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The Year That Was 1977 Sports

The Year That Was 1977 Sports

1977 sports was a year where tradition-laden teams stepped up and won championships. It would hard to find three teams with more lore in their respective sports (or more bandwagon-jumping fans who’ve rooted for them

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1977 MLB: The Playoff Teams & October Battles

1977 MLB: The Playoff Teams & October Battles

The 1977 MLB season was the beginning of a pattern—for two straight years, the same four teams would win division titles, the same two teams would win pennants and the same team would win the

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1977 College Football Season: The Road To The Major Bowls

1977 College Football Season: The Road To The Major Bowls

The 1977 college football season defined by a dramatic January 2, when the four major bowl games were played. Two big blowouts created chaos and a controversial national champion. Oklahoma and Michigan spent the first half

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The 1977 Dallas Cowboys Do It With Defense

The 1977 Dallas Cowboys Do It With Defense

When you look at the 1977 Dallas Cowboys season you might think that it was the offense that carried them on the way to a Super Bowl win. The Cowboys ranked 2nd in the NFL in

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The Road To The 1977 Final Four

The Road To The 1977 Final Four

The 1977 Final Four was the year Al McGuire rode into retirement in a blaze of glory with the Marquette Warriors. It was also a year when Jerry Tarkanian made his first appearance on college

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