PHELPS is a shoo-in to be SI's Sportsman of the Year? Not so fast. Mark Spitz
won seven golds in 1972 but lost out to Billie Jean King and John Wooden. Plus,
it's only September. There's plenty of time for any of these things to
• In a tearful
interview with Cris Collinsworth, Phelps's mom admits her son is really 13.
success revives history's most frightening fashion trend: dads in Speedos.
• Tiger Woods
makes a shocking Ryder Cup appearance and drains dramatic winning putt—with his
• Your 2008 U.S.
Open mixed doubles champs: Billie Jean King and John Wooden.
• Kerry Wood wins
World Series MVP on the same night Phelps robs a nursing home. (Nah, Phelps
still gets it.)
• Three words:
Mrs. Paris Phelps.
COULD THE Redeem
Team take down the original Dream Team? Two members of the 1992 U.S. gold medal
squad, Larry Bird and Patrick Ewing, were on the show last week. Guess who they
picked? The diplomatic Bird said the '08 team wouldn't have an answer for
Charles Barkley. Ewing was more blunt: "We'd kick their butt."
A Lightning Bolt
in the NFL?