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September 12, 1966 | Volume 25, Issue 11

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Rudy Bukich Cover - Sports Illustrated September 12, 1966

September 12, 1966
One successful plunge leads to another, at least for Actor Robert Morley (below, posed up to his neck in the Adriatic). Morley's horse came in at Brighton recently, and he explained how he decided...

September 12, 1966 | Joe Jares
Teen-age amateurs from all over the U.S. met in New Mexico for the world series of Connie Mack baseball. It was a back-country spectacular

September 12, 1966 | Hugh Whall
A brilliant failure in the America's Cup racing, Bill Cox at last wins the sailing trophy that marks him the best skipper on this continent

September 12, 1966 | Charles Goren
From the point of view of the stamina required, if for no other reason, the European Championships may be the world's toughest bridge competition. The event is now being played in Warsaw, with...

September 12, 1966 | Alfred Wright
When Deane Beman floundered on Merion's famed last holes, Canada's Gary Cowan became the first foreigner to win the Amateur in 34 years

September 12, 1966 | Jack Nicklaus
You often hear golfers talk about "the pause at the top of the backswing," but this is a very misleading phrase. If you start thinking that there is literally a pause at the top of your swing—and...

September 12, 1966 | Mark Kram

September 12, 1966 | Myron Cope
Although Pittsburgh is a well-heeled city with a metropolitan population of close to two and a half million, a good many traveling men these days equate the town with a week spent in church....

September 12, 1966 | Herman Weiskopf
AMERICAN LEAGUE

September 12, 1966 | Herman Weiskopf
"Lots of times I talk to myself when I go up to bat," says Oriole Outfielder Frank Robinson. "I tell myself, 'Make sure it's a good pitch,' and things like that. Nothing fancy." It is opposing...

September 12, 1966
BOATING—WILLIAM S. COX SR., 53, of Darien, Conn. finished one boat ahead of John J. (Don) McNamara Jr. of Boston in the final race for the Mallory Cup, symbol of the men's North American Sailing...

September 12, 1966
40—Gerry Cranham43—Lee Balterman52, 53—James Drake56, 72, 81, 82—Walter Iooss Jr.63, 65, 68, 75—Neil Leifer66—Bob Peterson70—Larry Schiller86—Ken Regan88—Fred Kaplan92, 94—Rich Clarkson98,...

September 12, 1966
Nancy Baroody, 10, of Lakeville, Conn., rode her 7-year-old gray mare, Midget, to her fourth straight championship in eight days as she won the Small Pony Hunter title at the C. W. Post Horse Show...

September 12, 1966
KING ARTHUR'S COURTSirs:As one who has followed tennis rather closely, I watched with interest the career of the first Negro to attain topflight ability, Althea Gibson, two-time winner at both...

September 12, 1966 | Robert Cantwell
The tragedy of Hobey Baker was almost too complex to be credible. One of the great natural athletes of American history, Baker was a kindred spirit to Jim Thorpe and Ty Cobb, and in The Legend of...

September 12, 1966
IN DEFENSE OF WOMANHOOD

September 12, 1966
•Joe Paterno, Penn State football coach, discussing one of his players of Italian ancestry: "It isn't that I like the boy because he's Italian. I like him because I'm Italian."

September 12, 1966
College football opens its 1966 season with more critical early games than ever before. Dan Jenkins looks at the year ahead and picks the No. 1 team. For the first time Paul Dietzel, now coach at...

September 12, 1966 | Pat Ryan
A group of Springfield, Ohio businessmen decided to put up the biggest prize in the history of women's golf, and suddenly the best ladies in the game found they could play better than they had dreamed

September 12, 1966 | Garry Valk
You will note in Tex Maule's introduction to the pro football season on page 52 that Tex is looking forward to the NFL's Green Bay-Baltimore opening game with keen anticipation. I am, too. I must...

September 12, 1966 | Garry Valk
EAST

September 12, 1966 | John Lovesey
A Welsh broad jumper, a slew of East Germans and some swift Poles were the bright surprises in the rain-splattered European Championships that saw track and field and the Russians take a...

September 12, 1966 | Pete Axthelm
All of his special skill in training young female trotters, plus a daring decision in the paddock between the mile heats, brought Frank Ervin and Kerry Way victory and a record in The Hambletonian

September 12, 1966 | William Leggett

September 12, 1966 | Tex Maule
Bigger and richer than even, pro football opens with the leagues at peace for the first time and the tills bulging

September 12, 1966
Challenging Chicago has a trio of Bears who will feast upon many NFL opponents. The hungriest Bear of them all is Quarterback Rudy Bukich

September 12, 1966
The Packers are those against whom all others are measured. Last year they won the championship by the skin of their teeth, and despite an offense that often seemed to be at the point of breaking...

