Oct. 04, 1971
Oct. 04, 1971

Table of Contents
Oct. 4, 1971

And Who?
  • By Peter Carry

    The NBA still has size and style, including big No. 33 with a new name (below), but one week of interleague action showed the ABA is playing its way to parity—fast

  • Jim Dooley, the Chicago Bears' coach, had this plan. He would concede the Minnesota Vikings 17 points but, by getting field position and having room to throw, the Bears would get more. They did

That Guy
College Football
Harness Racing
My Drive
Baseball's Week
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over


20 Red, White and Who?
The NBA still has more size and style—but the first week of interleague play pushed the ABA toward parity

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24 She Does a Lot for a Little
"Miss Budweiser," queen of the unlimited hydroplanes, made it three straight titles for her flamboyant owner

26 Purple People Eaters Eaten
Coach Jim Dooley had a plan and his Bears implemented it. Chalk up an upset over the mighty Vikings

28 Well, He's That Kind of Guy
Baltimore's Merv Rettenmund acts like the good old boys of another age. Even better, he is a good old hitter

34 The Magic Number Is Sixkiller
Washington's quarterback, Sonny Sixkiller, is a Cherokee, but his passing arm, not his heritage, has made him a hero

38 An Uptight Island
What started as something of a shark scare has made Prince Edward Island a new Mecca for big-game fishermen

74 My Drive to Be a Champion
Weekend golfers often feel that if they just had the opportunity, they could be whizzes. The theory gets tested

The departments

17 Scorecard
53 People
54 College Football
64 Soccer
66 Harness Racing
68 Skiing
72 Nature
84 Baseball's Week
87 For the Record
88 19th Hole

Credits on page 87

Cover photograph by Fred Kaplan


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