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December 24, 1973 Table Of Contents

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Booktalk

Plimpton has done it again. Which is the problem with "Mad Ducks and Bears"

By Jonathan Yardley

Bowl Games

EVERYONE LIKES TO BE BOWLED OVER

While there may be flaws in the format, postseason games always generate excitement and on occasion present a battle for the national title. Like this year

By John Underwood

Sportsman

SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR

He is Jackie Stewart, the 1973 World Driving Champion, who has brought to his sport a combination of qualities unique in its history: a marvelous physical talent; the intelligence and perspective to be an eminent spokesman for auto racing; and the discipline to retire at the peak of his career, a simple yet infinitely complicated personal act that few celebrated athletes have ever achieved. It is for the sum of these characteristics that Stewart is named Sportsman of 1973, a year that offered two other distinguished candidates. One is Secretariat, the winner of the Triple Crown whose triumphs focused a degree of public attention on horse racing that it had not received in a quarter century. The other is O. J. Simpson of the struggling Buffalo Bills, who added his own special stimulation to the pro football season and set an example of spirit and perseverance for every professional athlete as he broke Jim Brown's alltime NFL rushing record.

By Robert F. Jones

Caribbean

WITH PRIDE AND JOY

LIEGE LORD OF LATIN HOPES

By Frank Deford

People

PEOPLE

Goren's Christmas Quiz

Are You Rising to the Occasion?

By Charles Goren

College Basketball

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

The Power

THE POWER AND THE GLORY OF THE CHAMP

FIGHTER AT THE CROSSROADS

In a watershed year for the heavies George Foreman insists that he can solve his legal problems and bring renewed life to the richest division

By Ernest Havemann

For The Record

A roundup of the week Dec. 10-16

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

19TH HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER

Departments

LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER

By John A. Meyers

SCORECARD

Edited by Robert W. Creamer

VINTAGE JUICE 1864

O.J. Simpson smashed Jim Brown's season rushing record of 1,863 yards as the Bills beat the Jets, but there was a lot more to come

By Ron Fimrite

HALF OF BIG RED IS TOO MUCH

Bill Walton sat out 21 minutes of last week's game of the year, then returned to skin the Wolfpack alive

By Curry Kirkpatrick

GRR GATE GREAT!

CREDITS

FACES IN THE CROWD