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7/10
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edwagreen5 April 2016
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What happened to Nancy Walker's Mildred in this episode? She admitted she was betting and was never seen again. Why?

Since McMillan is always out in the field, how come he doesn't carry a gun? After all, he played the commissioner on the show.

This episode dealt with sports betting in the area of football. A quarterback is befriended by McMillan and his wife; even though, he might be a participant in the gambling ring.

A $75,000 bet was made and the bettor seems to be willing to resort to killing to win the bet. The bodies begin to pile up as Mac and his wife fully investigate.

Loved John Schuck's hairdo in the episode when he gets a haircut by a suspected member of the gambling ring.
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5/10
The point spread
bkoganbing23 October 2015
Commissioner Stuart McMillan takes on an interesting case as a young kid who acted as a gofer for star quarterback Don Stroud of the fictional San Francisco Hawks winds up dead. Who would possibly want to kill this kid, but he's got a new motorcycle which is a nice ride for someone living on chump change.

Despite a few unsuccessful passes at Sally McMillan, Rock Hudson does take a personal interest in this murder actually hoping that the star quarterback Stroud is not guilty. He's not lacking any suspects either with this cast. It also turns out the kid was taking bets for a bookie who doubles as a hairdresser.

In the end an attempted poisoning that Susan St.James accidentally uncovers at the cost of the team's two real live hawk mascots is what tells the tale. Not a bad episode, but far from the best.
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7/10
A Seven Point Favorite Episode!
Syl1 January 2019
San Francisco Police Commissioner MacMillan and wife, Sally, get involved in a football scheme with gambling, guns and murder. The episode is okay but not one of my favorite among the series. I'm not much of a football fan to begin with. I do enjoy seeing Peter Bonerz playing a barber. John Schuck was terrific as the commissioner's assistant. Instead of the 49ers, there are the Hawks.
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5/10
This Episode is only worth 3 points
michaelgibsontv5 July 2015
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Many familiar faces from the character actor world of television. Andrew Duggan is in this episode as is Jackie Coogan. Don Stroud who was a TV and movie actor turns in a low key performance which is unusual for him. It was nice to see the old Kezar stadium as police try to figure out who is behind a large bet against the San Francisco Hawks. It may be the star quarterback, the team president or anyone else on the team. Peter Bonerz, who was the dentist on the Bob Newhart Show plays a hair dresser who is also a bookie. The whole show is slow right up until the middle. It should have been much better directed and acted. It might have been interesting to have Stroud hit on Sally a bit harder and more often. It's an average episode and if you have nothing else to do, then watch.
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