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December 9, 1968 Table Of Contents

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Tied Up O.J.

THE DAY THEY TIED UP O.J.

Notre Dame built a pocket to stuff Simpson in and unveiled a dashing young quarterback to get a winning tie against USC

By Dan Jenkins

700 GOALS FROM SASKATCHEWAN

Gordie Howe came out of the Canadian West 22 years ago to become the world's greatest hockey player. Last week the hero of the Detroit Red Wings skated to within a single goal of an astonishing record

By Gary Ronberg

TEA AND SHINERS IN GLASSBORO

Women field hockey players met in New Jersey to fight for places on the U.S. team and, while there was nothing ladylike in the way they blackened eyes and broke knuckles, they kept the amenities

By Pat Ryan

Royal Contenders

SERIOUS CONTENDERS FOR A FUNNY CITY

There is no reason why the Royals should be up there battling for Cincinnati's few dollars—except five sturdy ballplayers

By Frank Deford

Superjets

A CHAMPAGNE PARTY FOR JOE AND WEEB

It's crazy, sure, so don't run out and bet all your money that it will happen, but Edwin Shrake, in a moment of sheer fantasy, writes a letter to a friend describing how Joe Namath (see cover) and the New York Jets set the sporting world on its ear

By Edwin Shrake

Navy's Goat

GETTING NAVY'S GOAT

Sure, a little piece of Ireland—the noble beast, King Puck—came to Annapolis, but he could not stop Army from beating the Middies 21-14

By William Johnson

College Football

They broke the record for breaking records

FOOTBALL'S WEEK

By Mervin Hyman

People

PEOPLE

Sporting Look

The North Sea was never like this

By Jule Campbell

Fur coats for frigid days in Green Bay

By Ruth Lieder

Bridge

Giorgio blew it—and that's news

By Charles Goren

Pro Football

A rich man is odd man out

John Mecom Jr., owner of the New Orleans Saints, has everything he wants except favor among the NFL inner circle and a winning team

By Edwin Shrake

Sharks

THE SHARKS ARE MOVING IN

The zooming shark population off Florida's east coast has the Chambers of Commerce climbing palm trees. As the beasts continue to swarm closer to the beaches and open their big mouths it makes for a bad press and a shortage of tourists

By Coles Phinizy

For The Record

A roundup of the sports information of the week

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