FOR SEPT. 15, 2014
This week SI Wire, your one-stop destination for the latest breaking news in the world of sports, launches a new, daily digital video editorial enterprise that will generate dozens of 30- to 60-second videos on the day's most-talked-about sports topics, starting at 6 a.m. and running through the completion of the day's sports calendar. For more, go to SI.com/wire
SI DIGITAL BONUS
On the Fast Track
FROM THE SI VAULT APRIL 24, 1995
At 23, Jeff Gordon was the youngest star in NASCAR's 47-year history—and stock car racing's best hope of becoming a mainstream sport in America.
By Ed Hinton
When to Call It Quits
How long before Tom Brady begins to "suck" and considers retiring? 120 Sports hosts Laurence Holmes and Dylan McGorty weigh in on the future of the 15-year NFL veteran. "Brady's Week 1 said enough for me: two lost fumbles, 29 of 56, one touchdown," says McGorty. "I give him one more season after this year." But Holmes says, "What this guy did last year was a miracle. He took a bunch of no-name receivers and made them look fantastic. I don't see a warning indicator going off any time soon." For more of Holmes and McGorty's Point/Counterpoint and 24-hour access to video highlights and analysis, go to 120sports.com
PLAY DAILY. WIN BIG
Want to keep living your football fantasy? Football Throwdown on the new FanNation fantasy sports app lets you select a set of players each week and challenge your friends for cash prizes or just for bragging rights. Go to fannation.com to pick a quarterback, running back, wide receiver and tight end, and see who beats their projections. Week 1's top QB was the Falcons' Matt Ryan, who set a franchise record for passing with 448 yards and three touchdowns in a 37--34 shootout win over the Saints.
This week SI Longform spotlights Sports Illustrated Books' newest release, NFL QB: The Greatest Position in Sports, which examines all aspects of pro football's most important position—through essays, classic prose from the magazine's archives and insights from Hall of Famers. For an interactive look inside NFL QB, go to SI.com/longform
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