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First Person

A DO-IT-YOURSELF SCOUTING KIT THAT LETS YOU PUT YOUR TEAM IN THE TOP 20

By Bob Brown

Reminiscence

A KID'S DREAM, BEING A PRO FOOTBALL WATER BOY, WAS ONE LAD'S NIGHTMARE

By Jeremiah Horrigan

College Football '82

College Football '82

This Year You're Going To See Red

A quietly passed NCAA rule that allowed freshmen to be redshirted in 1978 means 1982 should be a vintage year for upsets

By Douglas S. Looney

He's A Real Pittsburgh Guy

Don't even bother trying because you can't take the Steel City out of Pitt Quarterback Danny Marino, a hometown hero who has designs on the Heisman Trophy and a national championship for the No. 1-ranked Panthers.

By Douglas S. Looney

This Is A Rush Hour You Can Enjoy

Best of the Rest

By N. Brooks Clark

Conferences

By N. Brooks Clark

This Time He Wasn't Joking

Beano Cook, who's worth a laugh a minute on network row, seriously lobbied CBS higher-ups to go after college football. Result: ABC shares coverage and Beano's on ABC

By Jill Lieber

Surprise Marriage Of The Year: Joe Kapp And Cal

The Golden Bears' rookie head coach has been a brawler and a litigious sort, and he had never coached at any level, but his mastery of the game as a Viking and his love of Cal, which he had taken to a Rose Bowl in 1959, made him an astute choice

By Ron Fimrite

PRO FOOTBALL '82

Scouting Reports

1 PITTSBURGH

The Panther schedule means they'll have to win the title the old-fashioned way: They'll have to earn it

By N. Brooks Clark

2 WASHINGTON

This team is so loaded with pluses that even its coach can't think of anything bad to say

By N. Brooks Clark

3 GEORGIA

It is not running down Walker to say that he's far from being the Bulldogs' only star

By N. Brooks Clark

4 SOUTHERN METHODIST

Now that SMU is off NCAA probation, it's the Mustangs who'll be handing out the punishment

By N. Brooks Clark

5 NEBRASKA

The season will pop into place for the Cornhuskers if Quarterback Gill regains sophomore form

By N. Brooks Clark

6 CLEMSON

The Tigers will disabuse one and all of lingering notions that their national title was a fluke

By N. Brooks Clark

7 ARIZONA STATE

The Sun Devils may have lost a lot on offense, but they make up for it with a defense that's hellacious

By N. Brooks Clark

8 MICHIGAN

Having paid the price for last season's overconfidence, the Wolverines are meeker—but not milder

By N. Brooks Clark

9 PENN STATE

After scouring basketball courts, Coach Joe Paterno has high hopes, but the shorts at guard and center

By N. Brooks Clark

10 NORTH CAROLINA

Injuries made '81 a what-if year for the Tar Heels. With all hands healthy, this is a should-be season

By N. Brooks Clark

11 ALABAMA

After 1981's turmoil, the Bear intends to get back to the business of turning out championship teams

By N. Brooks Clark

12 ARKANSAS

There's talent, to be sure, but is it enough to give the Razorbacks an edge in the Southwest Conference?

By N. Brooks Clark

13 MIAMI

Schnellenberger, a sloganeer par excellence, says this is the year for his Hurricanes to "Go for It"

By N. Brooks Clark

14 SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI

It's a blessing to Golden Eagle disciples that religious scruples didn't halt Collier's career

By N. Brooks Clark

15 TEXAS A&M

The Aggies have bought the coach they wanted; now it's time to get a return on their investment

By N. Brooks Clark

16 NOTRE DAME

The Irish were 5-6 in Gerry Faust's first year, so there's no place to go but up, and that's where they're headed

By N. Brooks Clark

17 SOUTHERN CAL

The Trojans are ineligible for a bowl game, which could make things rough for regular-season rivals

By N. Brooks Clark

18 FLORIDA

The Gators would like to snap up their first SEC title, but they play a schedule that could eat them alive

By N. Brooks Clark

19 BRIGHAM YOUNG

If any team can sustain the loss of a passer like Jim McMahon without missing a beat, it's the Cougars

By N. Brooks Clark

20 TEXAS

There are too many new faces to satisfy the longing for a national title that pervades Longhorn country

By N. Brooks Clark

College Football' 82

Independents

By N. Brooks Clark

College Football

Small Colleges

By N. Brooks Clark

Pro Football '82

THE FOUR HORSEMEN RIDE AGAIN

Labor unrest, drug abuse, Congress and raids by the new USFL...Pete Rozelle and the NFL owners never had it so bad

By Paul Zimmerman

THE SACK

THE SACKERS

Rules changes have made getting to the quarterback more difficult and put a premium on pass rushers like the New York Jets' front four

By Paul Zimmerman

YOU WON'T HAVE ME TO SACK ANYMORE

So says retired Ram Quarterback Pat Haden, who remembers a lot of bumps, bruises and boos

By Pat Haden

THERE ARE NO HOLES AT THE TOP

The Dallas Cowboy Organization is the NFL's best because of the four men who have ruled over it since the team's inception in 1960: Coach Tom Landry, General Manager Tex Schramm, director of personnel Gil Brandt and owner Clint Murchison

By William Oscar Johnson

DALLAS CAN HAVE 'EM

The Cowboys may be hot stuff in Big D, but in the rest of the country America's Team seems to have attracted a multitude of haters turned off by its attitude, image and success

By Paul Zimmerman

NEED A LINEBACKER WHO HAS BLUE FEET? CALL MIKE

Superscout Mike Giddings uses a unique color-coding system to rate every pro under the rainbow for eight NFL teams

By Paul Zimmerman

AFC EAST

By Paul Zimmerman

AFC CENTRAL

AFC WEST

NFC EAST

NFC CENTRAL

NFC WEST

NOT AS SIMPLE AS ABC

Baseball playoffs in Kansas City. Yom Kippur in Miami. Conventions in Chicago. Those are just a few of the factors the NFL must consider in making up its 224-game television schedule

By William Taaffe

THE DOGGONE BEST

San Diego's Kellen Winslow (left) and San Francisco's Dwight Clark, the NFL's top two receivers in 1980 and '81, proved they are a breed apart during last season's playoffs

By Rick Telander

Departments

LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER

By Philip G. Howlett

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