1980 Sports: The Fightin' Phils, Magic Arrives & Dynasties End

This is part of a series of sports history articles aimed at preserving the best moments of the modern sports era, from 1976 to the present. The focus is team sports—college & pro basketball and football, major league baseball and hockey. This article offers a snapshot of 1980 sports, a year that dynasties end in the NHL & college football, Magic Johnson electrify the NBA as a rookie and the Philadelphia Phillies complete a memorable ride to a World Series title.