SPORTS ILLUSTRATED Contents Page JANUARY 25, 1993 VOLUME 78, NO. 3

January 25, 1993

NFL Playoffs

12
HOT WHEELS
With youthful legs and bold maneuvers the Cowboys rolled over the
49ers in the NFC championship game
BY PAUL ZIMMERMAN

20
HERE THEY COME AGAIN
The Bills won a third consecutive berth in the Super Bowl by
beating the Dolphins in the AFC title match
BY RICK REILLY

26
BABY BOOMERS
Shaquille O'Neal may be the Rookie of the Year, but it's his
classmates who make this the year of the rookie
BY JACK MCCALLUM

42
GLAD TO BE IN THE GAME
How does Pittsburgh Pirate manager Jim Leyland feel as he watches
his team disintegrate? Damn lucky
BY STEVE RUSHIN

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ONE YEAR LATER . . .
. . . Notre Dame's women swimmers are slowly healing from a
traffic accident that killed two of their teammates
BY LEIGH MONTVILLE

COVER PHOTOGRAPH BY JOHN W. MCDONOUGH

DEPARTMENTS

FACES IN THE CROWD 4

LETTERS 7

SCORECARD 9

ICE HOCKEY 48

COLLEGE BASKETBALL 52

POINT AFTER 68

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