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,a By Tom Henderson Star Sports Writer r 1 Opinion Divided thrXnXT3?1 on BiS E1gN experiment to utilize 25th a iu. !S!,e Eranted the extra offlcalseemed to get la the way of the ground-floor fanmore often, some coaches, including Ted Owens of Kansas' chapmlonshlp team for one, spoke out against the experiment for more technical reasons. ing UUt let S 136 8 l0k at Big Eight's exPlanatin ty M,'!1' S.ame ia to be called like the coaches want it called a f05.. anre,as are covered- lt really takes three men to do it, says Brice Durbin, Big Eight supervisor of officals. n,.l,.Ac.&,,y, tw, actors dictate the action," Durbin con-. dJJ Slow fh!P ?f the p,ayers and tte skm of the Plavcr to" a? ISi?6 P,auy,ng i an excePoa"y sophisticated game. ? aCes and ofHcia,s find that four weas are not game." 6 necessary to have an ideally officiated aMiiheof0UreasiLDurbin cities blocking or charging in ence and goal tending and complete coverage on fast breaks. A bund spot behind the official making the toss on a jump ball has made the sidelines difficult to cover on that play previously and the .third official should also be able to provide an extra position from which to view the fast break. System Different Durbin says several conferences use the three-official system, but the mechanics his crews used were a combination of all the positive aspects of the various methods used by the other conferences of shifting officials to cover prescribed areas. "We feel these mechanics afford the best coverage pos-sible, yet require the fewest changes," Durbin says, "Therefore, our officials are able to adapt quickly and smoothly cover all areas." The recent test was not the first one conducted by the conference in regard to the nse of an extra official. During the 1967 tournament three officials were utilized us mg basic rotational mechanics then in existence in two consolation-bracket games. "That really wasn't a fair test for the system," Durbin says. By using these more refined mechanics and using them throughout the tournament, I feel that both the coaches and the officials are better prepared to evaluate the three-man crew versus the two-man crew." While arguments continue into the value of the extra man in black and white stirpes, the question of whether the game would turn into a free throw contest is no longer considered a factor. 'All reseach to date provides every indication that in fact there are actually fewer fouls called in games officiated by three men," Durbin says. "Apparently the players are more aware of being watched closely and automatically avoid contact, particularly away from the ball and play the game as they are taught rather than trying to cut a corner sometimes." - Tournament Special But while the success or failure of the third official is still being weighed in the Big Eight office In Kansas City, fans won't have to worry about a change this season. For the third official was an experiment being used exclusively In the tournament and will not be used at least this season druing conference games. - , . v Whether the three-man crews will be used in all Big Eight games in future seasons is still up for debate, but During says, "I feel the quicker we adopt the three-official mechanics, the we'll be able to fully cover areas which have traditionally been problems. "This is a concern of both the officials and the coaches." Kansas Big Eight Opening By ROBERT MOORE Associated Press Sports Writer KANSAS CITY (AP) -Six Big Eight Conference basketball teams open their league seasons this week Saturday, to be exact. In the initial tilts, Oklahoma State invades Iowa State, Nebraska goes to Kansas State, and Oklahoma travels to Missouri. Twelfth-ranked Kansas, favored to win the championship even though Coach Ted Owens won't say so, doesn't launch its league campaign until Jan. 18 when the Jayhawks are hosts to Iowa State. Colorado, the other team with a late start, makes its conference debut Jan. 16 at Oklahoma. The Oklahoma State-Iowa State game Saturday will be played in the afternoon and will be the first of 10 Big Eight con-tests to be televised. Kansas ' finished the first month of play with the league's best record of 9-1 and won both its own Jayhawk Classic and the Big Eight Conference preseason tournament. Despite these achievements, Owens thinks the Jayhawks "have a long way to go to be an outstanding basketball team." Owens says the team which wins the Big Eight title will.be the one "which improves the most in the weeks ahead." Kansas State, 5-6, the defending champion, has problems, according to Coach Jack Hart- man. N , "By that," Hartman says, "I mean at guard, problems that we've got to solve. Without any guards, we're going to find the going rough because guards make your offense go. Yes, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma all had fine