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LEADING OFF

LEADING OFF

Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS

DAILY GRIND

Youth, depth and continuity offer the greatest advantage in the condensed schedule

By Ian Thomsen

WHO'S READY?

By Mark Bechtel

JIMMER WHO?

BYU fans haven't forgotten a certain high-scoring point guard, but his replacement, UCLA transfer Matt Carlino, is making it easier

By Dan Greene

SETH DAVIS'S THREE-POINTER

By Seth Davis

HEADLINE GRABBERS

The New Year and the Winter Classic have passed, marking the season's midpoint. Here are SI's picks for the top NHL trophies thus far

By Brian Cazeneuve

PIERRE McGUIRE'S IN THE CREASE

By Pierre McGuire

NFL PLAYOFF PREVIEW

NFL PLAYOFF PREVIEW

By Peter King

1 New England PATRIOTS

By Ben Reiter

2 Baltimore RAVENS

By Ben Reiter

3 Houston TEXANS

By Damon Hack

4 Denver BRONCOS

By Jim Trotter

5 Pittsburgh STEELERS

By Jim Trotter

6 Cincinnati BENGALS

By Damon Hack

1 Green Bay PACKERS

By Damon Hack

2 San Francisco 49ERS

By Jim Trotter

3 New Orleans SAINTS

By Peter King

4 New York GIANTS

By Damon Hack

5 Atlanta FALCONS

By Jim Trotter

6 Detroit LIONS

By Damon Hack

BCS CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW

TALE OF THE TAPE

SI asked three SEC assistant coaches to break down the first LSU-Alabama game and analyze how the rematch will play out. Their conclusions? Another low-scoring affair, with a surprise ending

By Lars Anderson

Head-to-Head

FROM LSU COACH LES MILES'S RECORD IN GAMES DECIDED BY SEVEN POINTS OR FEWER TO HOW MANY THREE-AND-OUTS ALABAMA'S DEFENSE HAS FORCED THIS SEASON, HERE's EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE BCS CHAMPIONSHIP TEAMS

COMPILED BY Gene Menez

TOM BRADY

Tom Brady As You Forgot Him

Before he became the premier postseason performer of his generation, the Patriots icon was a middling college quarterback who invited skepticism, even scorn, from fans and his coaches. That was all—and that was everything

By Michael Rosenberg

POINT AFTER

THE SANDUSKY EFFECT

By Phil Taylor

Departments

LETTERS

LONG-DISTANCE CALLINGS

By Dick Friedman

HOT | NOT

FOR THE RECORD

Arena of Change

The turmoil and hope embroiling an entire region are reflected at the Arab Games

By David Epstein

Visions of Perfection

A new training tool has athletes sporting specs to reach their peak performance

By Tim Newcomb

Timeless

The NBA unveils a Christmas classic

By Matt Gagne

FACES IN THE CROWD

Edited by Alexandra Fenwick

Off-Field Leader

After losing a leg, a high school quarterback continues to inspire

By Alexandra Fenwick

JUST MY TYPE

By Dan Patrick