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October 18, 2004 | Volume 101, Issue 15

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Tom Brady Cover - Sports Illustrated October 18, 2004

October 18, 2004
A Work of Art

October 18, 2004
LETTERS

October 18, 2004 | Andrew Lawrence
JANUARY 24, 1972

October 18, 2004 | Steve Rushin
Unusual for a man with a broken neck, a broken left wrist, a shattered left kneecap, a massive head wound, manifold internal injuries and a hole in his neck you could fit your fist into, Manute...

October 18, 2004 | Phil Jackson
In an exclusive excerpt from his new book, ex-Lakers coach Phil Jackson details the daily soap opera that dominated his final season--and ultimately hastened his departure

October 18, 2004 | Tom Verducci
Died at age 41, Ken Caminiti. SI's Tom Verducci remembers the 1996 NL MVP.

October 18, 2004 | Jack McCallum
Though eclipsed by MJ in their shared primes, Scottie Pippen had few peers

October 18, 2004
$15,140 Prize money--equal to the amount of play cash in the game--won by World Monopoly Championship winner, 36year-old Antonio Zafra Fernandez of Spain.

October 18, 2004 | Bill Scheft
Good to be here. Hey, great news. BALCO is six weeks away from developing a lactose-free steroid cream.

October 18, 2004 | William Shatner
The actor and show horse breeder stars on ABC's Boston Legal.

October 18, 2004 | Lisa Altobelli
HE RENTED a yacht named Privacy, but just in case that didn't afford Tiger Woods the seclusion he desired at his wedding last week at the Sandy Lane resort in Barbados, there were droves of...

October 18, 2004 | Lisa Altobelli
A 5'9" man from Hong Kong who wanted to be an NBA player paid two beauty salons $2,600 to make him taller.

October 18, 2004 | Lisa Altobelli
Twins pitcher, after giving up four runs in a third of an inning in Minnesota's 6--5 loss to the Yankees in Game 4 of the American League Division Series: "Nobody wants to be in my pants right now."

October 18, 2004 | Nancy Ramsey
When heavyweight Max Schmeling, a German whose prowess made him the darling of Berlin's café society, entered the ring at Yankee Stadium on June 19, 1936, to fight Joe Louis, few thought the...

October 18, 2004 | Julia Morrill
What to watch and watch for

October 18, 2004
Javon Ringer DAYTON > Football

October 18, 2004 | David Sabino
Great Scottie Leader Board Last week six-time NBA champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist Scottie Pippen announced his retirement. In only one season during his 17-year career did Pippen lead...

October 18, 2004
Which undefeated team is most likely to run the table?

October 18, 2004
MON.

October 18, 2004 | Stewart Mandel
With the national rankings up for grabs, college football heads for another explosive weekend

October 18, 2004 | Peter King
•On whether he can return to pro bowl form with dallas Return? I never left. I'm always gonna catch 80 balls. The reason I didn't catch 80 last year [he had 45] is because the game was taken from...

October 18, 2004 | Edited by Kostya Kennedy
Based on a survey of 354 players

October 18, 2004 | Edited by Kostya Kennedy
WHO'S Hot

October 18, 2004 | Sarah Thurmond
... IN ANOTHER SPORT

October 18, 2004 | Edited by Kostya Kennedy
RAMS VS. BUCCANEERS 

October 18, 2004 | Amanda Cherrin
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS linebacker Saleem Rasheed is a devout Muslim--he prays five times each day--and with the holy month of Ramadan starting on Oct. 15, he is about to go four weeks without food...

October 18, 2004 | Andrew Lawrence
... or the Senate or the governor's mansion. Would you vote for men who wear skintight pants and dance in the end zone?

October 18, 2004 | Randy McMichael
Dolphins Tight End

October 18, 2004 | Adam Duerson
In the fourth quarter or French Quarter, the Saints are a good reason to drink

October 18, 2004 | Adam Duerson
Go to Popeyes. They've got a buffet. They've got a big selection of food. I like to go over there."

October 18, 2004 | Adam Duerson
FIRST REGULAR-SEASON GAME: Sept. 28, 1975, Bengals 21, Saints 0

October 18, 2004
HELP FROM ABOVE Jets tight end Anthony Becht is a guy who doesn't mind doing homework. A few years ago he was named a NASDAQ Scholar-Athlete at West Virginia, and on Sunday on the sideline he...

October 18, 2004 | Tom Verducci
After a season of sparring, the free-spirited Red Sox and the never-say-die Yankees were set for another epic confrontation

October 18, 2004 | Tom Verducci
THE RUNDOWN Picking up John Olerud was a masterstroke because of what he's done defensively at first base. Olerud doesn't have the same power that he used to have, but he's a veteran and still a...

