The NFL Playoffs 14
Aided by a controversial call against the Oilers, Pittsburgh turned back Houston 27-13 to win the AFC title 16
by Paul Zimmerman
Aided by Tampa Bay's nothing offense, Los Angeles beat the Bucs 9-0 to win the NFC crown and its first Super Bowl berth 18
by Joe Marshall
The Broad Street Streakers Skate On 22
Philadelphia's Flyers outsocked the Rangers and outscored the Sabres, extending their record unbeaten streak to 35 games
by E. M. Swift
January 14, 1980
A Beautiful Rose, Even for 'Bama 28
USC's one-point win over Ohio State provided the best of the bowls—and an undisputed national title for Alabama
by Douglas S. Looney
A Range of Diversity 110
The pastime of trailing, or finding tracks and other signs of wildlife, is best in the unique environment of Arizona's "mountain islands"
by Bil Gilbert
College Basketball 34
Track & Field 103
TV Radio 109
For the Record 127
19th Hole 128
Credits on page 127
Cover photograph by Walter Iooss Jr.
Another PGA road show starts with Bob Hope's Desert Classic. This year's path to golfing's sunny millions is clouded by sagging TV ratings and the absence of an attractive challenger to Tom Watson. Dan Jenkins looks to the season ahead.
The road to super bowl XIV is paved with gold for Pittsburgh and L.A., thanks to the boardroom and public relations talents of Mr. P.R. himself, Pete Rozelle. Frank Deford profiles the NFL commissioner as he completes the 20th year of his reign.