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February 08, 1971 | Volume 34, Issue 6

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Lew Alcindor Cover - Sports Illustrated February 08, 1971

February 08, 1971 | Frank Deford
Since the three networks are now partners with the National Football League, they all felt obliged to conclude the recent season with some sort of special bow toward the Super Bowl. Thanks to this...

February 08, 1971 | Peter Carry
<i>Milwaukee has the best record in the league and Alcindor is the sport's dominant player, but the Bucks still have to beat the Knicks, who always manage to be at their best in rehearsals for...

February 08, 1971 | Pat Putnam
Randy Matson has had no peer in the shotput, but his dominion is threatened by Al Feuerbach, who throws only when it counts

February 08, 1971 | Robert F. Jones
Daytona's 24 Hours took a fender off Roger Penske's bold blue Ferrari (above) and cooked the gearbox of Pedro Rodriguez' Porsche—which responded to surgery just in time to win a dramatic finish

February 08, 1971
Six days a week, almost every week from August until June, jumping races are held on one or more of 45 different tracks in Great Britain and Ireland—unless the course is flooded or frozen or...

February 08, 1971
It's grudge time for USC and UCLA, and for once the Trojans are slight favorites to beat college basketball's perennial champions. Joe Jares views the crosstown rivalry.

February 08, 1971 | Hugh McIlvanney
<b>Slickest boxer since Sugar Ray, Lightweight Champion Kenny Buchanan does his roadwork on the Firth of Forth Bridge as he prepares for his title defense next week in Los Angeles</b>

February 08, 1971 | J. Richard Munro
In his book The Unquiet Grave, British Author Cyril Connolly looks briefly at his own mind and compares it to a temperamental automobile that has to be "revved up, slowed down, choked, fed various...

February 08, 1971
And here she is, tennis fans, Britain's own Sports Girl of the Year, Granny Gudgin! "I never thought anyone would be in the running for a title like that at my time of life," observes Mrs. Ida...

February 08, 1971 | Curry Kirkpatrick
<b>Shades of Pete Maravich. The South has the nation's top gunner again. He's Johnny Neumann of Ole Miss</b>

February 08, 1971 | Harold Peterson

February 08, 1971 | Pat Ryan
New Yorkers rushed in where Hell's Angels would have jeered to tread as antiseptic indoor motorcycle racing played to an SRO audience in Manhattan. The best thing about it may have been the shrewd...

February 08, 1971 | James Morgan
And finds the claws still sharp as Champagne Eddie Kelly disappoints a host of country folks by beating their perennial hero, Luther Lassiter

February 08, 1971 | William Johnson
<b>Men of steel and sons of Mars</b>, <b>Under freedom's stripes and stars</b>. <b>We are ski men</b>, <b>We are free men</b>, <b>And mountains are our...

February 08, 1971 | William Johnson
Once tagged with such a glamorous title as Phantom of the Snow, it figures that a man would be hooked on skiing for life. Coming out of World War II, men of the 10th were exactly that: they fanned...

February 08, 1971
BASKETBALL—NBA: Boston defeated Cleveland, the worst team in the NBA, 121-110, then gave everyone—including Cleveland—a Boston Tea Party. The Celtics fell to the Cavaliers 117-116, Milwaukee...

February 08, 1971
4—Gerry Cranham18—Sheedy & Long19—AP20, 21—Tony Triolo23-28—Gerry Cranham32—New York Daily News41—Roy Gregory, UPI42-44—Bruce Roberts-Rapho Guillumette48, 51—Stephen Green-Armytage52, 53—Roy...

February 08, 1971
Jeff Guyton of Toledo led his St. Francis Dc Sales High wrestling team to a 65-0 victory over Libbey with a pin at 121 pounds. The win boosted the Knights' dual-meet win string to 97. Guyton, 10-1...

February 08, 1971
BLUNDER BOWLSirs:I have had it! All the sportswriters and sportscasters called the Super Bowl a comedy of errors. You called it the Blunder Bowl (Eleven Big Mistakes, Jan. 25). Admittedly both...

February 08, 1971 | Edited by Martin Kane

February 08, 1971 | Edited by Martin Kane
•Tex Winter, Washington basketball coach, back from Fairbanks, Alaska, where the temperature fell to 50° below zero: "I don't think we'll be going back to Alaska. I've seen it. I believe it. I...