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December 18, 1961 | Volume 15, Issue 25

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Dan Currie Cover - Sports Illustrated December 18, 1961

December 18, 1961 | Roy Terrell
It was a game undecided until the final play, and as it progressed, tension grew on the Giant bench, touching the old quarterback, Charlie Conerly, and Allie Sherman, his coach. There was always...

December 18, 1961 | Frank Moritsugu
Anton Geesink, neither small nor Oriental, dispelled two time-honored myths when he became the first non-Japanese to win the world judo championship. Here is an on-scene report from Paris by a...

December 18, 1961
Dennis Brady finds it hunting pheasant in a snowy South Dakota cornfield. Dennis is one of the six children of Bill Brady, a man who holds down a full-time job as a linotyper in Mitchell, five...

December 18, 1961 | Tex Maule

December 18, 1961 | Tex Maule
No defensive man in pro football has more ground to cover than the corner linebacker. Against runs to the inside, he closes down through territory A. On passes, he may be required to defend...

December 18, 1961
Our holiday issue is replete with special features. The college bowl games are carefully scouted: Charles Goren presents another bridge quiz; and Robert Coughlan introduces the Democratic Party's...

December 18, 1961
THIS YEAR YOU, TOO, CAN DRIVE IN A GRAND PRIX—AROUND YOUR CHRISTMAS TREE

December 18, 1961 | John O'Reilly
When the male citizens of the small, sunbaked town of Beatty, Nev. shaved off their beards after the recent World's Championship Wild Burro Race, the faces underneath the festive hair bore...

December 18, 1961 | John Dodge
That's the boast of Howard Head, who used his poker winnings to finance a wildly popular new ski

December 18, 1961 | John Dodge
Cutaway of Head Standard shows laminated fir core bonded to outer layers of plastic-coated aluminum. Tough sandwich construction prevents twisting, makes Heads much easier to turn than wood skis.

December 18, 1961 | John Underwood
Led by a fistful of future pros, Florida A&M won its annual bowl game, but its bite was surprisingly light

December 18, 1961 | Gilbert Rogin
From Miami Beach to Philly to Toronto to London to Vegas it was a busy time for the fight mob but mostly a bust for the fans

December 18, 1961 | Arlie W. Schardt
West Point got the jump on the other Academies when height restrictions were eased and now matches most schools in size

December 18, 1961 | Charles Goren
The Fall National contract bridge championships at Houston produced an assortment of storybook endings, but none was more dramatic than the result of the Women's Team championship. After taking...

December 18, 1961 | Gilbert Rogin
Jimmie (The Greek) Snyder (), a large, shrewd and popular man who broods about his weight, is the foremost oddsmaker and, as he grandly but precisely expresses it, "speculator in sports" in Las...

December 18, 1961 | Maury Allen
THE PROS

December 18, 1961

December 18, 1961
28—Niels Lauritzen-Milwaukee Journal31—drawings by Frank Mullins48—James Drake51—G. J. Walden52—Marvin E. Newman54—Walter Iooss Jr.57—Phil Bath58—Art Rickerby-Pix69—A.P.70—Walter Petrigo, C. Scott...

December 18, 1961
Earl Lunsford, 200-pound Calgary (Alta.) fullback, became the first player in Canadian pro football to carry the ball for more than a mile in a single season, with a total of 1,794 yards. This...

December 18, 1961
BASEBALL—NEW YORK METS, continuing their pursuit of available name players, bought Richie Ashburn, the 1958 National League batting champion, from the Chicago Cubs for a reported $75,000.

December 18, 1961
GOLF FOLLIESSirs:Alfred Wright's article (Developing Crisis in Pro Golf, Dec. 4) is utterly ridiculous in its attempt to make a circus of pro golf. Golf has always been and should remain a...

December 18, 1961
They play between prayers

December 18, 1961 | Arlie W. Schardt
An NFL playoff game quiz to excite the memory and increase knowledge of fans and armchair experts

December 18, 1961 | Paul Mandel
Fletcher Pratt, a historian and naval expert, invented a complex pastime that used ballroom floors and up to 120 players