?No Jinx in the Program
Although Duffy Daugherty's Michigan State football team lost to Purdue last week, Duffy did not lose a bit of his fine Irish wit. Dismissing the notion of a Purdue jinx, Duffy said sourly: "Jinx didn't make one block or tackle. I guess our real trouble is that we can't stand prosperity."
?The Bug and the Bettor
Asian flu, which has stricken football players throughout the country, has also afflicted football gamblers. One Chicago handicapper estimates that business is off 40% to 50% from last year due to canceled games, flighty point spreads which fluctuate hourly with reports of flu-riddled teams.
?Sammy's Practice Round
Sammy Snead, playing Tokyo's Kasumigaseki Country Club course—site of this week's Canada Cup matches—for the first time, shot a six-under-par 66, three strokes below the competitive record. Keened one astonished Japanese pro: "I'll never play golf again."
?Progress Report: America's Cup
The New York Yacht Club has tentatively scheduled a series of races beginning in May for the 12-meter sloops vying to represent the U.S. in the America's Cup Race, September 20. Of the four probable contenders, three are still models in the testing tanks; the fourth, Vim, is in the yard for the winter.