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December 24, 1973 | Volume 39, Issue 26

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Jackie Stewart Cover - Sports Illustrated December 24, 1973

December 24, 1973 | Jonathan Yardley
George Plimpton's new book is called Mad Ducks and Bears (Random House, $7.95), but it could as easily have been titled Son of Paper Lion. It has a lot of entertaining stuff in it, but—as often...

December 24, 1973 | Edited by Robert W. Creamer
CHRISTMAS CHEER

December 24, 1973 | Edited by Robert W. Creamer
•Marlin McKeever, Philadelphia Eagle linebacker: "George Allen helped me set a record—most times traded by one coach."

December 24, 1973 | Ron Fimrite

December 24, 1973 | Curry Kirkpatrick
Bill Walton sat out 21 minutes of last week's game of the year, then returned to skin the Wolfpack alive

December 24, 1973
Boxers have motivated themselves by doing any number of odd things before a fight. Lou Nova, for instance, trained partly at the feet of a fakir called Oom the Omnipotent. But the strangest system...

December 24, 1973 | John Underwood

December 24, 1973 | Robert F. Jones
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December 24, 1973
In increasing numbers the ebullient athletes of the Caribbean are putting their own distinctive mark on sport. To baseball they have brought dash, to boxing passion, to horse racing daredeviltry....

December 24, 1973 | Frank Deford
The road wound for hours, from one end of the island to the other, disclosing a countryside that had a postcard look: lush, green-on-green, burros idly switching along, full-breasted women...

December 24, 1973
The ultimate put-on: Frenchy Fuqua, Pittsburgh Steeler running back and the flashiest dresser in football (if not the whole world). To underline his lavender jumpsuits, floor-length capes and...

December 24, 1973 | John A. Meyers
For the fifth time, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED'S Sportsman of the Year is someone who has proved very good at going fast. Racing Driver Jackie Stewart went very fast indeed, roughly 12 times faster than...

December 24, 1973 | John A. Meyers
1954 Roger Bannister1955 Johnny Podres1956 Bobby Morrow1957 Stan Musial1958 Rafer Johnson1959 Ingemar Johansson1960 Arnold Palmer1961 Jerry Lucas1962 Terry Baker1963 Pete Rozelle1964 Ken...

December 24, 1973 | Charles Goren
Preemptive bidding affords more opportunities for profits and losses—and problems and arguments—than perhaps any other field of bridge tactics. Therefore this quiz may give you as much of a...

December 24, 1973
SOUTH

December 24, 1973
In all of sport there is no title more coveted than Heavyweight Champion of the World. Its owner today can earn millions along with instant international fame, and his influence reaches out to...

December 24, 1973 | Ernest Havemann

December 24, 1973
PRO BASKETBALL—ABA: None of the New York starting five played as seniors in college, but the absence of that last prep year has not handicapped the young Nets, who have won 16 of their last 19...

December 24, 1973
7—T. J. Kenney26, 27—Neil Leifer28—Neil Leifer29—John Iacono31—Rich Clarkson34, 35—Sheedy & Long (4), John Iacono (3), Jerry Cooke (3), Carl Iwasaki62—Stephen Green-Armytage69—Bud...

December 24, 1973
Mike Upchurch, 14, a freshman at Ross (Ohio) High School, rolled the first 300 game of the bowling season in Cincinnati. A member of the Colerain Bowl Youth Bowling Association Major League, where...

December 24, 1973
Sirs: (Dec. 10) by Bob Briner seems destined to rank as one of the most important articles SI has ever published, for it brings to light a subject vital to the development of every young child:...