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SUPER BOWL XLVIII CHAMPIONS

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The oft-dissed Seahawks walked into MetLife Stadium and lowered the boom on Peyton Manning and the Broncos

BY S.L. PRICE

42 | PRO BASKETBALL

David Stern

In 30 years as commissioner he did it his way, with indisputable results

By Jack McCallum

48 | COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Iowa State

DeAndre Kane has a coach who accepts him and a team he can take to the NCAAs

By Luke Winn

56 | SOCHI 2014

Are the Games Safe?

They're next to a disputed border, below the tinderbox of the North Caucasus

By Alexander Wolff

2 | SI Digital

4 | Leading Off

10 | The Mail

12 | Scorecard

19 | Faces in the Crowd

21 | Just My Type

Dan Patrick: Adrian Peterson wants to believe in Minnesota

64 | Point After

Steve Rushin: It's time for the Super Bowl to downsize

ON THE COVER: PHOTOGRAPH BY WALTER IOOSS JR. FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED

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JOHN IACONO FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (COIN TOSS)

HEADS UP Joe Namath's botched coin toss proved to be a bad omen for Wes Welker & Co.

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LARRY W. SMITH/EPA (STERN)

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DAVID E. KLUTHO/SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (KANE)

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MICHAEL SOHN/AP (LUGE)