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January 18, 1993 Table Of Contents

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Ironed-Out Mike

During a postfiring media blitz, Mike Ditka proved he could be flat on three networks

By Norman Chad

Faces in the Crowd

NFL Playoffs

Mud Pack

San Francisco slipped by Washington in the slop, setting up a date with Dallas in the NFC title game

By Paul Zimmerman

Down and Out

The Cowboys are the pride of Dallas once more after whipping Philly

By Rick Reilly

A Farewell To Arns

Miami's defense escaped Bill Arnsparger's shadow and stuffed San Diego to reach the AFC title game

By Ed Hinton

Starring Roles

In a 24-3 win over Pittsburgh, some unheralded Bills kept Buffalo's Super Bowl hopes alive

By Peter King

Mike Ditka

Too Much to Bear

With the firing of coach Mike Ditka, Chicago football fans lamented the loss of the raging presence who was the last link to their team's storied past

By Rick Telander

Return of the King

Wayne Gretzky, recovered from a career-threatening injury, is back on the ice

By Richard Hoffer

Dallas Mavericks

How Bad Can It Get?

So bad in Dallas that the Mavericks could become the NBA's worst team ever

By Jack McCallum

Big D Gets a Real Big O

By Hank Hersch

Larry Laoretti

Travelin' Man

Freewheeling Senior golfer Larry Laoretti, who navigates the tour in a mobile home, has finally found the road to success

By Tim Crothers

Big Least

The Big Least

The Big East is no longer the powerhouse conference it was during the 1980s

By Alexander Wolff


College Basketball

By Phil Taylor

the NBA

By Jack McCallum


Field of Schemes

In August a team from a remote corner of the Philippines won the Little League World Series—then the victory dissolved in deceit

By Richard Hoffer

Point After

In the Hall, He'll Need a Wall

When Reggie Jackson is enshrined at Cooperstown, his feats won't fit on just one plaque

By Steve Wulf




Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum