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February 25, 1980 | Volume 52, Issue 8

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Eric Heiden Cover - Sports Illustrated February 25, 1980

February 25, 1980 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
"AS BAD AS ANYTHING THAT'S EVER COME ALONG"

February 25, 1980 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
•Vernon Holland, Cincinnati Bengal tackle, recounting a dream in which he had been traded: "I don't know who got me. I dream in black and white, so I couldn't tell what color the suits were."

February 25, 1980
Like a luge racing down Mount Van Hoevenberg's eerily glistening run, the Winter Olympics roared into frigid Lake Placid, giving rise to cheers, fears and tears—plus, sadly, more than a few jeers

February 25, 1980 | William Oscar Johnson
The Games were great, but the buses were a bust and the organizers ornery

February 25, 1980 | E. M. Swift
Mrs. Nancy Heiden was having a hard time of it. "You sure we haven't lost one yet?" she asked a friend before the start of the men's 5,000-meter race. "Are you sure? Eric sometimes forgets to tell...

February 25, 1980 | William Oscar Johnson
In the wee hours of Valentine's Day morning, Leonhard Stock woke from an uneasy sleep, rose from his bed and went to the window of his room overlooking Mirror Lake. A thick curtain of snow was...

February 25, 1980 | E. M. Swift
U!S!A! U!S!A! U!S!A! The chant resounded throughout the arena, deafening exclamation points to the most exciting week in American hockey in 20 years. U!S!A! U!S!A! U!S!A! Flags waved as the...

February 25, 1980
May the best team win college basketball's national championship in March, but right now there's no telling which one it will be, such is the delicate balance of power. Curry Kirkpatrick explains...

February 25, 1980 | Bob Ottum
The luge is the last pocket of wonderful insanity left in the Olympics. Every Winter Games needs something like it to add a sense of perspective: without the luge, the two weeks of competition...

February 25, 1980 | Bob Ottum
There was Howard Siler at the bottom of the Lake Placid bobsled run last Saturday: red team parka, red warmup pants, red moon boots and gloves—and a beauty of a fresh red wound high on the bridge...

February 25, 1980 | E. M. Swift
For a few brief moments it seemed as if it would be a special day for U.S. ski jumping. It was clear and cold at the start of the 70-meter competition, with a gusty wind blowing from behind the...

February 25, 1980 | Bob Ottum
The dream was shattered, the hopes of two young lifetimes blown away in a moment, and now she sat in a strange house in a strange town, puzzling about what had happened. Her dad was guarding the...

February 25, 1980 | Roger Dionne

February 25, 1980 | Roger Dionne
Most bettors have a pet theory for beating the house, such as "Bet only on underdogs at home," or "Bet against a team that has won two in a row but on a team that has won three in a row."

February 25, 1980 | Kelso F. Sutton
At the head of our troops in Lake Placid is the veteran SI writer and editor Bob Ottum, and for the first time in three Winter Olympics one of his troops is Ottum himself. After 10 years as a...

February 25, 1980 | Larry Keith
Maryland was picked to finish a sickly sixth in the ACC, but with an accent on teamwork, the Terrapins are first and are giving the rest of the league a headache

February 25, 1980 | Herm Weiskopf
MIDWEST

February 25, 1980 | Herm Weiskopf
DON COLLINS: Washington State's 6'6" senior forward sank 23 of 39 field-goal tries and had 57 points, seven steals, 10 rebounds and four assists as the Cougars got into the thick of the furious...

February 25, 1980 | Sam Moses
For 18 years Buddy Baker had encountered one tough break after another in the Daytona 500. This week he and the Silver Ghost came out the no-problem winners

February 25, 1980 | Bruce Newman
The Hawks' Dan Round field comes on strong—except in public recognition

February 25, 1980 | Kenny Moore

February 25, 1980 | Ken Rudeen
Bicylists in New York City enjoy a gift from on high—Central Park, that great green horizontal oasis in a gray vertical landscape. Cycling in winter in New York is sustained by that gift; it's...

February 25, 1980 | Ron Rau

February 25, 1980
4—Enrico Ferorelli16, 17—Bill Eppridge18, 19—Pat Gardner-TIME (bottom center), Eric Schweikardt (right center), George Tiedemann (top right), Jerry Cooke (2)20—George Tiedemann21—Heinz...

February 25, 1980 | Compiled by BROOKS CLARK
BASKETBALL—Seattle stretched the league's longest active winning streak to seven with victories over New Jersey (122-107), Atlanta (93-86) and Denver (93-84) to increase its lead to two games over...

February 25, 1980
JENNIFER MINKUSUPPER SADDLE RIVER, N.J.Jennifer, a 9-year-old midfielder on the Upper Saddle River girls' age-7-to-9 soccer team, had 50 goals and 15 assists in leading the Minnows to a 9-0 record...

February 25, 1980 | Edited by Gay Flood
OLYMPIANSSir:I was immediately taken by the cover of your Winter Olympic Preview Issue (Feb. 11). Heinz Kluetmeier's shot of Eric Heiden is superb! It is the complete embodiment of what the...