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December 03, 1984 | Volume 61, Issue 25

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Doug Flutie Cover - Sports Illustrated December 03, 1984

December 03, 1984 | Paul Zimmerman

December 03, 1984 | Jack Falla
After its most abysmal start ever, L.A. has made a regal comeback

December 03, 1984 | John Underwood
Doug Flutie arched a last-second pass into the heavens that gave BC—ho-hum—another miracle win

December 03, 1984 | Alexander Wolff
The Clippers have moved up from San Diego to provide L.A. with a cut-rate NBA alternative

December 03, 1984 | John Garrity
For Harvard man Pat McInally of the Bengals, the big picture is punting, writing and music

December 03, 1984 | Robert L. Miller
Special contributor John Garrity, whose profile of Cincinnati Bengals punter Pat McInally appears on page 36, is a night owl. When the sun rises in Kansas City, Garrity falls...asleep.

December 03, 1984 | Michael Rozek
Ira Bachrach is more than willing to name names; his 5-year-old San Francisco firm, NameLab, creates new ones for companies and products.

December 03, 1984 | Craig Neff
Pat Porter won his third straight TAC title, closing in on a legend

December 03, 1984 | Douglas S. Looney
Oklahoma State made it close for a change, but Oklahoma won again

December 03, 1984 | Franz Lidz
While many a person may be losing his marbles, Jim Ridpath is busy finding his. In antique shops, in flea markets, in the basements of the homes of elderly widows. Sometimes even in the street....

December 03, 1984 | N. Brooks Clark
"There's no defense anymore," said Maryland secondary coach Greg Williams after the Terrapins' 45-34 shootout victory over Virginia for the ACC title. The teams combined for 1,102 total yards in...

December 03, 1984 | N. Brooks Clark
OFFENSE: BC's Doug Flutie fired a last-second, 48-yard TD pass to split end Gerard Phelan to beat Miami 47-45. Overall, Flutie completed 34 of 46 passes for 472 yards and three touchdowns (page 22).

December 03, 1984 | Roger Jackson
Indiana was one of the first-week casualties, courtesy of Louisville

December 03, 1984 | Roger Jackson
STEVE MITCHELL: The 6'1" Alabama-Birmingham guard hit 26 of 56 from the field and 11 of 18 from the line for 63 points and had 10 rebounds and eight assists in UAB's Great Alaska Shootout win.

December 03, 1984 | Jill Lieber
Atlanta quarterback Steve Bartkowski was talking retirement last week after undergoing arthroscopic surgery to remove bone chips from his right knee, which is almost devoid of cartilage because of...

December 03, 1984 | Jill Lieber
The Minnesota Vikings may not be near the top of the standings, but they lead the league in Melvin Browns—they have two of them. To add to the confusion, the Browns are roommates, and both are on...

December 03, 1984 | Jill Lieber
OFFENSE: San Diego's Charlie Joiner became the NFL's alltime reception leader (651) as he caught six passes to break the record of former Redskin Charley Taylor (649) in a 52-24 loss to the Steelers.

December 03, 1984 | Andy Myer
Exercycling was never on my list of hazardous sports. Hang gliding, mountain climbing, alligator wrestling—yes. Exercycling—hardly. Barring a sudden act of God—an earthquake shaking me off the...

December 03, 1984 | Jack McCallum

December 03, 1984 | Dick Gordon
Billy Miske Jr. has these memories of Christmas 1923: the sight of a new baby grand piano downstairs in the living room of his parents' home on St. Paul's Fair-mount Avenue, and the sound of his...

December 03, 1984 | Edited by Robert W. Creamer

December 03, 1984 | Edited by Robert W. Creamer
•Cedric Maxwell, Boston Celtics forward, asked if he'd heard of New York Knicks rookie forward Ken Bannister: "The only Bannister I ever knew was the Star-Spangled Bannister."

December 03, 1984 | A.V. Rogers
I ignored coach Claus's warning and glanced left at the University of Wisconsin's junior varsity boat. No one looked back at me. Only directions droned by the starter interrupted the silence:...

December 03, 1984 | Compiled by BRUCE ANDERSON
PRO BASKETBALL—New York's Bernard King scored a career-high 52 points in a 119-100 defeat of Indiana to set a single-game Madison Square Garden record. Against the Pacers, King defied double-and...

December 03, 1984
MARCUS WELLSANNAPOLIS, MD.Marcus, a seventh-grader at Annapolis Junior High, won the Maryland Monopoly championship in a statewide tournament and thereby became, at 12 years, five months, the...

December 03, 1984 | Edited by Gay Flood
EDDIE BISHOP'S EXAMPLESir:Thanks for one of the most eye-opening, heartbreaking sports stories I have ever read in SI (A Twilight's Last Gleaming, Nov. 19). It makes me wonder if Eddie Bishop was...