24 Battle of Football's Best
New York and Green Bay meet in Milwaukee this weekend in what should be a preview of the 1961 title game
32 A Developing Crisis in Pro Golf
The PGA is playing to bigger crowds and making more money than ever before, but it is beset by problems
34 Get Trim and Strong in Seconds
An expert recommends 10 isometric exercises to spruce up the sagging figures of executives and housebound wives
41 Texas Makes Some Big Deals
Tournament results in Houston support the claim that the nation's best bridge is played in the Lone Star state
December 4, 1961
44 Just Once Like Stein
The Stein is Eriksen. A color camera shows how it feels to whirl down a mountain with his speed and style
53 Pool Hustlers' Holiday
The piranhas of pocket billiards meet in a little Illinois town for the "championship" and some side bets
70 Double Image of a Champion
Gene Tunney is one of the most famous of sports heroes, but he often is misunderstood. By Frank Graham Jr.
64 College Football
91 For the Record
92 19th Hole
96 Pat on the Back
Acknowledgments on page 91
Cover photograph by John G. Zimmerman
Recalling the football highlights of a quarter century ago, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED honors 25 men who have earned distinction in American professional, business and community life.
As the college and pro football seasons near a climax, Roy Terrell reports on unbeaten Alabama and Tex Maule goes to Milwaukee for the game between the Giants and Packers.
The annual basketball special issue salutes the new college season with vivid paintings of the sport in Indiana, a study of Auburn's famous shuffle and scouting reports on 183 teams.