December showings, and they played according to form. "We're not too far off right ...now from what I thought we would- 'mmemr'm&on Favored Cagers Saturday started. But I did think we would have better play from our guards. It is easy to take a guard and make him a forward but you can't take forwards and make them guards." Iowa State, 3-8, the surprise of the Big Eight tourney in defeating Oklahoma and forcing Kansas into overtime before losing, convinced itself it can play good teams and stand a chance of winning. Coach Glen Anderson says, "We're young, not very big, but we are improving every game." Missouri Coach Norm Stewart isn't pleased with the Tigers, 8-4. After the Big Eight tournament in which Missouri finished seventh, Stewart concludes that "it's an awfully strong league, awfully strong." Oklahoma State Coach Sam Aubrey hopes to Improve on pressure defense even though "I've never liked to play it because you give up so many easy baskets but maybe we can use it during the conference season." During the tourney, Aubrey found out his reserves are better than he anticipated, namely Donnie Wheeler, Jerry Merida and Steve Uthoff. The Cowboys are 4-7. Coach Joe Cipriano of Nebras ka has concluded that the Corn huskers are "the best shooting team since I've been at Nebras ka." The Cornhuskers, 10-2, bowed to Kansas in the tournament finals 72-52 and may press the Jayhawks most for the conference championship. Yankees Go South San Juan, P. R. UP) Three New York Yankee pitchers, one of their infielders and an out fielder are playing this winter in the Puerto Rican League. Pitchers Ron Klimkowski and Rob Bardner and third baseman John Ellis are with Ponce, pitcher Mike Kekich is with Frank Robinson's Santurce team tsA Gif (elder Ron Woods Husker By HAL BROWN Star Sports Editor Mami as the Nebraska foot ball team and its fans await the final Associated Press football poll wMch they feel certain should tab the Oornhuskers No. 1, there was hope in their minds that 'the writers and broadcast ers making up the panel would not let their hearts run away with their heads.. Notre Dame traditionally has been a sentimental favorite am-ong voters In the football polls and only has to go back about four years to the 1966 season for a convincing example. -That was the year, you might recall, in which Notre Dame chose to settle for the celebrated tie with Michigan State, the 10-10 tie bei tig the only blemish on eitlher's record, yet The Asso ciation Press' panel of writers eiilti 49ERS BEATEN 17-10 .. . Dallas Gallops To Super Bowl Berth SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -The Dallas Cowboys, parlaying key third quarter interceptions by Lee Roy Jordan and Mel Rcnfro with the devastating running of rookie Duane Thomas,- defeated the San Franciso 49ers 17-10 Sunday for the National Football Conference championship and a Super Bowl berth against the Baltimore Colts. The victory, which ended a four-year string of playoff failures by the talent-rich Cowboys, sent them into the Jan. 17 Super Bowl opposite the Colts who the day for the American Football Conference crown. Thomas, a 220-pound power runner from West Texas State, bolted 13 yards for the touch down that put Dallas ahead to stay early in the third period after middle linebacker Jordan had picked off a hurried John Brodie pass on the 49ers' 17. On the next series, Brodie, the NFC's regular season passing leader who had been intercepted just 10 times in 14 games, fired long to Gene Washington. Rent- ro stole the pass on the Dallas 19-yard line and rambled 19 whipped Oakland 27-17 earlier hi back to the 38. The Cowboys then drove 62 yards and took a 17-3 lead, Walt Garrison scoring on a five-yard pass from quarterback Craig Morton to assure DQALLAS ITS After that score Brodie who was pressured neavuy Dy me rugged Dallas front four throughout the second half, mounted a 73-yard drive that culminated in a 26-yard touch down strike to Dick Witcher. It was the first touchdown the Dallas defense had permitted in 24 quarters. It was, however, the last gasp of the 49ers, who were seeking their first title in the team's 25-year history. A frustrated crowd of 55,625 watching the last pro game in venerable Kezar Stadium saw the Cowboys qualify for the $25,000-plus per man Su per Bowl bonus. The CowbEoys have been i five consecutive playoffs but this is the first time they've got ten as far as the Super Bowl. The second half began with the teams deadlocked 3-3 after a 16-yard first-quarter field goal by Bruce Gossett of the 49ers and a second-quarter 21-yarder by Dallas' Mike Clar, Following an exchange ot punts in the third quarter, the 49ers took the ball on their own 21. Brodie, who was thrown for losses only eight times in the regular campaign, was flattened by outside linebacker Dave dwards at the 14. Rushed hard by Larry Cole on the next play, he dumped a short