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October 6, 2003 Table Of Contents

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Sports Illustrated 50th Anniversary

Field of Dreams For CHEESEHEAD NATION, season tickets at Lambeau are life's holy grail, though a lifetime often isn't long enough to successfully pursue it

By Josh Elliott

Basket Case The Bucks' coach says there's more to his home state than football and farms

By Terry Porter

The Poll Wisconsinites weigh in on sports*

Compiled by March Beech

Enemy Of The State

Compiled by March Beech

Who & Where

Compiled by March Beech

Alltime Best For Wisconsin's top 50 homegrown sports figures, go to

Compiled by March Beech

Memorable Quote

Compiled by March Beech

Greatest Moment

Compiled by March Beech


Compiled by March Beech

George Plimpton

The Natural GEORGE PLIMPTON 1927-2003 A singular man of letters, he pushed the limits of journalism and helped define sport in the 20th century even as he elevated it

By Terry McDonell

Pro Football

Snake Eyes The Broncos rolled the dice on Jake Plummer, and the embattled quarterback is proving to be a good bet

By Jeffri Chadiha

D Day For K.C. In the first big showdown of the NFL season, the Broncos' defense will do enough to knock off the high-scoring Chiefs

By Paul Zimmerman


Last Men Standing The final outs are the hardest to come by in October, which means the fate of all eight playoff teams could rest on their flawed bullpens

By Tom Verducci

College Football

Bigger, Badder, Brasher Modeling themselves on Randy Moss and riding a revolution on offense, wide receivers are the new superstars of the college game

By Tim Layden

Special Report: The American Athlete, Age 10

The American Athlete, Age 10

By Alexander Wolff Special Reporting By Gene Menez

Index of the 10-Year-Old

Baseball or Bust With big league dreams, Cooper Moseley played 127 games in 10-and-under ball

By Alexander Wolff

Different Strokes One day soon Elizabeth Beisel, accomplished violinist and aquatic athlete, will have to make a tough decision

By Gene Menez

The Perfect 10 It's the age when a kid becomes a player--on the field and at the mall. Here's what's going on in his body and soul

Take It From Cal "Reduce the pressure and put more emphasis on teaching skills," says Cal Ripken Jr., now a youth-baseball reformer

By Alexander Wolff


Inside The Week In Sports

Inside College Football

Trojan War In an epic battle that hinged on an ingenious game plan, Cal stunned USC

By Phil Taylor

Head To Head This Week Texas WR Roy Williams versus Kansas State CB Randy Jordan

By Phil Taylor

A Second Chance Pays Off Michigan State's Jeff Smoker

By Mark Beech

Horned Frogs Get Defensive TCU Leaps to 4-0

By Kelley King

Phil Taylor's Sidelines

By Phil Taylor

Inside Motor Sports

Still Kicking At 34, Michael Schumacher closes in on his sixth world championship

By Lars Anderson

Pit Stops

By Lars Anderson

Inside Soccer

O Solo Mia A new, take-charge Mia Hamm led the U.S. into the Cup quarterfinals

By Grant Wahl

Take The Quake

By Grant Wahl

Inside The NFL

Out Of Pocket Quarterback Donovan McNabb looked more like his old self in leading the Eagles to their first win of the year

By Peter King

Haslett Has It All Wrong Collapse of the Saints

By Peter King

Trading E-Mail With... Giants multipurpose running back Tiki Barber

By Peter King; Tiki Barber

King's Corner

By Peter King

Jets QB Looks To Nov. 2 Return

By Peter King

Dr. Z's Forecast

By Paul Zimmerman

Inside The NBA

Moving Van A dispirited Nick Van Exel may force yet another team to deal him

By Ian Thomsen

Opening Tips

By Ian Thomsen

Frozen Smiles

By Rick Reilly


Leading Off


Hell on Wheels

By Steve Rushin

School for Scandal Believe it or not, NBA rookies get a first-rate crash course in the art of not screwing up

By Jack McCallum Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

California Dreamin' Politically minded jocks have jumped into the race to replace California governor Gray Davis. A fan's guide to the Oct. 7 recall

By Pete McEntegart Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

Go Figure

Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

What Is... CompuBox Every Punch Counts

Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

For The Record

Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

Kieschnick Watch It's back! SI's Kieschnick takes a year-end reading of Brooks Kieschnick's quest to forge a career as an outfielder and pitcher.

Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

Trailblazer Althea Gibson | 1927-2003

By Chris Ballard Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

Q+A Evander Holyfield

By Evander Holyfield; Richard Deitsch Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

The Show

By Bill Scheft Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

Sports Beat

Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

The Week In Television

Under Review

By Richard Deitsch Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

Faces in the Crowd

Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel