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By Mitch Goldich

EDITORS' LETTER

CARE PACKAGE

By The Editors OF SPORTS ILLUSTRATED

INBOX

INBOX

SPORTSPERSON OF THE YEAR

2017 SPORTSPERSON of the YEAR

SI's 2017 Sportsperson of the Year: He Isn't on the Field, but J.J. Watt Is Still Lifting Houston Up

In the end he will have missed two-thirds of this season. The record books will show he did not record a single sack. His Texans will not win the Super Bowl—or even make the playoffs. And yet, 2017 will go down as the year he proved to be something more than just the greatest defensive player of his generation

By Robert Klemko

José Altuve

By Tom Verducci

Truth Teller

By Michael Rosenberg

The KAP EFFECT

By Greg Bishop

The Givers

Kaepernick's giving shouldn't get all the attention—these five other NFLers are a fair sampling of players putting their paychecks to good use

By Ben Baskin

GREATEST GENERATIONS

By Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Still I Rise

By Richard Deitsch

Best of the Best

By Greg Bishop

Partners in Prime

By S.L. Price

JOEL EMBIID

By ANDREW SHARP

Pictures of the Year

POINT AFTER

BUILDING A FOUNDATION

By Greg Bishop

Departments

Leading Off

HEISMAN WOES

What if they awarded the most prestigious trophy in college football and nobody came—including a group of former winners disenchanted with the people who give it out?

By PAUL BEBAN

VOL POPULI

When Tennessee was about to hire a football coach, the fans weighed in—and got their way

By Jack Dickey

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

SI's Grant Wahl breaks down the World Cup field

AMERICA'S (GAME) GOT TALENT

HOT | NOT

FACES IN THE CROWD

Edited by JEREMY FUCHS

The Case for ... BELIEVING IN TIGER, AGAIN

By Alan Shipnuck