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February 01, 1999 | Volume 90, Issue 4

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Shannon Sharpe Cover - Sports Illustrated February 01, 1999

February 01, 1999 | Jeff Pearlman
October 8, 1984

February 01, 1999
Picking Mark McGwire for Sportsman of the Year was a tap-in. Picking them both was inspired.—JOHN A. SULLIVAN III, Caldwell, N.J.

February 01, 1999
Letters to SPORTS ILLUSTRATED should include the name, address and home telephone number of the writer. They may be mailed to The Editor, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, Time & Life Building, New York,...

February 01, 1999 | John Walters
DON'T MISS

February 01, 1999 | John Walters
1.6 Millions of dollars it cost to buy a 30-second spot during Super Bowl XXXIII on Fox—a record, eclipsing the $1.29 million during Super Bowl XXXII on NBC.

February 01, 1999 | John Walters
New Jersey, meet your glory days! "Waste management consultant" Tony Soprano is the hottest character on TV, South Orange native Lauryn Hill has been nominated for 10 Grammys, and the formerly...

February 01, 1999 | Steve Rushin
Fox's seven-hour pregame show—and other Super Sunday programs—will tax even our capacity for excess

February 01, 1999
Nic Crider, Oak Ridge, Tenn.Cross-countryCrider, a senior at Tennessee-Chattanooga, won the NCAA South region individual title and, for the third straight year, the Southern Conference crown. He...

February 01, 1999 | Kevin Cook
The demolition of the NBA champions may be sign of things to come

February 01, 1999 | Kevin Cook
•That the Super Bowl doesn't come down to a blown call.•That Latrell Sprewell and New York fit together like hand and neck.•That this Olympic scandal would end so we can all get back to...

February 01, 1999
Bears Coaching DebacleMoron of the Midway

February 01, 1999
3.136 billionPotato chips consumed by TV viewers watching last year's Super Bowl.

February 01, 1999
Look Who's Stalking

February 01, 1999
Sad that you won't see the Vikings' Randall Cunningham airing it out to Randy Moss and Cris Carter in the Super Bowl? Don't despair—Chris Chandler, Tony Martin, Terance Mathis and the rest of the...

February 01, 1999
Two birds were expelled from last week's Swedish national pigeon racing championships after they tested positive for cortisone, a banned substance.

February 01, 1999
ROGER NEILSONFlyers coach, on allowing his players to spend a four-day break in New Orleans: "I was a little worried about the drinking, but they assured me they would be drinking anywhere they went."

February 01, 1999 | E.M. Swift
YEARS OF GREED AND CORRUPTION HAVE CAUGHT UP AT LAST WITH THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE

February 01, 1999 | E.M. Swift
In the last two decades, virtually every election to choose an Olympic host city has been marked by backroom political deals and questionable gifts to IOC members or their pet causes. Here are...

February 01, 1999 | Jaime Diaz
David Duval coolly shot perhaps the greatest final round ever, winning the Bob Hope Classic and confirming his status as the best player in the game

February 01, 1999
A Thornton In Their SidesDuke's Chris Carrawell (23) and Nate Jones get the rebound—and the win—despite the considerable efforts of St. John's guard Bootsy Thornton, who had 40 points in the Red...

February 01, 1999 | Rick Reilly
Want to know what Broncos All-Pro tight end Sharpe thinks about football, family, females, food, fame and fortune, among other things? Just ask him

February 01, 1999 | Austin Murphy
Dan Reeves, the Falcons' coach, needs one more win to cap a remarkable career turnaround, but even that won't match the

February 01, 1999 | Michael Bamberger
Though his devotion to Judaism could limit his time on the court, high-flying high school junior Tamir Goodman has already landed a scholarship to Maryland

February 01, 1999 | Phil Taylor
Convinced at a secret face-to-face meeting that tarnished Latrell Sprewell worth the gamble, the Knicks transformed themselves—for better or worse

February 01, 1999 | Phil Taylor
IF FORM holds, Latrell Sprewell (above), like Allan Houston and Larry Johnson before him, will get fewer shots in his first year with the Patrick Ewing-led Knicks than he did in his last full...

February 01, 1999 | Frank Deford
A year after being assaulted by one of his players, the Golden State Warriors' P.J. Carlesimo is the same obsessed, demanding, exuberant coach he's always been

February 01, 1999
COLLEGE BASKETBALLKentucky restores SEC's balance of powerBoise State's hidden gemWho's the coaches' coach?

February 01, 1999 | Grant Wahl
Forward MarchAs Heshimu Evans returned to his old position Kentucky showed who's boss in the SEC

February 01, 1999 | Grant Wahl
Eight weeks ago Pitt was one of the hottest teams in the country, after a 6-0 start that included wins over Kentucky and Xavier. But since suffering a heartbreaking loss to top-ranked Connecticut...

February 01, 1999 | Grant Wahl
A Couple of critical swing voters had a change of heart from a week ago, moving Cincinnati, a blowout winner over Louisville, back to the top seed in the Midwest and demoting Maryland, which...

February 01, 1999 | Seth Davis
The Big Ten's leading scorer makes his points off the court too

February 01, 1999 | Kostya Kennedy
The Big SpillFuture Hall of Famer Paul Coffey's cup is nearly empty in Carolina

February 01, 1999 | Pierre McGuire
Expect Avalanche goaltender Patrick Roy (above), who can be an unrestricted free agent this summer, to sign a contract extension with Colorado very soon. His new deal will be for two or three...

February 01, 1999 | Jackie MacMullan
Backdoor PlayThe Nuggets used all manner of cunning to lure Antonio McDyess from the Suns

February 01, 1999 | Jackie MacMullan
Before being traded to the Nets, Jim Mcllvaine should have known his days in Seattle were numbered. When new Sonics coach Paul Westphal was told that Mcllvaine had been playing well at Pete...

February 01, 1999 | Rick Reilly
I'm 6'5" with blue eyes, bench 425 and often win prizes for my coq au vin. I was valedictorian at Yale, can barrel roll an F/A-18 Hornet and dumped Elle Maepherson for hogging the covers.