FOR SEPT. 16, 2013
Inside Oklahoma State
This week SINow deep dives into SPORTS ILLUSTRATED's five-part investigative report on Oklahoma State (page 30). Maggie Gray hosts a roundtable discussion with SI senior writer George Dohrmann and executive editors Jon Wertheim and B.J. Schecter to discuss SI's findings of academic fraud, payments to players, drug abuse and the implications for college football. The panel also discusses the interviews with former OSU players Marcus Richardson and William Bell (above), two of the more than 60 former OSU players interviewed for the investigation. To watch and read more of the series, go to SI.com/OSU
Dear Polo, why not go all-out and just give the ball kids an actual horse?
Some help: Is Lou Holtz trending for something specific or just usual manufactured nonsense w/ Mark May that insults intelligent viewers?
SI.com celebrates NFL coaches who were once players with a gallery that includes this photo of Saints head coach Sean Payton(page 42), who was a replacement quarterback for the Bears during the 1987 NFL players strike.
It will be the Broncos vs. the Giants at MetLife Stadium on Sunday ... but the world will be thinking of it as Peyton vs. Eli. As the Manning brothers face off for the third time in their NFL careers, do you think Eli has a shot at beating his older bro for the first time? That and more will be discussed on SI.com's weekly live NFL talk show, Pro Football Now, presented by John Hancock and hosted by Maggie Gray and former Giants wide receiver Amani Toomer. Watch Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. EST for NFL news and opinions from SI writers and players. SI.com/profootballnow
SI DIGITAL BONUS
No. 1 in His Field
From the SI Vault
Sept. 28, 1987
His athletic brilliance and acrobatic skill earned the Cardinals' Ozzie Smith a high place among the best defensive shortstops ever
By Ron Fimrite
CARLOS M. SAAVEDRA (ELI)
PETER READ MILLER (PEYTON)
TONY TOMSIC (SMITH)
BILL SMITH/SPORTS ILLUSTRATED/GETTY IMAGES (PAYTON)
DAVID BERGMAN (WERTHEIM)
MEL LEVINE (DEITSCH)