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November 21, 2007

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Chris Lofton Cover - Sports Illustrated November 21, 2007

November 21, 2007
THE THRILLING ADVENTURES OF THE CITY'S FAVORITE SPORTING SONS ARE RECOUNTED IN THESE EXCERPTS OF CLASSIC STORIES FROM THE SPORTS ILLUSTRATED ARCHIVES

November 21, 2007 | Frank Deford
THE NATURAL: SOME 70 SEASONS AFTER HIS BIG LEAGUE DEBUT, THE SAGA OF RAPID ROBERT, THE KID WHO LEFT THE FARM TO MOW DOWN THE BIG BOYS WITH HIS FASTBALL, IS STILL ONE FOR THE BOOKS

November 21, 2007 | Tex Maule
THE GENIUS: AS HIS TENURE AS CLEVELAND'S RESIDENT FOOTBALL GURU DREW TO A CLOSE, THE MASTERMIND BEHIND SEVEN CHAMPIONSHIP TEAMS IN 17 SEASONS NEVER DOUBTED HIS OLD-SCHOOL APPROACH

November 21, 2007 | Mark Bechtel
THE PATHFINDER: UPON HIS DEATH IN 2003 THE BASEBALL WORLD PAUSED TO REMEMBER THE TRIBE'S HALL OF FAME OUTFIELDER AND '48 WORLD SERIES HERO—WHO WAS ALSO ONE OF GAME'S BRAVEST PIONEERS

November 21, 2007 | Martin Kane
THE CHAMPION: NOBODY ELSE WON LIKE AUTOMATIC OTTO, WHO QUARTERBACKED THE BROWNS TO THE LEAGUE TITLE GAME IN EVERY ONE OF HIS 10 SEASONS, WINNING THE CHAMPIONSHIP SEVEN TIMES

November 21, 2007 | Pat Jordan
THE ENIGMA: IN THE SUMMER OF 1970 THE INDIANS' STRIKEOUT ARTIST WAS 16-6 AND BEDAZZLING THE LEAGUE, PROMPTING CLEVELAND FANS TO ASK: IS THIS THE YEAR THAT SUDDEN SAM DECIDES TO BE GREAT?

November 21, 2007 | Steve Rushin
THE FIGHTER: NEARLY THREE DECADES AFTER HE RETIRED AT THE PEAK OF HIS FOOTBALL CAREER, THE LEGENDARY BROWNS FULLBACK TURNED ACTOR TURNED ACTIVIST WAS STILL RUNNING FOR DAYLIGHT

November 21, 2007 | Mark Bechtel
IT'S NO MISTAKE THAT THINGS ARE FINALLY LOOKING UP IN THE CITY BY THE LAKE

November 21, 2007 | Leigh Montville
THE VISIONARY: A BLIND BUSINESSMAN WITH A WEALTH OF INSIGHT AND ENERGY AND BOUNDLESS COURAGE PURCHASED THE CLEVELAND CAVALIERS IN 1983 AND SAVED PRO BASKETBALL IN THE CITY

November 21, 2007 | Tim Kurkjian
THE ARTIST: THE MAGIC SHOW PUT ON AROUND SECOND BASE BY THE INDIANS SHORTSTOP IN THE 1995 WORLD SERIES MADE BASEBALL FANS ACROSS THE COUNTRY SIT UP AND WONDER: HOW DID HE DO THAT?

November 21, 2007 | Jack McCallum
THE KING: WITH A PERFORMANCE FOR THE AGES, OHIO'S FAVORITE SON TURNED THE NBA CONFERENCE FINALS AGAINST THE PISTONS INTO HIS EAGERLY AWAITED CORONATION AS BASKETBALL ROYALTY

November 21, 2007 | Tom Verducci
THE THROWBACK: HIS PLAYING STYLE—A RARE COMBINATION OF ENERGY, TALENT AND ATHLETICISM—PLUS HIS HIGH SOCKS AND VINTAGE RIDE MAKE GRADY SIZEMORE OF THE INDIANS A PERFECT FIT FOR CLEVELAND

November 21, 2007 | Elizabeth McGarr
CLEVELAND'S UNFLATTERING REPUTATION IS LARGELY UNDESERVED. AS EVIDENCE, WE CELEBRATE THE CHAMPIONSHIPS, THE PIONEERS AND THE CITY'S UNDENIABLE ROLE IN SOME OF THE GREATEST MOMENTS IN SPORTS

November 21, 2007 | Andrew Lawrence
VISITORS TO THECLEVELANDFAN.COM GAVE SI THEIR PICKS FOR THE TOP 10 CLEVELAND ATHLETES OF ALL TIME. THE POLL YIELDED A LIST OF PLAYERS WHO WOULD RANK AMONG SPORTS ROYALTY ANYWHERE, FROM AN EARL...

November 21, 2007
THERE ARE NEARLY HALF A MILLION PEOPLE IN CLEVELAND, AND EACH ONE HAS A STORY OF THE MOMENT THAT DEFINED HIM OR HER AS A FAN FOR LIFE. HERE ARE 16 OF THOSE STORIES

November 21, 2007 | Andrew Lawrence
THE HISTORY OF CLEVELAND'S SPORTS TEAMS IS RICH WITH LASTING IMAGES

November 21, 2007 | Joe Tait
NO ONE HAS SEEN MORE BIG LOSSES THAN THE VOICE OF CLEVELAND SPORTS