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February 02, 1987 | Volume 66, Issue 5

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Phil Simms Cover - Sports Illustrated February 02, 1987

February 02, 1987 | Donald J. Barr
The traits that I admire most in great athletes," says SI staff writer Ralph Wiley, "are versatility, flexibility and relentlessness."

February 02, 1987 | Paul Zimmerman

February 02, 1987 | E.M. Swift
Perhaps it's the eye-black smeared across his unshaven face, or the fact that he spits out the words "pretty-boy wide-outs" as if he's speaking of maggots, but it's difficult to imagine Phil...

February 02, 1987 | Roger Rosenblatt
The man in the blue hat sights Mark Bavaro in his binoculars, intent as an ornithologist viewing a rare bird. There! He bellows as Bavaro envelops a pass from Phil Simms; squeals as Bavaro drags...

February 02, 1987 | Ralph Wiley
Wimp Sanderson has given Alabama's football-mad fans reason to become hoops-happy

February 02, 1987 | Franz Lidz
William Reed Jr., 16, is the fastest high school quarter-miler in the country, and some think he will be the best ever

February 02, 1987 | Edited by Gay Flood
SWEET CHIEVOUSI enjoyed immensely Alexander Wolff's article on Missouri's Derrick Chievous, the Jim McMahon of college hoops (Tiger Of Another Stripe, Jan. 12). Of late, my game has been less than...

February 02, 1987 | Ralph Wiley

February 02, 1987 | Curry Kirkpatrick
You know all about the guys from Alabama, UNLV, Carolina and the rest of the biggies, but what about the women's game? Herewith a report:

February 02, 1987 | Curry Kirkpatrick
Stacey Spitko of Bucknell averages a perfect 4.0 in her accounting major and 40-plus minutes per game (one went OT) for the Bisons.

February 02, 1987 | Alexander Wolff
Until Cheryl Miller arrived at Southern Cal five years ago, college basketball had never seen a woman so big who played with such abandon and dexterity. When Miller ended her career last spring as...

February 02, 1987 | Hank Hersch
The Longhorn women beat Florida and the men followed suit

February 02, 1987 | David Remnick

February 02, 1987 | Joan Ackermann-Blount

February 02, 1987 | Richard B. Stolley
The immense popularity of boxing as big-ticket public entertainment in this country may have surprised a lot of people—but not the little town of Pekin, Ill., and not me, either.

February 02, 1987 | Compiled by Cathrine Wolf
PRO BASKETBALL—Detroit sat alone atop the Central Division for the first time since April 1984 after the Pistons beat Atlanta, which had led the division all season, 108-98. It was the Pistons'...

February 02, 1987
CHRIS WILLIAMSCLEVELANDChris, a senior tailback, rushed for 1,032 yards and 14 touchdowns on 119 carries in four playoff games, to lead St. Edward High to second place in the Division I state...

February 02, 1987 | Bruce Newman
Getting it right has never been a particularly important, or in some cases, even desirable, part of filmmaking—the best movies create their own reality, and if Casablanca wasn't really like that,...

February 02, 1987 | William Oscar Johnson
The Australians have brought new luster to a sailing classic

February 02, 1987 | Jim Harmon
When it comes to distance training indoors, runners on treadmills and cyclists on stationary bikes no longer have a technological edge over their aquatic counterparts. The concept of swimming in...

February 02, 1987

February 02, 1987
•Gene Mauch, California Angels manager, on broadcaster and Hall of Fame pitcher Don Drysdale: "He talks very well for a guy who had two fingers in his mouth all of his life."