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January 11, 1965 Table Of Contents

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Fabulous Namath

FABULOUS IN DEFEAT

Playing on a gimpy leg, Alabama's Joe Namath was the star of the Orange Bowl, but the surprising Texas Longhorns beat the country's No. 1 team by mixing long gains with muscular defense

By John Underwood

ARKANSAS TAKES OVER AT THE TOP

By Dan Jenkins

Future Champs

TWO ONCE AND FUTURE CHAMPS

While Princeton's Bill Bradley demonstrated why he is the nation's best player with a spectacular performance in New York, UCLA knocked off some prime contenders for its national title in Los Angeles

By Frank Deford

GOLDEN DAYS AT THE DENTIST'S

Santa Anita, a sporting venture founded 30 years ago by a dentist who knew how to treat his clientele, has its grandest opening ever, and in the process establishes itself as America's best racetrack

By Whitney Tower

The Story Of A Season: Part I

HOW THE COLTS MET TRIUMPH—AND DISASTER

After a stumbling start the Baltimore Colts played like a superteam, wrapping up the National Football League's Western Division title four weeks before the championship game with Cleveland. For young Coach Don Shula (opposite, with Quarterback Johnny Unitas) it was a satisfying experience—until the Colts ran into the Browns. Here Shula recalls it all, from the exhibition season through those final 60 minutes of shock and despair

By Coach Don Shula

Chilly Hot Rods

CHILLY HOT-RODDING ON THE ICE

By Hugh Whall

Big Tops

SPORT MOVES UNDER A BIG TOP

People

PEOPLE

Little John

THE BIG ITCH THEY CALL LITTLE JOHN

John Mecom Jr. is the man's name, and the big itch is his game. What Mecom itches to do is build the best racing cars in America, and he is daring Detroit to stop him. He also itches to turn his family's Texas ranch into a land-based Noah's Ark, stocked with live specimens of every sort of African wildlife. The U.S. Government is proving a bit sticky about this project, but Mecom (shown here in his trophy-filled command post) is certain that he ultimately will get what he is after

By Jack Olsen

For The Record

A roundup of the sports information of the week

Basketball's Week

Basketball's Week

By Mervin Hyman

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

19TH HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER

Departments

LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER

By Sidney L. James

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CREDITS

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