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December 23, 1974 | Volume 41, Issue 26

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Muhammad Ali Cover - Sports Illustrated December 23, 1974

December 23, 1974 | Herman Weiskopf
EAST

December 23, 1974
PRO BASKETBALL—NBA: In less than 24 hours Buffalo's Bob McAdoo scored 79 points in two games against the New York Knicks that helped the Braves to two satisfying wins (page 20). Boston had a 3-1...

December 23, 1974
12—Lynn Pelham, Mark Kauffman, Herb Scharfman24, 25—Tony Tomsic, Walter Iooss Jr.26, 27—Dan Baliotti32, 33—Ben Rose, Neil Leifer (3), Herb Scharfman-LIFE, Rich Clarkson, Fred Kaplan-Black Star,...

December 23, 1974
Hank Geiger, 9, of Dayton, Ohio, was determined to be the winner of the individual sub-junior division in the N.R.A. Summer Camp Rifle Postal Matches, with a perfect score of 100. His Camp Mohawk...

December 23, 1974
SHOCK WAVESSir:Congratulations on your fantastic cover story (That California Earthquake, Dec. 9). The victory over the no-longer-Fighting Irish will carry the Trojans into the Rose Bowl with...

December 23, 1974 | John A. Meyers
The two men you see below have become something that those of us whose lives are not lived in the public eye can never aspire to. They are the answer to a trivia question. The question goes like...

December 23, 1974 | Edited by Andrew Crichton
NO LAUGHING MATTER

December 23, 1974 | Edited by Andrew Crichton
•Dave Green, Cincinnati Bengals' punter, quoting his mother: "Your average would be better if you didn't have to kick to the cemetery corner."

December 23, 1974 | Pat Putnam

December 23, 1974 | Dan Jenkins
The first half of the season was rousing, the second half drowsing, the Bills and the Cards made the playoffs and the big game between the Raiders and the Dolphins could well be superior to the...

December 23, 1974 | Mark Mulvoy
In Philadelphia they are one and the same thing—the champion Flyers—and they are sniffing the lettuce again

December 23, 1974 | John Underwood

December 23, 1974 | Ron Fimrite
A series of instructive home movies featuring the author's tight brushes with the great, near-great, has-beens and never wases

December 23, 1974
They were moments of triumph and despair, deeds that wrenched tradition, achievements that set standards for a whole generation of striving. Out of these 20 years, there emerge a few prime movers,...

December 23, 1974
The holidays will be happy days for two NFL teams, but there will be some unholy mayhem before the survivors emerge on the Sunday after Christmas. Dan Jenkins and Ron Reid cover the Super Bowl...

December 23, 1974 | William O. Johnson
Umpires may be replaced by sensors, football scored like figure skating, tennis played in the nude and butterflies used as game balls

December 23, 1974 | George Plimpton
Down but determined to fight his way back to the top, Muhammad Ali turned 1974 into a year of great triumph

December 23, 1974 | George Plimpton
In the fall of 1954 a sobbing 12-year-old boy walked into the Columbia Gym in Louisville and expressed an interest in whupping whoever had stolen his new bike. So a man there began teaching...

December 23, 1974 | Myra Gelband
A calendar used to be something that came with Christmas greetings from the fuel-oil distributor and was hung inside the kitchen utility closet. We all know what has happened to the oil business,...

December 23, 1974 | Jeannette Bruce
Maybe you missed the World Series of Bocce a while back. Too bad, because the first annual classic was a classic. It was played in Rome, 90 miles west of Albany, N.Y., in true Latin style, a...