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January 12, 1998 Table Of Contents

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Adventure Travel

He Did What To A Monkey? Oxford naturalist Redmond O'Hanlon writes travelogues of unknown and odd places

By Franz Lidz

Faces In The Crowd

Faces In The Crowd


The Thrill Of Video Victory Hot new NASCAR, football and hockey games should warm the winter nights

By Mark McClusky

First Person

Somebody Has To Do It The sports-mascot racket is not always full of yucks for the guy in the suit

By Mike Cannell


Up-To-Date In Kansas City The Negro Leagues Museum has a new home

By Paul Gutierrez


SI View The Week in TV Sports

By John Walters

Catching Up With...

New York Jets Quarterback Richard Todd Aug. 1, 1983

By Jamie Horowitz

College Football

It's Debatable Is college football better off with whimsical polls and co-champs like Michigan and Nebraska than with the vagaries of a playoff system?

By Tim Layden

True Blue Inspired by the confidence of a coach who pushed all the right buttons, Michigan's Brian Griese played the game of his life

By Tim Layden

The Last Hurrah Nebraska coach Tom Osborne closed his career with unusual fervor but typical results: a resounding win

By S.L. Price

Pro Basketball

Taking Wing New coach Larry Bird has used a low-key approach to get the Pacers flying high again

By Phil Taylor

NFL Playoffs

Friendly Fire Old pals will square off when the 49ers and the Packers battle for the NFC championship

By Austin Murphy

Dr. Z's Forecast

By Paul Zimmerman

Arms Race Bronco John Elway is just one win from his fourth Super Bowl, but fast-improving Steeler Kordell Stewart stands in the way

By Michael Silver

Dr. Z's Forecast

By Paul Zimmerman

College Basketball

Back Door Men Princeton outfoxes foes with the oldest of plays. Here's how the surprising 11-1 Tigers pull it off

By Alexander Wolff


Straight Shooter Detroit's Nicklas Lidstrom talks softly but carries a big stick, as the NHL's top defenseman

By L. Jon Wertheim

Inside The NHL

Dominik Hasek'S Dazzling Return To Form May Even Save His Coach'S Job--Stop The Slashing--Sleepless In Ottawa

By Kostya Kennedy

In The Crease

By Pierre McGuire

Inside College Basketball

Mississippi Climbs The Polls--Billy Tubbs Has Tcu Running It Up--Aloha, Hawaii

By Kelli Anderson


By Seth Davis

Inside The NBA

Marbury May Flee Icy Minnesota--The Heat Must Deal Ike Austin--Can Toronto Make Stoudamire Happy?

By Jackie MacMullan

Disaster In Threes

By David Sabino

In The Air With Jason Kidd

By John Walters

Pro Basketball [bonus Piece]

Second Sight Although he has lived in darkness for nearly 30 years, Gordon Gund never lost the vision with which he guides a business empire that includes the Cleveland Cavaliers

By Leigh Montville

Wishful Thinking Our intrepid reporter wouldn't want to put words in anybody's mouth, but...

By Rick Reilly



The Hall Misses A Catch...Pistol Pete'S Numbers... Postbowl Scouting...Marv'S Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Lose...A Champ's Art...RIP:Hard-hitting Heroine Helen

By Tom Verducci Edited by Jack McCallum and Richard O'Brien