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November 15, 2004 | Volume 101, Issue 19

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Hines Ward Cover - Sports Illustrated November 15, 2004

November 15, 2004 | Austin Murphy
Hawaii's Timmy Chang has the most prolific arm in NCAA history--but that doesn't guarantee NFL success

November 15, 2004 | Stewart Mandel
1. Iowa's Kirk Ferentz is proving once again why he's one of the game's most respected coaches. The Hawkeyes have won five straight to improve to 7-2 despite losing their top four tailbacks to...

November 15, 2004 | Phil Taylor
A CHARGING BEAR

November 15, 2004 | Mark Beech
DILEMMA ON D

November 15, 2004 | Rick Reilly
On the official Ten Most Selfish, Greedy, Spoiled to the Spleen, Multimillionaire Athletes You'd Most Like to See Thrown to a Dieting Lion list, you'd have to rank Latrell Sprewell one through at...

November 15, 2004 | Brenda Lee
DECEMBER 8, 1975

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A Shaq on the Beach

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LETTERS

November 15, 2004 | Steve Rushin
Your chances of ever playing in the NBA are minuscule if you're shorter than 5'10" (Denver's Earl Boykins is currently the lone exception) or the product of a Division II college (there are seven...

November 15, 2004 | L. Jon Wertheim
Female athletes make great role models and fierce competitors. But few women make a living in pro sports. How can they bolster their box-office appeal?

November 15, 2004 | Kelley King
Winless in the Big Ten, Penn State has hit a new low and even some of JoePa's loyal fans have felt their faith shaken

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Ex-athletes--and sports issues--were on the ballot in several states. How they fared:

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40 Career wins for Georgia quarterback David Greene, breaking Peyton Manning's NCAA record for victories by a quarterback.

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Fired by the Diamondbacks four days after he was hired as their manager, Wally Backman. Once a scrappy second baseman, Backman was introduced as Arizona's new manager on Nov. 1. The next day a...

November 15, 2004 | Stephen Cannella
At 31, Sergei Zholtok had returned to his native ice to play during the lockout

November 15, 2004 | Lisa Altobelli
After the Sunset is about a diamond heist, but the jewels in the movie had nothing on the baubles on display at the film's London premiere. Serena Williams (left) walked the red carpet wearing a...

November 15, 2004 | Lisa Altobelli
A bidder paid $575.96 for Bobby Hull's 45-year-old false teeth, which Hull said were "lost in the sheets during a bedroom romp in a Geneva hotel."

November 15, 2004 | Lisa Altobelli
Lakers vice president, on the strained relationship between her father, Lakers owner Jerry Buss, and her boyfriend, former coach Phil Jackson: "I'm now the national spokesperson for not mixing...

November 15, 2004 | Bill Scheft
Hey, who was responsible for those exit polls on Election Day, the BCS?

November 15, 2004 | Tom Wolfe
The author's latest novel, I Am Charlotte Simmons, is set at fictional Dupont University

November 15, 2004 | Nancy Ramsey
For years the Mallory mystery has haunted armchair adventurers and professional climbers alike. Did George Mallory--an irreverent Brit who coined a phrase when he said he wanted to summit Mount...

November 15, 2004 | Julia Morrill
What to watch and watch for

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Stewart Mandel: The Year of the Junior

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[This article contains a table. Please see hardcopy of magazine or PDF.]

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Should Curt Schilling, SI's 2004 baseball player of the year (page 98), be considered for SI's Sportsman of the Year?

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Perry Monzulla NORTH POLE, ALASKA > Football Perry, a senior running back at North Pole High, rushed for 217 yards, scored three touchdowns and led the Patriots to the large-school state...

November 15, 2004 | Michael Silver
•BRIAN URLACHER ON THE BEARS' LOSING RECORD It's been s, terrible, frustrating. I can't get my mind off of it. We went 13--3 in 2001 and started 2--0 the next year. Then bam!--it all fell apart. I...

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WHO'S Hot

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Based on a survey of 354 players

November 15, 2004 | Sarah Thurmond
A FEW DAYS before a Dec. 14, 2003, home game against the Giants, Saints receiver Joe Horn paid a goodwill visit to the Christian Brothers School, for boys 10 to 13, in New Orleans and made his...

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Fame is fickle. Compare the top-selling NFL jerseys now and five years ago and only Favre's remains a fave. But Donovan McNabb--ninth on today's list--seems to have the celeb vote.

November 15, 2004 | Takeo Spikes
What was your welcome-to-the-NFL moment? My first preseason game with Cincinnati. We went to New York to play the Giants. I had seen the helmets in practice, but when we walked into the locker...

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No one waltzes into the end zone nowadays. Here's how it works: You break the plane, you bust a move, you give your step a snazzy name

November 15, 2004 | By Texans tackle MARCUS SPEARS
THERE'S A preacher on a missionary trip to Africa. He's out exploring when he gets lost in the jungle and finds himself being chased by a lion. He runs for miles until he's so exhausted he stops...

November 15, 2004 | Amanda Cherrin
They got the dream job--now what? Checking in with the NFL class of 2004

November 15, 2004 | Peter King
Coaches are seeking-- and finding-- a new maturity in young stars

November 15, 2004 | CHRIS BALLARD
The Lakers are Kobe Bryant's team now, and if the season's opening week is any indication, he's got his work cut out for him

November 15, 2004 | Ian Thomsen
Aside from a nagging hamstring injury, Shaquille O'Neal is adjusting to life with the Heat quite nicely, thank you

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November 15, 2004 | JOSH ELLIOTT
San Diego wrote him off after a 1--7 start last year, but Drew Brees never quit on himself--and now he has the surprising Chargers atop the AFC West

November 15, 2004 | Peter King
They could've drafted that Steelers rookie who's on a tear, but the Chargers and the Giants say they got the right men

November 15, 2004 | MICHAEL SILVER
New schemes have brought out the best in Falcons defensive end Patrick Kerney, who has helped Atlanta take control of the NFC South

November 15, 2004 | MICHAEL SILVER
The Jets are thriving on defense thanks to the aggressive, attacking style of first-year coordinator Donnie Henderson

November 15, 2004 | PAUL ZIMMERMAN
Only three teams look like playoff shoo-ins to Dr. Z, who sees a scramble for the other nine berths with even some 3--5 teams in the hunt

November 15, 2004 | Paul Zimmerman
LET ME start off with an upset pick in what should be one of the most significant games on the board this week.

November 15, 2004 | KARL TARO GREENFELD
Call them what you want, but the quartet of seniors on Wisconsin's defensive line--the best in the nation--are the heart and soul of the unbeaten Badgers

November 15, 2004 | TIM LAYDEN
Like the rest of Americans, school-age children are becoming overweight at an alarming rate. But innovative health experts and gym teachers are introducing kids to the benefits--and joys-- of...

November 15, 2004 | TIM LAYDEN
Children pursue fitness--and fun--in one phys-ed teacher's creative curriculum

November 15, 2004 | TIM LAYDEN
It's all about a 21st-century lifestyle--high tech, high calories, high anxiety--that has to

November 15, 2004 | TIM LAYDEN
Obesity is even more pronounced among black and Mexican children than among whites

November 15, 2004 | TIM LAYDEN
Kids in an exercise and nutrition program in Buffalo happily recount their successes

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The Week In Sports

November 15, 2004 | Brian Cazeneuve
Paula Radcliffe put her catastrophic Olympic performance out of mind and won her first New York City Marathon

November 15, 2004 | Tom Verducci
The Red Sox stacked the deck in their favor last year by dealing for the gritty Curt Schilling, SI's Player of the Year

November 15, 2004 | Tom Verducci
The prognosis for nine key players who are rehabbing injuries this winter

November 15, 2004 | Edited by Yi-Wyn Yen
For climbers seeking unclaimed peaks, the newly opened Kham region of western China is a 700-mile smorgasbord

November 15, 2004 | Edited by Yi-Wyn Yen
The Month Ahead

November 15, 2004 | Edited by Yi-Wyn Yen
This year's Raid Gauloise has changed its title to the Raid World Championship, but by any name it remains one of the most demanding expedition races. The event, which begins on Nov. 29 in...

