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January 12, 1981 | Volume 54, Issue 2

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Chuck Muncie Cover - Sports Illustrated January 12, 1981

January 12, 1981 | Steve Wulf
Ron Jaworski survived this sack and safety to rally Philadelphia past Minnesota on a weekend when all four leaders became losers

January 12, 1981 | Bruce Newman
Oakland Safety Mike Davis realized something was desperately wrong the moment the Browns came to the line of scrimmage. "They're going to pass!" he said to himself. Trailing 14-12, Cleveland had a...

January 12, 1981 | Ron Fimrite
Drew Pearson, the Dallas Cowboys' superlative wide receiver, swiftly ascertained that something was up—probably the football—when he glanced back from the goal line and saw that Quarterback Danny...

January 12, 1981 | Paul Zimmerman
Once upon a time they tilted the country so that all the pass catchers rolled to San Diego. It's not really fair. I mean, everybody knows about Charlie Joiner and J.J. Jefferson and Kellen Winslow...

January 12, 1981 | Douglas S. Looney
Taking advantage of every gift Notre Dame offered—and there were plenty—the Bulldogs seized an early lead and then held on to win 17-10 in the Sugar Bowl, remain undefeated and nail down the...

January 12, 1981 | Rick Telander

January 12, 1981 | Dan Levin

January 12, 1981
Jonathan Garvey will be among those present at Super Bowl XV, along with the winners of Sunday's NFL Conference Championship games. Paul Zimmerman and Steve Wulf cover the action, and Bob Ottum...

January 12, 1981 | William Leggett
George Steinbrenner now stars in a new showcase, but the scenario is familiar

January 12, 1981 | William F. Reed
Louisville is off to the worst start of any defending NCAA champion in history

January 12, 1981 | Herm Weiskopf

January 12, 1981 | Herm Weiskopf
KEVIN MAGEE: The 6'8" junior center for UC Irvine sank 17 of 23 field-goal attempts, scored 49 points and had 23 rebounds as the Anteaters took the KOA Classic by upsetting Texas A&M and then...

January 12, 1981 | Sarah Pileggi

January 12, 1981
7—Culver Pictures10, 11—Walter Iooss Jr.12, 13—Jerry Wachter (top), Heinz Kluetmeier14—Tony Tomsic15—John Iacono16, 17—John Iacono (left), Peter Read Miller (2)18, 19—Heinz Kluetmeier (left),...

January 12, 1981 | Compiled by CRAIG NEFF
PRO BASKETBALL—The most startling statistic in Golden State's 121-106 victory over Boston was not Bernard King's 30 points in 27 minutes on the court, but Larry Bird's zero points in 37 minutes....

January 12, 1981
FERNANDO SOTOMORGAN HILL, CALIF.Fernando, 16, won the national Junior Olympic boxing title in the 165-pound class in Santa Clara, Calif. By stopping Simon Johnson of Gaylord, Mich. in the second...

January 12, 1981 | Edited by Gay Flood
HERBIES, ETC.Sir:Reading E.M. Swift's article on SI's Sportsmen of the Year (A Reminder of What We Can Be, Dec. 22-29) brought tears to my eyes. However, my tears were shed for all the high...

January 12, 1981 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum

January 12, 1981 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
•Ron Meyer, SMU coach, on the four touchdowns scored this past season by Mustang Defensive Back John Simmons: "I played 12 years on offense and didn't score as many points. I didn't score that...