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Edwin Shrake

Edwin Shrake

All Edwin Shrake Stories

Aug 15, 1977

CARE TO JOIN OUR LITTLE OLD GAME?

If so, some sharks in Las Vegas would have welcomed you and your wallet

Jan 17, 1977

SHOT OF LEMONS TO CURE THE BLUES

If you're in need of a few laughs, stick around Basketball Coach Abe Lemons. If you're in need of a few wins, as the University of Texas was when it hired him last April, Abe will be happy to provide those, too

May 30, 1977

An amateur is burned at high stakes

Cadillac Jack Grimm regularly pursues lost causes. His latest was trying to beat the pros at the Poker World Series

Sep 03, 1973

BIG D REDUCED TO ATOMS

Armed with Americans, Philadelphia's soccer team beat Dallas and became the most successful expansion club in pro sport

Sep 08, 1975

A PLACE ON THE SUN FOR TWO STARS

The new new WFL may be facing some heavy weather, but the forecast for Southern California is promising

Jan 04, 1971

An armored force is on the march

If you didn't get an armadillo for Christmas, just relax. You might wake up tomorrow morning and discover one in your backyard

Jun 03, 1974

THE FILM-FLAM MEN

Hollywood crawls with ex-athletes, would-be athletes and athlete-worshippers. Americans love sports. So where in the world of make-believe are the good sports movies?

May 31, 1976

Bobby shows Gordie how

Bobby Hull strikes the first blow as he resumes his rivalry with President Howe in Winnipeg's battle with Houston for the WHA championship

May 15, 1972

Nobody jives little Bobby

He will not be eligible for parole for a year, but there aren't many bars between this young flyweight and Munich's Olympic ring

May 19, 1975

TOUGH MAN ACROSS A TABLE

Billy Eisenberg will take your money at backgammon or, if you prefer, at bridge. Get smart, play him a little tennis

Sep 07, 1970

THE BIG DADDY OF SPORT

H. L. Hunt, a likely winner in the race for world's richest man, was never much for fun and games, but two of his boys, Lamar (below) and Bunker, back their leisure-time interests with gushers of money

Jul 16, 1973

Having themselves a blast

The Luckenbach World's Fair had more going for it than fried rattlesnake meat—a cannon contest featuring real shot and shell, for instance

Apr 15, 1974

Rapids Round the Bend

A non-canoeing journalist blithely joins a group of adventurous Texas scientists on a wild, wet trip through the desolate canyons of the Rio Grande's Big Bend

Dec 15, 1975

ARKANSAS TELLS AN AGGIE JOKE

It's the one about Texas A&M on its way to an undefeated season and the Cotton Bowl when it meets this Hog

Mar 06, 1972

A LONG WAY, BÉBÉ

Mlle. Durr's strokes are bizarre, but she won $65,000 last year and now ranks high on the Virginia Slims tour

Dec 16, 1974

TROUPING THE COLORS FOR GUSSIE NELL DAVIS

The dance-drill team is an art form that was invented and brought to perfection by this indefatigable Texan, whose Kilgore Rangerettes were its first exponents and are probably still the best

Jan 15, 1973

SET FOR A WOOD CHOPPER'S BRAWL

They'll cut Joe Frazier off at the pass; it will be the Fight of the Century. The talk is big, but so is George Foreman's knockout punch

Nov 17, 1975

DARRELL SHOULD WIN AS OFTEN

Compared to the Longhorns' coach, Gil Steinke of Texas A&I is true royalty

Sep 06, 1971

THE NAME OF THE GAME IS O.J.

Buffalo's new offense—O.J. right, O.J. left and, occasionally, O.J. up the middle—is O.K. by O.J.