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Oct. 16, 1991
Oct. 16, 1991

Table of Contents
Oct. 16, 1991

Dateline: The Author Returns To Yesteryear To Report On A History-Making Football Game
Bob Cousy
Orlando Cepeda
33! Lakers
  • In November of 1971, the Los Angeles Lakers went on a roll. Twenty years later, their 33-game win streak is still the longest in pro sports history

Fait Elkins
Lenglen Vs. Wills
A Call To Arms
What If?

CONTENTS

DEPARTMENTS

This is an article from the Oct. 16, 1991 issue

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ANNIVERSARY

10
EVOLUTION

12
WHATEVER HAPPENED TO...?

15
DATELINE

110
REPRINT

112
WHAT IF?

20
CLASSIC MOMENTS
Twenty—five unforgettable scenes from the chronicle of sports
BY STEVE WULF

30
COULD COUSY PLAY IN TODAY'S NBA?
Bob Cousy was brilliant in his day. But would he succeed in the game of the '90s?
BY ALEXANDER WOLFF

38
SWEET MEMORIES
In the '50s and '60s, Ozzie Sweet captured the athletes of the era in bold photographs

58
THE HEART OF A GIANT
Orlando Cepeda and San Francisco fell in love in 1958. The romance wavered but never died
BY RON FIMRITE

68
33! A STREAK TO A REMEMBER
Twenty years ago, the L. A. Lakers won 33 games in a row. It's still a record

76
THE TWISTS OF FAIT
An athlete of rare talent, Fait Elkins seemed destined for immortality but landed in obscurity
BY BILL GILBERT

83
QUARTERBACKS QUANTIFIED
Can statistics decide who is best among history's great college QBs?
BY DOUGLAS S. LOONEY

90
TENNIS EVERYONE?
When Helen Wills and Suzanne Lenglen clashed in 1926, the whole world awaited the news
BY FRANZ LIDZ

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A CALL TO ARMS
World War II beckoned athletes to don a different kind of uniform
BY RON FIMRITE

COVER PHOTOGRAPH
CULVER PICTURES

PHOTOOZZIE SWEET(BILLY MARTINE)PHOTOSI ARCHIVES (JACK DEMPSEY)PHOTOBRET WILLS (MASK)PHOTOWALTER IOOSE JR. (JOE NAMATH)PHOTOWALTER IOOSE JR. (ORLANDO CEPEDA)