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4 Letters
9 Faces in the Crowd
10 Scorecard
66 Sports People
80 Inside College Basketball
84 Inside the NBA
86 Point After

14 Super Bowl Preview

In the rematch almost no one wanted, the Cowboys will take on the Bills
by Paul Zimmerman

How much do you remember of the game that Buffalo wants to forget?
by Rick Reilly

Running back Emmitt Smith led Dallas to another NFC championship
by Peter King

No one feels the burden of the Bills' Super Bowl futility more than Jim Kelly
by Rick Telander

32 The Best Football Game Ever Played
This SI Classic recounts the OT title match in which the NFL came of age
By Tex Maule

52 It's a family Affair
UCLA is atop the polls, thanks to the talents of the brothers O'Bannon
by Richard Hoffer

56 Day-to-Day for Life
An injury keeps Bruin Cam Neely from playing every game, but he's still a star
by Leigh Montville

62 Look Who's in the Hot Seat
The arrest of her ex-husband and a suspicious check put Tonya Harding on the spot
by E.M. Swift

70 Ice Buckets
In Alaska, players and fans travel hundreds of miles for basketball games
by John Garrity

Cover Photograph by Peter Read Miller



Net Effect: U.S. defender Alexi Lalas (22) and goalie Brad Friedel (purple shirt) look on helplessly as Switzerland scores in a World Cup preview match (page 68).