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September 16, 1974 | Volume 41, Issue 12

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O.J. Simpson Cover - Sports Illustrated September 16, 1974

September 16, 1974 | Herman Weiskopf
AL WEST

September 16, 1974 | Charles Goren
Mental fumbles do not appear in baseball box scores, nor are they registered on the crime sheet in bridge. Nonetheless, a moment's indecision at the table may convey a lot of information, which is...

September 16, 1974 | Barry McDermott
The season began as Tennessee and UCLA played seesaw with the lead to end up in a 17-17 tie

September 16, 1974 | Sarah Pileggi
The members were for him, but Bobby Nichols, who represents Firestone, was no match for Lee Trevino and Gary Player in the World Series

September 16, 1974 | Richard W. Johnston
Mixing it up with the men, Lella figures there's vroom at the top

September 16, 1974 | Edwin Shrake

September 16, 1974 | Jonathan Yardley
One of baseball's fascinations is that it is simultaneously a game of inexpressible beauty—try, for example, to put down in words the action, grace and style of a perfect double play—and cold,...

September 16, 1974
ASIAN GAMES—For the first time in 20 years, the PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA participated in international competition, winning 57 medals in the opening week's events in Tehran, Iran. JAPAN led with...

September 16, 1974
9—Robert W. Taylor23—Manny Millan24—Melchior DiGiacomo, Lane Stewart25—Melchior DiGiacomo26, 27—Heinz Kluetmeier (2), Jerry Cooke28, 29—Neil Leifer, Heinz Kluetmeier, Walter Iooss Jr.42, 43—Lane...

September 16, 1974
Pam Curran, 17, Of Newbury Park, Calif., was named the Most Valuable Team at La Reina High for winning the CIF Southern Section Girls' track title. Competing alone against 200 teams, Curran...

September 16, 1974
Sir:In SCORECARD (Sept. 2) you describe the World Hockey Association plan to eliminate the center red line to speed up the game. Please note that in NCAA hockey there never has been a center red...

September 16, 1974 | Edited by Andrew Crichton
PORT, SALUT

September 16, 1974 | Edited by Andrew Crichton
•Don Maynard, Houston Texan receiver: "I was 12 years old before I realized my name wasn't 'Git Wood.' "

September 16, 1974 | Joe Jares

September 16, 1974 | Robert F. Jones

September 16, 1974 | Ron Rapoport
Once a juvenile delinquent, now the darling of Los Angeles boxing fans, ex-street fighter Bobby Chacon has demonstrated that converting to the good life is a great way to the featherweight title

September 16, 1974 | Pat Putnam

September 16, 1974 | Tex Maule
It will be the season of lame ducks, long passes, lost friends, lonesome spectators and law courts. For the National Football League, entering its 55th season, the world has flip-flopped; 1974 is...

September 16, 1974
THE WEEK THAT WAS—AND IS

September 16, 1974 | Mike DelNagro
Let's Get Involved," read the message in masking tape on a window at the training camp of the Buffalo Bills. Losers since 1967, the Bills got involved last year, winning nine games, rushing for an...

September 16, 1974 | Joe Marshall
It is the Year of the Tiger on the Chinese calendar, which could be prophetic for this division. The Bengals of Cincinnati won six straight games at the end of last season to edge past Pittsburgh...

September 16, 1974 | Ron Reid
For the last 11 years no other team in professional football has practiced its art with the consistent success of the Oakland Raiders, whose 103-40-11 record for the period is the NFL's best. Yet...

September 16, 1974 | Joe Marshall
This division is no longer the exclusive province of Washington and Dallas. The reviving city of Philadelphia, which has shouldered its way to the forefront of hockey and baseball, not to mention...

September 16, 1974
In this corner George Foreman, and in the other, Muhammad Ali. Tex Maule sizes them up as they get ready to do battle in Zaïre's multimillion-dollar title fight.

September 16, 1974 | Morton Sharnik
The National Central is where it all began, the division that is venerated and exalted for its founding of the pro game and feared and admired for its traditional rock-'em-sock-'em, put-it-to-'em...

September 16, 1974 | Ron Reid
It is indicative of the awesome strength of the Los Angeles Rams that those who root against them talk about John Hadl as though the physical condition of the 34-year-old quarterback was their one...

September 16, 1974 | Dan Jenkins

September 16, 1974 | John A. Meyers
This issue presents something of a changing of the guard, although the old order is not passing from SPORTS ILLUSTRATED nor is the new one unfamiliar to our readers. Tex Maule, our No. 1 pro...

September 16, 1974 | John A. Meyers
NFC

September 16, 1974 | John A. Meyers
SUPER BOWL WINNERRams

September 16, 1974 | William Leggett
Oversaturation is not a new term to either football or broadcasters. From almost the moment the game first appeared on the screen some critics have said there is too much football on television....

September 16, 1974 | Ron Fimrite
Radar verifies what the flinch factor tells wary batsmen: California's Nolan Ryan throws the fastest fastball ever timed. Speed: 100.8 mph

September 16, 1974 | William Rodger
It was a game between paunchy writers and flabby broadcasters—but among the spectators were the unbeatable Yankees of the glory days