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February 04, 2008 | Volume 108, Issue 4

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Michael Strahan Cover - Sports Illustrated February 04, 2008

February 04, 2008
Tiger Balm Thanks for avoiding the infuriating and tired theme "LSU wins title, but under flawed system." As a Tigers fan I was appalled by the discrediting, anti-BCS comments that flowed from the...

February 04, 2008
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February 04, 2008 | Richard Demak
As political unrest sends Kenya into chaos, athletes have come under attack

February 04, 2008
WHO'S Hot

February 04, 2008
Which NBA coach would you least like to play for?

February 04, 2008
Retired After 12 NFL seasons, Buccaneers fullback Mike Alstott (below). A second-round draft pick in 1996, Alstott, 34, spent his entire career with Tampa Bay and helped turn one of the NFL's...

February 04, 2008 | Mark Beech
IF ARMY Lt. Col. Greg Gadson had his way, he would still be in Baghdad, commanding the 2nd Battalion of the 32nd Field Artillery Regiment. As it is, he will have to settle for being on the...

February 04, 2008
LOU PINIELLA Chicago manager, fielding reporters' questions at the annual Cubs Convention: "You guys better hurry up and ask me quick, because one more Bloody Mary and you're not going to...

February 04, 2008
$37,500 Amount that Patriots nosetackle Vince Wilfork has been fined by the NFL for on-field incidents this season; he was hit with his fourth sanction, $5,000, for unnecessary roughness during...

February 04, 2008
A Benedictine monastery in Phoenix is renting out rooms during Super Bowl week at the rate of $300 per night for double occupancy.

February 04, 2008
How quickly can you crack a Super puzzler?

February 04, 2008
Unscramble the letters in the tan squares to answer this question

February 04, 2008
Super Stumpers Find crossword and trivia solutions in next week's issue and now at SI.com/puzzles, where you can check out more Super Bowl--themed challenges.

February 04, 2008 | As told to Joe Lemire
He threw only five passes this year, but Tom Brady's understudy is always a play away from being the leading man

February 04, 2008 | Sarah Kwak
What to watch and watch for

February 04, 2008
Nick Vena WHIPPANY, N.J. > Track and Field Nick, a shot-putter at Morristown High, set a freshman national indoor record with his winning throw of 61'1 1/2" at the Morris County Relays. He broke...

February 04, 2008 | Pablo S. Torre
SI, JAN. 21, 2008 No longer a simple Venn diagram of sports and pop culture, the romance between Tony Romo and Jessica Simpson has become a gossip vortex. (If only we could stop staring into it.)...

February 04, 2008 | PETER KING

February 04, 2008 | PETER KING
Indelible Images

February 04, 2008 | Damon Hack
Undrafted out of college, dumped by the Chargers and given away by the Dolphins, Wes Welker has been the Patriots' sure thing

February 04, 2008 | Lee Jenkins
Born in Britain, nurtured in Nigeria and baptized for football in Alabama, Osi Umenyiora is ready to rock the Patriots' world

February 04, 2008 | Paul Zimmerman
Dr. Z breaks down a play from the Week 17 Giants-Pats game that reveals how New England hits the hot receiver in the face of heavy pressure

February 04, 2008 | CHRIS MANNIX

February 04, 2008 | CHRIS MANNIX
Top Clips

February 04, 2008 | L. JON WERTHEIM

February 04, 2008 | L. JON WERTHEIM
Keeping Score

February 04, 2008 | KELLI ANDERSON

February 04, 2008 | KELLI ANDERSON
Moving Up

February 04, 2008
Double Birdie Tiger Woods chipped onto the 18th green last Saturday, setting up yet another birdie in his 19-under finish, to win the Buick Invitational by eight strokes in San Diego. Woods...

February 04, 2008 | GARY SMITH

February 04, 2008
College Basketball After getting his academic act together, little-known Lester Hudson is putting up big numbers for Tennessee-Martin • A rash of players are doing triple double duty this season

February 04, 2008 | Bill Trocchi
Stat Stuffer His academic troubles behind him, little-known Lester Hudson is putting up big numbers for Tennessee-Martin

February 04, 2008 | Bill Trocchi
In addition to Lester Hudson's historic quadruple double, three players have notched triple doubles this season:

February 04, 2008 | Brian Cazeneuve
1 MARCIE VAN DUSEN Wrestling The 121-pound 25-year-old from Colorado Springs beat five-time world champion Saori Yoshida on Jan. 19 in Taiyuan, China, snapping the Japanese wrestler's 119-match...

February 04, 2008 | E.M. Swift
On Thin Ice Faced with slumping attendance and low TV ratings, U.S. skating is counting on young blood to give it new life

February 04, 2008 | Kostya Kennedy
Time to Let Go The Maple Leafs' new G.M. should speed the rebuilding process by trading beloved captain Mats Sundin

February 04, 2008 | Pierre McGuire
People are already speculating that when Cliff Fletcher's term as interim general manager ends in Toronto, he will be succeeded by Anaheim G.M. Brian Burke. Not so fast. Burke and Ducks owner...

February 04, 2008 | Chris Ballard
TERRELL (TERRAY) ROGERS would have been proud last Friday night. His 17-year-old daughter, Tierra, was back on the basketball court for Sacred Heart Cathedral of San Francisco, the No. 1 girls'...

February 04, 2008 | JIM GORANT
Venturi to pros: You owe Nelson

February 04, 2008 | JIM GORANT
Tiger Woods and Rory Sabbatini on their relationship

February 04, 2008 | JOHN GARRITY
In recent years the start of the pro season has also marked the start of the search for Tour up-and-comers who might take on Tiger Woods. Here, in descending order, are seven 25-and-unders who we...

February 04, 2008 | AJ BONAR
WHO Tiger Woods

February 04, 2008 | AJ BONAR
"John Daly has lost his big endorsements, but tournament sponsors will never stop giving him exemptions because he's still a huge draw."

February 04, 2008 | AJ BONAR
Nick Faldo predicts that Tiger Woods will win the Grand Slam this year.

February 04, 2008 | JUNIOR BRIDGEMAN
How a hoops star made the move from the court to the course

February 04, 2008 | JUNIOR BRIDGEMAN
The FBR Open expects 200,000 fans to show up for Super Saturday

February 04, 2008 | JOHN GARRITY
After a blowout win in his season debut, Tiger Woods has almost everyone believing that 2008 will be a year unlike any other