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1fJThe Daily Tar HeelThursday, October 22, 1987
From the Series to the
..Various and sundry observations
6n the sporting world:
Let's have a nice long Boooooooo!
for USA Today sportswriter Steve
Wieberg, who in a Wednesday cover
- story on Georgetown basketball
xoach John Thompson committed
trie unpardonable sin of calling UNC
; Wieberg's foul-up came in the third
paragraph of his article entitled
"Thompson is already getting ready."
"It might occur to North Carolina's
J R. Reid or Michigan's Gary Grant
one Saturday or Sunday afternoon,"
. Wieberg wrote, "when the Wolfpack
. is playing UCLA or the Wolverines
are meeting Indiana on national
. - C'mon, Steve. How many Top 10
finishes does Dean Smith's crew have
I to string together for you Big East
junkies in D.C. to commit to memory
something as simple as North Caro
Now that St. Louis has come back
I to make a series of the World Series,
' Cardinals manager Whitey Herzog is
'ma no-lose situation.
1- - If the Cards wine out a 2-0 deficit
to take the title, Herzog will have his
second world championship in six
years. If the Minnesota Twins hang
on to bring the first world title to
Minneapolis-St. Paul since the Lak-
! ers left for Los Angeles, Herzog has
2-the double alibi of Minnesota's
I intimidating home-field advantage
and the absence of Jack Clark, the
Cards' only slugger.
I Speaking of the Metrodome, site
of raucous Twins wins in Games 1
uand 2, Los Angeles Times columnist
vfeqott Ostler had a great line on the
Corner-Hanky waving Minnesota
Jfans: "They're like 57,000 Scandina
vian James Browns."
While we're on the subject, we
might as well direct more plaudits
. toward the ABC-TV announcing trio
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of Al Michaels, Tim McCarver and
Jim Palmer. Quite simply, they are
the best team in baseball.
Michaels, ever-witty and unfail
ingly accurate, should send a tape of
himself to NBC's self-indulgent head
man, Vin Scully. It might help Vin
improve his broadcasts of non
As for the color men, Palmer's
insight belies his pretty-boy image
and McCarver is well, McCarver.
Anyone who has ever watched the
ex-Phillies and Cardinals catcher
broadcast Mets' games on WWOR
TV (and heard him carry ill-prepared
ignoramus Ralph Kiner day after
day), knows how profound
McCarver's baseball knowledge is.
Nevertheless, it certainly was
hilarious Tuesday night when in the
eighth inning of Game 3 both Palmer
and McCarver chided the Cardinal
braintrust for moving third baseman
Jose Oquendo closer to the line.
The point was that with Kirby
Puckett on third and Gary Gaetti, a
right-handed hitter, batting against
St. Louis's righty fireballer Todd
Worrell, it was highly improbable
that Gaetti would pull a pitch directly
down the line.
As Palmer said, "Basically, what
you're doing by moving Oquendo
over is giving up a run. You're
positioning him in precisely the place
where he is least apt to hit the ball."
Of course, on the very next pitch
Gaetti lined out to Oquendo to end
With the midpoint of the college
football season behind us, it's time
to start thinking seriously about the
Heisman Trophy race. And while the
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not preclude the sports scribes of
those publications from offering their
Heisman thoughts for public perusal.
Right now, the leading Division I
candidates are Notre Dame's Timmy
Brown, Michigan State's Lorenzo
White and surprising Florida fresh
man Emmitt Smith. Smith has rushed
for 1,011 yards in his first seven
games, making him the first frosh in
NCAA history to smash the 1,000
yard mark that quickly.
Interestingly, Smith, from tiny
Apopka, Fla., has replaced quarter
back Kerwin Bell as the Gators top
candidate for college football's top
honor. Bell, who injured a shoulder
in the season opener against Miami,
has thrown seven interceptions and
just six touchdown passes.
The top quarterbacks this year are
LSU's Tommy Hodson (61.86 com
pletion percentage, 1528 yards pass
ing), Auburn's Jeff Burger (68.18
completion percentage, 10 TDs) and
UCLA's Troy Aikman, the nation's
top-rated passer with an 8-1 TD-to-interception
My pick? Gordie Lockbaum, the
two-way throwback from Holy
Cross. The Crusaders are the No. 1
ranked Division I-AA team in the
country and Lockbaum is the main
reason why. Besides, a name like that
just belongs on the Heisman.
