A Letter From The Publisher, Feb. 24, 1975

CLEVELAND 105, PHILADELPHIA 102; STEELERS BLAST BILLS; SEAVER HURLS TWO-HITTER— such is the stuff of which basic sports reporting is made. As a weekly newsmagazine, however, TIME has never wanted to deliver to its readers a day-by-day account of what TV calls "the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat." Rather, as Sport Writer Philip Taubman puts it, "our contribution can be to go into stories with more depth or come at them from another direction." So it is with Taubman's cover story this week on Goalie Bernie Parent of the Philadelphia Flyers, whose very special, harrowing job is examined...

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