At about the same time, speaking before a Houston audience, Jimmy Carter predicted that "as soon as the Houston Oilers get their timing down, Statler and his receivers will be winning every week." He meant Ken Stabler.
Any wonder you're still undecided?
THE SPORTING ANGLE
For parochial excess, it's hard to beat the headline in the Philadelphia Journal over a story recounting how University of Pennsylvania economist Lawrence Klein had reached the pinnacle of his life:
That, we suppose, is something like the Cracow Journal running this one:
The Polara golf ball and the spaghetti tennis racket have a lot in common. Each came onto the market a few years ago amid claims it would revolutionize its sport. Each was banned. And in recent weeks, the merits of each have been argued and reargued in federal antitrust suits brought in hopes of lifting the ban.
The Polara ball is billed as hook-resistant and slice-resistant, properties attributed, as improbable as it may seem, to the varying depth of its dimples. Concerned lest use of the ball change the character of the game, the USGA refused to approve the Polara for its tournaments. Polara Enterprises Inc., which developed the ball, then sued the USGA and the Golf Ball Manufacturers Association in U.S. District Court in San Francisco, charging them with having illegally conspired to keep the ball off the market and asking $1 million in damages. On Sept. 5, after two years of litigation, Judge Robert H. Schnacke ruled against Polara, holding that in refusing to approve the ball the USGA had acted without "suggestion of any collusion" with the Golf Ball Manufacturers Association.