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September 21, 1970 | Volume 33, Issue 12

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Dick Butkus Cover - Sports Illustrated September 21, 1970

September 21, 1970 | Edited by Robert Creamer
TIME TO BE FRANK

September 21, 1970 | Edited by Robert Creamer
•Grover Resinger, Detroit Tigers coach, on his way out of a Red Sox-Tigers game at Fenway Park: "You know, when country-club teams like the Red Sox and Tigers get together, they should play...

September 21, 1970
ARCHERY—Americans won three of the four titles in the world field archery championship finals in Rhondda, Wales. The freestyle events went to STEPHEN LIEBERMAN, 19, of Reading, Pa., and MRS....

September 21, 1970
27—Tony Triolo28, 29—Gerry Cranham30, 32—Sheedy & Long34, 36—Rich Clarkson38-55—Neil Leifer70—AP75—Herb Scharfman78—Wayne Wilson from Leviton-Atlanta82—Raymond Smith89—Eric Schweikardt112—Cal...

September 21, 1970
Debbie Campbell, 13, winning easily, became the youngest champion ever in the girls' and ladies' divisions of the Old Greenwich, Conn. tennis tournament, but in the mixed doubles competition,...

September 21, 1970
NEW YORK'S BUDDYSirs:I would like to congratulate Alfred Wright on an article that was well done and long overdue (...And a Mighty Met Is He! Sept. 7). I have always considered Bud Harrelson to be...

September 21, 1970 | Dan Jenkins
Quarterback Jim Plunkett and other nervy Stanford Indians did some pork-pricing in Arkansas and discovered they could afford a feast—although the dessert almost turned sour

September 21, 1970 | Walter Bingham
There was a lot of talk about a lethal new tie-breaker rule at the U.S. Open tennis championships, but the real killer was Ken Rosewall, who beat fellow Australian Tony Roche in the finals

September 21, 1970 | David Hedges
Easy winner of his third English classic, Charles Engelhard's colt moves on to the Arc de Triomphe in France and, possibly, a race in this country

September 21, 1970 | Robert F. Jones
<i>The cast of characters from America's foremost race moved into a handsome new auto drome in Southern California, and swung</i>

September 21, 1970 | Tex Maule
<i>United at last through merger, realignment, and player-management peace, pro football shifts into the I and the '70s. Showing the way is Hank Stram, whom they called a nut, but who never...

September 21, 1970 | Tex Maule
NATIONAL CONFERENCE

September 21, 1970
Broadway Joe won't have the division all to himself anymore. There's a new boy on the block, John Unitas, the idol of Main Street, U.S.A.—and his vengeful Colts. And Don Shula has his Dolphins...

September 21, 1970
It'll either be patricide or infanticide when Paul Brown's Bengals tackle his namesakes. While they battle for the state title, Pittsburgh, which had merely steeled itself to improve its 1-13...

September 21, 1970
This division is almost all chiefs but not all Chiefs. If you recall, Oakland actually won the West last year, and should San Diego get consistent passing, the Chargers could make a charge. The...

September 21, 1970
Presumably, it's all Dallas, my, oh, yes. But wouldn't it be something if the Redskins beat the Cowboys for once? The Giants just haven't made the strides and Philly and St. Louis will be a threat...

September 21, 1970
Clubbing and clutching, the Mets, Pirates and Cubs make baseball's last weeks a continuous round robin. An account of the season's wild windup by William Leggett.

September 21, 1970
The big noise in the Midwest is the clashing of forward gears in the Motor City as Detroit revs up for an anticipated title. Minnesota and Green Bay will be the big roadblocks. Chicago, alas, is...

September 21, 1970
This, baas Coach George Allen, is the year of the Ram—no ifs, ands or butts about it. Them thar 49ers have the people, as usual, but, as usual, things probably won't pan out, while the Falcons...

September 21, 1970
He is the best of middle linebackers, he is the worst of middle linebackers. Last spring the coaches of the old NFL were asked to pretend that they were putting together a team just for the 1970...

September 21, 1970 | Robert F. Jones
Fill in the missing word: Dick Butkus is the————football player in the world.

September 21, 1970
Nameless people of the week:

September 21, 1970 | William Leggett
The St. Louis Cardinal lineup is not the same as last year's and most likely it will be different again in 1971. Only Bob Gibson remains the same. In a trying season he is still baseball's most...

September 21, 1970 | Harold Peterson
NL EAST

September 21, 1970 | Pat Putnam
The 11th game meant only another loss for once-mighty 'Bama, whose Bear Bryant is not fond of losing. Still, there were compensations

September 21, 1970 | Dan Levin
Men have fished their whole lives for giant tuna without boating one, so Dr. Richard Hausknecht gets a record-size fish after three days

September 21, 1970 | Hugh D. Whall
It just never stops rowing—or winning—and it captured the world championships in Canada so decisively there was no real second place

September 21, 1970 | Booth Lusteg
<i>Until Monday, the author was the Packers' placekicker. Then came the dreaded, but familiar, knock on the door. It could've been worse. He was once cut by five teams before the season...