September 19, 1971

Booktalk
Champions
OFF LIKE CHAMPIONS
The college football season began with Nebraska, Ohio State and Stanford showing no mercy, while Alabama said happy birthday to Bear
HOIST A BOTTLE TO LEADFOOT U.
That was alma mater aplenty for Joe Leonard as his sunshine-yellow Ford seized victory in the rich California 500. Among his victims: Ivy Leaguer Mark Donohue, who flunked a simple reading test
Pro Football '71
BIGGER AND BETTER THAN EVER
The NFL kicks off its 52nd season to criticism that the game has deteriorated, its talent been diluted. No way, says the author, who scrutinizes a mythical game: '51 Rams vs. '71 Cowboys
AMERICAN EAST
The Dolphins' uniforms are aqua, which the NFL calls "a shade of blue." First. The Colts' blue is darker. So are their chances. Second. The Jets are blue because of Namath's knee. Third. The Bills and Pats will be black and blue
AMERICAN CENTRAL
The Bengals have Paul Brown. Another title. The Steelers have Frenchy Fuqua. He has a glass cane but no limp. Second. The Oilers have a passer with a "negative psychosis." Mmm, third. The Browns' passer has glass knees
AMERICAN WEST
The Raiders have everything, including Blanda. Make it five straight. The Chiefs have almost everything, including Stram's red vest. A sharp second. The Broncos have everything but offense. Third. The Chargers ditto but defense
NATIONAL EAST
The Cowboys will win despite Morton. The Cards will be second despite more emotion. The Redrams will be third despite the bald heads. The Giants will lose despite Tarkenton. The Eagles will open against five division winners
NATIONAL CENTRAL
The Vikings have three proven quarterbacks. They finish first. The Lions have two proven quarterbacks. They finish second. The Packers have one proven quarterback. They finish third. The Bears have two unproven quarterbacks
NATIONAL WEST
The 49ers have the passing, the running and the schedule. First. The Rams have lost nine starters but they've gained a coach. Second. The Falcons have health. Third. The Saints have Archie Manning. He will have trouble
Pro Football 1971
Baseball
Pro Basketball
Golf
Bridge
HE'S BURNING TO BE A SUCCESS
Tim Rossovich of the Philadelphia Eagles wants to be the best linebacker in the NFL. Great, but why does that entail jumping naked into birthday cakes and setting himself on fire?
For The Record
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
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Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
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Double Bogey (+2)