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December 21, 1970 | Volume 33, Issue 25

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Bobby Orr Cover - Sports Illustrated December 21, 1970

December 21, 1970
BASKETBALL—ABA: The four-year-old league enjoyed a successful coming-out party in the national showplace, Madison Square Garden. Over 12,000 fans, undeterred by a nagging taxi strike and an...

December 21, 1970
5—Terence Spencer—LIFE25—James Drake26, 27—Heinz Kluetmeier36—T. J. Kenney37—John G. Zimmerman—LIFE39-42—illustrations by Ed Kasper44—Brown Brothers (2), UPI, Alfred Eisenstaedt—Pix45—Walter Iooss...

December 21, 1970
Wayne Carpenter, a policeman in Ogden, Utah, was chosen Most Valuable Offensive Player after rushing for 146 yards and one touchdown in leading his team to a 9-8 victory over the Salt Lake City...

December 21, 1970 | Sandy Treadwell
SOUTH

December 21, 1970 | Edited by Robert Creamer
FADING ROSESNewspapers had fun with it, running deadpan headlines saying DANCER'S IMAGE WINS DERBY and letting the joke lie in the fact that the result came two years and seven months after the...

December 21, 1970 | Edited by Robert Creamer
•Billy Kidd, former U.S. Olympic skier, asked to explain the growing popularity of the sport in this country: "People are looking for self-expression. In skiing nobody tells you where to go or...

December 21, 1970
HUDDLE TO HUSTINGSSirs:Pat Ryan's article on Jack Kemp's congressional campaign (The Making of a Quarterback 1970, Dec. 7) is one of the most insightful pieces of sports journalism I have ever...

December 21, 1970 | Tex Maule
<i>For weeks the Oakland Raiders stayed in the race by means of a series of almost supernatural last-second wins, but when they beat Kansas City for the Western Division title their tactics...

December 21, 1970 | Joe Jares
Kentucky was supposed to help Indiana open its new arena, but maybe it was better that it remained unfinished; the way the Hoosiers and Wildcats had at each other, the place might have split at...

December 21, 1970 | Walter Bingham
While name golfers fought for glory and dollars at Grand Bahama, the also-rans played games of quiet desperation

December 21, 1970 | Dan Jenkins
<b>They belong to Jim Plunkett and Joe Theismann, and they'd better be strong if the Indians and Irish intend to upset fearsome opponents</b>

December 21, 1970
(dated Jan. 4, 1971)

December 21, 1970 | Jack Olsen
<i>Only 22, he set entire new standards of hockey excellence. While leading his team to a championship and emerging as an alltime star, he ushered a growing sport into the '70s with a flash of...

December 21, 1970
A decade from now, when a Sportsman of the '70s can be selected, Bobby Orr may or may not have earned a place with the men shown here, personalities who reigned as dominant figures in their times....

December 21, 1970 | J. Richard Munro
If asked to identify John Fowles, the best-selling novelist who wrote the story beginning on page 84 of this issue, few of our readers would be likely to answer "ecologist." Yet not many of those...

December 21, 1970 | Frank Deford
Where did we go wrong? You say the 1970 census shows the number of bores is declining? Impossible. Have you checked all the sports?

December 21, 1970
Sir Francis Chichester is to sail out of Plymouth again this week, hoping to smash speed records by covering the 4,000 miles between Portuguese Guinea and San Juan del Norte, Nicaragua in 20 days....

December 21, 1970
<i>How often does your postmortem begin: "Partner, I guess we should (or should not) have played that one at no trump"? If the words sound familiar, then this quiz is liable to be a tough one....

December 21, 1970 | John Fowles
<i>The celebrated author of 'The French Lieutenant's Woman' takes a far-from-fictional look at the dour role of man in nature, argues on behalf of backyard laziness and places the fate of God's...

December 21, 1970 | Jim Murray
Dan Jenkins is somewhere between 35 and 3,000 years old. He is the best sportswriter I know at college football, golf and skiing, and I guess the only reason he's not the best at baseball is...

December 21, 1970 | Albert Orbaan
The creator of Sherlock Holmes, fleeing the detective he created, practically taught the Swiss how to ski