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September 29, 2008 Table Of Contents

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Vindication & Vindictiveness

By Michael Bamberger

Street Sense

The credit crisis and pro golf

By Jim Gorant

Big Play

By T.J. Tomasi

The Pepper Mill

By Dottie Pepper

Straight Talk

Why the LPGA's failed English-only plan won't matter

By Mike Bender


The Goof That Changed the Game

One hundred years ago this week, Fred Merkle became the first sports goat

By Keith Olbermann


For the Record

Mysteries of Pittsburgh

How long until the Rooneys sell the Steelers?

By Ben Reiter

The Fab Four

Boxing's last Golden Age gets the book it deserves

By Richard O'Brien

TV Watch

By Adam Duerson

The Beat

By Arash Markazi

Week Ahead

What to watch and watch for

By Sarah Kwak

Faces in the Crowd

SI, Nov. 13, 2000 Update

By Ben Reiter

Just My Type

By Dan Patrick


Are You Ready for a Howling, Pagan, YouTube Oktoberfiesta?

Wrigley Field has always been the best bash in sports, and now—after this Summer of Love—certitude and dominance, ass-to-ass on the same plank in the bleachers, have replaced doubt and doom

By Gary Smith


American Revolution

With a new approach and passionate leadership from its captain, Paul Azinger, the U.S. team played inspired golf to take back the Ryder Cup for the first time since 1999

By Alan Shipnuck


Class Of the Field

Three impressive victories, including a decisive defeat of the Packers at Lambeau, have confirmed the Cowboys as the NFL's elite team and the NFC as the league's new power conference

By Damon Hack

No Running!

The way the Eagles stifled the Steelers' attack was more evidence of the power shift to the NFC

By Peter King


Up in the Air

Preseason No. 1 Georgia has been good but not great during a 4--0 start, and even after a 17-point win at Arizona State, questions remain about the Bulldogs as they enter a brutal stretch in the SEC

By Phil Taylor

Meet Uga VII

Georgia's new mascot may be 4--0, but like the team he represents, he's still finding his way

By Joe Lemire



The southeast corner of the state was no hardball hotbed—until a pair of AAU programs produced six current major league starters, including five first-round draft picks, in a span of eight years

By Lee Jenkins


Inside: The Week In Sports

Big Delivery

What can Brown do for you? If it's Donald Brown of undefeated UConn, he can lead the nation in rushing

By Mark Beech

Stewart Mandel's Three-Point Stance

By Stewart Mandel

Bills Come Due

Trent Edwards's knack for late-game magic has put Buffalo in position to take command in the AFC East

By Jim Trotter

Dr. Z's Pick of the Week

By Paul Zimmerman

September Shuffle

Unexpected performances—pleasant and not—should trigger some timely roster moves

By David Sabino

Point After

Put Up or Pay Up

By Chris Ballard


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