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January 27, 2003 Table Of Contents

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Golf Plus

Rookie On Tour At the Sony Open, James McLean got his first taste of what life's like in the Show

By John Garrity

The Week

Edited By Alan Shipnuck

My Shot I think I know the real reason my brother and I were dropped from Golf Magazine's Top 100 Teachers list

By Dick HarmonEdited By Alan Shipnuck

Big Play Ernie Els stuck to his game plan of using a trusty Texas wedge and was rewarded when he holed a 43-footer to win the Sony Open

By John Elliott Jr

Catching Up With...

Gerald Willett, Center FEBRUARY 25, 1974

By Brian Cazeneuve

Wild in the Seats Countless fans around the globe are vying for the title of World's Most Menacing Supporters.

By Steve Rushin

Super Bowl Preview

Swashbucklers' Sunday The sabers will be rattling in San Diego as the Raiders and the Bucs face off for the NFL's ultimate prize

Cold Comfort A fiery pep talk and a big catch-and-run in frigid Philadelphia helped Tampa Bay reach its first Super Bowl

By Peter King

Line Drive Behind its wall of massive blockers, the Oakland offense wore down Tennessee and marched on to San Diego

By Michael Silver

How To Beat The Bucs Put points on the board early, then dig in

How To Beat The Raiders The best defense is a ball-control offense

One On One If any team has an answer for the Raiders' top-ranked offense, it's the Buccaneers and their top-rated defense

By Paul Zimmerman

Pro Basketball

Really Big Show In his first meeting with Shaq, the NBA's immovable object, the Rockets' Yao Ming proved that he's an irresistible force

By Jack McCallum

The Man Who Would Be Ming While Yao Ming dazzles U.S. fans, his replacement in Shanghai, Dan McClintock, struggles to fill the biggest shoes in China

By Allen Abel


Waiting for Godzilla Slugger

Hideki Matsui makes his dramatic debut in Gotham

A Short Film By Tom Verducci


World Beater Suddenly running the best downhill races of his life, New Hampshire's Bode Miller is atop the overall World Cup standings

By Tim Layden

College Football

Tonelli's Run Trapped in a hell where the bravest thing a man could do was to just stay alive, Motts Tonelli clung to hope--and his Notre Dame class ring

By Alexander Wolff


Inside The Week in Sports

Inside College Basketball

Inside College Basketball

By Seth Davis; Chris Ballard

Inside The NBA

Inside The NBA

By Ian Thomsen

Inside The NHL

Inside the NHL

By Daniel G. Habib

In the Crease

By Pierre McGuire

Under Covered

By Rick Reilly


Leading Off

Ring in the New Year They play for pride and they play for pay, but picking up a little jewelry along the way is always nice. Here are the Super Bowl rings awarded to the winning teams since 1966.


The Doctor Is In


By Kelley King; Richard Deitsch; Mark Beech; E.M. Swift; Brian CazeneuveEdited by Kostya Kennedy and Richard Deitsch

Faces in the Crowd

Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Richard Deitsch

Q+A Shania Twain

By Shania Twain; Richard DeitschEdited by Kostya Kennedy and Richard Deitsch

The Show

By Bill ScheftEdited by Kostya Kennedy and Richard Deitsch

Sports Beat

Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Richard Deitsch