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October 26, 1998 Table Of Contents

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Golf Plus

On The Bubble At the Las Vegas Invitational, the name of the game was making the number

By Gary Van Sickle

Friendly Fire As usual, the guy next door proved to be no match for Mark O'Meara

By Kevin Cook

News & Notes

By Rick Lipsey; Rick Reilly Edited by Kevin Cook

The Zen Zone

By Gary Haykin

This Week October 21-27

By Cameron Morfit

The Real Player Of The Year Mark O'Meara has the majors, but the numbers add up to David Duval

By Alan Shipnuck

Faces In The Crowd

Faces In The Crowd

Catching Up With...

Joey Giardello, Middleweight Champion May 18, 1964

By Richard Deutsch

Si View

SI View The Week in TV Sports

By John Walters

Garbage Time The NBA lockout has given players the leisure and license to launch artistic air balls

By Steve Rushin


Tourist Trap Awestruck--and awful--on their first World Series visit to the Bronx, the Padres had to contend with both the Yankees and history

By Tom Verducci

Out Of Leftfield

By Michael Bamberger

Pro Football

Dirty Dogs There's a nasty breed of NFL players who follow one cardinal rule: Anything goes, and that means biting, kicking, spearing, spitting and leg-whipping

By Michael Silver

Don't Kick Him Out

By John Walters

The Purple Tide Has Turned Under the calming influence of a new owner, the Vikings' talented outcasts are 6-0, atop the NFC and--even more surprising--the league's feel-good franchise

By David Fleming


The Monster Hulking Capitals goaltender Olaf Kolzig, a.k.a. Godzilla, has not only shed his backup status but has also emerged as one of the NHL's premier players by finally taming his ferocious temper

By Michael Farber

College Football

Without Limits Armed with the country's most explosive offense and a callow but improving defense, UCLA has what it takes to win the national championship

By Tim Layden



Inside College Football

Inside College Football

By Ivan Maisel; Rick Reilly

Profiting from Experience Former Wisconsin soda vendor Donnel Thompson has earned his due

By John Walters

Inside The NHL

Inside The NHL

By Kostya Kennedy

In The Crease

By Pierre McGuire

Inside Baseball

Inside Baseball

By Jeff Pearlman

Inside The NFL

Inside The NFL

By Peter King

A Personnel Director's Job A.J. Smith did his homework, then he sold the Bills on Doug Flutie

By Peter King

Dr. Z's Forecast

By Paul Zimmerman


Bare Knuckles

The night Billy Collins fought Luis Resto, something was terribly wrong with Resto's gloves. The beating Collins took cost him his career--and maybe his life

By Jeff Pearlman

The Madness Of King George

By Rick Reilly


Leading Off



By Richard Hoffer; Phil Taylor; Peter King Edited by Jack McCallum and Richard O'Brien