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January 31, 1983 | Volume 58, Issue 4

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Darryl Grant Cover - Sports Illustrated January 31, 1983

January 31, 1983 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum

January 31, 1983 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
•Paul Householder, Cincinnati Reds outfielder, who hit .211 last season, after confirming that he'd become engaged on New Year's Eve: "With the kind of year I had, I'm ready to try anything."

January 31, 1983 | Paul Zimmerman
A sloppy field and a dauntless defense left the Jets in the muck as the Dolphins won the AFC Championship

January 31, 1983 | Ralph Wiley
Across the 50 states, last Saturday will live as the day America's Team was exposed for what it had become, a creaking battleship that had seen its best days, its engines straining, the rifling in...

January 31, 1983 | Jack Falla
The champion Islanders have been sagging, perhaps because they're so complacent they're thinking...

January 31, 1983 | Curry Kirkpatrick
Ivan Lendl blew away Jimmy Connors and John McEnroe at Madison Square Garden to win the Masters again

January 31, 1983 | John Papanek
The Dolphins go to Pasadena with a defense akin to the gloriously anonymous bunch of a decade ago

January 31, 1983 | Paul Zimmerman
The best thing about this Sunday's Miami-Washington Super Bowl is that we won't have to live with that hatred angle the way we did last week. You remember—the Dolphins said, "Oh, they think we'll...

January 31, 1983 | Philip G. Howlett
A year ago Walter Edmonds was asked to give a talk. As he usually does, he told a tale instead, and thus was born the family-and-fish story that begins on page 40. It's fortunate that he preserved...

January 31, 1983 | Walter Edmonds
Nearly 70 years have passed since the author received his first fly rod but his memory of that boyhood gift is vivid still

January 31, 1983 | Jule Campbell
Polypropylene and polyester may not sound like the stuff to don on a raw winter's day, but fabrics made from these two plastics have become increasingly important in cold-weather sportswear. They...

January 31, 1983 | William Taaffe
What PBS's NFL exposé exposed was the network's poor journalism

January 31, 1983 | Jack McCallum
The 16-0 Runnin' Rebs are headed for the big room—the NCAA tournament

January 31, 1983 | Herm Weiskopf

January 31, 1983 | Herm Weiskopf
CARLOS YATES: The 6'5" sophomore swingman scored 100 points and had 10 rebounds and five blocks as George Mason defeated Boston U 76-74 and. Utica 91-71 and lost to James Madison 68-66.

January 31, 1983 | James M. Galbraith
In 1979 sports illustrated Senior Writer John Underwood published a book entitled The Death of an American Game, based on a series of articles that appeared in this magazine in 1978, in which he...

January 31, 1983 | Bill Gilbert

January 31, 1983
4—Steve Hansen11—Illustration by Sam Q. Weissman16, 17—George Tiedemann18—Ronald C. Modra19—George Tiedemann20-22—Walter Iooss Jr.23—Manny Millan (left), Andy Hayt26—Jacqueline Duvoisin27—John...

January 31, 1983 | Compiled by ROB BUCHANAN
PRO BASKETBALL—Houston was on its way to a resounding 130-93 defeat in Denver when Rocket player-cum-coach Elvin Hayes abruptly called time and removed himself from the game. Only 23 seconds short...

January 31, 1983
HELEN ZECHMEISTERLOS ALTOS HILLS, CALIF.Zechmeister, 78, set U.S. over-70 women's records in the 165-pound weight class in the squat (116 pounds), bench press (88), dead lift (209) and total...

January 31, 1983 | Edited by Gay Flood
Sir:Finally, a positive commentary on college athletics (, Jan. 10)! As a high school coach and college admissions counselor, I had been waiting in vain for some positive public statement about...