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December 23, 2002 Table Of Contents

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Catching Up With...

Runners Mike Boit and Alberto Juantorena SEPTEMBER 12, 1977

By Merrill Noden

The Beer Necessities

By Steve Rushin

Pro Football

All Packed In a showdown of division leaders Green Bay proved that it was ready for the playoffs by stopping the 49ers

By Michael Silver

Flying Machine Unfazed by the loss of two quarterbacks, coach Andy Reid kept his Eagles on course and now has them closing in on the NFC's top seed

By Peter King

College Basketball

Fresh Princes Headed by commanding Syracuse freshman Carmelo Anthony, a bumper crop of fearless first-year players is already making its mark

By Tim Layden


Magic Touch Not even Penguins teammate Mario Lemieux can match Alexei Kovalev for on-ice wizardry

By Michael Farber

College Football

Dawg Days All is right again in Georgia, where the beloved Bulldogs have reclaimed their gridiron legacy

By L. Jon Wertheim


The Babe

Is 28-year-old Theo Epstein—the youngest G.M. in history—ready for one of baseball's most scrutinized jobs, running the Red Sox? He'd better be

By Daniel G. Habib

Pro Basketball

His Own Worst Enemy

When they were both 7-foot phenoms at LSU, Stanley Roberts schooled his buddy Shaquille O'Neal. Why, then, was Roberts such a bust in the NBA? And why does everybody still love him?

By S.L. Price


Inside The Week in Sports

Inside Baseball

Time to Fess Up If Pete Rose hopes to be reinstated, he must admit he bet on his sport

By Tom Verducci

Inside The NFL

Inside The NFL

By Jeffri Chadiha; Peter King

King's Corner

By Peter King; Chad Hutchinson

Dr. Z's Forecast

By Paul Zimmerman

Inside The NBA

Inside The NBA

By Ian Thomsen

Fair Game

By Rick Reilly


Leading Off



By Michael Bamberger; Michael Farber; Austin Murphy; Pete McEntegartEdited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

Q+A Craig Kilborn

By Craig Kilborn; Pete McEntegart Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

The Show

By Bill ScheftEdited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

Sports Beat

Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

Faces In The Crowd

Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel