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November 30, 1998 Table Of Contents

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Faces In The Crowd

Faces In The Crowd

Si View

SI View The Week in TV Sports

By John Walters

The Hits Keep Coming The Waterboy, like much of Adam Sandler's work, appeals to sports fans' basest instincts

By Steve Rushin

Catching Up With...

Alvan Adams, Phoenix Suns Center June 7, 1976

By Jennifer Zajac

Pro Football

Picture Perfect In workmanlike fashion, the Broncos dispatched the Raiders for their 11th consecutive win, leaving no doubt that they could roll through the regular season without a loss

By Richard Hoffer

White Lightning With no pomp and precious little padding, the Broncos' deceptively fast Ed McCaffrey has become the NFL's unlikeliest star wide receiver

By Michael Silver

College Football

Destiny's Darlings Unbeaten Tennessee, No. 1 in the bowl rankings if not in the eyes of insiders, ripped Kentucky to prove it can be as good as it is lucky

By Tim Layden

College Basketball

Careful What You Wish For John Chaney wanted his Temple team to lose, and it did--but not before showing that this could be the Owls' year

By Michael Bamberger


Fantastic Voyage Three fellow refugees say the tale of Yankees ace Orlando (El Duque) Hernandez's escape from Cuba doesn't hold water

By L. Jon Wertheim And Don Yaeger

Market Swing Because he lacks power, free agent Bernie Williams was entertaining few offers in his bid to become the major leagues' highest-paid player

By Tom Verducci

[bonus Piece

Buffalo Soldier In his quest to become an NBA coach, former superstar Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will go anywhere to gain experience-even an Apache reservation in Arizona

By John Ed Bradley



Inside Tennis

Inside Tennis

By Ian Thomsen

Inside The NFL

Inside The NFL

By Peter King

Dr. Z's Forecast

By Paul Zimmerman

Inside College Football

Inside College Football

By Ivan Maisel; B.J. Schecter; Alan Shipnuck


By Nick Davis/Wisconsin KR-WR

Hey, Guys, Get a (Poli-)Grip!

By Rick Reilly


The Voice Next Door College football owes much to a dwindling breed of distinctive broadcasters

By Ivan Maisel

Take Your Best Shot

Winning Effort In A Losing Cause Jared DeVries passed up the NFL to play his senior season at struggling Iowa

By Tim Layden

Green Mountain Giant Tiny Middlebury produces teams to match its impressive new facilities

By L. Jon Wertheim

Eight Minutes Of Mayhem In the new batch of video games, the simplest one is the most fun to play

By Mark McClusky


Debunking Sports Myths The Gipper, for one, was a big boozer and a gambler

By Ron Fimrite

Leaps Of Faith Base jumper Marta Empinotti scales cliffs and towers and drops into thin air

By Philip Singerman

Get A Grip

By Loren Mooney


By Leigh Montville; Paul Zimmerman; Marty Burns; Kostya Kennedy Edited By Mark Mravic And Kostya Kennedy