September 12, 1966
On a hot, muggy night in late July, a little early for football, 31,000 Baltimore Colt fans paid to watch a football scrimmage. Surprising? Not in Baltimore, where out-of-season Colts are as...

September 12, 1966
John Brodie, by virtue of an aborted deal with the Houston Oilers (SI, Aug. 29) and the usual dire need of a proven first-quality quarterback by the San Francisco 49ers, has become a more costly...

September 12, 1966
The Vikings are one of the most exciting teams in football. Scrambler Fran Tarkenton and the offense are fascinating to watch as they pile up points. The defense titillates in a different way—it...

September 12, 1966
Along with a new shade of blue in their uniforms the Lions are reported to have a new attitude, the one-big-happy-family approach. This is supposed to cure all internal problems and, therefore,...

September 12, 1966
George Allen, the new Ram head coach kidnaped from the Chicago Bears, has made a number of unusual investments in behalf of his new owner, Dan Reeves, who was once head of a Los Angeles brokerage...

September 12, 1966
This year's Cleveland Browns are reminiscent of the story of the emperor's new clothes. Although Jim Brown, in the misty English distance, has announced very definitely that he has forsworn...

September 12, 1966
The Dallas Cowboys once believed that they could win the East on the strength of their stunning defense. They were wrong. Balance is a requisite for success in the NFL, and this year the Cowboys...

September 12, 1966
New York is a city of wonders where a Y. A. Tittle appears just as a Charlie Conerly is beginning to campaign for Medicare, where an Earl Morrall falls gift-wrapped from the skies when Tittle...

September 12, 1966
Say this for Otto Graham: when he finally accepted a major coaching job after a peaceful decade in the small time, he chose no pushover. The team that got Coach Bill Mc-Peak fired was both weak...

September 12, 1966
Philadelphia is the home of Tradin' Joe Kuharich, a man with a low regard for independent thinkers. Tradin' Joe does all the thinking for the Eagles. This has caused him difficulty with the team's...

September 12, 1966
One of these years St. Louis will confound its friends, who have choked so often on fond predictions, with a season of consistent, injury-free football and will win in the East. Few teams in...

September 12, 1966
The news from Pittsburgh is that the raffish Steelers are being transformed into a disciplined team that drinks its Ovaltine and says its prayers in plenty of time for the 11 o'clock curfew, and...

September 12, 1966
There are various ways to approach the coaching of an expansion team. You can coddle the players, or con them, or you can work them to the point of mutiny and pick out the loyalists. The last was...

September 12, 1966
When Pete Gogolak left the Buffalo Bills in the neatest jump since Jack and the candlestick, Personnel Chief Harvey Johnson found himself sifting through close to 100 applications for Pete's...

September 12, 1966
In training camp the Jets performed as extras in the filming of a TV musical about a miserable football team that is transformed into a winner by a messenger of the gods. On cue, the Jets were...

September 12, 1966
There is a strong suspicion that the most valuable member of the Patriots last season was Bill Bates. Bates does not run, pass, kick, block or tackle. He tapes. As the team trainer, Bates taped...

September 12, 1966
Seldom has a football team changed as much between seasons as the Houston Oilers. Last year they were small, disgruntled, inept and last in the Eastern Division. This year they are big, happy,...

September 12, 1966
There was a great deal of celebrating in Miami last January when the Dolphins announced the names of the players they had chosen in the AFL's expansion draft. Since the AFL allowed its clubs to...

September 12, 1966
As an example of how well balanced the AFL has become, consider the situation facing the San Diego Chargers. In six years the Chargers have won five Western Division championships, including the...

September 12, 1966
The Oakland Raiders are the coming team in the AFL. That does not mean the Raiders are going to start marching off with a succession of championships. There are too many good clubs in the league...

September 12, 1966
If that world championship pro football game—the one Lamar Hunt calls the Super Bowl—ever does come off, the first team to represent the AFL could very well be Hunt's own, the Kansas City Chiefs....

September 12, 1966
There was never much affection between Cookie Gilchrist and the Denver Broncos. Last year he refused to report to camp until the Broncos had filed a $400,000 breach-of-contract suit against him....

September 12, 1966 | Paul Bryant

September 12, 1966 | Pamela Knight
Lars-Eric Lindblad really wanted to be an explorer but settled for the more practical tourist business instead. In 1948 he drifted into a summer job in his native Stockholm with Thomas Cook and...

September 12, 1966 | Frank Graham Jr.
Light Heavyweight Billy Conn (right) had Joe Louis beaten and the championship won—for 12 rounds