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Booktalk

An anthology of early gridiron literature catches the spirit of the game's pioneers

By M.R. Werner

Yesterday

When Football Went to War

The seasons of 1942-45 turned the game upside down, creating new juggernauts and decimating some old ones

By Charles Einstein

Battle For No. 1

NEBRASKA RIDES HIGH

Unbeaten and No. 1, the Cornhuskers rallied for a dramatic victory over unbeaten and No. 2 Oklahoma in that publicized confrontation. Now they face an Orange Bowl battle with unbeaten Alabama

By Dan Jenkins

BUT ALABAMA POSES ANOTHER THREAT

By Pat Putnam

WINNER TAKES $50,000 LOSER, $1 MILLION

Rosewall beat Laver to win the WCT grand finale in Dallas, but second-place money made Rod the first pro-tennis millionaire

By Joe Jares

Cowboys

ON PAPER, DALLAS IS THE BEST

Yet they have discovered more ways to fold than a piece of origami. But now that Tom Landry has put his faith in Roger Staubach, the Cowboys might just turn out to be best on the field, too

By Mark Mulvoy

Long Swim

SHE TAKES A LONG SWIM OFF A SHORT PIER

Marathon swimming may not be the most painless way to gain renown but, as Diana Nyad found, it beats parachuting from the fourth floor

By Dan Levin

Canada

Skiing Canada's Big Back Country

Just the Bugaboos, the Cariboos—and you

By Anita Verschoth

Impossible Shot

ONE LAST IMPOSSIBLE SHOT AT FAME

Having failed to make his mark in the traditional manner, the author perfected a skill so incredible that even now no one believes in him

By Homer Groening

People

PEOPLE

College Football

Czeslaw Marcol is no Polish joke

As the pro scouts have discovered, Hillsdale's placekicker is worth three points from 60 yards away

By Jim Kaplan

THE WEEK

By Don Delliquanti

Horse Racing

He has them over a barrel

Ten years ago Laffit Pincay got his first riding lessons sitting on a keg; now even his rivals concede that he is the finest jockey in the world

By Whitney Tower

Hunting

Small game shoot in big game land

By Robert F. Jones

Sailing

Purring along with the cats

Not a bird, not really a plane, a boat with a racy reputation came to the serene waters of Florida's Tampa Bay to show off its gentler side

By Dan Levin

Cross-Country

The long and the Shorter of it

That's Frank Shorter (right), who won the national championship

By Gwilym S. Brown

Pro Football

Pigskins preceded by p√¢té on asphalt

Minnesota Viking fans are a hardy, chest-beating lot. They like to eat and booze it up a lot. They do it in the Metropolitan Stadium parking lot. Frozen noses and toeses is their lot

By Jerry Kirshenbaum

For The Record

A roundup of the week Nov. 23-29

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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