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December 18, 1967 | Volume 27, Issue 25

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Roman Gabriel Cover - Sports Illustrated December 18, 1967

December 18, 1967 | Tex Maule

December 18, 1967 | Frank Deford
In his pro basketball debut, Bill Bradley was cautious at first. Then he demonstrated the way he can take command

December 18, 1967 | Tom C. Brody

December 18, 1967 | Myron Cope

December 18, 1967
Sportsman of the year is the one whose achievements in 1967 most closely approach the ancient Greek ideal of pure excellence. We salute the very finest of an impressive field.

December 18, 1967
On the eve of their takeoff for pre-Olympic ski meets in Europe, two U.S. Olympic team members, Jim Barrows and Dennis McCoy, entered the wind tunnel at Colorado State University for some...

December 18, 1967 | Garry Valk
The girl in the crash helmet and miniskirt (below) is not the world's first female astronaut. She is Ruth Lieder, our men's-wear reporter, who on the spur of the moment decided it would be fun to...

December 18, 1967 | Bil Gilbert

December 18, 1967
For his 65th birthday Senator Strom Thurmond decided that he would do 100-plus push-ups in the morning instead of his usual 75. Thurmond is a non-drinking, non-smoking gentleman who keeps a...

December 18, 1967 | Virginia Kraft
Bigger black marlin than the one above are waiting to be caught in the relatively unexplored fishing grounds off the coast of Australia

December 18, 1967 | Leonard Shecter
Easing their way around cries of "Liar," two capable and intelligent men are negotiating the issues—mostly trivial—that divide baseball

December 18, 1967 | Jack Nicklaus
It is easy to stop thinking about a golf swing, to decide more or less that certain fundamentals must be followed and that innovations should not be considered. But you should never stop thinking...

December 18, 1967 | Charles Goren
Nobody knew the exact score, but the players knew it was close when, as luck would have it, the two leading partnerships in the recent Blue Ribbon Pair Championship in New Orleans met face to face...

December 18, 1967 | Jack Olsen

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December 18, 1967
•Bob Lilly, Dallas Cowboy tackle, after encountering Baltimore's Johnny Unitas for the first time in a league game: "Every time we were set to blitz him he would come up to the line, look over our...

December 18, 1967
BASKETBALL—NBA: PHILADELPHIA (20-8) shoved BOSTON (18-7) out of first place in the Eastern Division and took a half-game lead when the 76ers won three and lost in overtime to the Lakers 128-122,...

December 18, 1967
Merle McCallister, captain of the Springfield (Pa.) High field-hockey team, led the Warriors to their fifth year of undefeated in terscholastic competition. In eight games the Warriors scored 45...

December 18, 1967
4—Jerry Cooke12, 13—Walter Iooss Jr., Neil Leifer (2)14—Neil Leifer, Walter Iooss Jr.15—top, Walter Iooss Jr., Neil Leifer (2), bottom, Neil Leifer, Walter Iooss Jr.16—Neil Leifer18, 19—Herb...

December 18, 1967 | Mervin Hyman

December 18, 1967
LONG AND SHORTSirs:The Case for the 12-foot Basket (Dec. 4) is a prime example of irresponsible journalism. This article could well be the catalyst for a rule change that would bring in the...

December 18, 1967 | Mary Evans
There are many reasons for buying many kinds of horses, but the one major reason for buying a Morgan horse is his beauty. Short-backed and compact, his neck splendidly arched, his head finely...

December 18, 1967 | Guy M. Lewis
Long before the dance marathons of the 1920s, the pedestriennes of the 1870s were setting endurance records