Aug. 14, 1972
Aug. 14, 1972

Table of Contents
Aug. 14, 1972

Swimming Trials
  • First, catch a Russian—and at long last Bobby Fischer apparently has, dominating Boris Spassky so completely that only a sharp reversal can keep the young American from becoming world champion

Pro Football
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over


16 Mark of Excellence
Along with Keena and Deena, Spitz made plenty of waves at the Olympic swimming trials

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22 Little Joe Makes Big Reds Go
Joe Morgan, who steals bases, scores runs and even hits homers, could make Cincy a cinch in the N.L. West

24 Cooking a Russian Goose
After years of trying to corner a Russian chess champion, Bobby Fischer seems to have Boris Spas sky on the ropes

30 The Rivers of Men's Minds
Olympic Coach Bill Bowerman gets his trackmen up by quoting Scripture—and sometimes by cheating

36 Some Home on the Range
John Zimmerman's lens probes the new $25 million playpen Clint Murchison built for the Dallas Cowboys

42 A Hell of White Water
Alaska's fierce, frothy Alsek River had never been tamed until a lone Idaho physician decided to try

70 I Never Promised You a Rose Garden
Think that being an athlete's wife is glamorous, fun, frustrating, for the birds? Well, you're half right

The departments

9 Scorecard
52 People
55 Baseball
58 Golf
62 Tennis
67 Pro Football
85 For the Record
86 19th Hole

Credits on page 85

Cover photograph by Jerry Cooke


Next week

Fending off the Orioles, Yankees and Red Sox in the American League East is the task ahead for Detroit and its prize lefthander, Mickey Lolich. Ron Fimrite reports.

Submarine views of the elusive bonefish in his lair are depicted in the oil paintings of Stanley Meltzoff, while Thomas McGuane provides an above-the-waterline essay.

Paddling and panhandling, Californian Larry Capune is trying to ride his surfboard the length of the Eastern Seaboard. Robert H. Boyle describes the wave-splashed adventure.