Sport: Bengal, Bengal, Burning Bright

Football's best quarterback leads Cincinnati into the playoffs

Being of quite a different stripe this year, the Cincinnati Bengals have sprung from last to first in the National Football League's A.F.C. Central, and it all began with the helmets. Men have been shot out of cannons wearing less gaudy headgear, but there is more to these new helmets than a profusion of tiger stripes.

Paul Brown chose the design personally. Little about the Bengals is not of Brown's personal choosing, and nothing is without design. Cincinnati's expansion team was conceived by him in 1967 as...

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