Bowl madness will be more pronounced than ever, what with the shift of the Sugar to New Year's Eve. Dan Jenkins and Roy Blount Jr. cover all the games, from Rose to Fiesta.
The super two, the pairing for the Super Bowl, will be determined on the day the old year—and the losers—fade away. Tex Maule and Ron Reid ring in the winners.
The rally and the car were real enough but his dream about it all carried some vague warning of a disaster still to come. Novelist-Historian John Hersey tells the story.