Dec. 17, 1973
Dec. 17, 1973

Table of Contents
Dec. 17, 1973

For The Money
Black Magic
  • Ilie Nastase carried a burden to Boston for the Commercial Union Masters tournament: his wife, his mother-in-law, his fiery temperament and top seeding. He left with a heavier bundle—of money

Fastest Foot
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over


22 Three For the Money
Playoffs mean payoffs and as the NFL games dwindled down to a precious few, a hot trio made some big scores

This is an article from the Dec. 17, 1973 issue Original Layout

26 More Barry, as in Barrymore
Golden State took over first place in the Pacific Division as Rick Barry put on a bravura performance

28 Away They Go to Zihuatanejo
That was the Mexican port warmly embraced by survivors of the world's most arduous boating marathon

30 That Rumanian Black Magic
Ilie Nastase shot down the Flying Dutchman to win $15,000 at the Commercial Union Masters Tournament

40 Fastest Foot in the West
The three men have but a single goal: to push the world land speed record beyond the sound barrier

58 Your Face Is Snow Familiar
See the skiers sail into the deep powder at Taos, and see the cold, happy portraits that follow

82 Bright Threads in His Tapestry
Woven unobtrusively through the rich fabric of Marcel Proust's writing is a quiet enthusiasm for sport

The departments

17 Scorecard
63 People
64 College Basketball
71 Rodeo
77 Baseball
99 For the Record
100 19th Hole

Credits on page 99

Cover photograph by Fred Kaplan


Next week

One string comes untied as UCLA and North Carolina State match winning streaks in St. Louis. Curry Kirkpatrick reports on the basketball game everybody has been awaiting.

Who will be the Sportsman of the Year? He could be a colt, or a bull, or even a roadrunner, for horse racing, pro football and the Grand Prix circuit offer three superior candidates.

A bright poke into the world of the heavyweights has color photographs, highlights of the year past and a look at what is ahead in boxing's rich and glamorous division.