Moving much closer to home, with
the football Tar Heels enjoying an
off week before next Saturday's trip
to Maryland, here's a vote for nose
guard Carlton Bailey as team MVP.
Each week CB lines up and plays his
guts out, and people are taking notice.
Why, even Dick Crum, the master
of understatement, is pushing Bailey
for All-America honors.
The senior from Baltimore leads
North Carolina both in tackles and
quality post-game quotes, a fact not
lost on the media horde which invades
the Tar Heel locker room.
Of all the current UNC seniors,
Bailev has the best shot at sticking
in the NFL. Other pro possibilities:
quarterback Mark Maye, wide
receiver Enc Lewis, defensive tackle
Tim Goad and linebacker Brett
Down the road, look for sopho
more offensive linemen Pat Crowley
and Creighton Incorminias to join
Bailey in the pros. And talented
tailback Torin Dorn, whose season
has been ruined by a recurring ankle
injury, has perhaps the most potential
of anyone on the team.
McMahon ready to be Bears' starting
From Associated Press reports
LAKE FOREST, 111. - Jim
McMahon is not only ready to
quarterback the Chicago Bears again
after a layoff of nearly a year, but
he expects to assume his starting role
I feel ready to play," McMahon
said Wednesday, "and if I do well in
Tampa Bay, 111 expect to start the
McMahon underwent shoulder
surgery last December. Although
doctors told him it would be at least
a year before he could play again,
he reported to camp last summer
determined to start the opening game
against the Super Bowl champion
New York Giants in September.
"That was unrealistic," said
McMahon, who was placed on the
injured reserve list until coach Mike
Ditka said he would be activated this
"So, I set my sights on week seven,
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From stall reports
COLUMBIA, S.G The UNC
men's soccer team continued its
downward spiral Wednesday, as
the Tar Heels suffered their second
consecutive loss, falling to South
Carolina, 2-1, on the Gamecocks'
The 19th-ranked Tar Heels, who
lost 2-0 to Maryland last Saturday,
played No. 3 South Carolina very
tough, and led 1-0 at the half, but
were unable to put together any
sustained offensive pressure in the
second half. They felt the effects
of that failure when the Gamecocks
scored twice very quickly to seal
UNC took the early lead on a
goal by Derek Missimo at 26:40.
Missimo took a chest pass from
Chad Ashton and fired from 12
yards out, beating USC goalkeeper
Charles Arndt just into the left of
the net. The goal was Missimo's
sixth of the season, which makes
him the team's leading goal-scorer.
The half ended with North
Carolina on top, 1-0, but the
Sooner s still on top,
From Associated Press reports
Oklahoma, Nebraska, Miami and
Florida State held onto the top four
spots in the Associated Press college
football poll Monday while Syracuse
made the top 10 for the first time in
19 years and the Southwest Confer
ence failed to have a team ranked for
the first time since 1967.
Arkansas, at No. 15, was the only
SWC team in last week's poll, but
the Razorbacks' 16-14 loss to Texas
dropped them out of the Top 20.
- Since the AP poll began in 1936,
20 teams have been ranked except
during the six-year period from 1962
67, when only 10 were ranked. No
SWC team was listed in the final top
10 for 1967, but since the poll resumed
ranking 20 teams in 1968, the SWC
has been represented in the Top 20
every week until now.
Meanwhile, Syracuse crushed
defending national champion Penn
State and vaulted from 13th place to
ninth, the highest the Orangemen
have been since they were No. 9 on
Oct: 19, 1964, and the first time they
have cracked the top 10 since they
and this is week seven," said McMa
hon, who earlier this week went to
Los Angeles to get final clearance
from Dr. Frank Jobe, who performed
"Dr. Jobe was very happy with
what he saw, and the arm looks
good," McMahon said. "It is
stronger, and the endurance that
wasn't there in training camp is there.
I'm ready to play. I dont think he
(Ditka) will start me, but I hope to
get in the game this week."
McMahon said that he never
worried about the injury ending his
career. And even though some
coaches, including Ditka, believe
McMahon has to take a hit as a final
test, McMahon is unconcerned.
While playing in a basketball game
last week, teammate William "The
Refrigerator" Perry and his 315-plus
Lawless' dinger in fourth
From Associated Press reports
Tom Lawless three-run homer
triggered a six-run romp as the St.
