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October 25, 1999 Table Of Contents

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Golf Plus

The Week Oct. 12-18

High Roller No one would peg a grinder like Jim Furyk as a Las Vegas kind of guy, yet for the third time in five years he left town the big winner

By Alan Shipnuck


Edited by Cameron Morfit

My Shot Memo to those relentless whiners across the pond: Get over it

By Melissa Lehman Edited by Cameron Morfit

Strange, But True Curtis Strange is no diplomat, which is why he should be Ryder Cup captain

By Jaime Diaz

Catching Up With...

Frank Shorter, Marathon Man August 3, 1970

By Merrell Noden

Si View

SI View The Week in TV Sports

By John Walters

The Surfer

By John Walters

Waiting For Latrell With more athletes showing up late (if at all), sportswriters are assuming the job of hall monitor

By Steve Rushin


Out At Home The Yankees allowed the Red Sox their day of Fenway glory, then dispatched Boston to resume ttheir inexorable march back to the World Series

By Tom Verducci

No Backing Down In a National League Championship Series marked by superb pitching and a 15-inning nail-biter, the never-say-die Mets, down three games to none, dug in to win two straight from the Braves

By Michael Bamberger

Pro Football

Fall From Grace In a loss at home to the lowly Panthers, the once proud 49ers looked more than ever like a franchise in decline

By Michael Silver


Hitting The Skids The storied Canadiens have no one but themselves to blame for a series of bad hires and terrible trades that have left their dynasty in shambles

By Michael Farber

College Football

She's Not There Over almost two decades as an assistant coach, Kansas State's Phil Bennett would scan the crowd before the opening kickoff to find his wife, Nancy. Now, because of a freak act of nature, he never will again

By John Ed Bradley

Technical Knockout Undersized defensive end Corey Moore has silenced doubters with his outstanding play while leading Virginia Tech to giddy new heights in the national polls

By Michael Farber

Wilt Chamberlain, 1936-99

A Gentle Goliath

The Big Dipper was basketball's nonpareil scorer and rebounder, who might have been even better but for one flaw: He didn't possess a mean streak

By Frank Deford



Inside College Football

Inside College Football

By Ivan Maisel; Richard Hoffer; B.J. Schecter

Top 10 Receiving Tandems

By B.J. Schecter

Standing Tall Lehigh's 5'5" Ronald Jean beat daunting odds to become a top rusher

By Jack McCallum

Inside The NFL

Inside The NFL

By Peter King; Josh Elliott

Dr. Z's Forecast

By Paul Zimmerman

Inside College Basketball

Inside College Basketball

By Seth Davis; Grant Wahl; John O'Keefe

Inside Motor Sports

Inside Motor Sports

By Ed Hinton

Man In A Hurry After a late start, IRL points champ Greg Ray put the pedal to the metal

By Kelley King

Inside Olympic Sports

Inside Olympic Sports

By E.M. Swift

Heavy Mettle World champ Stephen Neal is the next big thing for U.S. wrestling

By Brian Cazeneuve

The 20th Century

Our Favorite Games Some contests put the lie to the phrase, "It's only a game," and let us say, without equivocation, that we believe--for we have seen miracles on ice, on grass, in midair

By Richard Hoffer

A Matter Of Life And Sudden Death The 1982 playoff between the Chargers and Dolphins wasn't just a football game and wasn't a war, exactly, but it did change a few people's lives

By Rick Reilly

The Buck Stops Here

By Rick Reilly


Leading Off


They Took Charge

By Bill Colson, Managing Editor

Scorecard O.J. Calls the Cops--Golfzilla Attacks--Scalp Treatment--Ali vs. Gretzky

By Gary Smith Edited by Kevin Cook and Mark Mravic

Jason The Golf Ball Killer

By Cameron Morfit

Faces In The Crowd