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LEADING OFF

LEADING OFF

THE MAIL

THE MAIL

The MMQB

Why Ya Gotta Hate?

Why do you doubt Tony Romo? Is it because he's a choker? (Statistically, he's not.) Because he lacks Peyton's public passion? (Eye roll.) Because he doesn't have rings? (Is that really his fault?) The Cowboys' quarterback has stepped from obscurity to the brightest spotlight—and he can make you think twice about what you expect from the position

By S.L. Price

THE SEVEN-YEAR GLITCH

AFTER A HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL CAREER ON THE FIELD, MATT MILLEN SET RECORDS FOR INEPTITUDE IN SEVEN-PLUS SEASONS AS THE LIONS' GENERAL MANAGER. BUT EVEN AS HIS NAME BECAME A PUNCH LINE, HIS SELF-ESTEEM NEVER SUFFERED

By Michael Rosenberg

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

THE POWER OF FUN

AFTER USC AND FLORIDA ATLANTIC LOST THEIR COACHES, THE REPLACEMENTS—ED ORGERON AND BRIAN WRIGHT—LOOSENED THE REINS. THE RESULT HAS BEEN SIDESPLITTING SUCCESS, WITH COOKIES

By Andy Staples

WINTER OLYMPICS

WORDS WITH ... THOMAS BACH

THE OLYMPICS HAVE NEVER BEEN MORE POPULAR OR MORE PROFITABLE. SO WHAT DOES THE NEW IOC PRESIDENT HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT? PLENTY

By Brian Cazeneuve

THE SHOT

The SHOT

THE VIDEO OF KHALIL EDNEY'S LAST-SECOND BASKET WENT VIRAL NOT JUST BECAUSE IT WON A HIGH SCHOOL PLAYOFF GAME, BUT ALSO BECAUSE IT SHOWED THAT GOOD THINGS COME TO THOSE WHO PERSEVERE

By Alexander Wolff

POINT AFTER

The Music Of the Cheers

By Steve Rushin

Departments

The Morality Hazard

Personal responsibility counts for as much as performance, but the gray area between the two creates a vacuum for the Heisman voter

By Michael Rosenberg

Win-Lose at the Draw

FIFA will conduct the 2014 World Cup draw on Dec. 6 in Bahia, Brazil. The U.S. team, despite a stellar qualifying campaign, isn't seeded. It will share a first-round group with three other countries. The best-case scenario for Jürgen Klinsmann's squad won't be easy. The worst case is brutal

By Brian Straus

Everyman's Fantasy

Turning last week's box scores into this week's waiver-wire magic

By Michael Beller

Turkeys of the Year

Highlights of the lowlights from 2013*

HOT | NOT

Faces in the Crowd

Edited by Alexandra Fenwick

Century Marksman

By Dan Greene

Just My Type

By Interview by Dan Patrick

The Case for ... Steve Nash

By Jack McCallum