Oct. 25, 1971
Oct. 25, 1971

Table of Contents
Oct. 25, 1971

The Series
Just One More
Pro Basketball
College Football
Pro Football
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over


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

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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 Plaît
The world's most intoxicating auto rally was staged in France by Champagne King Frédéric Chandon

Pro Basketball: The Shooting Starts

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

The departments

13 Scorecard
58 People
60 College Football
71 Pro Football
80 Modern Pentathlon
85 Golf
89 Boating
92 Bowling
109 For the Record
110 19th Hole

Credits on Page 109

Cover photograph by James Drake


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