So it was sudden death—for pro football fans, that is—as the NFL Players Association called a strike against the game's owners, beginning this week
Now 37, Gene Upshaw is in his second two-year term as president of the National Football League Players Association, and his 16th season with the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders. In his salad days...
September 27, 1982 | Paul Zimmerman
The Steelers beat the Bengals in overtime but feared that a strike might mean a dead end to their auspicious start
David Horning plowed past the World Trade Center during his victorious swim around Manhattan
September 27, 1982 | John Papanek
Chagrined by the 5-6 record last year, Notre Dame came out roaring in its '82 opener against Michigan
Grass-loving Lemhi Gold won the Marlboro Cup while kicking dirt in the faces of contenders for Horse of the Year
September 27, 1982 | Robert W. Creamer
Milwaukee's Robin Yount is the best shortstop in baseball because he combines slick fielding with powerful hitting
Shortstop is a fielder's position, the most important part of the defense except for pitching. Third base has become more glamorous, with its spectacular diving stops, but the best third baseman...
September 27, 1982 | Philip G. Howlett
One of the pleasures of working at SPORTS ILLUSTRATED is standing in a hallway in our offices and talking to Senior Writer Bob Creamer. The casual observer may think that Creamer and his rapt...
Expo Steve Rogers is even tougher on himself than he is on the hitters
According to an SI poll of big league players, the visiting clubhouses in these cities offer the best postgame spreads:
BRUCE KISON: By defeating the White Sox 7-0 on seven hits and the Blue Jays 5-1 on four hits, the California righthander helped the Angels tie Kansas City for first in the American League West.
Disgruntled at Penn State, Jeff Hostetler has found a home at West Virginia
September 27, 1982 | Alexander Wolff
OFFENSE: San Jose State Wide Receiver Tim Kearse, a 5'11", 188-pound senior, had six catches for 163 yards and three TDs and threw a pass for an 84-yard touchdown in a 35-31 upset of Stanford.
In the duke-out over ratings, boxing has proved that it packs a big punch
ABC gets the nod for best camerawork. Its mixture of tight and wide shots allows viewers to see which fighter is cutting off the ring. The lack of commercials on HBO should give us time to hear...
Giorgio Chinaglia revived his one-man show as the Cosmos won Soccer Bowl
September 27, 1982 | Douglas S. Looney
September 27, 1982 | Art Hill
If you're a sports fan of a certain age who loves good writing, you'll be hard put to find a book that will give you more pleasure than To Absent Friends from Red Smith (Atheneum, $17.95). There's...
September 27, 1982 | Ben Cook
Slow-pitch softball is facing a crisis. It has to do not with the game itself, but the ball. At issue are a number of new, lively softballs that have hit the market. They have exotic names like...
September 27, 1982
4—Tony Triolo14, 15—Manny Millan16, 17—Manny Millan (left), Lane Stewart, Anthony Neste (bottom)18, 19—Heinz Kluetmeier20—Manny Millan (top), James Drake21—Heinz Kluetmeier22, 23—Manny Millan (4),...
September 27, 1982 | Compiled by ROB BUCHANAN
BASEBALL—SOUTH KOREA upset Japan 5-2 to win the 27th World Amateur Baseball Championship in Seoul. The U.S. placed third.
September 27, 1982
JENNIFER SORIANOSEATTLEJennifer, a June alumna of Blanchet High, pitched every game for the Braves girls' softball team in the last three years, running up a 74-5 record, winning league and...
September 27, 1982 | Edited by Gay Flood
FLORIDA FOOTBALLSir:Your cover story on Florida's victory over Miami (See Ya Later, Gators, Sept. 13) has won you a permanent spot in the heart of every fightin' Gator across the country. Whatever...
September 27, 1982 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum