Pat On The Back
PAT ON THE BACK
A salute to those who have earned the good opinion of the world of sport, if not yet its tallest headlines
Jimmy Jemail's Hotbox
Hockey
GORDON HOWE & COMPANY
The Detroit Red Wings moved into first place in the National Hockey League this week—as usual their key man is the quiet Saskatooner, the great Gordie Howe
AN INNOCENT AT RINKSIDE
Nobel Prize Novelist William Faulkner last week saw his first hockey game. He was SI's guest at Madison Square Garden, where Montreal played the new York Rangers. Afterward Faulkner recorded these vivid impressions of a scene he found "discorded and inconsequent...bizarre...almost beautiful"
Soundtrack
SOUNDTRACK
THE EDITORS EXAMINE 1955 ON ITS EARLY FORM, INCLUDING NEWS FROM WILLIE MAYS AND AN ESKIMO NAMED PUPPYGITWOK—AND SOME WORDS ABOUT COMMON SENSE AND COMMON HONESTY IN U.S. BOXING
The Wonderful World Of Sport
Skiing
START THEM YOUNG
Free instruction combined with deep powder snow has produced a crop of coming champions in the West's small mountain towns
Motor Sports
A Place To Be
WINTER WASSAILLAND
From snowplanes in Wyoming to buffalo-skin parties in the Laurentians, resorts this year are offering skiers more than ever before—including even skiing
Sporting Look
BLAZERS
You don't have to be a musical comedy man or own a yacht to follow this year's most versatile clothing revival—the blazer
Horseshoe Plantation
Basketball
HALFWAY POINT IN PRO BASKETBALL
Fort Wayne's Pistons, guided by a referee-turned-coach, dominate professional basketball at midseason, and the National Basketball Association puts its best foot forward on the hardwood floor thanks to some shrewd, much-needed new rules
Bridge
NONILLION-TO-ONE BRIDGE MYSTERY
Those were the odds one expert quoted after this hand (right) came up twice in two hours as the British won world bridge honors in New York last week. An SI reporter tells "howdunit" but not "who"
Coming Events
Snow Patrol
Acknowledgments
You Should Know
Tip From The Top
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Departments