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6The Daily Tar HeelTuesday, January 26, 1988
Elway vs. Williams: A super matchup of rifle arms
There is no other position that approximates
it in all of sport. Today the quarterback part
field marshal, part cryptographer, part "artful
dodger" and part model is the most recognizable
individual entity in any team sport.
In times past, most quarterbacks were little more
than glamorous, well-paid figureheads, handing
the ball off to tailbacks, while others, mainly the
offensive line and the defense, performed more
earthy feats. Those days exist no more.
With the gross liberalization of rules which has
significantly limited the ability to pass, the position
of quarterback has shifted from that of a ball
giver to a more athletically demanding one.
Quarterbacks today must be able to pass deep and
have the intelligence to recognize a multitude of
While plays are initially called from the sidelines,
often a quarterback must audible at the line of
scrimmage, calling a different play in response to
the alignment of the defense, in a time span of
In addition, the escalating amount of defensive
pressure makes it preferable that these tall, strong
armed Adonises be quick enough to escape the
pocket when trouble arises and run to a spot where
they will not be hit, thus protecting the "franchise."
The two Super Bowl quarterbacks illustrate the
incredible variety of skills that today's quarterback
must possess. Denver's magnificent John Elway
and Washington's surprising Doug Williams both
possess many of these requisite skills. Both are
huge (Elway is 6-foot-3, 215 pounds; Williams 6
4, 220), yet virtually impossible to sack.
In addition they are blessed with perhaps the
two strongest arms in the NFL. Yet, more than
anything, these two are symbolic of the various
conflicts and stereotypes that modern quarterbacks
To say the least Elway is a magnificent talent
who is already at the age of 26 the greatest
quarterback to have played the game. In addition
to his size and overpowering arm (the power of
his arm often brands 'crosses' on the chests of his
receivers), Elway is extremely quick a combi
nation that often allows him to escape the grasp
of opposing defenses.
In addition to his immense talent, Elway is
blessed with great intelligence (he did go to
Stanford) and the looks of that guy for whom
every girl's mom would love to bake chocolate
Williams is the first black starting quarterback
in Super Bowl history, the first in what is sure
to be an ever-expanding club.
He is cut from the cloth of the classic field
general, who stands in the pocket and throws at
the last possible second before being rocked
unmercifully. Though lacking Elway's prestigious
alma mater, Williams makes up for it with great
savvy and a feel for the game that causes him
to make few mistakes, despite his reputed
Ever since high school in Palo Alto, Calif., Elway
has confronted the unyielding spotlight that comes
with greatness. Thus, upon arriving as the most
heralded quarterback ever to enter the NFL, he
was expected to produce immediately. The
opposite occurred, for after a stout refusal to play
in Baltimore the team that drafted him Elway
was simply pathetic in his rookie season as a
For years afterward, Elway was portrayed as
a man who would never live up to his immeasurable
potential. Great performances were minimized
because it was always felt that the 'greatest ever'
could do more. Not until last year's AFC final
did Elway completely escape the shackles of his
talent and unleash his finest performance, a 22-of-38,
337-yard masterpiece, with the final stroke
being a 98-yard touchdown drive to carry the game
That series has since immortalized Elway as a
Just as one awesome performance deified Elway,
an opposite consequence almost ruined the career
of the rejuvenated Williams. A No. 1 pick from
Grambling, Williams arrived at the lowly Tampa
Bay franchise and subsequently led it to three
playoff spots, including the NFC championship
in 1979. William's role in these achievements
cannot be understated, for if ever the label
"pathetic" could be uttered about a franchise, it
could be so applied to Tampa.
In the 1979 championships, Williams had a
miserable game, completing only two of 13 passes
for a paltry 12 yards and eventually being replaced
by the lowly Mike Rae. A black quarterback,
whose intelligence and perseverance were already
unfairly under question, was forever after labeled
Following an absurd contract dispute with
Tampa's ungrateful management in 1982, Williams
bolted to the USFL, experiencing two indifferent
seasons before being picked up as an insurance
policy for Pro Bowl quarterback Jay Schroeder
Only after Schroeder's miserable first-half
performance against the Vikings a month ago was
Williams given the starting job permanently. He
has since become the steady, poised quarterback
who still is able to make the big play.
In reflecting upon his singular achievements,
Williams declared, "It feels great to be in this
position, but I can't think only about being the
first (black). My first goal is to lead my team to
the championship. ... I must also think of people
like (Syracuse's Don) McPherson and (Southern
Cal's Rodney) Peete who I am breaking ground
For both, whose careers have, as in so many
tragedies, come full circle, it would be an optimal
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UNC third; Duke No. 5
From Associated Press reports
Arizona remained the No. 1 col
lege basketball team in country
Monday, and the Wildcats missed
being a unanimous selection by just
Arizona, 18-1, received 59 first
place votes and 1,256 points from the
nationwide panel of sportswriters and
broadcasters and was voted second
on the other four ballots. This is the
third straight No. 1 ranking for
Arizona, which beat Southern Cali
fornia and UCLA last week.
