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'Watch My Smoke H.o9nstItStEt'mS Brown, who is considered to be th best pass blocker in the game, had to alter his style last season to compensate for his weak knee. "I had a problem going back to the inside," he said, "so I invited the out-vside move. I made it look appealing to the defensive ends. That way I knew where they were going to go and I could be there to meet them. The knee couldn't take a sharp inside move." Brown theorizes that an offensive lineman should never give a defen-Please Turn to Page 5, Col.

2 BY MAL FLORENCE Times Staff Writer The Best of Bob Brown, a composite of blocking techniques, can be seen, by Los Angeles fans for the first time this season beginning here Friday night against the St. Louis Cardinals. Although the Rams' All-Pro offensive tackle need not apologize for his performance last season, he wants the Southern California public to see the REAL Bob Brown. "I'm going to smoke this season," said Brown as he stretched out on a' bench in front of the Rams' training quarters in Long Beach. "You are going to see something interesting from the opening whistle to the gun." Brown played the entire 1069 season his first with the Rams on an injured right knee suffered in an exhibition game against San Diego.

The injury was so severe that surgery was performed last winter to repair ligament It was the same knee that was damaged in 1967 when he was still a member of the Philadelphia Eagles. "Last year's injury was a common one to football players." Brown explained. "In Philadelphia, I tore a tendon in my knee. The injury was the same type that cut down Elgin Baylor and Wilt Chamberlain. But there's not one drop of fluid on my knee now.

Dr. James Nixon (a Philadelphia surgeon) performed, both operations and he did a marvelous job. You know, I think he could make a man." Brown is an imposing figure, who speaks in an articulate, engaging manner. He is such a spell-binding conversationalist that reporters often discover that they are not taking notes because they are somewhat mesmerized by his rhetoric. "Yes I played in pain last year," continued Brown, "but that is to be expected.

All players play in pain. But 1 was incapable of performing the way I should perform. "I'm not a 'finessy' type of tackle. You might say I'm crude. I'm like a 16-pound sledge hammer that keeps battering into the defensive ends." BUSINESS FINANCE CC PART.

Ill 2f; THURSDAY, SEPT. 17, 1970 Rams' Bob Brown Warns irvn rn 15 Pirates Win, From Cubs Pull Away and Mets fflU'MSI MiiwiiMiwiii i i iAwaMii trA aft. SURF'S UP! Silhouetted ogainst the foamy breakers, entrants in the United States Surfboard Championships practice at Huntington Beach for the two-day event starting Saturday. Nearly 200 of the best surfers from the U.S. and Hawaii will compete in 10 categories.

Time photo by Jlal Scliiil. Alabama Mudcat Grant Lends Helping Hand in 5-3 Victory Over Phillies PHILADELPHIA (UPI) Jim (Mudcat) Grant, who joined the Pittsburgh Pirates Tuesday night, hurled three scoreless innings in relief as the Pirates defeated Philadelphia, 5-3. Wednesday night, allowing Pittsburgh to pick up a full game on both the New York Mets and Chicago Cubs in the National League East race. The victory boosted the Pirates' lead to two games over second-place Chicago (.524) and third-place New York which lost to St. Louis, 8-1, and Montreal.

4-2, respectively. Grant, picked up on waivers, still is wondering how Oakland could give up his 6-2 record, 24 saves and 1.17 ERA but his wonderment is filled with happiness after he made his first big contribution in the Pirate drive to the division championship. Danny Murtaugh, the Buc skipper, said, "I'd never seen him pitch and this was a nice unveiling. He gave this club a real shot in the arm tonight." Grant replaced starter Eob Moose in the sixth inning after Moose, who picked up his 11th victory against nine losses, had struggled through the first five innings. Despite Grant's three scoreless innings, Murtaugh called on Dave Giusti to wrap tip the game.

The move almost backfired. Confers With Grant "I talked with Grant before the inning," Murtaugh explained. "He told me he had not pitched longer than three innings all year. He fell he could, go on but I had confidence in my bullpen. It's been doing the job After striking out pinch-hitter Willie Montanez, Giusti served up a single to Larry Bowa and walked Tony Taylor.

That's when Murtaugh decided he wanted lefty Joe Gibbon to pitch to lefty Johnny Briggs. A backhanded stop by third baseman Piich Hebncr turned Briggs' smash into a force at second. Then John Lamb came in to strike out De-ron Johnson for the final out. The Pirates scored twice in the first inning when Matty Alou singled, stole second, Al Oliver doubled, Bob Robertson walked and Please Turn to Page 4, Col. 1 EX-DODGER DAVIS ACQUIRED BY CUBS CHICAGO The Cubs acquired outfielder Tommy Davis Wednesday from the Oakland A's in an inter-Icague deal.

