September 1, 1997 Volume 87, No. 9|
Cover Photographs by
We evaluate all 30 teams, predict their records and, of course, pick the Super
After its success in recent years, the zone blitz is the league's hottest
by Peter King
Inside the NFL
The Class of Their Field
Nomar Garciaparra and Scott Rolen head up the best group of rookies in more than
by Tom Verducci
College Football '97
In-depth scouting reports on SI's preseason Top 20, and a ranking of all Division I-A schools from 1 to 112.
Pro Football '97
A selection from this summer's Sports Illustrated Presents NFL Preview, including an early look at all 30 teams.
Circumnavigate the globe on a navel expedition with the Sports Illustrated 1997 Swimsuit Issue: Bikini World. And don't miss Swimsuit '96: South African Safari.
Check out Sports Illustrated's guide to America's best sports colleges. Is your school on the list?
Sportsman of the Year
Meet Tiger Woods, Sports Illustrated's 1996 Sportsman of the Year.
The Traveling Road Show
Sports Illustrated Presents NASCAR's 1996 Winston Cup Championship, and 1997 NASCAR Season Preview.
Super Bowl XXXI
The Packers and the Patriots fight it out in New Orleans.
CNN/SI presents a comprehensive look at the tennis champion's full, exemplary and all-too-brief life.
Chicago Bulls Commemorative
A special issue spotlighting the five-time NBA champs, from SI Presents.
A sampler of stories from the inaugural issue of Sports Illustrated Women|Sport.
The 1996 Olympics
Relive the Centennial Games with this in-depth collection of stories and pictures, including the Sports Illustrated Olympic Daily.
Long before Jackie Robinson stepped on the field for the Dodgers,
black baseball had a history all its own.
1996: The Year In Pictures
SI's photographers documented a remarkable year in sports.
Through the Fence: Baseball
in New York
An exclusive photo gallery demonstrates that baseball thrives in America's largest city.