Speed to burn, baby, is the keynote of drag racing, the onetime outlaw sport that has now grown up to become respectable: a portfolio on the hottest rodders of them all.
A belligerent misfit is Viking Joe Kapp's assessment of himself in Part 2. The position of quarterback, he says, is the natural refuge of the willing but physically unendowed.
Baseball's bird dogs are vanishing and only a few scouts remain, thanks to the draft. A reminiscence by Pat Jordan of the days when the game had romance—and romancers.