10 The Raiders Were Suped Up
Oakland gave vent to its frustrations by routing still-frustrated Minnesota in the Super Bowl
by Dan Jenkins

16 Blasting Off in Houston
A new coach, a rookie and a high school grad who's been around have the Rockets fired up
by Curry Kirkpatrick

18 Cure for an Olympian Ache
A report by the Commission on Olympic Sports may be worth its weight in gold medals
by Kenny Moore

26 A Ride to Glory and Gloom
Just when it appeared Kitty O'Neil would break the land-speed record, her problems began
by Coles Phinizy

32 Lemons to Cure the Blues
Even when his Longhorns lose, Texas Basketball Coach Abe Lemons scores with his one-liners
by Edwin Shrake

58 The Marlboro Man
Behind those ideal-cowboy looks lies a real cowboy who lives out where the flavor is
by Mason Smith

The Departments

6 Scorecard
40 College Basketball
47 TV/Radio
48 Tennis
50 Golf
54 Skiing
68 For the Record
70 19th Hole

Credits on page 68

Cover photograph by Walter Iooss Jr.

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Next Week

Tank heaven for not-so-little girls, and here they are again in our annual please-cancel-my-subscription issue, this year striped for action and looking tigerish in their tank (or racing) suits. Hawaii's Maui is where they're at and, as Richard W. Johnston discloses, where it's at, it being a hot new resort and the world's best potato chips. Frank Deford reveals there are now 25 McDonald's in Hawaii, but that doesn't mean the islands are going downhill. Hey, life is commercial.

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