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December 23, 1968 Table Of Contents

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Booktalk

J. Henry Waugh's make-believe ball team stands No. 1 in the hot stove league

By Bob Ottum

Yesterday

Ben-Hur Played the Rose Bowl

Football was a flop at the Tournament of Roses in 1902, so to save the day they got a livelier sport: Roman chariot racing

By Billy Reed

Shopwalk

Hey, there, duffers! You too can join a golf tour, just like Arnie and Jack

By Jeannette Bruce

Countdown

COUNTDOWN TO A TITLE

Minnesota clinched the Central Division and now the playoffs begin—Vikings vs. Colts, Cowboys vs. Browns. The winners, probably the Colts and Cowboys, then meet to decide the NFL championship

By Tex Maule

NINO GOOFED ONLY ONE TIME

The idea was to get Americans interested in the Italian Riviera. Incidentally, Benvenuti was defending his title

By Mark Kram

A CLASSIC WIN TO THE BRONCOS

Two guys had this idea—stage a basketball tournament in San Francisco. They very nearly failed, but Santa Clara came to the rescue by brutalizing highly esteemed Houston and remaining undefeated

By Joe Jares

Bowl Previews

BOUQUETS OF ROSES FOR NO. 1

The nation's two top teams, Ohio State and Southern California, get a rare opportunity to settle which is the best as an entire season of undefeated play comes down to their face-to-face clash in Pasadena

By Dan Jenkins

Sugar Week in New Orleans

Bowl Previews

Sportsman Of The Year

Sportsman of the Year: Bill Russell

By George Plimpton

The Moment

THE UNBELIEVABLE MOMENT

Bob Beamon knew that his jump was superb, probably a new record. But 29 feet? He fell to his knees. Here is an anatomy of that famous leap

By Coles Phinizy

Bridge

CHARLES GOREN SAYS: DON'T LEAD WITH YOUR CHIN

People

PEOPLE

For The Record

A roundup of the sports information of the week

Basketball's Week

BASKETBALL'S WEEK

By Herman Weiskopf

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

19TH HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER

Departments

SCORECARD

CREDITS

FACES IN THE CROWD