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October 29, 1984 | Volume 61, Issue 20

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Larry Bird Cover - Sports Illustrated October 29, 1984

October 29, 1984 | Armen Keteyian
In the spring of 1980 women professional racquetball players split off from the men's tour. Until then, the women had been little more than a sideshow. To assert their own identity, they formed...

October 29, 1984 | Lisa Twyman
Pete Maravich, his wife, Jackie, and their two children live 20 minutes from the Louisiana Superdome, his home court for four of his 10 pro basketball seasons. He might as well live 20 light-years...

October 29, 1984 | Compiled by GREG KELLY
BOXING—MARVELOUS MARVIN HAGLER retained his WBA middleweight title with a third-round TKO of Mustafa Hamsho in New York (page 30). On the same card, MIKE McCALLUM scored a unanimous 15-round...

October 29, 1984

October 29, 1984 | Edited by Gay Flood
NATURE'S LOSSSir:As an avid sportsman—hunter—and conservationist, I commend Robert Sullivan on his special report (The Torrent of Death, Oct. 15). The investigative work he did was amazing. I...

October 29, 1984 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum

October 29, 1984 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
•Pete Rose, Cincinnati Reds player-manager, on the brushback pitch. "It could permanently hurt a batter for a longtime."

October 29, 1984 | Paul Zimmerman
With quarterback Dan Marino overseeing a brilliant offense, Miami crushed New England to stay unbeaten

October 29, 1984 | Jaime Diaz
Marvelous Marvin Hagler was a big hit against Mustafa Hamsho in the Big Apple. Now he wants the Motor City Hit Man

October 29, 1984 | Douglas S. Looney
By beating BC and the redoubtable Doug Flutie, West Virginia showed it's ready to scale its way into a major bowl

October 29, 1984 | Ron Fimrite
Detroit's Jack Morris is a complex character with a simple approach to postseason play—dominate it

October 29, 1984 | Alexander Wolff
Odds are against Boston's repeating as the NBA champion. After all, nobody has done so since the Celtics in 1969—and with a lot of good reasons

October 29, 1984 | Alexander Wolff

October 29, 1984 | Alexander Wolff
THREE-BEDROOM CONDO. Each of these clubs has stability, depth and at least one superstar. Chemistry, coaching and luck will determine whether they can move into a higher rent district.

October 29, 1984
There may have been seasons when a better bunch of players became pros, but no other can match 1974 for excellence and longevity. The sons of '74 shown here are still cracking (if you include law...

October 29, 1984 | Barry McDermott
Hapless Tampa Bay has the NFL's top rusher-receiver, James Wilder

October 29, 1984 | Jill Lieber
One day before the start of the '84 season, San Francisco's Bill Walsh got to thinking about Jack (Hacksaw) Reynolds, his 36-year-old linebacker. And he started to worry. "The guy's going into his...

October 29, 1984 | Jill Lieber
When word got around that Chicago quarterback Jim McMahon demanded a shot of Marcain to numb his broken right hand (hairline fracture of the second metacarpal, at the base of the index finger)...

October 29, 1984 | Jill Lieber
Every Friday morning, St. Louis offensive coordinator Rod Dowhower gives his troops a quiz. "It covers the whole game plan in capsule form," Dowhower says. It also covers 10 pages of legal-size...

October 29, 1984 | Jill Lieber
OFFENSE: Quarterback Marc Wilson completed 24 of 37 passes for 332 yards and five TDs—one fewer than the team record shared by Tom Flores and Daryle Lamonica—as L.A. beat San Diego 44-37.

October 29, 1984 | Robert L. Miller
When the SPORTS ILLUSTRATED family got together in and around Boston last weekend to celebrate the marriage of a son and daughter, some predictable rituals took place: the tailgate party, the...

October 29, 1984 | Jack McCallum
Playing undefeated South Carolina was funereal for another opponent

October 29, 1984 | Herm Weiskopf

October 29, 1984 | Herm Weiskopf
OFFENSE: Junior quarterback Robbie Bosco propelled Brigham Young to a 30-25 WAC victory over Air Force by connecting on 28 of 41 passes for four touchdowns and a career-high 484 yards.

October 29, 1984 | Tony Kornheiser
As Dr. J proved in the 1980 NBA finals, leaping is something lots of guys can do, but hang time is the stuff of dreams