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Great 1980s Sports Moments Book

Great 1980s Sports Moments Book

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A work of 1980s nostalgia by one who grew up amidst it, this book takes an in-depth look at the entire decade, from the moments that still seemed like they happened yesterday to those that time forgot. You’ll read about the following…

*The epic Miracle On Ice, the improbable run of the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team to the gold medal and how it impacted a nation.

*The NBA’s greatest individual rivalry, Larry Bird vs. Magic Johnson. Bird and Magic are intertwined with this entire decade and this book captures all of their greatest moments on the NBA’s biggest stage.

*Speaking of great individual rivalries—how about Martina Navratilova vs. Christ Evert and the showdowns that made fresh memories through the decade. On the men’s side, you’ll see the biggest matches of John McEnroe, Mats Wilander, Boris Becker and more.

*How the NFL decade began with Joe Montana leading a historic drive that upended the balance of the power in pro football. And how the decade ended with Montana leading another historic drive that sealed the San Francisco 49ers Dynasty and his own place in history.

*Some of the greatest pennant races in the history of baseball, a one-game showdown that is a forgotten historical treasure and a series of memorable Octobers, especially in the middle of the decade.

*A series of NCAA basketball championship games that went down to the wire. You’ll learn further how the 1980s saw the NCAA Tournament transform into the cultural celebration that is March Madness.

*The greatest college football games of the decade, with a special look at the games that turned a small private college in Miami into a national brand known simply as “The U”.

*Historic moments in horse racing, including one race that an ABC icon called the best he had ever seen.

*Greatness in pro hockey, from the moment when the New York Islanders saved their dynasty to the excellence of Wayne Gretzky.

*Thrilling moments at golf’s most storied events, from the Masters to the British Open. This includes one last hurrah for Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson’s biggest moments and the continued heartbreak of Greg Norman.

Great 1980s Sports Moments is a sweeping look at an entire decade, both comprehensive and concise, that is a must-have for the library of any serious reader of books about sports.


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