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October 01, 1979 | Volume 51, Issue 14

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Dewey Selmon Cover - Sports Illustrated October 01, 1979

October 01, 1979 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum

October 01, 1979 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
•Weeb Ewbank, former Jet coach, asked to assess Joe Namath's performance in a stage production of Picnic: "I'll have to wait until I see the films."

October 01, 1979
Living up to tradition, the National League again has two hot races. In the East, it's Montreal vs. Pittsburgh; in the West, Cincy vs. Houston

October 01, 1979 | Ron Fimrite
The situation was not one to gladden the heart of a relief pitcher, even one as sanguine about his ability to fulfill his obligations as Joe Sambito of the Astros. As Sambito accepted the ball...

October 01, 1979 | Larry Keith
While Pittsburgh was playing Chicago in Wrigley Field last Saturday afternoon the Expos watched the game on television with an interest that was passionately one-sided. Every time the Pirates did...

October 01, 1979 | William Nack
Paced by a walk-on who leads the nation in field goals and the NCAA's top rusher, the Terps beat Mississippi State 35-14

October 01, 1979 | Joe Marshall
Once the NFL's sorriest team—not to mention losers of 26 games in a row—the Bucs have arrived. They're 4-0 after beating the Rams in a driving rain

October 01, 1979
Hockey's lost decade is Ken Dryden's view of the 70s. The retired Montreal goaltender, now a full-time law student, assesses the NHL's shortcomings and discusses life as a Canadien. And as E. M....

October 01, 1979 | William Nack

October 01, 1979 | Dan Levin

October 01, 1979 | Kelso F. Sutton
Frank Deford's article on trucker Tyrone Malone, which begins on page 66, is the 55th bonus piece that he has written for SPORTS ILLUSTRATED. "Bonus piece" is the term used around our offices for...

October 01, 1979 | Robert H. Boyle
Coach Lou Saban has his orders and, as Stanford learned, Army is shaping up

October 01, 1979 | Herm Weiskopf

October 01, 1979 | Herm Weiskopf
OFFENSE: Curtis Dickey, Texas A&M's 205-pound senior tailback, who has run the 100 in 9.3, gained 184 yards in 31 carries and broke loose for touchdown runs of 69, 21 and 11 yards as A&M...

October 01, 1979 | Steve Wulf
A hot streak put Pete Rose in place to beat out Cobb for most 200-hit seasons

October 01, 1979 | Kathleen Andria

October 01, 1979 | Kathleen Andria
CHET LEMON: The White Sox centerfielder hit .450, extended his hitting streak to 16 games and raised his average to .317. He has 17 home runs, 82 RBIs and has been hit by a pitched ball a...

October 01, 1979 | Stan Isaacs
It may come as a surprise to viewers of ABC's college football telecasts that Keith Jackson of Carrollton, Ga. and Washington State U. now resides, not in Norman, Okla. or Ann Arbor, Mich., but in...

October 01, 1979 | William Leggett
Barrera let Affirmed speak for him in the Woodward—and he spoke eloquently

October 01, 1979 | Jonathan Yardley
Sport appears in the work of American writers of serious fiction with rather surprising frequency, but it tends to be sport of a solitary, noncompetitive nature. Hunting, for example, is often to...

October 01, 1979 | Douglas S. Looney
Hot Hitter, the $6 million colt, looked as if he'd rather nap than race in the Jug, but Herve Filion, the $27 million driver, aroused him for an eye-opening straight-heats win

October 01, 1979 | Frank Deford

October 01, 1979 | Grady James Robinson
As Mama gingerly placed a plate of fried chicken on the table, Johnny Antonelli laid a slow curve across the plate at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. And as I reached out to grab the drumstick, Stan...

October 01, 1979 | Douglas S. Looney
The free spirit that was always lurking within Bill Thompson, 47, of Marietta, Ohio has finally won out. That's why he has chucked the conventional life—as an executive at Marietta College—and its...

October 01, 1979 | Compiled by BILL COLSON
PRO FOOTBALL—Five of the six teams that entered the fourth week of play unbeaten kept their records unblemished. The only one to stumble was San Diego, which lost 27-21 to New England. Patriot...

October 01, 1979
RICK SIGDAGREENFIELD, MASS.Sigda, 29, a flower shop proprietor, tied a U.S. amateur record by firing nine straight birdies (the pro mark is eight). His run included four par-5 holes, four par 4s...

October 01, 1979
4—Dennis Yeandle18, 19—(clockwise from top left): James Drake, John Iacono, Richard Mackson (2), James Drake20, 21—Richard Mackson (2)22, 23—James Drake (bottom), John Iacono24, 25—George...

October 01, 1979 | Edited by Gay Flood
Sir:In your Sept. 20, 1976 issue () you wrote about Chris Evert-Lloyd's second straight U.S. Open victory and said, "Evert may win 10 more Forest Hills before a young lady from California named...