pass over the middle. Jordan, an eight-year Dallas stand out, stepped in front of intended receiver Ken Willard, grabbed N.U. Receives Grantland Rice, Award For No. 1 Raleigh, UP) Undefeated Ne braska, the Orange Bowl winner, has added another prize to its trophy room the Grantland Rice award as the nation's outstanding college football team. Selection of the Cornhusekrs, 17-12 conquerer of Louisiana State on New Year's Day, was announced by the Football Writers Association of America. Nebraska, who won 11 games and tied one this season, lacked only two points of a perfect score in the voting by the five- man selection committee, as soclation president Dick Herbert announced. Notre Dame, which beat top-ranked Texas in the Cotton Bowl, finished second and the Long' Hopes and broadcasters voted Notre Dame No. 1 and Michigan State No. 2. And there is a feeling among many that Notre Dame's upset win over top-ranked Texas in the Cotton Bowl, ending a 30-game winning streak, will bring the Fighting Irish enough sen-timental votes to upset Nebraska's hopes of being No. 1. Nebraska head coach Bob Df vaney edmits that bis post-game comment that "Not even the Pope could-vote Notre Dame No. 1" may not be very popular with the Catholics "even among our own aldmnl," but he believed lt when he said it and he still believes it. "We (Nebraska and Notre Dame) played two common foes," Devaney points out. "Notre Dame lost by 38-28 to Southern Cal in Los Angeles. We also the ball at his shoetops and drove to the 13. On the next play, Thomas, who rushed for 143 yards in 27 carries over-all, cut off his left tackle, veered to the left side lines and broke three tackles en route to the end zone. Dallas ran 75 offenrive plays to 61 for the 49ers. The Cowboys had possession of the football for 34 minutes, 53 seconds and San Francisco for 25:07. After the interception by Renfro, a seven-year pro who'd killed Detroit's playoff hopes the previous week with a last minute pass theft, the Cowboys rolled quickly to the deciding touchdown. Garrison ran for 12 ards, then picked up 23 more on a screen pass as Dallas moved the ball to the 49ers'29. Morton then overthrew Bob Hayes at the 45, but safety Mel Phillips climbed the receiver's back and was called for in terference. On the following play, Garrison slipped out of the backfield as theC owboys picked up a San Francisco blitz. He took Morton s softpass allalone ' in the end zones left corner. Brodie promptly brought the 49ers back in eight plays. He fan Witcher for the score after connecting with tight end Bob Windsor on a 29-yard over-the middle strike to the Cowboy 26. But the 49ers could penetrate no deeper than the Dallas 39 in the final period as the Cowboys sealed their sepenth consecutive victory. Aggies Net Win Las Cruces, N.M. iff) New Mexico State, its devastating pressing defense producing a basketfull of errors, broke open a tight game early in the second half and the Aggies went on to take a 76-65 college basketball victory over archrival New Mexico Saturday night. The Aggies, who led 35-34 at intermission outscored New Mexico 28-15 through the first 10 minutes, of the second half to win their ninth game against two losses. New Mexico also is 9-2. New Mexico State connected on only 36 per cent of their shots from the. field, hut the Aggies' zone press defense forced sluggish New Mexico into 28 turnovers. NEW MEXICO . NEW MEXICO ST. T Gibson F S-7 13 Smith 17 Davis 12 Reyes 7 Ward 12 Scott 2Neal 2 Horna 2 5 6 Johnson 7-7 4- 4 0-0 1- 2 5- 6 4-5 7-a 4-5 1- 4 4-7 2- 2 2-3 Faulknr Little Long Stewart Roberts 5 6 2 0 3-4 20 25-36 A5 Totals 2ft24.?B7 New Mexico ...34 31-45 New Mexico State i 35 4176 Fouled - out New Mexico, Gibson, Llttlel New Mexico State, Ward, Neal. Totals Total fouls New Mexico 77. New Mexico State 26. A 12,682. Team Ready When Weather Cancels Flight Miami The Nebraska foot ball party, showing loittle re morse over having to spend another day under Miami's sunny skies, climbed off their bus es here Sunday just moments before they were due to leave for the airport for the. trip to The luggage had all been taken by truck to the airport hee and he buses were ready to leave when the flight was canceled because of a blizzard swirling through Lincoln. The husker party is scheduled to try again at 10 a.m. this morning with an estimated arrival time In Lincoln of 12 noon. foSffrWlttlr- --- Baffle Irish Senitiimeiniit For Fop played Southern Cal on their field and we tied them. Notre Dame defeated LSU by only 3-0 and it was at South Bend we played LSU on a neutral field and we beat them by a slightly bigger margin, 17-12, than did Notre Dame playing them on their home field. . "I don't see how people can vote for anyone but Nebraska." While afaiting the result of the poll, Husker fans can savor their first undefeated season since 1915 and at 19 stright, the second longest