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December 12, 1994 | Volume 81, Issue 24

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Michael Irvin Cover - Sports Illustrated December 12, 1994

December 12, 1994 | Michael Finkel
When it comes to running on powder, Tom Sobal dusts the competition

December 12, 1994 | Ron Fimrite
Two ex-Oakland A's teammates have revived a Bay Area school sports program

December 12, 1994 | Gerry Callahan
Army and Navy put up the good fight, but it's time for them to pull back to I-AA football

December 12, 1994
D'Andre HardemanHOUSTON

December 12, 1994 | Edited by Alexander Wolff and Richard O'Brien

December 12, 1994 | Edited by Alexander Wolff and Richard O'Brien
Most pregame renditions of The Star-Spangled Banner fade from memory even before the action starts, but now and then a performance comes along either so good or so bad that it becomes a part of...

December 12, 1994 | Edited by Alexander Wolff and Richard O'Brien
In Birmingham, where 25% of the population lives in poverty and 11% has less than an eighth-grade education, the city council has voted to give the University of Alabama at Birmingham $2.2 million...

December 12, 1994 | Edited by Alexander Wolff and Richard O'Brien
John HarringtonThe owners' primary negotiator, on talks to end the baseball strike: "I'm confident that the progress that will be made next week will be progressive."

December 12, 1994 | Rick Telander
A Week with the Dallas Cowboys: moments of low humor and high purpose, ending as usual, with a win

December 12, 1994
"Within the complex are a travel agency, a whirlpool big enough for 20 players, and a dance studio for the cheerleaders"

December 12, 1994
"If you want to do something for yourself—play with your kids, visit with your agent—you do it today"

December 12, 1994
"This morning, former Jet and Patriot running back Blair Thomas was signed as a backup for Emmitt Smith, and Joe Fishback was sent into exile"

December 12, 1994
"Irvin is full of the rapture that comes with being the cock of the walk, the big dog, the warrior, himself"

December 12, 1994 | Mark Mulvoy
It's simple to talk about the concept of transforming the printed page to the computer screen. But Phil Polishook, SI's manager of new business development, who oversaw the six-month production of...

December 12, 1994 | E.M. Swift
At the Dallas Cowboys' command central, where Super Bowl trophies twinkle and schemes really do come true, Jerry Jones crosses his legs. He is the very picture of casual contentment. "The key is...

December 12, 1994 | Albert Kim
Playing with an NBA star is only one thing you can do with these new titles

December 12, 1994
"Hennings, who flew A-10s in the gulf war, is happy to take over child duty"

December 12, 1994
"The Cowboys are unique, a phenomenon that transcends the narrow confines of regional fandom"

December 12, 1994 | Ron Fimrite
The season's best sports volumes are a welcome antidote to labor disputes

December 12, 1994
"No team has won three Super Bowls in a row, but don't bet against these fellows doing it"

December 12, 1994 | Franz Lidz
Squash stormed the skies of Delaware at the Punkin' Chunkin' championships

December 12, 1994 | Steve Rushin
By falling to the woeful Wolves, the clueless Clippers approached a record for futility

December 12, 1994
Every time boxing seems to lose its appeal someone comes along and regenerates interest in it. Thank you, George.RAY RUSSELL, VIRGINIA BEACH, VA.

December 12, 1994 | Richard Hoffer
Most of the action came before—and after—Riddick Bowe's uninspired decision over Larry Donald

December 12, 1994 | William F. Reed
Florida pulled out all the stops to hand Alabama its first loss, earning a trip to New Orleans and a rematch with Florida State

December 12, 1994 | Tom Verducci
Michael Jordan Completed his first swing through baseball while his hired muscle kept the fans at bay

December 12, 1994 | Peter King

December 12, 1994 | Peter King
Teams have learned a costly lesson this year in quarterbackonomics: Paying signal-callers big bucks doesn't make them big-time players. "What we did last year," says Giant general manager George...

December 12, 1994 | Jill Lieber
Moon over Chicago

December 12, 1994 | Jill Lieber
Once he sets his sights on a goal, nothing stops Lion punter Greg Montgomery. As a junior at Red Bank Regional High in Little Silver, N.J., he was asked the question, "What will you be doing 10...