Search

CONTENTS

Dec. 24, 1990
Dec. 24, 1990

Table of Contents
Dec. 24, 1990

Environment
First Person
Bills-Giants
Luc Longley
Jackie Sherrill
Light Heavyweights
Ty Murray
Jimmy Carson
Volleyball
Television
Chess
Sportsman Of The Year
Focus
Spotlight
Books
Point After

CONTENTS

16
ROUGH STUFF
In a battle of AFC and NFC powers, the Buffalo Bills popped the New York Giants 17-13, but both teams paid
BY PAUL ZIMMERMAN

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

22
MALLETS AFORETHOUGHT
The world's leading polo players hammered in 15 goals during a ballyhooed Match of the Century in California
BY JOHN GARRITY

24
COOL HAND LUC
The line on laid-back Lobo Long Luc Longley is: He looks legit—although he sometimes plays like, well, L
BY CURRY KIRKPATRICK

34
WHAT PRICE GLORY?
Lusting for success on the gridiron, Mississippi State brought in Jackie Sherrill, a coach with a tainted past
BY WILLIAM F. REED

40
PUNCHING FOR A REAL PAYDAY
Hard-hitting Michael Moorer won again and eyed a more profitable bout with WBA champ Virgil Hill
BY PAT PUTNAM

48
WHOOPEE TY YAY
At age 21, Ty Murray, a rare triple threat in the rough-stock events, is the best dang rodeo cowboy of 'em all
BY E.M. SWIFT

56
COMING HOME
Jimmy Carson was born to play for the Red Wings, and now he is getting his chance to do exactly that
BY E.M. SWIFT

SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR

90
AN AMERICAN DREAM
What kid anyplace in the U.S. doesn't want to grow up to be the San Francisco 49ers' quarterback Joe Montana?
BY LEIGH MONTVILLE

DEPARTMENTS

9
LETTERS

11
SCORECARD

66
COLLEGE BASKETBALL

74
PRO FOOTBALL

79
VOLLEYBALL

82
TELEVISION

86
CHESS

116
FOR THE RECORD

118
POINT AFTER

COVER PHOTOGRAPH BY PETER READ MILLER

PHOTOHEINZ KLUETMEIERNO BULL: That's what cowboy Cody Custer was left with on this ride at the National Finals Rodeo. But this wasn't Custer's last stand: He did well enough on his other rides to finish seventh in this event and win $10,220, some 63 grand less than Ty Murray got as all-around champ (page 48).