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December 05, 1977 | Volume 47, Issue 23

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Earl Campbell Cover - Sports Illustrated December 05, 1977

December 05, 1977 | Kenny Moore
In The Complete Book of Running (Random House, $10) author James F. Fixx embraces the virtues of exhaustiveness. He details the beneficial physical and emotional responses that sustained running...

December 05, 1977 | Peter Gammons
His teammate sons try not to call Gordie Howe "Daddy" on the ice or in the whirlpool, where the Old Man relaxes between attempts to score his 1,000th goal

December 05, 1977 | Paul Zimmerman

December 05, 1977
PRO BASKETBALL—It was a week of squeakers. Philadelphia won its eighth straight to stay in first place in the Atlantic but not without difficulty. With the 76ers trailing by one point at Detroit...

December 05, 1977
6—Lane Stewart15—Drawing by SQW20, 21—Jerry Cabluck (top), Neil Leifer22—Neil Leifer23—Rich Clarkson24—John Iacono25—James Drake52—Illustration by Kathy Hull68—Neil Leifer70—Drawing by Fred...

December 05, 1977
GENE BAKERFLORISSANT, MO.Under Coach Baker. 34, Granite City South won an unprecedented second consecutive Illinois state high school soccer championship, and set 24 other tournament records,...

December 05, 1977 | Edited by Gay Flood
Sir:I found Joe Marshall's story on the superiority of the American Football Conference (. Nov. 21) pretty ridiculous. I'm sure I could make as strong a case for the NFC. I would simply start with...

December 05, 1977 | Edited by Robert H. Boyle
MEASURED MOVEA number of New York jockeys, dissatisfied with the representation and the medical plan provided by the Jockeys' Guild, are considering joining the Toy and Doll Manufacturers Union.

December 05, 1977 | Edited by Robert H. Boyle
•Al Davis, Oakland managing general partner, on AFC superiority over the NFC: "The people who refuse to accept it remind me of those Japanese soldiers we keep finding on Pacific islands who won't...

December 05, 1977 | Douglas S. Looney

December 05, 1977 | John Papanek
Way down yonder in New Orleans they've got dreamy dreams of the playoffs now that the Jazz has Len (Truck) Robinson, who leads the NBA in rebounding, scores a bunch and keeps the Pistol happy,...

December 05, 1977 | Kenny Moore
First there were the hordes of tiny girls and then Jan Merrill set out to defend her AAU cross-country title at the San Bernardino nationals

December 05, 1977
There's no end to Defensive End Lyle Alzado of the surprising Denver Broncos. Off the field, Sarah Pileggi reports, Alzado is a tireless worker for charitable causes; on it, he shows no mercy as...

December 05, 1977 | Frank Deford

December 05, 1977
The Telemark turn, which looks like a cross between a curtsy and an elegant dance step, was performed by Snowshoe Thompson in the 1860s. Now a hardy band of Colorado skiers is reviving it as a...

December 05, 1977 | Jule Campbell
Ski mountaineering is more than just getting away from it all. The idea is to get away and take almost all of it with you in terms of safety and comfort. An exotic gadget like an eight-ounce radio...

December 05, 1977 | William Oscar Johnson

December 05, 1977 | John A. Meyers
"Mountains have much more to offer than formal skiing," says Enrico Ferorelli, the New York-based photographer who took the pictures for the article on ski mountaineering that begins on page 52....

December 05, 1977 | Douglas S. Looney
Earlier this year, Bob Wussler, then president of CBS television, and Jay Michaels, head of Trans World International, a firm that specializes in packaging shows for the networks, were relaxing at...

December 05, 1977 | Mike DelNagro
Football tipster Danny Sheridan has parlayed a lot of publicity and a lot of hopeful bettors into making at least one of his predictions come true—he's become rich

December 05, 1977 | Herman Weiskopf

December 05, 1977 | Herman Weiskopf
OFFENSE: Texas remained undefeated as 6-foot, 220-pound senior Running Back Earl Campbell tore through Texas A&M for 222 yards and three TDs in 27 carries, and scored on a 60-yard pass in an...

December 05, 1977 | Joe Jares
One of John Wooden's former assistants, Gary Cunningham, came out of the alumni office to guide David Greenwood (right) and UCLA to a 2-0 start

December 05, 1977 | Kent Hannon

December 05, 1977 | Kent Hannon
GEORGE JOHNSON: St. John's 6'7" forward totaled 24 points and 14 rebounds in a 66-60 victory over Lafayette, then put in 24 points as the Redmen beat Old Dominion 81-75 to win the Joe Lapchick...

December 05, 1977 | Robert F. Jones
Sonny Wade's passes and Don Sweet's kicks led Montreal to the Grey Cup title

December 05, 1977 | Wilmer Ames

December 05, 1977 | Bud Collins
"Attack is the best defense," he said, paraphrasing Fielding Yost, or someone, and as a touring group of U.S. players discovered, the Chinese play an aggressive volleying game

December 05, 1977 | George Gipe
Following the announcement of the first indoor football game in the Midwest, there were more than a few complaints and witty jabs. "Such a hothouse idea!" said one jokester. "Contrary to the...