Nov. 12, 1979
Nov. 12, 1979

Table of Contents
Nov. 12, 1979

Red Alert
Too Tall
Dan Fouts
College Football
Pro Football
Pro Basketball
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over


There's a Red Alert 36
The six football teams laying claim to No. 1 have two traits in common: they are unbeaten and they wear red
by Douglas S. Looney

This is an article from the Nov. 12, 1979 issue

These Three Kings Are Unbeatable 42
Los Angeles' Marcel Dionne, Charlie Simmer and Dave Taylor, the NHL's highest-scoring line, have regal stats but no name
by E. M. Swift

Too Tall Almost Had Too Little 44
Ed Jones, late of the Dallas Cowboys, hoped for a more auspicious boxing debut but had to settle for a decision
by William Nack

In Charge in San Diego 52
The "Boys' Life" version of Dan Fouts' career is 49er ball boy becomes Charger quarterback. Here's a real-life version
by Ron Fimrite

Struggle on Fog Mountain 56
When the roan declared war and the blizzard lashed the Bitterroot Range, the author had a brush with death
by Don T. Hibbard

When in Doubt, Punt! 96
Knute Rockne's maxim may be valid for football and for life, but there's more to it than just rearing back and booting
by Rick Telander

The Departments

Scorecard 33
Movies 67
College Football 68
Tennis 80
Pro Football 84
Pro Basketball 90
For the Record 123
19th Hole 126

Credits on page 123

Next Week

Pro Football, 1979 has been the year of the passer, the blitzer, the holder, the lawyer and rules maker, not to mention the AFC (again), says Paul Zimmerman, who reviews the first 11 weeks of the season and speculates about what's ahead.

The ultimate scouting report: Bob Ottum plunges into the swirling mists of Transylvania, not to check out Count Dracula but to get a line on the spectacular young Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci, which is only slightly less difficult.