12 A Real Wowser for the Rams
The Los Angeles cause seemed lost, but a blocked punt and a touchdown pass in the last seconds saved the day
18 No. 24—A New Man for New York
In his pro basketball debut, Bill Bradley demonstrated that he can take command
20 The Roughest Rides to Richest
Larry Mahan, one of the new breed of cowboys, becomes All-Around Champion and wins $50,000
26 The Big Z and His Misfiring Pistons
After years of juggling personnel, Fred Zollner, owner of the Detroit Pistons, may have hit the right combination
34 60 MPH—Standing Still
Olympic downhillers test their gear in a wind tunnel and an avalanche of turtlenecks creates a new after-ski fashion
40 Call of the Not-so-wild
A wild animal pet? Why not, says Bil Gilbert, but be sure to pick the right animal
68 The Dynasty Lacoste
The old Crocodile liked perfection, the young one likes to win, and France's famed sporting family marches on
85 For the Record
86 Basketball's Week
88 19th Hole
Credits on page 85
Cover photograph by Walter Iooss Jr.
Sportsman of the year is the one whose achievements in 1967 most closely approach the ancient Greek ideal of pure excellence. We salute the very finest of an impressive field.
The pro season draws to a dramatic end. A report on the confrontation of the NFL's top teams, Baltimore and Los Angeles, and on Houston's big bid for dominance in the AFL.
The buffalo hunt is a badly reported part of the American past. Edwin Shrake tells what it really was like—and describes a chilling encounter between Indian and white hunters.