"Now we'll have to see if he can play football," one Steeler aide said last week. If not, Kirk's future seems assured as a team cameraman—if Hollywood doesn't draft him, of course.
Maybe they've all been kissed and turned into handsome princes, but there apparently is a serious frog shortage in the land. Our authority is Gib Hedstrom, 70, of Alexandria, Minn., a professional frog picker who is hopping mad about the situation. He is having trouble capturing the 2,000 frogs used annually for research at the University of Minnesota.
Once Hedstrom traveled in Canada and six or seven Midwestern states picking up to 300 pounds of frogs a day. Now, he says, crop pesticides are washed by rain into the meadows, lowlands and rivers, and people are "doing away with the marshes, potholes, small slough holes and wherever there is water. They're draining everything. There's nothing left for the birds, fish or frogs, and frogs have to have water."
EXAM AT EWE U.
Tryouts for the 1979 Los Angeles Rams cheerleading squad—unofficially known as the Embraceable Ewes—included a 13-question quiz on pro football. Only 31 of the 115 test takers got passing grades. One candidate listed All-Pro Defensive End Jack Youngblood as the Ram quarterback. Another thought the 49ers won the Super Bowl (they won two games all season). Estimates of the number of NFL teams ranged from four to 61. Two who flunked the test still made the squad. Obviously they were graded on different curves.
When a boorish lout cut in ahead of several other cars waiting in line for gasoline in Los Angeles last week, the driver immediately behind him jumped out of his car in a rage. The rude motorist, however, figured he was safe because his windows were rolled up and his doors were locked.
He didn't get off so easy. The victimized driver just happened to have one of those locking gas caps on his car and, shortly after removing it, was delighted to find that the line jumper had an ordinary gas cap. Striking a blow for justice, the victimized driver traded caps, locked the rude driver's tank and drove off.