20 Big Surge on the West Coast
Far West football, often troubled in the past, suddenly is as good as any other brand in the U.S.
24 U.S. Is Best on Fuji's Fairways
The caddies were demure and the course demanding as our top amateurs captured a world trophy in golf-mad Japan
28 The Rains Came...and Came
The Yankees and Giants spent as much time fighting the weather as each other in their soggy Series struggle
30 Does All This Belong to Me?
An economist asks that and other questions about sports equipment, and gives some surprising answers
36 A Tenderfoot Paints an Elk Hunt
In a brilliant portfolio, artist and neophyte outdoorsman Austin Briggs records an Idaho elk hunt on horseback
47 Man with 14 Polo Fields
Paul Butler has turned his huge Illinois estate into a paradise for active sportsmen
62 Barn 8 at 6 A.M.
A racetrack stirs before dawn. Gilbert Rogin describes a morning at Belmont—the odd jobs, the strange people
53 Football's Week
56 Pro Football
81 For the Record
82 19th Hole
Acknowledgments on page 81
Cover painting by Austin Briggs
Life can be hard when you quarterback a young pro club. Tex Maule describes, color photographs show what can happen when Minnesota's Fran Tarkenton drops back to pass.
As pro basketball begins a new season, William Leggett discovers an NBA dynasty abuilding in the West, and adds scouting reports that predict who'll finish where.
Bump racing is the way rowers compete at Oxford. It is hilariously described by Rhodes Scholar Allan Seager, who once manned an Oriel oar in snow, ennui and agony.