November 10, 1997|
Cover photo by Richard Corman
Set design by Bradley Garlock
The Hidden World
Here's a comprehensive behind-the-scenes guide to the grit and glamour of pro basketball
The Knicks and the Jazz will butt heads in the Finals, where New York will come out on top
A half-dozen top scorers are still unsigned, and the NHL, already short on offense, is poorer for it
by Michael Farber
Six Degrees of Bill Fitch
A guy who has coached five teams during his 25 NBA seasons makes a whole lot of connections
When a game comes down to the last five seconds, there's plenty of time to shoot
by Phil Taylor
The 49ers proved that they're for real with a steely 17-10 victory over the Cowboys
by Michael Silver
The Hat Trick
David Duval's third victory in a row, at the Tour Championship, was a win for Tiger Woods, too
by Jaime Diaz
Nebraska killed Oklahoma and buried, at least for a while, what had been a fierce rivalry
by Leigh Montville
The Swingin' A's
The Oakland A's of the swingin' '70s seemed
tailor-made for their era. Check out our very
retro retrospective of the 1972, 1973 and 1974
championship seasons. SI's Ron Fimrite
offers a fond appraisal of baseball's forgotten
Baseball Year in Review
A month-by-month look at the 1997 season,
from Tino Martinez's record-setting April to
Mark McGwire's homer-happy September.
Pro Football '97
Sports Illustrated's Pro Football Preview has scouting reports on all 30 teams, including lineups and stats. SI's experts handicap the races and tell you who's going to win the Super Bowl.
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.
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.
Sports Illustrated's season-opening preview, featuring updated scouting reports
and a behind-the-scenes report on The Underground NBA.
Pro Basketball '97-98
SI Presents preseason previews on all 29 NBA teams. Can Michael
Jordan lead the Chicago Bulls to a sixth title? Or is it Shaq's turn to take the
L.A. Lakers to the top?
World Series Archives
Here's the pitch: Every World Series champion, as covered by Sports Illustrated
from 1954 to 1996. Relive Don Larsen's no-hitter, Carlton Fisk's homer, and the
infamous Mookie ball.
SI's photographers take you onto the field and into the action.
A sampler of stories from the Fall 1997 issue of Sports Illustrated's new women's sports magazine. Also check out the Spring '97 issue.
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.
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.