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Booktalk

With any luck, this review will appear in Jim Bouton's third treatise, 'Son of...'

By Frank Deford

Champions

OFF LIKE CHAMPIONS

The college football season began with Nebraska, Ohio State and Stanford showing no mercy, while Alabama said happy birthday to Bear

By Dan Jenkins

HOIST A BOTTLE TO LEADFOOT U.

That was alma mater aplenty for Joe Leonard as his sunshine-yellow Ford seized victory in the rich California 500. Among his victims: Ivy Leaguer Mark Donohue, who flunked a simple reading test

By Robert F. Jones

MORE JOAN OF ARC THAN SHIRLEY TEMPLE

Chris Evert may have had her detractors among the women players at Forest Hills, but to the crowd she was a heroine

By Roy Blount

Pro Football '71

BIGGER AND BETTER THAN EVER

The NFL kicks off its 52nd season to criticism that the game has deteriorated, its talent been diluted. No way, says the author, who scrutinizes a mythical game: '51 Rams vs. '71 Cowboys

By Tex Maule

AMERICAN EAST

The Dolphins' uniforms are aqua, which the NFL calls "a shade of blue." First. The Colts' blue is darker. So are their chances. Second. The Jets are blue because of Namath's knee. Third. The Bills and Pats will be black and blue

AMERICAN CENTRAL

The Bengals have Paul Brown. Another title. The Steelers have Frenchy Fuqua. He has a glass cane but no limp. Second. The Oilers have a passer with a "negative psychosis." Mmm, third. The Browns' passer has glass knees

AMERICAN WEST

The Raiders have everything, including Blanda. Make it five straight. The Chiefs have almost everything, including Stram's red vest. A sharp second. The Broncos have everything but offense. Third. The Chargers ditto but defense

NATIONAL EAST

The Cowboys will win despite Morton. The Cards will be second despite more emotion. The Redrams will be third despite the bald heads. The Giants will lose despite Tarkenton. The Eagles will open against five division winners

NATIONAL CENTRAL

The Vikings have three proven quarterbacks. They finish first. The Lions have two proven quarterbacks. They finish second. The Packers have one proven quarterback. They finish third. The Bears have two unproven quarterbacks

NATIONAL WEST

The 49ers have the passing, the running and the schedule. First. The Rams have lost nine starters but they've gained a coach. Second. The Falcons have health. Third. The Saints have Archie Manning. He will have trouble

Pro Football 1971

RUSHING WITH A GOLDEN GAIT

THE PRIME OF MR. JOHN BRODIE

By Robert F. Jones

Baseball

Call him Willie—or Carlos or Lee. Everybody does

By Don Delliquanti

THE WEEK

By Ron Fimrite

Pro Basketball

For now the answer is not in the Stars

By Peter Carry

Golf

Sheriff Coody interrupts the showdown at Firestone

By Curry Kirkpatrick

Bridge

Aiming the gun of Bill August

By Charles Goren

HE'S BURNING TO BE A SUCCESS

Tim Rossovich of the Philadelphia Eagles wants to be the best linebacker in the NFL. Great, but why does that entail jumping naked into birthday cakes and setting himself on fire?

By John Underwood

For The Record

A roundup of the week Sept. 6-13

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

19TH HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER

Departments

LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER

By J. Richard Munro

SCORECARD

Edited by Robert W. Creamer

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