United at last through merger, realignment, and player-management peace, pro football shifts into the I and the '70s. Showing the way is Hank Stram, whom they called a nut, but who never lost faith in his seminal 'moment of doubt'
Broadway Joe won't have the division all to himself anymore. There's a new boy on the block, John Unitas, the idol of Main Street, U.S.A.—and his vengeful Colts. And Don Shula has his Dolphins jumping through hoops
It'll either be patricide or infanticide when Paul Brown's Bengals tackle his namesakes. While they battle for the state title, Pittsburgh, which had merely steeled itself to improve its 1-13 record, could go all the way
This division is almost all chiefs but not all Chiefs. If you recall, Oakland actually won the West last year, and should San Diego get consistent passing, the Chargers could make a charge. The solitary Indian is Denver.
Presumably, it's all Dallas, my, oh, yes. But wouldn't it be something if the Redskins beat the Cowboys for once? The Giants just haven't made the strides and Philly and St. Louis will be a threat only to their coaches
The big noise in the Midwest is the clashing of forward gears in the Motor City as Detroit revs up for an anticipated title. Minnesota and Green Bay will be the big roadblocks. Chicago, alas, is just a great big pothole
This, baas Coach George Allen, is the year of the Ram—no ifs, ands or butts about it. Them thar 49ers have the people, as usual, but, as usual, things probably won't pan out, while the Falcons don't seem fully fledged
The St. Louis Cardinal lineup is not the same as last year's and most likely it will be different again in 1971. Only Bob Gibson remains the same. In a trying season he is still baseball's most effective pitcher