18 Some Kind of a Comeback
Down by two games and seemingly lost forever, the Pirates tore off three wins, faltered once and then won the Series
24 Saved by the Itch to Switch
When Penn State lost a few last year, Joe Paterno played musical chairs with his players and hasn't lost since
26 One for the Road, S'Il Vous Pla√Æt
The world's most intoxicating auto rally was staged in France by Champagne King Frédéric Chandon
Pro Basketball: The Shooting Starts
October 24, 1971
32 Mighty matchups to watch in the new season
38 The scouts review the prospects for both leagues
46 Beware, it's the Little Big Man from Chicago
71 The Ice-Cream Man Cometh
He is George Allen, who came to Washington from L.A. to turn the anemic Redskins into red-blooded winners
89 They Do Go Near the Water
Leader of a refreshing trend, Annapolis put on the world's largest sailboat show at dockside
96 What Are They Doing to Pro Football?
Some call it an ego trip, or worse, but Gifford, Cosell and Meredith are brightening the tube for ABC-TV
60 College Football
71 Pro Football
80 Modern Pentathlon
109 For the Record
110 19th Hole
Credits on Page 109
Cover photograph by James Drake
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