Sport: The Beefstakes

For the optimists in the three-year-old American Football League, dreams sometimes get in the way of reality. "The two top teams in this league," boasts Houston Quarterback George Blanda, "are strong enough to take on anybody in the Nation al Football League, except maybe the Green Bay Packers." Most A.F.L. coaches admit that this is baloney. "Lord, they'd all massacre us," says Denver's Jack Faulkner. But there is one contest in which the fledgling pro league is a match for its older rival : bidding for the services of this year's graduating college stars. Last week the A.F.L. was throwing...

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