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Sports Illustrated 50th Anniversary

Thank God It's Friday That's HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL night in Texas, where the sport is as big as the state itself

By Jack McCallum

Q&A: George W. Bush The President discusses Aggies and Horns, his Rangers days and his sports idol

By Don Yaeger; George W. Bush

The Poll Texans weigh in on sports*

Compiled by Gene Menez

Enemy Of The State

Compiled by Gene Menez

Who & Where

Compiled by Gene Menez

Greatest Moment

Compiled by Gene Menez

Numbers

Compiled by Gene Menez

Alltime Best For Texas's top 50 homegrown sports figures, go to SI.com/50

Compiled by Gene Menez

Memorable Quote

Compiled by Gene Menez

College Football

Make Way for Ducks Wild uniforms, space-age lockers and a stunning win over Michigan: Already the coolest team in college football, Oregon has proved it belongs among the elite

By Austin Murphy

A Big Mac Attack What's next for the midsized conference that continues to show up the BCS big boys?

By Phil Taylor

Baseball

The Way It Looks From Here This is the season Alex Rodriguez finally wins his first MVP, Barry Bonds collects a record sixth and a 72-year-old is the National League Manager of the Year

By Tom Verducci

The MRP Awards SI also pays tribute to the Most Ridiculous Performances of the baseball season

By Daniel G. Habib

12 Reasons Why the Triple Is the Most Exciting 12 Seconds In Sports

By Roy Blount Jr.

Women's World Cup

Weathering the Storm Her players shaken by the collapse of their pro league, April Heinrichs guided the U.S. to an opening win by drawing on her own difficult past

By Grant Wahl

Pro Football

High Priest The Chiefs' Priest Holmes, the NFL's best running back on the league's hottest team, is finally earning the respect (and cash) he deserves

By Michael Silver

Inside

Inside The Week In Sports

Inside College Football

Claws And Effect LSU's resourceful, big-play defense mauled Georgia and put the Tigers squarely in the national-title hunt

By Kelley King

Head to Head Pittsburgh WR Larry Fitzgerald versus Texas A&M FS Jaxson Appel

By Kelley King

Woods, Perkins Are Unstoppable Record Day in Oklahoma

By Mark Beech

Maturing At The Right Time Florida State QB Chris Rix

By Mark Beech

Phil Taylor's Sidelines

By Phil Taylor

Inside The NFL

Bulletproof 'Backer All-Pro linebacker Joey Porter gave the Steelers a big lift just three weeks after suffering a gunshot wound

By Peter King

Browns Show Some Bite Cleveland's About-face

By Peter King

Trading E-Mail With... Cowboys quarterback Quincy Carter

By Peter King; Quincy Carter

King's Corner

By Peter King

Williams Going At Record Pace Dispatches

By Peter King

Dr. Z's Forecast

By Paul Zimmerman

Inside Baseball

Leading Man With Shannon Stewart at the top of the order, the Twins kicked into gear

By Albert Chen

A Move That Paid Off Big Time Thome Carries Phillies

By Albert Chen

Managers In Danger

By Albert Chen

Your Team.... My Team....

By Rick Reilly

Departments

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Letters

The Third Man

Cold-Button Issues

By Steve Rushin

Soccer Mom, Meet NASCAR Dad

Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

The Next Ones Davis Cup maven Bud Collins on the U.S.'s near slip and hopes for glory

Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

Go Figure

Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

Who Is... Tye Fields

Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

For The Record

Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

Beckham's World We're Just Living In It

Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

A Giant Step

By John Walters Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

The Show

By Bill Scheft Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

Q+A Denis Leary

By Denis Leary; Richard Deitsch Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

Sports Beat

Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

The Week In Television

Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

Under Review Beyond U.S. Women--Spike in the Ratings

By Richard Deitsch Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

Golf Faces in the Crowd

Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

Trivial Matters

By David Sabino Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel