Panama City News-Herald from Panama City, Florida on July 2, 1974 · Page 12
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Panama City, Florida
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Tuesday, July 2, 1974
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PiMMiti City, lilt.. ttNdfty, Jiiy t» im m Ml Selling Di^liUe dipicii^ Mile High Stttdliirh , . . r jctWJttt of pointed out, "The blackout Isn't ^ .Mlttlftll ^phjWettB.lJ^auie df the going to hurt anyone In a small Even »i %^%liim»4tli6wif there's- feV :i !'1iU8Tit ibttehiiig In the S \ m tlfclt^ aitmnd the ^H'toiaekout ihw stHke i ^ ?.;,:tMr^t,'^lhehfewleagoeandeven tHis, seasoftifekets l^^«::?1W >ai:::F^tt»lV League .itMtl^Utganies 8^^^ seem to be ;,. ,^ tiTPttutvey of the 26 NFL ^^^"••^"•*m »-4tK6w^ Ws only a dehiand the league :t1iMl ;y4ar.v • ^^ . j C^^ihe U )«fll their games last season, 12 ^Mihem seem sure to be sold out agalnthls i^ar. ; Th^ only question mark team is the world champion Miami Dolphins, who lead the league with almost 70,000 season tickets wld but sUU have ticketst available because they t play in the 80,000-seat Orahge Bowlstadium. ^ ! Some observers have speculated that the majority of teams might be down because the Dolphins are off 10 per cent. What wasn't generally noted Is that the Dolphins have sold more season tickets than .any other team eyert though :they still have more available because of their big stadium. As Don Sandefur, the ticket manager for the Denver Bron* , cos who play in the 51,701- the Dolphins are! optimistic they'll come dbse to matching last year's figure when they cut off the season ticket sales at 78,000 and sold the last two thousand on a game*by-game basis. Ticket manager Mike Robbie noted, "It will work out. We're down a little but almost 70,000 season tickets sold Isn't bad. We may have a lot of tickets to . sell on a per game basis and there may be a game here and there that will not be sold out. But people will probably buy up the tickets' wlien there's a danger of It not being blacked out." Under the provisions of the no-blackout rule, a network can televise a game locally If it's sold out 72 hours before kickoff. Among the teams who've already sold are are the Washington Redskins, the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Minnesota Vikings, the Chicago Bears, the ?hiladelphla Eagles, the Green Bay Packers, the San Francisco Forty-Nlners, the Denver Broncos and the Oakland Raiders. The Atlanta Falcons, the New York Jets and the Cincinnati Bengals also i^paat to sell out all their gahnes. A Jet s|)oke»Aan Mid.. "I expect that we 'll be sold out bsj* October so Congress can say it didn't bother us. But we've had more'of a selling Job this year. The signs of a problem are there. We don't have the final figures in yet but we may have to dip into our waiting list." Cincinnati is selling about the same pace as last year when it sold 50,000 season tickets. It; sold the rest of the tickets for, 56,000-seat Riverfront Stadlunv on a game-by-game basis and expects to do the same this year. Atlanta holds back 5,000 tickets on a game-by-game basis but sold them all last year and figures to do It again. About a third of the teams raised ticket prices this year— about a dollar a ticket—but only two of the teams which sell out every game—Minnesota and Philadelphia—were among 'them. One team hurt by the energy crisis is New England. The Patriots sold 56,043-the cutoff basis in the 61,000-seat Schaefer Stadium in 1972 but dropped to about 52,000 last year and are round the 50,000 mark this year. The 2S-mile drive from Boston to Foxboro worries some subscribers. Pros Face Big Surprise BASS WINNERS — Here are the winners in Sunday's Bay County Bass Club tournament. Mickey Wright, left, won first place with a total weight of 15 pounds, eight ounces. Forrest Sisson was second with nine pounds; 11 ounces. Wright won the lunlter award with a five^pound, 13-ounce specimen in the tournament held at Howard's Creek. Girls Help Track Victory Wynn Philosophical About Ailing Elbow AUSTIN, Tex. (UPI) -Male sports chauvinists retired "Many people wrote they '"cognito last week from,the were afraid they could not get third annual Russian-American to the stadium on a Sunday and still get gas," a Patriot spokesman said. junior track and field meet. America's sprinters iand distance runners did.their duty, LOS ANGELES (UPI) Jimmy Wynn is philosophical about his ailing right elbow. "It's something I'm going to have to live with the rest of the season," he said. A hitting sensation in his first three months in a Los Angeles Dodgers uniform, the ex- Houston Astro has a chipped bone In the elbow of his throwing arm. Starting a weekend series with the San Francisco Giants, he led the major leagues with 19 home runs and was tied for the National League' lead with teammate Steve Garvey with 58 RBIs. Wynn, 32, has to apply hot and cold packs to his elbow before games. He nnay require an operation at the end of the season. Wynn's elbow Is particularly bothersome to hini as the Dodgers' center fielder when he has to cut loose with long thrQws. "The other ball clubs know about it," the little veteran said. "And they try to take advantage of it. That's baseball. "I just have to hustle more .and get to the ball quicker to :»mpensateforit." Willie Davis was a favorite in center Wynn has . fans' hearts. Diavis was traded to the Montreal Expos during the offseason. "The best thing that could have happened for me happened," Wynn said. "I got off to a great start and the fans took tome. "I've been hi this game a few years but they really made me feel like a brand new baby." Acquired by the Dodgers from Houston for Claude Osteen, the 5-9 Toy Cannon Is In his 12th big league season. It may wind up to be his best. Wynn, who started the Giant series with a .297 average, hopes to drive in more than 100 runs and surpass his major league high of 37 homers. He hit 37 for Houston in 1967. "If I can do this," he said, "I feel I can contribute to this ball club." "But on this team everybody helps everybody else out. Somebody Is always hot. When I'm not hot, It can be Steve Garvey, Ron Cey or Joe Ferguson. This Is a great ball club." WJrnn was an unhappy player In his last season at Houston. At Los Angeles, Dodger manager Walter Alston has done everything to make him feel welcome, the outfielder explained. "He (Aston) hasn't bothered me at all," he said. "In the spring, he asked me what I wanted to work on. He didn't tell me. "It's a beautiful feeling being a Dodger." Oliva Tabbed NEW YORK (UPI) - Tony Oliva, the man Minnesota Twins owner Calvin Griffith wanted to serve a paycut on this San Diego and Baltimore are P'"ng "P a large point lead over two teams quite a bit down this the Soviets In the boys division, San Diego, which sold but the United States could not have captured the meeet championship had It not been for the surprising performances of the young ladies. The Americans won their year. 36,177 season tickets at this time last year and wound up with 40,341, Is at 29,234. Baltimore, which sold 48,000 last year. Is now at 36,000. Both ^ clubs had losing seasons last second team title 197-181, out- year. Neither club was affected Pointing the Soviets 133-99 in the by the blackout because they boys division and holding the didn't sell out last year. Russians to an 82-64 win In the Cleveland and New Orleans girls division, are running at about the same M"ch of the credit of the glris as last year when they sold good showing --they had been 50,000 but both have plenty of projected to finish 15 points fur- tickets available because they ther back -went to a pair of play In 80,000-seat stadiums. speedsters, Cathy Weston of The New York Giants and Reno. Nev.. and Sheila Ingram Dallas are In special situations, Washington, D.C., and the The Giants, who used to sell out long jump winner, Cheryl every game, have 12,000 tickets Butler of Washington, available because they're play- ^ ^^s Weston, back to defend Ing at the Yale Bowl while a her 1973 win In the 400 meter run new stadium In the Jersey 1" the Soviet Union, fell victim Meadowlands is being built, to Miss Ingram in that event, The Cowboys only sell about ^^me back to win the 800 30,000 season tickets but that's "^fter run and anchor the mile because season ticket holders ^e'^y team to a surprisingly have to buy a special bond to ^^y*'",. help pay for the construction of I"™ 16 years old and Texas Stadium. seriously interested in track, Of the other teams who aren't but have been only for a year," sold out, Buffalo has sold M'ss Weston said. "I feel a 52,000, Los Angeles 44,000, woman's best year In track Is at Detroit 42,000, St. Louis 38,000 ^ „. ^ and Houston 28,000. Kansas City She and Miss Ingram, who at Dodger Stadium but past spring for being "half a j^^^ ^^^^^^ available opened the wide American lead las replaced him in the ballplayer," has been selected ^ ^^^^^^ jl^^ weren't in the first lap of the mile relay,. as the American League's star of the week after batting .375 with four homers in three days and 11 runs batted in. Oliva, who batted ,291 last season with 16 homers and 92 RBIs, has been well over>300 all