Two for the Super Bowl
8 The Steelers: in the cold, the defending champions shouldered Oakland aside
by Mark Mulvoy
14 The Cowboys: the first wild-card team ever to win a title walloped the Rams
by Dan Jenkins
16 A Cavalier Attitude
When Cleveland was losing, Bill Fitch told jokes. Now he doesn't have to
by Pat Putnam
Oklahoma Takes It All
18 The Sooners boomed past Michigan in the Orange Bowl to claim the national title
by John Underwood
22 Minutes before, in the Rose Bowl, UCLA upset Ohio State to make it all possible
by Joe Jares
23 Beating Penn State, Alabama won the Sugar Bowl battle but lost a war
by Larry Keith
26 They're Off—at 56 below
The finish line was 500 miles away and the weather was everybody's enemy
by Mason Smith
74 The Paws that Refreshes
What wears four tiny ski boots, two tiny skis and wedelns with a real tail?
80 Making the Right Moves
Walter Browne says he can beat anyone at anything, especially Russians at chess
by Ray Kennedy
64 College Basketball
90 For the Record
92 19th Hole
Credits on page 90
Cover photograph by Walter Iooss Jr.
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The red invasion of North America's hockey rinks concludes with a matchup engaging the best of East and West. Mark Mulvoy reports on the showdown in Philadelphia's Spectrum.