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October 8, 2001 Table Of Contents

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Golf Plus

The Week Sept. 25-Oct. 1

Fringe Benefits In late-season tournaments like the Texas Open, it's the grinders, not the mostly absent golden boys, who get a chance to shine

By Alan Shipnuck

Gitalong, Lil' Bogey

Carolyn Hoffman A sports psychologist found a home on the staff at Olympic in San Francisco, the golf club that has everything

By Joel Zuckerman

Damage Control Swamped by a freak storm, the Florida project suffers a setback but not a disaster

By John Garrity


By Gary Van Sickle

My Shot I'm shocked that Arizona State would hire a man to coach the women's team

By Michelle Estill

Si View

Age Must Be Served Those who'd deny 38-year-old Michael Jordan his comeback miss the point--many of them

By Steve Rushin

SI View The Week in TV Sports

By Richard Deitsch

It's Your Call With, would-be sports announcers can get on-the-job training--and an audience

By John O'Keefe

Two-way Player

By Richard Deitsch

Catching Up With...

Gerald Ford, Vice President July 8, 1974

By Tim Alan Smith


Pushing 70

With the greatest slugging in recent memory, the Giants' remarkably efficient Barry Bonds was primed to break Big Mac's record

By Tom Verducci

Giant Leaps

By David Sabino

College Hockey

Face Off A bullying North Dakota alumnus built the school a $100 million rink but tore its campus asunder

By George Dohrmann

Pro Football

Re-Charged Thanks to a jolt from Doug Flutie, the Chargers have run off three straight wins and become the talk of the AFC

By Michael Silver


Worth the Wait Long overlooked Bernard Hopkins capped his career and unified the middleweight title with a stunning upset of Felix Trinidad

By Richard Hoffer

NHL 2001-02 Preview

Brain Trust The biggest stars usually have elevated hockey intelligence, a trait that more and more teams are looking for in players

By Michael Farber

The Thinker

Out of the Ice Age In contrast to their stereotype, most NHL players aren't dumb, toothless, beer-drinking brawlers

By Michael Farber

Scouting Reports

1 Detroit Red Wings

By Kostya Kennedy

2 Philadelphia Flyers

By Michael Farber

4 Dallas Stars

By Kostya Kennedy

3 Colorado Avalanche

By L. Jon Wertheim

5 Washington Capitals

By Kostya Kennedy

6 New Jersey Devils

By Kostya Kennedy

8 St. Louis Blues

By Brian Cazeneuve

7 San Jose Sharks

By L. Jon Wertheim

10 Boston Bruins

By Kostya Kennedy

9 Toronto Maple Leafs

By Michael Farber

11 Los Angeles Kings

By Mark Beech

12 Ottawa Senators

By Michael Farber

14 Buffalo Sabres

By Daniel G. Habib

13 Pittsburgh Penguins

By Michael Farber

16 Vancouver Canucks

By Brian Cazeneuve

15 Edmonton Oilers

By Kristin Green Morse

17 Carolina Hurricanes

By L. Jon Wertheim

18 New York Islanders

By Kostya Kennedy

19 Nashville Predators

By Daniel G. Habib

20 New York Rangers

By Kostya Kennedy

22 Tampa Bay Lightning

By Richard Deitsch

21 Florida Panthers

By Richard Deitsch

24 Chicago Blackhawks

By Kostya Kennedy

23 Columbus Blue Jackets

By Mark Beech

26 Montreal Canadiens

By Michael Farber

25 Phoenix Coyotes

By Kristin Green Morse

27 Calgary Flames

By Brian Cazeneuve

28 Minnesota Wild

By Mark Bechtel

29 Anaheim Mighty Ducks

By Mark Beech

30 Atlanta Thrashers

By Mark Bechtel


Inside The Week in Sports

Inside The NFL

Inside The NFL

By Peter King

Dr. Z's Forecast

By Paul Zimmerman

Inside College Football

Inside College Football

By Ivan Maisel; Kelley King; Austin Murphy

Acting like a Pro Whether on the field or on the stage, Syracuse's Kyle Johnson is comfortable playing his role

By Kelley King

Inside Motor Sports

Inside Motor Sports

By Mark Bechtel

Risky Businesses Work as a stuntman funds Stanton Barrett's Busch racing career

By Mark Bechtel


By Rick Reilly


Smoothing Out the Road Otis Smith is steering the Warriors' three rookies through their transition to the NBA

By Phil Taylor

A Tough Challenge That he had a shot at a home run mark shows Tuffy Rhodes's stature in Japan

By Stephen Cannella

Leading Off



By Frank Deford; Albert Chen; Rick Lipsey Edited by Albert Kim and Mark Mravic

Faces in the Crowd

Edited by Albert Kim and Mark Mravic