season despite an arthritic condition in his knec»s which relegates him to being: the team's designated hitter. Despite his impressive statistics last year, Griffith felt Oliva was not worth a raise from his esUmated $90,000 salary. available. may both have their eyes set on The Los Angeles figure is the U.S. women's team for the disappointing because the team 1976 Olympics. Miss Butler, sold 50,000 tickets last year and who went 20-8 % In the long made the playoffs. But In the league as a whole, the ticket situation hasn't changed that much from last year when a record 10.7 million tickets were sold. Now all the owners have to do Is reach an agreement with the players so the games will be played. jump, has definitely set her goal. "My big goal now is to make the Pah AmericaJi team next year and then there is the Olympic team. I was seventh In the Olympic trials last time, but I felt I was too young (she was 15). By '76 I'll be ready," she said. The American effort also got a large boost from upsets in the boys' high jump and javelin events. A nilnor squabble between Russian coaches and meet officials marred the start of the javelin competition. The Soviets had not weighed in their spears prior to the meet, and reluctantly agreed to- use instruments provided by the American team. But they had nothllng to gripe about following the stunning U.S. upset In the javelin. Frank Perl)eck of Manhattan, Kan., chucked the spear 236-1 on his second toss and teammate Gene Lorrenzen of Stwkane, Wash., threw 232-8 to beat the nearest Russian by six feet. The Soviets, who had been treated to a week of sightseeing, shopping and Western culture prior to the meet, departed for Russia Sunday. "I thought we had some satisfying performances, but there were several events in which we felt we fell down," . said Russian coach Oleg Kon- stantlnov. "We expect to field a much better team next year." American Coach Steve Bartold, of St. John's College In New York, said his pupils were "the beist group of athletes I've ever been around." By IRA MILLER VP! Sports Writer NEW YORK (UPI) - Some of the touring golf prosyawnlng their way to all that big money may be in for a big .surprise soon. One of. these weeks they're going to stage a tournament and nobody's going to come. Whevi^ that happens, they'll havC'no one to blame but themselves. There was a hint of things to come a couple of weeks ago when they held the U.S. Open just up the road from here at Winged Foot and thousands of tickets went begging. Even at $10 a pop, those tickets usually sell, especially in this big, golf-conscious metropolitan area. The reason thiey didn't this time may be that people have lost interest in' the golf tour, where, so many guys now are making so much money so easily. » At Winged Foot, the biggest gate attraction was a 44-yearold has-been named Arnold, Palmer. Palmer's role in' building up the tour is legend— but now it's years past his prime, and he's still the only man everyone pays to see. They had hoped that Johnny Miller, with the golden hair on his head and gold in his pockets, would be a name around whom- the tour could draw for years, particularly with Palmer In decline, but Miller admits he's bored and "drained" after only a year at the top. "All that success has taken the drive out of me," he says. "I don't care if I don't make another penny this year." Miller's attitude, anathema to a Palmer or a Jack Nicklaus, is common among the young men coming to the top on the PGA tour. "I may have gotten lazy because I've had such a good year," says Hubert Green, the No. 2 money winner behind Miller. "I never go into any tournament feeling I'm gonna win," says Buddy Allln, No. 6 on the llst."0 ply one guy a week Is gon­ na win! Why all this emphasis that you've got to win? I've got other problems that are bigger than a golf tournament." Capra, Rogers Share Award SAN FRANCISCO (UPI) Pitchers Buzz Capra of the Atlanta Braves and Steve Rogers of the Montreal Expos were named Monday as cowin- ners of the National League's Player of the Week honor for the period of June 24-30. Capra posted two complete game victories to run his winning streak to nine games since being promoted to a starter on May 19. Rogers, a righthander, also went the distance "in winning twice last week. 