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November 28, 2005 Table Of Contents

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The Kid with the Golden Arm

Jimmy Clausen, the third quarterbacking brother in his family, may be a once-in-a-generation talent as a passer. And he's only a junior in high school

By Kelli Anderson

Air and Space

Smooth Operator

By Steve Rushin

SI Players: Life On and Off the Field

Robert Mathis


As told to Lisa Altobelli

Who's Hot/Who's Not

The Turkeys of Yesteryear

No matter what happened on holidays past, these athletes had the right stuffing

Edited by Kostya Kennedy


All the Way Back

Thanks largely to rugged Paul Posluszny, who's burnishing the legacy of Linebacker U, Penn State and coach Joe Paterno have their first BCS bid--the critics be damned

By Mark Beech



Peyton Manning and the Colts outgunned Cincinnati to climb to 10-0, and now they're ready to make a run at the best record in NFL history

By Peter King


Great To Be Back

Six years removed from his last shift, Wayne Gretzky has brought his superstar luster back to the NHL, coaching the surprising Phoenix Coyotes--and loving it

By E.M. Swift


Who Will Be This Year's Nash?

By Ian Thomsen



More than 40 years after taking his first photo for SI, Neil Leifer went on a nationwide shooting spree to document the changes in sports--and sports photography

By Frank Deford


Inside: The Week In Sports

Coollege Football

By Mark Beech


By Nunyo Demasio

Dr. Z's Forecast: Bearing Up

By Paul Zimmerman

Motor Sports

By Lars Anderson

Life of Reilly

Nothing is Out-of-Bounds

By Rick Reilly


Leading Off

Say It Ain't So

Team USA rolled through the first qualifying round for what it hopes will not be its final Olympics

By Daniel G. Habib

Up from the Gutter

With bigger purses and fresh new faces, professional bowling is quietly making a big comeback

By Albert Chen


Asia Major

Making $4 million in a country where he's beloved, Bobby Valentine is proving there's nothing minor league about Japanese baseball

By Stephen Cannella

Wigging Out

Clinton Portis has more faces than a room full of agents

Edited by Mark Bechtel and Stephen Cannella

For the Record

Edited by Mark Bechtel and Stephen Cannella

Snyder Signs Off

All the Kansas State coach did was turn around the worst team in the country

By Gene Menez

Beans Bagged

Baseball's new drug plan finally outlaws amphetamines

By Tom Verducci

Q&A Larry Csonka

The NFL Hall of Fame running back, 58, is the host of OLN's Hunting for the Holidays, which premieres on Dec. 1

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 Sportsman of the Year, SI periodically pays tribute in this space to men and women who embody the ideals of sportsmanship.

Edited by Mark Bechtel and Stephen Cannella