unbeaten string in the nation, second only to Toledo's 23-game string. And while many of the Husker stars who helped put that 19-game streak on the boards for next year's team to hang onto, many of them will be back and many underclassmen played key roles in the Orange Bowl victory PARSEGHIAN Coach Says: Irish Had 'Gresfer Challenge' By HERSCHEL NISSENSON Associated Press Sports Writer DALLAS (AP) - Coach Ara Parseghian said Sunday in an llth-hour bid for the national col lege football championship that Notre Dame "accepted a greater challenge" by playing Texas in the Cotton Bowl than Nebraska did . ia-going ta Ah Orange Bowl. At the same time, a Cotton Bowl spokesman disclosed that the selection committee had asked Nebraska not to jump at an orange Bowl bid and to hold up its decision for about a week. Tha final Associated Press polls this week will determine the national champion. Parse ghian admits that Notre Dame's chances are slim since the Irish finished with a 10-1 record to Nebraska's 10-0-1. But, he added, "The automat ic assumption that they should be No. 1 disturbs me. Our team should get a great deal of credit for accepting the challenge of playing the top-ranked team." Texas wes No.-l in the last regular season poll several weeks ago bat Notre Dame put an end to that ranking, along with the Longhorns' 30-game winning streak, with Friday's The Cotton Bowl spokesman said Nebraska was "definitely considered strongly. We didn't issue them an invitation, but we definitely let them know , we were interested. We told them we probably wouldn't be able to make a decision for another week or so, but apparently they weren't interested enough to wait." Under NCAA rules, bowl bids may be extended a week before a team finishes its regular season. Nebraska, which closed on Nov. 21, was able to grab a bid a week earlier than Notre Dame, which ended Nov. 28. The Cornhuskers were locked up by the Orange Bowl on Nov. 14. The following week, Notre Dame, still unbeaten, edged Louisiana State 3-0. The next day, the Irish voted to go to the Cotton Bowl, turning down the Orange Bowl and a date with Nebraska to take the chance of meeting higher-ranked Texas, provided the Longhorns beat Ar kansas a week lateri which they am convincingly. i minx woire uame may nave lost a little glamour by that 3-0 win," the Cotton Bowl spokesman said. "I've got to say that hurt their appeal somewhat. They were supposed to be the No. 2 or 3 best scoring team in the country and Joe Theis- mann was throwing the ball all over the place; We just might nave mvuea weDrasxa." Ubviously rankled bv state- ments from Nebraska's Bob De vaney that "it's pretty plain to me mat we're the nation's best team" and that "even the Pope couldn't vote Notre Dame No. 1," Parseghian went on: "We accepted the greater challenge. They accepted the Orange Bowl without knowing who their opponent would be. arid they toWlgftwt' fec an 13 - J Friday night. ' 1 When It was third and 18 at the Nebraska 49 and the Huskers about to be stopped as they drove toward an early field goal that made lt 3-0, it was a junior, quarterback Jerry Tag-ge, and a sophomore, tight end Jerry List, who teamed up on a 17-yard pass play to make it fourth and one at the LSU 34. Another junior, Jeff Kinney, dived for the first down. On the same drive, with a second and 10 at the LSU 22, is was junior Tagge and sophomore List, who again teamed up for a 14-yarder set up senior Paul Roger's 26-yard field goal. On LSU's first play from scrimmage after the Huskers had taken the 3-0 lead, it was junior Larry Jacobson, who put pressure on Tiger quarterback Buddy Lee to force a fumble 11 Unites Heats 'ftftiracle AAan' . . . COLTS RECEIVE $8,500 EACH By MIKE RATHET Associated Press Sports Writer BALTIMORE (AP) - -Angeless Johnny Unitas outd-ueled middle-aged George Blan-da Sunday in a dramatic seesaw battle of veteran quarterbacks, leading the Baltimore Colts to a 27-17 upset victory in the first American Football Confer4nce championship game. The triumph, achieved before a snownau throwing crowd ot 56,368 in dreary Memorial Sta dium, sends the Colts into the Super Bowl at Miami, Jan. 17 against the winner of the Na tional Conference title game be tween Dallas and San Francis co. . It also gave each member of the Colts a record guarantee winning share of $8,500, chance at Super Bowl redemp tion and considerable satisfac tion in gaining the AFC title in their first year in the confer ence over tne last remaining former AFL team tosurvive the new series ol year-end playoffs. It wasn t all Unitas and Blan- da on the dirt field where the two pass-minded teams met, but the entire proceedings did Revolve around their every move trom the moment Bianda re placed Oakland starter Daryle Lamomca in the second quarter When it wound up. Bianda the 43-year-old miracle man of the Raiders and the hero of the middle-aged