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December 1, 1997 Table Of Contents

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High School Football

THE KID RATES TOP BILLING ACTOR ANTONIO FARGAS WASN'T BAD IN PLATFORM HEELS; SON JUSTIN IS TERRIFIC IN CLEATS

By Franz Lidz

Synchronized Swimming

WHAT'S A GIRL TO DO? THE ROAD TO THE OLYMPICS LEADS THROUGH SMOKY ROOMS IN CALIFORNIA BINGO PARLORS

By Jeff Pearlman

Catching Up With...

PITTSBURGH RUNNING BACK WALTER ABERCROMBIE JANUARY 7, 1985

By Jeff Pearlman

Faces In The Crowd

FACES IN THE CROWD

Horse Racing

BREEDER GOES THE DISTANCE HANGING AROUND HORSES, SAYS 100-YEAR-OLD FRED HOOPER, IS THE SECRET TO A LONG, FULL LIFE

By Franz Lidz

Television

SI VIEW THE WEEK IN TV SPORTS

By John Walters

College Football

Hail! Hail!

No. 1 Michigan Wasn’t The Only Victor As It Ran Its Record To 11-0. The Big Ten Was A Big Winner Too

By Tim Layden

REVENGE OF THE REJECTS WASHINGTON STATE'S MIGHTY MISFITS BEAT WASHINGTON TO EARN THE COUGARS' FIRST ROSE BOWL BERTH SINCE 1931

By Gerry Callahan

GOTCHA! DOUG--MAKE THAT DOUGIE--JOHNSON REDEEMED HIS UNEVEN SEASON BY LEADING FLORIDA TO A WIN OVER PREVIOUSLY UNBEATEN ARCHRIVAL FLORIDA STATE

By Ivan Maisel

Pro Basketball

BASKETBALL JONES WHILE THE SPOTLIGHT SHINES MOSTLY ON KOBE AND SHAQ, IT'S EDDIE JONES WHO'S BEEN LIGHTING IT UP FOR THE LAKERS

By Phil Taylor

Pro Football

SMASHING SUCCESS THE PACKERS FINALLY GOT THE COWBOYS TO LAMBEAU FIELD AND, WITH DORSEY LEVENS KEYING A NEWFOUND GROUND GAME, RAN ROUGHSHOD OVER THEIR OLD NEMESES

By Peter King

Hockey

CAN'T QUIT NOW FIVE CONCUSSIONS, A BRUISE ON HIS BRAIN AND A BOUT WITH DEPRESSION COULDN'T CHANGE HOW THE RANGERS' PAT LAFONTAINE FEELS ABOUT HOCKEY: HE LOVES IT

By Leigh Montville

Baseball

HOT STOVE HYSTERIA SALARY-DUMPING DEALS, FREE-AGENT SIGNINGS AND THE EXPANSION DRAFT TURNED UP THE HEAT ON AN ALREADY SIZZLING OFF-SEASON

By Tom Verducci

RAISING ARIZONA SI WAS PRESENT AT THE CREATION AS THE DIAMONDBACKS PUT TOGETHER THEIR BALL CLUB IN LAST WEEK'S EXPANSION DRAFT

By Tom Verducci

Inside The NFL

WITH THEIR COACH UNDER FIRE, THE BEARS SHOCKED THE BUCCANEERS--SEIFERT'S WAITING GAME--A UNIQUE CORNER

By Peter King; Michael Silver

DR. Z'S FORECAST

By Paul Zimmerman

Inside College Football

WHO NEEDS A PLAYOFF SYSTEM WHEN THE ANNUAL BOWL DANCE IS SO LIVELY?--EBB TIDE--MISSISSIPPI STATE'S TOUGH YEAR

By Ivan Maisel; John Walters

TIM DWIGHT IOWA'S ALL-PURPOSE DYNAMO

By Marty Burns

THE RATINGS GAME

By B.J. Schecter

College Football [bonus Piece]

HERE'S TO YOU, MR. ROBINSON AFTER 57 YEARS AT GRAMBLING, EDDIE ROBINSON RETIRES THIS WEEK AS THE NCAA'S WINNINGEST COACH. FRIENDS WORRY THAT HE TARNISHED HIS LEGACY BY STAYING TOO LONG. THEY HAVEN'T TALKED TO HIS PLAYERS

By Richard Hoffer

RESPECT ME, RESPECT MY HEROES FROM THE STREETS OF PHILADELPHIA, A DEADLY TALE OF FANS LIVING VICARIOUSLY THROUGH SPORTS STARS

By Steve Lopez

Departments

LETTERS

FOREMAN'S LAST FIGHT...PICKING THROUGH THE MICK...UNRULY EAGLES FANS BEWARE!...ISIAH'S DREAM IS DEAD...NBA'S BROADWAY CONNECTION...GEORGIA MASCOT STEALS THE SHOW

EDITED BY Jack McCallum AND Hank Hersch SCORECARD STAFF WRITER Kostya Kennedy