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February 02, 1981 | Volume 54, Issue 5

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Rod Martin Cover - Sports Illustrated February 02, 1981

February 02, 1981 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum

February 02, 1981 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
•Bill Walton, San Diego Clipper center (see above), who is about to undergo another foot operation: "I learned a long time ago that minor surgery is when they do the operation on someone else, not...

February 02, 1981 | Paul Zimmerman

February 02, 1981 | Steve Wulf
Rod Martin had a portentous week before the Super Bowl. Oakland's right outside linebacker was the dominant force in his crazy-eights games with fellow linebackers Ted Hendricks and Jeff Barnes,...

February 02, 1981 | Franz Lidz
Squinting out the plane window, Ted Roberts ruminates on the sad old days when the Eagles were losers. He's a second-generation fan who has endured 21 years of defeat after defeat. Now, at last,...

February 02, 1981 | Ron Fimrite
In the steamy Oakland locker room a moment before he was to receive the NFL championship trophy, Raider Managing General Partner Al Davis turned to a round little man at his side, handed him a...

February 02, 1981 | Barry McDermott
New LPGA star Beth Daniel has heave-hoed her clubs, friends and a special caddie in pursuit of excellence

February 02, 1981
The two faces of Florida are shown in our annual sunshine issue. Jule Campbell and Photographer John G. Zimmerman scoured the Sunshine State for picturesque locales off the beaten track in which...

February 02, 1981 | J.D. Reed

February 02, 1981 | Alexander Wolff
Imported players like Rolando Frazer have made Briar Cliff an NAIA power

February 02, 1981 | Herm Weiskopf

February 02, 1981 | Herm Weiskopf
ANNETTE KENNEDY: The 5'5" SUNY-Purchase guard broke the women's single-game college scoring record, getting 70 points in a 116-21 rout of Pratt. The old record of 60 was set by Pearl Moore of...

February 02, 1981 | Philip G. Howlett
With this issue, Executive Editor Jeremiah Tax retires from SPORTS ILLUSTRATED after almost 26 years as one of our most valued writers and editors. Jerry was a freelance contributor during SI's...

February 02, 1981 | Dan Levin
When No. 1 Texas did battle with No. 4 Florida, it was a natatorial Civil War, with Eddie and Randy Reese, siblings and coaches, leading their respective troops

February 02, 1981 | Larry Brooks
With time awasting, Mike Bossy scored the goal that tied the Rocket's mark

February 02, 1981 | Roy S. Johnson
With its star Gus Williams sidelined by a contract dispute, Seattle is sub-sonic

February 02, 1981 | George Plimpton

February 02, 1981 | Harry Middleton
BUYING A RANCHETTE AND A CHAIN SAW WON'T MAKE YOU INTO COUNTRY FOLK

February 02, 1981
4—Evelyn Floret18, 19—Richard Mackson20, 21—(clockwise from top right) Walter Iooss Jr., Heinz Kluetmeier, John Iacono (2), Tony Triolo (2)22, 23—Tony Triolo (left), Walter Iooss Jr. (center),...

February 02, 1981 | Compiled by N. BROOKS CLARK
PRO BASKETBALL—Home teams in the NBA were victorious in 33 of 44 games. Boston entertained four guests and defeated them all. In a 98-96 win over Los Angeles, Guard Chris Ford put the Celtics...

February 02, 1981
CHUCK SULLIVANCHANNEL IS. HARBOR, CALIF.Sullivan, 48, an auto-parts executive, boated a 1,319-pound Pacific blue marlin on 80-pound-test line after a 57-minute battle. The fish, which was caught...

February 02, 1981 | Edited by Gay Flood
ONE FOR ACADEMESir:I was amazed to learn that after 25 years the controversy involving the famous cuts in the movie Knute Rockne—All American may be resolved and the missing scenes restored...