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August 20, 2001 Table Of Contents

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Si Adventure

SI Adventure

Mother Approved Andy Macdonald's squeaky clean, antidrug image can grate on his skateboarding peers, but as he primes himself for this week's X-Games, his detractors don't deny that his skating style is totally dope

By Kostya Kennedy

Danger: Newcomer! After years on the fringes of cycling success, Steve Larsen decided to try the triathlon. Three weeks ago he won the first Ironman he ever entered, sending shock waves through the competition

By Chris Ballard

Steep Thinker Colorful cliff diver Dustin Webster likes to give his audience a rise when he takes his fall

By Kelli Anderson

Upwardly Mobile For 13-year-old Tori Allen, the youngest of the top U.S. boulderers, the sky's the limit, because she can climb like...well, like a monkey

By Kelley King


By Kostya Kennedy; Albert Chen

Livin' It My attempts to climb Biographie Extension had fallen short until I finally dumped my mental baggage

By Chris Sharma

Chain Reaction

By Austin Murphy

Golf Plus

The Week Aug. 7-13

Side Effect Kenny Perry won the battle at the Buick Open, but Jim Furyk prevailed in the hotly contested war for a spot on the U.S. Ryder Cup team

By Alan Shipnuck


By Gary Van Sickle

My Shot Teenage pros are common in many sports, and they soon will be in golf too

By Marlene Hagge

Si View

SI View The Week in TV Sports

By Chris Ballard

Memory Lane Three diehards use the Web to evoke late and (at least to them) lamented sports leagues

By John O'Keefe

Mad Max

By Chris Ballard

Driven to Distraction The perils of America's highways make stock car racing look like a walk in the park

By Steve Rushin

Catching Up With...

Dave Sime, Fastest Human JULY 2, 1956

By Will Kimmey


Tough Customers In spite of myriad woes, including a pitching staff devastated by injuries, the Dodgers haven't sold themselves short in the tight National League West race

By Tom Verducci

Cliff Notes His body healthy at last and his mind clear--at least most of the time--Cliff Floyd is having a career year for the resurgent Marlins

By Michael Bamberger

Pro Football

King Him Champ Bailey, the Redskins' Pro Bowl cornerback and would-be receiver, is quickly becoming the ruler of all that he surveys

By Josh Elliott

Pro Basketball

Maple Leap By signing for five years, Antonio Davis, an emerging frontcourt star, helped Toronto lock up other free agents and assure Canadians another run at the NBA title

By Alexander Wolff

College Football

First Strike Weary of being beaten to the punch by blitzing defenses on first down, offenses are throwing caution to the wind and changing the way the game is played

By Ivan Maisel


Inside The Week in Sports

Inside Track And Field

Inside Track and Field

By Tim Layden

Inside Baseball

Inside Baseball

By Stephen Cannella; Jeff Pearlman

Taking Off In Anaheim Hyperkinetic shortstop David Eckstein has given the Angels a lift

By Stephen Cannella

Inside The NFL

Inside The NFL

By Peter King

Profile [bonus Piece]

Life After Death

Magic Johnson has pulled off one of the great comebacks in sports history, and it's got nothing to do with basketball

By Jack McCallum

It Doesn't Get Any Better

By Rick Reilly


Leading Off



By Daniel G. Habib; Mark Bechtel 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