There’s something endlessly fascinating about the '70s and, particularly, the '80s. So many of us were actually born in the '80s, yet it still seems like a decade inserted into human history by aliens.
Between 1970 and 1989, so much changed in the world that it’s almost unrecognizable by today’s standards. Even though sports themselves haven’t been altered substantially, the men who play them professionally have.
Which is why looking back at photos from the era is so entertaining. Here are 50 photos of the swagged-out athletes of the '70s and '80s.