Jan. 11, 1965
Jan. 11, 1965

Table of Contents
Jan. 11, 1965

Fabulous Namath
Future Champs
The Story Of A Season: Part I
  • After a stumbling start the Baltimore Colts played like a superteam, wrapping up the National Football League's Western Division title four weeks before the championship game with Cleveland. For young Coach Don Shula (opposite, with Quarterback Johnny Unitas) it was a satisfying experience—until the Colts ran into the Browns. Here Shula recalls it all, from the exhibition season through those final 60 minutes of shock and despair

Little John
  • John Mecom Jr. is the man's name, and the big itch is his game. What Mecom itches to do is build the best racing cars in America, and he is daring Detroit to stop him. He also itches to turn his family's Texas ranch into a land-based Noah's Ark, stocked with live specimens of every sort of African wildlife. The U.S. Government is proving a bit sticky about this project, but Mecom (shown here in his trophy-filled command post) is certain that he ultimately will get what he is after

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over


14 Fabulous in Defeat
Quarterback Joe Namath of Alabama was his usual brilliant self in the Orange Bowl, but Texas won the game

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18 Two Once and Future Champs
Princeton's Bill Bradley and the UCLA team reasserted their supremacy in holiday basketball tournaments

22 Golden Days at the Dentist's
Santa Anita, which both horsemen and moneymen said would fail, has become the best racetrack in America

24 The Story of a Season
Coach Don Shula of the Baltimore Colts recounts his team's triumphs and disasters. First of two parts

30 Hot-rodding on the Ice
Neil Leifer's camera focuses on the color of iceboating as Hugh Whall talks about one of its devotees

40 Sport Moves Under a Big Top
School and college architecture is taking on a new look, at least in the world of athletics

50 Big Itch Called Little John
Texas' John Mecom Jr. has large plans, automotive and zoological, and the wealth and will to fight for them

The departments

6 Scorecard
48 People
49 Golf
62 For the Record
63 Basketball's Week
64 19th Hole

Credits on page 62

Cover photograph by Walter Iooss Jr.


Next week

The big five basketball teams of Philadelphia are always among the nation's best. A report on the high-powered, continuous rivalry that is unique among major cities.

Pro golf opens its 1965 season, and never have so many swung for so much. Alfred Wright tells how it feels to be a raw rookie on a tour that offers $3.5 million in purses.

Baja California Sur, a new magnet for sportsmen-vacationers, is described by Jack Olsen. Jay Maisel photographs the rugged landscape and the girls who adorn the beaches.