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Two for the Bankroll

10 On an icy afternoon, Green Bay slips past Dallas
14 Running easily on Houston, Oakland scores a balmy win

18 The BVD Boys Shoot Down a Hex
They had to practice in their underwear before the tournament, but the Tar Heels won the Far West Classic

22 Ups and Downs of the Bowls
A report, reverent and irreverent, on who did what to whom in the bowl games on New Year's weekend

24 Skis, Bikes, Polo and $$$
Snowmass-at-Aspen, a new ski resort, opens with a driving dedication—to get everybody, skier or not, onto the snow

28 That Doggone Crosby
The world-famous golf pro, Snoopy, enters Bing's clambake and ends up in the doghouse

34 Pied Piper from Down East
With his bigger-than-life cork decoys, Maine man George Soule has black ducks swarming into his blind

44 Vanity on the Gridiron
Jock Kerouac describes his career as a halfback, which abruptly ended when he broke his leg playing for Columbia

The departments

6 Scorecard
38 People
40 Hockey
42 Baseball
56 Basketball's Week
58 For the Record
59 19th Hole

Credits on page 58

Cover photograph by Walter Iooss Jr. and James Drake















Next week

The superbowl battle looms as a fitting end to an exciting pro football season. Tex Maule and Edwin Shrake assay the Packers and Raiders and offer their victory predictions.

Irish hero Ron Delany begins a three-part memoir of his extraordinary running career, from his 33 straight indoor mile victories to his Olympic triumph at Melbourne.

The South Pacific is the new American vacation frontier. Coles Phinizy reports on exotic Bora-Bora, while a bevy of Tahitian beauties model the latest Gernreich swimwear.