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SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR: BOBBY ORR
Jack Olsen
December 21, 1970
Only 22, he set entire new standards of hockey excellence. While leading his team to a championship and emerging as an alltime star, he ushered a growing sport into the '70s with a flash of flying ice
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December 21, 1970

Sportsman Of The Year: Bobby Orr

Only 22, he set entire new standards of hockey excellence. While leading his team to a championship and emerging as an alltime star, he ushered a growing sport into the '70s with a flash of flying ice

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"Bobby, why don't you stop asking questions like that all the time?" Frosty Forristall says. "Stop taking 'em all so serious."

"Well, she brought me a nice present," Orr says. "It made me wonder."

"Yeah," Forristall says, "everything that happens makes you wonder."

"To tell you the truth, I think I've got the perfect number of girl friends right now," Orr says.

"How many's that?"

"Four."

It will be an hour before the other players begin trooping in, and Orr occupies the time taping his sticks and badgering Forristall. "Hey," Orr says, "how much did you pay for that shirt?"

"I think $13," the assistant trainer says.

"For that price you coulda got a new one!" Orr says, and laughs at his own joke. A few minutes go by, and he says, "Hey, did you know there was a Chinese goaltender in the league?"

"Yeah? Who?"

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