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SI Players: LIFE ON AND OFF THE FIELD

Supersize Me

Looking for pitching? There's nothing wrong with becoming a chubby chaser

By Ben Reiter

WHO'S Hot WHO'S Not

For the Record

A Tie That Binds

Forty years later, players relive the ultimate Game

By Nancy Ramsey

THE BEAT

By Arash Markazi

THE BIZ: Bulletproof MLS?

By Joe Lemire

Rhodes Warrior

Myron Rolle gets a scholarship—and a win

By Andy Staples

Bullish on Moose

By Tom Verducci

Game Plan

What smart fans should do this week

Keith Olbermann

Faces in the Crowd

Just My Type

By Dan Patrick

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Take That, Texas!

Oklahoma couldn't beat the Longhorns, but the Sooners did the next best thing. They routed Texas Tech, wowing poll voters and tightening an already close race among Big 12 powers for a spot in the BCS title game

By Austin Murphy

The Great Debate

Texas and Oklahoma have strong cases for being in the Big 12 title game, but the winner may be the team that doesn't get to K.C.

By Andrew Lawrence

PRO FOOTBALL

What the 'Backer Sees

What makes an NFL All-Pro tick? SI got inside the clockwork mind of Bucs veteran linebacker Derrick Brooks as he faced his biggest challenge of the 2008 season: stopping Adrian Peterson

By Peter King

PRO BASKETBALL

The Dream Life of Andrei Kirilenko

After two nightmarish years in which his numbers fell and his angst level spiked, the Jazz forward found what he needed to jump-start his sagging career: a seat on the bench

By Chris Mannix

SOCCER

Tango Argentina

The Columbus Crew danced to its first MLS Cup title behind the brilliant moves of Guillermo Barros Schelotto, the league's most talented (sorry, Becks!) and influential import

By Grant Wahl

GOLF

A Happy Ending

Her status as the greatest player in the history of women's golf secure, Annika Sorenstam walked away from the game eager and, as usual, totally prepared to begin the rest of her life

By Michael Bamberger

FOOTBALL

OLD IS NEW NEW IS OLD BACK TO THE FUTURE WITH THE Single Wing

Never has the game circled around to its beginnings—Pop Warner, meet Ricky Williams; Ricky, Pop—the way it has this fall

By Tim Layden

Inside

Inside: The Week In Sports

Flight Plan

With a beefed-up defense and veteran imports (one in particular), the Jets are taking off at just the right time

By Jim Trotter

Dr. Z's Pick of the Week

By Paul Zimmerman

Short-Timers

With the fantasy postseason near, one matchup can be your difference-maker

By David Sabino

Knight Shift

Once-flailing quarterback Mike Teel turned red hot and saved what was looking like a lost season for Rutgers

By Mark Beech

Stewart Mandel's Three-Point Stance

By Stewart Mandel

Beyond Brodeur

Missing its go-to goalie for the first time in 15 years, New Jersey has had to adjust its game—and its expectations

By Sarah Kwak

Pierre McGuire's In the Crease

By Pierre McGuire

Point After

A Kingdom for King James

By Chris Ballard

Departments

Leading Off

Ka-ching! Ka-ching!

How Do You Spell BCS?

By Terry McDonell

Letters