30 years ago, on June 9, 1984, Mario Lemieux or "Super Mario" was selected by the Pittsburgh Penguins as the top pick in the NHL Draft. Lemieux — which means "the best" in French — later snapped Wayne Gretzky’s seven-year hold on the scoring title and eight-year grip on the Hart Trophy. A six-time NHL scoring leader, three-time MVP, Rookie of the Year and two-time Conn Smythe Trophy winner, number 66 made miraculous comebacks from Hodgkin’s disease and multiple back injuries and, as an encore, bought the team and saved it from bankruptcy in 1999. (Photo: Michael O’Neill/SI)

30 years ago, on June 9, 1984, Mario Lemieux or "Super Mario" was selected by the Pittsburgh Penguins as the top pick in the NHL Draft. Lemieux — which means "the best" in French — later snapped Wayne Gretzky’s seven-year hold on the scoring title and eight-year grip on the Hart Trophy. A six-time NHL scoring leader, three-time MVP, Rookie of the Year and two-time Conn Smythe Trophy winner, number 66 made miraculous comebacks from Hodgkin’s disease and multiple back injuries and, as an encore, bought the team and saved it from bankruptcy in 1999. (Photo: Michael O’Neill/SI)

Stephen Colbert poses during an SI photo shoot dressed in a uniform for the US Speedskating Team, whom “The Colbert Report” sponsored at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.  It was announced today that Colbert will replace David Letterman as host of “The Late Show” when Letterman retires in 2015. (Michael O’Neill/SI)
GALLERY: Stephen Colbert and Sports

Stephen Colbert poses during an SI photo shoot dressed in a uniform for the US Speedskating Team, whom “The Colbert Report” sponsored at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.  It was announced today that Colbert will replace David Letterman as host of “The Late Show” when Letterman retires in 2015. (Michael O’Neill/SI)

GALLERY: Stephen Colbert and Sports

Pitt running back and Heisman Trophy winner Tony Dorsett poses as Superman during a photo shoot for SI on Dec. 1, 1976.  The second overall pick of the 1977 NFL draft and four-time Pro Bowler with the Dallas Cowboys, who was inducted into both the College Football and Pro Football Hall of Fame in ‘94, turned 60 today. (Manny Millan/SI)

Pitt running back and Heisman Trophy winner Tony Dorsett poses as Superman during a photo shoot for SI on Dec. 1, 1976.  The second overall pick of the 1977 NFL draft and four-time Pro Bowler with the Dallas Cowboys, who was inducted into both the College Football and Pro Football Hall of Fame in ‘94, turned 60 today. (Manny Millan/SI)

Jimmy Graham played in the NCAA Tournament as a junior with Miami in 2008, when the No. 7 Hurricanes played Texas to a close 75-72 loss in the second round after eliminating St. Mary’s. Graham finished with 15 points off the bench in the two games and brought his dunking ability to the NFL as part of his touchdown celebrations, much like Tony Gonzalez, but the NFL has ruled against such celebrations next season. (Richard C. Lewis/Icon SMI; Al Tielemans/SI)
GALLERY: From the NCAA Tournament to the NFL

Jimmy Graham played in the NCAA Tournament as a junior with Miami in 2008, when the No. 7 Hurricanes played Texas to a close 75-72 loss in the second round after eliminating St. Mary’s. Graham finished with 15 points off the bench in the two games and brought his dunking ability to the NFL as part of his touchdown celebrations, much like Tony Gonzalez, but the NFL has ruled against such celebrations next season. (Richard C. Lewis/Icon SMI; Al Tielemans/SI)

GALLERY: From the NCAA Tournament to the NFL