Football: Right Between the Ears

The most important piece of real estate in football, so the old aphorism goes, is the six inches between a quarter back's ears. It can also be the most costly. Last week, in one of the biggest deals in pro football history, the National Football League's floundering New York Giants (1966 record: one win, one tie, twelve losses) took title to an expensive piece of property indeed: Quarterback Francis Tarkenton, 27, late of the Minnesota Vikings. The price included Tarkenton's $60,000 salary, the Giants' first-round draft choices for both 1967 and 1968, plus their second-round pick this year and another...

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