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


Tommy Ford, 7-year-old son of New York Yankee Pitcher Whitey Ford, winner of the 1961 Cy Young award, added to the family's prizes with a first-place finish in Pee Wee division at the Tri-State indoor speed-skating competition at Grossinger, N.Y.

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Abdon Pamich, 28-year-old Genoa, Italy refinery worker, walked 50 kilometers (31 miles 120.6 yards) in 4 hours 14 minutes 4 seconds, broke the listed world mark, at Rome's Olympic Stadium. Pamich won the bronze medal for the same event in the 1960 Olympics.

Neal Ormond, Yale U. senior from Aurora, Ill., scored three times in touch football game against Harvard in the sport's only recognized intercollegiate match. The victory gave the Elis the unofficial national title and their first win over the Cantabs in six years.

Nelson Guthrie, a 158-pound halfback from Winston-Salem (N.C.) Teachers College, set a record for rushing in the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association. Guthrie's 1,076 yards topped the mark of Johnny Sample of Maryland State, now with the Steelers.

Barbara Williams, 13-year-old daughter of baseball's Ted Williams, a noted fisherman as well as the game's last .400 hitter, went fishing with her dad off the Florida Keys, came back with five bonefish. Included in Barbara's catch was a fine eight-pounder.

Tom Mcquaid, 49-year-old coach of basketball at Beaufort (N.C.) H.S., led his school (enrollment: 300) to its 88th straight victory, broke the state record for consecutive wins, moved closer to his fourth state title in a row in his 25th year in coaching.