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February 12, 1981 | Volume 54, Issue 7

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 Cover - Sports Illustrated February 12, 1981

February 12, 1981 | Steve Wulf
SPECIAL ISSUE

February 12, 1981
A FAMED OLDIE WAS GOLDEN ONCE AGAIN

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HARK—THE DAWNING OF A NEW ICE AGE

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BJORN AGAIN, YES, BUT HOW 'BOUT JOHN?

February 12, 1981
SO OUT WITH THE OLD, IN WITH THE NEWNew faces—and new facelifts—were popping up all over. Especially those of quarterbacks. Cut by San Francisco two seasons earlier, Jim Plunkett took over a 2-3...

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OH WHY DO THEY KEEP ON COMING BACK?Evidently the more elusive the America's Cup becomes, the more desirable it is to foreign challengers. In 1980 yachts from Australia, Great Britain, France and...

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COMMOTION OVER A PAIR OF SURRENDERSThe shocks reverberate still. The most voluble athlete of his time, Muhammad Ali, lost his bid for a fourth world heavyweight title in utter silence, failing to...

February 12, 1981
There was no stopping the runners—or the crowds—at the New York Marathon.

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12, 13—John Iacono14, 15—Jerry Wachter (left), John Iacono (top center), Richard Mackson (top right), Walter Iooss Jr.16—Heinz Kluetmeier17—John Iacono (top), George Tiedemann18, 19—(clockwise...

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AND AT LAST THE DAWGS HAD THEIR DAYGeorgia's luck surely had to run out. In the opening game Quarterback Buck Belue fumbled three times, but the Bulldogs got past Tennessee 16-15. Against Clemson...

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A ROYAL END TO A LONG PHILLIE DROUGHT

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MOSCOW JUST HAD TO GRIN AND BEAR IT

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AT HOME, THE U.S. WAS A WORLD-BEATER

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Tom Heinsohn, former Boston Celtic star, explaining why he turned down a college football scholarship: "If I was going to get beat up, I wanted it to be indoors where it was warm."

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PLAUDITS FOR A BOLD RISK AND A TOP BID

February 12, 1981
THE NON-OLYMPIC GAMES PEOPLE PLAYEDThe biggest news in U.S. track and field was that our athletes competed at all. Ousted from the Olympics by political priorities, they had little incentive. Yet...

February 12, 1981 | Steve Wulf
Brett, here singling off Cleveland's Bob Owchinko, hit nearly .400, humbled the Yankees and was his league's MVP in 1980. Can he top that? Wait 'til next season

February 12, 1981
DARRELL HAD THEM ALL OVER A BARRELLouisville was fast running out of time. It was the NCAA championship game in Indianapolis and the Cardinals trailed UCLA 50-45 with 6:28 left. Then Louisville's...

February 12, 1981
LONG-RUNNING HIT: PLAYOFF NIGHT FEVERWhen it's time for postseason play, even Julius Erving has some new moves. In the championship series against Los Angeles, he drove past Mark Landsberger with...