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January 28, 2002 Table Of Contents

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Golf Plus

Golf Plus

A Man Of Action

Always instigating, always intimidating Jim Thorpe bet that being bad would one day turn into something very good

By Chris Hodenfield

The Week

By Sal Johnson Edited By Alan Shipnuck

Big Play Phil Mickelson, the Tour's top wedge player, showed his stuff at the Hope by stiffing a flop on the 90th hole to set up a win in OT

By Brad Redding


By Justin Leonard

Catching Up With...

Terry Cummings, Forward FEBRUARY 21, 1983

By Jamal Greene

Si View

America's Sweetheart Whether cruising or schmoozing, John Madden is the U.S.A.'s ambassador to itself

By Steve Rushin

SI View The Week in Television

By Richard Deitsch

On Your (Book) Marks

Going Once, Going Twice The online auction items of the week

TV Talk

By Richard Deitsch; Don Cherry

NFL Divisional Playoffs

Over The Top The Steelers smacked down the defending Super Bowl champs by playing defense the way the Ravens used to and offense the way they never could

By Josh Elliott

Cool Customer With Tom Brady, their unflappable quarterback, playing like a seasoned veteran, the Patriots are a force to be reckoned with

By Jeffri Chadiha

Philly Flash After coming of age against Chicago, Donovan McNabb leads the Eagles into the NFC Championship Game as one of the league's elite quarterbacks

By Peter King

Stealing The Show Emerging from the shadow of the vaunted offense, the defense turns the Rams into a two-headed monster

By Michael Silver

Dr. Z's Forecast

By Paul Zimmerman


A Bear Of A Player Five years after the Bruins made him their No. 1 pick, center Joe Thornton has finally developed into the beast everyone thought he would be

By Michael Farber

College Basketball

Hell Week SI had a bird's-eye view when Kansas took on three ranked teams in eight days. Here's an inside look at a big-time program, on and off the court

By Grant Wahl

Pro Basketball [bonus Piece]

A Clean Start While leading the Nets from perpetual futility to the best record in the East, Jason Kidd has also come to grips with the domestic abuse that nearly ended his marriage

By S.L. Price


Inside The Week in Sports

Inside The NHL

Inside The NHL

By Daniel G. Habib

In The Crease

By Pierre McGuire

Inside Baseball

Inside Baseball

By Stephen Cannella

Inside College Basketball

Inside College Basketball

By Seth Davis; Hali Helfgott

Rainbow Coalition A mix of players from seven nations has given Hawaii an international flavor and a winner

By Kelli Anderson

Inside The NBA

Inside The NBA

By Ian Thomsen

Back By Popular Demand Charles Smith--no, not that Charles Smith--is giving the Spurs a boost

By Pete McEntegart

Super Bowl Gag

By Rick Reilly


The Shape Of Things To Come The U.S. scraped by South Korea in a preview of their crucial World Cup match

By Mark Bechtel

Leading Off



By Jack McCallum; Albert Chen; John Sellers Edited by Albert Kim and Kostya Kennedy

The Voice

By Harry Kalas; Edited by Albert Kim and Kostya Kennedy

Faces In The Crowd

Edited by Albert Kim and Kostya Kennedy