Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Morning Briefing Eye Openers

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Morning Briefing Eye Openers

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DAVE ANDERSON of the New York Times writes that as "DON KLOSTERMAN remembers it, the Rams' check to settle the team's 1981 bills with Anaheim had to be at City Hall by 4 o'clock that afternoon.

"If not, then Klosterman, the Rams general manager, knew that the club would be obliged to pay a penalty of at least $10,000. But Rams owner GEORGIA FRONTIERE was balking.

" `We're not signing any checks today,' she said.

" `Why not?' Klosterman asked. `What's wrong?'

" `Mercury is in retrograde,' Frontiere said."

Anderson's punch line: "To the Rams owner, the alignment of the stars and planets has often been more important than the alignment of wide receivers and linebackers."

We'll see what's in the stars for the St. Louis Rams.


The San Diego Chargers wanted respect after beating the Pittsburgh Steelers to qualify for the Super Bowl. They won't get it from BERNIE LINCICOME of the Chicago Tribune or STEVE HUMMER of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Said bellicose Bernie: "In fact, San Diego is the worst of the annual hairballs the AFC coughs up since New England. These are the Bengals halved."

Now, Hummer's turn. On the willingness of sponsors to pay $1 million for a 30-second spot during the Super Bowl telecast: "That's fairly steep to be underwriting a caning."


When JOHN DALY swings, duck. Daly konked a tournament worker with one of his monstrous drives Friday during the second round of the Northern Telecom Open in Tucson.

Daly, of course, also is remembered for getting into a scuffle with the father of a player during the World Series of Golf in August. Daly was accused twice of hitting into groups ahead of his.

Volunteer marshal MERRILL PERICHARD, who was struck above the ear in the latest episode, wore his bloody injury as a badge of honor. …

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