First off, the December 1980 issue may have been packed with important info and features, like a story about What Men Fantasize About Sex, however it's also noteworthy in that back in 1980 it was an actual 'December Christmas' issue (something that would go away over time to save costs as it melded into a 'Man of the Year Dec/Jan issue). And who could have imagined back then that Robert Redford would maintain his star power all the way into 2016? However, the big news wasn't the centerfold (which is maybe why the photo shoot seemed a little lackluster)....the main event for December was a nude photo spread of NFL quarterback Dan Pastorini. "Football's Superstar Shows Why He's Sought After Off The Field, Too" who showed skin and pushed copies off the magazine racks across the country. Interestingly enough, many straight male football fans bought the magazine to add to their collections.
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