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November 23, 1981 | Volume 55, Issue 22

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Paul Bryant Cover - Sports Illustrated November 23, 1981

November 23, 1981 | Grady Jim Robinson
"Hut one! Hut two!" I barked, licking the salty remains of turkey from my lips just as the football came flying toward me. Overweight, potbellied grown men in full pads snorted and grunted, trying...

November 23, 1981 | Remar Sutton
The six of us were jammed together, frozen in quiet panic. No one spoke or looked around. We all knew that in a few moments our little plane with a big hole in its side would level off and the...

November 23, 1981 | Robert F. Jones
Bobby Jones teed up, squinting up the fairway into the early morning light to gauge the distance to the pin. He then addressed the ball and sent a screamer arching to within an easy chip shot of...

November 23, 1981
4—Lane Stewart43—Andy Hayt44—John Iacono45—Tony Triolo46—Roy Hobson47—Andy Hayt (top), Dick Raphael48—Peter Read Miller55—Steve Goldstein (top), Peter Read Miller76—Peter Read Miller87—Bill...

November 23, 1981
WES SUTERRESTON, VA.Wes, 17, twice Virginia's state high school gymnastics champion, won the AAU Junior Olympic National meet in Winston-Salem, N.C. with first-place finishes in the floor...

November 23, 1981 | Compiled by JANE E. BACHMAN
PRO BASKETBALL—Boston and Philadelphia remained neck and neck in the Atlantic Division as each went undefeated on the week to tie for the lead at 8-1. Larry Bird and Robert Parish were the keys to...

November 23, 1981 | Edited by Gay Flood
BOSTON'S BIRDSir:John Papanek outdid himself in his fantastic article about Larry Bird, a super human and super basketball player (, Nov. 9). It's an SI classic, and it made me feel good to know...

November 23, 1981 | Bob Ottum
It's a modest advantage, sure enough, but there's one category in which the Snow-shoe ski area has got it all over such glittering resorts as Vail and Sun Valley. At Snowshoe, when you get up in...

November 23, 1981 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum

November 23, 1981 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
•LaVell Edwards, Brigham Young football coach, after suffering a 33-20 loss to Wyoming in a snowstorm in the Cowboys' War Memorial Stadium: "I'd rather lose and live in Provo than win and live in...

November 23, 1981 | Douglas S. Looney

November 23, 1981 | Philip G. Howlett
Senior Writer Frank Deford, whose profile of Alabama Coach Bear Bryant begins on page 94, had long since finished his most recent novel when he was invited to audition for a beer commercial, a bid...

November 23, 1981 | Mike DelNagro
Fired by a new style of play and a slew of youngsters who would rather shoot than shove, the once pugnacious Boston Bruins are again red-hot

November 23, 1981 | Paul Zimmerman

November 23, 1981 | Bruce Newman

November 23, 1981 | Bob Ottum
Good old Jack LaLanne may be 67 now, but the message on his license plate is for you— still perfect

November 23, 1981 | Jill Lieber
Puget Sound's Bob Jackson excels both on the gridiron and in the pool

November 23, 1981 | Herm Weiskopf

November 23, 1981 | Herm Weiskopf
OFFENSE: Bob Holly, a Princeton senior, set Ivy League single-game records for completions (36 in 55 tries) and passing yardage (501) as the Tigers shocked Yale 35-31. He also threw for four scores.

November 23, 1981 | Jerry Kirshenbaum
There are two million swimming pools in the U.S., and I wouldn't be surprised if half of them have been described in glossy four-color brochures as "Olympic size." For all I know, some bathtubs...

November 23, 1981 | E.M. Swift
Special Effort isn't like any other quarter horse; he's a lot faster and richer

November 23, 1981 | Bob Ottum
Upstart Jerry Jacoby danced past 16 rivals to win the world offshore title

November 23, 1981 | Frank Deford

November 23, 1981 | Sarah Pileggi
We've come a long way, babies, since the days when Charles Atlas helped the 97-pound weakling protect his girl friend from the bully on the beach. For one thing, it hadn't yet occurred to anyone...

November 23, 1981 | Harry Middleton
We were after turkey that November day in Arkansas and headed not for the nearest supermarket but for the woods across the river. We left the 1952 Ford pickup at the river's edge. My grandfather...