CONTENTS

September 02, 1979

Give the Girl a Big Hand 18
Sprinter Evelyn Ashford rocketed to resounding acclaim by twice outracing East German world-record holders in World Cup II
by Kenny Moore

It Couldn't Be a Heart Attack—But It Was 24
Even athletes are not exempt, as the author painfully discovered. Now recuperating at home, he urges diagnostic tools
by Arthur Ashe

Say Hi to the Little Red Machine 26
Pete's gone, Tony's gone, and Joe's not as joltin', but Cincinnati is pressing for the National League West lead
by E. M. Swift

Pro Football '79

Power packs, women quarterbacks, 150-yard fields and toteboards may be in vogue when the NFL enters the 21st century 42
by Frank Deford

Everything you always wanted to know about pro football...but were afraid to ask. A lexicon for the armchair expert 50
by Ron Reid

Complete scouting reports provide an in-depth assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of all 28 NFL teams 56

The Roots of Greatness 94
Motivated by a noble mama, Earl Campbell has left poverty far behind—but he never forgets to look back
by Bruce Newman

The Departments

Scorecard 13
TV/Radio 72
Baseball 74
Horse Racing 82
Fishing 87
For the Record 113
19th Hole 114

Credits on page 113

Cover photograph by Heinz Kluetmeier

Next Week

College Football '79 begins, and with it the race for the Heisman Trophy. Oklahoma's Billy Sims wants to become the second man to win two Heismans, but Charles White of USC hankers for the trophy, too. John Papanek reports on the battle of the backs. The college package also includes a searching analysis of the Knute Rockne legend by Coles Phinizy, a fond look at Ralphie and other beastly mascots and scouting reports on the Top 20 teams. Plus our regular news coverage.

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