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September 17, 1973 | Volume 39, Issue 12

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Larry Csonka Cover - Sports Illustrated September 17, 1973

September 17, 1973 | John A. Meyers
Possibly no city in the United States is as maniacal about one team as is Miami about the Super Bowl champion Dolphins. Forget that the Dolphins have sold 78,000 season tickets, the most ever by a...

September 17, 1973 | Gwilym S. Brown
On the first day of play the high-priced foursome reached the 13th tee, and there they were told they would have to wait for a while. NBC's baseball Game of the Week, the Cubs vs. the Cardinals,...

September 17, 1973 | Richard W. Johnston
Nobody can cook fish like the French, but they are not much good at catching them—not game fish, anyway. Until last week only three indisputably French names could be found among the 601 world...

September 17, 1973 | Dan Levin
Pro Don McCune, seldom a winner, tried out the soft shell and soon became the game's biggest moneymaker

September 17, 1973 | William K. Zinsser
I'll be calling the shots for you—giving you the best camera angles. If you have a 35-millimeter, pick yourself a shutter setting right now.

September 17, 1973 | John Underwood

September 17, 1973
COLLEGE FOOTBALL—UCLA could not pull off last year's upset again, and Nebraska rolled over the Bruins 40-13 as major college football began for 1973 (page 38).

September 17, 1973
34, 35—Co Rentmeester36, 37—Wil Blanche (2), Co Rentmeester38, 39—Sheedy & Long, Rich Clarkson41—Neil Leifer, George Long-LIFE, Ralph Morse-LIFE, Bettmann Archive, UPI (5)95—Don Baker, Nate...

September 17, 1973
Colin Relphorde, a seventh-grade student at Saint Mark's School in Gary, Ind., won the high jump at the Jesse Owens track meet in Chicago with a leap of 5'. Earlier he had won the city high jump...

September 17, 1973
SOCCERED TO 'EMSirs:Four soccer articles in one year! Soccer on the cover and three color photos inside (Big D Reduced to Atoms, Sept. 3)! Keep up the good work and maybe the rest of the news...

September 17, 1973 | Kenny Moore
Sumo is a medieval backwater of sport, and throughout the 2,000 years since its founding it has resisted penetration by foreigners. Enter Jesse Kuhaulua (his ring name is Takamiyama), a 360-pound...

September 17, 1973 | Edited by Robert W. Creamer
Politicians, whose popular image can use refurbishing, are seeing an easy way to please sports fans by abolishing local TV blackouts of home games, even though professional football insists that...

September 17, 1973 | Edited by Robert W. Creamer
•Gertrude Ederle, who swam 21 miles through New York Bay in preparation for her 1926 conquest of the English Channel, asked at the age of 66 if she could make the same swim today: "Sure, I'd float...

September 17, 1973 | Joe Jares

September 17, 1973 | John Underwood
Bob Devaney has been replaced by Tom Osborne, but Nebraska still plays hit-and-run, as a flattened UCLA found out

September 17, 1973 | William Leggett
A single Rose is all Cincinnati offers, but he has been enough to put thorns in the enemy and the Reds on top in the West

September 17, 1973 | Edwin Shrake
The talk was there, but it was a fit and serious Muhammad Ali going against Ken Norton this time—as he had to be. The ex-champ just did escape with a split decision and, possibly, some rich offers

September 17, 1973 | Jerry Kirshenbaum

September 17, 1973 | Tex Maule

September 17, 1973 | Tex Maule
AMERICAN CONFERENCE

September 17, 1973
"This season is a great opportunity for us," says Miami Coach Don Shula. "Now the things that we've accomplished can be even more meaningful. We'd like to win back-to-back Super Bowls, which no...

September 17, 1973
It took 40 years for the Pittsburgh Steelers to get the hang of it; now they look as if they mean to win titles for a long time to come. "Last season we were struggling for our identity," says...

September 17, 1973
During his lively career, Al Davis, the managing general partner of the Oakland Raiders, has been called many names, most of them pejorative. One of his fellow general partners often refers to...

September 17, 1973
Despite their onfield successes, Pro-Football, Inc., the corporate title of the Washington Redskins, did not fatten stockholders' pockets in fiscal 1972. On both counts Coach George Allen can take...

September 17, 1973
The zaniest race in baseball spans the entire fratricidal National League East. William Leggett enters the complex maze to examine the Cardinals, Pirates, Expos, Mets and Cubs.

September 17, 1973
It's like old times in this division, where the question is not who will win but who will survive. To Abe Gibron, the coach of the Chicago Bears, this is one and the same. The winner of the Black...

September 17, 1973
If you had to select one word to characterize this division, it would be "change." The best and the worst teams in the West—San Francisco and New Orleans—probably have not changed enough, and the...

September 17, 1973
In the National Football League the average career lasts 4.62 years. One by one the 1,100-odd players fall victim to injury or diminished skills. Those who endure are extremely artful or awfully...

September 17, 1973 | Morton Sharnik
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September 17, 1973
Well, if it wasn't Woody Hayes promoting his new book You Win With People in front of a couple of cows. Not really. What it happened to be was a life-size butter statue of Woody sculpted...

September 17, 1973 | Mark Kram
Ballplayers go to the figures each day like some people thumb first thing to the horoscopes; they see in them what they want to see. General managers look at numbers as if they were little knives...

September 17, 1973 | Morton Sharnik