22 How They Do Run on
A stampede of college football backs grabs both ball and spotlight away from the passers
26 A Back Door into the Big Time
Signed under special hardship and dropout dispensations, some flashy pro rookies will play now and study later
28 This Polish Joke Is on the Browns
Denver shut out Cleveland, due in part to a home-cooked Polish meal served the hungry Broncos
30 Mud Flies All Over the Track
A mysterious man of many names causes an investigation that has horse racing cringing and the NFL concerned
32 "When I Am World Champion"
He is not yet the best racing driver on earth, but Sam Posey's ambitions are just that lofty
38 Lions in Cattle Country
The excellence of Texas high school football is tradition—and Brown wood is fanatically upholding it
44 They Take the Scenic Route
Cross-country is more therapy than competition. Running it for time is like eating caviar for protein
70 Poms, Butcher-Birds and Bogeymen
The Aussie penchant for putting reverse English on old institutions has left golf gasping
56 College Football
64 Harness Racing
87 For the Record
88 19th Hole
Credits on page 87
Cover photograph by Neil Leifer
Big boo, big bubba and the Human Bowling Ball are three of the 40 reasons why the Colts have been so successful. A look at the Super Bowl champions by Tex Maule.
Bluebird tattoos decorate the chest of top jumping jockey Joe Aitcheson, a tough bird on any course but one of an endangered species of fine—and forgotten—athletes.
Determined to be big-league, San Diego snapped up pro franchises, but its residents have other ideas about what is entertainment and enjoy a rich sporting life of their own.