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January 10, 2005 Table Of Contents

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The Lineup

The Lineup




Diaper Dandy

By Steve Rushin


Faces in the Crowd

SI Players: Life On and Off the Field


Seahawks Running Back

By Shaun Alexander

SI Players


Remembering Reggie

The Pats' Naughty Snowplow

By Lisa Altobelli

Tale of My Tattoo


[Based on a survey of 354 players]

Seeing Daylight

NFL runners (and a poet) talk about the moment when the field opens up

The Questions with Donnie Edwards/Chargers Linebacker

By Donnie Edwards

College Football

Without a Doubt

After a thundering Orange Bowl victory, a young USC team has back-to-back national titles, 22 straight wins and the makings of a dynasty

By Austin Murphy

Second to NONE

That's what Auburn considers itself after beating Virginia Tech in the Sugar Bowl to finish 13-0 too

By Lars Anderson


The 24 stars--and the outstanding coach--from the 28 postseason games

By Kelley King

The 2005 TOP 10

A very early forecast for next season

By Mark Beech


Every Team Needs a Bruschi

Make that Tedy Bruschi, and New England has the only one. The big-play linebacker and unsung leader of the defense gives the Pats a shot at their third title in four years

By Josh Elliott

Pro Football

The Factors in Question

Injuries, downtime, instant stardom: a Q and A on the roller-coaster ride to the Super Bowl

By Peter King

The Best of the Best

Players from postseason squads dominate the selections by SI's resident expert

By Paul Zimmerman

A Not-So-Wild Wild-Card Weekend

It looks like one mild upset and three easy calls in the first

By Paul Zimmerman


The Good Life?

He may be a rich NBA superstar with his own jet, but Tracy McGrady has his worries--like how to rescue the Rockets and how to repair his reputation

By Karl Taro Greenfeld

Tampa Bay to Tatarstan

Five months after they raised the Stanley Cup, Vincent Lecavalier and Brad Richards joined other locked-out NHL stars on the best team rubles can buy

By Michael Farber



The Week in Sports

Inside College Basketball

Heart and Sole

Keith Langford (and his new shoes) helped Kansas stay perfect despite the loss of forward Wayne Simien

By Kelli Anderson

Much Ails UConn Women


By Kelli Anderson

Seth Davis’s Hoop Thoughts

By Seth Davis

Inside Baseball

Early Decision

Prize free agent Carlos Beltran must choose whether to wait out a bidding war or take the Astros' money and run

By Albert Chen

Inside The NBA

True Wizardry

A young and multifaceted backcourt has Washington in the playoff hunt for the first time in eight seasons

By Ian Thomsen

Is T.J. Ford's Career Over?

By Ian Thomsen

Agent Tries Life As Owner


By Ian Thomsen

Ian Thomsen's Fast Break

By Ian Thomsen


Saved by The Deep

By Rick Reilly


Leading Off

Double Play

Billy Crystal's one-man Broadway show, 700 Sundays, is both an intimate memoir of growing up in the '50s and '60s--and a lesson in how sports unites us all

By Michael Bamberger

Next Great Thing

At the World Junior Championship a phenom showed that comparisons to Wayne Gretzky aren't off base

By Michael Farber

After the Flood

The tsunami in Asia touched the sports world, which did its part to aid victims

Go Figure

For the Record

Fight to the Finish

After a three-year battle, cancer claims the Rangers' most successful manager

The Show

By Bill Scheft

Q+A Hilary Swank

The 30-year-old Academy Award winner stars opposite director Clint Eastwood in Million Dollar Baby

By Hilary Swank

The Beat

By Lisa Altobelli

The Week Ahead

What to watch and watch for

By Julia Morrill

Under Review

By Nancy Ramsey