Nov. 06, 1972
Nov. 06, 1972

Table of Contents
Nov. 6, 1972

Good Humor Men
Qs And As
Secret Land
  • Any tourist can go racing at the Moscow Hippodrome. It can be a pleasant afternoon with small crowds, 17 races on a program and all the cognac and caviar one could want. What takes more doing is getting to the grass roots of Russia's thoroughbred industry—visiting the country's studs. Sports Illustrated's horse racing editor is the only American journalist who has been invited to tour the breeding farms in the foothills of the Caucasus from which the Soviets hope a runner of international stature may someday emerge. The following is a diary of the trip.

Unburied Loot
College Football
Horse Racing
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over


18 The Good Humor Men of Washington
George Allen gives his Redskins ice cream or whatever their hearts desire. And he gives Larry Brown the ball

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22 Blue Blazers in Philadelphia
Some of hockey's newly rich get off to a calamitous start, raising questions as to the fitness of things

24 SOS from a Seaside Slaughter
A truce may be coming in the raging striped-bass battle between surf casters and haul seiners

26 The Qs Have Quite a Few of the As
A San Diego orthodontist who owns pro basketball's newest team is straightening out some misconceptions

36 Journey into a Secret Land
Russia's stud farms are hidden in the Caucasus. Until Whitney Tower's visit, they were well off limits

42 Looking for Unburied Loot
The loot isn't so much, it's the joy of the hunt that sparks the Bahamas' take-to-the-air-and-see search

72 He Never Shot Par
Al Capone and his Chicago killers were deadly elsewhere, but on the golf course they were strictly hit-and-miss

The departments

14 Scorecard
51 People
52 College Football
60 Horse Racing
64 Boating
89 For the Record
90 19th Hole

Credits on page 89

Cover photograph by Neil Leifer


Next week

A running commentary by Tex Maule touches on Floyd Little of the Denver Broncos and other ballcarriers who are putting the feet back into professional football.

The Rib-Crackingest auto race of all time is Mexico's Baja 1,000, an annual madness that thunders the length of Lower California. Robert F. Jones watches as the cars fly by.

One terrible beauty is back and doing good—good works, that is. The Sugar Ray Youth Foundation, the boxer says, is his destiny, and "I can't tell you the happiness."