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USC: TROJAN HERO
Senior quarterback Matt Barkley is the preseason favorite for the Heisman Trophy.
LSU: LEADERS OF THE PACK
Junior cornerback Tyrann Mathieu (a.k.a. Honey Badger) is one of 15 starters back for No. 1 LSU.
ALABAMA: O SHOULD ROLL
The Tide lost a ton of talent on defense, but junior quarterback AJ McCarron leads a loaded offense.
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A look back at San Diego's Junior Seau when he was at the crest of the new wave of NFL linebackers
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I wonder how many parents woke up today, read about Seau and Saints bounties, and said, "I'm not letting my kid near a football field."
Most evident difference between Clippers' playoff crowd and Lakers' playoff crowd: Clips fans wear the giveaway T's. All red in here.
Bode Miller the skier, namesake of Bode Baffert the kid, also likes Bodemeister: "He looks like a badass. He looks like a racehorse."
In the wake of his unanimous win over Miguel Cotto, Floyd Mayweather Jr. remains at the top of SI.com's boxing rankings. SI.com's Bryan Armen Graham writes, "Whether you believe his assertion that he chose to enter a toe-to-toe battle with Cotto or you think he showed signs of slippage, the five-division champ proved why he's one of the modern era's greatest."
PETER READ MILLER (BARKLEY)
SIMON BRUTY (MATHIEU)
JOHN BIEVER (MCCARRON)
MEL LEVINE (KING)
ROBERT BECK (MAYWEATHER)
WALTER IOOSS JR. (SEAU)