Sport: The Head Knocker

"Golden Boy" was on the bench. Paul Hornung, triple-threat halfback, Most Valuable Player in the National Football League, was sidelined with torn ligaments in his right knee—and for three weeks all the fans saw of him were the cigarette ads on the backs of magazines. But the World Champion Green Bay Packers hardly noticed. The offense scored 86 points, the defense limited its opponents to 26, and the Packers (1962 record: eight wins, no losses) continued unmolested toward their third straight Western Conference championship. Sportswriters asked George Halas, owner of the twice-victimized (49-0,...

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