Table of Contents

September 04, 1984

PRO FOOTBALL

14 THE RUSH IS ON
The NFL action will be back on the held as the game's top ballcarriers take center stage
by PAUL ZIMMERMAN

26 HE'S AIMING TO MAKE HISTORY
The Chicago Bears' Walter Pay ton is on target to become the alltime leading rusher in '84
by RICK TELANDER

42 WHERE HAVE YOU GONE, JOHNNY U?
The author turns his lonely eyes to quarterbacks of yore, not today's mere "snap-takers"
by FRANK DEFORD

46 NO! NO! NO! GASTINEAU
The NFL outlawed his sack dance, but Mark Gastineau plans to make his presence felt
by BRUCE NEWMAN

52 INSIDE SLANT ON THE PROS
After finishing his stories and scouting reports, SI's NFL expert still had things to say
by PAUL ZIMMERMAN

56 SCOUTING REPORTS
An analysis of all 28 teams, including power ratings and projected division finishes
by PAUL ZIMMERMAN

84 IT'S ALL IN THE FAMILY
NFL Films is a house organ that has made sweet music, reeling in 33 Emmy A wards
by WILLIAM TAAFFE

86 AL TO THE WORLD: MOVE OVER
On the field and off, Al Davis and his Raiders keep rolling over the NFL establishment
by PAUL ZIMMERMAN

104 MIAMI'S SET OF SPARKLING STUDS
Dan Marino of the Dolphins may be terrific, but so is the Hurricanes' Bernie Kosar
by JOHN UNDERWOOD

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

120 WALK-ONS ARE IN THE RUNNING
More and more the lonely walk-on is earning a position at the top of the depth chart
by JACK McCALLUM

134 BO ON THE GO
Auburn running back Bo Jackson is a legend in Alabama and a hot Heisman candidate
by ALEXANDER WOLFF

146 INSIDE SLANT ON THE COLLEGES
Here's the lowdown on everything from booster clubs to coaches who're in trouble
by DOUGLAS S. LOONEY

150 AT EVERY FLICK OF THE DIAL
Thanks to the Supreme Court, the tube will be rich but most schools will end up poorer
by WILLIAM TAAFFE

152 SCOUTING REPORTS
Full-page previews of all the Top 20 teams as well as rundowns on the 10 Division I-A conferences, the major independents and the Division I-AA, II and III leaders

196 HE'S A ONE-MAN GANG
Dick Foster has produced the nation's No. 1 junior college team and a bevy of future stars
by JOHN GARRITY

202 OH, THAT OLD COLLEGE SPIRIT
A look at some vintage fans with remarkable attendance streaks that date back as far as 1911
by FRANZ LIDZ

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