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January 3, 1977 Table Of Contents

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NFL Playoffs

REVENGE FOR THE RAIDERS

Frustrated for nearly a decade, Oakland finally made it back to the Super Bowl, beating the hated Pittsburgh Steelers and setting up a finale against Minnesota

By Robert F. Jones

KICK IN THE PANTS FOR L.A.

By Dan Jenkins

THAT BABY FACE WILL FOOL YOU

Steve Cauthen turned 16 on Derby Day and hit New York at the end of November. Since then, in 21 days of riding, the apprentice jockey has won 29 races and $375,000 in purses and has been called the next Shoemaker

By William Leggett

Fight Game

KEEPING THE FIGHT GAME AFLOAT

The quarterfinals of Don King's U.S. Boxing Championship get a weigh this month aboard the carrier Lexington

By Mark Kram

Road Trip

one more for the road

Right at the start of a trip there are problems for the Milwaukee Bucks—the bus seats are too small. So are airplane lavatories and hotel beds. An NBA team on the road survives all this—plus tedium and "Search for Tomorrow"

By John Papanek

College Basketball

Bundle from home for the Bulldogs

Rickey Brown sets off wild dreams of the NCAA finals at Mississippi State

By Kent Hannon

THE WEEK

Skiing

A Wise man and his gift

All their expenses paid, the top European stars came to Wisconsin for the first U.S. Nordic World Cup event and were dazzled by the hoopla and tough trails

By William Oscar Johnson

Olympics

Placid is not peaceful

Environmentalists have a wary eye on Lake Placid's Olympic plans for 1980; nevertheless the Games should go on

By William Oscar Johnson

Gallantly Screaming

Gallantly Screaming

The musical qualities of 'The Star-Spangled Banner' are debatable, but love it or loathe it, the anthem is so much a staple of American sport that it is bellowed, bebopped, blown or just plain botched before virtually every game

By J. D. Reed

For The Record

A roundup of the week Dec. 20-26

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

19TH HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER

Edited by Gay Flood

Departments

LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER

By John A. Meyers

SCORECARD

Edited by Robert W. Creamer

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