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Sports: Mike McDonald and Los Angeles Rams; / Football #82316

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Dec 25, 1983
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(Studio) Injury to Los Angeles Rams center Doug Barnett in game against New Orleans Saints described. CBS Sports tape shown. Report concerns Mike McDonald, Junior, former player for University of South California, who was asked by Rams coach John Robinson and assistant coach Gil Haskel to take Barnett's place for playoffs. [ROBINSON - remembered McDonald played for him at USC.] [HASKEL - comments.] [McDONALD - describes request that he play and feelings.] [Rams player Jack YOUNGBLOOD - comments.] [McDONALD - recalls first snap in college, include comment from teammate Marvin Powell, who, he thinks, plays for New York Jets now.] Films from 1976 and 1980 shown. McDonald's last college snap reported to set up win over Ohio State Univ. in 1980 Rose Bowl. [Rams punter John MISKO - comments.] [McDonald FRIEND - comments.] [McDONALD - comments.] Mentioned in report are movie "Rocky" (scene shown, courtesy United Artists), character Walter Mitty (scene from movie "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" shown) and Dallas Cowboys.
REPORTER: Dick Schaap

Schaap, Dick

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