October 18, 2004 | Tom Verducci
THE RUNDOWN Curt Schilling is still the best big-game pitcher in baseball. He really knows how to put away hitters.... Regarding Pedro Martinez's infamous "Daddy" remark--that bulletin-board...

October 18, 2004 | DANIEL G. HABIB
Though not firing on all cylinders, the Cardinals still had little trouble slugging their way past the Dodgers and into an LCS matchup with the resilient Astros

October 18, 2004 | DANIEL G. HABIB
Senior writer Tom Verducci predicts a Red October

October 18, 2004 | DANIEL G. HABIB
THE RUNDOWN The Cardinals' rotation is made up of No. 3 and No. 4 starters who all lack a knockout pitch. Matt Morris's stuff has become ordinary. He's a tremendous competitor, but his breaking...

October 18, 2004 | DANIEL G. HABIB
THE RUNDOWN Roger Clemens has helped Roy Oswalt become a complete pitcher. Oswalt's fastball has a second gear, and his curve is nasty.... It was Christmas in June when the Astros got Carlos...

October 18, 2004 | AUSTIN MURPHY
Though USC remains No. 1 in the polls, the Trojans struggled against high-flying Cal (No. 8). How much longer can they live on the edge?

October 18, 2004 | Kelley King
After yet another disheartening loss to their biggest rivals, the Longhorns were left grasping for answers

October 18, 2004
The depth of talent and the intensity of the fans have made the always-wild SEC more unpredictable than ever

October 18, 2004 | PETER KING
The Patriots marched to an NFL-record 19th straight win by overwhelming the Dolphins in a classic display of the brand of football that makes Bill Belichick's team so special

October 18, 2004 | Jim Mandich
A member of the undefeated '72 Dolphins gives the Pats their due but reminds us that his team was special too

October 18, 2004 | CHARLES P. PIERCE
The Patriots' All-Pro defensive tackle, Richard Seymour, followed the beacon of football from high school to college to the NFL. In one weekend of games you can learn a lot about the man

October 18, 2004
The Week In Sports

October 18, 2004 | Mark Beech
That other Oklahoma school has a star tailback too--Vernand Morancy, who's merely the nation's leading rusher

October 18, 2004 | Stewart Mandel
1. Florida coach Ron Zook is on thin ice. Following last Saturday's 24-21 home loss to LSU, the Gators have now lost more games at the Swamp in three seasons under Zook (six) than they did in 12...

October 18, 2004 | Mark Beech
WISCONSIN'S FORMULA

October 18, 2004 | Phil Taylor
THE WILLIAMS WAY

October 18, 2004 | Mark Beech
HEISMAN WATCH

October 18, 2004 | Jeffri Chadiha
Having regained his passing touch, Kurt Warner has the surprising Giants off to their fastest start since 1993

October 18, 2004 | Jeffri Chadiha
COLTS' THIRD WIDEOUT

October 18, 2004 | Jeffri Chadiha
BRONCOS' BREAKOUT

October 18, 2004 | Peter King
HOT TOPIC

October 18, 2004 | Paul Zimmerman
I think the worst thing that could have happened to the Patriots on Sunday was the way Seattle lost to St. Louis. The Seahawks knew they were a good team. Going into the season, they knew that...

October 18, 2004 | Jeffri Chadiha
In their season opener the Lions snapped a league-record 24game road losing streak, and in beating the Falcons 17--10 on Sunday, they won their second straight away from home. Facing the NFL's top...

October 18, 2004 | Rick Reilly
Overheard last Saturday outside the Cotton Bowl, where the Texas State Fair raged on, and inside the stadium, where the Texas State Unfair was played out--with No. 2 Oklahoma aiming to barbecue...

October 18, 2004
WHAT PHIL JACKSON THINKS OF KOBE BRYANT NOW

October 18, 2004
19 STRAIGHT

October 18, 2004 | Kelli Anderson
The pride of Okanogan County, Washington State linebacker Will Derting has talent as big as all outdoors

October 18, 2004 | Kelli Anderson
Here are four stars on less-than-stellar teams.

October 18, 2004 | Andrea Woo
One NHL team is working OT to fill its venue and make ends meet

October 18, 2004 | Michael Farber
NHL referee Dave Jackson, locked out of his regular job, has his hands full as a substitute teacher

October 18, 2004 | Brian Cazeneuve
Riding the wave of his Athens success, Michael Phelps went on a 15-city victory tour that surprised even him