November 15, 2004 | Edited by Yi-Wyn Yen
A new crop of ski and snowboard DVDs offers inspiration and vicarious thrills

November 15, 2004 | Austin Murphy
The reunion took place in the lobby of a theater in Del Mar, Calif. Twin sisters and filmmakers Lisa Lax and Nancy Stern took turns embracing Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah, the 27-year-old from Ghana who...

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PLUS: Uncharted China A12 • Snow Shows A14 • Murphy on a Singular Triathlete A16

November 15, 2004 | Bill Syken
For the world's best climbers, a deep-water solo cruise to the Adriatic offers a no-ropes, no-worries crack at some daunting walls

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NFL MIDSEASON REPORT

November 15, 2004 | Gary Van Sickle
Big winners, super shots, surprising stumbles, startling stats--the now-completed year had 'em all

November 15, 2004 | Jim Gorant
What more does a player like Retief Goosen need to do to be taken seriously?

November 15, 2004 | Jim Gorant
The collective yawn that greeted Annika Sorenstam's remarkable seventh win of the year, in Japan, is evidence that the LPGA's late-season Asian swing is a bad idea.

November 15, 2004 | Jim Gorant
[Up]

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PLUS: Rookie John Morgan Beats the Rap page G8

November 15, 2004 | Farrell Evans
Before he emerged as the Tour's first hip-hop golfer, John Morgan had to overcome a lot more than dirty looks

November 15, 2004 | David Glenz
Retief Goosen sewed up his win by stiffing a five-iron from the rough at 16 to make the only birdie of the day on any of the three closing holes

November 15, 2004 | Jim Gorant
Twelve-year-old Graham White of Atlanta, who was the walking scorer for Darren Clarke's group last Friday at the Tour Championship, was given a driver by the Irishman immediately following the...

November 15, 2004 | Jim Gorant
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November 15, 2004 | Sal Johnson
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November 15, 2004 | Gorjus George Lucas*
WHEN THE REAL Tour events stop, so do I, but before signing off for the season, I wanted to share my list of the best and worst of golf.

November 15, 2004 | PADRAIG HARRINGTON
--U.S. ELECTION Good for my pocketbook, but I suppose that's shortsighted.

November 15, 2004 | Paul Azinger
Paul Azinger, 44, was recently hired, along with Nick Faldo, as a color commentator for ABC's golf telecasts. He spoke with SI's Gary Van Sickle at the Tour Championship.

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November 15, 2004 | Franz Lidz
Six months after dethroning Roy Jones Jr., Antonio Tarver is set to make his return in L.A. with an eye on Hollywood

November 15, 2004 | Franz Lidz
Antonio Tarver won the WBC and the IBF light heavyweight titles at the age of 34 years, 156 days, ranking fifth on the list of oldest fighters to win their first major belt. Here are the four who...

November 15, 2004 | Charles Hirshberg
Terrell Owens's heartbreaking youth helps explain his outlandish behavior as an adult

November 15, 2004 | E.M. SWIFT
Egged on by industry cheerleaders and promises of a golf boom, developers have oversaturated the U.S. with courses and driven each other to financial ruin

November 15, 2004 | E.M. SWIFT
Golf participation got a big lift as Tigermania and the economy surged in the late 1990s, but while course building has steadily increased, play leveled off in 2001 and has fallen since.

November 15, 2004 | PHIL TAYLOR
The Pistols of the past have become the mere popguns of the present. Here's how the game has changed

November 15, 2004 | PHIL TAYLOR
Here are a half dozen of today's top offensive talents, players who, if given free rein, might score like the gunners of old

November 15, 2004 | Gene Menez
Greg Paulus, one of the nation's top QB recruits, will instead be doing his passing on the basketball court at Duke

November 15, 2004 | Gene Menez
With Greg Paulus out of the picture, these are college football's top five recruits this year.

November 15, 2004 | Merrell Noden
New helmet technology in use at several colleges offers insight into how concussions happen

November 15, 2004 | Merrell Noden
Among the data the HITS system reveals are the location and direction of blows to the head for players at different positions. The figures above depict cumulative hits absorbed by a Virginia Tech...

November 15, 2004 | Bill Syken
In his 20th season at the helm of his venerable highlight show, George Michael remains resolutely old-school

November 15, 2004 | Bill Syken
But for fate, George Michael, not Al Michaels, would have been the voice of the Miracle on Ice