2 Leading Off
8 Editor's Letter
A Smart plan to share the NCAA wealth
19 Faces in the Crowd
20 Just My Type
Troy Aikman's NFL postseason roundup
BY DAN PATRICK
22 Inside ...
Mizzou plays short
Reshaping the Mavs
Marathon qualifying and women's soccer
64 Point After
What hath Tebowmania wrought?
BY PHIL TAYLOR
Turning 70, the beloved champ still has our attention
By Richard O'Brien
34 NFC DIVISIONAL ROUND
Alex Smith outdueled the Saints' Drew Brees in an epic
By Jim Trotter
• ELI MANNING QUIETS HIS CRITICS
40 AFC DIVISIONAL ROUND
Two tight ends are New England's best weapons
By Peter King
• LAST SHOT FOR THE RAVENS' D?
46 COLLEGE BASKETBALL
ELENA DELLE DONNE
A prodigy who once quit the sport is the nation's top scorer
By L. Jon Wertheim
When it comes to goalies, nobody knows anything
By Michael Farber
Two trying years after being drafted, the point guard is spreading joy in Minnesota
By Lee Jenkins
"Just as he did in those terrible wars with Joe Frazier, George Foreman and Ken Norton, Ali on the world stage played for the highest stakes, at a level of risk unthinkable in today's sports culture.
—Richard O'Brien on Muhammad Ali, who turned 70 on Jan. 17
THIS WEEK SI HAS REGIONAL COVERS OF QUARTERBACK ALEX SMITH (11) AND THE 49ERS, AND OF GIANTS RECEIVER HAKEEM NICKS (88)
ON THE COVER
PHOTOGRAPHS BY ROBERT BECK (49ERS) AND JOHN BIEVER (NICKS)
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DAMIAN STROHMEYER (WARREN)
TIM'S RUN OUT Defensive tackle Gerald Warren (98) and the Patriots brought Tim Tebow's season to a brutal end, 45--10.
GREG NELSON (RUBIO)