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WHAT YOU LOOKIN' AT?
December 15, 2006
FOR HIS critically acclaimed book In Character: Actors Acting, Howard Schatz photographed Don Cheadle, Richard Dreyfuss, Edie Falco and 97 others reacting facially to a spectrum of scenarios such as "You are being booked on suspicion of murder," and "You are responding to a very dirty joke." The results were fascinating, and so, on the theory that athletes use their faces as much as actors do—to intimidate opponents, to influence officials, to absorb left hooks—SI asked Schatz to try a similar experiment with players of a different sort. Here are seven who were game to get beyond their game faces
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December 15, 2006

What You Lookin' At?

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FOR HIS critically acclaimed book In Character: Actors Acting, Howard Schatz photographed Don Cheadle, Richard Dreyfuss, Edie Falco and 97 others reacting facially to a spectrum of scenarios such as "You are being booked on suspicion of murder," and "You are responding to a very dirty joke." The results were fascinating, and so, on the theory that athletes use their faces as much as actors do—to intimidate opponents, to influence officials, to absorb left hooks—SI asked Schatz to try a similar experiment with players of a different sort. Here are seven who were game to get beyond their game faces

SI: YOU HAVE ACCIDENTALLY HIT THE BATTER WITH A PITCH, AND NOW HE'S COMING AT YOU, BAT IN HAND.
SHOW US THE FACE

BARRY ZITO
PITCHER, OAKLAND ATHLETICS

SI: YOU SEE A CUTIE IN THE STANDS WHOM YOU MET AT A PARTY LAST NIGHT.
SHOW US THE FACE

DIANA TAURASI
GUARD, PHOENIX MERCURY

SI: YOU HAVE JUST WON A CHAMPIONSHIP FIGHT BY UNANIMOUS DECISION.
SHOW US THE FACE

SHANNON BRIGGS
BOXER, WBO HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION

SI: YOU SUDDENLY REALIZE YOU HAVE A CLEAR SHOT AT SACKING THE QUARTERBACK.
SHOW US THE FACE

TEDY BRUSCHI
LINEBACKER, NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

SI: YOU HAVE JUST COME DOWN FROM A REBOUND AND HEAR A LOUD CRACK AND FEEL PAIN IN YOUR KNEE.
SHOW US THE FACE

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