CONTENTS

October 29, 1990

18
THE BIG SWEEP

The dauntless Reds socked it to the vaunted A's in one of the most dazzling upsets in World Series history
BY STEVE WULF

Cincinnati pitcher Jose Rijo came back to haunt his former team, the A's, and become the Series MVP
BY TIM KURKJIAN

Chris Sabo, a burr-headed throwback to the 1950s, was a Reds star both at the plate and in the field
BY STEVE RUSHIN

32
NOT SO BITTER END
The Irish of Notre Dame beat the Hurricanes of Miami 29-20 in a sweet finish to an often rancorous series
BY SALLY JENKINS

42
FALLEN STARS
Mismanagement has wrought the incredible—a dampening of Minnesota's ardor for professional hockey
BY JAY GREENBERG

46
GLARING MISTAKES
A few bad calls have—perhaps unfairly—cast college football game officials in a decidedly unfavorable light
BY DOUGLAS S. LOONEY

54
THE BUDDY SYSTEM
For Eagle coach Buddy Ryan, winning over your players is the key to winning games. So what's wrong this year?
BY LEIGH MONTVILLE

74
AGAINST THE WALL
Coaches, managers and general managers are fired so often we assume they handle it with ease. Not so
BY E.M. SWIFT

COVER PHOTOGRAPH BY V.J. LOVERO

DEPARTMENTS

4
LETTERS

13
SCORECARD

60
COLLEGE FOOTBALL

66
PRO FOOTBALL

96
FOR THE RECORD

98
POINT AFTER

PHOTOPHIL HUBERRAIN ON THEIR PARADE: Showers couldn't dampen the spirits of the Reds or their fans during Monday's World Series victory procession, which culminated in a crimson congregation at Cincinnati's Fountain Square (page 18).

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