CONTENTS

December 30, 1991

16
TWO TOO GOOD
That formidable pair, the Redskins and the Bills, are on a collision course to meet head-on in Super Bowl XXVI
BY PAUL ZIMMERMAN

20
STRENGTH IN NUMBERS
The NFL's statistical leaders from Buffalo and Philadelphia dominate Dr. Z's All-Pro offense and defense
BY PAUL ZIMMERMAN

22
WHO'S THE BOSS?
With their owners in disarray and their coach under fire, the New Jersey Nets are in worse shambles than usual
BY JACK McCALLUM

28
MINER MIRACLE
The idiosyncratic Harold Miner starred as Southern Cal's Trojans upset fourth-ranked Ohio State in OT
BY PHIL TAYLOR

32
BLOW THE MAN DOWN
Golf's so-called world championship in windy Jamaica was contrived, but the loot was staggeringly real
BY RICK REILLY

34
MR. FLEXIBILITY
Because coach Don James was willing to make significant changes, Washington is on the brink of a national title
BY DOUGLAS S. LOONEY

38
THE POM-POM CHRONICLES
Cheerleading has become a big and very serious business, which definitely is not anything to cheer about
BY SONJA STEPTOE

THE YEAR IN SPORTS 1991

48
IT FIGURED
The century's only palindromic year looked good, no matter whether the sports fan saw it coming or going
BY STEVE RUSHIN

60
LOOKING BACK
Our portfolio of the best photographs of 1991 is a Magical, misty, massive mèlange of athletes in action

102
RETURN OF THE NATIVE
Dennis Martinez gets few kudos as the ace of the Expos, but in Nicaragua he's a beloved and benevolent hero
BY BRUCE NEWMAN

DEPARTMENTS

4
LETTERS

9
SCORECARD

94
PRO FOOTBALL

98
COLLEGE BASKETBALL

114
FOR THE RECORD

116
POINT AFTER

COVER PHOTOGRAPH OF DECATHLETE CHRISTIAN SCHENK BY STEFAN WARTER

PHOTOLARS GELFANShe Gave Us a Lift: Jackie Blazek, only 12, snatched 40 kilograms in finishing third in the women's 44-kilo class at the Olympic Festival. Hers was hardly the only uplifting effort of '91, as our review of the year attests (page 48).

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)