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Indiana 46617 Please send me complete information •bpiil Asspolales Investment Notes laeliMUna in* Prospftotus and mall applioatlon. Nanw— ———i • Address' , ^ City • r— .Zip. A look at a couple of statistics may explain why people like Miller, Green and Aliin feel the way they do. Miller, who's 27, has earned $204,750 on the tour In 1974. Green, 27, has $157,465. Allln, 29, has $117,840. Arnold Palnier wasn't even on the tour until he was 25 years old. When he was 27, he had barely surpassed $20,000 In career earnings. It took Palirter the first six years of his pro career to make what Johnny Miller made In the first six months of 1974. What Palmer did I the '50's paved the way for the easy money of the '70's. "If It wasn't for Arnold Palmer, I wouldn't be here now," Tom Watson says candidly. Watson, 24, already Is a winner of nearly $200,000 In his brief career even though he hasn't won a tournament yet. Palmer earned $42,608 In 1958, the first year he led the touring pros In earnings. Last year. It took more than that just to qualify for the top 60 to retain an exemption from qualifying for weekly tournaments. The money the pros shoot for Increased steadily from just over $1 million In 1958 to a record $8.6 million In 1973. This year showed the first decline, with a shorte schedule, total purses of $8.3 nitllllon, and a new gimmick designed to assure worried promoters of a top-callbre fleld-4he designated tournaments Two of the thriee designated tournaments already have been held and while they achieved their purpose of making sure all the top players showed up and played, they hardly were memorable. The winners were two obscure players. Rod Curl and Bob Menne, neither of whom ever previously had won a tournament on the PGA tour. The new UiS. Open champion Is an admitted anonymous man, Hale Irwin. He says his title won't change him. Who does that leave to sell the tickets? Still only Arnold Palmer, In the twilight o^f his career because even Nicklaus, as great as he is, never has caught on as the attraction Palmerls. Despite that, nobody around the PGA*, s Tournament Players Division lis panicking yet. There are plenty of promoters for tournaments and sponsors for the telecasts. The real crunch won't come until people start to stay away In significant numbers. And that Is likely to come about sooner than anyone realizes If the men on top remain "drained" and "lazy." Olivares Sheds Image LOS" ANGELES (UPI) Ruben Olivares has shed his playboy's jmage for his World Boxing Association featherweight title fight with Japan's Zensuke Utawaga and he's proud of It. To prepare for his July 9 title bout at the Forum In Inglewood, Calif., Olivares Is—for the first time In his life—at a training camp. "I like It," said the 26.year- old, one-time bantamweight king from Mexico City. "No city and no beer. I'm very happy with myself." Olivares has been at GUman Hot Springs, Calif., for three weeks and he's scheduled to be there one more. By the time he's finished training, he will have sparred 100 rounds. He runs seven miles every morning. "I'm older and more mature now," he declared. "I know I have to take care of myself now. I was a champion once and I want to be one again. I realize I can't blow this opportunity." A nine-year pro, Olivares Is one of boxing's all-time great punchers. He's had 78 fights and has 66 knockouts. He has a 73-4-1 record and will be fighting in Los Angeles for the 14th time In his long career. In his last appearance at the Forum last March 4, he scored a close decision over Nova Scotia's Art Hafey, a man who had knocked him out before. However, he didn't exhibit the power he once had shown and won by staying outside and out- boxing his foe. "I haven't lost my punch," Olivares said. "But I've changed my style as a fighter some. I use'my head more. But those people who think I've lost my punch may be surprised this time. "I've never seen Utagawa fight before but I understand he doesn't have any punch so I'll be fighting him Inside." Olivares and his Japanese opponent will be meeting In a 15-rounder for the WBA 126- pound title vacated by the retirement of Panama's Ernesto Marcel. KINO EDWARD or a handful EACH FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY FROM 10 am 'til 4 pm P.O. Box 9480 Panama City Beach Florida 32401 234-6663 On US 98 '/j mile West of 79 Or on Back Beach Rd 30.A. John Lucas is the new tennis pro at Horizon South Come out and meet Jolin, attend the clinics on our new tennis courts and get great pointers and tips. He'll improve your backhand and show you how to deliver a smashing serve. While at the clinic, enjoy refreshments in the beautiful new Clubhouse and Information Center and visit the beautifully furnished 1,2& 3 bedroom models. from$21,114 All amenities are here to assure your carefree living. 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