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February 27, 1984 | Volume 60, Issue 9

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Bill Johnson Cover - Sports Illustrated February 27, 1984

February 27, 1984 | William Oscar Johnson

February 27, 1984 | Bob Ottum
Oh, those tangerine-colored, hot pink-striped, flaming yellow, skintight racing suits. They were all the rage at the Winter Games, a sort of catch-me-come-kiss-me costume, reflecting every beam of...

February 27, 1984 | E.M. Swift
For followers of international hockey, the Sarajevo Games may be best remembered as the fourth, and final, Olympics for the great Soviet goaltender, Vladislav Tretiak. It was he who set the tone...

February 27, 1984 | Bob Ottum
Early last week in Sarajevo, Valentine Piessev, a Soviet member of the International Skating Union's figure skating committee, lodged a bitter complaint with local Olympic officials: The...

February 27, 1984 | E.M. Swift
The Québecois have a song, Gens du Pays, that they reserve for special occasions, and last Thursday night that patriotic tune resounded through Sarajevo's posh Restoran Mažestik, startling...

February 27, 1984 | William Taaffe
Before we bury ABC's Winter Olympics—after 63 yawning hours they deserve proper rites—let's take a look at how the network played Pretvarajmo Se, its favorite pastime in Sarajevo. Pretvarajmo Se...

February 27, 1984
Getting a second Heisman Trophy winner for its second season, which opens Sunday, may seem like icing on the cake, but the United States Football League needs more than Mike Rozier (below) and...

February 27, 1984 | Jill Lieber

February 27, 1984 | Rick Telander
Jim Kelly, a 1982 Heisman hope who vanished after an injury, has reappeared to give the USFL hope

February 27, 1984 | Robert L. Miller
Sarajevo Butmir Aerodrom is a nice place to visit, but you wouldn't want to live there, as SI's deputy picture editor, Therese A. Daubner, seemed to be doing for the past three weeks.

February 27, 1984 | Jack McCallum
A two-year layoff didn't slow down BYU's high-scoring Devin Durrant

February 27, 1984 | Roger Jackson

February 27, 1984 | Roger Jackson
MICHAEL JORDAN: North Carolina's 6'6½" senior guard scored 57 points on 22 of 32 from the field and 13 of 16 free throws, and had 11 rebounds and nine steals in the Tar Heels' two ACC wins.

February 27, 1984 | Michael Parfit
The hole in the ice was seven feet long and three feet wide, about the size of a coffin. Loose ice lay scattered around it where the sadists and masochists of Vanda Station, Antarctica had flung...

February 27, 1984 | Sam Moses
As he did in '83, Cale Yarborough won at Daytona on the final lap

February 27, 1984 | Anthony Cotton

February 27, 1984 | Jim Kaplan

February 27, 1984 | Ivan Maisel
For years professional golf was blissfully free of the clutter of statistics that obscure achievement in many another sport. The only two stats followed by the golfing world were stroke average...

February 27, 1984 | Sandy Keenan
Walk into the Murray Memorial Ice Rink in Yonkers, N.Y. any Monday night from October to April, and you'll find Robert Burgess over in one corner. He'll be sitting on a bench, a little man dwarfed...

February 27, 1984 | Phil Johnson
Most Olympic champions are the products of years of training and, often, sacrifice. But not all—certainly not Geoffrey T. Mason. In 1928 he was in the right place, at the right time, with the...

February 27, 1984
2, 3—Heinz Kluetmeier/ABC Sports4—Tony Tomsic9—Illustration by Sam Q. Weissman12—Ron Berard/LSU Sports Information14, 15—Ronald C. Modra16, 17—Bill Eppridge (2), Jacqueline Duvoisin/ABC Sports...

February 27, 1984 | Compiled by IVAN MAISEL
PRO BASKETBALL—Physician, heal thyself. Despite a daylong bout with the flu, Philadelphia's Doc Erving scored 39 points in 37 minutes to lead the 76ers past the Nets 114-109. Moses Malone,...

February 27, 1984
MICHELLE PARKINSONMILLINGTON, MICH.Michelle, 17, set three national 14-to 16-year-old age-group powerlifting records in the 148-pound class and two in the 132-pound class. She is the Michigan...

February 27, 1984 | Edited by Gay Flood
SUNBURSTSSir:Congratulations! Once again your annual swimsuit edition ("A" You're Adorable, "B" You're..., Feb. 13) is a work of art! I've been reading SI for eight years now, and this issue just...

February 27, 1984 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum

February 27, 1984 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
•Doug Dieken, Cleveland Browns offensive tackle, asked how he expects to be remembered after he retires: "Holding...No. 73."