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Gilbert Rogin

Gilbert Rogin

All Gilbert Rogin Stories

Mar 14, 1994

One Beer For the Rocket

In this 1960 SI Classic reprinted from his 18th NHL season, Maurice Richard watches his fabled temper—and his weight

Feb 14, 1994

THE BLACK-LINE BLUES

With the first million laps behind him, the author has a good shot at circumnavigating the globe. Totally awesome!

Apr 24, 1989

ROBI'SON, YOU WERE A GAS

The author recalls Sugar Ray, who died last week at 67

Jun 15, 1992

A Patriot at the Games

The outcome hung in the balance as one fearless journalist, abandoning impartiality, tried to alter history. Check it out

Apr 25, 1988

A CHAMP LIKE NO OTHER

Recollections of Ali when he really was the greatest

Jan 26, 1976

Island paradise, perhaps

Can a 14-month-old offshore Florida city, which has faced lawsuits and insolvency, retain its goal of ecology first, development second?

Sep 04, 1967

THE HUSTLE OF TEXAS BILLY

He can't see out of one eye and he's not too good with the other. He looks skinny and puny, like a sucker. But Billy knows a dozen ways to beat you

Jun 17, 1968

CHAMPS GALORE

New York has one, California has one and the universal state of Ali recognizes only its own. Angelo Dundee, in a way, has two. Now a movement has begun to settle matters

Feb 05, 1968

He's Not a Bird, He's Not a Plane

He is Evel Knievl, self-styled conservative wildman—here soaring over the fountains of a Las Vegas hotel—who intends to jump the Grand Canyon on a motorcycle

Nov 13, 1967

THE RIGHT MAN IN THE RIGHT PLACE—AT LAST

Roger Rouse, from a hopefully named town in Montana, has been the first-ranked light heavyweight for two frustrating years. Next week in Las Vegas he finally gets to meet Champion Dick Tiger for the title

Nov 04, 1968

There Are Problems when Man Plays God

The cahow, a bird that the Spaniards mistook for a devil and the English thought was silly, is a living—barely living—monument to man's effect on his environment. A Bermudian naturalist is attempting to save the cahow from its enemies and itself, while wondering if its fate is not the fate of all of us

Sep 25, 1967

SPIRITUALLY SET FOR A NEW GO

Middleweight Champion Nino Benvenuti has his Beethoven, Challenger Emile Griffith his apples-peaches-pumpkin-pie mother. In a close matchup, the heavier Italian should win

Jul 01, 1968

THE BOTTLE AND THE BABE

A white-coated figure in a laboratory bashes a blonde on the head with a piece of lumber. Famous athletic teams rave over a cloudy, lime-green liquid with some strange attributes and an unfamiliar taste. Could these bizarre circumstances possibly have anything in common? Indeed they do, as associates of a somewhat eccentric doctor at the University of Florida are very well aware

Apr 01, 1968

IS SCHOLLANDER A SWIMMER?

The answer, Don says, is no, although he won four gold medals in the Tokyo Olympics and may win as many in Mexico

Nov 27, 1967

TIGER HAMMERS HOME A SERMON

Things are too easy in America, said the light-heavyweight champion from Nigeria. To prove his point he drove into soft-punching Roger Rouse with a straightforward fury that belied his advancing years

Feb 03, 1969

ALL HE WANTS TO SAVE IS THE WORLD

He is Vic Yannacone (right), fiery attorney for the Environmental Defense Fund, the nation's most militant conservation group, and he hauls into court those who wantonly defile our habitat

Oct 09, 1967

The devil had a left jab

After the fight Nino Benvenuti had visions of Satan dancing in his head, but his real tormentor was a very down-to-earth Emile Griffith

Oct 07, 1968

George has the rhyme, Pappy has the reason

George Foreman, the heavyweight poet, has a golden opportunity in the Olympics if, as Coach Pappy Gault warns, he obeys the rules