John Elway does a towel-assisted pull-up during Broncos training camp in August 1983. Denver fans finally have the quarterback they’ve been clamoring for since Elway retired with the acquisition of Peyton Manning. According to SI’s Jim Trotter, the players at Broncos camp are as excited as the fans about Manning. (Andy Hayt/SI)
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John Elway does a towel-assisted pull-up during Broncos training camp in August 1983. Denver fans finally have the quarterback they’ve been clamoring for since Elway retired with the acquisition of Peyton Manning. According to SI’s Jim Trotter, the players at Broncos camp are as excited as the fans about Manning. (Andy Hayt/SI)

TROTTER: Manning has Denver fans, players excited about 2012
VIDEO: Broncos WR Eric Decker discusses Manning and Tim Tebow
POSTCARDS: SI writers check in from NFL camps across the league

In one of the most memorable scenes in baseball history, Royals third baseman George Brett loses his cool and starts screaming at umpire Joe Brinkman after he was ruled out for using too much pine tar on his bat, thus negating a two run home run and ending the game. The Royals, however, appealed the decision and won, thus forcing the continuation of the game nearly four weeks later. (Corbis)
SI VAULT: Yankees lose their four-week game to Royals (8.29.83)

In one of the most memorable scenes in baseball history, Royals third baseman George Brett loses his cool and starts screaming at umpire Joe Brinkman after he was ruled out for using too much pine tar on his bat, thus negating a two run home run and ending the game. The Royals, however, appealed the decision and won, thus forcing the continuation of the game nearly four weeks later. (Corbis)

SI VAULT: Yankees lose their four-week game to Royals (8.29.83)

Louisville’s Scooter McCray passes the ball upcourt during the 1983 Final Four semifinal game against Houston. The Cardinals would wind up losing to the Cougars. Will Louisville have more luck on Saturday when they face in-state rival Kentucky? (Manny Millan/SI) 
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Louisville’s Scooter McCray passes the ball upcourt during the 1983 Final Four semifinal game against Houston. The Cardinals would wind up losing to the Cougars. Will Louisville have more luck on Saturday when they face in-state rival Kentucky? (Manny Millan/SI) 

GALLERY: Classic Photos of Louisville Basketball 
DAVIS: Previewing this weekend’s Final Four
VIDEO: Can Louisville match up with Kentucky?

Stanford quarterback and pitcher John Elway speaks to reporters during a 1983 press conference. The two-sport athlete chose to enter the NFL, where he was drafted by the Colts (and traded to the Broncos). Elway, currently Denver’s Executive Vice President of Football Operations, made another major decision this week in signing Peyton Manning and trading Tim Tebow. (AP Photo/Paul C. Strong)
GALLERY: Rare Photos of John ElwayVIDEO: Elway talks Manning’s health, Tebow’s futureBURKE: How will the Tebow trade play out for the Jets?KING: With hard part over, Manning can get to work

Stanford quarterback and pitcher John Elway speaks to reporters during a 1983 press conference. The two-sport athlete chose to enter the NFL, where he was drafted by the Colts (and traded to the Broncos). Elway, currently Denver’s Executive Vice President of Football Operations, made another major decision this week in signing Peyton Manning and trading Tim Tebow. (AP Photo/Paul C. Strong)

GALLERY: Rare Photos of John Elway
VIDEO: Elway talks Manning’s health, Tebow’s future
BURKE: How will the Tebow trade play out for the Jets?
KING: With hard part over, Manning can get to work


North Carolina State coach Jim Valvano poses with members of the school’s marching band during a Nov. 1983 photo shoot. The Wolf Pack, who won the national title earlier that year, are currently among teams who need a strong finish to the season to make the NCAA Tournament, says SI’s Andy Glockner. (Ronald C. Modra/Sports Imagery/Getty Images)
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North Carolina State coach Jim Valvano poses with members of the school’s marching band during a Nov. 1983 photo shoot. The Wolf Pack, who won the national title earlier that year, are currently among teams who need a strong finish to the season to make the NCAA Tournament, says SI’s Andy Glockner. (Ronald C. Modra/Sports Imagery/Getty Images)

GALLERY: Rare Photos of Jim Valvano
GLOCKNER: College basketball bubble watch
DAVIS: My picks for the weekend games