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October 31, 1994 | Volume 81, Issue 18

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Hisanobu Watanabe Cover - Sports Illustrated October 31, 1994

October 31, 1994 | Edited by Alexander Wolff and Richard O'Brien

October 31, 1994 | Edited by Alexander Wolff and Richard O'Brien
On last Sunday's World Championship Wrestling "Halloween Havoc" card in Detroit, after Hulk Hogan defeated Ric Flair in a match refereed by Mr. T, Hogan was presented his belt by Muhammad Ali.

October 31, 1994 | Edited by Alexander Wolff and Richard O'Brien
Jason KiddDallas Maverick No. 1 draft pick, on the Mavs' prospects: "Now that I'm here, we'll turn the program around 360 degrees."

October 31, 1994 | Peter King
At the halfway mark in the 1994 season, a simple truth about free agency has emerged: The highest bidder is not necessarily the biggest winner

October 31, 1994 | Peter King
"You can throw your skin up and be another 4-12 Cardinal team. Or you can be part of a miracle."—Arizona coach Buddy Ryan, addressing his 0-3 Cardinals.

October 31, 1994 | Austin Murphy
On Sept. 25 the Cinderella season of the San Diego Chargers took a scary turn, along with the left knee of quarterback Stan Humphries. After he unloaded a fourth-quarter pass that was tipped,...

October 31, 1994
The temptation is strong to liken Ben Coates of the New England Patriots to another tight end, Mark Bavaro, the former New York Giant and Cleveland Brown who's now with the Philadelphia Eagles....

October 31, 1994
When the Dallas Cowboys opened their season against the Steelers in Pittsburgh, Cowboy safety Darren Woodson was reminded of just how he was viewed. "Hey, Darren!" someone yelled from the seats at...

October 31, 1994
WHEN BASEBALL WENT OUT ON STRIKE, SANDERS WAS BATTING .283 WITH 38 STOLEN BASES FOR THE CINCINNATI REDS.

October 31, 1994
Back in the summer of 1991, when Bernie Parmalee spent his mornings unloading UPS trucks in Muncie, Ind., and his nights working at the Clancy Village Bowl, this is what he kept thinking: It's not...

October 31, 1994
"I can't tackle Barry Sanders, and I don't think Jimmy Johnson could either."—New Dallas coach Barry Switzer after Sanders rushed for 194 yards in a Detroit win.

October 31, 1994
The writing is on the Silverdome roof: The Detroit Lions' Wayne Fontes is as endangered a coach as can be found roaming an NFL sideline. Surprisingly, Lion players led all teams last year in pay,...

October 31, 1994
"There's a perception that Superman can't fly anymore. That's nonsense. We wouldn't trade John Elway for any quarterback in football."—Denver owner Pat Bowden.

October 31, 1994
Here's the most baffling stat of the first half of the season:

October 31, 1994
There are times when Mile High Stadium in Denver actually shakes from the pounding and roaring of Bronco fans. That's what it was like when Joe Montana led the Kansas City Chief offense onto the...

October 31, 1994
"They told me I'd be committing suicide if I played football again."—Chicago running back Merril Hoge, who retired on Oct. 17 after suffering two concussions in six weeks.

October 31, 1994 | Tom Verducci
The start of the Japan Series served as a stark reminder of what Americans are missing this fall

October 31, 1994 | Jaime Diaz
Dottie Mochrie's aggressive play inspired a U.S. victory over Europe in the Solheim Cup

October 31, 1994
How can you put together a 40 most-annoying list without George Steinbrenner?DAN PLASTERER, INDIANAPOLIS

October 31, 1994 | S.L. Price
In a battle of unbeatens, Utah whacked Colorado State in a typical topsy-turvy affair

October 31, 1994 | Ed Hinton
Ten weeks after a crash that nearly killed him, Ernie Irvan is back on his feet and is hoping to race again

October 31, 1994 | David Guterson
Pacific Lutheran coach Frosty Westering proves you can have fun and win

October 31, 1994 | Hank Hersch
Creating a U.S. Division I league hasn't been as easy as staging World Cup '94

October 31, 1994 | Dan Jenkins

October 31, 1994 | Josh Hall

October 31, 1994 | Douglas S. Looney

October 31, 1994 | Kelly Whiteside
College football's 125th anniversary adds zest to a family passion

October 31, 1994
Carl MabeeKENNEBUNKPORT, MAINEMabee, 49, a dentist, won two titles at the U.S. croquet championships. He defeated former champ Johnny Osborn of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., 26-25 to earn the singles...

October 31, 1994 | Tim Rosaforte
Harvey Penick, ace teaching pro and now best-selling author, just turned 90

October 31, 1994 | John Walters
Heisman, Anyone?

October 31, 1994 | John Walters
OffenseOzzie Young, a junior tailback at Valparaiso, rushed for 226 yards on 29 carries, caught five passes for 103 yards and scored three TDs as the Crusaders beat Evansville 34-21.

October 31, 1994 | Steve Wulf
The decision to pass out MVP and other baseball awards was as half-baked as the '94 season

October 31, 1994 | Alan Shipnuck

October 31, 1994 | Tim Rosaforte
JoAnne Carner made the Solheim Cup into goodwill games and still led the U.S. to a rout of Europe

October 31, 1994 | Tim Rosaforte

October 31, 1994 | Amy Nutt
Long Lost Links

October 31, 1994 | Amy Nutt
Wacky facts from the world of golf

October 31, 1994 | John Garrity
The book celebrating the USGA's centennial is as beautiful as the game itself

October 31, 1994 | James E. Reynolds
In "Hoop Dreams" three filmmakers take on two prep stars, and all win

October 31, 1994 | Jill Lieber
A Gray Day in Detroit

October 31, 1994 | Nancy Morgan
Jim Marshall, the former right end on the Purple People Eater defenses of the Vikings in the 1960s and 70s, had a glorious NFL career that included trips to four Super Bowls and two Pro Bowls. He...

October 31, 1994 | Jill Lieber
Packer defensive tackle Steve McMichael was born to be wild. On the practice field, it's not unusual for him to suddenly start howling like a hungry wolf. In the halls of the Packer offices, he'll...