There is a dual relationship between the competitor and the spectator that brings our games and tests of skill into roaring, pulsing life. Neither party is a passive one, and through their joint endeavor there arises the frenzy of enthusiasm that we associate with our grandest sporting moments. Indeed, sport produces for us an aura of mutual involvement, a linking of the disparate in common cause that occurs with hurtful rarity in our fractionalized society. Here and on succeeding pages Photographer Mark Kauffman has captured his own evocation of this idea. The camera is the tool as he melds events and viewer in a pictorial presentation of some of 1977's finest spectacles: the Indianapolis 500, the NBA playoffs, the U.S. Open, Texas vs. Oklahoma and a pennant chase.