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October 07, 2013 | Volume 119, Issue 14

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Kate Upton Cover - Sports Illustrated October 07, 2013

October 07, 2013
Thank you, Boomer Esiason, for writing what most football fans have felt for a long time: Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh (left) is a dangerous player who has anger issues, lacks maturity and...

October 07, 2013 | JOE SHEEHAN
Don't be misled by rhetorical and etymological nonsense, the Angels' centerfielder is the AL's best

October 07, 2013 | JOE SHEEHAN
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October 07, 2013 | Richard O'Brien
A pair of looks at Muhammad Ali

October 07, 2013
These sophisticated products will make you the envy of everyone in the parking lot. (Except for the giant stack of blocks. They're pretty low-tech. But pretty cool)

October 07, 2013
Mario Batali's tailgating rules

October 07, 2013
Want to see more tailgating gear? Want to learn how to jury-rig an Open Air Cinema inflatable big-screen so you can watch NFL games? Go to extramustard.SI.com

October 07, 2013
FOR OCT. 7, 2013

October 07, 2013
Three homes with ties to the sports world hit the market last week

October 07, 2013
Wilson Kipsang didn't get to break the tape in his world-record marathon run in Berlin on Sunday (2:03:23) because a man in a T-shirt promoting a prostitution website ran onto the course and beat...

October 07, 2013
HOT: Clint Trickett

October 07, 2013
Drilling down on the five most tweeted sports events of 2013 provides interesting insights and noteworthy observations

October 07, 2013
"He didn't drink any. He just wore it. Clothes aren't underage."

October 07, 2013
To get up close with Clint Trickett, this week's breakout performer presented by Schick, go to SI.com/breakout

October 07, 2013 | Edited by ALEXANDRA FENWICK
Alice Chen | Princeton, N.J. | Golf

October 07, 2013
Times are tense for you, the fan. Your baseball team has either embarked on a nail-biting playoff run or, depressingly, missed the postseason altogether. Critical early season make-or-break...

October 07, 2013 | Interview by DAN PATRICK
KEVIN DURANT

October 07, 2013 | Interview by DAN PATRICK
SAY WHAT?

October 07, 2013 | MICHAEL BELLER
Turning last week's box scores into this week's waiver-wire magic

October 07, 2013 | MICHAEL BELLER
Alshon Jeffery

October 07, 2013 | MICHAEL BELLER
When the Bears' coaching staff spoke in the off-season about developing a second receiving option alongside Brandon Marshall, it sure seemed as if a dose of middle-of-the-field throws to new tight...

October 07, 2013 | LARS ANDERSON
The left side of Alabama's offensive front is Arie and Cyrus Kouandjio, who are on their way from soccer-loving Cameroon to the NFL

October 07, 2013 | LARS ANDERSON
Cyrus Kouandijo is the 13th pick in SI.com's 2014 mock draft, placing him third among the six O-linemen projected to go in the first round. Here are the other five big uglies; for the rest of the...

October 07, 2013 | LARS ANDERSON
From now through the end of the college and pro football seasons, as well as leading up to the 2014 Winter Olympics, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED will regularly feature the most intriguing on-the-climb...

October 07, 2013 | TOM VERDUCCI
Autumn breezes? More like the gusty winds of chance: The postseason is more random and chaotic than ever. Billy Beane wasn't whining a decade ago when he said the playoffs are a crapshoot. He was...

October 07, 2013 | BEN REITER
They strike out a lot, have been devastated by injuries, and their highest-paid player had a ridiculously bad debut season in Atlanta, but in October that might not matter

October 07, 2013 | BEN REITER
October momentum shifts from pitch to pitch—but SI.com's postseason coverage will be locked in all month. Get previews of every series, daily analysis from Tom Verducci, Albert Chen, Ben Reiter...

October 07, 2013 | ALBERT CHEN
Scherzer and Verlander get all the attention, but the Detroit rotation is holding a third ace. It's time to stop overlooking Anibal Sanchez

October 07, 2013 | ALBERT CHEN
Market efficiencies are back in vogue in Oakland—plate discipline! trade throw-ins turned MVP candidates!—where Billy Beane's schemes just might finally work in October

October 07, 2013 | KELLI ANDERSON
FOR YEARS, VERNON DAVIS WAS A 2-D SKETCH OF A FOOTBALL PLAYER—ALL DETERMINATION, NO PERSPECTIVE. BUT HE'S ADDED A DIMENSION OR TWO: A TIGHT END WHO COULD BE A RECEIVER WHO'D JUST AS SOON BE...

October 07, 2013 | KELLI ANDERSON
Among tight ends, Vernon Davis is on a collision course with Canton. He'll have a tough time catching the ageless Tony Gonzalez in any stat category (toughest among them, tenure: Gonzo's in year...

October 07, 2013 | KELLI ANDERSON
Go West, young readers! Jim Trotter explores the region in his West Coast State of Mind column; and on defense Greg Bedard tackles a new way of thinking about sacks, in Pressure Points on ...

October 07, 2013 | LEE JENKINS
THERE ARE MAKEOVERS AND THEN THERE'S THIS: TIRED OF HIS MEDIOCRE SHOOTING, CAVS FORWARD TRISTAN THOMPSON HAS LEFT HIS LEFT BEHIND

October 07, 2013 | MARK FAINARU-WADA
BEFORE IT SETTLED THE COSTLY LAWSUIT BROUGHT BY THOUSANDS OF FORMER PLAYERS, THE NFL WAGED A WAR AGAINST THE SCIENCE OF BRAIN INJURY

October 07, 2013 | STEVE RUSHIN
If you're reading this—in print, online, on a tablet, on the can or in the can (we get letters from prison)—congratulations: You can read. Have you any idea how lucky you are?