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What Happened In Sports In 1977?


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Who won the Superbowl? World Series? First NFL draft pick? NBA champions? Triple Crown? What do you remember from that year?

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What Happened In Sports In 1977?

  1. 1. What Happened in Sports in 1977 NEW YORK MINUTE
  2. 2. NEW YORK MINUTE World Series Champions: New York Yankees. They defeated the LA Dodgers. Reggie Jackson became known as Mister October. Sports News of 1977
  3. 3. NEW YORK MINUTE Pele played his last game at the Meadowlands in New Jersey. He played the first half for the New York Cosmos and the second half for his original Brazilian club, Santos. Sports News of 1977
  4. 4. NEW YORK MINUTE On May 11, Ted Turner manages an Atlanta Braves game. Sports News of 1977
  5. 5. NEW YORK MINUTE In the Sugar Bowl, the Pitt Panthers defeated the Georgia Bulldogs, 27 to 3. Tony Dorsett was Pitt’s running back and won the Heisman Trophy. Sports News of 1977
  6. 6. NEW YORK MINUTE Marquette wins the NCAA tournament defeating North Carolina 67-59. Sports News of 1977
  7. 7. NEW YORK MINUTE Bernard Thevenet of France won the Tour de France. He was caught later that year taking drugs at the Paris- Nice Race. Lance Armstrong is six years old. Sports News of 1977
  8. 8. Sports News of 1977 NEW YORK MINUTE The Super Bowl XI Champions were the Oakland Raiders over the Minnesota Vikings. The MVP was Fred Biletnikoff, Wide Receiver for Oakland. Cost of a Superbowl ad in 1977: $125,000.
  9. 9. NEW YORK MINUTE Lead dogs Andy and Old Buddy led human Rick Swenson to win the Iditarod Sled Dog Race. Cool Gus approves.
  10. 10. NEW YORK MINUTE Tom Watson wins the Masters and the British Open. He is the PGA Tour money leader earning $310,653 Hubert Green wins the US Open. Lanny Wadkins wins the PGA Championship. Sports News of 1977
  11. 11. NEW YORK MINUTE Seattle Slew wins all three Triple Crown races: The Kentucky Derby The Preakness Belmont The horse was named after the owner’s hometown and the sloughs once used to transport logs, changed to Slew. They were a former lumberjack and flight attendant who bought the horse for $17,500.
  12. 12. NEW YORK MINUTE The Montreal Canadians defeated the Boston Bruins 4 games to 0 to win the Stanley Cup. Sports News of 1977
  13. 13. NEW YORK MINUTE Grand Slam Men’s: French Open— Guillermo Vilas Wimbledon—Bjorn Borg US Open—Guillermo Vilas Grand Slam Women’s: French Open—Mima Jausovec Wimbledon—Virginia Wade US Open—Chris Evert Sports News of 1977
  14. 14. Sports News of 1977 NEW YORK MINUTE The first "High Five" that is widely acknowledged occurred on October 2, 1977 between two members of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Glen Burke and Dusty Baker.
  15. 15. Sports News of 1977 NEW YORK MINUTE Although there is this:
  16. 16. Sports News of 1977 NEW YORK MINUTE Was Nike's "Just Do It" slogan inspired by the last words of Gary Gilmore, which he spoke just before being executed by firing squad?
  17. 17. NEW YORK MINUTE On 1 February 1977, Hillsdale High School defeats Person High School 2-0 in basketball. Carl Yarborough wins the Daytona 500. The Kingdome opens in Seattle and the Mariners lose their first game. Sports News of 1977
  18. 18. NEW YORK MINUTE Jerome Dayton of Canada and Miki Gorman of the US win the Boston Marathon. Sports News of 1977
  19. 19. NEW YORK MINUTE The Portland Trailblazers, led by Bill Walton, defeat the Philadelphia 76ers, led by Dr. J, to win the NBA Championship four games to two. Sports News of 1977
  20. 20. NEW YORK MINUTE On 21 April Billy Martin pulls the Yankee starting line up out of a hat. They beat the Blue Jays 8-6. Sports News of 1977
  21. 21. NEW YORK MINUTE On 20 November 1977, Walter Payton rushes for an NFL Record 275 yards. Sports News of 1977
  22. 22. NEW YORK MINUTE Ricky Bell from USC is the #1 pick of the NFL draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Dallas Cowboys pick future Hall of Fame Tony Dorsett with pick #2. Lester Hays is picked #126 by the Raids. Joe Klecko #144 by the Jets. Sports News of 1977
  23. 23. NEW YORK MINUTE 16 May 1977, Muhammad Ali defeats Alfredo Evangelist in 15 rounds for the heavyweight boxing title. Sports News of 1977
  24. 24. NEW YORK MINUTE On 29 May 1977, Janet Guthrie is the 1st woman to drive in the Indianapolis 500. Sports News of 1977
  25. 25. NEW YORK MINUTE On 15 June, just prior to the start of New York Minute, the New York Mets trade Tom Seaver to the Reds. Fans are disgusted. Sports News of 1977
  26. 26. NEW YORK MINUTE On 2 September, transexual Rene Richards, who fought for over a year for the right to play, is defeated by Virginia Wade at the US Open. Sports News of 1977
  27. 27. NEW YORK MINUTE On 18 June, just prior to the state of New York Minute, Reggie Jackson and Billy Martin get into an altercation in the dugout at Fenway Park. Sports News of 1977
  28. 28. Click on the cover for buy links in eBook, Print and Audio Rambo meets Breaking Bad in New York City in the summer of 1977, culminating during the citywide blackout.
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  32. 32. New York Times bestselling author, graduate of West Point, former Green Beret, and feeder of Cool Gus. He’s had over 75 books published, including the #1 bestselling series Green Berets, Time Patrol, Area 51, and Atlantis. He’s sold over 5 million books. Born in the Bronx and having traveled the world. He’s lived on an island off the east coast, an island off the west coast, in the Rocky Mountains and other places, including time in the Orient studying martial arts. He now lives peacefully with his wife and dogs.