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October 26, 1998 | Volume 89, Issue 17

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Kevin Gogan Cover - Sports Illustrated October 26, 1998

October 26, 1998
A. J. Smith did his homework, then he sold the Bills on Doug Flutie

October 26, 1998 | Paul Zimmerman
The silliest question you can ask someone on a 6-0 team is, Can you go undefeated? But it's asked over and over.

October 26, 1998 | Jeff Pearlman

October 26, 1998 | Rick Reilly
I'm not from New York. I don't live in New York. It wouldn't bother me if much of New York was attacked by a sex-crazed giant sloth.

October 26, 1998
Tiffany Gunn, Little RockTrack and FieldTiffany, 15, won the 400-meter hurdles in her age group at the Junior Olympics with a time of 60.38 seconds. As a freshman at Watson Chapel High, she was...

October 26, 1998
Terrell Davis's mother should be the holder of his Super Bowl MVP trophy.—Jeff Martinez, Pueblo, Colo.

October 26, 1998
Letters to SPORTS ILLUSTRATED should include the name, address and home telephone number of the writer. They may be mailed to The Editor, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, Time & Life Building, New York,...

October 26, 1998 | Richard Deutsch
May 18, 1964

October 26, 1998 | John Walters
DON'T MISS

October 26, 1998 | John Walters
14.3Average of the overnight ratings for World Series Games I and 2 on Fox—down 7% from NBC's 15.3 average for the first two games in 1997.

October 26, 1998 | John Walters
Last Saturday, ABC, which has the best broadcasting duo in college football—Keith Jackson and Bob Griese—also had a dream matchup: unbeaten Oregon versus unbeaten UCLA in Pasadena. Alas, Jackson...

October 26, 1998 | Steve Rushin
The NBA lockout has given players the leisure and license to launch artistic air balls

October 26, 1998 | Richard Hoffer
To regain his license in Nevada, Iron Mike had to give up his mind

October 26, 1998 | Richard Hoffer
•That all those celebs at the World Series don't forsake baseball next spring (if the lockout's over) for NBA courtside seats.

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October 26, 1998
28,700,000Deferred salary, in dollars, the Pittsburgh Penguins (who have filed for bankruptcy) owe retired center Mario Lemieux.

October 26, 1998
BRONCOSDenver is better, as its 15.7 point average victory margin shows, because coach Mike Shanahan told the Super Bowl champs they would have to work harder this year to repeat. So 36 players—up...

October 26, 1998
Nets $50,000 in damages from filmmakers who had sued him for breach of contract; tells Maxim magazine he'll never watch the Bulls play until his sons are on the team—and "they're not gonna play...

October 26, 1998
A Michigan Beanie Baby distributor wants to buy the McGwire 70th home run ball so he can extract one million fibers from it, insert them into one million McGwire dolls, put the ball back together...

October 26, 1998
BRAD SCOTTSouth Carolina football coach, after his wife, Daryle, broke her left ankle and sprained her right ankle while leaving a game: "She's probably out for the season."

October 26, 1998 | Tom Verducci

October 26, 1998 | Michael Bamberger
Ricky Ledee (above) is on the New York Yankees' roster only because Darryl Strawberry is not. Ledee doesn't forget that. He's 24 years old, and he's had 79 at bats in the majors. He started the...

October 26, 1998 | Michael Silver

October 26, 1998 | Michael Silver
The 12 players who would least likely make their way onto the pages of Emily Post's Etiquette.

October 26, 1998 | Michael Silver
Smoking a Virginia slims and stroking his black pussycat while seated in the living room of his home near Kansas City, Mo., Conrad Dobler looks like a middle-aged graduate of sensitivity training,...

October 26, 1998 | Michael Silver
Offensive lineman Ralph Tamm has been around the block a few times—and many of the blocks he threw in the process were illegal. Now a long snapper with the Chiefs, Tamm built a repertoire of...

