On cornerback Bobby Butler: " 'The Butler did it' isn't a guess of who was guilty in a murder case, rather an achievement this Butler pulled off last year when he was the only defensive starter to keep his same starting position from the previous year."
On cornerback Scott Case: "What started out a case for the defensive coordinator ended up a showcase for Scott to display his skills."
On linebacker Tim Green: "Colorwise, it turned out a blue summer as the Red Cross flag went up for the green rookie from the Orangemen of Syracuse."
On safety Robert Moore: "This is 'Moore' or less a tale of success that Robert had because the 'Moore' he played, the better he got."
There's moore, but we figure this is a case of enough is enough.
HE SAID IT (UNFORTUNATELY)
Last January, Arizona's newly elected governor, Evan Mecham, fulfilled a campaign promise by rescinding predecessor Bruce Babbitt's executive order designating Martin Luther King's birthday a state holiday. Partly for that reason, Mecham is the subject of a recall movement, and convention business has been steering clear of his state. Among the groups boycotting Arizona is the NBA, whose fall meetings begin next week in City of Industry. Calif., rather than in Scottsdale, as had been originally planned. Soon after the league switched venues, Mecham, appearing on a Salt Lake City TV show, uttered an inanity that had an ugly sound to it. "Well, the NBA, I guess they forget how many white people they get coming to watch them play," he said.
A RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE
Dr. John Aker, pastor of the Montvale ( N.J.) Evangelical Free Church, recently went to Wrigley Field in Chicago to see the Cubs play the Mets. It was only the third game that Aker had ever attended, but through his fresh eyes he made several observations, some of which he passed along in a newsletter to his congregation. His inexperience showed—he wrote of Soldier Field and a Mets catcher named Jerry Carter and admitted to nodding off in the fifth inning—but he still had these trenchant insights:
"In some respects, it could be likened to going to church...this gathering had its own ritual—they began with a song...there were times they all stood up—and then sat down...there was a featured soloist [broadcaster Harry Caray]...many attempts were made to take your money...moments of extreme elation—and deep depression...and, I am not sure, but I think I even heard a prayer or two whispered...the place was packed—nobody seemed to want to sit in the back, everybody moved up to the front...[but] nobody seemed to mind the thought of that activity going into overtime!"