16 A Rush and a Penny
The Rams' pass rush wasn't the only thing that beat the Colts—there was Coach George Allen's lucky penny
22 Second Best Is Good Enough
The U.S. schneidered the Rumanians to retain the Davis Cup but the triumph rates an asterisk
24 Knockdown Time in the Wild West
Bodies—lots of them—were beginning to fall as the Giants and the Braves took over in the National League West
32 Getting by Nicely Without O.J.
When Mr. Simpson left, USC fans expected the worst, but Quarterback Jimmy Jones has them talking Rose Bowl
September 28, 1969
38 See You Later, Alligator
Well, maybe. But first illegal hunting of the animals must be stopped and sale of the skins regulated
46 The Grandes Dames of Racing
A portfolio of color photographs salutes some of the genuine horsewomen who grace the sport
78 A Tale of Two Men and One City
Hack Wilson, hero of Capone's Chicago, had nothing in common with the importance-of-being-Ernie Banks
56 College Football
70 Harness Racing
95 For the Record
96 Baseball's Week
98 19th Hole
Credits on page 95
Cover photograph by Walter Iooss Jr.
THE SEASON ENDS. William Leggett hears the thunder and lightning of Baltimore and Minnesota and follows the Mets and the National League West in the last hectic days.
The battle for no. 1 begins in earnest as Ohio State, the nation's top team, plays TCU. Will the Buckeyes be overconfident? Can Rex Kern survive injury? Dan Jenkins reports.
There she is, Miss America, and there she ever may be. Pat Ryan examines the contest that crowns our queen and tells how it became starry tradition for some, high camp for others.