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January 15, 2001 Table Of Contents

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Golf Plus

The Week Jan. 2-8

Fab Fill-in Steve Stricker's career is back on track after a win in the star-challenged World Match Play

By Alan Shipnuck


By Jaime Diaz

My Shot SI was wrong to rip Rocco Mediate (above) and an event that raises millions for orphans

By Glenn Cohen

Si View

A Tower of Babble Incessant and indiscriminate yakking about sports has become an infectious disease

By Steve Rushin

SI View The Week in TV Sports

By John Walters

Everywhere A Sign A year-old website alerts autograph hunters to the whereabouts of pen-wielding athletes

By John Walters

Comeback at 70

By John Walters

NFL Playoffs

Smack Down The swaggering Ravens talked the talk--and walked the walk--in Nashville, and left with a punishing win over the Titans

By Josh Elliott

Sittin' Pretty Following the lead of their heartthrob coach, the Raiders turned heads by vanquishing the Dolphins

By Michael Silver

True Giants Evoking memories of its Parcells-era forebears, New York bull-rushed its way past Philadelphia

By Peter King

Safety Valve Following the lead of Robert Griffith, the Vikings' defense came to life and overwhelmed the Saints

By Jeffri Chadiha


New Wave Whether riding his surfboard or conversing with his precocious left arm, A's phenom Barry Zito follows his own eccentric path

By Jeff Pearlman

College Basketball

Leading Men With a victory over preseason No. 1 Arizona, Stanford moved to the top of the rankings with a 13-0 record

By Grant Wahl



Inside The NBA

Inside The NBA

By Ian Thomsen; Chris Ballard

Board Games A power forward with interests ranging from the tuba to logic puzzles, Malik Rose is blooming in San Antonio

By Chris Ballard

Inside The NHL

Inside The NHL

By Kostya Kennedy

In the Crease

By Pierre McGuire

Inside College Basketball

Inside College Basketball

By Seth Davis; Tim Crothers

A Major Miner Late bloomer Brandon Wolfram of UTEP is in the hunt for the scoring title

By Tim Crothers

Auto Racing [bonus Piece]

'Ring Tossed A visit to the Nurburgring--once the world's most treacherous racetrack, now a pedal-to-the-metal public playground--provides a crash course in German automania

By Steve Rushin

Corpo-Name Disease: Stop the Plague!

By Rick Reilly


Leading Off


Scorecard A Lost Voice--Bad Ads--Cuban Whistle Crisis--Anna, Again

By Peter King; Ivan Maisel Edited by Albert Kim and Mark Mravic

Ask The Coach Guidance for those lost in sports

Edited by Albert Kim and Mark Mravic

Faces in the Crowd

Edited by Albert Kim and Mark Mravic