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Jan 31, 1994

The Best Football Game Ever Played

This SI Classic from January 1959 recounts the overtime championship game in which the NFL came of age

Apr 07, 1975

STIRRING UP THE DERBY BURGOO

Foolish Pleasure looked like a sure Triple Crown winner—until last week. Then he was beaten by Prince Thou Art, California found Avatar and Kentucky had itself a horse race again

Feb 01, 1971

Goodby to the Alka-Seltzer and Aspirin Bowl

In the past, teams got up for the Pro Bowl in cocktail lounges, but this year the game was between clubs representing the two old leagues and therefore a matter of pride. In the end, the NFL was the prouder

Dec 20, 1971

KEEPING IT SHORT AND SWEET

In a masterly performance, Johnny Unitas pecked away at the Dolphins with quick little passes and runs as Baltimore defeated Miami to take over first in the American Conference's Eastern Division

Dec 18, 1972

CHAMPION BLAHS IN BIG D

By hanging on to defeat Washington 34-24, the Cowboys qualified for a wildcard spot in the NFL playoffs, but once again last season's Super Bowl winners exhibited their confounding second-half swoon

Jan 21, 1974

It Was The Day Of The Dolphins

They came by land and by air, if not by sea, and they didn't squeak by the Vikings but roared over them in an awesome display of offense and defense to win their second straight Super Bowl

Sep 28, 1970

THE FUTURE MOVES INTO THE PAST

It may not have been instant obsolescence, but for one afternoon Minnesota showed that plain old-fashioned football could blunt Kansas City's newfangled attack

Sep 20, 1971

BIGGER AND BETTER THAN EVER

The NFL kicks off its 52nd season to criticism that the game has deteriorated, its talent been diluted. No way, says the author, who scrutinizes a mythical game: '51 Rams vs. '71 Cowboys

May 08, 1972

'Oh, what a black day for England'

The West German national team, which has battled England in two of the game's pivotal contests of recent years, turns a rematch before 100,000 at London's Wembley Stadium into something of a Teutonic romp

Jul 23, 1973

Another test for boxing on the tube

Ray Lampkin had the style and the steps, but top-ranked lightweight contender Esteban DeJesus countered with power and persistence to take a tinselly title in the second of a new series of televised matches

Sep 09, 1974

A case of setting them up for the kill

Hospitable old Havana opened its heart to the fighters in town for the first world amateur championships—feted them, fed them well, and then the Cubans danced off with most of the gold medals, cha-cha-cha

Mar 03, 1975

THE SPORT THAT CAME IN FROM THE COLD

Pelé might shudder, but indoor soccer, with six men to a side and played on a hockey-sized field, leads to more action and scoring

Jan 25, 1971

Eleven Big Mistakes

Baltimore had seven turnovers and Dallas only four as both teams bumbled through a laugher of a Super Bowl, but in the end the joke was on the Cowboys, who made the biggest mistake of all—losing

Nov 29, 1971

IT'S MONEY IN THE BANK

Though he does his level best to talk himself out of business—warning bettors they will lose—a British bookie keeps cashing in

Nov 13, 1972

SWARM TO DAYLIGHT

There is a run on rushing, and the pass is now passé in the NFL. Most of the best teams are featuring a stampede attack, and almost every club has at least one runner capable of big yardage

Sep 07, 1970

MIAMI GETS A MIRACLE WORKER

The Dolphins, who were flatter than flounders for four years, have in Don Shula a coach who knows how to talk to them. The result: four straight exhibition victories, including last week's win over Baltimore

Sep 01, 1975

Oh, that 200-yard run!

Hanging up his typewriter after 26 years in and around the NFL, the author recollects the best game, the best plays and the best players

Aug 02, 1971

END OF A BEAUTIFUL FRIENDSHIP

There were times when Muhammad Ali appeared to be sparring with his old partner, pacing himself over 12 rounds, relearning his skills. Then, at the very end, he swiftly destroyed Jimmy Ellis

Feb 07, 1972

SCRAMBLE BACK TO THE DEEP PURPLE

Fancy-foot Fran Tarkenton, looking for a winner, returns to his old team—which means that Minnesota may well return to the Super Bowl