14 TV Wins on Points
The Monday night NFL game is a big winner in the Nielsen ratings but nudies, saloons and players are hurting
18 Ali Smashes Back
After three years in exile, Muhammad starts his comeback by destroying Jerry Quarry
20 No Mullets Down There
The small colleges have big football, too, in teams like Texas (A&I), Arkansas (State) and Tennessee (State)
26 Birds of a Feather Flock to Bob
Washington Senators Owner Bob Short says he likes stormy petrels. He should. He depends on them to save him
32 Bloodthirsty Tennis, Anyone?
Or how to turn a love set into a hate match. An ex-champ with nerve and an eye for drama sticks out his neck
44 Journey South to a Cold Summer
Mary Hemingway joins a shipload of amateur explorers for bird watching, berg watching and even fishing in Antarctica
68 In Their Cups
The game's the thing while the action is on, but after that the trophy's the thing and strange tales unfold
51 College Football
56 Motor Sports
60 Track & Field
66 Pro Basketball
81 For the Record
82 19th Hole
Credits on page 81
Cover photograph by Sheedy & Long
Who's no. 1 is a question football fans discuss with vehemence. Dan Jenkins adds some light, and perhaps some heat, as he assesses Ohio State, Texas and Notre Dame.
Marshmallow-Munching alligators and enough sand to stock the Sahara are two of the hazards described in a story on one of America's newest and most beautiful golf courses.
The Big Bug is a dread virus that produces an often incurable disease in grown men: love of an aged French car. One anguished owner writes of his costly, enduring passion.