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October 08, 1984 | Volume 61, Issue 17

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Sammy Winder Cover - Sports Illustrated October 08, 1984

October 08, 1984 | Schuyler Bishop
"What do you say we all go water skiing tomorrow at noon?" Such an offer would have excited me under any circumstance—I'd been up on skis only half a dozen times, behind an open boat with a 15-hp...

October 08, 1984 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
ABOUT THE DEATHS OF THOSE SOVIET ATHLETES

October 08, 1984 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
•Rodney Harding, Oklahoma State tackle, after the Cowboys' hard-fought 19-16 victory over San Diego State: "I don't think you could say we were lucky to win, but I think we were kind of fortunate...

October 08, 1984 | Paul Zimmerman

October 08, 1984 | William Nack
After 28 months away from the ring, Gerry Cooney made a triumphant return with a TKO of Phillip Brown

October 08, 1984 | Clive Gammon
With Angel Cordero at the wheel, the unbeatable Slew o'Gold cruised to victory in the Marlboro Cup

October 08, 1984 | Jack McCallum
And mean, due to Bill Arnsparger, whose refanged LSU Tigers have a 3-0-1 record after beating USC

October 08, 1984 | Ivan Maisel
Tight end Ken Whisenhunt, not quite clad in a towel, stood in the raucous Georgia Tech locker room and spoke like an oil baron who remembers all the dry holes. Last January, the 6'3", 237-pound...

October 08, 1984 | Paul Zimmerman

October 08, 1984 | Paul Zimmerman
In his 16 years in the superstitious precincts of the NFL, Charlie Joiner has picked up his share of quirks and oddities. For instance:

October 08, 1984 | Robert L. Miller
War talk by men who have been in a war is always interesting; whereas moon talk by a poet who has not been in the moon is likely to be dull—Mark Twain, 1883

October 08, 1984 | Jill Lieber
Philly's Otho Davis keeps 'em hale and har-harring

October 08, 1984 | Jill Lieber
"It was the kind of game a defensive lineman dreams about," said Jack Young-blood, the 34-year-old defensive end, after the Rams trounced the Giants, 33-12 Sunday. Conversely, it was a nightmare...

October 08, 1984 | Jill Lieber
"I got too wrapped up with winning."

October 08, 1984 | Jill Lieber
OFFENSE: New England quarterback Tony Eason completed 28 of 42 passes for 354 yards and three touchdowns and ran four yards to score another TD as the Patriots beat the Jets 28-21.

October 08, 1984 | Jaime Diaz
Unheralded Oregon is now 4-0, but from here on in it's all tough paddling

October 08, 1984 | N. Brooks Clark

October 08, 1984 | N. Brooks Clark
OFFENSE: Center John Davis graded out an exceptional 80% in Georgia Tech's 28-21 upset of Clemson. Davis held 305-pound All-America noseman William Perry to only five tackles and no sacks.

October 08, 1984 | Henry Hecht
Believe it or not, the Cubs' Ryne Sandberg isn't my choice for National League MVP (even though I'm rooting for Chicago to win the Series). Here are my choices for baseball's top awards:

October 08, 1984 | Henry Hecht
MIKE WITT: California's 24-year-old righthander pitched the majors' first nine-inning perfect game since 1981 and the 12th ever in beating Texas 1-0 on Sunday. Witt, 15-10, fanned 10 batters.

October 08, 1984 | Henry Hecht
Here's my all-rookie team, with some key stats for each player:

October 08, 1984 | Henry Hecht
Before Sunday's game against Detroit at Yankee Stadium, New York teammates Dave Winfield (.3410) and Don Mattingly (.3395) were one-two in the American League batting race. But as they prepared...

October 08, 1984 | Jeremiah Tax
Betsy Hitz and Jim Holman sailed their 38-foot Alajuela double-ender Cheers into Friendship Bay off the south shore of the island of Bequia at 4:30 in the afternoon and dropped anchor in 15 feet...

October 08, 1984 | Jim Kaplan
Minnesota, fighting to stay alive in the American League West race, held a 10-0 lead over the Indians after 2½ innings in Cleveland last Friday night. A Twin win—seemingly a sure thing—coupled...

October 08, 1984 | Gary Smith
Ten years ago this month George Foreman and Muhammad Ali met in the ring in Zaïre. While Ali won that war, it's Foreman who has found lasting peace

October 08, 1984 | Robert Sullivan
It was the autumn of 1971 and I was flailing at tennis balls on a clay court in Hanover, N.H., trying hard to make the Dartmouth freshman team. Suddenly the varsity coach appeared at courtside....

October 08, 1984 | Compiled by GREG KELLY
PRO FOOTBALL—NFL: "Winning close games is Raider tradition, it doesn't matter who's wearing the uniform," said quarterback Jim Plunkett after Los Angeles overcame a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit...

October 08, 1984
AMY AARSENWICHITA, KANS.Amy, 15, was the state girls' high school diving champion in both Minnesota and Kansas, a result of her family's move in midyear. In winning the Kansas title, she set a...

October 08, 1984 | Edited by Gay Flood
FOOTBALL AND THE NAVAJO NATIONSir:I have long believed that SPORTS ILLUSTRATED regularly provides intelligent analysis of issues in and around sport. Even with that as background, I was pleasantly...