October 26, 1998
World Series40 Tourist TrapAwestruck and awful during their first visit to the Bronx, the Padres had to contend with the Yanks and historyby Tom Verducci

October 26, 1998
SPORTS ILLUSTRATED and CNN team up on the Internet to offer up-to-the-minute sports news and stats. Stay on top of the NFL with Peter King's Monday Morning Quarterback and Dr. Z's exclusive team...

October 26, 1998 | John Walters
Born in Sydney and still an Australian citizen, San Diego Chargers punter Darren Bennett is permitted to play in the U.S. on a P-l visa, which designates him as an athlete "with an internationally...

October 26, 1998
Which One Is Teething?At a public workout in Phoenix, Mike Tyson practices his best move, the Holyfield Ear Clamp. Obviously out of shape, he missed the lobe of Florin Bouros, 2. by half a body...

October 26, 1998 | David Fleming

October 26, 1998 | Michael Farber
Hulking Capitals goaltender Olaf Kolzig, a.k.a. Godzilla, has not only shed his backup status but has also emerged as one of the NHL's premier players by finally taming his ferocious temper

October 26, 1998 | Tim Layden

October 26, 1998
COLLEGE FOOTBALL

October 26, 1998 | Ivan Maisel
The ContrariansEverything's wrong about Georgia Tech—except its 5-1 record

October 26, 1998 | Ivan Maisel
1. The Owls, losers of eight straight, were 35½-point underdogs.

October 26, 1998 | Ivan Maisel
•Texas Tech (6-1) at Texas A&M (6-1)One of the game's most underappreciated rivalries is renewed in College Station—which is a good thing for the Aggies, who have lost six of the last 10 times...

October 26, 1998 | John Walters
Former Wisconsin soda vendor Donnel Thompson has earned his due

October 26, 1998 | Kostya Kennedy
Waiting GameNow a backup, Maple Leafs goalie Felix Potvin pines for a trade

October 26, 1998 | Kostya Kennedy
PIERRE LACROIXAvalanche general managerSince winning the Cup in '96, talented Colorado has twice been K.O'd from the playoffs earlier than expected. In June, Lacroix replaced coach Marc Crawford...

October 26, 1998 | Pierre McGuire
In the Red Wings' 3-2 victory over the Capitals last week, center Sergei Fedorov (below) lost a key third-period defensive draw that directly led to a Washington goal. For that Fedorov was benched...

October 26, 1998 | Jeff Pearlman
Start the BiddingKevin Brown could be the key to a robust free-agent signing period

October 26, 1998 | Peter King
Time's Running OutThe clock is ticking on Barry Sanders as he chases an elusive title

October 26, 1998 | Peter King
1. Colts 31, 49ers 20We've corrected the score because referee Walt Coleman's crew robbed Indianapolis blind at 3Com Park on Sunday and handed San Francisco a 34-31 gift. Peyton Manning really...

October 26, 1998 | Edited by Kevin Cook
Numbers GameComputer jock Annika Sorenstam uses stats to get an edge

October 26, 1998 | Edited by Kevin Cook
Should the USGA adopt new rules to regulate high-tech equipment?

October 26, 1998 | Edited by Kevin Cook
3Holes won by Vijay Singh in his 11-and-10 loss to Mark O'Meara in the 36-hole semifinals of last week's World Match Play Championship.

October 26, 1998
Site Lines: The PGA of America announced last week that the Ryder Cup, which the U.S. hosts every four years, will be held at Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., in 2003. It...

October 26, 1998 | Gary Haykin
I'm the coach who'll needle you on the course. Yes, you are looking at a golf guru-acupuncturist.

October 26, 1998
What do these players have in common?

October 26, 1998 | Cameron Morfit
PGA

October 26, 1998 | Alan Shipnuck
Mark O'Meara has the majors, but the numbers add up to David Duval

October 26, 1998 | Gary Van Sickle
At the Las Vegas Invitational, the name of the game was making the number

October 26, 1998 | Kevin Cook
As usual, the guy next door proved to be no match for Mark O'Meara