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Eating High

EATING HIGH ON THE HOGS

Quarterback Jim Plunkett and other nervy Stanford Indians did some pork-pricing in Arkansas and discovered they could afford a feast—although the dessert almost turned sour

By Dan Jenkins

SUDDEN DEATH AT FOREST HILLS

There was a lot of talk about a lethal new tie-breaker rule at the U.S. Open tennis championships, but the real killer was Ken Rosewall, who beat fellow Australian Tony Roche in the finals

By Walter Bingham

Indy West

INDY WHEELS WEST, FAST AND FANCY

The cast of characters from America's foremost race moved into a handsome new auto drome in Southern California, and swung

By Robert F. Jones

Pro Football'70

NEW DECADE SETUP GAME

United at last through merger, realignment, and player-management peace, pro football shifts into the I and the '70s. Showing the way is Hank Stram, whom they called a nut, but who never lost faith in his seminal 'moment of doubt'

By Tex Maule

AMERICAN EAST

Broadway Joe won't have the division all to himself anymore. There's a new boy on the block, John Unitas, the idol of Main Street, U.S.A.—and his vengeful Colts. And Don Shula has his Dolphins jumping through hoops

AMERICAN CENTRAL

It'll either be patricide or infanticide when Paul Brown's Bengals tackle his namesakes. While they battle for the state title, Pittsburgh, which had merely steeled itself to improve its 1-13 record, could go all the way

AMERICAN WEST

This division is almost all chiefs but not all Chiefs. If you recall, Oakland actually won the West last year, and should San Diego get consistent passing, the Chargers could make a charge. The solitary Indian is Denver.

NATIONAL EAST

Presumably, it's all Dallas, my, oh, yes. But wouldn't it be something if the Redskins beat the Cowboys for once? The Giants just haven't made the strides and Philly and St. Louis will be a threat only to their coaches

NATIONAL CENTRAL

The big noise in the Midwest is the clashing of forward gears in the Motor City as Detroit revs up for an anticipated title. Minnesota and Green Bay will be the big roadblocks. Chicago, alas, is just a great big pothole

NATIONAL WEST

This, baas Coach George Allen, is the year of the Ram—no ifs, ands or butts about it. Them thar 49ers have the people, as usual, but, as usual, things probably won't pan out, while the Falcons don't seem fully fledged

THE MAN IN THE MIDDLE

'Nobody Thinks I Can Talk'

By Robert F. Jones

People

PEOPLE

Baseball

In a changing cast, one guy still gives a hoot

The St. Louis Cardinal lineup is not the same as last year's and most likely it will be different again in 1971. Only Bob Gibson remains the same. In a trying season he is still baseball's most effective pitcher

By William Leggett

THE WEEK

By Harold Peterson

College Football

He cried all the way to the bank

The 11th game meant only another loss for once-mighty 'Bama, whose Bear Bryant is not fond of losing. Still, there were compensations

By Pat Putnam

Fishing

But at first he did succeed

Men have fished their whole lives for giant tuna without boating one, so Dr. Richard Hausknecht gets a record-size fish after three days

By Dan Levin

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

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Edited by Robert Creamer

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