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LEADING OFF

LEADING OFF

THE MAIL

THE MAIL

The MMQB

I Am (More Than) Robot Megatron

In the debate over whether the latest, greatest wide receiving machine is, in fact, an upgrade over the older model, judgment may very well come down to this question: what can Calvin Johnson do for Detroit in January—and when will he get the chance?

By Austin Murphy

MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE

How Megatron invisibly transforms the Lions' offense

By Andy Benoit

JUST GET HIM THE BALL

Who needs a franchise quarterback when you have a receiver as talented as Cleveland's Josh Gordon?

By Andrew Lawrence

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

The Auburn MIRACLES

By Lars Anderson

TIGERS' TRAP

When the last BCS game is played on Jan. 6, Auburn's porous defense will finally prove to be its undoing

By Andy Staples

The Way They Were

Farewell

THE EARL OF BALTIMORE, A PAIR OF SACK SPECIALISTS (INCLUDING ONE WHO COINED THE TERM) AND THE GUTTIEST U.S. OPEN CHAMP WERE AMONG THOSE WHO PASSED AWAY IN 2013

By Mark Bechtel

CANDLESTICK

Candlestick Park 1960—2013

The soon-to-be-demolished Candlestick Park wasn't much to look at. It could be bone-chillingly cold, and the bay breezes that blew through were anything but soothing. But for those, like the author, willing to wrap themselves in a blanket and brave the unfriendly aesthetics, the drafty house was a home.

By Chris Ballard

POINT AFTER

And in Closing ...

By Steve Rushin

Departments

Strange Days, Indeed

If this look back at 2013's oddest moments teaches us anything, it's that golf course porta-potties are even more dangerous than we thought

By Kevin Kerr

California Freezing

This year's Winter Classic presents a new challenge: making ice in L.A.

By Tim Newcomb

Going Once ...

'Tis the season for great auction finds

HOT | NOT

Faces in the Crowd

Edited by Alexandra Fenwick

Graduation Day

Just My Type

By Interview by Dan Patrick

The Case for ... Ryan Miller

By Sarah Kwak