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December 20, 1999 | Volume 91, Issue 24

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 Cover - Sports Illustrated December 20, 1999

December 20, 1999
Capital PunishmentIslanders defenseman Zdeno Chara serves Capitals right wing Jaroslav Svejkovsky a mouthful of Plexiglas in a game Washington won 4-2.

December 20, 1999
THE NFL

December 20, 1999 | Peter King
An unlikely trio has the Giants in the middle of the NFC playoff chase

December 20, 1999 | Peter King
QUESTION: Should a player who tests positive for steroids after taking an over-the-counter dietary or nutritional supplement be subject to harsher penalties than a player who tests positive for...

December 20, 1999 | Peter King
1. Qadry Comes Through

December 20, 1999 | David Fleming
Duce Staley, one of the league's best-kept secrets, is piling up the yards in Philadelphia

December 20, 1999 | Seth Davis
High FlyersAn 8-0 start that includes a victory over Kentucky has Dayton's fortunes soaring

December 20, 1999 | Seth Davis
Folks at Clemson have to be wondering about the school's investment in coach Larry Shyatt. When the Tigers signed Shyatt to a five-year, $2 million contract in the spring of 1998, they had to...

December 20, 1999 | Jackie MacMullan
Reggie ReloadedHard work and new moves have helped Reggie Miller regain his aim

December 20, 1999 | Jackie MacMullan
Just how bad is the bad blood between former Celtics coach M.L. Carr, who is still on Boston's payroll as the executive vice president of corporate development, and current coach and president...

December 20, 1999 | Brian Cazeneuve
Time to FlySabir Muhammad: Single African-American swimmer, free spirit, seeks date—in Sydney

December 20, 1999 | Tom Verducci
Deal BreakerWhy the Reds won't part with Pokey Reese—even for Junior

December 20, 1999 | Tom Verducci
Erstwhile rangers third baseman Todd Zeile happily bolted for the Mets and the National League partly because he was fed up with the glacial pace and slugfest mentality of the American League. "If...

December 20, 1999 | Kostya Kennedy
Missing the BoatThe league should reconsider its stance on revamping the schedule

December 20, 1999 | Kostya Kennedy
DAVE ANDREYCHUKBRUINS LWBoston signed the 36-year-old to a one-year, $1.2 million free-agent contract last summer, and through Sunday his team-best 15 goals put Andreychuk on pace to surpass 40...

December 20, 1999 | Pierre McGuire
Is it a coincidence that during the Rangers' recent revival (3-0-1-0 in their last four games through Sunday), in which they've finally shown grit and determination, No. 1 center Petr Nedved has...

December 20, 1999 | Rick Reilly
'Tis a bleak day for sportswriters. We'll lose our appetite for the free pregame buffet, set our seat backs at half mast, sing dirges at the karaoke. The world's greatest quote has hung 'em up....

December 20, 1999
When the greatest running back in NFL history, Walter Pay ton, dies, don't give me 10pages devoted to Keyshawn Johnson.-ANTHONY FERY, San Jose

December 20, 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,...

December 20, 1999 | Josh Elliott
December 25, 1989-January 1, 1990

December 20, 1999 | Bill Colson/Managing Editor
The Red Wagon raced like a fire engine around the Raleigh soundstage early on the morning of Nov. 21. In one corner photographer Mark Abrahams was shooting 20 portraits, player by player, of the...

December 20, 1999 | John Walters
Highlights

December 20, 1999 | John Walters
A how-we-long-for-Howie-Long movement seems to be brewing. His Fox NFL Sunday studio coanalyst Terry Bradshaw recently declared to Craig Kilborn on CBS's The Late, Late Show that the chiseled Long...

December 20, 1999 | John Walters
Is the fun gone from your NFL office pool? Are you tired of poring over plus-minus turnover ratios, of analyzing the Titans' tight end play, of computing how well the Panthers perform during...

December 20, 1999 | John Walters
His bestseller now a hit TV movie, sportswriter Mitch Albom continues his crossover act

December 20, 1999 | John Walters
"I'm good in the sports [video] games, mainly basketball.... I play the Dreamcast—I'm undefeated so far. I usually play [using] the Pacers, the Raptors, the Spurs a little bit.... As long as I got...

