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Archive for Sunday, September 22, 1991

NOTES AND QUOTES. . .

September 22, 1991

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Notes and quotes while wondering if a World Series between Toronto and Atlanta would force CBS-TV to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. . .

Lee Stevens missed about a week's worth of California Angels' games while nursing a sore wrist. When he returned, he stroked four hits in a doubleheader against Texas. Incidentally, the Lawrence High product could have some anxious moments when the Angels play in Kansas City next weekend. Stevens' wife Kim is home in Wichita expecting the couple's first child. Friday is the due date. . .

Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jim Everett said it about 37-year-old offensive tackle Jackie Slater. "He's living proof they played football in prehistoric days. I've even seen calluses on his feet where he used to stop his car like Fred Flintstone.". . .

SCOTT STIDHAM, a Lawrence High product, caught a 66-yard TD pass in Tennessee-Martin's 28-7 victory over Washburn last week. Stidham plays for former Kansas aide Don McLeary at UT-M. . .

Jim Marratti, a Missouri sophomore, said it to the Columbia Tribune after he helped carry a goal post to a local watering hole following the Tigers' 23-19 win over Illinois. "The way I figure it, we pay so much money in tuition we deserve a piece of the post." . . .

When that charter jet carrying the Chicago White Sox was forced to land in Des Moines the other night, Ron Schueler, the club's general manager, refused to board the replacement aircraft. Schueler, vowing he would never fly again, rented a car and drove five hours to Chicago. . .

Oklahoma State coach Pat Jones, asked why he hasn't used his fledgling kickoff coverage unit composed mostly of non-scholarship players, said it. "To put them out there would be like playing Russian Roulette with five bullets in the chamber. I'm not that nutty." . . .

KANSAS' FOOTBALL team is idle next Saturday because that's the day the Jayhawks were scheduled to entertain Miami. Instead Miami will play at Tulsa in what could be dubbed the Storm Warning Bowl (the Hurricanes against the Golden Hurricane). . .

Oklahoma State is idle next Saturday, too, meaning KU and OSU could have rescheduled their Nov. 2 game in Stillwater for next weekend. Surely both Jones and KU's Glen Mason would have preferred a week off then than now. . .

Kevin Verdugo lost twice as a starting quarterback in games at Nebraska 54-2 when he was a freshman at Kansas in 1987 and 71-14 last Saturday while a senior at Colorado State. Asked to compare the losses, Verdugo told the Lincoln Journal-Star: "This team has a lot more confidence and character. I can honestly say when I was at Kansas I don't think the guys expected to win.". . .

VON BENNETT, a 6-8 former all-state basketball player at Stillwater High, has transferred to Oklahoma State from Texas-El Paso. Okie State is Bennett's fourth school. He began at Cal State-Bakersfield, then transferred to Northeastern Oklahoma A&M before shifting to UTEP where he averaged 8.5 points a game last season. . .

Jay McCracken, vice president of sales for Upper Deck, said it after being asked if his company would add gum to its baseball card packs. "When you're talking chewing gum, you're not talking quality. My feeling is that gum doesn't add anything to a card pack." . . .

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