14 This May Be One for the Books
With Julius Erving and Moses Malone in the starring roles, the 76ers are writing a different Philadelphia story
by Bruce Newman

20 The King Was Right, Good Buddy
Cale Yarborough followed two Richard Petty axioms at the end of the Daytona 500 and blew past Buddy Baker
by Sam Moses

22 Miles to Go Before They Sleep...
...and a promise to keep. Eamonn Coghlan and Steve Scott raced in San Diego, then flew all night to run again
by Kenny Moore

30 A New Breed of Sooner Boomer
Wayman Tisdale, the best freshman at Oklahoma, helps Coach Billy Tubbs sell hoops in football heaven
by Alexander Wolff

36 A Final Farewell to Football
Once spurned by the Chiefs, an SI writer takes a crack at the Chicago Blitz of the USFL—and learns hard truths anew
by Rick Telander

62 Show, Sex and Suburbs
Earl Foreman and other nonstop MISL promoters hope the three S's will make indoor soccer a success in the U.S.
by Frank Deford

DEPARTMENTS

Scorecard 9
Skating 48
Golf 50
Horse Racing 52
College Basketball 54
TV/Radio 58
For the Record 79
19th Hole 80

Credits on page 79

Cover photograph by Jerry Wachter

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)