Louis Cardinals caught fourth-inning
fever and burned the Minnesota
Twins 7-2 Wednesday night, tying the
World Series at two games apiece.
Lawless' first home run since 1984
and the second of his major-league
career helped chase game one winner
Frank Viola, matching his quickest
exit in 40 starts this season.
Tony Pena drew a lead-off walk
in the fourth and Jose Oquendo
followed with a single. That brought
up Lawless, who made just three
starts during the regular season but
was making his third start in the
postseason because of an injury to
third baseman Terry Pendleton.
Lawless lofted a 0-1 pitch high over
the left-field fence, setting off a
fireworks display over Busch Sta
dium and in the crowd of 55,347.
Lawless, a little-used reserve whom
Player Att Yds.
McFadden, Clem. 87 574
T. Allen, Clem. 112 560
M Young, Wake 95 435
Lowery, Md 105 342
Crumpler, NCSU 64 334
M. Wilson, UVa 95 380
Boone, Duke 73 322
Starr, UNC 94 285
Monk, Duke 77 307
King, Tech 61 262
to Gamecocks, 2-1
advantages the Tar Heels enjoyed
in the first ' half vanished in the
second, as the Gamecocks domi
nated play. South Carolina first got
on the board at 69:20, when Doug
Allison took a cross from Jim
Sonefeld and tapped the ball into
the left corner of the net to tie the
The clinching goal came less than
three minutes later, at the 72:16
mark. Clark Brissom made as if to
shoot, and ended up releasing an
ambiguous shot that might have
been a pass. In any case, the ball
deflected off a North Carolina
defender directly into the path of
Jeff Love, who blasted a shot past
UNC goalkeeper Darren Royer
from 12 yards out. That gave USC
the 2-1 lead it never relinquished.
The loss drops UNC's record to
11-4, while USC moves to 12-1-2.
Afterward, assistant coach
Elmar Bolowich pointed to UNC's
inability to capitalize as a key
"We played well in the first half,
but when you have chances, you
were 10th on Oct. 21, 1968.
Oklahoma, which has been No. 1
in every poll this season, trounced
Kansas State 59-10 and received 42
of 60 first-place votes and 1,179 of
a possible 1,200 points.
Nebraska has been runner-up every
week and the Cornhuskers received
12 first-place votes and 1,134 points
after a 35-0 triumph over Oklahoma
Last week, Oklahoma led
Nebraska 47-7 in first-place votes.
Miami, idle last weekend,
remained No. 3 with six first-place
ballots and 1,106 points. Florida
State defeated Louisville 32-9 and
held onto fourth place with 977
LSU and Auburn swapped posi
tions. LSU beat Kentucky 34-9 and
climbed from sixth place to fifth with
923 points while Auburn struggled
past Georgia Tech 20-10 and slipped
from fifth to sixth with 893 points.
Clemson, once again the lone ACC
representative in the poll, remained
To. 7 with 846 by defeating Duke 17
10 and UCLA moved up from ninth
pounds slammed into McMahon.
The cocky BYU graduate survived.
"The Fridge hit me when my arm
was extended back, and that's what
the doctors were worried about,"
McMahon said. "It hurt at the
moment, but it was all right."
As for his starting job, McMahon
believes he is entitled to it whenever
he is ready, in place of Mike Tomczak
who started seven games last year
after McMahon was injured and won
them all, plus two this season before
"I dont think I did anything before
I got hurt to lose my starting job,"
McMahon said. MI feel the starting
job is mine, but that's not my
"Tomczak has played well, but I
dont feel I should be demoted. Mike
is playing better, and he's going to
Cincinnati traded even-up to Mont
real for Pete Rose in 1984, got the
Cardinals even with the biggest hit
of his career.
Viola, seemingly bothered by the
42-degree temperature at the start of
the game, kept blowing on his hand
to keep warm while the Cardinals
The Cardinals, overpowered in the
first two games as Minnesota scored
a total 13 runs in the fourth inning,
showed they could play that way too,
combining four hits and three walks
in that inning for a 7-1 bulge.
Jim Lindeman, joining Lawless as
one of the productive replacement
Cardinals, had two RBI singles
among St. Louis nine hits off four
Ken Dayley protected the lead by
retiring Gary Gaetti and Tom Bru
nansky with the bases loaded to end
the seventh. Dayley got a save in relief
ACC Offensive Leaders
Player Cgt. Yds.
