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Raiders defensive end Otis Sistrunk sacks Fran Tarkenton, forcing the Vikings quarterback to fumble during Super Bowl XI in Jan. 1977. Oakland’s offense had a field day with the Vikings, setting a Super Bowl record with 429 yards of offense in the 32-14 win. (Walter Iooss Jr./SI)

GALLERY: SI’s 100 Best Super Bowl Photos 

Raiders defensive end Otis Sistrunk sacks Fran Tarkenton, forcing the Vikings quarterback to fumble during Super Bowl XI in Jan. 1977. Oakland’s offense had a field day with the Vikings, setting a Super Bowl record with 429 yards of offense in the 32-14 win. (Walter Iooss Jr./SI)
GALLERY: SI’s 100 Best Super Bowl Photos 

Happy 56th birthday Larry Bird. (Lane Stewart/SI)

GALLERY: Rare Photos of Larry Bird

Happy 56th birthday Larry Bird. (Lane Stewart/SI)
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Larry Bird

Jo Jo White advances the ball against the defense of George Karl during a 1977 Celtics-Spurs game. Karl, who averaged 6.5 points in his five-year career, is now head coach of the Denver Nuggets. (Dick Raphael/SI)

GALLERY: When Coaches Were Players | Iconic Celtics Photos

Jo Jo White advances the ball against the defense of George Karl during a 1977 Celtics-Spurs game. Karl, who averaged 6.5 points in his five-year career, is now head coach of the Denver Nuggets. (Dick Raphael/SI)
GALLERY: When Coaches Were Players | Iconic Celtics Photos

Earl Anthony works on his game at Pacific Lanes during a 1977 SI photo shoot. Anthony won 43 titles on the PBA Tour as well as six Bowler of the Year awards. (Lane Stewart/SI)

SI VAULT: Anthony becomes the pro tour’s first $100,000-a-year man (5.7.77)

Earl Anthony works on his game at Pacific Lanes during a 1977 SI photo shoot. Anthony won 43 titles on the PBA Tour as well as six Bowler of the Year awards. (Lane Stewart/SI)
SI VAULT: Anthony becomes the pro tour’s first $100,000-a-year man (5.7.77)

George Steinbrenner and Thurman Munson celebrate the Yankees victory in the 1977 World Series. According to a report in today’s New York Daily News, the Steinbrenner family may put the team up for sale. (Heinz Kluetmeier/SI)

TRUTH AND RUMORS: Are the Yankees up for sale?
GALLERY
: Rare Photos of George Steinbrenner


George Steinbrenner and Thurman Munson celebrate the Yankees victory in the 1977 World Series. According to a report in today’s New York Daily News, the Steinbrenner family may put the team up for sale. (Heinz Kluetmeier/SI)
TRUTH AND RUMORS: Are the Yankees up for sale?GALLERY: Rare Photos of George Steinbrenner

Football: Super Bowl XI: Oakland Raiders coach John Madden walks off the field after leading the Raiders to victory over the Vikings in Super Bowl XI. Behind Madden is Gene Upshaw holding a “We’re No. 1” sign. In this week’s Monday Morning Quarterback, SI’s Peter King writes about how Oakland is finally doing things right and are an organization on the upswing. (Neil Leifer/SI)

KING MMQB: Raiders finally doing things the right way and other draft thoughts 
PAULINE: Who’s rising, who’s falling in the NFL Draft after pro days
GALLERY: SI.com’s All-Time 20 Sportscasters

Football: Super Bowl XI: Oakland Raiders coach John Madden walks off the field after leading the Raiders to victory over the Vikings in Super Bowl XI. Behind Madden is Gene Upshaw holding a “We’re No. 1” sign. In this week’s Monday Morning Quarterback, SI’s Peter King writes about how Oakland is finally doing things right and are an organization on the upswing. (Neil Leifer/SI)
KING MMQB: Raiders finally doing things the right way and other draft thoughts PAULINE: Who’s rising, who’s falling in the NFL Draft after pro daysGALLERY: SI.com’s All-Time 20 Sportscasters

