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October 27, 1997 | Volume 87, Issue 17

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Larry Bird Cover - Sports Illustrated October 27, 1997

October 27, 1997 | Steve Lopez
NBC peacock Don Ohlmeyer's brushback of the World Series didn't help his ratings

October 27, 1997 | Paul Gutierrez
December 7, 1970

October 27, 1997 | John Walters
Saturday 10/25COLLEGE FOOTBALLMichigan at Michigan StateSenior left guard Scott Shaw, the 6-1 Spartans' strongest player, is a packaging major. On the subject of male boxes etc., there's Shaw's...

October 27, 1997 | John Walters
You will want to be prepared when Jack Nicklaus opens the doors of his North Palm Beach abode to host interviewer Peter Kessler (The Golf Channel, Monday, 8 p.m.) for a 90-minute segment that will...

October 27, 1997 | Edited by Richard O'Brien and Hank Hersch

October 27, 1997 | Edited by Richard O'Brien and Hank Hersch
0Dollars to be earned this season by new New Mexico State basketball coach Lou Henson, an alum and former Lobos coach who took the job on a pro bono basis.

October 27, 1997 | Edited by Richard O'Brien and Hank Hersch
As of Monday, New York Rangers center and alltime NHL point leader Wayne Gretzky had 1,849 assists. With two more he will surpass, with assists alone, Gordie Howe's career point total of 1,850,...

October 27, 1997 | Edited by Richard O'Brien and Hank Hersch
For 18-year-old George Vlosich of Cleveland, a childhood pastime has evolved into a lucrative art. His specially preserved Etch A Sketch portraits sell for $3,000 apiece.

October 27, 1997 | Edited by Richard O'Brien and Hank Hersch
Cole Porter wrote, "I get no kick from champagne." Well, Cole Porter never played on a World Series winner. The postvictory clubhouse champagne spree is an integral, if messy, part of every Fall...

October 27, 1997 | Edited by Richard O'Brien and Hank Hersch
The Kansas State defense has nicknamed itself the Lynch Mob.

October 27, 1997 | Edited by Richard O'Brien and Hank Hersch
Tom GugliottaMinnesota Timberwolves forward, to his young teammate Kevin Garnett (who just signed a $125 million contract) after Garnett complained that he couldn't buy a layup: "Yes, you can."

October 27, 1997
(WWW.CNNSI.COM) SPORTS ILLUSTRATED and CNN team up on the Internet to offer up-to-the-minute sports news and stats as well as stories and photos from the magazine. You can also find SI articles...

October 27, 1997 | Michael Silver

October 27, 1997 | Tim Layden
As attacking defenses put quarterbacks under ever greater fire, three hotshots from the Pac-10 show how to handle the heat

October 27, 1997
James HernandezWASHBURN, MAINEHernandez, 43, won three gold medals, two silvers and two bronzes at the Grand National AAU Wrestling Championships. Competing in the 180-pound division, he...

October 27, 1997 | Tom Verducci

October 27, 1997 | S.L. Price
The fickle, front-running fans of South Florida demand that their teams win, and win big, or they simply won't show up for the games

October 27, 1997 | Gerry Callahan
The Hurricanes have stormed into North Carolina, but they haven't blown anyone away

October 27, 1997 | Steve Rushin
Michael Jordan was l'idole of all Paris as the Bulls took the McDonald's Championship

October 27, 1997 | Austin Murphy

October 27, 1997
Rose has been punished enough for his admitted and alleged misdeeds off the field. It's time to honor him for achievements on the field.TERRY GRINER, SPOKANE

October 27, 1997 | Peter King

October 27, 1997 | Peter King
SI's eighth midseason all-pro squad, selected by a panel of 19 pro personnel directors and scouts, features breakthrough players like linebackers John Mobley of the Broncos, Levon Kirkland of the...

October 27, 1997 | David Fleming
It is predawn on Thursday, Oct. 16, as Chargers scout Jeff Beathard makes his way to the Syracuse football office. As one of four San Diego scouts—teams employ anywhere from one to 10—Beathard is...

October 27, 1997 | Peter King
1. OFF-BROADWAY HITSGiants backup quarterback Danny Kanell, who lives in New Jersey, subs for Dave Brown and beats the Lions. Jets backup quarterback Glenn Foley, who was born in New Jersey, subs...

October 27, 1997 | Paul Zimmerman
The first question is: If the Patriots made Jets backup quarterback Glenn Foley look like Joe Montana, what's going to happen when they face Brett Favre in the Monday-nighter? Score one for Green Bay.

October 27, 1997 | Ivan Maisel

October 27, 1997 | Marty Burns
TOLEDO'S MIRACLE-MAN QUARTERBACK

October 27, 1997 | Ivan Maisel
1. MARK CUSANOFor the second straight year the Southern Cal linebacker, who was shunned by Notre Dame recruiters as a schoolboy, made the key defensive play to beat the Irish. His interception set...

October 27, 1997 | Ivan Maisel
•MICHIGAN (6-0) AT MICHIGAN STATE (5-1)With a Rose Bowl berth conceivably on the line, this rivalry finally means something outside the state of Michigan—even though Northwestern made the Spartans...

October 27, 1997 | Jackie MacMullan

October 27, 1997 | Jaime Diaz
David Duval used a second straight win to catch up to the Tour's other young stars

October 27, 1997 | Hal Phillips
The Dunes Club, our pick as the best nine-hole course in the country, is twice the challenge of most 18-hole layouts

October 27, 1997 | Hal Phillips
Geography is critical to any discussion of nine-hole courses. Ask a Westerner if he has played any good ones lately and he might look at you sideways. Ask a New Englander and he may never shut up....

October 27, 1997 | Alan Shipnuck

October 27, 1997
Nike Vet Makes The Big Jump

October 27, 1997
•SENIORS: Raymond Floyd, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Gary Player and Lee Trevino combined have earned less this year than Hale Irwin has.

October 27, 1997
What do these players have in common?

October 27, 1997
12Strokes under par by Bert Atkinson of Charleston, S.C., in last week's preliminary rounds of the U.S. Mid-Amateur in Dallas, tying the record for the lowest score in a 36-hole USGA qualifier.

October 27, 1997 | Kim Williams
For the first time in a long time people are talking about my golf game. What a relief. For two years it seems all everyone has wanted to ask me about is the bullet I took in the neck back in July...