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12 No Cup for the Lady
But, ah, what sharp teeth "Gretel" had in the closest, most extraordinary America's Cup in recent history.

16 The Big Man Is a Cool Man
Pittsburgh was looking to Willie Stargell, and it couldn't have had its vision better focused. He was sensational

20 Growing Weary in Their Aerie
The Philadelphia Eagles are tired of losing, particularly a determined bunch known as the Antibodies

26 Discord Defied and Deified
Frank Robinson was supposed to bring trouble. Instead, with Brooks he brought Baltimore a sheaf of titles

36 My Life and High Times in Harness
A 43-year-old accountant who takes the plunge as a sky diver shatters some illusions coming down to earth

52 New Touches on an Oldtime Look
When the shooters showed up for the Sun Valley Pow Wow, the leathery Old West was right back in style

64 In a Land of Green, a Touch of Blue
It was a small rebellion to use a blue Swedish plug in an Irish lake but it fooled the pike of Lough Allen

The departments

9 TV Talk
10 Scorecard
45 People
46 College Football
52 Sporting Look
56 Roller Derby
60 Harness Racing
76 For the Record
79 19th Hole

Credits on page 76

Cover photograph by Walter Iooss Jr.















Next week

Archie Manning, boy wonder quarterback of Ole Miss, puts his arm, his reputation and his freckles on the line once more against Alabama in a replay of last year's 33-32 thriller.

Jackie Stewart, the '69 Grand Prix champion, describes the world's toughest corners—and tells what must be done to make racing safer. Illustrations by Bob Peak.

Nijinsky, already winner of England's Triple Crown for 3-year-olds, takes on Europe's best in the world's toughest thoroughbred race, the Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp.