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2016

YEAR IN SPORTS MEDIA

28 DWAYNE JOHNSON

Once an aspiring NFL player, he turned himself into Hollywood's biggest star

BY ALAN SHIPNUCK

36 HOW WE WATCH FOOTBALL

The NFL's future hinges on finding new ways to keep fans' attention from wandering

BY JACOB FELDMAN

42 VINNY PAZ

How boxing's greatest comeback story finally made it to the big screen

BY BEN BASKIN

48 GIFT GUIDE

A selection of sports-related items that any fan would be happy to get—or give

FEATURES

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

50 BUDDA BAKER

Washington's star safety knows that the best things are worth waiting for

BY LINDSAY SCHNELL

NBA

54 SAM HINKIE

The architect of The Process in Philly is starting his second act in Silicon Valley

BY CHRIS BALLARD

DEPARTMENTS

6 SI Now

8 Inbox

10 Leading Off

17 Scorecard

24 Faces in The Crowd

25 Just My Type

Dan Patrick: Michael Strahan on the proper way to celebrate a sack

64 Point After

Verne Lundquist: What the SEC taught me about the passion for football

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Photograph by MICHAEL J. LE BRECHT II Captured with the Moto Z™ Droid with Hasselblad True Zoom Moto Mod™