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October 31, 2005 Table Of Contents

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Getting Down to Business

Joe Ogilvie, the thinking man's pro, could shake up the Tour's boardroom

By John Garrity

The Little Tournament That Could

Having weathered two hurricanes and a four-week delay, the battered and beleaguered Southern Farm Bureau Classic is again up and running, and ready to welcome the PGA Tour

By Gary Van Sickle

Lucas Glover

At the Funai Classic, one of the Tour's young guns birdied the last two holes to get his first win

By Jim Gorant

Big Play with Mark Wood

By Mark Wood

PAT Answer

After 19 tries I proved that a disabled golfer can be a PGA pro

By Derek Gemmet

Catching Up With

Barbara Romack, Golfer

APRIL 16, 1956

By Anthony Tao

Air and Space

An Oscar Winning Performance

By Steve Rushin

SI Players: Life On and Off the Field

Simeon Rice


As told to Jeffri Chadiha

Who's Hot / Who's Not

Edited by Kostya Kennedy


With Brad Lidge, Astros closer

Annie's Scary Dad

By Gus Frerotte, Dolphins QB, with SI's Michael Silver

The Pop Culture Grid

Edited by Kostya Kennedy

Hide of the Sox

Edited by Kostya Kennedy

The NFL Unmasked!

When it came to tackling Halloween, today's pro football stars once employed the best ghost offense

Edited by Kostya Kennedy


First In A Series

As fans in Chicago and Houston savored the unfamiliar scene, the White Sox (88 years without a championship) got the jump on the Astros (0 for 43) in a Fall Classic that had a refreshingly new look and feel

By Tom Verducci

College Football

West Side Story

Playing in the shadow of the top-ranked Trojans, UCLA backfield mates Drew Olson and Maurice Drew have created their own buzz in Los Angeles

By Austin Murphy

Pro Football

A Change For the Better

Largely ignored as a free agent because of his troublesome rep, Plaxico Burress landed in New York, where he's Eli Manning's favorite target-and the NFL's best off-season pickup

By Jeffri Chadiha

New Faces, Better Places

Like Plaxico Burress, several other players have prospered this season after a change of address. SI's Peter King picks his top five

By Peter King


"I Am an American"

Ethiopian-born Meb Keflezighi has lived in the U.S. for 18 years and even won an Olympic medal for his adopted country. Maybe if he wins the New York City Marathon next week, he'll finally shed his image as a foreigner

By Tim Layden


This Is The Life

In eight splendid days as an assistant coach for the PHOENIX SUNS, the author took a hit from Shawn Marion, lost a bet on Amaré Stoudemire and learned to love the game in a whole new way

By Jack McCallum


Inside: The Week In Sports

Inside College Football

Right at Home

Athens native Quentin Moses wanted a hoops career, but the Georgia defensive end has found his calling on the gridiron

By Mark Beech

No Controversy In Columbia


By Gene Menez


By Stewart Mandel

Inside the NFL

Well Grounded

Steamrollering opponents with the brute strength of its line and Jerome Bettis, the Steelers grind their way to the playoffs

By Peter King

Winning One For the ...


By Peter King

King's Corner

By Peter King

Dr. Z's Forecast: Giants Escape

By Paul Zimmerman

Inside Horse Racing

Fast Lane

A sprinter hasn't been Horse of the Year since '74, but Lost in the Fog could make his case with a win at the Breeders' Cup

By Tim Layden

Inside Motor Sports

Point Man

With four races remaining, Tony Stewart has muscled ahead of Jimmie Johnson in a suddenly heated race for the Cup

By Lars Anderson

Life of Reilly

A Madness to His Method

By Rick Reilly


Leading Off

A Keeper of Keepers

The world's top private baseball memorabilia collections are themselves collected in a new book

By Charles Hirshberg

All the Rage

Once widely banned, Ultimate Fighting Championship has cleaned up its act and is more popular than ever

By Bill Syken


Aging Bull

Yes, the nearly sexagenarian Italian Stallion is back for another Rocky. In this corner, wearing the Sans-a-belt trunks ...

By Bill Scheft

Lies of the Saints?

He won't admit it, but owner Tom Benson may be planning a march out of New Orleans

Edited by Mark Bechtel and Stephen Cannella

Change of Heart

Pro leagues should make a common cardiac test mandatory

By Ian Thomsen

For the Record

Edited by Mark Bechtel and Stephen Cannella

Twin Peaks

The season's first giant slalom was (finally) a face-off between two stars in top form

By Tim Layden

Off His Rocker

Does pitching coach Leo Mazzone's move mean that Atlanta's NL East dynasty is near its end?

By Albert Chen

Q&A Kurt Russell

The actor (Miracle, The Best of Times) plays a racehorse trainer in Dreamer, now in theaters.

By Richard Deitsch

The Beat

By Adam Duerson

Week Ahead

What to watch and watch for

By Chris Mannix

Faces in the Crowd

Edited by Mark Bechtel and Stephen Cannella

Reality Bites

An NFL legend doesn't wow his team on a TV gig as a high school coach

Edited by Mark Bechtel and Stephen Cannella

Against All Odds

The most amazing coincidences in sports

Edited by Mark Bechtel and Stephen Cannella

Size Doesn't Matter

With one exception, no big players (in name or stature) got busted for steroids

Edited by Mark Bechtel and Stephen Cannella


Edited by Mark Bechtel and Stephen Cannella

Devilishly Good

Edited by Mark Bechtel and Stephen Cannella