FIVE MUST-VISIT SPORTS BARS
1. Bubba's II, Thibodaux, La. (Nicholls State)
2. The Esso Club, Clemson, S.C.
3. 44's, Syracuse, N.Y.
4. Dan Marino's American Sports Bar & Grill, Coconut Grove, Fla. (Miami)
5. Tony's Locker Room, Muncie, Ind. (Ball State)
BEST GRIDIRON VIEW
From parts of the rim of Memorial Stadium—or the hill behind it—one can take in much of the San Francisco Bay area.
BEST COACH'S SHOW
Buffaloes football coach Rick Neuheisel brings an acoustic guitar and glib wit to his weekly Wednesday night radio show, broadcast from a Boulder Holiday Inn. A proud Parrothead, Neuheisel plays Jimmy Buffet tunes on request.
BIGGEST HELMET COLLECTION
In 1982 football equipment manager Dorman Knight, now deceased, started a collection of helmets that today includes more than 100 Division I schools and every NFL team except the Baltimore Ravens and the Jacksonville Jaguars.
MOST JOCKISHLY STASHED SI COLLECTION
Associate athletic director Bill Pickard, a charter subscriber, has kept every issue (this week he'll receive number 2,218). In 1987 his wife, Linda, grew tired of seeing so much home storage space consumed by the magazines. Now Pickard keeps the collection in a storage room underneath Kyle Field's west stands.