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September 11, 1995 Table Of Contents

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By Mark Mulvoy

EDITED BY Alexander Wolff AND Kostya Kennedy

Pro Football

A Gift From Heaven

No doubt it's a bit much — for most people, anyway — to use those words to describe the opening of another nfl season, a sunday on which 851,953 people in 14 stadiums witnessed 57 touchdowns, two overtime victories, the birth squalls of two new franchises and the relocation of two old ones. But the phrase is just right to describe a rookie running back's game-winning burst into the end zone, the perfect invocation for a new season.

By Michael Silver

THE MAN DESPITE A BAD START IN PHILLY, EX-49ER RICKY WATTERS IS PUSHING TO BECOME THE STAR HE ALWAYS CLAIMED HE WAS

By William Nack

Boxing

A BLOW FOR BRITAIN EVER PERSEVERING, FRANK BRUNO FINALLY WON HIS NATION A HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE

By Leigh Montville

Baseball

NOW YOU SEE IT... ...NOW YOU DON'T THE DECEPTIVE TIM WAKEFIELD AND HIDEO NOMO RECOVERED FROM PUZZLING SLUMPS

By Tom Verducci

A Native Son's Thoughts

(many of them heretical) about Baltimore (which isn't what it used to be), baseball (which isn't what it used to be) and the steadfast perfection of Cal Ripken Jr. (which is ever unchanging, fairly complicated and truly something to behold)

By Richard Ben Cramer

By Christian Stone

By Peter King

KICKING OFF

College Football

FLATTENED NOTRE DAME'S SEASON LAY IN RUINS AFTER A SHOCKING LOSS TO LOWLY NORTHWESTERN

By Marty Burns

TROPICAL DEPRESSION

By Tim Layden

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