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Open Letter

DEAR PETE:

The season just ended was pro football's most profitable. But in its very success may lie the seeds of boredom. Here Tex Maule, the game's best-known chronicler, describes the symptoms and suggests cures in an open letter to Commissioner Pete Rozelle

By Tex Maule

TRACK HAS A HIGH OLD WEEKEND

The action indoors was spread over five meets in three days and from one coast to the other. Some mighty strange things happened, but not to handsome Bob Seagren, who broke his own world record

By Pete Axthelm

THE PIED PIPER FROM PASADENA

Jerry Tarkanian draws so much basketball talent to his California junior college that four straight titles are only part of his achievement. He is the chief reason the JCs are a potent factor in the sport

By Joe Jares

The Winter Olympics

A FIGHT ON THE SLOPES, BUT A CINCH ON THE ICE

The Xth Winter Olympic Games, opening in Grenoble next week, will find 2,300 athletes from 38 nations scrambling for 35 gold, 35 silver and 35 bronze medals. And while it is the skaters who have the best chance of bringing home the gold, U.S. attention will be focused on the progress of our skiers. In this 27-page pre-Games package, the venues are mapped, the favorites are charted and the Alpine French, the bobbing Austrians, the hockey-playing Russians, the Nordic Norse and the speed-skating Dutch are introduced

By Dan Jenkins

The Other Americans: Keen Blades and Cautious Hopes

Grenoble and Its Vast Olympic Arena

Spread across three mountain ranges, the Olympic venues stretch from Autrans, high in the Vercors to the west of Grenoble, to Alpe d'Huez, in the Grandes Rousses massif to the east, only 13 air miles apart but 60 by car

Killy and Bonnet Girl Power Will Save the Day for France

By Dan Jenkins

For the Strong Austrian Two-man Bob Team, Waist Makes Haste

By Franz Spelman

Russia Is Once Again a Nonstop Ice Machine

By Pete Axthelm

Norway Will Run—and Jump—Away with the Nordic Events

By Bob Ottum

Kees and Crew Are Going To Put a Stopper in Holland's Gold Drain

By Gwilym S. Brown

People

PEOPLE

Tennis

An open-minded boss for a bunch of old goats

Robert Kelleher has given the dusty USLTA one year of progressive leadership, but his influence will be tested when officials vote whether or not to allow U.S. amateurs to participate in an open Wimbledon

By Bud Collins

Bridge

The tricky technique with the sexy title

By Charles Goren

Not A Bird

He's Not a Bird, He's Not a Plane

He is Evel Knievl, self-styled conservative wildman—here soaring over the fountains of a Las Vegas hotel—who intends to jump the Grand Canyon on a motorcycle

By Gilbert Rogin

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 Garry Valk

SCORECARD

CREDITS

FACES IN THE CROWD