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February 14, 2005 | Volume 102, Issue 6

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Rodney Harrison Cover - Sports Illustrated February 14, 2005

February 14, 2005
Tedy Bared

February 14, 2005
The response to Steve Rushin's column on Tyler Kessler (AIR AND SPACE, Jan. 31)--the 14-year-old Bethlehem, Pa., boy who has battled cancer and kidney disease and whose father, Bob, has devised a...

February 14, 2005
LETTERS

February 14, 2005 | Steve Rushin
What's remarkable isn't that 800 million people watched the Super Bowl on Sunday but that 5.6 billion people did not. It's a tad insulting, don't you think, that our biggest sports stories are of...

February 14, 2005 | Stephen Cannella
Its athletic department is in shambles, and the hoops team can't buy a win. For tiny Savannah State, going big-time isn't all it was cracked up to be

February 14, 2005 | Frank Deford
Shrugging off Hitler's embrace, Max Schmeling forged a friendship with his greatest ring rival

February 14, 2005 | Peter King
The NFL's leading rusher steps aside--and contemplates life in the owner's box

February 14, 2005 | Mark Bechtel
$170 million Amount, in Canadian dollars, by which Canada's GDP will decrease if the NHL season is canceled, according to a government estimate.

February 14, 2005 | Mark Bechtel
Sentenced to three years of probation and community service, Atlanta Thrashers center Dany Heatley, 24, who pleaded guilty to four misdemeanors, including second-degree vehicular homicide and...

February 14, 2005 | Albert Chen
In a new book Jose Canseco says he injected teammates with steroids

February 14, 2005 | Bill Scheft
Good to be here. What a long day, Sunday: My new TV went through six units of plasma.

February 14, 2005 | Bill Self
The 42-year-old Oklahoma native is the coach of the No. 3--ranked Kansas Jayhawks

February 14, 2005 | Lisa Altobelli
Three days after Academy Awards ballots were mailed out, Hilary Swank scored a knockout in the first head-to-head showdown between the two favorites for best actress. Last Saturday, Swank, who...

February 14, 2005 | Lisa Altobelli
Goodyear paid Pistons guard Richard Hamilton to braid his hair in the tread pattern of one of its tires.

February 14, 2005 | Lisa Altobelli
6'9", 400-pound Arena Football League commissioner, on what he hears when he steps on his audio scale: "Come back when you're not in your car."

February 14, 2005 | Richard Deitsch
Fox delivered a Super Bowl broadcast memorable more for what it didn't have (bare breasts and controversy) than what it did (solid commentary by smooth professionals). Joe Buck, Cris Collinsworth...

February 14, 2005 | Amanda Cherrin
What to watch and watch for

February 14, 2005 | Mark Bechtel
The winter wheeling and dealing is pretty much done, and many teams barely resemble what they looked like when the 2004 season ended. In some cases that's a good thing. Let's take a look at five...

February 14, 2005 | Mark Bechtel
Whom should SI name as its NFL Player of the Year?

February 14, 2005
Terrill Byrd

February 14, 2005 | DEUCE MCALLISTER
The Builder DEUCE MCALLISTER Saints Running Back

February 14, 2005
WHO'S Hot

February 14, 2005
KEITH PRIMEAU, Flyers Center

February 14, 2005 | Carlos Arroyo
What was your welcome-to-the-NBA moment? My first game [with the Raptors in 2001], in Orlando, they put me in at the end. Troy Hudson came straight at me, scored like five baskets in a row. I...

February 14, 2005 | Sarah Thurmond
SHAQUILLE O'NEAL (size 22D) has been a customer since he was 14. Don King spent $64,100 on a spree in 1995, and Oprah has done three segments on the store. For more than 30 years Friedman's Shoes...

