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November 7, 2005 Table Of Contents

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Sports Illustrated Bonus Section: SI Adventure

Steep Price

A daring rescue saved TomaÀòz Humar's life. Did a quest for fame endanger it?

By Yi-Wyn Yen

Tough Enough

After failing to finish last year's race, Sarah Reinertsen returned to conquer the Ironman

By Bill Syken


Air and Space

And the Brand Played On

By Jack McCallum

SI Players: Life On and Off the Field

Clinton Portis


As told to Lisa Altobelli

Who's Hot | Who's Not

Edited by Kostya Kennedy

The Day After ...

The Pop Culture Grid

Edited by Kostya Kennedy


WITH Walter Jones, Seahawks tackle

A Jet Gets Powered

Herman Edwards's strict routine sets a tone for his team

By Lisa Altobelli


All For One

The White Sox won their first World Series in 88 years with impeccable pitching and improbable home runs, and by playing their best when it mattered the most

By Tom Verducci

Fire Up the Stove

By Daniel G. Habib

Face Off

Tom Brady or Peyton Manning? The NFL's two best quarterbacks. One has the stats, the other the titles. Who's better? And who wins Monday night? It's the ultimate fan debate

By Michael Silver

Peyton, Finally

Peter King figures this is the week the Colts get off the schneid in Foxborough

By Peter King

Tom's Terrific

Dr. Z says timing is everything, and his pick compares favorably with the alltime greats

By Paul Zimmerman

Like Mike (Maybe Better)

Quarterback Marcus Vick is showing the same magic that his older brother did at Virginia Tech, but he and the undefeated Hokies may need help to get into the national title game

By Phil Taylor

It's Working

After four weeks of play in the reprogrammed NHL, with defenders constrained by the new rules, skilled forwards such as Mario Lemieux are running wild and scoring is way up--just as the league had hoped

By Michael Farber

Ground Breakers

Long after Jackie Robinson smashed the color barrier in baseball, these Southern college football pioneers desegregated a more violent sport, in a more violent place, at a more violent time

By Alexander Wolff


Inside: The Week In Sports

Old School

Michigan is itself again, thanks to a back-to-basics attack and a defense that throttled high-scoring Northwestern

By Gene Menez

False Starts

Houston beat Cleveland in a matchup of fledgling franchises, neither of which is headed for the playoffs anytime soon

By Peter King

Dr. Z's Forecast: Indy Payback

By Paul Zimmerman

Sneak Preview

Lessons from the preseason: The Bucks are bigger (and better), the Suns won't miss a beat and the Bulls need big help

By Ian Thomsen

Born Again

A win in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile gave new life to the Derby dreams of owner Merv Griffin and jockey Garrett Gomez

By Tim Layden

It's Men Just Being Men

By Rick Reilly


Leading Off


Skating On

The victim may still be recovering from one of hockey's worst cheap shots, but the game has put the moment behind it

By Michael Farber

The Visionary

Who will uphold Wellington Mara's legacy of unselfish thinking?

By Peter King

For the Record

Edited by Mark Bechtel

The Quiet Man

Al Lopez didn't often raise his voice, but his players heard--and heeded--his words

Q & A: Reggie Miller

The former Pacers sharpshooter, 40, is an NBA analyst for TNT, and his production company has begun filming its first feature

By Richard Deitsch

The Beat

By Adam Duerson

Week Ahead

What to watch and watch for

By Chris Mannix

Faces in the Crowd

In the tradition of SI's Sportsman of the Year, Faces periodically pays tribute in this space to men and women who embody the ideals of sportsmanship

Edited by Mark Bechtel