CONTENTS

December 26, 1988

RUN AND GUN 26
It wasn't the first 300-point college game, but Oklahoma did bury Loyola Marymount under a ton of points
by Curry Kirkpatrick

POSTSEASON'S GREETINGS 30
While neither 1988 Super Bowl team had a winning record, 10 other clubs went merrily into the playoffs
by Paul Zimmerman

A WHOLE NEW GAME 34
Two megabuck TV deals may change the face of baseball for good, or not so good
by William Oscar Johnson and William Taaffe

TIRED OF ALL THAT JAZZ 44
Coach Frank Layden, who made a poor NBA team a good one, quit because the game ceased being fun
by Douglas S. Looney

Pictures '88 54
Savor these images of triumph (Olympian and otherwise) and trouble (marital, medical and more) in a remarkable year in sports

SPORTSMAN BORN AND BRED 140
After pitching a ringer in the election, George Bush will bring to the White House a rich athletic heritage
by George Plimpton

DEPARTMENTS

Letters 4
Scorecard 21
College Basketball 124
Hockey 130
Pro Football 135
For The Record 167
Point After 168

Cover Photograph of Florence Griffith Joyner by Gerd Ludwig/Woodfin Camp

PHOTOBILL FRAKESWHERE WAS GEORGE?: Well, soon after his big splash in the election, George Bush was in one of his favorite places—at the end of a fishing rod. He's also partial to courts, tennis and horseshoe (page 140).

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)