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February 14, 2011 | Volume 114, Issue 6

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Aaron Rodgers Cover - Sports Illustrated February 14, 2011

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Finally, a national publication recognizes the intensity of the Bears-Packers rivalry. Having lived within 35 miles of the Illinois-Wisconsin border for 70 years I know firsthand that for each...

February 14, 2011 | TERRY McDONELL
SPORTS ILLUSTRATED's dining room in north Dallas the night before Super Bowl XLV was softly lit but crackling with hilarity. At first take, it was one of those rooms that might confuse...

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Founder: Henry R. Luce 1898--1967

February 14, 2011 | BUZZ BISSINGER
The author of Friday Night Lights reflects on a long, resonant run

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Who's Hot

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WHICH OF THESE TWO WOULD YOU LIKE TO PLAY ALONGSIDE FOR 10 YEARS?

February 14, 2011 | Joe Sheehan
Forget the Hall debate—let's praise a tough lefty for being a big-game beast

February 14, 2011 | Joe Sheehan
There were three fights in the first four seconds of the game between the Bruins and the Stars in Boston last Thursday night, a 6--3 Bruins victory that yielded these numbers: four fights, 91...

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Signed

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Josh Smith

February 14, 2011 | Lee Jenkins
Their close connections to Bernard Madoff could cost the Mets' owners their team

February 14, 2011 | Alexandra Fenwick
With Valentine's Day nearing, a dating service targets the lonely athlete

February 14, 2011 | Alexandra Fenwick
MSW—Single All-Pro receiver is seeking great catch for long-term romance. No gold diggers, please.

February 14, 2011 | Dan Patrick
The Super Bowl brings out the best in guests. Here are some exchanges from the week of the game—and one, with a halftime star, from the morning after.

February 14, 2011 | Edited by ALEXANDRA FENWICK
Micah Mason

February 14, 2011 | CHRIS MANNIX
Newly empowered to run and shoot, D.J. Augustin has raised his game, and the Bobcats', a notch

February 14, 2011 | STEWART MANDEL
Notre Dame addressed a longtime weakness by signing three highly rated defensive ends

February 14, 2011 | Andy Staples
1. Florida State

February 14, 2011 | GARY VAN SICKLE
A wacky week in Phoenix ended with cheesehead Mark Wilson winning his second event of 2011

February 14, 2011 | Tim Layden
Behind the poise and precision of quarterback Aaron Rodgers and the gutsy contributions of a host of role players, the Packers burnished their championship legacy with a memorable 31--25 victory...

February 14, 2011 | PETER KING
How did the Packers deal with key injuries to their secondary? By leaning on a deep roster—and calling on all their experience playing shorthanded

February 14, 2011 | JIM TROTTER
Job one for the Pack was to stop the blitz. For tackles Bryan Bulaga and Chad Clifton, it was a job well done

February 14, 2011 | Lee Jenkins
Amar'e Stoudemire wanted a team he could call his own, so he went the one place his free-agent brethren avoided: New York. Now he's the toast of the town

February 14, 2011 | DAVID SABINO
The Knicks' other big addition is also having a career year

February 14, 2011 | Michael Rosenberg
The No. 1 Buckeyes are unbeaten thanks largely to freshman forward Jared Sullinger, who has skill, smarts and a feel for the game far beyond his years

February 14, 2011 | Michael Farber
The Flyers are stacked for a run at the Cup. The only question mark is in goal—where else? But unflappable Russian rookie Sergei Bobrovsky looks up to the task

February 14, 2011 | CHRIS BALLARD
YOU HAVE TO WONDER WHY A RED-BLOODED AMERICAN MALE IN HIS PRIME WOULD WALK AWAY FROM FAME AND FORTUNE AS AN NFL QUARTERBACK TO PLAY HANDBALL AND HANG WITH HIS FAMILY AND HIS DOGS. DON'T YOU?

February 14, 2011 | PHIL TAYLOR
Ben Roethlisberger limped slightly as he walked through the depths of Cowboys Stadium toward the postgame press conference. He wore a gray pinstriped suit; in the breast pocket was a blue silk...