Add Butkus: Some people have compared hotshot linebacker Brian Bosworth with Butkus, but Bosworth, instead of being flattered, says he doesn't like being compared with anyone.
Said Butkus: "Brian is young and has a lot to learn."
About Bosworth's salary demands for signing with the Seattle Seahawks, Butkus said: "If it were up to me, I'd make him an offer and tell him if he didn't like it, he could sit out the year."
KMPC's Jim Healy reported Thursday night that Ann Meyers, wife of Chicago White Sox announcer Don Drysdale, had given birth to the couple's first son, Don Jr., Thursday. Coincidentally, Thursday was Drysdale's 51st birthday. Big D was born in Van Nuys on July 23, 1936, at 9:10 a.m., and 51 years later Little D was born in Chicago at 8:52 a.m., a difference of 18 minutes. . . . The Dodgers and Angels will both appear on NBC Saturday. The first game of a doubleheader, at 10:15 a.m., is the Angels at Detroit, and the second game, at 1 p.m., is the Chicago Cubs against the Dodgers. . . . Channel 5 is carrying the Angels tonight and Sunday. . . . ABC's Monday night game is San Francisco at Los Angeles. The game will be televised live at 5 p.m. by Channel 7. . . . ABC will televise the Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park in Oceanport, N.J., on Aug. 1. The race marks the first rematch of Alysheba and Bet Twice since the Triple Crown races. Lost Code, the winner of seven straight stakes races, is also in the Haskell.
Wimbledon champion Pat Cash will be one of Johnny Carson's guests next Wednesday night. Carson attended Wimbledon while on his honeymoon. . . . Sunday's baseball Hall of Fame inductions will be televised by ESPN, delayed, at 3 p.m. . . . ESPN is televising the weekend Davis Cup matches between the United States and West Germany at Hartford, Conn. Coverage today begins at 10 a.m., and coverage Saturday and Sunday begins at 9 a.m. The featured players are John McEnroe for the United States and Boris Becker for West Germany. . . . Angel announcer Al Conin had to miss the series in Boston because his father is ill, so Joel Meyers handled the play by play.