A Letter from the Publisher: Jan. 27, 1986

After covering the past 16 Super Bowls, Sport Writer Tom Callahan qualifies as an expert on America's football classic. To get a unique perspective on these near mythic contests, as well as round out his cover stories on the mighty Chicago Bears as they head into Super Bowl XX against the New England Patriots, Callahan compiled vignettes on 19 former participants, one from each game. For some, Super Sunday has receded in memory as just another day on the job; for others, it has made the rest of life anticlimactic. Taken together, says Callahan, their tales convey "a feeling for the...

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