Muhammad Ali has a shave in the bathroom of his Chicago home in 1977. Click below for a gallery of Athletes In The Bathroom. (Terry Fincher/Getty Images)

GALLERY: Athletes In The Bathroom

Muhammad Ali has a shave in the bathroom of his Chicago home in 1977. Click below for a gallery of Athletes In The Bathroom. (Terry Fincher/Getty Images)
GALLERY: Athletes In The Bathroom

Members of the 1977 Marquette Basketball team that won the National Championship put on their best outfits for a photo shoot. From left to right are Jim Boylan, Bill Neary, Ulice Payne, Butch Lee, Jim Dudley, Gary Rosenberger, Bernard Toone, Jerome Whitehead, Craig Butrym, Robert Byrd and Bo Ellis. (Courtesy of Marquette)

SI VAULT: After 13 years at Marquette, McGuire gets national title sendoff (4.4.77)

Members of the 1977 Marquette Basketball team that won the National Championship put on their best outfits for a photo shoot. From left to right are Jim Boylan, Bill Neary, Ulice Payne, Butch Lee, Jim Dudley, Gary Rosenberger, Bernard Toone, Jerome Whitehead, Craig Butrym, Robert Byrd and Bo Ellis. (Courtesy of Marquette)
SI VAULT: After 13 years at Marquette, McGuire gets national title sendoff (4.4.77)

Reggae star (and soccer aficionado) Bob Marley would’ve turned 67 today. In this 1977 photo, Marley works on his ball skills at a soccer field in Paris. The Jamaican singer and friends were scheduled to play a friendly match against French personalities but the game was cancelled due to bad weather. (AP)

SI VAULT: Rohan Marley, son of Reggae star, a hit at Miami (9.13.93)


Reggae star (and soccer aficionado) Bob Marley would’ve turned 67 today. In this 1977 photo, Marley works on his ball skills at a soccer field in Paris. The Jamaican singer and friends were scheduled to play a friendly match against French personalities but the game was cancelled due to bad weather. (AP)
SI VAULT: Rohan Marley, son of Reggae star, a hit at Miami (9.13.93)

Legendary boxing trainer Angelo Dundee poses with Sugar Ray Leonard before his first professional bout in 1977. Besides Muhammad Ali, Leonard was Dundee’s most famous boxer. The two started working together in the late ’70s. Dundee died on Wednesday at the age of 90.  (John/Iacono/SI)

GALLERY: Rare Photos of Angelo Dundee
SI VAULT: With Ali’s trainer, Leonard coasts to victory in debut (2.14.77)

Legendary boxing trainer Angelo Dundee poses with Sugar Ray Leonard before his first professional bout in 1977. Besides Muhammad Ali, Leonard was Dundee’s most famous boxer. The two started working together in the late ’70s. Dundee died on Wednesday at the age of 90.  (John/Iacono/SI)
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Angelo DundeeSI VAULT: With Ali’s trainer, Leonard coasts to victory in debut (2.14.77)

Redskins coach George Allen talks to his players before a Dec. 1977 game against the Rams. The speech worked as the Redskins won, 17-14.  (Nate Fine/Getty Images)

SI VAULT: Redskins are the talk of DC (12.12.77)
PHOTO GALLERY: Life Inside The Locker Room

Redskins coach George Allen talks to his players before a Dec. 1977 game against the Rams. The speech worked as the Redskins won, 17-14.  (Nate Fine/Getty Images)
SI VAULT: Redskins are the talk of DC (12.12.77)PHOTO GALLERY: Life Inside The Locker Room

Who needs umpires? Orioles manager Earl Weaver tosses himself from a 1977 game against the White Sox. The short-tempered manager was displeased with a call made by the umpires. (Manny Millan/SI) 

VERDUCCI: Before laptops, spreadsheets and VORP, there was Weaver (7.13.09)

Who needs umpires? Orioles manager Earl Weaver tosses himself from a 1977 game against the White Sox. The short-tempered manager was displeased with a call made by the umpires. (Manny Millan/SI) 
VERDUCCI: Before laptops, spreadsheets and VORP, there was Weaver (7.13.09)