FOR DEC. 30, 2013
Moments of the Year
What will you remember about sports in 2013? The historic plays? The bizarre confessionals? The teary farewells? Any way you look at it, the past year in sports had more than its share of fascinating and emotional moments. Check out SI.com for a look back at 2013 and for our completely subjective, entirely debatable and endlessly entertaining ranking of the 113 most mystifying, monumental and mesmerizing moments, memes and memories of the year that was.
Sports Illustrated UNDERDOGS
As a freshman in 2010 at Northside High in Warner Robins, Ga., JaQue Billingsley lost his right leg after an injury suffered while wrestling. He now has a prosthetic leg and is a lineman on the football team. See JaQue's inspiring story at SI.com/underdogs
SI.com celebrates the best sports nicknames with a gallery of photos, including this cover of Earvin (Magic) Johnson, who lived up to his high school moniker by expertly guiding the Lakers' Showtime attack to five NBA titles. Go to SI.com/photo
SI DIGITAL BONUS
Gone With The Wind
From the SI Vault / Sept. 1, 1986
After 26 years of playing through the wild, blustery winds at Candlestick Park, the San Francisco Giants wanted out of the stadium built on the western shore of the Bay.
By Ron Fimrite
PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY NICOLE ZIGMONT; JEFF HAYNES/REUTERS (TE'O); JOHN W. MCDONOUGH/SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (WOODS); GEORGE BURNS/HARPO STUDIOS, INC./REUTERS (ARMSTRONG AND WINFREY); AL BELLO/GETTY IMAGES (RIVERA); JOHN TLUMACKI/THE BOSTON GLOBE/GETTY IMAGES (BOSTON MARATHON); KWAKU ALSTON FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (COLLINS COVER)
ERIC RISBERG/AP (CANDLESTICK PARK)
PETER READ MILLER FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (JOHNSON COVER)