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46 | PRO FOOTBALL

NFL Punters

They're more valuable to their teams than ever, so why hasn't one been elected to the Hall of Fame?

By John Ed Bradley

54 | PRO BASKETBALL

Omri Casspi

The Kings' rookie, the first Israeli to play in the NBA, gives Sacramento energy and toughness off the bench

By Lee Jenkins

58 | COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Brittney Griner

Baylor's freshman center is tall, fast and skilled—but she really wows the crowds when she dunks

By Kelli Anderson

The Year in Sports Media

62 TELEVISION

Colbert

America's favorite windbag saves U.S. speedskating

By Stephen Cannella

• Collinsworth a natural

70 BOOKS

Going Deep

Simmons on hoops, Agassi on tennis, Torre and Verducci on baseball and other good reads

72 MOVIES

Major Roles

Damon as a South African rugger, Tyson and Kobe as themselves, and Pete Rose as a foil for ... Brüno

74 DIGITAL

Play Time

Ochocinco, The Onion, trick-shot artists and other things not meant to be taken too seriously

Departments

8 Leading Off

14 Letters

18 Scorecard

• NCAA hoops mayhem

• New Irish coach

• PGA's Tiger fallout

30 Just My Type

Matt Damon on Eastwood, Belichick

by Dan Patrick

32 Faces in the Crowd

36 Inside ...

• College Basketball

Surprising Syracuse

• The NFL

Titans' Chris Johnson

• The NHL

Sabres' Tyler Myers

76 The Vault

Tiny Archibald, 1972

80 Point After

How did I live without the RedZone channel?

by Phil Taylor

ON THE COVER

Photograph by Michael O'Neill Insets: Keith Bernstein/Warner Bros. (Damon); Gene Lower (Collinsworth); Al Behrman/AP (Ochocinco)

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MICHAEL O'NEILL (COLBERT)

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KEITH BERNSTEIN/WARNER BROS. (DAMON)

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