CONTENTS

January 14, 1985

Cover photograph by Walter Iooss Jr.

The NFL Playoffs

14 Miami's Dan Marino was unstoppable as the Dolphins decked Pittsburgh 45-28 in the AFC championship game
by Ralph Wiley

22 As is his wont, Bill Walsh had his offense well scripted, but it was his tough D that powered the 49ers over Chicago
by Paul Zimmerman

30 A Double Helping Of Special K
Two very similar centers, Joe Kleine of Arkansas and Jon Koncak of SMU, are the stars on a long-running serial
by Jack McCallum

32 Riding A Lonely Road To The Top
WBA welterweight king Donald Curry missed the wealth that goes with Olympic gold, but his time may be coming
by Pat Putnam

40 No. 1 In Their Hearts
Red Auerbach attained lofty new status as old Celtics gathered to play a little hoops and honor their mentor
by Frank Deford

98 And So It Came To Pass...
...that college football teams accustomed to the slag heap—notably No. 1 BYU—have flown past the big powers
by John Underwood

DEPARTMENTS

9 Scorecard
82 Swimming
86 Golf
88 College Basketball
115 For The Record
116 19th Hole

PHOTOHEINZ KLUETMEIER40

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)