Jan. 04, 1965
Jan. 04, 1965

Table of Contents
Jan. 4, 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 quarterback, a big flanker with sticky hands, the great Jimmy Brown and some remarkable—for Cleveland—defenders

Pro Championships
Tubing Thais
Cruising The Aisles
Into The Valley
Basketball's Week
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over


Victory for Browns and Bills

This is an article from the Jan. 4, 1965 issue

8 In the NFL, Frank Ryan outgenerals Johnny Unitas to win a startling championship for Cleveland

14 In the AFL, Jack Kemp gains revenge against the team that discarded him, as Buffalo demolishes San Diego

20 For Boxing: A Year of Decision
The sport may seem dead, but there are stirrings of life that raise hopes for a healthier year in 1965

22 Some Tubes for Thais
A buoyant Princess of Siam makes a royal throne of an old inner tube in the rushing river

26 Cuties and 12 Tall Cougars
Out in the mountains of Utah, Brigham Young boasts the prettiest coeds and a first-rate basketball team

30 Cruising the Aisles
Artist Roy McKie charts the shoals and rapids that may threaten a landlubber at the annual boat show

36 A Little War Can Be Fun
When collectors of toy soldiers get together, history's most famous battles are re-created in miniature

52 Into the Valley of Fun
Ed and Bill Janss, two sports-minded brothers, buy a snow-covered bit of American resort legend, Sun Valley

The departments

5 Scorecard
44 People
46 Basketball
48 Bridge
49 Golf
60 For the Record
61 Basketball's Week
63 19th Hole

Credits on page 60

Cover photograph by Neil Leifer


Next week

College football 1964 ends with the New Year's Day bowls. SI's football staff, headed by John Underwood, Dan Jenkins and Tom C. Brody, reports on the day's best games.

Last look at the top basketball teams before conference races start comes in the holiday tournaments. A report on the two biggest and best, from Los Angeles and New York.

Sportsman Scion of a stupendously oil-rich family, Texas' John Mecom Jr. itches to build the best racing sports car and create his own unique animal kingdom. By Jack Olsen.