FOR SEPT. 9, 2013
How Ya Like Me Now?
What a difference a year makes. When last season began, there were questions about how long Adrian Peterson, who was only eight months removed from a torn left ACL, would last. Answer? He finished the season with 2,097 rushing yards, nine shy of Eric Dickerson's single-season record, and was the league's MVP—no wonder he's the No. 1 player in fantasy football. But can he match his 2012 production? And who else will put up big numbers in '13? The answers are at SI.com's Fantasy Football Central, which has Michael Beller's predictions and weekly player rankings. Go to SI.com/fantasy
Man, I hope [ESPN's] Colin Cowherd is on the payroll at USC football. His love of Lane Kiffin reminds me of The Notebook.
How do I know I'm in an SEC town? Eight ladies at Panera, none younger than 60, discussing [Jadeveon] Clowney's conditioning.
SI.com celebrates Hall of Fame quarterback Terry Bradshaw, who turned 65 on Sept. 2, with a gallery of shots, including this photo honoring Steelers teammate Franco Harris and his legion of Italian-American fans from 1972.
PRO FOOTBALL NOW
SI.com is already the destination for the best NFL analysis you can read on the Web. Now it's the place to go for the best NFL analysis you can watch. Check out Pro Football Now, SI.com's new live NFL talk show, hosted by Maggie Gray and former Giants wide receiver Amani Toomer (above) every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. EST. They'll have a roundup up of news and opinions from SI writers and NFL players, like this week's guest, Giants Pro Bowl receiver Victor Cruz. Go to SI.com/profootballnow
SI DIGITAL BONUS
The Grand Finale
From the SI Vault
Sept. 19, 1988
Steffi Graf made history when she won the 1988 U.S. Open and became the third—and most recent—woman to take tennis's Grand Slam in the same year.
By Curry Kirkpatrick
SIMON BRUTY/SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (PETERSON)
MANNY MILLAN/SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (GRAF)
MEL LEVINE (DEITSCH)