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September 27, 1999 | Volume 91, Issue 12

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Chris Claiborne Cover - Sports Illustrated September 27, 1999

September 27, 1999 | Rick Reilly
Isn't it wonderful how the NFL has entered this new era, where a man can be so in touch with his innermost feelings that, even in front of the world he's not afraid to...

September 27, 1999
After reading Rick Reilly's terribly cruel and ruthless article about Los Angeles, I couldn't stop laughing for hours. Shame on both of us.—TERRY HERRINGTON JR., Dallas

September 27, 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,...

September 27, 1999 | Jamal K. Greene
October 28, 1991

September 27, 1999 | John Walters
DON'T MISS

September 27, 1999 | John Walters
59Percent of homes watching TV in Cleveland that were tuned to the first-year Browns' opener, a 43-0 thrashing by the Steelers on Sept. 12. The game attracted 69% in Pittsburgh.

September 27, 1999 | John Walters
The sixth sense? That may be the only one that ESPN's Dan Patrick has yet to assault. Having used TV to pitch everything but Kevin Costner's perfect game, now Patrick—or at least his prerecorded...

September 27, 1999 | Steve Rushin
The baseball miscues in Kevin Costner's new film would be forgivable if it had a few yuks

September 27, 1999 | Tom Verducci
Two tight baseball playoff races make for a terrific stretch drive

September 27, 1999 | Tom Verducci
1,613Inmates in Puerto Rican prisons who watched the De La Hoya-Trinidad fight as a reward for good behavior.

September 27, 1999 | Tom Verducci
Whose Central is it, anyway? The Packers and Vikings are both 1-1 going into Sunday's showdown. The man from Cajun country had 20 comple-shaun and an intercep-shaun last week, and now sore-thumbed...

September 27, 1999

September 27, 1999
Nabbed•Former WBO heavyweight champ Tommy Morrison. On Sept. 10 the Rocky V costar, who stopped fighting in 1996 after contracting HIV, told a judge, "You won't be seeing me again," after he got a...

September 27, 1999
Judges for the United Nations Correspondents Association's political cartoon award include Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel, Crown Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia, seven U.N. ambassadors and...

September 27, 1999
WILLIAM PRINCE DAVISMurderer, just before his Sept. 14 execution in Huntsville, Texas: "I'd like to say in closing, What about those Cowboys!"

September 27, 1999
Three generations of Detroit fans have worn the same little uniform to pose with their heroes at Tiger Stadium

September 27, 1999
Christian Ahrens, MilwaukeeRowingAhrens, 23, stroked the American men's eight to the gold medal at the world championships. With this victory the U.S., which defeated runner-up Great Britain by...

September 27, 1999
This week follow our hole-by-hole coverage of the Ryder Cup. SI's Alan Shipnuck answers your questions in his golf mailbag, and our Golf Plus team reports daily from the greens.

September 27, 1999 | Peter King

September 27, 1999 | Peter King
General Managers have long regarded backup quarterback as one of the most important positions on the team—with good reason. Last season only seven starting quarterbacks played all 16 games....

September 27, 1999 | David Fleming
Not Detroit, apparently. The Sanders-less Lions are, at 2-0, the NFL's biggest surprise

September 27, 1999 | Michael Silver
After shutting down the Vikings, the Oakland Raiders must be considered armed and dangerous contenders in the suddenly wide-open AFC West

September 27, 1999 | Ian Thomsen
Led by an inspired defensive end, Florida stretched its home winning streak to 30 games and bogged down Tennessee's hopes of repeating as national champ

September 27, 1999 | Tim Layden

September 27, 1999 | Richard Hoffer

September 27, 1999
A Tree IronMichael Jordan, here hacking out of the rough during the first round of the Chicago Open, was 23-over after 36 holes at the Beverly Country Club and missed the cut.

September 27, 1999 | E.M. Swift

September 27, 1999
THE OLYMPICS

September 27, 1999 | Brian Cazeneuve
Ring MastersAmerica's best gymnasts, Blaine Wilson and John Roethlisberger, are a study in contrasts

September 27, 1999 | Franz Lidz
It takes two to tango—and to samba, rumba, cha-cha, jive or paso doble. The last five of those dances were executed to glittering perfection by 12 couples last Saturday at the DanceSport Champions...

September 27, 1999 | Stephen Cannella and Jeff Pearlman
Back with a BangKen Caminiti has returned from the DL to restore the Astros' swagger

September 27, 1999 | Stephen Cannella and Jeff Pearlman
Despite the Blue Jays' nosedive from wild-card contention, Toronto general manager Gord Ash says manager Jim Fregosi's job is secure. Fregosi came under fire earlier in the season after he ripped...

September 27, 1999 | Ivan Maisel

September 27, 1999 | Ivan Maisel
•Michigan (3-0) at Wisconsin (2-1)Badgers running back Ron Dayne has averaged 174.6 yards and scored five touchdowns in games against Murray State, Ball State and Cincinnati. Wisconsin's next...

September 27, 1999 | Ivan Maisel
Early-Season Game Breakers

September 27, 1999 | B.J. Schecter
Free-spirited, risk-taking Joe Jarzynka is Washington's jack-of-all-trades

September 27, 1999 | Peter King

September 27, 1999 | Peter King
1. Straight from the Lion's MouthThe agents for Barry Sanders naively push for the Lions to release or trade the reclusive running back. "I've talked to Barry several times since he retired," says...

September 27, 1999 | Paul Zimmerman
At one time Minnesota-Green Bay looked like the keynote game of September. It was to be Ron Wolf's day of reckoning. So devastated was the Packers general manager by the way the Vikings' Randall...

September 27, 1999 | Ian Thomsen

September 27, 1999 | Gary Van Sickle
Steve Pate is finally back in a position to prove that he possesses a game made for the Ryder Cup

September 27, 1999 | Edited by Ricky Lipsey
Late BloomerSenior Amateur Sensation

September 27, 1999 | Edited by Ricky Lipsey
What do these players have in common?

September 27, 1999 | Edited by Ricky Lipsey
Which is the most important event in golf?

September 27, 1999 | Edited by Ricky Lipsey
With his victory at the Bank One Championship in Dallas, Tom Watson became the 10th golfer to win a Senior and a regular Tour event in Texas. Of those 10, these players have the most total wins in...

September 27, 1999
Han Lee, Cerritos, Calif.Lee, 22, won the Canadian Amateur at Rivershore Golf Links in Kamloops, B.C., defeating Wes Heffernan, 22, of Calgary one up in the 36-hole final. Lee, a senior at Cal,...

September 27, 1999 | Jim Ferree
My life as a logo on the Senior tour requires that I do only one thing: dress for the part

September 27, 1999 | Jaime Diaz
Without his guardian angel, John Daly is sure to have a devil of a time

September 27, 1999
Cooking Up a Victory

September 27, 1999 | Alan Shipnuck
If the season ended today, Casey Martin, cart and all, would have his PGA Tour card. But as he's well aware, a lot can happen between now and January