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January 8, 2007 Table Of Contents

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Air and Space

Stick It Where The Sun Shines

By Steve Rushin

SI Players: Life On and Off the Field

Marques Colston

Saints Wide Receiver

As told to Lisa Altobelli

Who's Hot / Who's Not

The Questions with Jeff Saturday

Colts Center

Be Prepared

Gerald Green is learning the secret to NBA success

The Pop Culture Grid

Coats of Many Colors

Seattle's Nate Burleson has an outfit for every opponent

By Scott M. Johnson

Joined at the Hoop

An inseparable South Philly duo has no plans to break up its act

By Chris Mannix

Staying Together

These prep teammates came to college in package deals

By Kevin Armstrong

Once Is Not Enough

Can a sly coach and a math whiz help the champs repeat?

By Arash Markazi

Pro Football

Armed and Dangerous

Bringing new life to their careers, the Eagles' Jeff Garcia and the Jets' Chad Penningtonsure-handedly guided their teams to the wild-card round. How much further can they take them?

By Paul Zimmerman

Sharp Picks for Wild-Card Weekend

Dr. Z says the favorites will rule in Indy, Foxborough and Philly, but get ready for an upset in Seattle

By Paul Zimmerman

The Marvelous and Mysterious Marvin Harrison

It's not unusual to come across a pro athlete who won't talk to reporters. The Colts' Marvin Harrison, who is arguably the best receiver in NFL history, often doesn't even open up to teammates

By Nunyo Demasio

Dr. Z's All-Pro Team

A Chargers-dominated lineup and a cool Brees for MVP

By Paul Zimmerman

College Football

Stepping Stone

With wideout Dwayne Jarrett leading the way, USC put a jarring loss behind it and warmed up for a 2007 title run with a thrashing of Michigan in the Rose Bowl

By Phil Taylor

Who Knew?

Quarterback Chris Leak seemed ill-suited to run the spread-option offense of coach Urban Meyer. Now the duo has Florida one victory from a national championship

By Austin Murphy

Pro Basketball

Correct Answer

Allen Iverson has said and done all the right things since the Nuggets acquired him in a bold trade. But a tough question looms: What happens when Carmelo Anthony returns?

By Jack McCallum

College Basketball

A Man Among Boys

Against the backdrop of the best freshman class in a decade, Wisconsin's fifth-year senior star Alando Tucker is building something much bigger than a case for player of the year honors

By Grant Wahl


Chicago Hope

The enthusiasm of new coach Denis Savard and the scorching play of Martin Havlat have the perennially dismal Blackhawks finally back on the rise

By Michael Farber

Life of Reilly

Knocked Out by His Own Punch

By Rick Reilly


Leading Off

By Richard Hoffer


Short-term Memory

Ask Shawne Merriman: Football players can find absolution for their steroid sins. But in baseball the stain never fades

By Stephen Cannella

Soldiering On

A Maryland lineman wants to cut short his promising football career to serve in the Army

By Mark Beech

For the Record

By Yi-Wyn Yen

Star-crossed Picks

Gus Bell instead of Willie Mays: A brief history of All-Star voting irregularities

Q&A Brett Hull

The never-shy eight-time All-Star debuts as an NHL analyst for NBC on Jan. 13

By Richard Deitsch

The Beat

By Adam Duerson

Week Ahead

What to watch and watch for

By Chris Mannix

SI Update

By David Epstein

Faces in the Crowd