ESPN.comTop five athletes
1. Greg Maddux, Atlanta Braves: 19-2, 1.63 ERA, 209 IP, 191 K's, 23 BB, 4th straight Cy Young.
2. Brett Favre, Green Bay Packers: 4,413 passing yards, 38 TDs, 13 INT, NFL MVP.
3. Emmitt Smith, Dallas Cowboys: 1,773 yards, 4.7 per carry, 25 TDs.
4. Hakeem Olajuwon, Houston Rockets: 27.8 points, 10.8 rebounds, Finals MVP for 2nd straight year.
5. Jerry Rice, San Francisco 49ers; 122 catches, 1,848 yards, 15 TDs.
Top five teams
1. Nebraska football (12-0). Averaged over 50 points per game, beat Florida 62-24 in Orange Bowl.
2. Atlanta Braves (90-54). Baseball's powerhouse of '90s wins only World Series crown of the decade.
3. Connecticut women's basketball (39-0). Rebecca Lobo and Co. dominated with perfect season.
4. San Francisco 49ers (13-3). Steve Young tossed six TDs in Super Bowl win over San Diego.
5. UCLA basketball (31-2). First title since John Wooden retired in '75.
Pop culture trivia
Oscar winner: Braveheart
Most popular TV show: ER
Top of the Pops: Gangsta's Paradise, Coolio
Fiction bestseller: The Rainmaker, John Grisham
Nonfiction bestseller: Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, John Gray
Pop culture potpourri: Windows '95 debuts, to the tune of the Rolling Stones' "Start Me Up"; O.J. is found "not guilty" of murder, because "If the glove doesn't fit, you must acquit;" Kosher McDonald's opens in Israel; blue M&M's debut.