Sport: The Streak Ends

Grey clouds scudded across the autumn sun, and the largest crowd (62,000) ever to watch a college football game in Oklahoma shuddered in an even greyer silence. Out there on the patchwork turf of the University of Oklahoma's stadium, the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame were doing the undoable. It was bad enough that they had the Sooners beaten, 7-0, that they were breaking the longest winning streak (47 games) in intercollegiate football history. Now, with less than two minutes to go they were firing long, dangerous passes in a bold try for another touchdown.

Soberer citizens would have busied themselves running...

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