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22 Swarm to Daylight
There is such a rush on rushing in the National Football League that the pass now seems passé

26 Replaying the Sixth Man Theme
Paul Silas, latest of the Celtic celebrated supersubs, has helped Boston get off to a super start

28 Bouncing Down to Baja
Below Mexicali lies mile after mile of desert. Many try, but Parnelli Jones wins the kiss and the cup

36 The Best Years of My Life
Sugar Ray Robinson, who earned and burned $4 million, is all happiness these days working with kids

50 Yo Yo Yo, Rowa Uh Rowa
The yapping verse from the throats of hounds may not scan, but it is music to the ears of coon hunters

59 It Could Be the Ruin of Them
If the Colosseum falls, Rome will fall, or so a scholar said. Well, the ancient stadium is crumbling

96 Wiretap on the Pros
Verbal give-and-take on the field is lost in football's uproar, but now tapes of the players let fans eavesdrop

The departments

17 Scorecard
69 People
70 College Football
82 Harness Racing
86 Fishing
115 For the Record
116 19th Hole

Credits on page 115

Cover photograph by James Drake















Next week

To the victor of the crucial game between LSU and Alabama goes a lock on a conference championship and a clear shot at the national title. Roy Blount Jr. observes.

Leaping for joy in a cheerless land is Olympic hurdle champion John Akii-Bua. An account of an extraordinary visit to Uganda's hero by fellow Olympian Kenny Moore.

The new showplaces of the sports world are snow-places. An early-season look at ski areas all across the country, particularly a high-flying Utah resort called Snowbird.