Sport: Man Against the Poppers

Late in the rain-drenched game at Detroit's Briggs Stadium, the mud-daubed players blended into a black, slithering mess. Numbers disappeared, so did faces. Shivering spectators could barely tell one of the home-town Lions from an invading Green Bay Packer. But by then the Lions had splashed to the game's single, spectacular touchdown, booted three field goals, scored a safety, and had given up only two field goals in return. Their defensive team showed no signs of permitting the Packers to escape from an 18-6 defeat. And by then, no one needed to see a number or recognize a face to spot...

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