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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL'S BEST TEAM MAY HAVE BEEN EVERETT, MASS., 1914

By Morin Bishop

Pro Football 1984

THE RUSH IS ON

The NFL action will be back on the field as Franco Harris and Walter Payton home in on Jim Brown's career rushing record

By Paul Zimmerman

He's Aiming To Make History

Walter Payton of the Chicago Bears is on target to become pro football's alltime leading rusher this season

By Rick Telander

WHERE HAVE YOU GONE, SONNY JURGENSEN?

The author turns his lonely eyes to those heroes of yore, quarterbacks, and belittles today's snap-takers

By Frank Deford

NO! NO! NO! GASTINEAU

The NFL outlawed his sack dance but the Jets' Mark Gastineau still plans to make his presence felt, particularly by opposing quarterbacks.

By Bruce Newman

Inside Slant On The Pros

After finishing all his stories and scouting reports, SI's NFL expert, Paul Zimmerman, still had things he wanted to get off his chest

AFC EAST

By Paul Zimmerman

AFC CENTRAL

By Paul Zimmerman

AFC WEST

By Paul Zimmerman

NFC EAST

By Paul Zimmerman

NFC CENTRAL

By Paul Zimmerman

NFC WEST

By Paul Zimmerman

Footage That Can Go To Your Head

NFL Films, a family-run business, is a house organ that has made sweet music, reeling in 33 Emmy Awards

By William Taaffe

AL TO WORLD: GET OUT OF OUR WAY

On the field and off, Al Davis and his L.A. Raiders keep rolling over the NFL establishment in their own inimitable way

By Paul Zimmerman

Miami's Set of Sparkling Studs

Dan Marino of the Dolphins may be the best young pro quarterback, but is he better than the Hurricanes' Bernie Kosar?

By John Underwood

College Football 1984

WALK-ONS ARE NOW IN THE RUNNING

The lowly walk-on is a special breed of player who supposedly doesn't have what it takes to make the varsity but more and more is rising to the top of the depth chart

By Jack McCallum

BO ON THE GO

The straw that stirs the drink at Auburn, Bo Jackson is a legend in Alabama and this season's hottest Heisman candidate

By Alexander Wolff

Inside Slant On The Colleges

Douglas S. Looney gives the skinny on everything from booster clubs to coaches who are in trouble to the 28 first-round picks in the 1985 NFL draft

A Supremely Unsettling Smorgasbord

Thanks to the high court we'll get a rich menu of games, but most schools will get less bread

By William Taaffe

1. UCLA

By Alexander Wolff

2. NEBRASKA

By Jack McCallum

3. PITTSBURGH

By John Garrity

4. AUBURN

By Alex Wolff

5. OHIO STATE

By Ralph Wiley

6. IOWA

By Jack McCallum

7. CLEMSON

By Jaime Diaz

8. SMU

By Jack Falla

9. TEXAS

By Jack Falla

10. NOTRE DAME

By Rick Telander

11. PENN STATE

By Ralph Wiley

12. ARIZONA STATE

By Bruce Anderson

14. OKLAHOMA

By N. Brooks Clark

15. FLORIDA

By Jaime Diaz

16. ALABAMA

By Jill Lieber

17. BOSTON COLLEGE

By John Garrity

18. MICHIGAN

By Sandy Keenan

19. WASHINGTON

By Jack McCallum

20. OKLAHOMA STATE

By N. Brooks Clark

THE CONFERENCES

By N. Brooks Clark

INDEPENDENTS

DIVISION I-AA

DIVISION II

DIVISION III

HE'S A ONE-MAN GANG

Producing the nation's No. 1 junior-college team and a bevy of future stars has made Dick Foster almost as legendary in Coffeyville, Kansas as the Dalton gang

By John Garrity

OH, THAT OLD COLLEGE SPIRIT

Like vintage wine, these lifetime loyalists grow more intriguing with age. Refusing to wither on the vine, they have put together amazing attendance streaks that date back as far as 1911. What keeps these diehards going? For Giles Pellerin, who calls the USC players his "children," the Trojans are like family. Lourene Wishart hasn't missed a Nebraska home game in 61 years because she likes a "winner." Wes Schulmerich, an 83-year-old Oregon State fan, says he refuses to die until the Beavers win three games in a season. Indeed, it can be said that all of these devotees live for their teams.

By Franz Lidz

College Football 1984/

13. MIAMI

By Rick Telander

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LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER

By Robert L. Miller

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