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November 26, 2007 Table Of Contents

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The All-Maddening

These players are just good enough to lead you to ruin

By Adam Duerson

Start 'Em

By David Sabino

Sit 'Em


The Age of Innocence, Take 2

Is the Barry Bonds era finally behind us? Tick tock

By Tom Verducci

WHO'S Hot / WHO'S Not

For the Record

Joe Nuxhall 1928—2007

Out of the Box, into the Front Office

After a rough stint on NBC, provocateur Brett Hull is getting a shot as a G.M.

By Kostya Kennedy

Chris Paul

As told to Chris Mannix

The Bro Bowl

Thomas and Julius Jones face off

By Caitlin Moscatello

The Beat

By Adam Duerson

Driven to Win

A 26-year-old is rewriting the harness racing record book

By Pablo S. Torre

Beautiful Mind Games

A documentary follows Caltech's brainiac basketball team

By Mark Bechtel

Faces in the Crowd

U.S. Women's Soccer Update

Week Ahead

What to watch and watch for

By Sarah Kwak


They Got Game

The first 115 meetings between bitter rivals Kansas and Missouri were mostly forgettable, but this Saturday's victor will be one win from playing for the national title

By Austin Murphy


The Fight for Second

While the Patriots continue to operate on a higher plane, NFL Nation is left to wonder whether a viable contender—Dallas? Green Bay? Indy?—will rise to meet them. Time is running short

By Tim Layden

The Football Clinic

Another Sunday, another precision display from the Patriots. Credit their play-calling, their execution and their sheer will

By Damon Hack


Bringing It Home Again

With a flawless run at Homestead, Jimmie Johnson sewed up his second straight Nextel Cup and proved that he and his Hendrick Racing team are the best of their era

By Lars Anderson


A Big-time Gamble

As blue-chip recruits across the country signed with schools last week, other promising players like point guard Oscar Bellfield waited to make their commitments—determined to prove how good they really are

By George Dohrmann

SI's Top 10

By Kevin Armstrong

Recruiting Notebook

By Joe Lemire


Orange Groove

Behind its Canadian Rastafarian midfielder, Dwayne De Rosario, the Houston Dynasty—er, Dynamo—seized its second straight MLS Cup

By Grant Wahl


The Road to Bad Newz

Through his rise and fall, Michael Vick stayed loyal to a tight circle of friends—homeboys who used him and ultimately sold him out. He's not the first pro athlete to be swallowed up by his old neighborhood

By George Dohrmann


Inside: The Week In Sports


By Jim Trotter

King's Corner

By Peter King

Dr. Z's Forecast

By Paul Zimmerman


By Ian Thomsen

College Football

By Mark Beech

Life of Reilly

The Punishment Is the Crime

By Rick Reilly


Leading Off


Following a Trail of Yesterdays

Two SI writers explore the complicated dynamics behind the undoing of Michael Vick

By Ben Reiter