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Air and Space

No Envelope Left to Push

By Steve Rushin

SI Players: LIFE ON AND OFF THE FIELD

Joe Johnson

As told to Chris Mannix

WHO'S Hot WHO'S Not

Art of the Nap

Looking Bluff

Must a poker pro be fit? Two of three we asked said yes

The Pop Culture Grid

As Seen on TV

Sophomore Tadd Fujikawa nearly stole the show from top PGA players at the Sony Open

By Michael Bamberger

Fast Greens

By Joe Lemire

Gritty Woman

Future Tar Heel Courtney Jones plays soccer with a toughness that impresses even her NFL dad

By Arash Markazi

OFFSPRING OUTPUT

By Joe Lemire

THE LIST

Pro Football

In Rex He Trusts

Bears coach Lovie Smith showed saintly patience with passer Rex Grossman. The payoff: a trip to Miami for a shot at the title

By Peter King

Dr. Z's Forecast

When the NFC's top-rated defense faces the AFC's top-rated attack in Super Bowl XLI, something's gotta give. Sorry, Chicago

By Paul Zimmerman

PRO BASKETBALL

Dealing with Rejection

Part art and part science, shot blocking is in increasingly short supply in the NBA. Why aren't more big men doing it? Because it can't be taught

By Chris Ballard

BASEBALL

Pronk Of the Plains

With a swing honed in the endless North Dakota winter, the Indians' Travis Hafner has made a name and a nickname (Project/Donkey) for himself as one of the game's top three hitters

By Franz Lidz

College Basketball

Playing Through The Pain

Alabama forward Jermareo Davidson, reeling from the recent deaths of his girlfriend and then of his brother, has found solace in his god and in his game

By Grant Wahl

Boise State

How Did They Pull That Off?

An inside look at the three trickplays Boise State ran to perfection in itsFiesta Bowl upset, a finish so spectacular that even the losers knew they'd been part of something special

By Austin Murphy

Inside

Inside: The Week In Sports

The NHL

By Michael Farber

College Basketball

By Kelli Anderson

The NBA

By Ian Thomsen

Tennis

By L. Jon Wertheim

Life of Reilly

This Bo Knows Basketball

By Rick Reilly

Departments

Leading Off

Letters

Downward Mobility

Michael Vick's erratic passing is making it more and more difficult for Atlanta to overlook his erratic behavior

By Jeffri Chadiha

The Pugilist at Rest

His confrontational style may seem old school, but Bill Parcells shaped today's NFL

By Peter King

For the Record

BENNY PARSONS 1941--2007

Dashed Dream

A pro prospect who banked on an NFL career is accused of murder

By Stephen Cannella

Q&A Howie Mandel

The 51-year-old actor and stand-up comic is the host of NBC's Deal or No Deal

By Richard Deitsch

The Beat

By Adam Duerson

Week Ahead

What to watch and watch for

By Chris Mannix

SI Update

Faces in the Crowd