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CONTENTS

Sept. 24, 1990
Sept. 24, 1990

Table of Contents
Sept. 24, 1990

Books
Focus
Bears-Packers
Notre Dame-Michigan
Alabama-Florida
Cecil Fielder
George Allen
Horse Racing
Roy Campanella
Point After
Departments

CONTENTS

32
IT AIN'T OVER 'TIL IT'S OVER
The division-leading Reds, Pirates and Red Sox swooned as baseball turned into the stretch. A pictorial report

This is an article from the Sept. 24, 1990 issue

38
GLORY IN PURGATORY
The World Mountain Bike Championships, held at a ski resort near Durango, Colo., were hell on wheels
BY BRUCE NEWMAN

40
BLUE COLLAR AGAIN
The Bears, who have returned to their no-glitz tradition, beat the Packers to run their record to 2-0
BY PETER KING

48
COLLEGE FOOTBALL
No. 1-ranked Notre Dame exploded in the fourth quarter to win yet another season opener with Michigan, 28-24
BY WILLIAM F. REED

In drubbing Pitt by 42 points, a new-look, coats-and-ties Oklahoma played just like the Sooners of old
BY HANK HERSCH

New coach Gene Stallings, the Bear's favorite, is now 0-2 at Alabama, and Tide fans are furious—as usual
BY DOUGLAS S. LOONEY

68
FLIRTING WITH 50
Nobody has reached the five-oh mark in homers for a season since 1977. Detroit's Cecil Fielder may just do it
BY STEVE RUSHIN

74
WHY, GEORGE?
At the age of 72, George Allen has returned to football coaching—with Long Beach State's dismal 49ers
BY DOUGLAS S. LOONEY

94
TRIUMPH OF THE SPIRIT
Three decades after his crippling accident, Roy Campanella, a Hall of Famer, is still getting the most out of life
BY RON FIMRITE

DEPARTMENTS

6
LETTERS

27
SCORECARD

78
COLLEGE FOOTBALL

84
BASEBALL

88
PRO FOOTBALL

92
HORSE RACING

109
FOR THE RECORD

110
POINT AFTER

COVER PHOTOGRAPH BY JOHN BIEVER

PHOTOTONY INZERILLOGOING BATTY: Bat handles weren't the only things Tom Brunansky and the other Red Sox were losing their grips on. By dropping six of seven games, Boston saw its lead over Toronto in the American League East fall to one game (page 32).