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December 14, 1981 | Volume 55, Issue 25

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Chris Collinsworth Cover - Sports Illustrated December 14, 1981

December 14, 1981 | Jim Kaplan
In the first inning of Game 3 of the recent World Series, the Dodgers' Bill Russell executed one of baseball's most difficult maneuvers—a righthanded push bunt between the pitcher and the first...

December 14, 1981 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum

December 14, 1981 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
•Tom Lasorda, Dodger manager, after the firing of Laker Coach Paul Westhead: "I got nervous the other day when a friend said he saw Fernando Valenzuela in a restaurant with Magic Johnson."

December 14, 1981 | Anthony Cotton
As the game's greatest rivalry resumed, a little man gave the Celtics a big lift over the 76ers

December 14, 1981 | William Nack
After a 5½-year layoff, 37-year-old Joe Frazier returned to the ring to fight—please say it isn't so, Joe—Jumbo Cummings

December 14, 1981 | Clive Gammon
Witchcraft was out and crafty play in as UConn's homebreds outlasted Alabama A&M's imports for the NCAA soccer title

December 14, 1981 | Jack McCallum

December 14, 1981 | John Underwood
Give a listen to Cincinnati's rookie sensation, Cris Collinsworth, who can drop a quote as well as he can grab a pass

December 14, 1981 | Jule Campbell
Helicopter skiers ride high without the hassle. They hop a chopper to the top of a mountain, then ski down the unmarked powder. No lift lines, no crowded slopes. But the lack of resort amenities—a...

December 14, 1981 | William Oscar Johnson
There is a fanaticism among powder skiers that borders on dementia. These people seriously compare the joys of such skiing to those of food, drink, music, literature, sex—even money—and insist...

December 14, 1981 | Robert F. Jones
This magnificent gobbler bursting from the corn is any hunter's dream—and for $100,000 one could have it as his own

December 14, 1981 | Alexander Wolff
With No. 2 son, Ray Meyer of DePaul gave his No. 1 son a valuable licking

December 14, 1981 | Herm Weiskopf

December 14, 1981 | Herm Weiskopf
DAN CALLANDRILLO: Seton Hall's 6'2" guard had 34 points, including the deciding hoop with four seconds left in OT, as the Pirates upset Houston 87-85. He scored 21 in a 71-64 defeat of Fordham.

December 14, 1981 | Ronald N. Campbell
The battered leather headgear of Rockne and Thorpe has evolved into today's colorful globelike helmet decorated with graphic wonders—some, of course, more wonderful than others. Originally...

December 14, 1981 | Mike DelNagro
The word on the multilingual Nordiques is that they're now big winners

December 14, 1981 | William Oscar Johnson

December 14, 1981 | Jill Lieber
The Itch. Many a swimmer is frantically scratching these days and wondering what to do about the tender red blotches that dot his skin. With more people plunging into pools, especially heavily...

December 14, 1981
18-20—Walter Iooss Jr.21—John Iacono22—Tony Triolo23—John Iacono26, 27—Ronald C. Modra28—Paul Kennedy (top), Ronald C. Modra33—Ronald C. Modra (top), Paul Kennedy (bottom)34, 35—Andy Hayt (left),...

December 14, 1981 | Compiled by JANE E. BACHMAN
PRO BASKETBALL—At 8:06 into the first quarter of a game against Utah, Los Angeles' Kareem Abdul-Jabbar sank a lefthanded hook shot that rattled the record books. It brought to 26,711 his career...

December 14, 1981
LISA CASTELLUCCISMITHFIELD, R.I.Castellucci, a freshman at Rollins College, beat 181 other competitors to win the Maclay championship at the National Horse Show in New York City. The last two...

December 14, 1981 | Edited By Margaret Sieck
BEAR AND BUDSir:In his article on Coach Paul (Bear) Bryant ("I Do Love the Football," Nov. 23), Frank Deford brings another great coach into the picture, Bud Wilkinson, formerly of the Oklahoma...