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Booktalk

This year's crop of gift books looks luscious as a Christmas plum pudding

By Jeannette Bruce

Yesterday

No Purse Was Too Small for Leo P. Flynn

Oldtimers remember him as perhaps the gaudiest success of a gaudy era: a fight promoter, manager and all-round operator who made it big, lived high, and somehow died rich

By Frank Graham Jr.

E-Rupption

E-RUPPTION IN WILDCAT COUNTRY

Adolph Rupp, dean of college coaches, is sick. He is beset by intrigue and politics, too. But his team, off and winning, may be the one that a famous curmudgeon would like to bow out with

By Curry Kirkpatrick

The Bowls

KNUTE WOULD HAVE AGREED, ARA

In 1925 Knute Rockne, Notre Dame's enduring saint, took the Irish to their last bowl game. Last, that is, until now. Ara Parseghian, in true Rockne style, has chosen the Cotton and top-ranked Texas

By Dan Jenkins

DON'T TURN OFF THE TV AT HALFTIME

By Herman Weiskopf

Sportsman Of The Year

Tom Seaver: 1969 Sportsman of the Year

The Mets, the decade's symbol of ineptitude, ended the '60s as the darlings of baseball—and more. And their stud pitcher Tom Seaver, winner of 25 regular season games, a playof game and a World Series game, was at the center of it all.

By William Leggett

There Were No Greener Pastures

Goren's Christmas Quiz

THE PUZZLE OF THE SLAMS

By Charles Goren

Television

TV MADE IT ALL A NEW GAME

Some view it as a godsend and others as a monster, but a decade of television has created more changes in sport—and the interests of its fans—than anything in the history of play. Part I of a series

By William Johnson

For The Record

A roundup of the sports information of the week

College Basketball

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

By Peter Carry

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

19TH HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER

Departments

LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER

By Garry Valk

SCORECARD

A GAME WITHIN A GAME

It's the annual rite of picking NFL and AFL all-star teams. But the choices are too often based on reputation. The all-league teams presented here were selected by the assistant coaches, who go by ability

By Robert F. Jones

CREDITS

FACES IN THE CROWD