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Darrell Griffith is carried off the court after Louisville captured the 1980 National Championship. (AP)

GALLERY: Classic Photos of Louisville Basketball

Darrell Griffith is carried off the court after Louisville captured the 1980 National Championship. (AP)
GALLERY: Classic Photos of Louisville Basketball

Larry Bird tosses a no-look pass to Cedric Maxwell during a 1980 game against the Rockets. (Walter Iooss Jr./SI)

GALLERY: Rare Photos of Larry Bird

Larry Bird tosses a no-look pass to Cedric Maxwell during a 1980 game against the Rockets. (Walter Iooss Jr./SI)
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Larry Bird

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

Pete Rose takes a swing during Game 4 of the 1980 World Series between the Phillies and Royals. (Manny Millan/SI)

GALLERY: Rare Photos of Pete Rose

Pete Rose takes a swing during Game 4 of the 1980 World Series between the Phillies and Royals. (Manny Millan/SI)
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Pete Rose

Phillies lefty Steve Carlton gets set to pitch during a 1980 game against the Mets. Carlton won the Cy Young Award during the 1980 MLB season after rolling to a 24-9 record with a 2.34 ERA. He was equally impressive during the World Series, winning each of his two starts, including a seven-inning, four-hit performance during the series clinching Game 6. (Heinz Kluetmeier/SI)

SI VAULT: Carlton leads Phillies to NL East crown (10.3.83)

Phillies lefty Steve Carlton gets set to pitch during a 1980 game against the Mets. Carlton won the Cy Young Award during the 1980 MLB season after rolling to a 24-9 record with a 2.34 ERA. He was equally impressive during the World Series, winning each of his two starts, including a seven-inning, four-hit performance during the series clinching Game 6. (Heinz Kluetmeier/SI)
SI VAULT: Carlton leads Phillies to NL East crown (10.3.83)

Indiana guard Isiah Thomas dribbles upcourt during a 1980 game against Ohio State. A year later, Thomas would be named Most Outstanding Player in leading the Hoosiers to a national title. (Andy Hayt/SI)

GALLERY: Classic Photos of Isiah Thomas

Indiana guard Isiah Thomas dribbles upcourt during a 1980 game against Ohio State. A year later, Thomas would be named Most Outstanding Player in leading the Hoosiers to a national title. (Andy Hayt/SI)
GALLERY: Classic Photos of Isiah Thomas

Phillies pitcher Tug McGraw and third baseman Mike Schmidt celebrate after the final out of the 1980 World Series. Philadelphia defeated Kansas City in six games to capture the frachise’s first championship. This year’s Phillies squad is a long way from the World Series and according to SI’s Cliff Corcoran, the team should be sellers at the trade deadline. (Walter Iooss Jr./SI)

GALLERY: Iconic Photos of the Philadelphia Phillies
CORCORAN: Philadelphia should trade assets and regroup
JAFFE: Who should buy, sell in the AL East | NL East

Phillies pitcher Tug McGraw and third baseman Mike Schmidt celebrate after the final out of the 1980 World Series. Philadelphia defeated Kansas City in six games to capture the frachise’s first championship. This year’s Phillies squad is a long way from the World Series and according to SI’s Cliff Corcoran, the team should be sellers at the trade deadline. (Walter Iooss Jr./SI)
GALLERY: Iconic Photos of the Philadelphia PhilliesCORCORAN: Philadelphia should trade assets and regroupJAFFE: Who should buy, sell in the AL East | NL East

As Roy Halladay continues to struggle with his health, Philadelphia longs for the days of  Steve Carlton. The lefty pitched 15 seasons for the Phillies, winning 241 games, striking out 3,031 while winning four Cy Young Awards. (Heinz Kluetmeier/SI)  

GALLERYRemembering the 1980 World Series
CARROLL: Age may be cause of Holliday’s woes
SI VAULT: Carlton leads Philly surge (10.3.83)

As Roy Halladay continues to struggle with his health, Philadelphia longs for the days of  Steve Carlton. The lefty pitched 15 seasons for the Phillies, winning 241 games, striking out 3,031 while winning four Cy Young Awards. (Heinz Kluetmeier/SI)  
GALLERY: Remembering the 1980 World SeriesCARROLL: Age may be cause of Holliday’s woesSI VAULT: Carlton leads Philly surge (10.3.83)

Clippers forward Joe “Jellybean” Bryant blocks a shot during a 1980 game against the Lakers. Bryant may be best known as Kobe’s father, but he played eight seasons in the NBA before moving overseas to play in Italy. In this week’s Sports Illustrated, Chris Ballard profiles Kobe Bryant and the influence his father had on his life. (Richard Mackson/SI)

BALLARD: Where does Kobe’s greatness come from?
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Kobe Bryant 

