Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

'Noles Start 50th with Easy Victory

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

'Noles Start 50th with Easy Victory

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Mikey likes. . . .

Duke (0-0) at No. 3 Florida State (0-0): Since the Seminoles

embark on their milestone 50th season of college football today

against the Who-Devils, let us take time out to reflect on what

was happening in the world when the 'Noles played their first

intercollegiate football game in 1947:

Bobby Bowden celebrates his 60th birthday.

Chi-Baba Chi-Baba and The Woody Woodpecker Song top the charts.

Gators coach Raymond Wolf tells booster club that FSU stands

for "Free Spats University."

Miracle on 34th Street opens at theaters.

Leon Sanders attends his first class at FSU. It would prove to

be one more than his grandson, Deion, would attend.

Camel ad states (and I'm not making this up): "More doctors

smoke Camels than any other cigarette."

Expansion begins at Doak Campbell Stadium . . . engineers

target 1996 as completion date.

Georgia tailback Charlie Trippi signs with the NFL's Chicago

Cardinals for a record $100,000 over four years. That, of

course, was back when the Bulldogs could beat Southern Miss.

Gators refuse to schedule FSU; opt instead for series with

Frenchy's Cosmetology Institute.

Georgia Southern (1-0) at No. 4 Florida (1-0): Gators coach

Steve Spurrier closed practice this week because of what he

perceived as a media spy sending top-secret information to the

Evil Empire in Tennessee. Spurrier, it seems, felt that a

newspaper were too revealing and constituted the biggest act of

treason since Mata Hari.

Spurrier has apparently lost touch with reality. Any football

coach worth his weight in comped Nike apparel will tell you that

the only bit of useful information a sports writer could share

with an opposing team is where to get free beer after the game.

The Citadel (0-0) at No. 4 Miami (1-0): Let's listen in to the

pregame pep talk given by The Citadel's Don Powers, who took

over as interim coach after head coach Charlie Taafe was

suspended for the season following his second drunken-driving

arrest in three years:

"Guys, Coach Taafe told me that if you get up against it today,

if things start going bad, go out there with all you've got and

win one for The Nipper. …

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