Florence Morning News from Florence, South Carolina on December 18, 1976 · Page 34
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Florence Morning News from Florence, South Carolina · Page 34

Florence, South Carolina
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Saturday, December 18, 1976
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.TUfClY. QICWMBJt II, IP FLORiMCI MOANING N1W1 Pat Summerall Moves From Gridiron.to Booth TV SPORTS SUMMARY rrtrjf 3d SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1ft 12:30 flQffi Nl"L Totlny ( Wrestling 1:00 BQ NFC" Playoffs l7 it faL'vcJ (rjflj) AFC! Playoffs (Tenia-Irvc) 2:10 CB NFL layoffs 3:30 Q Grand jund 4:00 O StHJlht-m Sfjortsmm f Wlrfn world of Spout CD Wrestling 6M f03 IWAWresiQng 7:30 FJimos vs. Detroit 0 IQ rjjrrccock Basketball: Futfuan vi. LSC ESS The Tangerine Bnw! :0Q O "1 ne Tangerine Bowl 11:30 O M'd-Allaniic Championship Wrestling 11:45 " B Wide WorUufWri H ling SUNDAY, DECEMBER 19 12:30 DO Nhl Today O OGD G'ar;Uiiid 1:0U p m. O N'C PLayoifS: (TcntaiWo) QO AJC Playoffs: (Tentative) 03 NCAA Bawl Preview 1:J0 OQ3 l976U5GAHighliglils j MCAA tkjrtl Preview Q3 ABA'S Spom World 5:00 OCBtlJ NTC Playuffs: i7en Pi f rvrj 11:15 B Dear Smith Show 12:00 Qjj. NrL Game of ihe Wetk MOfcOAY, DECEMBER 30 9:00 QO(D ThP libpi) Bowl: O'CLA n. -Fabjma TUESDAY, DECEMBER 21 8:00 p.m. OfiLO Slanjvs. Davidson WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 22 S:D0 p.m. Q3 Hivika w. Detroil .Receives Award The American Heart Assn has presented iLs Howard W Blake&lee Award tn Tanderr Productions for the " Archie"; Weighty Problem" euJaodp o5 "All lnttie Family. " On a snowy day In 1965, with liLLle more than four minutes remaining in n National Football Lea gue contest between the New York Giants rind Clevel and B row n s , Pat Summernll , now a CBS Sports commentator, had missed n field goal from the Cleveland 31-yard line that would have broken a 10-10 dead-lock. ,, But his New York teammates assured him that they wanld get him another chance, and they did. After three Giniila pass plays failed, Summerall returned to attempt a kick from around the Browns' 49, Hie snow obliterating both ttm yard makers and the goal posts. "Galhe one I missed," Summerall recalls, "1 figured 11 would fade from left to righlabit.lt went itralEhtasanarrow-OntbeUslone.ljiisLkLekedUBtTaiEhtatieud.knowbfilhadto hit it good." , Th kic won Ihefiame (13-10). forclnEaplayoilmthClcve- land a week Later, when New York heat the Brown s(l(H for ihe third time that season, wily to lose the champion ship game to the Baltimore Colts EU7) In the NFL's first overtime gamE. often referred to as the greatest football game ever Gijford Receives Broadcasting Award S'porlsc aster Frank Cifford, the play-by-play commentator on "ABC'a Monday Night Football" for the lastaixyears, has been named by the Notre )umt Club of Chicagn as winner of its Von Patrick Award "fnr excellence in sports broadcasting1' Olfford accepted the ciLatiwi at the club's annual Knule Rockne Dinner earlier Ibis month. i:tiii:WiH.MHtrTmraii COME IN AND TEST DRIVE '77 CAPRICE I THE ALL NEW A NO LUXURIOUS '77 CAPRICE OVER "50" NEW TRUCKS IN STOCK "WE CATER TO ALL YOUR TRUCKING NEEDS" Trte award honors the mem-Dry of Van Patrick, a popular sports broadcaster who for more than 2Q years was "the voire of Notre Dame football. " The citation to Cifford reads in part: 'm recognition of j-out excellence In broadcast in g, m which you have instilled the same dedication, versatility and outstanding achieve meat you displayed as an uthlele." Clifford is trie second winner olttse award, which previously wenttoHoward Cosell. & iLwasmDrethaniustanoLhergame-winnLngficldKoal;n dating mnrrient in U.e Giants legend, a brig il rernirider uE those days when New York's only professnxial (oothall team was always around the championship scene. Whal Summerall remembers best, as he came trolling off the held to bis Jubilant teammates, amidst all the cheering, was the comment from ihelnle Vincel-ombartii. then an assistant coach with the Giants. 