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October 30, 2006 | Volume 105, Issue 17

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Chad Johnson Cover - Sports Illustrated October 30, 2006

October 30, 2006
All-Timers' Day

October 30, 2006 | Steve Rushin
THERE ARE two kinds of people: those who are comfortable being naked in front of strangers and those who feel self-conscious in their own shower. The clinical name for the fear of nudity—your own...

October 30, 2006 | Jon Heyman
Look what the wind blew in to the friendly confines of the NL's perennial losers: an irascible, impatient skipper

October 30, 2006 | Brian Cazeneuve
The Chinese ruled the gymnastics worlds—serving notice that they'll be tough across the board in 2008

October 30, 2006
Fell On his final step of the Chicago Marathon, winner Robert K. Cheruiyot of Kenya. Cheruiyot (above), who won in 2:07:35, raised his arms in victory just before he slipped on a sponsor decal on...

October 30, 2006
When the DOB is pure BS

October 30, 2006 | Richard Deitsch
The actor, 46, plays George Steinbrenner in the upcoming miniseries The Bronx Is Burning

October 30, 2006 | Adam Duerson
MAKING MOVIES about ageless icons has worked well for producer Howard Baldwin, whose 2004 Ray received an Oscar nomination for Best Picture and refocused America on the music of Ray Charles. For...

October 30, 2006 | Chris Mannix
What to watch and watch for

October 30, 2006
Evgeni Malkin THE NEW NEW KID, OCT. 2

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Tom Arcidiacono CASTLETON, N.Y. > Football

October 30, 2006 | As told to Andrew Lawrence
BEARS Defensive Tackle

October 30, 2006
WHO'S HOT New England Patriots Autumn is well under way, which means pumpkins, pullovers and the persistent Pats, now 5--1 and atop the AFC East with hardly anyone among the...

October 30, 2006
After Paris, Gerald Green fixes his game

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October 30, 2006
Eagles Tight End

October 30, 2006
What came first, the Ernie costume or the eggs?

October 30, 2006 | Lisa Altobelli
An Ohio football power benefits from a strength coach's creative approach

October 30, 2006 | Andrew Lawrence
Barred from sports, some homeschooled kids are fighting back

October 30, 2006 | Tom Verducci
As if this postseason hasn't been bizarre enough, Kenny Rogers has left an indelible mark on the 102nd Fall Classic with his near-historic performance--and perhaps a dirty little secret to his...

October 30, 2006 | Albert Chen
The Tigers were lucky to get Carlos Guillen, who has quietly played a major role in the team's turnaround

October 30, 2006 | Nate Silver
WITH ADAM WAINWRIGHT on the verge of bullpen stardom (11 strikeouts, no runs allowed in seven innings during the postseason), should the Cardinals continue to use him as a reliever or turn him...

October 30, 2006 | PHIL TAYLOR
USC is undefeated and ranked No. 3 in the BCS, but three consecutive close calls and the team's lack of game-changing plays make the upcoming four-week stretch look treacherous

October 30, 2006 | PHIL TAYLOR
Who stands between USC and a third straight title-game invite

October 30, 2006 | Michael Farber
The Staal brothers, Marc, Eric, Jordan and Jared, grew up turning soil and tearing up the ice. Now they've begun work on a collection of Stanley Cups

October 30, 2006 | KARL TARO GREENFELD
Bengals wideout CHAD JOHNSON is proof that you can shoot your mouth off without tearing your team apart, that you can goad opponents and still be liked and, best of all, that you can have fun in...

October 30, 2006 | KARL TARO GREENFELD
How high will Chad Johnson and the Bengals climb? Read Dr. Z's rankings every Wednesday at

October 30, 2006
College Football Notre Dame on track for a BCS bid—barely • Wisconsin running back P.J. Hill punishes tacklers • Michigan State's great comeback

October 30, 2006 | Austin Murphy
Escape Artists

October 30, 2006 | Austin Murphy
GOOD NEWS for Nebraska fans: Texas doesn't return to Lincoln until 2010. Since the Big 12 started play in 1996, the Longhorns have made three trips to Memorial Stadium and left with a victory each...

October 30, 2006 | STEWART MANDEL
HOT TOPIC Few coaches have endured more criticism this season than Michigan State's John L. Smith. It started after the Spartans blew a 16-point, fourth-quarter lead in a 40--37 home loss to Notre...

October 30, 2006 | Jeffri Chadiha
Mile-High Low

October 30, 2006 | Jeffri Chadiha
Running back LaMont Jordan may be falling out of favor in Oakland. Backup Justin Fargas is getting more work and for longer stretches, especially with Jordan nursing a sore back. (Jordan suited up...

October 30, 2006 | Peter King
HOT READ The good news for the 4--2 Seahawks: The schedule over the next four weeks—at Kansas City, home against Oakland and St. Louis, at San Francisco—is favorable. The bad news: Seldom-used...

October 30, 2006 | Paul Zimmerman
WHEN THE BRONCOS are drawing up their defensive plan for Sunday's big game with Indianapolis, I think they'll get out the films of last season's Colts-Steelers divisional playoff. Indy-Denver is...

October 30, 2006 | Rick Reilly
BREATHE EASY, America. Two of the central players in the BALCO steroids scandal look like they're headed for the clink.

October 30, 2006
Underbelly After her mount broke down and she was forced to jump off, Chantal Sutherland rolled into a ball to protect herself from Unleash the Cat (7) in the seventh race at the Meadowlands on...

October 30, 2006 | Adam Duerson

October 30, 2006 | GENE MENEZ
Since Week 1, the hierarchy of quarterbacks has changed many times over. For fantasy owners, here are the indispensable, up-to-date passer rankings based on performance in the first half of the...

October 30, 2006 | DAVID SABINO

October 30, 2006 | DAVID SABINO
QB DONOVAN MCNABB vs. Jaguars Home cooking helps after bitter loss

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October 30, 2006 | Michael Bamberger
Earlier this month, not long after the Golf Channel announced that Nick Faldo would be its lead PGA Tour analyst in 2007, CBS startled the TV sports industry by also hiring Faldo, to replace Lanny...

October 30, 2006 | JIM GORANT
Paul Azinger's future is on the bubble

October 30, 2006
WHO: Joe Durant

October 30, 2006 | SAM FARR
Disabled soldiers can play golf if given the tools they deserve

October 30, 2006 | Nancy Scranton
Nancy Scranton, 45, is a 22-year veteran of the LPGA tour with three career wins. In 2001 she married Mark Williams, 42, and three years later gave birth to twins, Libby and Luke, thus becoming...

October 30, 2006