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SI Fantasy Plus

Monsters No More

When setting your lineup, fear not these formerly ferocious D's

By David Epstein

Start 'Em

By David Sabino

Sit 'Em

WE DON'T LIKE THE MATCHUP

Intelligence Report

By Peter King

SI Players: LIFE ON AND OFF THE FIELD

A Good Time to Be a Tiger

With LSU ahead in all the polls, a famous fan reflects

By James Carville

Tony Romo ... Earning His Spurs

As told to Ben Reiter

WHO'S Hot / WHO'S Not

For the Record

Disgrace Jones

By Tim Layden

The Surreal Strike of 1987

Remembering a walkout that helped create today's NFL

By Peter King

Mixed Signals

The Rockies are loaded with ex-QBs

By Ben Reiter

Q&A

Tony Gwynn

By Richard Deitsch

The Cube's Big Comeback

A once-passé puzzle stars at its own world championship

By Kostya Kennedy

Faces in the Crowd

Update

Coolbaughs Carry On

By S.L. Price

Week Ahead

What to watch and watch for

By Sarah Kwak

PRO FOOTBALL

No More Kid Stuff

In making the leap to the NFL, 20-year-old Texans rookie Amobi Okoye and other marquee 2007 first-round draft picks are discovering the value of hard work, intense study and a few good friends

By Lee Jenkins

The Virtue of Patience

For the Vikings' Adrian Peterson, the toughest rookie lesson is learning how not to go full speed ahead

By Damon Hack

Joe Thomas

T, BROWNS

By Peter King

Patrick Willis

MLB, 49ERS

By Jim Trotter

Dwayne Bowe

WR, CHIEFS

By David Epstein

Darrelle Revis

CB, JETS

By Andrew Lawrence

BASEBALL PLAYOFFS

Rocktoberfest

Out of thin air the Rockies have become more than a Cinderella story. They're a multidimensional juggernaut that's suddenly four wins from the World Series

By Jack McCallum

Who'll Win the NLCS?

By Nate Silver, Baseball Prospectus

Arms Aplenty

Young power pitchers, from Fausto Carmona to Josh Beckett, have taken the postseason by swarm

By Tom Verducci

Who'll Win the ALCS?

By Joe Sheehan, Baseball Prospectus

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Against All Odds

Coach Les Miles gambled—and won—five times on fourth down as LSU rallied over Florida, while the Tigers' West Coast rivals went belly up

By Austin Murphy

BRUCE PEARL

OH BOY.

The purposely annoying Bruce Pearl made Tennessee men's basketball relevant again, using a freewheeling offense, pressing defense and uninhibited school spirit

By Grant Wahl

Inside

Inside: The Week In Sports

The NFL

By Jim Trotter

King's Corner

By Peter King

Dr. Z's Forecast

By Paul Zimmerman

College Football

By Mark Beech

High School Football

By Joe Lemire

NASCAR

By Lars Anderson

The NHL

By Michael Farber

Pierre McGuire's In the Crease

By Pierre McGuire

Life of Reilly

Be the 74,659th In Line!

By Rick Reilly

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