February 14, 2005 | Sarah Thurmond
Jeremy Bloom, Football Player, Mogul Skier

February 14, 2005
San Diego photographer Tim Mantoani illuminated the lighter side of NFL players when he set up a photo booth at the 2003 Pro Bowl

February 14, 2005 | MICHAEL SILVER
The Patriots staked their claim as the century's first dynasty and the Greatest Show on Turf, beating the Eagles for their third NFL title in four seasons

February 14, 2005 | Paul Zimmerman
Baffled early on by the Eagles' blitz, Pats offensive coordinator Charlie Weis swung the momentum by uncharacteristically calling screen passes out of four-wideout sets

February 14, 2005
SUPER BOWL XXXIX

February 14, 2005 | JACK MCCALLUM
It may sound easy--play twice in two nights--but back-to-back games take a heavy toll on NBA teams, and the Kings paid the price a couple of times last week

February 14, 2005 | GARY VAN SICKLE
Cheered on by the largest crowds in Tour history, people's choice Phil Mickelson showed why he will also be a force in 2005 at the FBR Open

February 14, 2005 | GARY VAN SICKLE
Anything (almost) goes at the coolest little hole in golf, the 16th at the TPC of Scottsdale

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[This article consists of photographs--see below.]

February 14, 2005 | TIM LAYDEN
Though he didn't have as much fun flying on two skis as he did on one, incomparable Bode Miller led a historic one-two U.S. finish at the world championships

February 14, 2005 | TIM LAYDEN
Bode Miller's victory in the downhill last week was only the fifth in that event by a U.S. skier in world championship or Olympic competition. Here are the other four Americans to accomplish the...

February 14, 2005 | CHARLES P. PIERCE
Meet the Dieners of Fond du Lac, the first family of heartland hoops--three generations that have shot and smiled through stardom and sorrow

February 14, 2005
The Week In Sports

February 14, 2005 | Julia Morrill
TCU forward Sandora Irvin, making Uncle Michael proud, became the top shot blocker in NCAA women's history

February 14, 2005 | Julia Morrill
NBA scouts evaluate the potential of Arizona State forward Ike Diogu, a 6'8", 255-pound junior who at week's end was leading the Pac-10 with averages of 22.6 points, 10.1 rebounds and 2.6 blocks.

February 14, 2005 | Kelli Anderson
MCNAMARA'S BAND

February 14, 2005 | Seth Davis
MID-MAJOR UPRISING

February 14, 2005 | Ian Thomsen
The Lakers might try to bring back Phil Jackson, but it's unlikely he'll return. For L.A.'s sake, he shouldn't

February 14, 2005 | Ian Thomsen
On his picks for the All-Star starters, which were chosen by fans and announced last week:

February 14, 2005 | Mark Beech
Penn State got with the program on signing day, adding two playmakers who'll provide an instant spark

February 14, 2005 | Mark Beech
IOWA

February 14, 2005 | Gene Menez
WINNERS

February 14, 2005 | Rick Reilly
In the final hours before the Super Bowl, NFL players have been known to go and get, say, a $40 hooker. Or go to Tijuana and get muy smashed. Or try to set the coke-snorting world record.

February 14, 2005
SCHUSS! U.S. Skiers Make Downhill History

February 14, 2005 | ALAN SHIPNUCK
Natalie Gulbis has the looks, the marketing power, the boyfriend and the ambition to become a crossover star. So what if she's never won an LPGA event?

February 14, 2005 | GARY VAN SICKLE
From the sublime to the silly, there was something for every golfer at the season- opening PGA Merchandise Show

February 14, 2005 | Paul Jenkins
Life and Times on the PGA Tour

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PLUS

February 14, 2005 | Ian Woosnam
After Bernhard Langer dropped out, Woosnam and Nick Faldo emerged as the favorites to be the next European Ryder Cup captain

February 14, 2005 | JIM GORANT
•WALRUS SKINNED Jack Nicklaus, 65, took 11 skins, while Craig Stadler, 51, got five, but with Stadler in the Skins Game, we're just glad it wasn't Shirts and Skins.

February 14, 2005 | Ian Woosnam
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February 14, 2005 | Jim Gorant
WHO: Phil Mickelson

February 14, 2005 | Aimee Berg
An audience favorite at Sundance, Murderball lifts the lid on the ultracompetitive world of quad rugby

February 14, 2005 | Aimee Berg
The basics of quad rugby

February 14, 2005 | L. JON WERTHEIM
With a handsome sidekick setting him up, Danny Basavich, a.k.a. Kid Delicious, posed as a bumbling slob and won a small fortune in a four-year pool-hustling odyssey. Now the Kid is a rising star...