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October 08, 1990 | Volume 73, Issue 15

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O.J. Simpson Cover - Sports Illustrated October 08, 1990

October 08, 1990 | Ron Fimrite
There was far more to Lou Gehrig than the stuff of legend

October 08, 1990 | William F. Reed
Grambling State University plays eight of its 11 games this season on the road, so coach Eddie Robinson is fortunate to have a star back who answers to the nickname American Express. As Robinson...

October 08, 1990 | Tim Kurkjian
Forget Pete Rose. And George Steinbrenner. And Howard Spira. This has been one of the wildest, wackiest and most wonderful baseball seasons in recent memory. In March, who would have guessed that...

October 08, 1990 | Peter King

October 08, 1990 | Peter King

October 08, 1990 | Peter King
Saints at Falcons. Are the 1-2 Falcons really birds of a respectable feather, or just the ones who have lost four in a row at home to New Orleans by an average of 15 points? This is the kind of...

October 08, 1990 | Geoffrey Norman

October 08, 1990 | Steve Wulf

October 08, 1990 | Gary Smith
Surely, playing baseball in a cemetery wasn't sinful

October 08, 1990 | Compiled by Michael Jaffe
CYCLING—ZHOU LINGMEI of China set a women's world record with a clocking of 1:13.899 in the one-kilometer time trial at the Asian Games, in Beijing. She shaved .350 of a second off the mark...

October 08, 1990
HEIDI MASONMIAMIHeidi, 12, set a world record in the women's eight-pound-test-line class when she landed a 34-pound African pompano off the coast of Miami. She is also the first junior (10-14...

October 08, 1990 | H.G. Bissinger
Criticizing Texas high school football can be risky

October 08, 1990 | Jack Mason
What could be simpler than making a small rubber disk? You'd be surprised

October 08, 1990 | Edited by Steve Rushin

October 08, 1990 | Edited by Steve Rushin
•Dennis Rappaport, boxing manager, on why he is reluctant to comment about his relationship with fighter Thomas Hearns: "I don't want to tell you any half-truths unless they're completely accurate."

October 08, 1990 | Steve Wulf

October 08, 1990 | Austin Murphy
A Freshman quarterback at Auburn came of age in a 26-26 draw with Tennessee

October 08, 1990 | Jill Lieber

October 08, 1990 | Donald J. Barr
Ask most sports journalists to describe typical trips they have taken in the course of their work, and they will map out a route through cities like Ann Arbor, Mich., Norman, Okla., and...

October 08, 1990 | Paul Zimmerman

October 08, 1990 | Jay Greenberg

October 08, 1990
REAL FOOTBALLThank you for Geoffrey Norman's wonderful story Smart Ball (Sept. 3). The game as it is played at Chicago, MIT and Swarthmore is not an alternative to "real" football, it is real...

October 08, 1990 | Jay Greenberg

October 08, 1990 | Michael Farber

October 08, 1990 | William F. Reed

October 08, 1990 | William F. Reed
OFFENSERalph Martini, a senior quarterback for San Jose State, completed 23 of 32 passes for 361 yards in a 29-23 win over Stanford. He threw for four touchdowns, including one for 72 yards, and...