set, had the better statostocs and two touchdown passes but Unitas had done bigger amount of damage. And it was a Unitas pass to Ray Perkins, a 68-yarder 3:20 into the final quarter, that put tne colts ahead 27-17 and left the Raiders with little chance to overhaul Baltimore. Bianda gathered all the skills of a career that spanned two decades but interceptions by Rich Volk and Rudy May ended any cnances for a comeback. While Unitas brought the Colts in touchdown range twice, nis only touchdown came on the pass to Perkins as he completed just 11 of 30 attempts for 245 yards. But Norm Bulaich got two touchdowns on runs of two and 11 yards and Jim O'Brien kicked field goals of 16 and 23 yards. unbeaten team. We knew we'd play the Southwest Conference champion, with the strong pos- sioimy oi an unbeaten winner in Texas. "We also had an invitation from the Orange Bowl. But we knew we couldn't be No. 1 by going to the Orange Bowl. Some one else then would have had to beat Texas." As it turned out. Notre Dame dropped its Nov. 28 game to Southern California 38-28. Ne- braska, which tied Southern Cal 21-21 early in the season downed LSU in the Orange Bowl 17-12. "When it gets down this close to the final poll." said Parsp. ghian, "I think the voters should give a detailed examination to we siausucai accomplishments ot each team. After all, we beat tne wo. l team in the countrv and ended their 30-game win. ning streak. We held the nation's top, rushing team well below their average and held the na- tion's top scoring team to one toucnaown. "ia rather have the voters make their decision without be ing intiuenced by the kind of statements Bob Devanev made. i mougnt tne remark about the r ope wasn't in the best of taste i ininK we played a tougher schedule than Nebraska. And I tnink we should be given credit for the fact that we accepted a less attractive holiday atmos phere to meet the top-ranked team ... and we met the cha lenge." Monday, Jan. 4, 1971 which a sophomore, Willie Har-1 per, recovered. This gave the Huskers the bail at the LSU 15 and two plays later it was 10-0. With LSU having a second and five at their own 22, it was two sophomores, Harper and John Adklns, who threw quarterback Bert Jones for a 15-yard loss. And with a second and seven at the LSU 23, sophomore Ad-kins and junior Jaccbson gos to Jones for a 10-yard loss. Late in the first half with LSU having a second and one at the Nebraska 10 and driving toward a touchdown, it was sophomore Harper who broke through to spill Jones for a 10-yard loss, making it third and 11 from the 20 and the Tigers had to settle for a field goal. Then on the Huskers' winning touchdown drive after LSU had 17 Bianda, meanwhile, connected on an AFC record 48-yard goal in the first half and the two touchdown passes 38 yards to Fred Bilentnikoff and 15 yards to Warren Wells. Overall, Bianda completed 17 of 32 passes for 271 yards. The Colts owned a 10-3 half- time lead on O'Brien's 16-yard field goal and Bulaich's two-yard run. But not one person in the crowd 3,500 under capacity -expected it to stay that way. And it didn't. Bianda, who came on for La momca who suffered a pulled left thigh muscle when he was tackled by defensive end Bubba Smith, came out throwing in the second half and immediately drove the Raiders 80 yards to tie the score. The touchdown came on the 38-yard pass to Biletnikoff with lust 4:58 gone in the third quar ter and with Bianda laying on the ground, decked by Ron Hil ton as he released the ball. Unitas brought the Colts right back. A 30-yarder to Eddie Hin- ton brought the ball to the Oak land 37 and a 16-yarder to the same receiver moved lt to the 18. Th drive then stalled and O'Brien put the Colts ahead 13- 10 with his 23-yard field goal. The Colts defense then stiffened, held Bianda and the Raid ers, and unitas went to worK again from his own 35. The Colts quarterback, whose career appeared at an end dur ing the 1968 season when he was plagued by arm problems, hit Hinton for 13 yards and Roy Jef ferson for 11 and 13 to bring the ball to the Oakland 11. Then he called on Bulaich for a reverse and -the rookie from TCUc-a, reened around left end for 11 yards and the touchdown for a 20-10 lead with 1:28 left in the third period. Bianda, however, wasn't fin ished either. He hit rookie tight end Ray Chester with a 35-yard- er and Wells with a 38-yarder as he Raiders pushed the Colts backwards. Then he finished off the 80-yard drive with his 15-yarder to Wells. Wells was hit hard in the end zone, dropping the ball, but un der the rules it was a touchdown as soon as he gained possession and crossed the goal line. The Colt fans, however, didn't see it that way, and snowballs were heaved from the stands as the earns lined up for the conver sion. With Baltimore leading now ust 20-17, Unitas got the clinch- Defensive back Nemiah Wilson down the left side to