Ready for the Super Bowl
12 First Joe Kapp's Vikings numbed and baffled the Browns
17 Then the Chiefs' pass rush destroyed Daryle Lamonica
20 Bobby Mines the Mother Lode
Boston's golden vein of Orr is producing an astonishing thrust for the NHL scoring title
22 A Recession? No Sign of It Here
While some economists predict trouble in 1970, one key area of sport—horse racing—is bullish
January 12, 1970
26 Texas Holds Onto No. 1
A clutch completion by two courageous elves won for the Longhorns and quieted Penn State's claims
30 Go Back to a New Grass Shack
How to avoid the crowd and find the hideaway Hawaii—a package of fun in the sun with the newest sportswear
44 Adventures of Super Spy!
With millions of sport dollars at stake, television risks a wisp of cloak and a touch of dagger. Part 3 of a series
66 Wet, Happy Marvin Shackelford
The world champion marathon water skier lives a life of not-so-quiet recreation at a Memphis marina
55 College Basketball
74 For the Record
75 19th Hole
Credits on page 74
Cover photograph by Jay Maisel
A war of hitters will decide the professional football championship in New Orleans. Can the Chiefs' savage defense contain the Vikings' bruising attack? Tex Maule will report.
Wave of the future in sports is the regional franchise, said Frank Deford two years ago. Now he reports on the first such group, pro basketball's Carolina Cougars.
Astrologers have their views on sports, and fans of both are reading what is written in the stars. Jeannette Bruce takes a heavenly look at athletes, Astroflash and Aquarius.