. The thing I can't get over is that he's only 19 and been up here in the big leagues only one season. I've seen him pitch several times and he is tied for fifth in touchdown passes with 15. Dils, 28, became expendable because the Vikings were carrying three other quarterbacks Kramer, Manning and Wade Wilson. Dils had said earlier he wouldn't Ali diagnosed with Parkinson's disease NEW YORK (UPI) - Former boxing great Muhammad Ali has returned to the United States from West Germany and checked into a hospital, reportedly suffering from Parkinson's disease. Ali was admitted to Columbia Presbyterian Hospital's Neurological Institute Tuesday night for tests and evaluation. Dr. Martin Ecker, who has accompanied Ali in a recent trip to Europe, said the once three-time heavyweight champion is suffering from Parkinson's disease, a chronic and progressive disorder of the nervous system. The disease is marked by a tremor and a weakness of the muscles. Neurologist Stanley Fahn, Ali's at ' " " Muhammad Ali Has Parkinson's disease condition and the medication may account for the deterioration of his speech. "I always feel very tired but I don't feel no pain," Ali was quoted in West Germany. "I don't know what it is. I will have to take this patiently, which is not very much my habit." The New York Daily News reported today that Dr. Edwin Campbell, medical director of the New York State Athletic Commission, said one reason Ali initially checked into the hospital was to have his medication adjusted. Campbell said Ali takes medication for high blood pressure. He added that Ali also takes L-Dopa, which may be used in the treatment of Parkinson's but is administered to replenish dopamine. Dopamine is produced by the body and is essential to normal nerve activity in the brain. and swelling in his brain had sub sided somewhat. Doctors were unsure whether the injury was caused solely by the pass play late in the game, or if Reinhardt had been hurt before then, A tean-mate said Reinhardt mentioned a bad headache earlier in the afternoon. Notre Dame coach Gerry Faust said he went through an experience similar to McCartney's when a high school player of his was seriously injured about six years ago. The player survived without brain damage and eventually graduated with honors, Faust said. "I know what Bill's going through," Faust said. "You just don't care about anything else. Nothing else is really important. He could care less about anything else, and I don't blame him." Faust said the impact of the injury have watched him very closely. On a close pitch, one that's called against him, he'll never change his expression or attitude. You don't see him start hollering at the plate umpire, staring at him or throwing his hands in the air. You never see him register disgust so as to get the fans on his side and against the umpire. To me, that's a professional. "The umpires know that when Gooden is pitching, he pitches and lets them umpire," Gorman goes on. "He's not looking for nothing for nothing. You can't say that about all IIIMIIHMCCI It's Round Up Time in Dodge City and the southern territory. The 1985 models will soon be here, so it's time to round up the '84 models and Move 'Em Out! (Brand New) Prospector Pkg. Discount Factory Rebate Dealer Discount TOTAL SAVINGS 2393 (Until Sept. 30th) YEAR END CLEARANCE mind being traded. "With Archie being No. 2 and Tommy being No. 1, it is kind of a waste for me to sit on the sidelines. There certainly isn't a lot of incentive for me to get excited about each game," Dils said. tending physician, has declined comment. Gerard Dahill, an assistant unit manager of Columbia Presbyterian, said Ali checked in Tuesday night for the second time this month for an undetermined length. He was discharged from the institute Sept. 11 after five days of tests. Asked if Ali, 42, was in fact being checked for Parkinson's disease, hospital administrator Howard Smallwitz said: "We've heard the rumors, of course. But we can't speculate at this point." But Ecker said Tuesday in a radio interview in Luxembourg that Ali suffers from Parkinson's disease. He said the first set of tests Ali underwent at Columbia Presbyterian revealed such symptoms. He added that the disease reasonably could have been caused by beatings to the head during Ali's boxing career. Ali's speech has become progressively slurred in recent years and his movements more lethargic. He previously has been treated for a thyroid on this weekend's game will probably be to inspire the 0-2 Buffaloes, despite their difficulty with pre-game preparation. "I know they're going to come in Saturday and play their hearts out for one of their teammates," Faust said. Faust, 1-1 in 1984 after an upset loss to Purdue and a come-from-be-hind win over Michigan State, said he was stressing tackling drills this week with a defense that has had trouble getting a firm grip on tackle-breaking running backs. He said he is concerned with Colorado's emphasis on and success with the passing game, particularly because his own defense is hampered by injuries to three key linebackers and a