Ford, UVa 29 592
Lowery, Md 25 142
Proehl,Wake 24 414
Boone, Duke 23 201
Abdur-Ra'off, Md 22 333
Hines, Duke 21 426
Marriott, UNC 24 425
Mattioli, UVa 24 355
Cooper, Duke 19 235
Green, Duke 18 256
have to put a team away," Bolo- 1
wich said. "We didnt do that
today, and when you don't, on
another team's home field, you
always get punished."
UNC was especially punished in
the second half. The Tar Heels had
seven shots in the first half, but only
two in the second, while USC
moved from five shots in the first
to eight in the second. Similarly,
and perhaps most importantly,
UNC had seven corners in the first
half but just one in the second,
"We couldn't seem to get the ball
out of our end in the second half,"
Bolowich said. "They had free kick
after free kick, and we put ourselves
in a dangerous situation."
GOALS. UNC -
- Missimo; Sotrth Carolina ASaon,
ASSISTS: UNC Ashton; South Carolina
SHOTS: UNC 9, Souti Carolina 11
SAVES UNC (Rcryer) 4, CaSawba (Amcfl) 4
FOULS: UNC 23. Souti Caroina 24.
OFFSIDES UNC 5, South CaroSna a
RECORDS: UNC 11-4, South Caroina 12-1-2
to eighth by drubbing Oregon 41-10.
The loss knocked the Ducks out of
the Top 20 after their first appearance
in 17 years. Tennessee, last week's
No. 8 team, lost to Alabama and
dropped to 13th.
AP Top 20
1. Oklahoma (42) 6-0 1.179
2 Nebraska (12) 6-0 1,134
a Miami, Fla (6) 4-0 1,106
4. Florida Slate 6-1 977
5. LSU 6-0-1 923
& Auburn 5-0-1 893
7. Clemson 6-0 846
a UCLA 5-1 802
9. Syracuse 6-0 722
10 Notre Dame 4-1 676
11. Florida 5-2 579
12 Georgia 5-2 436
1a Tennessee 4-1-1 370
14. Michigan State 4-2 362
15. Indiana 5-1 333
1& Ohio State 4-1-1 294
17. Alabama 5-2 171
ia Penn State 5-2 170
19. OWanoma Stefttr"" ' 1 " 5-1 M; ,''154
20. Michigan 4-2 142
get better. But I can do things on the
field that he hasnt gotten to yet."
McMahon has kept busy off the
field, as his Taco Bell commercials
have insured his presence in the public
eye and reinforced his image as
something of a flake. That image was
born at BYU, where McMahon was
a hell-raising Catholic at a predom
inantly Mormon school, and was
perpetuated by his propensity for
cocky statements and self-promotion.
As for Tomczak, he said he's happy
to see McMahon return.
"IVe been pulling for him," Tomc
zak said. "But the better quarterback
is going to play, and right now I'm
playing well. Jim has missed almost
a complete year, and I think a lot
of questions have to be answered in
of Bob Forsch, who went 2 and 2
3 innings in relief and got his first
World Series victory in four
The lone bright spot for the Twins
was Greg Gagne, dropped from
second to eighth in the Minnesota
lineup after going 1 for 12, who
responded by hitting a third inning
home run to give the Twins a 1-0 lead.
Gagne took two balls before sending
one into the left-field seats. ; ' .
The Twins made it 7-2 against
Forsch in the fifth on an RBI single
by Kirby Puckett. But a diving stop
by shortstop Ozzie Smith for a
forceout and a tumbling catch by
Vince Coleman in left field ended the
Game five will be Thursday night,
with Bert Blyleven, the winner in the
second game, pitching for the Twins.
Either Danny Cox or Joe Magrane,
each of them losers so far in this
series, will start for St. Louis. .
Total Offense , ;
Player Plays Yds..
Secu!es,UVa 195 ! 1389-
Maye, UNC 227 1337
Slayden, Duke 198 J 1136
Strom, Tech 200 1088
Henning,Md 229 1072
Bkins, Wake ,. 190 937 :
Williams, Gem. ,123 676 r
McFadden, Clem. 87 574
T. Allen, Clem. : 112 560
Poag, NCSU 119. 443