The juicier ball is not explanation enough for the success Cincy's George Foster has had with his black bat. His strength and quickness may make him the second National Leaguer to have a 50-homer, 150-RBI season
In the NFL nice guys don't finish first. According to a straw poll of the players, Oakland is the most-hated team, Gene Upshaw the premier holder and George Atkinson the No. 1 cheap-shot artist. So the Raiders are expected to win the Super Bowl again
"It was never like this at Pittsburgh," groaned Tony Dorsett as he suffered through the rigors of his first Dallas training camp. Despite his million-dollar contract, Dorsett was mistreated like every other NFL rookie. But by the time camp was over, it was clear he was going to provide a treat for Cowboy fans.
What counts, says Oakland Quarterback Kenny Stabler, is the getting there. Back home in Alabama, "there" is the Pink Pony, where Stabler sips Scotch with Wickedly Wonderful Wanda, or the Shelter Cove Marina, for a game of 8-ball, or the Intracoastal Waterway, over which he roars in his Boogie