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November 17, 1986 | Volume 65, Issue 21

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Michael Jordan Cover - Sports Illustrated November 17, 1986

November 17, 1986 | Edited by Robert Sullivan

November 17, 1986 | Edited by Robert Sullivan
•LaVell Edwards, BYU football coach and one of 14 children: "They can't fire me because my family buys too many tickets."

November 17, 1986 | Rick Telander

November 17, 1986 | Craig Neff
Hear the gasps. Air Jordan has changed planes in midflight. The phenomenally successful, midpriced (from $24.99 for the infant's model to $65 for the version that he wore) line of air-soled red,...

November 17, 1986 | Jaime Diaz
Eight weeks after back surgery, Joe Montana routed the Cards

November 17, 1986 | Bob Kravitz

November 17, 1986 | Rick Reilly

November 17, 1986 | Donald J. Barr
When we last talked about Rick Telander in this space (Sept. 24, 1984), he was writing a lot of football stories, playing guitar for the Del-Crustaceans, the rock band he founded during his years...

November 17, 1986 | William Nack

November 17, 1986 | Clint Swett
After decades of making motorcycle helmets, the Italian manufacturer Nava has built a reputation for ensuring the safety of your head, not the comfort of your feet. Now the company is betting that...

November 17, 1986 | Ralph Wiley
The Saints' Rueben Mayes, a Canadian native, is making it big in the NFL

November 17, 1986 | Jill Lieber
For those who live solely by the stat sheet, reports SI's Pat Putnam, the Doug Flutie NFL show opened and flopped in Tampa: one run for minus-one yard; one pass that flew over wide-open tight end...

November 17, 1986 | Jill Lieber
OFFENSE: The Jets' Ken O'Brien completed 26 of 33 pass attempts, including a club-record 17 straight, for 322 yards and three touchdowns as New York defeated the Atlanta Falcons 28-14.

November 17, 1986 | Douglas S. Looney

November 17, 1986 | Douglas S. Looney
Cal State-Fullerton is known derisively as Cal State-Disneyland because it's situated only 15 minutes from the amusement park in Anaheim. Indeed, too often, the kind of football the Titans play is...

November 17, 1986 | Douglas S. Looney
OFFENSE: Pitt's Craig Hey-ward, who had 254 yards in a 37-10 loss to Miami, became the first back to gain 200 yards against the Hurricanes since Tony Dorsett got 227 in 1976.

November 17, 1986 | Hank Hersch
The back who has carried the ball more times than anyone in Division I-A history is slow (4.62 is his best 40), small (5'8½", 195 pounds) and looks as if he needs to shave about every homecoming....

November 17, 1986 | William Barnhardt
If everybody had an oceanAcross the U.S.A.Then everybody'd be surfin'Like Ca-li-for-ni-a....BRIAN WILSON

November 17, 1986 | Sam Moses
Bobby Rahal capped an emotional season with the Indy Car crown

November 17, 1986 | Rick Telander

November 17, 1986 | Morin Bishop
Put on your favorite fedora, assume your most stoic expression and imagine for a moment that you're Tom Landry. You have two superbly talented runners, Tony Dorsett and Herschel Walker, just...

November 17, 1986 | Jack Falla
The wonder of an old team jacket should be that it warms twice: once by wrapping you in body heat, and again by enfolding you in the crest and colors that bring back warm memories. For years, my...

November 17, 1986 | Jaime Diaz
Charles Owens's left leg swings like a long, slow pendulum as he walks along the greens of the PGA's Senior Tour. His putter, which extends well above his waistline, has the same smooth sweep as...

November 17, 1986 | Compiled by AMY LENNARD
PRO BASKETBALL—Atlanta went three for three for the week to remain the NBA's only unbeaten team, with wins over Milwaukee (107-98), Phoenix (106-86) and Washington (110-91). The victory over...

November 17, 1986
LANCE BARTONJACKSONVILLELance, a senior linebacker for Wolfson High, had 33 tackles (22 solo, 11 assists), caused two fumbles and recovered a third during a game against Andrew Jackson High. In...

November 17, 1986 | Edited by Gay Flood
LAKER FANSir:That was a wonderful article about Jack Nicholson (Wild In The Seats, Nov. 3). You're right, we Celtics fans don't really hate him; anyone who is that devoted to his team has to be...