North Carolina, 14-2, fell one spot
to third with 1,010 points after losing
only its second game in the Dean
Smith Center, 70-69 to Duke, before
beating N.C. State on Sunday.
Duke, 12-2, moved up from ninth
to fifth in the rankings. The Blue
Devils also beat Wake Forest on
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AP Top 20
1. Arizona (59) 18-1 1,256
2 Purdue (3) 17-1 1,174
3. North Carolina (1) 14-2 1,018
4. UNLV 17-1 961
5. Duke 12-2 936
a Temple 14-1 890
7. Brigham Young 14-0 878
a Michigan 16-2 873
9. Kentucky 13-2 860
10. Oklahoma 16-2 773
11. Pittsburgh 13-2 680
1Z Iowa State 16-3 378
1a Illinois 14-4 371
14. Florida 14-4 292
15. Georgetown 12-4 283
16. Iowa 13-5 276
17. Syracuse 13-5 264
1a UTEP 16-3 232
19. Villanova 14-4 180
20. So. Mississippi 14-2 99
Others receiving votes Bradley 93, Missouri
92, Wyoming 71, Kansas 55, St John's 44,
Boise State 25, Auburn 22, Kansas State 21,
N.C. State 19, Rhode Island 16.
Bermsteie to return
tonight vs. Duke
By ANDREW PODOLSKY
After a 25-12 drubbing by N.C.
State in their opening ACC match
last week, the 14th-ranked UNC
wrestling team is set to get back
on the trail of their fifth ACC title
with a win over Duke tonight.
The Tar Heels, 0-1 in the ACC
and 9-6 overall, are heavily
favored to beat up on the 0-1 and
2-1 Blue Devils. History is defi
nitely siding with North Carolina
in tonight's match.
UNC is 46-24 overall against
Duke. The Tar Heels are also
undefeated in 14 matches against
the Blue Devils since coach Bill
Lam came to UNC in the 1974
75 season. In addition, the Tar
Heels have lost only one ACC
match to a team other than N.C.
State since 1975.
Lam is optimistic enough about
tonight's match to look a little bit
ahead to this weekend's key match
with Clemson. "Duke should not
be very much trouble," he said.
"We should beat them."
The squad usually goes with a
lighter workout on match day, but
Lam didn't think they needed the
"We are going with a full work
out today, since this isn't one of
our tougher matches," he said.
"We need this practice to get ready
for Clemson this weekend."
Don't misread this as overcon
fident arrogance, though. Lam is
definitely wary of the dangers of
overlooking opponents. "We are
not really looking past Duke to
Clemson," he said. "But as a team,
they don't really form a major
UNC will be paced tonight by
senior All-Americans Rob Koll
and Lenny Bernstein. Koll enters
the contest with an extremely
intimidating resume, as he is
already 24-1 this season with 12
pins and is the nation's top-ranked
wrestler at the 158-pound weight
class. Koll ran his career ACC
record to 16-1 with a pin last week
against N.C. State. The State
College, Pa., native is a three-time
All-American and hopes to
become UNC's second national
champion in wrestling.
Bernstein is expected to return
to action tonight at 150. He has
not wrestled since an injured knee
sidelined him last November. He
is 9-2 with three pins in limited
action this season.
"I think that we will be able to
put Lenny back into the line-up,"
Lam said. "IH be anxious to see
how ready he is to go."
Bernstein echoed his coach's
hopes. "I was scheduled to wrestle
against State last week, but since
we weren't in the match at that
point, coach Lam decided that the
risk of injury wasn't worth it," he
said. "I was disappointed, so I'm
ready to wrestle."
The senior is 90-3 1-5 in his
career at UNC including a stellar
12-1-2 mark in the ACC. He hasnt
lost a league match since his
freshman year, and that streak
should easily continue tonight.
Lam warned that UNC should
be behind early tonight because of
the Tar Heels' weak lower weights,
but with any luck the coach's
optimism will not fall on deaf ears
and the Tar Heels will jump back
on the trail of their fifth ACC
Dunk contest announced
From staff reports
Okay, all you would-be Michael
Jordans, now's your chance! The
Carolina Athletic Association is
announcing its first-ever UNC Dunk
Contest. You can go over, around,
or to the hoop in the preUminaries,
to be held at Woollen Gym at 5:30
p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2 (as long as you
have your registration and student
The lucky and talented few who
make it to the finals will travel to
the basketball Mecca of the South,
the Smith Center, to perform at
halftime of the N.C. State game Feb.
1 1 . There, they will be judged by some
of UNC's former stars in their epic
quest for the mystery prizes, which
at press time have not yet been
The competition should be pretty
intense, so now's the time to go out
and get that 360 down pat. Next up
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Feb. 20 Maryland Sun. Feb. 7 6-9 p.m.
Feb. 21 Temple Sun. Feb. 14 6-9 p.m
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