PRIME TIME

TWO-SPORTS STAR DEION SANDERS BRINGS BOTH STYLE AND SUBSTANCE TO THE SUPER BOWL

Two days before the 49ers were to meet the Dallas Cowboys in the de facto Super Bowl, Deion Sanders, the 49ers cornerback, Cincinnati Reds centerfielder and Bust It Records rap star, was asked if he would trade all his jewelry-some pawnshops have less-for one Super Bowl ring. Sanders paused, then lifted his sleeve to reveal not one, not two, but three ostentatious watches, and said, "Definitely." Why three watches, you ask? Simple: The man keeps Pacific, Eastern and Prime Time.

In some ways Sanders, a.k.a. Neon Deion (which he hates) and Prime Time (which he embraces), seems from yet another time....

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