Jan. 11, 1971
Jan. 11, 1971

Table of Contents
Jan. 11, 1971

One-Day Season
  • With a pair of exceedingly physical wins the Cowboys and Colts rode hard into the Super Bowl, where Dallas' horde of demon defenders will try to stop a well-aged—but hardly mellow—John Unitas

  • More than 70 youthful pastimes of the 16th century can he found in this rollicking masterpiece by Pieter Bruegel. An art historian and sometime sportsman now offers us a detailed look at several of the games and tells how they provide rare insights into the manners of another era and hold up a mirror to our own.

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over


10 The One-Day Season
Texas and Ohio State rolled into the bowls ranked ahead of Nebraska—and came out behind

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16 Witnesses for the Defense
Dallas and Baltimore win conference titles and head for Miami where they will knock heads in the Super Bowl

22 It Was a Brief Time-out
All those Celtic haters had fun for a while, but now the party is over

24 Testament of a Samurai
Yukio Mishima, whose suicide in Tokyo shocked the world, wrote of his devotion to sport and physical fitness

28 The World's Greatest Gamesman
Choose your own decathlon of minor skills, and Eddie Kantar will take you on—bet you and beat you

40 It Takes Two to Win a Cup
At long last the New York Rangers are finding out that one goalie can't do it all

46 Games Children Play
An art historian looks beyond the canvas of a Bruegel masterpiece and finds a key to pastimes through the ages

The departments

8 Scorecard
36 People
38 College Basketball
40 Hockey
42 Golf
44 Nature
58 For the Record
61 19th Hole

Credits on page 58

Cover photograph by James Drake


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