safety. Gooden pitchers." What you can say about Dwight Gooden is that he can't miss winning the National League Rookie of the Year Award and will even get a lot of Cy Young votes. Of all the things you can say about the flame-throwing, 6-foot-2 right-hander from Tampa, Fla., I thought Dave Johnson had the most thoughtful comment when he was asked what he thought about what Gooden had to say about Tata's balk call against him. "There's nothing wrong with being honest," said the Mets' manager. H KYIiyiWK." gOO"0 500" 900" 00 Will USU Tackle U.' again ST. GEORGE - Let's face it, the blood in my veins ran pretty navy blue until the past two weeks. But after the embarrassments Utah State has suffered and the success BYU has had I think my blood has started running about three shades lighter. Things have gotten so bad that I quit wearing my t-shirt that says: "My two favorite teams are Utah State and any other team that beats BYU." Word from Cache Valley is that .'ast Saturday's 62-18 loss to TCU was tie Aggies' worst exhibition of football at home since 1977 when BYU buried Utah State 65-6, and this was to be a good year for Utah State considering the experience coming back. That experience included two All-America candidates at defensive positions. Well, the chances of those honors being garnered now are about as remote as finding a palm tree on the Utah State campus in January. SPORTS EDITOR According to the report in the Logan paper, most of the Aggies' wives and the rest of the fans had deserted the stands by the fourth quarter and that's doens't leave many remaining spectators when there were only 12,-009 fans to begin with. The newspaper's account of the game said the biggest cheer of the day came when it was announced that the Aggies would have a bye this week. It's sad to say, but it looks like the once proud, tradition-laden Aggie football program has fallen into somber mediocrity. Records speak After finishing last season with a 5-6 record head coach Chris Pella better get things turned around or he may find Utah State adminstrators out beating the bush hoping someone like Chuck Mills or Phil Krueger pops up to save the program. Now you ask how I can criticize a program 400 miles away? It's not hard. All you have to do is look at the scores each week and then browse through the media guide of past records. Scores and records don't lie. The last dominating season the Aggies had was in 1979 when they went 9-2 under Bruce Snyder. But things have been glum since then with a 6-5 Olympic plans stolen LONDON (UPI) - The only set of plans outlining India's bid to host the 1992 Summmer Olympics in New Delhi have been stolen from the trunk of a car in London, police said Open Daily 8-6; Closed Sunday 6-DAY TIRE SALE Steel Belted Radials P16580613 Sale Price Radial tire mileage and traction 5-rib highway tread P-metnc sizes 4oMIl H uTt'i m 1 ii Pil sim I iku M65I0D13 15.00 PII5I0DI) 21,00 MIS7SDU 30.00 pmjson 33,00 H0S7SPI4 34.00 H1S7SDI4 37.00 ts7ion 31.00 nnmou 30.00 6oon 30.00 6001IS 34,09 $1 All Tires H1.87B IV16" piston, shaft, and triple-welded mounts. FWith all-weather fluid. Sizes for many U.S. cars. MQOfTjfry 3?A : ever be in 1980, 5-6 record in 1981 and 5-6 ib-1982 under Snyder, then last year's S- --6 mark under Pella. j . Under Mills and Krueger the Ag -' gies suffered just two seasons in nine that weren't winners, 1969 ( 3-7) andJ 1970 (5-5), both under Mills. t Are the Aggies on the verge of be coming the doormat of Utah foot ,. ball? ' Even wins over Utah and BYU-' shouldn't be deemed as satisfying . enough to salvage a rotten season overall this year. The fans shouldn't expect the Ag gies to win every game they play, butf they should expect tnem to De re-i spectable against most all oppo-i nents. f Things better improve or the boosts ers will go head hunting, and word -has it that Pella won't be first on the , 4 list. t If things ever do unload at USU,f . 1 defensive coordinator Kent Baer J v may see the door open first and be helped out without a "thank you" in ' A5 an abrupt house cleaning. His defensive unit has only given - s. up 104 points in the first two games . 4? That's wav too many, unless your& playing basketball, even against the. competition Utah State has played The onlv thine that mav save him is." the fact he's a Cache Valley boy andK former Aggie himself. But hopefully the football program ; . at Utah State, under second-year t f athletic dirctor Dave Kragthorpe, J-A, will come before one of the good 'ol f boys from Cache Valley. ?j Kragthorpe, who guided Idaho. State to the NCAA 1-AA national, V; -J. championship, should know beyondr? ' g any doubt what it takes to put a rep ?! sectable team on the field. , J M However, Pella is the one ultimate-V K ly repsonsible for the program and- will probably be the first and final 4 ' victim because when he goes, so goeg K . the staff. 4 The only thing I ask is to give the f - $ Aggie fans back the days of Tony Ad- . ' ams, Louie Giammona, John Slrycu- la, Bob Wicks, Merlin and Phil Olsen and Bill Staley. 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