Davis, 31, was the National League batting champion in 1961' and 1063 with the Dodgers. Davis, scheduled to report to the Cubs today, had his best baiting season in 1962 when he led the XL in hitting with and in RBi with 153. He led the NL in 1963 with .326. Since leaving the Dodgers after the 1967 season, Davis played for the New York Mets, and then moved to the Chicago White Sox, Seattle and Oakland. He also played for Houston in the NL.

almost two weeks because of an arthritic elbow on his throwing 'arm. If either Tagge or Brownson is below par, coach Bob Devaney said he may use junior tailback Jeff Kinney tG-2, 200). who was the Big 8's Sophomore of the Year last season, at quarterback. Kinney, who was a high school All-America quarterback at McCook, and called signals briefly as a freshman, was moved to quarterback Wednesday for "emergency" reasons, said Devaney. Tagge (rhymes with Agjie ') ho broke Bobby Reynolds' bchool total offense record with 1.5 14 yards, also set a Nebraska record by hitting on o7.Ue of his passes last season.

In the USC opener (won by Troy. "1-21), Tagge limped off the bench with yprained ankle, and took the Race at a Glance NATIONAL' LEAGUE Kiistern Division Pet. GBL Pittsburgh OS .537 13 Chicago 77 70 .524 2 13 New York 78 71 .521 2 Games remaining. GAMES KEMAIN1XG PITTSUUUGH Sept. 17 At Philadelphia Sept.

1S-1 9-20(2) At New York Sept. 222-23-24 Montreal Sepl. 25-2G-27 New York Sepl. 29-30-Oct. 1 At St.

Louis NEWYOUK Sepl. 1S-10-20f2) Pittsburgh Sept. 22-23 At Philadelphia Sept. 25-20-27 At Pittsburgh Sept. 2S-2E)-30-Oet.

1 Chicago CHICAGO Sept. 17 St. Louis Sept. 18C2)-19-20 At Montreal Sept. 22-23-2-1 At St.

Umis Sept. 25-26-27 At Philadelphia Sepl. 28-29-30-Oct. 1 At New York Wright Wins 20th as He Beats Twins With 3-Hitter, 5-1 BY HOSS NEWI1AN Times Staff Writer MINXEAPOL1S-ST. PAUL Hi name is Clyde Wright and this is how it was: In the spring of last year he was told by Bill Rigney that he was not strong enough to pitch as a starter every fourth day.

In August of last year he heard Lefty Phillips announce that the Angels would be looking for a southpaw pitcher because the one they had then wasn't doing the job. In the spring of this year he learned that every A i a League club had rejected him as the Angels attempted to trade him to the Dodgers in a waiver deal that was blocked when Torborg was claimed by two National League teams. That is the way it wits before Clyde Wright turned it all around. He has now hurled a no-hitter, performed in the All-Star game and become the second pitcher in Angel history to win 20 games. Three-Hit Performance Wright reached the magic number Wednesday night as the Angels defeated Minnesota, 5-1.

It was accomplished on a three-hitter and it happened in the sama stadium in which Dean Chance recorded his 20th victory on Sept. 25, 1964. For Wright, who was 1-S last year, who won only 20 games in the four seasons prior to this one, his is now the comeback of this or any season. He sat in the dugout as a light rain fell on Metropolitan Stadium and was asked if winning the Comeback of the Year award would have any special meaning to him. "Xo," he said, smiling, "because it would only remind me of how bad 4 year I had last year." He has said, in turn, that 1070 has been like a dream an impossible dream turned to reality, perhaps, by his own initiative.

Manager Phillips shook Wright hand and said: "You've made thin Please Turn to Page 7, Col. 2 Comhuskers on touchdown of -16 and 47 yards, slicing drive JSC's lead to 28-21. He completed 8 oM4 passes for DO yards against the Trojans. Trojan coach John McKay plans In let his fullbacks, Sam Cunningham and Charlie Evans, carry the ball more than usual this season. Hut he said that doesn't mean hh tailback will be Ignored.

"If you look at our team statistics down through the years," he htf.C. "you'll find that our fullbacks have carried the ball more than people think." The accent on fullback smashes nothing new for the. Trojan coach. "We had a fullback (Ben Wilson) rienie Turn to Page Ct. Dodgers Lose, 4-0; Cincy Clinches Tie BY JOHN WIEBUSCII TiniM stall Wriltr It is, officially, over in the Nation-id League West ami the Cincinnati Jleds, the team that led from the first day of the season, may hereafter be referred to as champions.

The Reds clinched a tie for the title Wednesday night when the Dodgers succumbed to the seven-hit pitching of San Diego rookie Dave Roberts and lost, 4-0, at Dodger Stadium. Despite the loss, which ended a llueo-gamo winning streak, the Dodgers maintained their lls-game margin over third-place San Francisco in the Wcstorn Division. First Shutout "it would mean a lot for us to finish there (in second)," said Walter Alston. "That's our incentive now." The incentive was blunted Wednesday night by the pitching of a 2G-year-old right-hander who won his seventh game in 20 decisions and pitched his first major-league shutout. There were, really, only two serious threats to that achievement.

