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February 2, 2004 Table Of Contents

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Name Recognition Division II cornerback Ricardo Colclough caught the eye of NFL scouts at this year's Senior Bowl

By Franz Lidz

Sports Illustrated 50th Anniversary

Slide Show Maine gets wild and woolly each winter for the national TOBOGGAN championships

By Franz Lidz

Puckish Spirit The Black Bear turned NHL star says there's nothing like Maine hockey

By Paul Kariya

The Poll Mainers weigh in on sports*

Compiled by Bill Syken

Who & Where

Compiled by Bill Syken

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

Compiled by Bill Syken

Memorable Quote

Compiled by Bill Syken

Greatest Moment

Compiled by Bill Syken


Compiled by Bill Syken

Super Bowl Xxxviii Preview

Confidence Game The Panthers believe in themselves and their coach even if others don't, and that approach has put them within one victory of a title

By Jeffri Chadiha

The Last Word From Dr. Z SI's resident expert offers up his game plan for attacking the Patriots' complex defense

By Paul Zimmerman

The Greatest Stories Never Told

Ever since the Green Bay Packers and the Kansas City Chiefs faced off on a sunny Sunday in Los Angeles in 1967, writers have marveled at the bizarre mixture of sport, revelry, commerce and bombast that is the Super Bowl. In the following pages 13 of our favorite writers tell the tales of football’s high holy day that they’ve always kept under wraps

By Paul Zimmerman; Leigh Montville; Charles P. Pierce; Roy Blount Jr.; William Nack; Peter King; John Schulian; Michael Silver; Ron Fimrite; Austin Murphy; Roger Director; Bud Shrake; Rick Telander

Say What? The game itself is rarely memorable, but what's uttered before, during and after the Super Bowl often is. Just listen in

By Gene Menez

Pro Basketball

Three's a Crowd The high-scoring Mavericks are reeling off wins, but with too many power forwards and too little D, do they really have a shot at the title?

By Jack McCallum; David Sabino


Coyote Cowboy Phoenix winger Shane Doan was born for the rodeo but instead became the best hockey player you've never heard of

By Michael Farber

College Basketball

Birds Of A Feather Undersized, underappreciated and beset by adversity, the red-hot Louisville Cardinals are sticking together and sticking it to opponents

By Seth Davis


Inside The Week In Sports

Inside College Basketball

Bronx Tale A gritty guard from New York has helped make Pitt a title contender

By Chris Ballard

Inside Baseball

Defective? Underachieving Cuban pitchers are an increasingly risky investment

By Tom Verducci

Inside The NBA

A Net Loss The firing of coach Byron Scott weakens the East's reigning power

By Ian Thomsen

Scout's Take

By Ian Thomsen

Inside Tennis

Go For Two The Australian Open has shown why doubles deserves the spotlight

By L. Jon Wertheim

Time to Retool Venus Williams's Quick Exit

By L. Jon Wertheim

Inside The NHL

No Big Deal The trade for Jaromir Jagr won't get the Rangers into the playoffs

By Stephen Cannella

In The Crease

By Pierre McGuire

Who Hates Who? There's no love lost when trying to explain why the Panthers' Rod Smart goes by the nickname He Hate Me.

By Rick Reilly


Just the Ticket

The Fruits of Victory

The Official Story

The Game Around the Game


Nothing to Fear but Fehr Himself In the wake of the President's remarks on steroids, here's a draft of his next State of the Union address.

By Steve Rushin

Hermann's Headache Undaunted by history, U.S. skier Daron Rahlves blunted Hermann Maier's comeback with a performance for the ages. Then the real excitement began

By S.L. Price Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

Vroom For Improvement NASCAR's new math changes but does not fix its ailing scoring system

By Mark Bechtel Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

Go Figure

Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

For The Record

Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

Moving Forward

By Daniel G. Habib Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

The Show

By Bill Scheft Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

Q+A Roger Staubach

By Roger Staubach; Richard Deitsch Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

Sports Beat

Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

The Week Ahead What to watch and watch for

By Julia Morrill Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

Under Review

By Daniel G. Habib Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

Faces in the Crowd

By Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

Stars on Ice

By David Sabino Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel