In the world of sports, as in all other realms of competition, there are rivalries and then there are Rivalries. The Redskins and the Cardinals are rivals. The Redskins and the Cowboys are Rivals. The Yankees and the Red Sox are rivals. But the Yankees and the Dodgers - Rivals! [TEXT OMITTED FROM SOURCE] ing their respective games on the same day at the same time is enough to drive the average sports freak just a little nuttier than usual. But Gregory Villiere found the answer:
"When I'm actually doing is watching the 'Skins on TV and listening to the (World) Series on the radio," Valliere said.
"It's halftime now, so I have the Series on TV," Valliere continued. "But when the 'Skins come back on I'll switch to them. Baseball is easier to listen to on the radio and football is more visual.
"Basically," he continued, "whenever there's an interesting play on whatever I'm not watching I can turn to it right away and get the instant replay. If I'm listening to baseball and there's a great hit I just switch to it on television and get the replay." said Valliere, who, in his other life, is a research analyst for The Washington Forum, a weekly newsletter.
While most Washington sports fans settled in at home yesterday for the audio-visual siege, others braved the dismal chill and rain to reach the noisy coziness of their favorite bar.
Rick Bencivengo, a Yankee fan from philadelphia, sat in the backroom of the Hawk and Dove, on Capitol Hill, watching the Series on the television over the bar.
"I like the Yankees and this could be the last game," said Bencivengo, who had no way to know as he spoke, during the opening minutes of the game, that the Dodgers wold breeze to a 10-4 victory. "I'm a little disappointed that they've chosen to put the Redskins on the big screen," the giant television projector in the bar's front room.
Mary Chch, an attorney and the friend Bencivengo had come to visit in Washington, wasn't all inclined to watch the football game. It's not that she loves the Yankees or Dodgers that much.
"First of all, I hage the Redskins. I hate them and I hope them and I hope they lose. The problem is I hate Dallas too. I hate George Allen and I hate praying in the locker room and the whole macho thing," said Chch, who added, "I've always been a Yankee fan."
Linda Holland, a secretary, was watching the football game in the bar's crowded front room. "I'm a Dallas Cowboy fan and I'm really totally outnumbered." Holland observed sagely, amidst the pro-Washington screaming. "I've been coming her for five or six years. It's fun watching with other people.
Patricia Flick, who was none of about 30 persons jammed into a small area of Clyde's in Georgetown, watching the football game, said, "I came here to watch the World Series. I didn't know they'd have the damn Redskins on. I'm a Los Angeles Dodgers fan and I'd follow them anywhere. I'd forgotten about the gootball game. I can't get excited about it in the privacy of my own home," she said, explaining why she had come out. "Also I think I ran out of tequila at home," she said.
As Flick was settling in to watch the football game. Rep. Barry Goldwater Jr. (R-Calif.) was getting ready to go home "and watch this," he said, pointing toward the Redskins game.
Wasn't he going to watch the Dodgers, the Los Angeles, Calif., Dodgers? he was asked.
"Are they on?" asked Goldwater. Oh! Then I'll go watch them both.