Contents

September 19, 1971

22 Off Like Champions
In college football's first week it was big wins for Nebraska, Ohio State and Stanford—and happy birthday, Bear

26 A Toast to Leadfoot U.
Driver Joe Leonard drank to his alma mater after defeating an Ivy Leaguer in a nonthinking man's 500

28 After a Mountain of Money
Quarter horses stampeded for $750,000 but the talk at Ruidoso Downs was about another kind of killing

30 More Joan of Arc than Shirley Temple
Chris Evert had a few competitive detractors at Forest Hills, but she was 100% heroine to the sponsors and fans

Pro Football 1971

32 Bigger and Better than Ever
Has NFL talent been diluted? Quite the contrary

Scouting Reports on the Conferences

38 AMERICAN EAST
40 AMERICAN CENTRAL
44 AMERICAN WEST
46 NATIONAL EAST
50 NATIONAL CENTRAL
52 NATIONAL WEST

54 Look Out for the 49ers!
The team to beat and its well-seasoned leader

90 He's Burning To Be a Success
The life and times of an inflammable linebacker

The departments

13 Scorecard
68 Baseball
74 Pro Basketball
84 Golf
88 Bridge
113 For the Record
114 19th Hole

Credits on page 113

Cover photograph by Sheedy & Long

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Next week

Playoff payoffs are a cinch for Brooks and Vida, and Ron Fimrite assesses their confrontation, while in the stormier National League William Leggett surveys the battlefield.

The Super Bowl of U.S. soccer pits Atlanta against Dallas. British expert Hugh McIlvanney weighs the now and future in this country of the world's most popular sport.

Pro Wrestling's irresistible attraction is heavyweight king Bruno Sammartino, whose fans pack arenas around the globe to watch him insure that virtue triumphs.

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