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1980s Sports

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1980s Sports

The 1980s were a very unique place in time. It was filled with people wearing knee-high neon socks. Michael Jackson’s thriller was released in 1982. The Simpsons debuts on fox in 1989 only to become one of the most popular cartoon comedies to ever debut on television. The Los Angeles Lakers won their 5th NBA title of the decade in 1988. The 1980s were some of the weirdest and the wackiest times but without it, our generation wouldn't be the same.

Don’t be fooled though, throughout everything that happened in the 80s, sports were still a major part of the decade. Hockey was a big part of the US’s sports back then. They beat the Soviet Union in the 1980 olympics with a crazy 3-0 comeback to win the gold medal in front of 10,000
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The year an NBA legend started his professional career, Michael Jordan. He established himself as a very dominant player averaging 28.2 points per game in his rookie year. Soon after that he won the rookie of the year award topping off his first season in the NBA. Outside of the court, Jordan signed off a major deal with Nike shoes called Air Jordans. Which influenced the fashion industry forever. Every company wanted to associate themselves with the next big star. Throughout the decade every company from Adidas to Reebok was throwing their names out there to get into the act this started the so-called “sneaker wars”. Another major sports event was San Francisco 49ers quarterback Joe Montana led his team to its 2nd Super Bowl victory in 4 years. They crushed the Miami Dolphins 38-16 in Palo Alto, California on January 20th, 1985. Montana passed for three touchdowns and ran for another in the game. Montana finished the day with 24 completions in 35 attempts for 331 yards which is a Super Bowl record.

The 1980s were a very iconic decade in time, a lot of things that happened then have effected how things work even now in 2015. Sports memories, history. and titles were all changed in the 80s. Fashions were created and remodeled. Some of the most famous musicians ever debuted their hits in the 1980s. The 1980s truly has changed our generation and i’m sure very many to come. Many things have changed since then and im excited to see what is to come.

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