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December 03, 2012 | Volume 117, Issue 23

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Andrew Luck Cover - Sports Illustrated December 03, 2012

December 03, 2012
The headline for Matt Gagne's feature on Michael Vick asks, DOES MICHAEL VICK DESERVE THIS? I believe he deserves all of it. When apologies and excuses for Vick's performance speak louder than his...

December 03, 2012 | RICHARD HOFFER
The death of Hector Camacho was the latest reminder that for too many fighters, boxing only forestalls an inevitable demise

December 03, 2012 | RICHARD HOFFER
A Notre Dame fan in Chicago asked for Likes on a special Facebook page he set up to help him persuade his wife to name their soon-to-arrive daughter Manti.

December 03, 2012
NOT: GEEZ, WIZ

December 03, 2012 | STEWART MANDEL
How would a BCS playoff look this year? SI convened a selection committee to find out

December 03, 2012 | STEWART MANDEL
"I want to bring a bit of Snoop to things."

December 03, 2012
Which NFL players and coaches have a future behind the mike? Network executives have some ideas

December 03, 2012 | Chris Ballard
In Williamsport, victory in the wake of a tragedy. Again

December 03, 2012 | Edited by ALEXANDRA FENWICK
SONNY MILANO

December 03, 2012 | Edited by ALEXANDRA FENWICK
Wideout Dexter McCluster (right) brought a turkey to a local family for the Chiefs' Thanksgiving Food Distribution program. Along with expressions of gratitude, he got an earful from an elderly...

December 03, 2012 | Edited by ALEXANDRA FENWICK
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December 03, 2012 | DAN PATRICK
TORII HUNTER

December 03, 2012 | DAN PATRICK
SAY WHAT?

December 03, 2012 | BEN GLICKSMAN
College football embraces change as eagerly as the Michelin Man would a cactus, but in the last few years the sport has undergone major overhauls nonetheless. The oft-maligned BCS is finally on...

December 03, 2012 | JIM TROTTER
Jim Kelly with wheels? Tim Tebow with touch? All the Niners know is that with Colin Kaepernick at the helm, its offense sails

December 03, 2012 | PETER KING
1 I think the NFL may well be entering the golden age of pass rushers. San Francisco's Aldon Smith, Houston's J.J. Watt and Denver's Von Miller are 1-2-3 in the sack race with a combined 45 sacks...

December 03, 2012 | GRANT WAHL
Added firepower will give the Dynamo a new hope against the star-powered Galaxy as the two teams battle in an MLS Cup sequel

December 03, 2012 | GRANT WAHL
RISERS

December 03, 2012
Help Wanted: Many teams entered the season with open positions ranging from the point to the paint. It's still early, but these players have answered the call and shown they're up to the job

December 03, 2012 | Peter King
BUOYED BY A PRECOCIOUS ROOKIE QUARTERBACK AND INSPIRED BY THEIR COACH'S COURAGEOUS BATTLE, THE COLTS HAVE TURNED THEMSELVES INTO CONTENDERS IN THE UNLIKELIEST STORY OF THE NFL SEASON

December 03, 2012
Rank Your Top Five Pictures of the Year

December 03, 2012 | MARK BECHTEL
If the Colts are the model of QB consistency, what does that make Cleveland? And what can a 29-year-old rookie do to change that?

December 03, 2012 | MARK BECHTEL
How does QB stability correlate with wins? Here are all 32 teams' winning percentages since 1999, alongside their turnover at the position

December 03, 2012 | MARK BECHTEL
To find out where Luck and Weeden fall in senior writer Jim Trotter's weekly Awards Watch, and for more on Colts rookie playmaker T.Y. Hilton, visit SI.com/mag

December 03, 2012 | Jeff Benedict
IS A GHANAIAN SOCCER PLAYER WHO DREAMED OF NBA GLORY AND SUCCESSFULLY WALKED ONTO THE BYU TRACK TEAM ABOUT TO CONQUER THE NFL DRAFT? THE LONG AND WINDING TALE OF EZEKIEL (ZIGGY) ANSAH

December 03, 2012 | Chris Ballard
ROCKETS G.M. DARYL MOREY TAKES A MORE ANALYTIC VIEW THAN OTHER NBA EXECS—AND HE'LL RISK EVERYTHING TO BACK IT UP

December 03, 2012 | Chris Ballard
To Morey, second-round picks are undervalued: They're cheaper to sign, and there's plenty of talent to choose from after round 1. On draft day in 2007 he traded for 31st pick ...

December 03, 2012 | Chris Ballard
Where Kentucky freshman phenom Nerlens Noel (left) go in the 2013 NBA draft? Find out when Chris Mannix unveils his Big Board 2.0, which ranks the top 20 players likely to make themselves...

December 03, 2012 | Chris Ballard
James Harden's appeal lies in his shot selection: He almost exclusively attempts efficient shots—layups and threes. Here's how his shot distribution this season compares with that of the NBA's...

December 03, 2012 | Chris Ballard
To acquire Harden, Morey gave up two players and three draft picks. Getting those assets in the first place required a lot more wheeling and dealing: six trades involving 17 teams and 35 players...

December 03, 2012 | Tim Layden
After years of boasting that he was related to Hall of Fame second baseman Johnny Evers, the author set out to explore—for better and worse—the century-old myth of the double-play artist

December 03, 2012 | PHIL TAYLOR
I am writing a book or, more accurately, I am rewriting several books—record books—and consolidating them into one. You've heard of the Guinness Book of World Records? This will be the Ruthless...