22 Battle Royal of the Leftovers
Thanksgiving is over, but the 49ers, Falcons and Rams are still struggling in the Turkey Division
26 A New Southern Rising
As Atlanta enters the Ice Age, the Flames are off' and blazing, the fans up and cheering
28 Oak Leaf Cluster for General Woody
Ohio State, brought to a boil by the pregame oratory of Coach Woody Hayes, beats Michigan to go to the Rose Bowl
30 Live! Booze! Girls! Ali!
It was strictly show biz when Muhammad faced west and fought—some would question that—Bob Foster
December 4, 1972
36 The Marque of Zora
The courtly bon vivant who put his own stamp on U.S. motoring is still a cool avenger behind the wheel
48 Gundog Molly, Folly and Me
A man and his pointer afield, the man with all the dreams and the dog with all the instincts—of a whippet
78 Enough Cracks about Philly
Ever since the bell broke, jokesters have taken liberty with Philadelphia. Now a fond look at Losersville
58 College Football
66 Sporting Look
99 For the Record
100 19th Hole
Credits on page 99
Cover photograph by Fred Kaplan
The big ten is big time in basketball again. As the season begins, Curry Kirkpatrick discourses on Minnesota's Ron Behagen, Michigan's Campy Russell and a rough league.
A showdown for the AFC Central Division championship sets the upsurging Pittsburgh Steelers against the traditionally victorious Cleveland Browns. A report by Ron Reid.
The movers and snakers of pro basketball are caught in the act by John Zimmerman's camera, while Peter Carry pens the masterful maneuvers of the Squires' Julius Erving.