Perkins. er three plays later, arching one seemed to misjudge the ball and when it came down at the Oak- and 45, Perkins was there and Wilson was some five yards away. Perkins, a four-year veteran who had scored only one previous touchdown this season, raced the remaining 45 yards to the clinching score. Jockey Winner Mike Hole led Monmouth Park riders last summer with 49 winners, one more than Carlos H, Marquez. Walter Blum was third with 43. Now Coaching Mel Pender, Army captain stationed at West Point, is assistant Army track coach. He was sixth in the 100 meters in the 1964 and 1968 Olympics. He won a gold medal with the sprint relay team in 1968. Alonmouffi Yinner Walter Blum, one of the most successful riders on New Jersey tracks, won stakes races this summer at Monmouth Park with. cieirJenirings ass-Sfel5jWc'. v The Lincoln Star 9 gone ahead by 12-10, it was junior Tagge, who picked up 14 and a first down with a third and nine situation facing the Huskers at their own 34. Moments later with a third and seven at the Tiger 22, it was two juniors, Tagge and Kinney, who got together for a 17-yard pass play and a first and goal from the five. Three plays later, Tagge sneaked over for the winning TD. But LSU still had time to score. It was sophomore Harper, who recovered a fumble, stopping the first effort in the closing five minutes and it was a junior, linebacker Bob Terrio, who stopped the final LSU bid by intercepting a pass. Spring practice is only four months away. Gridiron Relief For Players Seattle UP) University of Washington defensive back Bob Burmeister, who says he is part of a dissatisfied generation seeking a better way of life, sees football as, "a microcosm of the makeup , of society." A man runs the gamut of emotions as he spends his weekend watching football, the Evanston, III., native says. Burmeister calls that a good release but wonders if the guy who shouts to a tackier, "kill him," may really mean it. "When I think of America," the senior philosophy major says, "I think of football,' because it's an outlet for,' violence, which is okay because it's controlled. "I can't advocate anything-like the Army. That's killing, and it doesn't make any sense at all." At 6-foot-l and 191 pounds the blond Burmeister would--like to play pro football to' finance a youth camp he hopes to open one day, although he says his plans for the camp,- are hazy. But Burmeister, who was named the Huskies' defensive player of the game three times and Pacif ic-8 Conference defensive player of the week , once this season, says the ' camp is among his more , important goals. , The idea grew from his own dissatisfaction. He wants youth to have a chance to get closer to nature and away from what . he sees as a mechanic hassle. ; He says he has found his . own happy medium in Seattle which he describes as "a place where I can be by myself in' natural surroundings and nrt, far from a cultural center." ; Burmeister, who now has , finished his college football ' career, says he feels alienated! from older people and "would) like to see kids get more of a chance than they're getting." He says he wants to feel the ' . country is going in a positive -direction where "people can be happy and free," but he believes that for young people, : "things don't seem to be. getting better, they seem to be getting worse." And he says that even if he : can't provide a blow by blow description of "getting better, ' it's okay because wanting is a good start. "I know where I m going, ' he says. "I don't know where we're going. I don't think anybody knows." He does have some ideas about where things stand now, however. "It's hard to relate to the people who run this country. They have the power to determine our destiny for the next few years because they're in the control tower. It doesn't make sense to the young. "Young people today tend to look at things and really get into them rather .than just accept them. There's just some garbage we don't want to eat." Burmeister, who talks about repression often, says it's something he encounters frequently "Like having to pay bail on a traffic ticket before you can plead your case, he said. "There's a law for everything. Maybe it's this paranoia I have of a monster government. It seems like they can call on any law they want to. "People talk about how chaotic it would be if there was anarchy, but to me it's a state of mind. Things are pretty close to anarchy now, but its because of all this repression. I think there's a balance of nature and it pushes up a reaction. "Football is a good forum for a lot of things and gives a lot of chances for people to get into something in a positive way. From my experience of playing on a team, I know if the team works for a common L.pawsc amazing things can be I done" "iie ' V V is with Mayaguez. m,tm ; - : " 1 nor Mr

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