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October 31, 2005 | Volume 103, Issue 17

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Scott Podsednik Cover - Sports Illustrated October 31, 2005

October 31, 2005
High Tide As a nearly lifelong subscriber to SPORTS ILLUSTRATED and a lifelong Crimson Tide fan, I was disappointed that your COLLEGE FOOTBALL PREVIEW (Aug. 15) included Chris Leak and the Florida...

October 31, 2005 | Anthony Tao
APRIL 16, 1956

October 31, 2005 | Edited by Mark Bechtel and Stephen Cannella
WHAT'S COLLEGE without the wacky rites, rituals and traditions that accompany sports events? SI ON CAMPUS has compiled the 102 things you absolutely must do before you graduate (or die). The...

October 31, 2005 | Edited by Mark Bechtel and Stephen Cannella
With one exception, no big players (in name or stature) got busted for steroids

October 31, 2005 | Edited by Mark Bechtel and Stephen Cannella
AT THE Topps baseball card company they know the devil is in the details. Each card in Topps's annual 770-piece set gets a number, and sharp-eyed collectors may notice a pattern in the players...

October 31, 2005 | Edited by Mark Bechtel and Stephen Cannella
Position Players (5) Palmeiro; Sanchez; Jorge Piedra, Rockies; Michael Morse, Mariners; Jamal Strong, Mariners. Aside from Palmeiro, who was booed so lustily that he had to wear earplugs, no...

October 31, 2005 | Edited by Mark Bechtel and Stephen Cannella
An NFL legend doesn't wow his team on a TV gig as a high school coach

October 31, 2005 | Edited by Mark Bechtel and Stephen Cannella
The most amazing coincidences in sports

October 31, 2005 | Steve Rushin
My literary hero isn't Hemingway or Salinger or Twain: It's Madison--Oscar Madison--the finest sportswriter who never lived. When I told him so, just the other day, Jack Klugman said in a voice...

October 31, 2005 | Bill Scheft
Yes, the nearly sexagenarian Italian Stallion is back for another Rocky. In this corner, wearing the Sans-a-belt trunks ...

October 31, 2005 | Edited by Mark Bechtel and Stephen Cannella
He won't admit it, but owner Tom Benson may be planning a march out of New Orleans

October 31, 2005 | Ian Thomsen
Pro leagues should make a common cardiac test mandatory

October 31, 2005 | Ian Thomsen
107 Combined career regular-season at bats by the 25 members of the White Sox playoff roster against the Astros' Roger Clemens.

October 31, 2005 | Tim Layden
The season's first giant slalom was (finally) a face-off between two stars in top form

October 31, 2005 | Edited by Mark Bechtel and Stephen Cannella
Hit By a runaway bobsled, World Cup skeleton champion Noelle Pikus-Pace (above). The 22-year-old Olympic favorite from Orem, Utah, suffered a broken right leg in the accident at Calgary Olympic...

October 31, 2005 | Albert Chen
Does pitching coach Leo Mazzone's move mean that Atlanta's NL East dynasty is near its end?

October 31, 2005 | Richard Deitsch
The actor (Miracle, The Best of Times) plays a racehorse trainer in Dreamer, now in theaters.

October 31, 2005
GO TO SI.COM DAILY FOR SCORES, STATS AND BREAKING NEWS

October 31, 2005 | Adam Duerson
You'd think the guy who played the title role in The Passion of the Christ would have a little pull at Notre Dame. Actor Jim Caviezel was so moved after he heard that Irish football coach Charlie...

October 31, 2005 | Adam Duerson
A man who pleaded guilty to charges of attempt to kill and robbery asked to have three years added to his 30-year sentence so his prison term would match Larry Bird's jersey number.

October 31, 2005 | Adam Duerson
DAVID CARR,

October 31, 2005 | Chris Mannix
What to watch and watch for

October 31, 2005 | Edited by Mark Bechtel and Stephen Cannella
Jamar Brittingham

October 31, 2005 | As told to Jeffri Chadiha
BUCCANEERS DEFENSIVE END

October 31, 2005 | Edited by Kostya Kennedy
WHO'S HOT

October 31, 2005
With Brad Lidge, Astros closer

October 31, 2005 | Edited by Kostya Kennedy
[This article contains a table. Please see hardcopy of magazine or PDF.]

October 31, 2005 | Gus Frerotte, Dolphins QB, with SI's Michael Silver
WHEN I went out for football at Ford City High in western Pennsylvania in the late '80s, I was awed by Harry Beckwith, our tough, old school coach who wore nut-hugger shorts. Harry taught me about...

October 31, 2005 | Edited by Kostya Kennedy
When it came to tackling Halloween, today's pro football stars once employed the best ghost offense

October 31, 2005 | Edited by Kostya Kennedy
AARON ROWAND White Sox CF

October 31, 2005 | TOM VERDUCCI
As fans in Chicago and Houston savored the unfamiliar scene, the White Sox (88 years without a championship) got the jump on the Astros (0 for 43) in a Fall Classic that had a refreshingly new...

October 31, 2005 | TOM VERDUCCI
More Series coverage, including Tom Verducci's Insider column, at SI.com/baseball.

