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Dec. 18, 2000

Pledge Allegiance

Larry Rifkin believes in 7-foot-tall purple dinosaurs and 6'5"college basketball centers. He can afford to promulgate hisunlikely creed: Time has ...

March 13, 2000

The Surfer

If you want to follow the NCAA men's basketball tournament gameson TV, you have but one place to go: CBS has exclusive rights toall 63 ...

June 19, 2000

SI View

Television Highlights SATURDAY 6/17 NCAA College World Series Final CBS 2: 30 PM La's are as prominent in Omaha this week as they arein ...

Feb. 21, 2000

Courtly Coverage

Backstage at The Arena in Oakland during NBA All-Star weekend, aturnabout took place: Athletes lined up to speak with a reporter.As Lakers ...

May 02, 1994

Cassie Clark

Sounding Eerily like Hans and Franz, Saturday Night hive's fictitious titans, Michael Cohen found himself admonishing the United States ...

April 24, 2000

Broadcast Blues

Call them the Montreal Underexposed. For almost all of their 32seasons the Expos had their games broadcast locally on radio andTV in both ...

June 26, 2000

Knight's Sites

The Bob Knight saga has more legs than an Ethan Allen warehouse.Last week alone Indiana English professor Murray Sperber,Knight's most ...

May 30, 1994

Charlie Ward

Last week the '93 Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback was playing point guard for the Jacksonville Hooters of the United States Basketball ...

Sept. 25, 2000

Noms de Tube

ESPN's Dan Patrick isn't who you think he is. Neither is CNN/SI'sNick Charles. Nor Fox's Dick Stockton. Ditto Marv Albert andHannah Storm.

Aug. 21, 2000

Break a Leg

Lesley Visser never saw it coming. On June 23, 1993, Visser wasrunning in Central Park when she tripped over a crack in thesidewalk. Her left ...

April 10, 2000

Death March Madness

No basketball commentator--perhaps not even any presidentialcandidate--was more peripatetic last month than Bill Raftery.Working Nets ...

Feb. 26, 2001

Big-Name Hunt

Ahab chased a great white whale. For Lisa Guerrero, a reporter atFox Sports Net, the elusive prey was a 7-foot NBA center who inJanuary ...

Feb. 28, 2000

Laying off the Pitch

Tigers pitcher C.J. Nitkowski had come to a forkball in the road. Since September 1997 his self-generated Web site,, had ...

Dec. 17, 1993

Brian Brinsfield Terry Daniel Scott Etheridge

PERHAPS IT'S BEST THAT TERRY BOWDEN didn't know. Perhaps it's bestthat Auburn's rookie, workaholic coach didn't realize that three ofhis ...

May 03, 1999

SI View The Week in TV Sports

DON'T MISS Saturday 5/1 Kentucky DerbyABC 4:30 PM "And they're off!" Where else besides tracks such as ChurchillDowns can you get away ...

Oct. 11, 1999

SI View The Week in TV Sports

Sunday 10/10. Buccaneers at Packers ESPN 8:15 PM Let's give a hand to quarterback Brett Favre, who after guiding the Packers to a pair of thrilling comebacks ...

June 09, 1997


Saturday 6/7 TENNISFrench Open Will we see an American in a final? In the men's, the answer wasnon after Jim Courier, Jeff (Last) Tarango ...

July 20, 1998

SI View The Week in TV Sports

Saturday 7/18 Fire at United So nice to see the word Fire not followed by Steve Sampson. Sorefreshing to witness an American making good ...