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November 16, 1981 | Volume 55, Issue 21

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Larry Holmes Cover - Sports Illustrated November 16, 1981

November 16, 1981 | Roger Kahn
Frank Graham Jr.'s memoir of his own life, his father's extraordinary career and the most expensive libel action in the history of sports journalism is a deceptively complicated book. In A...

November 16, 1981 | Bob Boltz
Watching the now legendary last-second, court-length drive by Brigham Young's Danny Ainge against Notre Dame in the semifinals of the 1981 NCAA Eastern Regionals evoked memories for me of a...

November 16, 1981 | Grady Jim Robinson
Although marbles has never been a major American sport, there are certain areas of the country that have become renowned for producing marble shooters of great skill. Sebastian County, Ark. is one...

November 16, 1981
6—Tony Triolo32, 33—Barton Silverman34, 35—Barton Silverman (left), Hollis Stein-Don King Productions (3), Barton Silverman (right)36—Barton Silverman37—Tony Triolo (top right), John Iacono...

November 16, 1981 | Compiled by JANE E. BACHMAN
PRO BASKETBALL—Without the Iceman, George Gervin, the Midwest Division-leading Spurs might have been on the rocks. But Ron Brewer came off the bench for the injured—bruised right thigh—Gervin to...

November 16, 1981
RICHARD BAILEYPAINTER, VA.Richard, a versatile junior back, has rushed for 14 TDs and 1,846 yards, passed for 13 TDs and 740 yards and caught two TD passes in leading Central High to a 9-1 record....

November 16, 1981 | Edited by Gay Flood
THE WORLD SERIESSir:Congratulations on an outstanding World Series issue (Nov. 2)! The photography is superb, and the opening picture of Graig Nettles is breathtaking.BRIAN J. FAHEYChicago Sir:

November 16, 1981 | Lisa Twyman
A nightmare for drivers in many parts of the country: You're zipping along a wooded stretch of road and a deer bounds straight into the path of your car. It happens as many as 20,000 times a year...

November 16, 1981 | Jill Lieber
Jim Spring prides himself on being on top of things. "You know the current boom in roller skating?" says Spring, the president of SMART (Sports Marketing and Retail Technology), a consulting firm...

November 16, 1981 | Arnold Schechter
Without much fanfare, the sport of polo has been trickling down from the champagne set to the folks who make do with vin ordinaire. At 155 U.S. Polo Association clubs and at dozens of "fun polo"...

November 16, 1981 | Rick Telander
Let's talk for a minute about geckos. Geckos are soft-skinned, insect-eating lizards with short, stout bodies, large eyes and sticky pads on their feet. They come in a variety of colors, from...

November 16, 1981 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum

November 16, 1981 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
•Dorothy Shula, on the career dedication of her husband, the Miami Dolphins' coach: "I'm fairly confident that if I died tomorrow, Don would find a way to preserve me until the season was over and...

November 16, 1981 | Pat Putnam
Larry Holmes's WBC title and his big payday with Gerry Cooney are still safe, but Renaldo Snipes nearly knocked both for a loop

November 16, 1981 | William Nack
In one moment of carelessness, Vonzell Johnson discovered last Saturday how unforgiving of error the bittersweet science can be. Johnson was on his back in the ring of Atlantic City's Playboy...

November 16, 1981 | Jack McCallum
The Vikings are following their familiar plot line, using a short-pass offense to once again take the lead in the NFC Central

November 16, 1981 | Alexander Wolff

November 16, 1981 | Selwyn Parker

November 16, 1981 | Ron Fimrite
From the ruins of the Stanford season rises John Elway—the quarterback the pros covet most

November 16, 1981 | Philip G. Howlett
Staff Writer Steve Wulf came to SPORTS ILLUSTRATED in 1977 and was our lone Wulf, so to speak, until last year, when we hired a computer typesetter named Carolyn Wolfe and a reporter, Alex Wolff....

November 16, 1981 | Rick Telander
By losing 61-14 to Michigan State, Northwestern broke the major college record for consecutive defeats, and underscored an agonizing dilemma.

November 16, 1981 | Herm Weiskopf

November 16, 1981 | Herm Weiskopf
OFFENSE: Senior Quarterback Jim McMahon of BYU threw for seven touchdowns and 538 yards, setting four NCAA records, including most completions in a game (44), in a rout of Colorado State.

November 16, 1981 | Anthony Cotton
Indiana sensation Isiah Thomas is leading the Pistons to respectability

November 16, 1981 | Mike DelNagro
Trigger-happy, defense-shy players are on a scoring rampage in the NHL

November 16, 1981 | George Plimpton