1 k You can't kick it that far, the sreat man crawled. , , , j His years in th NFL with the Chicago Cardinals and tne Glants induded a span that pnxiuced 1D1 field goals and extra points for Suiumeia! I . iaoluding 129 con secutive canver-sions by loo time he retired at the end of the 1M1 season. Summerall has been at the microphone 17 years with LBS-TV, 15 covering the NFL. . An AlVSouthwest conference player at Ihe Vjuveraty E Arkansas, hissportsbackground goesbeyortdfoolhalU ewas an An-Statebasktbnii player in Florida, and the stale tennis championaswell- ir Having covered eight Super Howl contests in addition tc reFular season play. Super Bowl l," because 11 was Uie first: wis Ihe biggest thrill to Summerall, as a commentator. Voi overall excellence of play,- however, he citet Pittsburuh'fi defeat o! Dallas in Super BowlX mis year. Among the great offensive performances, Summerall specifies serveral by Jimmy B rown and F ran iTarkenttpl awl-LnTarticulBr, the job done by Winston Hill in protecting the New York Jets iTom the Colts in the Super Bowl HI upset- As to defense, Sumniernu pmnts out tne ueiew hSu j-ur paae by the Minnesota V iking s Alan Page against the Detroii Lions in 1??4, when , in minutes, he demnra! isd the Lions and broke their offensive machine for the day. Sumriierall admi res the Dallas Cowboys' Tom . andry as fine coach and a fine man, and WashingUn's quarterbaeK Biily Kilmer For his competitive flair in overt omins adversity including a iMJor-fHtal automobile accident. FoolbaH is still played with 11 men on each side, but juJ about everything else has been changed since hat day rookie Pat Summerall reported to the Chicago Cardials drrauE room and found a baldi sh, fat lineman taking a whirlpool bam, with Taelng form in hand, cgar in mouth. Today, of course, the lineman would more likely beebceking his stock portfolio, and it would be jus.1 one more instance of sports1 variety to SnmmeraU, who numbers nine Masters Tnumaments and four U.S. Open Tennis Championships among his CTediLs, plus a Uiird year as host of "CBS Sportr Spectacular,11 Tide Faces UCLA In Liberty Bowl Despite the loss of M startei from last year's team, sports writers still tabbed Alabama the favorite for the South-tatern Conference Title. Alabama always has an abun-danceof talent and coach Bear Bryant always substitutes generously, yreiaing w vnie-rans on ihe roster. This season has not been as successful as Alabama tTadi-. Bill Rutland Chev. & Mercedes I991 S. IRBY ST. FLORENCE PH. 662-8711 WENDELL TYLER To Carry Ball Utxi demands, hut their eight wins and three losses earned lb em an invitation to meet UCLA in the Liberty Bowl on Monday fl p.m. on ABC-TV). As -jsual, Alabama sports a stingy defense, anchored by All American Bob Baumhowcr. In discussing 20roind Rich Wing, who was Tedshijied a year ago because he was more interested in cracking beads than playing ihe position, Baumhower says, "He kills his own body. Imagine hpw he fells about yOLTS." Offensively, the Crimson Tide boasts of All AMERICAN Oziie Ncwsotne, the leading receiver for the Tide with 2b receptions and 529 yards nnd fi toiichdcrwTJs, NewsomE was a high school All American in rjulball and baskelball before coming to Alabama in 1974. Johnny Davis and Calvin Cu! liver were also high school Ail Americans and have "been big offensive yard-gainers over the past few seasons for the Tide. Cuiliver is a .wnior while Davis is a junior with another year left to torment opposing collegiate coaches. In the Nov. 16th issue of "Football News," Paul 'Bear' Bryant nppraled this year's Alabama team as follows: "We've been very ordinary-most of the year, but our young players are siarting to come along and help us, and we have a chance to wind up pretty good. I hurl u s eaTly because I did a lousy job coaching job last spring and overlooked alat of things that are necessary to having a good team. But we've got some talent, and if J stay out of the way. wem ay still be a good team." w,, .'7- : OZZiE NEWSOME Ready for Ac' Ion

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