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WASHINGTON, D.C.—After visiting 12 different training camps and interviewing as many coaches, owners and players as possible. Running Back John Riggins selected the Washington Redskins today as his new NFL team. Riggins said money was no consideration. "I wanted the club with the most colorful terms," Riggins said. "Things like Log, Smack, Adios, King, Queen, Jack, Ace, Pic, Poc and Double Poc."
Riggins explained that it had been very dull playing for the Jets where they only used such expressions as "Bubble" to describe an area covered by a linebacker.
Observers at the Redskins' training camp say it probably doesn't matter. Bill Kilmer has been running the " Woolworth" to perfection without risking a "Bingo," and the "Sally Rand" has not come up against a single "Orvil," "Zelda" or "Ruby Doo."
Typical of fan reaction was that of Angelo (Hit the Middle) Rossoff, a longtime NFL enthusiast who says he has frequently flown over Delaware. Rossoff was in town from Rochester to inspect the computer cards on which a fan must pick all seven winners to share in the lottery pool prize each week.
"It don't do much for the guy who wants a dime on the Colts take 7� and a dime on Miami give 6�," he said. "I'm stayin' home."
THOUSAND OAKS, CALIF.—Dallas Cowboy Quarterbacks Roger Staubach and Clint Longley got into a pinching contest today during lunch break at training camp. It started when Staubach accused Longley of stealing a milk carton off his food. The scuffle between Staubach and Longley was not the first. Earlier in the week they had been seen tugging at each other's chinstraps and untaping each other's socks. It was during the first episode that Longley clearly frogged Staubach on the arm, an act Staubach described as "gutless," inasmuch as he was throwing a pass to Drew Pearson at the time.
"Staubach shouldn't use a word like gutless," Longley said. "It is not part of the Cowboys' terminology. He should have said Wanda or Sarah."