PANTS DOWN AND GOAL TO GO
Britons witnessing American football games for the first time pridefully point out that players in the equally rough-and-tumble game of rugby eschew such protective items as helmets, shoulder pads, hip pads and other sissified equipage. Just how little the rugby player wears was graphically demonstrated last week at the Los Angeles Coliseum (above) when a combined team from Oxford and Cambridge took on UCLA. Aside from the impromptu nudity show, the 2,000 spectators, scattered throughout the cavernous 101,528-seat coliseum, watched a hard-fought and exciting game between the scientific ruggers from Britain and the inexperienced but "rock-'em sock-'em" Americans, most of whom played on last year's crack UCLA football team. Although the hard-hitting hosts literally beat the pants off their opponents, Cambridge-Oxford, thanks to their superior technical knowledge of the game, won 12-5.
UNDETERRED BY THE TUMULT AND THE TEARING OF A SEAT-OF-THE PANTS TACKLE, RUGBY PLAYER WALLY BUTCHER OF OXFORD-CAMBRIDGE (6) STARTS TO GET RID OF BALL DURING GAME AT LOS ANGELES. RUGBY RULES PERMIT NO TIME OUTS EVEN FOR ANY EMERGENCIES SUCH AS THIS
DURING A SCRUM, WHICH RESEMBLES A SCRIMMAGE IN FOOTBALL, BRITONS PASS BALL. AT RIGHT IS UCLA FOOTBALL STAR SAM BOGHOSIAN
RUSHING TO BLOCK OXFORD-CAMBRIDGE KICK AFTER SCRUM IS JERRY GARDNER OF UCLA. RUGBY BALL RESEMBLES OVER-INFLATED FOOTBALL
MARCHING MIDSHIPMAN AT ANNAPOLIS, TORN BETWEEN THE CONFLICTING COMMANDMENTS OF "EYES FRONT!" AND "KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE BALL!", ABANDONS DUTY FOR SPORT, STEALS A PEEK AT THE LACROSSE GAME BETWEEN NAVY AND HARVARD
SEASONAL POINTS OF VIEW: SIDELINE SIGHT, HINDSIGHTS AND FORESIGHTS
Heavy hitter Roan Lang, 360 pounds, addresses the ball during a Fatman's Golf Tournament which was held at Baton Rouge, La. Lang came out of golf retirement for the nine-hole tournament and finished second to a 301-pounder.
Grinning winner in Boston Marathon is Hideo Hamamura of Japan who breaks the tape while Mayor John Hynes trails behind carrying the traditional bay leaf crown. The mayor entered the 26-mile 365-yard race 10 yards from the finish but could not keep up with Hamamura.
Pompon Pants and rabbit-ears headgear give two coeds the latest snow-bunny look as they head for the slopes at Stowe, Vt. to do some skiing before spring thaws end this season's sport at New England resort.