1980 WAS A YEAR OF turnarounds, and not just because Roberto Duran turned his back on Sugar Ray Leonard in the ring. An effervescent rookie took the Lakers, and the NBA, to new heights. An Olympic hockey team pulled off a miracle. An aging Heisman hero achieved stardom after a decade of disappointment. A 98-year-old baseball team defied its hard-luck history to win the World Series. And a sleeper of a golf flick went on to become one of the most beloved sports movies ever. Has it really been 25 years since Caddyshack?
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