Home' Island Sun : ISN 122515 Contents 8B ISLAND SUN - DECEMBER 25, 2015
The Dunes Golf Club
Tennis Team Working Out Well
Gib Harris from The Dunes Men’s Red Tennis Team returns a volley during team practice
1. In 1963, Pete Rose recorded his first base hit for the Cincinnati Reds, against
Pittsburgh. What kind of hit was it?
2. Name the two left-handers who each won 20 or more games four times for the
Baltimore Orioles between 1968 and 1974.
3. In 2014, Marcus Mariota became the all-time leader in career passing yards (10,796)
for the University of Oregon. Who had held the mark?
4. The Portland Trail Blazers set an NBA record in 2015 for most consecutive wins in
home openers (15 years). Who had held the mark?
5. When was the last time before 2015 that two U.S . players were among the top five
picks in the NHL Draft?
6. Name the last time before 2015 that Japan won the world title in men’s gymnastics.
7. Who was the last female golfer before Inbee Park (2013-15) to win three consecu-
tive Women’s PGA Championships?
1. He hit a triple. 2 . Dave McNally (1968, ‘69, ‘70 and ‘71) and Mike Cuellar (‘69, ‘70, ‘71,
‘74). 3 . Bill Musgrave, with 8,343 yards (1987-90). 4 . The Boston Celtics (1979-92). 5 . It
was 2007 (Patrick Kane and James van Riemsdyk). 6 . It was 1978. 7 . Annika Sorenstam
With 45 College Football Bowl
Games, Has System Gone Berserk?
by Ed Frank
Is the system broken, ridiculous or just plain money-hungry?
The system I’m discussing is the current runaway lineup
of 45 – count ‘em – 45 college football bowl games that will
saturate television from December 19 to January 11. By the time
you read this week’s paper, 13 already will have been played.
A good trivia game around the holiday dinner table this week-
end would be a contest to see how many of the bowls you can
If you love college football, then you’re probably in heaven for
the next few weeks despite the fact that many of the bowl games
will be played in cold weather sites before seas of empty seats.
And some of the participating teams didn’t even post regular-season winning
records, yet received bowl invitations. Nebraska, Minnesota and San Jose State are
5-7 teams reaching post-season play.
I note that one of these sub-500 teams, San Jose State, won the Cure Bowl (what-
ever that means) last Saturday with a 27-16 victory over 6-6 George State.
The Rose Bowl, known as the “Granddaddy” of bowl games, was first held in
1902. By 1937, there were six college bowl games. Two years ago the count had
leaped to 35, and this year 45, including the Shrine East-West, NFLPA Collegiate and
the Senior Bowl.
Let’s be honest: We have such a plethora of bowl games for one principal reason –
Football revenue is the bulwark for college minor sports. And studies have shown
that schools that win major bowl games are recipients of increased alumni financial
But you’ve got to wonder how far this bowl game business will go? At the rate it
has grown, the day may come that every college with a football team will play in a
bowl game regardless of their records.
While we may question the wisdom of having all these bowl games, ratings show
that the games do attract large viewing audiences, Maybe that’s the reason ESPN actu-
ally owns and operates 12 of the bowls.
The Big 10 sent 10 of its 14 members in bowl games, including Michigan State
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Sanibel 8-Ball Pool League
Sandycappers edged Sanibel Café
11-9 to take sole possession of
second place in the Sanibel 8-Ball
Pool League. Dennis Bender posted a
3-1 win over Jimbo Gaubatz and Jack
Dalton went 3-1 over the two-man team
of Richard McCurry and Joe Mason.
Randy Carson showed masterful form
for the losers as he won his last three
games against Jeff Brown. Sandycapper
captain Kevin Pottorf went 2-2 with
Sanibel Café’s Pete Mindel. This was
their fourth meeting of the season.
Mindel leads Pottorf 9-7 with half the
Doc Lubinski used a barrage of mira-
cle shots to subdue Bunt’s Ball Busters’
Rich Ennis 3-1 . One was a bank kick of
the 8-ball into the corner pocket. Cheers
broke out but Lubinski called it “just
another easy shot.”
Gator Gates followed Lubinski and
posted a 2-2 victory over Ken Rasi.
Leading 5-3 at that point the Legion
Crew sensed an upset in the making. It
was not to be, however, as Noah Smith
and Dave Doane went 3-1 against Nate
Buffam and Kip Buntrock, and Terry
Ricotta racked up four wins against the
Crew’s Tom Yorgey.
A total of 31 players have competed
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Bunt’s Ball Busters
Fresh Legion Crew
SANIBEL 8-BALL POOL LEAGUE 2015-16
Standings through December 21
December 21 Results
Bunt’s Ball Busters
13 Fresh Legion Crew
11 Sanibel Café
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