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September 11, 2006 Table Of Contents

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Fearless Predictions

Which receiver will catch fire? Which Texans rookie will be a stud? Here's our bold outlook

By Gene Menez

Start 'Em / Sit 'Em

5 Minute Fantasy

By Jeffri Chadiha, Peter King, David Sabino

Need to Know

By David Sabino

From the Editor


When the going gets tough ...

By Terry McDonell

Air and Space

Seventeen Million to One

By Steve Rushin

SI Players: Life On and Off the Field

Drew Brees


By Elizabeth Newman

Who's Hot / Who's Not

Edited by Kostya Kennedy

Five Years After

Pro sports stood still, but many athletes were moved

Edited by Kostya Kennedy


Team First

Amy Caldwell had to make a tough decision before leading Braintree (Mass.) High to a state soccer title

By Chris Mannix


May the Best Manning Win

Eli and Peyton face off for the first time in the Sunday-night opener, and they don't particularly want to talk about it (even with each other). Making NFL history as the first brothers to start at quarterback in the same game, they'll add another chapter to the Manning family saga-and when it's over, you won't want to be around the one who lost

By Michael Silver

Alive and Well

New quarterbacks Colt McCoy and John David Booty opened to rave reviews as Texas and USC warmed up for major tests with easy victories

By Phil Taylor

Got Your Back, Bro

Baseball brought once-distant brothers Jeff and Jered Weaver closer-too close, in fact, for a franchise that would soon only have room for one of them

By Richard Hoffer

Remember His Name

Even as a boy Pat Tillman felt a destiny, a need to do the right thing whatever it cost him. When the World Trade Center was attacked on 9/11, he thought about what he had to do and then walked away from the NFL and became an Army Ranger ...

By Gary Smith


Inside: The Week In Sports


By Peter King

Dr. Z's Forecast: Watch for Traps

By Paul Zimmerman


By Chris Ballard


By S.L. Price

Life of Reilly

A Bone to Pick With Boone

By Rick Reilly


Labor Pain

A new bio details the suffering of Curt Flood, who rattled the chains of baseball's plantation system

By Charles Hirshberg

Leading Off

Intestinal Fortitude

After surgery for colitis, Dajuan Wagner is trying to resume a career that once showed such promise

By Chris Mannix

Right on Cue

A new pool tour with a controversial big-money backer is bringing together the world's top shooters

By L. Jon Wertheim


Andre The Giant

Before leaving the court for good, Andre Agassi gave one final reminder that brilliant tennis--and not his image--defined his career

By S.L. Price

Father Figure

A Clemson cornerback gets a new roommate--his 11-year-old brother

By Lars Anderson

For the Record

Barbarians At the Gate

Q&A Sean McManus

The 51-year-old--the son of sports broadcaster Jim McKay--is the president of CBS Sports and CBS News

By Richard Deitsch

The Beat

By Adam Duerson

Week Ahead

What to watch and watch for

By Chris Mannix

Faces in the Crowd