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Jan. 05, 1959

JOHNNY UNITAS

The most expensive football player in the world is a tall, skinny young man named Johnny Unitas, who wasn't worth the price of a steak dinner three years ago.

Sept. 13, 1965

CHICAGO BEARS

In 1963 the Bears had the best defense in football and were the world champions . In 1964 they had the worst defense in the West and finished sixth.

June 30, 1958

Election by experience

Nerveless veterans grabbed most of the AAU honors and the envied assignments to Russia

Sept. 19, 1966

THE GREEN CRUSHER

When the Baltimore Colts lost the playoff for the NFL's Western championship last year, they were without John Unitas and Gary Cuozzo and still it took Green ...

Oct. 07, 1963

BIG BROWN BOOM

The Cleveland Browns were supposed to go sky-high last year, but somebody forgot to light the fuse. This year Fullback Jimmy Brown and Quarterback Frank ...

Jan. 04, 1965

UPSET OF THE MIGHTY

On a blustery day in Cleveland the underdog Browns stunned Baltimore with a second-half outburst to win the NFL title. Key men in the coup were a cerebral ...

Jan. 16, 1961

Wait till next year

Cleveland and Detroit, meeting in the Runner-up Bowl, may have previewed a more important game

June 16, 1958

The pace that kills

Australia's Herb Elliott cut down his top rival by running too fast too soon

May 18, 1959

The Midwest has it

The heart or U.S. track has moved east, but the voice remains in California

Dec. 25, 1972

OLD BRODIE WENT WITCHER-WAY

John Brodie sat on an equipment trunk in the San Francisco 49er locker room last Friday and considered how he felt about having to sit on the bench the next ...

Nov. 19, 1962

PERFECT AND BALANCED DEFENSE

When Detroit and Green Bay meet, the two best defenses in professional football will be opposed, but the Packer unit—a clever blend of daring and conservative ...

Nov. 25, 1963

DOWN GO THE PACKERS

Playing old-fashioned, bone-bruising football, the Chicago Bears decisively defeated the World Champion Green Bay Packers 26-7 to take over first place in the ...

Sept. 26, 1966

WHEN THE BOOING STOPPED

The Cowboys' Don Meredith had grown used to jeers from the skeptical Dallas fans, but this sour music turned sweet as Meredith's brilliant passing destroyed ...

March 06, 1961

THE RETURN OF DUROCHER

Baseball's violent Leo is back in uniform after five years, instructing reporters, needling young players and (below) taking part in hilarious games of pepper.

Aug. 12, 1968

RUDE WELCOME BACK FOR PAUL

After an absence of five years, Paul Brown returned to pro football last week as coach of the new Cincinnati Bengals and in his first exhibition game discovered ...

July 28, 1969

A JOG-IN FOR DEAR LIFE

Dr. Denton Cooley, who would rather save a heart than transplant one, blows the starter's whistle as famous fatty Judge Roy Hofheinz gets set to race Houston ...

Feb. 28, 1972

Gored by a sagging bull

Weak from making weight, Mando Ramos still hooked hard enough to keep his lightweight title from Pedro Carrasco, a sometime matador

Sept. 10, 1962

A MAN FOR THIS SEASON

Since 1958, meticulous Paul Brown has won battles and lost wars. This may be his year.