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SI Players: LIFE ON AND OFF THE FIELD

Coaches Anonymous

So-called legends are overrated. NFL teams should look into the unknowns

By Peter King

WHO'S Hot WHO'S Not

For the Record

Baring Their Clause

The strange, twisted world of contract incentives

Signature Moments

By Rebecca Shore

Tough Guys Do Dance

Three NFL stars bust moves for a Super Bowl ad

By Rebecca Shore

THE BEAT

By Arash Markazi

Baseball's Cable Play

By Joe Lemire

Game Plan

What smart fans should do this week

Anthony Mackie

The New Orleans native plays Tupac Shakur in Notorious, out Jan. 16

As told to Sarah Kwak

Faces in the Crowd

Just My Type

By Dan Patrick

NFL WILD-CARD WEEKEND

Road to Redemption

All but out of it a month ago, the Chargers forged past the Colts and on to a divisional-round matchup with mighty Pittsburgh

By Lee Jenkins

Joe Cool and the Gang

The Ravens advanced to Tennessee on the wings of a poised rookie quarterback and their ever-dominant D

By Damon Hack

PETER KING'S AFC FORECAST

By Peter King

No Looking Back

The struggles of the Eagles and their star quarterback seem a million miles distant after their professional dismantling of the Vikings

By Tim Layden

Edging Forward

Arizona has found a running game at just the right time—and it's all-but-forgotten Edgerrin James carrying the load

By Jim Trotter

PETER KING'S NFC FORECAST

By Peter King

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Why Not Us?

One-loss USC and undefeated Utah both made their case to be included in the national-title talk, and proved beyond a doubt that a playoff is more needed than ever

By Phil Taylor

Football Frenzy

Who was hot and who wasn't in the busiest postseason ever, along with a sneak peek at who will be on the riseé and on the declineí in 2009

HOCKEY

The Trouble with Sean Avery

The crude dissing of his former girlfriends was merely the last straw. Self-absorbed and a loudmouth throughout his career, the Stars' agitator has been cast out because he's a lousy teammate

By Michael Farber

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

A Traveling Buddy Act

Chance encounters brought together two players and a coach at Artesia High. They followed one another to Arizona State, where star guard James Harden once again is vital to their title hopes

By Luke Winn

Inside

Inside: The Week In Sports

New Wave

Andre Johnson (above) is one of several picks who bring youthful vitality to this All-Pro list. Ol' Ray Lewis makes it too

By Peter King

Peter King's: 2008 All-Pro Team

By Peter King

Bibby Boom

The young Hawks have finally become an Eastern Conference force by trusting someone (almost) over 30

By Chris Mannix

Point After

Jeers for Last Hurrahs

By Selena Roberts

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