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Larry Bird of the Boston Celtics enjoys fishing on the lake while at rookie camp in Boston, Mass in 1979. (Dick Raphael/NBAE via Getty Images)

GALLERY: Athletes Fishing

Larry Bird of the Boston Celtics enjoys fishing on the lake while at rookie camp in Boston, Mass in 1979. (Dick Raphael/NBAE via Getty Images)
GALLERY: Athletes Fishing

Bobby Allison (left, in helmet) famously fights with Cale Yarborough (right) as Allison’s brother, Donnie, swings his helmet at Yarborough after the 1979 Daytona 500. Donnie Allison was leading the race on the final lap when Yarborough spun both of them into the infield. They started fighting shortly thereafter, prompting Bobby Allison to pull over and join. The incident drew great publicity for NASCAR, with many considering the 1979 500 the most important race in stock car history. (AP)

GALLERY: Classic Photos From The Daytona 500

Bobby Allison (left, in helmet) famously fights with Cale Yarborough (right) as Allison’s brother, Donnie, swings his helmet at Yarborough after the 1979 Daytona 500. Donnie Allison was leading the race on the final lap when Yarborough spun both of them into the infield. They started fighting shortly thereafter, prompting Bobby Allison to pull over and join. The incident drew great publicity for NASCAR, with many considering the 1979 500 the most important race in stock car history. (AP)
GALLERY: Classic Photos From The Daytona 500

Steelers WR Lynn Swann poses in a tuxedo outside Pittsburgh’s Three Rivers Stadium in Nov. 1979. (Heinz Kluetmeier/SI)

Steelers WR Lynn Swann poses in a tuxedo outside Pittsburgh’s Three Rivers Stadium in Nov. 1979. (Heinz Kluetmeier/SI)

John (left) and Jim (right) Harbaugh pose at their high school graduations in 1979 and 1980 respectively. The two will become the first brothers to ever face off in the Super Bowl when the Ravens and 49ers meet a week from Sunday. (Courtesy of the Harbaugh Family)

GALLERY: Childhood Photos of the Harbaugh Family

John (left) and Jim (right) Harbaugh pose at their high school graduations in 1979 and 1980 respectively. The two will become the first brothers to ever face off in the Super Bowl when the Ravens and 49ers meet a week from Sunday. (Courtesy of the Harbaugh Family)
GALLERY: Childhood Photos of the Harbaugh Family

Willie Stargell and Terry Bradshaw pose together during a photo shoot for Sports Illustrated’s 1979 Sportsman of the Year. (Walter Iooss Jr./SI)

SI VAULT: Two champs from Pittsburgh win SI’s highest honor (12.24.79)

Willie Stargell and Terry Bradshaw pose together during a photo shoot for Sports Illustrated’s 1979 Sportsman of the Year. (Walter Iooss Jr./SI)
SI VAULT: Two champs from Pittsburgh win SI’s highest honor (12.24.79)

Indiana State forward Larry Bird tries to find an opening during a Jan. 1979 game against Southern Illinois. Three months later, Bird would lead the Sycamores to the national championship game, where they’d lose to Magic Johnson’s Michigan State squad. (Rich Clarkson/SI)

GALLERY: Larry Bird - The Indiana State Years | Classic Photos of Bird

Indiana State forward Larry Bird tries to find an opening during a Jan. 1979 game against Southern Illinois. Three months later, Bird would lead the Sycamores to the national championship game, where they’d lose to Magic Johnson’s Michigan State squad. (Rich Clarkson/SI)
GALLERY: Larry Bird - The Indiana State Years | Classic Photos of Bird

Michigan State guard Magic Johnson relaxes on the couch of his East Lansing home during a 1979 SI photo shoot. (Lane Stewart/SI)

GALLERY: Magic Johnson - The College Years

Michigan State guard Magic Johnson relaxes on the couch of his East Lansing home during a 1979 SI photo shoot. (Lane Stewart/SI)
GALLERY: Magic Johnson - The College Years

Bobby Allison (left, in helmet) fights with Cale Yarborough (right) as Allison’s brother, Donnie, swings his helmet at Yarborough after the 1979 Daytona 500. Donnie Allison was leading the race on the final lap when Yarborough spun both of them into the infield. They started fighting shortly thereafter, prompting Bobby Allison to pull over and join. The incident drew great publicity for NASCAR, with many considering the 1979 500 the most important race in stock car history. (AP)

GALLERY: Classic Photos of the Daytona 500
MARTIN: Delay of Daytona 500 could pay off for NASCAR 
ANDERSON: My pick for Daytona 500, plus four to watch

Bobby Allison (left, in helmet) fights with Cale Yarborough (right) as Allison’s brother, Donnie, swings his helmet at Yarborough after the 1979 Daytona 500. Donnie Allison was leading the race on the final lap when Yarborough spun both of them into the infield. They started fighting shortly thereafter, prompting Bobby Allison to pull over and join. The incident drew great publicity for NASCAR, with many considering the 1979 500 the most important race in stock car history. (AP)
GALLERY: Classic Photos of the Daytona 500MARTIN: Delay of Daytona 500 could pay off for NASCAR ANDERSON: My pick for Daytona 500, plus four to watch

John McEnroe turns 53 today. In this 1979 photo, the tempestuous tennis star relaxes at home with a cassette player, Robert Ludlum novel and a bunch of tennis rackets. (David Montgomery/Getty Images)

GALLERY: Rare Photos of John McEnroe and Bjorn Borg 
SI VAULT: At 19, McEnroe already a force (12.18.78)


John McEnroe turns 53 today. In this 1979 photo, the tempestuous tennis star relaxes at home with a cassette player, Robert Ludlum novel and a bunch of tennis rackets. (David Montgomery/Getty Images)GALLERY: Rare Photos of John McEnroe and Bjorn Borg SI VAULT: At 19, McEnroe already a force (12.18.78)