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October 05, 1970 | Volume 33, Issue 14

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 Cover - Sports Illustrated October 05, 1970

October 05, 1970 | Edited by Robert Creamer

October 05, 1970 | Edited by Robert Creamer
•Scott Hunter, Alabama quarterback, on why he came to Alabama: "My folks went to Auburn. Joe Childress [former star running back at Auburn] was my cousin. My father's uncle coached at Georgia. And...

October 05, 1970 | Carleton Mitchell
<i>But, ah, what sharp teeth "Gretel" had as she provided the strongest challenge in recent America's Cup history. A victory on Monday clinched "Intrepid's" successful defense after an...

October 05, 1970 | Roy Blount Jr.
Willie Stargell, they all said, was the player who could make the Pittsburgh Pirates go. Last weekend he did and, man enough to win or lose, the Bucs' natural leader took winning in his stride

October 05, 1970 | William Leggett
While the Mets sank inexorably in the East, the Cincinnati Reds, who long before had celebrated the winning of the West, were not standing idly by. They were moving—in fits and starts, just as...

October 05, 1970 | Robert F. Jones
<i>The Philadelphia Eagles are tired of losing, particularly a bunch known as the Antibodies, who have long hair and high hopes</i>

October 05, 1970 | Mark Kram
<b>"Trouble," people with an eye for that sort of thing said when Frank Robinson was traded to Baltimore. And trouble was exactly what did not develop as the Robinsons, Frank and Brooks, struck...

October 05, 1970
Archie Manning, boy wonder quarterback of Ole Miss, puts his arm, his reputation and his freckles on the line once more against Alabama in a replay of last year's 33-32 thriller.

October 05, 1970 | Robert C. Grover
<b>The question that kept bugging me was why a pudgy 43-year-old tax accountant would want to strap on a parachute and leap into a pasture full of cow pies. Because it's there?</b>

October 05, 1970
PUT IT ON...Blowing the whistle as official starter for a bicycle race in Baltimore was a miniskirted hometown girl, better known as stripper Blaze Starr. Blaze gets a lot of requests to do things...

October 05, 1970 | Dan Jenkins
Penn State took a trip to the Rockies seeking victory No. 24, only to get buried in a Buffalo stampede. As a result, blasé Colorado students have decided that football is almost as much fun as...

October 05, 1970 | Sandy Treadwell

October 05, 1970 | Sandy Treadwell
THE BACK: In a rousing home opener, Quarterback Joe Theismann completed 17 of 24 passes for 276 yards and three touchdowns to lead Notre Dame to a 48-0 win over Purdue, first for the Irish over...

October 05, 1970 | Ruth Lieder
Maybe it began with Custer or Cody (who borrowed the idea from the Indians) or about the time Kit Carson showed up in all that fringe, but American men began wearing leathers a long time ago and...

October 05, 1970 | Frank Deford
A lot of Roller Derby fans are happy to wait until the videotape turns up in their area to find out who the world champions are, so let's keep it a secret. Between us, here's what happened at San...

October 05, 1970 | J. Richard Munro
When it comes to sports, says Artist John Huehnergarth, "I have no favorites and no specialties." As if to prove it, over the years this accomplished illustrator has illuminated stories for SPORTS...

October 05, 1970 | William F. Reed
With his neatly named colt, Stanley Dancer captured pacing's top prize, but it took him three heats and the winning edge was a neck

October 05, 1970 | Clive Gammon
<i>When the great northern pike of Lough Allen turned up their vicious noses at traditional Irish spoons, a blue Swedish plug cast the spell that lured them from the depths</i>

October 05, 1970
BOATING—In the most protracted and controversial defense of the America's Cup, INTREPID kept the trophy on U.S. shores by defeating Australia's game Gretel II four races to one in the finals off...

October 05, 1970
Curtis Fisher, in six years of Little League and Senior Little League play at Cordele, Ga., drew the attention of major league scouts by winning five batting championships, the last with a .578...

October 05, 1970
13—Eric Schweikardt14—top, John Borden, bottom, George Silk-LIFE15—George Silk-LIFE16—Herb Scharfman26—Walter Iooss Jr.28—UPI45—Lloyd Pearson-The Sunpapers, Greg Peterson46—Carl Iwasaki56,...

October 05, 1970
PICKSSirs:Tex Maule has to be fearless to predict Washington over Dallas in the National Conference's Eastern Division race (Pro Football '70, Sept. 21). The Cowboys have enough depth to win over...

October 05, 1970 | Frank Deford
Responding to that question so often asked—what kind of a nation is it that can put a man on the moon but can't put pro football in prime-time TV?—ABC began its NFL Monday night season last week...