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October 31, 2011 | Volume 115, Issue 17

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Jon Jay Cover - Sports Illustrated October 31, 2011

October 31, 2011 | LARS ANDERSON
Racing will never be 100% safe, but steps must be taken now to save lives

October 31, 2011 | LARS ANDERSON

October 31, 2011
Tracking the week's news both inside and outside the confines of cool

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In 2011 by some of college football's most prestigious programs, a crazy quilt of new unis. SI put this year's best and worst (last Saturday alone saw LSU all-whites, Northwestern all-purples and...

October 31, 2011
Who is the fastest player in football?

October 31, 2011 | Peter King
With NFL hot seats heating up, an old Steelers savior stands out as the most likely to succeed

October 31, 2011 | Pablo S. Torre
A new hoops documentary follows the bouncing ball from Senegal to stardom

October 31, 2011 | Pablo S. Torre
"He eats, poops and sleeps—the dream job for any guy."

October 31, 2011
The Red Sox' collapse is history, but Boston still wallows in the blame game

October 31, 2011 | Edited by ALEXANDRA FENWICK

October 31, 2011 | Grant Wahl
Could a TV power shift hurt American soccer?

October 31, 2011 | DAN PATRICK

October 31, 2011 | JIM TROTTER
Another late rally showed that Tim Tebow might make it as an NFL starter after all

October 31, 2011 | David Sabino
No man is an island—sorry, cornerbacks—and this week's suggested pickups show how one guy's play can affect the prospects of another

October 31, 2011 | PETER KING
1. I think I have never seen a team disintegrate faster after losing one player than the Colts without Peyton Manning. We knew the offense would struggle, but the defense is on pace to give up...

October 31, 2011 | ANDY STAPLES
With one wild catch, a converted QB secured a spot in Michigan State lore—and put the Spartans in prime position in the Big Ten

October 31, 2011 | STEWART MANDEL
Kansas State coach Bill Snyder is proving once again why he's one of the best to ever don a headset. His Wildcats are 7--0 despite having just one All-America--caliber player, linebacker Arthur...

October 31, 2011 | MICHAEL FARBER
By backstopping the Capitals to a perfect start, the unbeatable Tomas Vokoun has been the best pickup of the new season

October 31, 2011 | PIERRE MCGUIRE
The unsung hero of the Maple Leafs' 5-1-1 start is 6'6", 215-pound center David Steckel. Obtained in a trade with the Devils for a fourth-round pick, he's won face-offs at a 61.4% clip, fourth...

October 31, 2011 | TOM VERDUCCI
Forget all you thought you knew about October baseball: The only predictable thing about this year's postseason was its unpredictability. Texas and St. Louis capped it with the best kind of World...

October 31, 2011 | BEN REITER

October 31, 2011 | DAMON HACK
Each year San Diego has the look of a Super Bowl contender, only to face an East Coast team and get whacked. Until the Bolts prove it on the field, they'll fight their rep as talented but too soft

October 31, 2011 | MICHAEL BAMBERGER
Behind a spirited coach, a pace-pushing offensive coordinator and some breathtaking new playmakers, Clemson is winning like it's 1981

October 31, 2011 | KELLI ANDERSON
Stanford is more than just Andrew Luck—it can run the ball too—and has the BCS in its sights

October 31, 2011 | CORY McCARTNEY
Here are the teams and the themes to follow this weekend

October 31, 2011 | GRANT WAHL
In the fifth and final year of his MLS contract, he's back at the top of his game at last. Now, as the 2011 playoffs begin, he and the Galaxy look to stamp his American experiment a success by...

October 31, 2011 | L. JON WERTHEIM
The No. 1 pick in the 2007 draft should be out on the field commanding an NFL team this Sunday. JaMarcus Russell, though, is home in Mobile, absorbing shots to his character and resting on what's...

October 31, 2011 | PHIL TAYLOR
I arrived in St. Louis prepared to help the Busch Stadium faithful overcome the burden of being the Best Fans in Baseball. That's right, the burden. Cardinals fans have held that unofficial title...

October 31, 2011
The NHL's efforts to reduce the number of concussions may appear honorable to some, but to me it's sheer hypocrisy, considering how the league continues to allow players to fight and throw punches...

October 31, 2011
Which performance by an NFL team or player got you on your feet during Week 7?