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December 23, 1991 | Volume 75, Issue 27

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Michael Jordan Cover - Sports Illustrated December 23, 1991

December 23, 1991 | William Oscar Johnson
Bruce Smith, Minnesota's greatest football player, remains the author's unsullied hero

December 23, 1991 | Jon Scher
DiedThe man who ended Joe DiMaggio's record 56-game hitting streak, former Cleveland Indians third baseman Ken Keltner, 75; on Dec. 12; at his home near Milwaukee. A seven-time All-Star, Keltner...

December 23, 1991
Chad DavisMIRA MESA, CALIF.Chad, senior quarterback at Mira Mesa High, threw for 108 yards in a 28-21 win over Rancho Buena Vista High to break the state career passing record set by Todd...

December 23, 1991 | Rick Telander
Why expect athletes to be role models, when they could scarcely be less suited to the task?

December 23, 1991 | Merrell Noden

December 23, 1991 | Edited by Steve Wulf

December 23, 1991 | Edited by Steve Wulf
[Thumb up]To FIFA, the international soccer federation, for its recent presentation of a $1 million check to UNICEF. The money was raised at an October all-star game in Munich.

December 23, 1991 | Edited by Steve Wulf
Santa Claus is to town, and depending on how good a sports fan you've been this year, here are 10 new gift items he might bring you

December 23, 1991 | Edited by Steve Wulf
Linda Hill-McDonald, Minnesota's women's basketball coach, on last year's 6-22 team: "Things got so bad that I had to play my student manager for a while. They got really bad when she started to...

December 23, 1991 | Edited by Steve Wulf
One can't help but admire the principles of Los Angeles Ram head coach John Robinson. Even though the Rams are now 3-13 and his job is in obvious jeopardy, Robinson has refused the request of team...

December 23, 1991 | Edited by Steve Wulf
SI's first solo Sportswoman of the Year award went to Chris Evert, who posed in period garb for our cover of Dec. 20-27, 1976. (Billie jean King had shared the honor in '72 with John Wooden.) At...

December 23, 1991 | Ed Hinton

December 23, 1991 | Phil Taylor
Michigan's five freshmen are hungry for success, and they almost feasted on No.1 Duke

December 23, 1991 | Austin Murphy
Ithaca gave Coach 'Butts' his third Division III title by beating Dayton's cigar butts'

December 23, 1991 | Richard O'Brien
The Pittsburg State Gorillas mauled Jacksonville State to win the Division II title

December 23, 1991 | Mark Mulvoy
THE HOLOGRAM—OR THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE—ON this week's cover is not only a first for SI but also one of the most ambitious holograms ever mass-produced: a full-color image of a live subject in...

December 23, 1991 | Austin Murphy

December 23, 1991 | Peter King

December 23, 1991 | Peter King
The NFL is not exactly heading into the same sort of recession that has gripped most of the rest of America, but it's noteworthy that commissioner Paul Tagliabue no longer says a labor agreement...

December 23, 1991 | Phil Taylor
Battle Royal

December 23, 1991 | Phil Taylor
MENJustus Thigpen, a 6'2" junior guard for Iowa State, scored 26 points in a 96-82 victory over Texas-Arlington and had 28 points and five steals in a 98-84 defeat of previously undefeated and...

December 23, 1991 | Pat Putnam
Wily Mike McCallum drew with IBF middleweight champ James Toney

December 23, 1991 | Jack McCallum

December 23, 1991 | Curry Kirkpatrick

December 23, 1991 | David Halberstam

December 23, 1991
Magic JohnsonI applaud Magic Johnson for being honest about having contracted the AIDS virus (I'll Deal With It, Nov. 18). It takes a big man to announce that he has this disease. I am sorry that...

December 23, 1991 | Steve Wulf