December 20, 1999 | Steve Rushin
Our first annual Theismanns go to those who made the most indelible statements of '99

December 20, 1999
Senior writer Jack McCallum reflects on Charles Barkley's career

December 20, 1999
The All-Century Team's youngest player just turned 30. He already has 398 home runs and 10 Gold Gloves, but he's having a hard time fitting under anybody's tree. How could the Reds or anyone else...

December 20, 1999
51-0Indiana's record in basketball's annual Indiana Classic before Indiana State upset the Hoosiers last week.

December 20, 1999
Paralyzing HitA blind-side check put a teen's future on ice

December 20, 1999
Nabbed•David Casper, 26-year-old son of golf Hall of Famer Billy Casper, on charges of robbing the Bunkhouse bar in Las Vegas. Police say Casper was carrying a pistol, had a sawed-off shotgun and...

December 20, 1999
When a 47-foot Coast Guard rescue boat skidded sideways during drills at the mouth of Coos Bay, Ore., last week, it seemed the coast boat was toast. Moments later, however, the self-righting...

December 20, 1999
Sponsors of an Australian amateur golf tournament are offering breast-enhancement surgery to the women's champ and a penis enlargement to the man with the longest drive.

December 20, 1999
JEFFREY LORIANew Expos owner, vowing to spend more to keep players in Montreal: "We will no longer be the farm system for the major leagues."

December 20, 1999
In October, on his way to winning the Heisman Trophy, Wisconsin's Ron Dayne wrote a tribute to his uncle, Pentecostal minister Rob Reid. Dayne's very free verse, titled The Heisman, begins by...

December 20, 1999 | Ric Gentry
The director of "Any Given Sunday" says he has a thing for Burt Reynolds and NFL Films

December 20, 1999 | Grant Wahl
Nick Garcia led Indiana to its second straight NCAA title and then turned pro

December 20, 1999 | Alan Shipnuck
Anybody can lay rubber in the Friday Night Grudge at the Los Angeles County Raceway

December 20, 1999 | Jamal Greene
John Baxter has engineered an academic turnaround at Fresno State

December 20, 1999 | Allen Abel
Putting up your dukes at an Australian outback carnival is risky business

December 20, 1999 | Ron Fimrite
THE BOOK OF BOXING

December 20, 1999
Julie Goloski, Seneca Falls, N.Y.Action ShootingGoloski, a sergeant in the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, was named Army female athlete of the year for winning the women's open and limited national...

December 20, 1999 | Grant Wahl
When 1999 Women's World Cup CEO Marla Messing heard that FIFA, soccer's world governing body, was changing the dates of the tournament's next edition, tentatively set for 2003 in Australia, she...

December 20, 1999 | Michael Bamberger

December 20, 1999 | Grant Wahl
Phish lead singer Trey Anastasio, like millions of other Americans, wore his heart on his sleeve

December 20, 1999 | Grant Wahl
One of the LPGA's founders saw a kindred pioneering spirit

December 20, 1999 | Grant Wahl
A grieving coach found solace in the sport he had come to resent

December 20, 1999 | Grant Wahl
Hoping only for a glimpse of her idol, a 13-year-old striker got much more

December 20, 1999 | Jackie MacMullan
Reflecting on his stellar career, credits the friend who was there for him every step—and misstep—of the way

December 20, 1999 | David Fleming
Near the playing fields of his youth, unflappable rookie quarterback led the Bucs to another crucial win, against the Lions

December 20, 1999 | Tim Layden
powerful leg could win a national championship for Florida State—and reunite mother and son

December 20, 1999 | Tim Layden
Rarely is a placekicker selected in the first three rounds of the NFL draft, but if two-time Lou Groza Award winner and All-America Sebastian Janikowski (below), a junior at Florida State,...

December 20, 1999 | Jack McCallum
Jerry Sandusky, the dean of Linebacker U, is leaving Penn State after 32 years to devote himself to a different kind of coaching

December 20, 1999
STANDINGLORRIE FAIR, SHANNON MACMIUAN, TIFFENY MILBREIT, CARLA OVERBECK, BRANDI CHASTAIN, TRACY OUCAR, JOY FAWCETT, BRIANA SCURRY, CHRISTIE PEARCE, SARA WHALEN

December 20, 1999
Check out die complete archives of SI's Sportssman of the Year award: all the covers, excerpts from past articles and behind-the-scenes footage of this year's cover shoot.

December 20, 1999 | L. Jon Wertheim
The surprising Sonics are taking their cue from brash , who had blossomed into a team leader as well as the best all-around guard in the game