Sept. 15, 1969
Sept. 15, 1969

Table of Contents
Sept. 15, 1969

Yesterday/Vander Meer
Willie And Clyde
Marje's Show
  • It is recorded that the first intercollegiate football game was held at New Brunswick on Nov. 6, 1869 between Rutgers and Princeton and that Rutgers won 6-4, the scoring and playing rules being considerably different than they are today. What is not known are the names of the heroes of that game, for, surely, in a sense, they were the first All-Americas. It was not until 20 years later that such a list was officially compiled, and since then hundreds of players have been so honored, by newspapers, magazines and, more recently, television. Now, on the 100th anniversary of that first game, the writer boils down the list of All-Americas to 11, the first All-Century team

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over


22 The Pursuit of Willie and Clyde
Led by Willie McCovey and Clyde King, those great also-rans, the Giants, are in hot flight toward the pennant

This is an article from the Sept. 15, 1969 issue Original Layout

26 No Clink and No Clank in Cincy
Bengal Head Coach Paul Brown is still sending in the plays, but sometimes his players tell him which ones

28 Everybody Do the Putt-Putt
The best putters in the world—miniature-golf style—gathered in Fayetteville, N.C. for a $110,000 tournament

32 Marje's Late, Late Show
By staging Thoroughbred racing's richest event at night, Marje Everett has started a civil war

38 The New Mercedes-Go-Round
A distinguished automaker unveils a sports car whose rotary engine, says the author, previews the future

College Football: 1869-1969

46 Dan Jenkins selects SI's All-Century eleven
56 Ohio State leads the parade of the Top 20 teams
78 Reports—and predictions—on the conference races
87 Some bids for power among the small colleges

108 Sport Was Box-Office Poison
The ill-starred pitcher, the kidnapped passer, the lovesick boxer: Hollywood played with them all—and lost

The departments

17 Scorecard
93 People
94 Fishing
99 Tennis
102 Horse Show
104 Bridge
121 For the Record
122 Baseball's Week
124 19th Hole

Credits on page 121


Next week

Pro Football kicks off its final season divided, and the halves—NFL and AFL—have never been as equal. In our annual special issue Tex Maule makes his dauntless picks, Artist Arnold Roth harpoons football clichés with his mighty pen and Alex Kroll, a member of the '62 Titans, describes the most unsung, unloved and unpaid team in the history of the game—plus full scouting reports, color photographs of the kicking boom and a close look at amazin' Jim Turner of the Jets and his holder Goldfinger.