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28 Dallas Does It
The Cowboys stunned the Giants with two touchdowns late in the first half and won the NFC East
by Rick Telander

32 Slap Shot II: Brett Hull
The great Bobby has a son who's firing them like the old man on the collegiate rinks of the Midwest
by Jack Falla

34 Call It The Blowout Bowl
In a matchup of unbeatens, Fresno State crushed Bowling Green 51-7 in the California Bowl
by Douglas S. Looney

36 Dr. Z Zeros In On The Top Pros
As the game becomes more specialized, the author's picks reflect the NFL's changing nature
by Paul Zimmerman

44 No Longer A Cozy Corner
What has happened to our once comfortable world of sports? Bigness, greed, says the author
by Frank Deford

62 Moments Of 1985
The winners, the losers, the highlights and lowlights of the year in sports are recalled in 16 pages of photographs

78 Sportsman Of The Year
For 20 years of excellence and a great championship season, SI honors Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
by Gary Smith

96 Your Uncle Sam's Attic
Photographer Brian Lanker focuses in on an array of memorabilia at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington

110 Good Ol' Charlie Schulz
The holidays always bring you Charlie Brown specials, and the creator, Charles Schulz, is special, too
by Franz Lidz

126 Audubon: Mystery, Passion, Beauty
In the bicentennial of his birth, John Audubon still exerts a powerful influence on our view of nature
by Bil Gilbert


23 Scorecard
144 College Basketball
148 Extra Points
159 TV/Radio
162 For The Record
164 19th Hole

Cover painting by Larry Rivers



LEADING OFF: SI's 1985 Sportsman of the Year, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, was very much the center of attention at his UCLA graduation in 1969, when he was still known as Lew Alcindor.