Just about every All-America so far this year (and we have studied the choices of A.P., U.P., I.N.S., NBC, Collier's, Look and
) has honored these principles. If you don't believe it, see the consensus on page 46. But the football department of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED has found no All-America yet—even a consensus one—which it likes as well as its own. Here, in the spirit of the season, it is:
Ends—Ron Kramer of Michigan, Joe Walton of Pittsburgh.
Tackles—John Witte of Oregon State, Norm Hamilton of TCU.
Guards—Sam Valentine of Penn State, Bill Krisher of Oklahoma.
Center—Jerry Tubbs of Oklahoma.
Backs—John Bayuk of Colorado, Jim Brown of Syracuse, John Majors of Tennessee, Paul Hornung of Notre Dame.
Well, whaddya know, seven of the blokes we pick have the same names as those chosen by the dreadfully iniquitous system we just told you about.
THE RELUCTANT LUNKER
A few hours after Floyd Patterson won the world's heavyweight championship James D. Norris, president of the International Boxing Club, sat on the edge of a coffee table and, while celebrating roisterers shouted and sang around him, said wistfully:
"I'd like to pique Rocky into challenging Patterson."