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Sept. 27, 1999
September 27, 1999 cover
Cover photograph by
Richard Mackson

Previous Issues

Inside Olympic Sports

Inside Baseball
Inside College Football

Spotlight: Joe Jarzynka

Inside the NFL

Dr. Z's Forecast

The Week: Sept. 14-20

Teeing Off

My Shot

Other articles in this week's issue

Piling On
In the season's crazy first two weeks, erstwhile NFL have-nots have jumped all over venerable haves
By Peter King

Silver Bullets
After shutting down the Vikings, the surprising Raiders must be seen as armed and dangerous contenders
By Michael Silver

Florida stretched its home-win string to 30 and bogged down Tennessee's hope of repeating as champ
By Ian Thomsen

One for the Money
After juggling quarterbacks against Miami, Penn State coach Joe Paterno cashed in on Kevin Thompson
By Tim Layden


Class Dismissed
Oscar De La Hoya gave Felix Trinidad a boxing lesson -- and his share of the welterweight title
By Richard Hoffer

Child's Play
All tuned up for his first Ryder Cup, 19- year-old Sergio Garcia of Spain is making golf look easy -- and fun
By E.M. Swift

Good Arms, Bad Things
Some of the generation's best pitchers are being scoped, seared and scraped back into shape
By Ian Thomsen

Special online features

1998: Sportsman of the Year
Sports Illustrated honors Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa. View exclusive behind- the-scenes video of the cover shoot, browse SI feature stories, click through our Mac and Sammy covers gallery and check out our complete archive of all the previous Sportsmen.

The Yankees' Greatest Hits
A dazzling, all-star tribute to the winningest team in 92 years. Highlights of 1998, classic SI stories and covers, Robert W. Creamer's all-time Yankees, a virtual tour of Yankee Stadium, and, of course, the Babe.

World Series Flashbacks
Warm up for the Fall Classic with this collection of Sports Illustrated stories and covers.

1998 NFL Preview
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.

Ted Williams: The Kid Turns 80
A special birthday gift to Ted Williams, including photo galleries and flashback stories from the magazine.

History of the Final Four
Take a comprehensive look at the who, what, where and why of college basketball's main event, including dozens of classic Sports Illustrated covers.

Swimsuit '98
Journey to the center of the earth with the Sports Illustrated 1998 Swimsuit Issue: SI Travels the Equator. And don't miss Swimsuit '98 Extra!

The Cold Wars
Review the highlights of each Winter Olympics, check out classic Sports Illustrated stories and photos, and catch up with some of the biggest names in the Games.

Photo Galleries
SI's photographers take you onto the field and into the action.

1997: The Year in Review
Great moments, top performers, cool photos, sound bites and features from Sports Illustrated. Don't miss our list of 1997's Top 10 stories. To see what we ranked No. 1, click here.

Swimsuit '97
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.

  1999 College Football Preview
Check out this comprehensive look at the 1999 season, featuring comprehensive scouting reports on the Top 25 teams, conference previews, a 5-minute look at key storylines and a couch potato's guide to fall Saturdays.

1998: The Year in Review
Don't miss our list of 1998's Top 10 stories and most Memorable Moments. We've got cool photo galleries and great sound bites. And be sure to check out the Ups and Downs in the year in sports as chosen by the Sports Illustrated writers.

1998-99 NHL Preview
Where will your favorite finish? Sports Illustrated's NHL Preview has scouting reports on all 27 teams.

33: Larry Bird
This package highlights the career of one of the best ever, with photo galleries, flashbacks, perspectives and a timeline.

CNN/SI College Football '98
Check out this comprehensive look at the 1998 season, featuring conference previews, a photo gallery of the game's top running backs, and a preseason Heisman watch.

Target: 61
As the Home Run Chase heats up, follow the adventures of Mark McGwire and friends. Stats, profiles, exclusive analysis and photos from Sports Illustrated, and This Week in Mark McGwire HR History.

Baseball '98
The boys of summer are back in town, and Sports Illustrated has the scoop on how your team will fare.

Super Bowl Summaries
Recaps and photos of every game, from I through XXXI.

Evander's Believe It or Not
From Don King's bark to Mike Tyson's bite, relive the madness and mayhem that has defined Evander Holyfield's career.

Ups and Downs
The best and worst of 1997, as selected by a panel of Sports Illustrated writers and CNN/SI anchors. Start with the King of all media, and then browse.

The Biggest Games Ever
Ring in the New Year with this classic collection of college football bowl game photos and memories.

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