20 The SEC Catches On
Just like the rest of the country, the Southeastern Conference has learned that to win you must score big
26 New Deal for an Old Sport
Some people laughed when baseball unveiled the playoffs, but the mini-Series was fun and full of excitement
30 Youth Will Have Its...Oops!
The San Diego Chargers beat the young Cincinnati Bengals and taught them to respect their elders
34 Hockey Gets Rougher
A new belligerence grips an already rugged sport as the season opens and the Montreal-Boston war resumes
October 12, 1969
44 "We Have the Taste of Victory"
So writes Phil Esposito, Boston's scoring champion, in a personal narrative of his rise to stardom
78 Yankee Bread for an Austrian
Jochen Rindt won his first Grand Prix—the world's richest—over a bristling field at Watkins Glen
86 The Game That Was
Pro football wasn't always a game with millions of fans and dollars. The old pros remember when...
50 College Football
72 Horse Racing
78 Motor Sports
109 For the Record
110 19th Hole
Credits on page 109
Cover photograph by Neil Leifer
The eyes of Texas are smack on Oklahoma as the Longhorns and Sooners collide in a battle of top-ranked teams. Dan Jenkins covers one of football's traditional brawls.
THE SERIES AT LAST. In its 100th year and with a new formula, baseball begins its final showdown later than ever. A story about the men who got there, and what they did.
A bumper crop of rookies is flourishing in both pro football leagues. A color portfolio of the most promising and Cal Hill's account of the long jump from Yale to Dallas.