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GAMESMANSHIP IN SANTA'S WORKSHOP—A MAN NEEDS A LOT OF NERF TO BUY

By Jay Cronley

World Bowl

WORLD BOWL IN CRISIS

The battered WFL made it to the end of a long, disheartening season when the Americans' stirring 22-21 win over the Blazers took everybody's mind off the league's fiscal problems—for the moment, anyway

By Joe Marshall

A BONUS FOR WORKING OVERTIME

The game began in the afternoon and looked as if it might continue through the night, but Howard finally edged hometown St. Louis in the fourth extra period to win the NCAA soccer championship

By Joe Jares

Barry

The Golden State of Rick Barry

Once scorned for being a gunner—and a traitor—he is now the leader of a harmonious team that is confounding the NBA

By Ron Reid

Balloons

HIS INVESTMENT IS GOING UP

Malcolm Forbes is about to undertake a manned balloon flight across the Atlantic and, considering the extent of his technical preparations, seems likely to go down only in history

By Virginia Kraft

Gussie Nell

TROUPING THE COLORS FOR GUSSIE NELL DAVIS

The dance-drill team is an art form that was invented and brought to perfection by this indefatigable Texan, whose Kilgore Rangerettes were its first exponents and are probably still the best

By Edwin Shrake

TV/Radio

FULL NELSON ON FOOTBALL

By William Leggett

College Basketball

He's the Lee that no one knows

Big timber in Oregon, Ron has shot himself into obscurity on the road

By Curry Kirkpatrick

THE WEEK

By Herman Weiskopf

Pro Football

The offense is now in command

With 86% of the regular season over, Bud Goode's computer shows what the changes did to the game

By Joe Marshall

As I Saw It

ONE BRAVE FAN FOUND THE WAY TO INSURE A VICTORY: HE SOLD HIS SOUL

By Rick Telander

For The Record

A roundup of the week Dec. 2-8

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

19TH HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER

Departments

LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER

By John A. Meyers

SCORECARD

Edited by Andrew Crichton

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