FOR NOV. 30, 2015


Fish Tales

After the 49ers defeated the Dolphins 38--16 in Super Bowl XIX, Miami owner Joe Robbie left Stanford Stadium knowing he had the second-best team in football but not knowing the location of one of his sons, Dolphins general manager Michael Robbie.... Every Wednesday, leading up to Super Bowl 50—which kicks off at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on Feb. 7— will publish an installment of our Untold Super Bowl Stories, focusing on the overlooked, forgotten or just plain strange history of football's biggest game. This week, go to to read Michael Rosenberg's story on the Robbie family, which chronicles the younger Robbie's struggle with substance abuse and his erratic behavior while serving as GM, Joe's plans for a Super Bowl in Miami and the family's feud over Joe's multimillion-dollar estate.


Top Stories

1 The Palmer Plan

For a roundup of last week's most popular stories on—including a feature on how Cardinals QB Carson Palmer learned 171 plays in five days—go to

2 The Center of Innovation

Former Crystal Palace USA player-coach Jim Cherneski has created one of soccer's most popular brands

3 The Car Club

Giving a car to the MVP after a championship game is a tradition older than the Super Bowl itself

4 Wall Street to the Power Five?

How former CEO Joe Moglia emerged as Coastal Carolina's inventive coach

5 Hometown History

Wichita State guard Fred VanVleet is driven (and haunted) by his hometown's past


Digital Bonus

It Wasn't a Fluke, It Was a Flutie

From the SI Vault Dec. 3, 1984

Doug Flutie arched a last-second pass into the heavens that gave BC—ho-hum—another miracle win

By John Underwood

To read this and other stories from the SPORTS ILLUSTRATED archives, go to

Plus, relive Underwood's cover story on Flutie's famous Hail Mary at