16 The Long Long Jump
The springy American bounded far beyond the long-jump record to put real dazzle into a troubled Olympic show
28 Don't Rule Out an Old Champ
The Green Bay Packers are off to a soggy start, but it would be a mistake to consider the team washed up
32 The Furlough Was Salubrious
After a year's layoff, Oakland's Rick Barry came back to pro basketball better than ever
34 'I'm Dropping Your Bag Right Here'
The caddies on the pro tour know their golf—and golfers—and happily share their knowledge with George Plimpton
October 28, 1968
44 Frenzy in the Front Row
The camera reveals what the college football fan rarely sees for himself—the drama on the sidelines
62 The Unremarkable Bruce McLaren
New Zealand's Mr. Modest has become the Mr. Big of the rich Canadian-American sports car series
76 Life in a Jock House
Sweat, glory and a naked Jon Arnett were all facts of life in the golden days at good old Kappa Alpha
53 Football's Week
62 Motor Sports
66 Horse Show
91 For the Record
92 19th Hole
Credits on page 91
Cover photograph by Roy DeCarava
The record Olympics round out two weeks of controversy and marvelous performances in a mist of medals. Color photographs and a summation of the XIX Games.
The real pearl is Earl Monroe. The Baltimore Bullet amazed with his flash last year. Now, Frank Deford writes, the pros are calling him one of the best offensive stars ever.
Colts vs. Rams. Two powers square off against each other for the lead in the NFL Coastal Division, just as they did in the final game last year. Tex Maule covers the action.