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August 27, 1979 | Volume 51, Issue 9

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Phil Niekro Cover - Sports Illustrated August 27, 1979

August 27, 1979
Pro Football '79 kicks off with Frank Deford's look at the NFL in the year 2000—would you believe women quarterbacks and the 150-yard field? Earl Campbell will have retired by then, but for now,...

August 27, 1979 | Ron Fimrite

August 27, 1979 | Jack Knights

August 27, 1979 | Clive Gammon
Matthew Saad Muhammad withstood John Conteh's sharpest punches—but required his cut man's deftest touch to keep him in the bout—before rallying in the final rounds to retain his WBC light...

August 27, 1979 | Joe Marshall
All the glossy statistics and press clippings from college games don't mean a thing when a rookie appears at an NFL training camp, as several record-busting kickers have ruefully discovered during...

August 27, 1979 | Joe Jares
No one glittered more brightly at the AAU championships than 14-year-old Mary T. Meagher, who can really fly

August 27, 1979 | Douglas S. Looney

August 27, 1979 | Bill Colson
California Coach Jimmie Reese is the oldest and best fungo hitter around

August 27, 1979 | Jim Kaplan
NL EAST

August 27, 1979 | Jim Kaplan
FRED LYNN: The Red Sox centerfielder batted .600, homered five times and drove in 13 runs. He leads the American League in hitting (.346) and homers (36) and trails only California's Don Baylor in...

August 27, 1979 | William Leggett
General Assembly made another splash at his favorite track, taking the Travers

August 27, 1979 | Frank Deford
I suppose it is against all the rules to review a movie's advertising campaign, but in the case of North Dallas Forty the advertisements are so blatantly misleading and do such a disservice to the...

August 27, 1979 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
DETERRENT

August 27, 1979 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
•Ken Coleman, Boston Red Sox broadcaster, gushing over a long home run by First Baseman Bob Watson: "They usually show movies on a flight like that."

August 27, 1979 | Bil Gilbert

August 27, 1979 | Compiled by BILL COLSON
BOATING—In the most tragic race in yachting history, CONDOR OF BERMUDA, skippered by Bob Bell of Bermuda, set a course record for the Fastnet leg of the Admiral's Cup. The 77-foot sloop finished...

August 27, 1979
10, 11—John Iacono12—Carl Iwasaki (top), AP (inset), John Iacono14—Heinz Kluetmeier (top), AP (inset), John Iacono, AP (inset)15—Steve Hansen (top), Milwaukee Journal (inset), Heinz Kluetmeier, AP...

August 27, 1979
BETSY GELENITISKEARNY, N.J.

August 27, 1979 | Edited by Gay Flood
MOMENTS AND MEMORIESSir:Thanks so much for your Silver Anniversary Issue (Aug. 13) and the remembrance of things past. As the daughter of a charter subscriber—I think the first issue is still in...