16 A Game Within a Game
The men who work most closely with the players, the pro assistant coaches, select the All-NFL and All-AFL teams
22 An E—Rupption at Kentucky
It was like old times. Even the storms raging around the Wildcat basketball coach were secondary to the team
26 Knute Would Have Agreed, Ara
When Notre Dame voted on a bowl, Ara Parseghian, as Rockne would, chose the toughest—the Cotton with Texas
32 Sportsman of the Year
He threw hard, he won often and he instilled in his team the desire that led to the surprise of the decade
December 22, 1969
38 There Were No Greener Pastures
A review of the men and the moments that made the '60s an era unparalleled in sport
80 Goren's Christmas Quiz
The traditional holiday bridge feature rates players on their ability to handle slam hands
86 TV Made It All a New Game
For better or worse, television has reshaped our sports, our teams and our leisure life. Part 1 of a series
105 For the Record
106 Basketball's Week
110 19th Hole
Credits on page 105
Cover photographs by James Drake and Neil Leifer
The Next Issue (dated Jan. 5, 1970)
NFL divisional champions Dallas, Cleveland, Minnesota and Los Angeles play off and prepare for the NFL showdown, the last stop on the winner's way to the Super Bowl.
A tall assignment for college basketball's tallest team. Joe Jares reports on Jacksonville's bid for national recognition in Evansville at the height of the festival season.
A champion Racehorse is the pivotal character in a story of mystery and betrayal, one of SI's infrequent offerings in sports fiction, written by British Novelist Dick Francis.