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Remember this?

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/multimedia/photo_gallery/0804/sidd.finch.april.fools/content.1.html

I passed George Plimpton on a sidewalk in San Francisco one time. Didn't say anything to him.

If you had been given a chance to say something to him, what would it have been?

Cheryl Tiegs on SI cover — 2/14/83

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com

I happened to visit Jamaica around this time but this post has nothing to do with that. It is pure click-bait.

Sports Illustrated cover — 1/31/66

Admit it. You were expecting another swimsuit cover, weren't you?

Ah, well, That's life. Sometimes you want Cheryl Tiegs and get Stan Mikita instead.

You may quote me.

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Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue 1974

This is the Jan. 28, 1974 issue of the magazine. The model, Ann Simonton, went on to promote a variety of feminist causes.

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Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue 1975

The date on this magazine is Jan. 27, 1975.

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I was a teenage SI subscriber at the time. This cover did not offend me.

Ever met a “Sportsman of the Year”?

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I chatted with Leonard for 30 seconds at the University of Vermont bookstore just before the 1976 Montreal Olympics.

Nothing against Leonard, but I'd trade that exchange for a handshake with Bobby Orr.

Would dunking ruin the sport?

I wonder how many players could dunk on a 12-foot basket.

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Charles Goren on SI cover, 10/14/57

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Do you play bridge? Did your parents? Can you imagine the editors at Sports Illustrated considering a cover like this today?

America in another century

This is the Sports Illustrated from September 24, 1962.

www.sportsillustrated.cnn.com 

Not all preseason predictions come true

This was the 1994 Sports Illustrated college football preview issue.

Arizona did not turn out to be No. 1 that season.

www.wildaboutazcats.net

He had seen far scarier stuff

This was Sports Illustrated's college football preview from September 1968. I believe it was in this issue that subscribers read about a Purdue lineman who was making a grid comeback after having been wounded in combat in Vietnam. The SI writer suggested that nothing Ohio State or Michigan threw at this Boilermaker was apt to make him tremble.  

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A bit of Fat Tuesday New Orleans trivia

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Check out post-Packers Taylor's helmet. No, he wasn't a kicker.

Sports Illustrated dated Jan. 24, 1977

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There's a temptation to look at this and think “Boy, those swimsuit covers used to be pretty modest.”

But I would remind you that, earlier in the 1970s, there were a couple of Cheryl Tiegs covers that could be described in many ways, “modest” not being one of them.

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Features writer Paul Turner is a columnist for The Spokesman-Review in the Features department. He writes "The Slice" column, which appears six times a week and produces general features stories for the Today section.

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