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24 Whoosh and a Zonk
Paul Warfield raced past the Steelers, big Larry Csonka crashed through them and Miami had a meaningful win

28 Minnies Who Are No Moochers
Minnesota Goalies Gump Worsley and Cesare Maniago are paying their way, but good, as the North Stars shine

30 You Can't Blame a Girl for Trying
The filly Numbered Account took on the best of the colts in the Garden State Stakes, but male chauvinism prevailed

32 This Year's Game of the Decade
Nebraska and Oklahoma meet next week in the kind of epic football battle that occurs with delightful frequency

40 Curious Facts About "The Game"
Now it can be told, the hitherto unrevealed story behind last year's Harvard-Yale thriller

48 An Ounce of Prevention
A touch of whiskey helps make a hunt with the West Water ford memorable—and also a good deal safer

54 Time for All Good Men...
In response to the President's lead, we must all help preserve the sanctity of our sporting clichés

98 The Rediscovery of New York City
A canoeist's-eye view of a metropolis focuses on the fringe of a hurricane and Ida the Spider

The departments

19 Scorecard
62 People
67 College Football
76 Pro Basketball
82 Badminton
88 Golf
95 Horse Show
119 For the Record
120 19th Hole

Credits on page 119

Cover photographs by Rich Clarkson and Carl Iwasaki















Next week

A year of the giant begins in college basketball and, for once, UCLA is not favored to run off with the NCAA title, though it does have one of the very best giants (6'11" Bill Walton). Barring the Bruins' way will be Marquette's Jim Chones, 6'11" too and, writes Curry Kirkpatrick, the finest college player in the land. In a special preview, a gallery of the new big men, scouting reports on the top 20 teams and the best of the rest, and a tall story by William F. Reed on "little" Eau Claire. Along with news and features from the rest of the sports world.