Two-out singles by Manny Mota Please Turn to Page 4, Col. JIM MURRAY Language or One of the benefits of travel in a foreign country is, you have a chance lo increase your language skills. To be sure, most of the world now speaks English, but it's fun to be able to converse in the native tongue of the land you're visiting. Accordingly, from time to time, when I visit a neighboring country to the South, I try to pass on to you some of the key phrases which will help you lo gel along in a strange tongue. Not the textbook "Where is the opera?" or the "My pen is blue" stuff but the real patois of the streets.

Alabama is a body of land separated from the main body of the U.S. by a century. It was conquered by the United States in 1863. but it was not 'til 100 years later that the U.S. Su-premc Court dictated the peace terms.

Full statehood was next, on the condition they burn and plow-up their principal crop, prejudice, the boll weevil in the American harvest, and replant in that univt'r-snl staple, brotherhood. It behooves us. then, to repent and expand some of our lessons in "How To Get Alons In The South." a non-Beiiitz course, offered here with some of the most common translations into the English. Remember, the language is best spoken through a mouthful of hominy Slits: "YAWL" cither the second person singular, or second person plural, ordinarily followed by the verb "come" as in "yawl come." "ROT" opposite of left. "CHAIR" ambiguous, in that It can either mean "here" or "hear." You might for Instance say "Put it mt chair," Indicating where you want an object placed, or jou Mi FULTS, GOLD CUP DRIVER, KILLED ON MISSION BAY SAN DIEGO Tommy Fulls, a favorite in the 1970 Cold Cup Hydroplane Championships, was thrown front his speedboat and killed in a trial run Wednesday.

The 29-year-old Seattle driver suffered brain damage and his spinal cord was severed at the base of the brain, doctors said. The accident occurred as Fults-, the first driver in the water, was going down a straightaway of the 2V2-mile course and hit the water at 92 m.p.h, "He was washed out of the cockpit." a spokesman said. Fults was given heart massage, oxygen and mouth-to-mouth resusci-talion before being flown to StTipp Memorial Hospital. A hospital spokesman announced about two hours alter the accident that Fulls was dead. Cards Thump Gubs; Gibson Wins 22nd CHICAGO (UPI) Bob Gibson pitched a six-hitter for his 22nd victory of the season and Ted Simmons and Joe Torre hit home runs Wednesday as the St.

Louis Cardinals routed the Chicago Cubs, 8-1. The loss dropped the Cubs 2 games behind Pittsburgh in the National League East. Gibson struck out five In gaining his 10th victory in his lust 11 decisions and allowed only one run Ron Santo's 2Uth homer of the sou-son in the fifth inning. The Cardinals took a 2-0 lead in the second when Torre singled, Luis Melendcz doubled and Simmons was walked intentionally to load the bases. Glenn Beckett bobbled Ed Crosby's grounder, allowing both Torre and Melendez to score.

Simmons opened the fourth with his third homer of the season and Crosby's double and singles by Gilt-son and Julian Javier produced another run and knocked out starter Milt Pappas. Joe Hague singled olf reliever Bob Miller to give St. a lead. Il Ttirn to rsr 4, Col. 2 might say "Yawl come, chair?" meaning "You come, you hear?" "GRATE" a single piece hominy.

"SHOW" place where you swimming, alternately known of as Ihe "sea-show." "SNOW" what you do while asleep which makes your wife shake you. "HIRE" what you part with a comb also, it is a Broadway musical called "Hair" where they all lake their clothes off. "FIRE" equitable, reasonable lo all concerned. "MIRE" the chief executive of a city, as in "Mire Yorty." "IRE" what, you breathe. Also what you fly through.

"FOES" as a verb, it means to make somebody do something, but. as a noun it means a body of men used as police or military unit the "Ire foes." for instance. "RAFFLE" what you shoot people' with. "PINE" something that hurts, as a "pine in the neck." Verb form is often used in hillbilly songs as "It. pines me 'cause you don't love me inny mow." "MOW" an adverb meaning "additional" as in the song above.

"HOD" "DABBLE" the Good Book. "PAR" ability to make extra-base hits, blast a line for a louch-down or light a city. An athlete who has it is "par-full." "POUR" a score of 72 at most golf clubs. "COERCES" where you play golf. Also where you bet as at horserace "coerces." Well, that should be enough to get you from the airport to downtown by taxi.

Since it Is not really a written language but a dialect like, they should pardon the expression in Birmingham (pronounced Swahili why, we will have to await further field flips by our lexicographers and philologists. DEVANEY MAY SWITCH HALFBACK Nebraska's Top Two QBs Ailing for USC RY JEFF PKl'OM Timet Staff Wriltr Nebraska's football fortunes may have taken a bad bounce. One quarterback may be running on a crippled leg and another may have sore arm when the Cornhus-kers battle USC's Trojans Saturday night In the Coliseum. Junior Jerry Tagge, who shot TJSC's defense full of holes last season, has aggravated a painful bruise on his left thigh and was held out of practice Wednesday. He underwent treatment in a Lincoln hospital two nights ago, and his leg was severely swollen Wednesday, but a' team spokesman said he will likely play thin weekend.

Van Brmvnson. who alternate with Tagge, hai missed practice for.

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