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October 11, 2004

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Emmitt Smith

O.K., he's not the Emmitt of old--but at 35 the alltime rushing leader turned in a game for the ages. His 77th 100-yard game tied Walter Payton's NFL record and made him the oldest back to gain more than 100 since Marcus Allen in '95. He had a touchdown reception, ran for a score and, get this, threw a 21-yard TD on his first career pass. For one sweet day in the Arizona sun, Emmitt gave the Cardinals every bit of their money's worth.


The Pats have only to beat the Dolphins for the win-streak record, the Red Sox are in the playoffs for the second straight year and what a week for homegrown talent: Conan O'Brien was anointed Tonight Show successor, and debate champ John Kerry pulled even with Dubya.


Navy's late field goal beat rival Air Force, making the team 5--0 and putting it on the verge of the Commander in Chief's Trophy. NFL's lone Navy alum, guard Mike Wahle, remains a rare bright spot on the Packers.

Green Day

Look who's No. 1--on The Billboard 200. The title track of the punk band's bestselling rock opera American Idiot debuted on Madden 2005 in August.

Kurt Warner

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