A fan with good moves, a handy bar in Baltimore and an understanding wife could watch the Colts play the Pittsburgh Steelers in Memorial Stadium tonight, then see the Redskins play the Vikings in Minnesota on television.
The Colts play at 6 p.m., the Redskins at 9. A delayed telecast of the Colts' game will be shown at 10 on WMAR-TV-2.
The Colts will not have running back Lydell Mitchell, the National Football League's leading pass receiver last season and 1,159-yard rusher, who still is holding out in a contract dispute. Yet 38,000 are expected, including most of 36,000 season ticket buyers.
Quarterback Bert Jones will play the first quarter and have as his wide receivers Glenn Doughty and Randy Burke, who missed his rookie season last year because of surgery, with Mack Alston at tight end.
Don McCauley will replace Mitchell and start with Roosevelt Leaks.
The Steelers will start Terry Bradshaw at quarterback but Mike Kruczek, product of St. John's High of Washington and Boston College, will play the second half.
Sid Thornton, who has had an excellent training camp, may substitute early at running back for Rocky Bleier, who has a hamstring pull.
Other games today on the first full weekend of preseason competition will see Bud Wilkinson making his debut as coach of the St. Louis Cardinals against the Dolphins in Miami: four Heisman Trophy winners playing as Pete McCulley's San Francisco 49ers visit Dallas, where O. J. Simpson and Jim Plunkett take on Tony Dorsett and Roger Staubach, and new Coach Dick Nolan guiding his New Orleans Saints against Philadelphia in Mexico City.