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October 23, 1967 | Volume 27, Issue 17

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October 23, 1967

October 23, 1967
•Norm Van Brocklin, former Minnesota Vikings coach: "There's no tougher way to make easy money than pro football."

October 23, 1967 | Tex Maule
There was little to choose between the Colts and the Rams as they traded scores in the first big interdivisional game of the year, but Baltimore—even minus seven starters—was a little bit more equal

October 23, 1967 | Kim Chapin
Burning to end Richard Petty's stock-car blitz for Plymouth, Ford went all out in Carolina—only to be beaten by a Chrysler sibling

October 23, 1967 | Dan Jenkins

October 23, 1967 | Frank Deford
Did you see the news the other day? The President, the Times said, urged Republicans in Congress to put "nation above party." The Soviet foreign minister was reported "confident of accord" on new...

October 23, 1967
Alabama and Tennessee, teams that have dueled furiously for the past two years, meet with their national prestige and the leadership of the Southeastern Conference at stake.

October 23, 1967
The pros are on the road somewhere—in Boston, say, where the locker rooms are pungent reminders of 19th century shantytowns, where Sam and K. C. Jones dressed through eight championships in a...

October 23, 1967

October 23, 1967
Now that Wilt Chamberlain has decided not to acquire the Los Angeles franchise in the ABA or become a split end for the Jets or the heavyweight champion of the world but instead to play basketball...

October 23, 1967 | Garry Valk
Basketball is the simplest of team games. There is a ball and there is a basket, and the object is to get the ball into the basket more times than the other guy. You don't have to put on lots of...

October 23, 1967
It took a while for the Warriors to adjust to the change from Alex Hannum, the tactician, to Bill Sharman, the fundamentalist. Hannum used a few set plays, but for the most part he expected...

October 23, 1967 | Tom Brody
The world's largest commissioner stands before the proprietors of sport's newest professional enterprise, fondles a red, white and blue basketball and says: "Gentlemen, the game is on." And so it...

October 23, 1967 | Joe Jares
Navy felt something special would be needed to butt through the stoutest defense in football, so it came up with an extra mascot and a wild offensive formation that left poor Syracuse bewildered...

October 23, 1967 | Mervin Hyman

October 23, 1967 | Mervin Hyman
THE BACK: Cornell Quarterback Bill Robertson had his finest moment in the Big Red's 47-13 trouncing of Princeton as he completed an astonishing 16 of 20 passes for 221 yards and three touchdowns...

October 23, 1967
Wilt Chamberlain may now be the highest-paid player in basketball, but Rick Barry is still the highest-paid nonplayer in the game, at $75,000 for the year he is sitting out. (Rick's is a modest...

October 23, 1967 | Jack Nicklaus
When you hit an explosion shot and leave the ball in the bunker the reason invariably is that you have gone too deep into the sand with your wedge. A sand wedge, because it has a wide flange,...

October 23, 1967 | Susan Blackburn
In the heart of swinging London, in the midst of crowds of miniskirted, kinky-booted girls, or "birds," right smack on Regent Street (No. 235), old Mr. Fredericks of Harry Hall Ltd. quietly...

October 23, 1967 | William Leggett
Keeping intact their record of never having lost a seven-game Series, the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Boston Red Sox in an encounter that was filled with exciting performances—and genuine...

October 23, 1967 | Gwilym S. Brown
The only significant match-play event for the pros shows the glories of head-to-head competition as Palmer and Thomson wage a classic duel and Player and Brewer have the pleasure of a 'says who'...

October 23, 1967 | Bob Ottum
The Mexicans wept tears of joy as Saldivar beat Winstone and rained cushions on Terrell and Ramos

October 23, 1967 | Jack Olsen
Expecting to find a sporting bonanza, the author and his wife travel to tiny Andorra and learn that, while there is no hunting to speak of, the fishing is just awful

October 23, 1967
BASKETBALL—NBA: The season opened slowly as SAN FRANCISCO crushed Seattle, one of the two new expansion teams, 144-116; BOSTON beat Chicago 105-90; and ST. LOUIS edged the other expansion team,...

October 23, 1967
Maryann Rathmell, a Houston housewife who has held four Louisiana State Amateur Golf titles and was the 1966 Southern Amateur medalist, won the Texas State championship for the fourth straight...

October 23, 1967
22, 23—Tony Triolo24, 25—Lee Balterman, Arthur Shay26—Lee Balterman27—Arthur Shay29-31—Herb Scharfman32-36—Constantine Manos-Magnum38-45—drawings by Dan Nevins47—Shel Hershorn-Black Star48, 49—Bob...

October 23, 1967
GENTLE RAPSirs:Half a hat off to William Johnson for his gentle drubbing of the World Boxing Association (The Riddle of the Jolly Do-gooders, Oct. 9). Mr. Johnson has all the facts. He knows why...

October 23, 1967 | Janet Graham
Up to now virtually every minority group in the world except one has had its spokesmen and its apologists. That single neglected group has now found its special pleader in Michael Barsley, author...

October 23, 1967 | Edwin Shrake
His text was basketball and, though he never got past the eighth grade, he knew the whole book word for word