Clippers forward Joe “Jellybean” Bryant blocks a shot during a 1980 game against the Lakers. Bryant may be best known as Kobe’s father, but he played eight seasons in the NBA before moving overseas to play in Italy. In this week’s Sports Illustrated, Chris Ballard profiles Kobe Bryant and the influence his father had on his life. (Richard Mackson/SI)
BALLARD: Where does Kobe’s greatness come from?GALLERY: Rare Photos of Kobe Bryant 

Bruce Jenner may be best knows as the patriarch of the Kardashian clan, but he was one of the top American athletes a few decades ago. He won the gold medal in the decathlon at the 1976 Summer Olympics, a year after winning the gold in the Pan-American Games in Mexico City. In this 1980 photo, Jenner invites SI photographer John G. Zimmerman into his Malibu home. (John G. Zimmerman/SI) 

GALLERY: The Kardashians and Sports
SI VAULT: Jenner becoming a star outside of sports (11.3.80)

Bruce Jenner may be best knows as the patriarch of the Kardashian clan, but he was one of the top American athletes a few decades ago. He won the gold medal in the decathlon at the 1976 Summer Olympics, a year after winning the gold in the Pan-American Games in Mexico City. In this 1980 photo, Jenner invites SI photographer John G. Zimmerman into his Malibu home. (John G. Zimmerman/SI) 
GALLERY: The Kardashians and SportsSI VAULT: Jenner becoming a star outside of sports (11.3.80)

Sugar Ray Leonard taunts Roberto Duran during their Nov. 1980 fight at the Superdome in New Orleans. Duran famously gave up in the eighth round when he absorbed an uppercut, walked to his corner and told the ref, “No mas,” giving Leonard the victory. (Manny Millan/SI)

SI VAULT: Duran blames stomach cramps as he quits against Leonard (12.8.80)

Sugar Ray Leonard taunts Roberto Duran during their Nov. 1980 fight at the Superdome in New Orleans. Duran famously gave up in the eighth round when he absorbed an uppercut, walked to his corner and told the ref, “No mas,” giving Leonard the victory. (Manny Millan/SI)
SI VAULT: Duran blames stomach cramps as he quits against Leonard (12.8.80)

The late Dale Earnhardt would have turned 61 on Sunday. The racing legend died during a crash at the 2001 Daytona 500. In this photo, Earnhardt catches a few Z’s before the 1980 Atlanta 500 in Hampton, Ga. (Racing Photo Archive/Getty Images)

GALLERY: Rare Photos of Dale Earnhardt

The late Dale Earnhardt would have turned 61 on Sunday. The racing legend died during a crash at the 2001 Daytona 500. In this photo, Earnhardt catches a few Z’s before the 1980 Atlanta 500 in Hampton, Ga. (Racing Photo Archive/Getty Images)
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Dale Earnhardt

The pit crew of Dale Earnhardt Sr. goes to work during a 1980 race at the Ontario Motor Speedway. Earnhardt’s third place finish (after Carl Yarborough and Bobby Allison) was enough for him to clinch his first Winston Cup championship. (Peter Read Miller/SI) 

SI VAULT: Earnhardt captures first NASCAR title in Ontario (11.24.80)

The pit crew of Dale Earnhardt Sr. goes to work during a 1980 race at the Ontario Motor Speedway. Earnhardt’s third place finish (after Carl Yarborough and Bobby Allison) was enough for him to clinch his first Winston Cup championship. (Peter Read Miller/SI) 
SI VAULT: Earnhardt captures first NASCAR title in Ontario (11.24.80)

Rosie Ruiz is supported by two Boston Police officers after winning the 84th Boston Marathon in 1980. Several days after the race ended, it was discovered that Ruiz dropped out of the race, hopped on the subway, got off a mile from the finish line and ran in from there. The mistake was corrected and Canada’s Jacqueline Gareau was announced the winner. (AP) 

SCORECARD: The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Subway Rider

Rosie Ruiz is supported by two Boston Police officers after winning the 84th Boston Marathon in 1980. Several days after the race ended, it was discovered that Ruiz dropped out of the race, hopped on the subway, got off a mile from the finish line and ran in from there. The mistake was corrected and Canada’s Jacqueline Gareau was announced the winner. (AP) 
SCORECARD: The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Subway Rider

Florida State fans cheer on their Seminoles during the 1981 Orange Bowl against Oklahoma. Click the link below for more photos of sports fans in the 1980s. (Walter Iooss Jr./SI)

GALLERY: Sports Fans In The ’80s

Florida State fans cheer on their Seminoles during the 1981 Orange Bowl against Oklahoma. Click the link below for more photos of sports fans in the 1980s. (Walter Iooss Jr./SI)
GALLERY: Sports Fans In The ’80s