Awesome '80s Sports
There was so much about '80s sports that was awesome.
Here's a decade by decade look at my favorite teams and players. Click
on the players name to see a picture, or a card, of that player.
"Air Coryell" in San Diego almost gave the Chargers,
led by Dan
Fouts and John Jefferson
, a Super Bowl trip.
Jordan" burst onto the scene, leading the North Carolina Tar Heels
to the NCAA championship. Who would have known that this freshman would
be the best basketball player to ever live?
1982: " The
Catch" proved to be the beginning of the San Francisco 49ers dynasty.
Who can forget that wonderful Joe
Montana to Dwight
Clark catch? This was the beginning of my football fanatacism.
Wallbangers" put on quite a run, almost culminating in a World Series
victory, but the St. Louis Cardinals managed to sneak out a 7 game victory.
"Iron Man" Cal
Ripken Jr. and "Steady" Eddie
Murray led the Baltimore Orioles to a World Series victory. It's still
Cal's only trip to the World Series, and it was only his second season.
1984: The Detroit
Tigers started fast (35-5) and ended fast with a World Series victory
over the San Diego Padres.
almost won! The Cubbies
almost won! But not quite!!
"Showtime!" The Los
Angeles Lakers, led by Ervin
"Magic" Johnson and Kareem
Abdul-Jabbar and coached by Pat Riley, captured an NBA title.
The New York Mets,
led by Dwight Gooden,
"the Fridge" Perry led the Chicago Bears and
Payton all the way to the Super
Celtics, led by Larry
McHale, and Robert
Parrish, won the NBA title.
were at it again! Another title for Magic,
and Pat Riley. Nice hair, dude!
Hershisher and Kirk
Gibson led the LA Dodgers over the " Bash
Brothers" and Dennis
Eckersley of Oakland
in a classic World Series.
The " Bash
Brothers" and the rest of the Oakland A's captured the World Series
in thrilling fashion over the San Francisco Giants. Unfortunately, there
was a HUGE earthquake that disrupted the games and claimed many lives. Go to my home page!