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LEADING OFF

LEADING OFF

Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS

The Chill Is Gone

Will Leslie Frazier's calm coaching presence lead to long-term climate change in Minnesota?

By Damon Hack

Jets at Patriots

By Peter King

Bruise Control

It's a long season, and the bumps and lumps of NFL life can present opportunities for savvy owners

By David Sabino

Giant Steps

It can take a while for a young center to learn the pro game. Indiana's Roy Hibbert is finally hitting his stride

By Chris Mannix

Blue Line Special

The Kings are fit to contend, thanks to a stifling defense led by one of the best young American players in the NHL

By Sarah Kwak

PIERRE MCGUIRE'S In the Crease

By Pierre McGuire

Whipping Post

Want a big-ticket Japanese starter? Beware the high price of negotiating with them—and their shaky history

By Joe Sheehan

Run to the Roses

Nothing fancy about Pasadena-bound Wisconsin's offense: just a molar-rattling ground game

By Lars Anderson

STEWART MANDEL'S Extra Points

By Stewart Mandel

Depth Charge

Stacked with talented teams from top to bottom, the Big Ten is in a league of its own this season

By Pablo S. Torre

SETH DAVIS'S Three-Pointer

By Seth Davis

Grand Finale

The men's tour ended the year with a bang as Roger Federer played with his old sense of urgency in London

By L. Jon Wertheim

SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR

Sportsman of the Year: Drew Brees

The Saints quarterback brought a Lombardi Trophy to New Orleans—just one of the countless ways he has contributed to the rebirth of a great American city

By Tim Layden

WHAT SPORTSMAN MEANS

WHAT IT MEANS TO BE SPORTSMAN

By Interviews by Richard Deitsch

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

LIGHTS! CAM! WHAM 'BAMA!

By Austin Murphy

PISTOL WHIPPED

By Kelli Anderson

A CIVIL WAR

By Simon Maxwell Apter

PRO FOOTBALL

A DREAM IN THE MAKING

By Joe Posnanski

DEALS OF THE CENTURY

By Peter King

PRO BASKETBALL

THE DIRTY DOZEN

By Lee Jenkins

FAVORITE SI COVERS

WHY WE'LL TAKE SIDNEY MONCRIEF OVER DR. J

By Joe Posnanski

GOLDEN GOAL

EIGHT SECONDS

By Michael Farber

MAX GILPIN

The Boy Who Died of Football

By Thomas Lake

Point After

Real Wives of Pro Athletes

By Selena Roberts

Departments

The Overtime Decade

By Terry McDonell

Masthead

Letters

The Full Measure of Yao

An homage to the most influential NBA figure since Jordan

By L. Jon Wertheim

Who's Hot Who's Not

Toll of the Tape

The NFL's fine of the Broncos in a new spy case suggests a double standard

By Jim Trotter

For the Record

Picture-Perfect Play Calling

Taking a closer look at No. 1 Oregon's image-is-everything sideline strategy

By Lars Anderson

The Book of Don

An extraordinary coach's story offers inspiration far beyond his team

By Kelli Anderson

The Strike Zone

Tracking the week's news both inside and outside the confines of cool

Just My Type

By Dan Patrick

Faces in the Crowd

Edited by Alexandra Fenwick