14 The Voice of the Pirates
Pittsburgh's loquacious manager drives his players to distraction, but he may drive them to a pennant, too
This is an article from the Sept. 5, 1966 issue
18 Winning for Old Cornbread
Curtis Cokes look the WBA's welterweight title by defeating Manuel Gonzalez in a New Orleans nonfight
20 Action Day in Brooklyn
Jimmy Jacobs, the four-wall-handball genius, enriches his knowledge of sport—and some Brooklyn boys as well
22 In Chess Piatigorsky Is Tops
A gracious lady who spends money and pays attention to details runs the best chess tournament in the world
28 Black Days After a Black Charge
Bear Bryant, in Part 4 of a series, relives the nightmarish days following the incredible stories of a "fix"
40 A New Breed of Tweed
Once thick enough to thatch a cottage roof, Irish tweed sportswear is now lightweight and comfortable
58 A Road Runner's Bonanza
New England summers are filled with long-distance men racing for prizes. Question: Are the prizes necessary?
40 Sporting Look
49 Horse Racing
69 For the Record
70 Baseball's Week
71 19th Hole
Credits on page 69
Cover photograph by James Drake
THE PRO FOOTBALL ISSUE: Scouting reports copiously illustrated with color photographs of the stars tell the strengths, weaknesses and idiosyncrasies of all the National and American Football League teams. A special story on the exciting Chicago Bears reveals why Rudy Bukich could be the best quarterback in the game. Tex Maule analyzes the trends of an eventful year and forecasts the order of finish in the NFL, while Edwin Shrake picks the AFL race. Plus regular weekly news and features.