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December 02, 1991 | Volume 75, Issue 24

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Jim McMahon Cover - Sports Illustrated December 02, 1991

December 02, 1991 | Sarah Ballard

December 02, 1991 | Peter King
The Grey Cup was icing for the Toronto Argos, whose success saved the CFL

December 02, 1991 | Alexander Wolff
SINCE DR. JAMES NAISMITH HAD HIS FLASH OF INSPIRATION IN 1891, BASKETBALL HAS EVOLVED FROM A SIMPLE AMERICAN PASTIME TO A GRAND INTERNATIONAL PASSION

December 02, 1991 | Alexander Wolff
1891After the only goal scored in the original game in Springfield, Mass., the hall must be taken out of the peach basket, whose bottom is still intact.

December 02, 1991 | Austin Murphy

December 02, 1991 | Pohla Smith
The Amateur Riders Club of America gives jockey wannabes a taste of big-time racing

December 02, 1991 | Catharine S. Rambeau
The author, a 53-year-old U.S. rider, explores the continent by motorcycle

December 02, 1991 | Edited by Jon Scher
AwardedTo baseball great Ted Williams, the Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor. Despite losing nearly five full seasons to military service, Williams is 10th on the alltime home...

December 02, 1991
Nicky McGowanLIMERICK, IRELAND

December 02, 1991 | Curry Kirkpatrick
A word to NCAA tournament fans: Slow down and enjoy the regular season

December 02, 1991 | Lisa Twyman Bessone
Chicago's Midnight Basketball League provides young inner-city males with a brief respite from urban violence

December 02, 1991 | Edited by Richard Demak

December 02, 1991 | Edited by Richard Demak
[Thumb Up]To Ray Niehbuhr, a retired plumber, for stepping forward to pay the $9 fee that the U.S. Customs Service charged French adventurer Gerald d'Aboville after he brought his 26-foot rowboat...

December 02, 1991 | Edited by Richard Demak
Steve Spurrier, Florida football coach, telling Gator fans that a fire at Auburn's football dorm had destroyed 20 books: "But the real tragedy was that 15 hadn't been colored yet."

December 02, 1991 | Edited by Richard Demak
This is how the Polo Grill, a restaurant in Baltimore (whose erstwhile NFL franchise is now a doormat in Indianapolis), advertised its champagne buffet brunch last week: "This Sunday, only the...

December 02, 1991 | Edited by Richard Demak
We could ask the same question, "Why is Miami No. 1?" today as we did on the cover of our Nov. 24, 1986, issue. The answers then (the Hurricanes had a good quarterback, Vinny Testaverde, and a...

December 02, 1991 | Richard Hoffer

December 02, 1991 | Peter King
Last Friday, when Cowboy Coach Jimmy Johnson spoke to his reeling team at practice, he pulled 6'5", 285-pound John Gesek out of the pack of players. "If you're going to fight a big gorilla," he...

December 02, 1991 | John Papanek
For the last year and a half, SI senior writer Jill Lieber has been engrossed in chronicling the lives and times of two of the best defensive backs in NFL history. Much of that time Lieber spent...

December 02, 1991 | Pat Putnam
Evander Holyfield had his hands full with unheralded stand-in Bert Cooper before retaining his title with a seventh-round TKO

December 02, 1991 | Alexander Wolff

December 02, 1991 | Sydney Lea
When Annie passed away, the author was stirred to explore why it is that he hunts

December 02, 1991 | Duncan Brantley
The Rolex International Women's Keelboat Championship was a down-to-the-wire affair

December 02, 1991 | Thomas Hauser
In a bygone era athletes graciously gave autographs to a boy who cherishes them now as much as ever

December 02, 1991 | John Steinbreder
New Haven Mayor John Daniels moonlights on weekends as a college football referee

December 02, 1991 | Ed Hinton

December 02, 1991 | Richard O'Brien
A newly explosive offense has elevated Washington to the best record in the NHL

December 02, 1991 | Sally Jenkins
Both Monica Seles and Martina Navratilova fired away in New York

December 02, 1991
College MascotsIn your article on college mascots (Woofers & Tweeters, Oct. 28), you not only failed to run a picture of our falcons—the only performing mascots at an NCAA school—but you also...

December 02, 1991 | Richard Hoffer
Steve Emtman's ferocious play is a major reason why Washington is undefeated and headed for the Rose Bowl

December 02, 1991 | Bruce Newman

December 02, 1991 | Jill Lieber

December 02, 1991 | William F. Reed
Another Wing and a Prayer

December 02, 1991 | William F. Reed
OFFENSETony Sands, a senior tailback at Kansas, broke by 10 yards the single-game mark set on Sept. 14 by San Diego State's Marshall Faulk, rushing for 396 yards on a record 58 carries in a 53-29...

December 02, 1991 | Phil Taylor
Here We Go Again

December 02, 1991 | Phil Taylor
MENReginald Slater, a 6'7" senior forward for Wyoming, made nine of 13 shots from the field, while scoring 28 points and grabbing 12 rebounds as the Cowboys beat Louisiana Tech 96-78.

December 02, 1991 | Peter King
At Long Last

December 02, 1991 | Peter King
Lion linebacker Chris Spielman knows that playing football involves risks that no player likes to talk about. But there was no ducking the following conversation with his shaken wife, Stefanie,...