22 Return of Old Goggle-Eyes
Abdul-Jabbar is back with the Bucks, sporting a new look and solving at least the biggest of their problems
26 Cowboys Call on the Mad Bomber
On the brink of elimination from the playoffs, Dallas turned to a rookie quarterback for salvation
28 Board and Vroom on the Big Ones
Riding waves of record size, Hawaii's Reno Abellira won the world surfing championship at Waimea Bay
30 That California Earthquake
It lasted 17 minutes and when it was over, USC was on solid ground and Notre Dame was buried
December 9, 1974
38 Captain King Keeps 'em Flying
In her new role as diving coach and crusader, Micki shows the same spirit that carried her to a gold medal
52 Chicago: The Once and Future Bears
An inquiry into a vigorous city's love-hate relationship with what once was the best team in pro football
98 Waltzing Matilda
The author of that rollicking ballad became Australia's best-loved poet, but his own first love was horse racing
69 College Basketball
75 College Football
109 For the Record
110 19th Hole
Credits on page 109
Cover photograph by Sheedy & Long
Wiffle, the wits called the World Football League, but waffle is what the WFL did as it struggled toward the World Bowl through a season of disasters. Joe Marshall reports.
It's been tried but never accomplished—crossing the Atlantic in a free balloon. Now Publisher Malcolm Forbes is ready to defy the odds in his craft of space-age design.
First and best and still going strong is Miss Gussie Nell Davis, creator of the Kilgore Rangerettes whose shows at halftime often draw more cheers than the football games.