NO WINS, NO LOSSES
The peace movement invaded another area of hockey. The Canada Council, which encourages the arts, social sciences, literature and the like, has made funds available for an unusual hockey project in Windsor, Ontario, across the river from Detroit. The hockey is a no-win game. According to Dr. James Duthie of the University of Windsor Sports Institute for Research, "The sport is being returned to the children" by taking the competitive aspect out of it. No points are awarded for won or lost, no goals are counted and there are no records of leading scorers. There are 28 teams in the noncompetitive league, and observers say the kids seem to have a lot of fun. Dr. Duthie claims their faces show "less frustration, anxiety and aggression."
ALI AND JOE AT HOME
When the first Ali-Frazier fight took place three years ago the promoter, Jerry Perenchio, said in publicity for the closed-circuit theater TV of the fight, "I have made a firm commitment to the closed-circuit exhibitors and customers that there will be NO home television—live or delayed. That commitment will be kept. There will be no home television—live or delayed." However, the clear-speaking Perenchio never spelled out just how long "delayed" meant. This Saturday the first fight will be on home television—over ABC's Wide World of Sports. Late, but not never.
The Daytona International Speedway's announcement that it was complying with the Federal Energy Office's request for a reduction in the use of fuels brought a prompt, if confused, reaction from NASCAR fans. When it was announced that 50 miles would be lopped off the Feb. 17 Daytona 500, telephone calls inundated NASCAR headquarters in Daytona Beach. One ticket holder said he heard that the first 50 miles of the race had been eliminated, and he was furious. "It's the first 50 miles that are the best," he said, "because of all the jamming in traffic." Another caller (this all comes from track publicity and therefore is certainly true) congratulated management on chopping off the first 50 miles instead of the last 50. "If you chopped off the last 50," he said, "we'd never know for sure who won."