Jan. 08, 1962
Jan. 08, 1962

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Jan. 8, 1962

  • To some 40 million romantic TV viewers it was like Cedar Rapids of the Three I League beating the Yankees in the World Series. In the actual presence of 39,000 people—over half the entire population of Green Bay, Wis.—the Green Bay Packers demolished the New York Giants to become the National Football League champions. Paul Hornung, scoring at upper left as Dick Modzelewski hangs on to his ankles, and Ron Kramer, dragging Sam Huff (70) across the goal, were only two of a dozen Green Bay heroes in the popular triumph of Small Town, U.S.A., over Metropolis. Actually, the Packers are a big-time team and were expected to win; but few even in Green Bay expected such a big and shattering win

  • The scoring was high, the play hard, crisp and tense as flashy Texas just did manage to beat Mississippi, Alabama edged by Arkansas, and LSU, Penn State and Minnesota displayed a pro ability to get touchdowns

  • Luke is Ohio State's brilliant Jerry Lucas, and The Rat is OSU's harassing defense. Together they swept through a strong field in basketball's best holiday tournament

Sportsman Of The Year


12 The Day of Devastation
The Packers brought home their seventh NFL championship as they beat a good Giant team with unsubtle ease

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18 Weekend in the Bowls
The play was rough but exciting as some favorites fell in college football's six major bowl games

20 Luke and The Rat
A great center and a harassing defense brought OSU the title in college basketball's best tournament

22 The Sportsman of the Year
Ohio State's Jerry Lucas, best amateur basketball player in the world, wins the SPORTS ILLUSTRATED award

28 Other Moments and Other Men
A pictorial report, in black-and-white and color, on other athletes who created big moments of the year

36 Gamefish in a Lazy Lagoon
The rum is good but the fishing is even better at El Tarpon Tropical on the northern coast of Yucatan

44 One Move for Everybody
Shortswing Expert Miki Hutter reveals the subtle knee bend that controls every phase of Alpine skiing

54 Bizarre History of U.S. Sport
American sport had its origins in colonial times but didn't gel on its bicycle until late in the last century

The departments

5 Scorecard
64 For the Record
65 Basketball's Week
66 19th Hole

Acknowledgments on page 64

Cover painting by Robert Weaver


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