October 31, 2005 | AUSTIN MURPHY
Playing in the shadow of the top-ranked Trojans, UCLA backfield mates Drew Olson and Maurice Drew have created their own buzz in Los Angeles

October 31, 2005 | AUSTIN MURPHY
Look for Stewart Mandel's Power Rankings and Gene Menez's Heisman Watch at SI.com/collegefootball.

October 31, 2005 | JEFFRI CHADIHA
Largely ignored as a free agent because of his troublesome rep, Plaxico Burress landed in New York, where he's Eli Manning's favorite target-and the NFL's best off-season pickup

October 31, 2005 | JEFFRI CHADIHA
More NFL coverage, including Jeffri Chadiha's Inside the NFL, at SI.com/football.

October 31, 2005 | Peter King
Like Plaxico Burress, several other players have prospered this season after a change of address. SI's Peter King picks his top five

October 31, 2005
Wishful Thinking The Eagles shattered LaDainian Tomlinson's vision of a record-breaking 19th straight game with a touchdown on Sunday in Philadelphia, keeping the Chargers' running back out of the...

October 31, 2005 | TIM LAYDEN
Ethiopian-born Meb Keflezighi has lived in the U.S. for 18 years and even won an Olympic medal for his adopted country. Maybe if he wins the New York City Marathon next week, he'll finally shed...

October 31, 2005 | JACK McCALLUM
In eight splendid days as an assistant coach for the PHOENIX SUNS, the author took a hit from Shawn Marion, lost a bet on Amaré Stoudemire and learned to love the game in a whole new way

October 31, 2005 | JACK McCALLUM
To see a video of Jack McCallum coaching the Suns, go to SI.com/nba.

October 31, 2005
College Football

October 31, 2005 | Mark Beech
Athens native Quentin Moses wanted a hoops career, but the Georgia defensive end has found his calling on the gridiron

October 31, 2005 | Mark Beech
What's with the SEC? Traditionally known for its high-powered offenses, the conference is being dominated by stingy defenses in 2005. Seven teams are ranked in the nation's top 25 in total...

October 31, 2005 | Gene Menez
MIZZOU'S BRAD SMITH

October 31, 2005 | Stewart Mandel
HOT TOPIC

October 31, 2005 | Peter King
Steamrollering opponents with the brute strength of its line and Jerome Bettis, the Steelers grind their way to the playoffs

October 31, 2005 | Peter King
Will the real Cowboys please stand up? They beat the best team on their schedule, Philadelphia, by 23. Their three other wins came by four, three and three points, their losses by three, six and...

October 31, 2005 | Peter King
STIRRING VICTORIES

October 31, 2005 | Peter King
HOT READ

October 31, 2005 | Paul Zimmerman
At one time the Giants and the Redskins waged mighty warfare on the battlefields of the NFC East. Joe Gibbs coached the Skins, Bill Parcells the Giants, and in half of the eight years they faced...

October 31, 2005 | Tim Layden
A sprinter hasn't been Horse of the Year since '74, but Lost in the Fog could make his case with a win at the Breeders' Cup

October 31, 2005 | Tim Layden
Here's a look at Lost in the Fog's competition for Horse of the Year honors.

October 31, 2005 | Lars Anderson
With four races remaining, Tony Stewart has muscled ahead of Jimmie Johnson in a suddenly heated race for the Cup

October 31, 2005 | Lars Anderson
If Steve Letarte ever wins a championship as Jeff Gordon's crew chief, he'll look back on Sunday as the day he earned the trust of his driver. On Lap 343 of the Subway 500 the 26-year-old Letarte,...

October 31, 2005 | Rick Reilly
He's never told anybody about it before, not his wife or parents or teammates. And yet it's there every minute of every day during baseball season. But he needs to finally spill, so ... here goes.

October 31, 2005 | Jim Gorant
At the Funai Classic, one of the Tour's young guns birdied the last two holes to get his first win

October 31, 2005 | Jim Gorant
Pros, including Ryan Moore, who have earned a Tour card through exemptions since 1980.

October 31, 2005 | Mark Wood
WHO: Lucas Glover

October 31, 2005 | DEREK GEMMET
After 19 tries I proved that a disabled golfer can be a PGA pro

October 31, 2005 | DEREK GEMMET
by JAMES P. HERRE

October 31, 2005 | JOHN GARRITY
Joe Ogilvie, the thinking man's pro, could shake up the Tour's boardroom

October 31, 2005 | JOHN GARRITY
A Classic Comeback page G8 Lucas Glover's Last-gasp Disney Win page G13 MY SHOT PAT Answer page G16

October 31, 2005 | JOHN GARRITY
REPUBLICANS "I've been disappointed in my party. When a party controls all three branches of government, not a lot of great things take place."

October 31, 2005 | GARY VAN SICKLE
Having weathered two hurricanes and a four-week delay, the battered and beleaguered Southern Farm Bureau Classic is again up and running, and ready to welcome the PGA Tour

October 31, 2005 | Bill Syken
Once widely banned, Ultimate Fighting Championship has cleaned up its act and is more popular than ever

October 31, 2005 | Charles Hirshberg
The world's top private baseball memorabilia collections are themselves collected in a new book