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November 19, 1984 | Volume 61, Issue 23

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Mark Duper Cover - Sports Illustrated November 19, 1984

November 19, 1984 | Michael Baughman
In an essay on hunting, the late Canadian author Roderick Haig-Brown wrote that one virtue of chasing after upland birds is that it takes hunters to places they otherwise would not have gone. I...

November 19, 1984 | William Tapply
"So how's the team look?" I asked my 11-year-old son when he got home from his first basketball practice.

November 19, 1984 | Compiled by BRUCE ANDERSON
PRO BASKETBALL—There were 14,890 fans at the Boston Garden for the Celtics' Friday night outing against the Sixers when a hockey game broke out: Superstars Larry Bird and Julius Erving squared...

November 19, 1984
CONRAD WILLRANCHO SANTA FE, CALIF.Will, 43, a real-estate developer, set a world record 10:27:08 in the masters 40-49 age group at the Ultra Distance triathlon on Cape Cod, Mass. Eight days later,...

November 19, 1984 | Franz Lidz
Sacrifice is a Celtic tradition. The Celts of old, that is, the ones who ran amok in Europe for some 800 years, were a barbaric bunch who celebrated victories by nailing the heads of their fallen...

November 19, 1984 | Edited by Gay Flood
OUR LADY'S LOSSESSir:As one of many suffering Notre Dame alumni, I wish to thank you for one of the most heartwarming stories you've ever done on Notre Dame football (Somebody Up There May Be...

November 19, 1984 | J. Austin Murphy
Eyes bloodshot and bleary, the three U.S. Open finalists slumped on stage, their battle over at long last. Applause from the gallery washed over them.

November 19, 1984 | John Garrity
When a major league baseball team fires its manager, the reasons given usually go something like this: We needed a change; the fans demanded it; the manager could no longer communicate with his...

November 19, 1984 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
RAIDER REALITIES

November 19, 1984 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
•Paul Martha, Pittsburgh Maulers president, grieving over the demise of the USFL club after one season: "I'd like to apologize to one person in particular, the man who won the name-the-team...

November 19, 1984 | John Underwood
USC beat top-ranked Washington at its own game—tenacious D—to earn a Rose Bowl bid

November 19, 1984 | Jack McCallum
What a shame it will be if America never gets to know the cast of characters that makes up the Florida football team. After laying waste to Georgia by a score of 27-0 last Saturday afternoon in...

November 19, 1984 | William Nack
The first Breeders' Cup, a $10 million equine extravaganza, opened in a burst of speed and closed with a bumpy thriller

November 19, 1984 | Robert L. Miller
Everyone knows the stereotyped image of a journalist on deadline: a hard-bitten reporter hammering away at a typewriter, sweating the last paragraph with five minutes to go. A less common image is...

November 19, 1984 | Jack Falla
Montreal, the very citadel of French-Canadian hockey prowess, now suits up six Americans, three of whom have been key figures in a fast start

November 19, 1984 | Jaime Diaz
To Larry Holmes, Marciano's mark is gravy. He keeps fighting for bread

November 19, 1984 | Craig Neff
Miami's Mark Duper has strong ties to his native Louisiana and a passion for pulling in passes

November 19, 1984 | Jeremiah Tax
Every man to his taste. When Dan Jenkins' Semi-Tough came out some years ago, I read it as a tender, old-fashioned love story that Jenkins had cleverly camouflaged with a football backdrop, a lot...

November 19, 1984 | Jim Kaplan
Long-haul scorer Kenneth Davis is leading unbeleevable (8-1) TCU

November 19, 1984 | Herm Weiskopf
SOUTH

November 19, 1984 | Herm Weiskopf
OFFENSE: Senior quarterback Frank Reich rallied Maryland from a 31-0 deficit to a 42-40 win at Miami, completing 12 of 15 second-half passes, including three for TDs, and scoring on a one-yard run.

November 19, 1984 | Bob Ottum
George Morales kept his speed up to keep the water out in the worlds

November 19, 1984 | Rick Telander
Self-effacing Mike Merriweather becomes Mike the Marauder on Sundays

November 19, 1984 | Jill Lieber
The Oilers, ranked 26th in the league in offense and 28th and last in defense, have become laughingstocks in Houston. In an attempt to polish up their image, the club bought a half-page ad in the...

November 19, 1984 | Jill Lieber
There's a record that's getting aired on rock stations around Indianapolis, but it doesn't figure to make the Top 10 in Baltimore. One of the guitar players is Jim Irsay, the 25-year-old general...

November 19, 1984 | Jill Lieber
OFFENSE: Playing against the best overall defense in the NFL, Ram running back Eric Dickerson carried the ball 28 times for 149 yards and two touchdowns as Los Angeles defeated Chicago 29-13.

November 19, 1984 | William Taaffe
NBC's broadcast of the inaugural Breeders' Cup left too much unexplained

November 19, 1984 | Frank Deford
The story of Eddie Bishop, small-town football hero, was an American classic—until he came home to Pineville, Kentucky as the high school coach