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January 15, 2001 | Volume 94, Issue 2

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Corey Harris Cover - Sports Illustrated January 15, 2001

January 15, 2001
What Jason Kidd is doing with the Suns is what Magic Johnson did with the Lakers. Kidd is a superstar already.—ANDRES SOMPRISE SOYO, Phoenix

January 15, 2001
Letters to SPORTS ILLUSTRATED should include the name, address and home telephone number of the writer. They may be mailed to The Editor, Sports Illustrated, 135 West 50th Street, New York, N.Y....

January 15, 2001 | Steve Rushin
Incessant and indiscriminate yakking about sports has become an infectious disease

January 15, 2001 | John Walters
Highlights

January 15, 2001 | John Walters
A year-old website alerts autograph hunters to the whereabouts of pen-wielding athletes

January 15, 2001 | John Walters
A year ago at this time, play-by-play man Pat Summerall seemed to have the NFL future of a quarterback who'd just suffered his umpteenth concussion. Pro football's senior broadcaster, long...

January 15, 2001 | John Walters
We don't want to say that the Orange Bowl dragged on too long (at four-plus hours), but by game's end Florida State quarterback Chris Weinke's hairline had receded another inch or so. Three of the...

January 15, 2001 | Peter King
Sports' toughest job has to be coaching an NFL team...

January 15, 2001
When former track star and longtime broadcaster Marty Glickman died last week at age 83 of complications from bypass surgery, the world lost one of the last great radio men. The onetime voice of...

January 15, 2001
$121,600Legal fees run up by former Carolina Panthers wide receiver Rae Carruth in his ongoing capital murder case that have been footed by the taxpayers of North Carolina because Carruth, who...

January 15, 2001
Bye Bye Bye

January 15, 2001
Televised sports are in full swing, which means you're subjecting yourself to high levels of toxically bad commercials. We've identified the worst offenders:

January 15, 2001
On New Year's weekend Michael Jordan, Alex Rodriguez and Tiger Woods were all in the same place at the same time (proving that only one of them can be the real Superman). The place: the Atlantis...

January 15, 2001
Sued•Christopher Morris of Hardy, Ark., by Mark McGwire. Big Mac wants Morris to stop making and distributing bogus $70 bills featuring McGwire's image and meant to celebrate his 1998 home run...

January 15, 2001
The NBA season is only two months old, and the league has already fined Mavs owner Mark Cuban four times. How wacky was this latest incident? Let's just say that, even on the inflated Cuban scale...

January 15, 2001
Here it is: the first official Anna Watch of the year. Anna Kournikova had herself quite a holiday season. First came the announcement of her being dumped by doubles partner Martina Hingis,...

January 15, 2001
The United Hockey League's Kalamazoo Wings announced that when they host the New Haven Knights on Valentine's Day, the ice will be colored pink and the face-off circles will be accented with red...

January 15, 2001
RICK NEUHEISELUniversity of Washington football coach, explaining why his players toured the Playboy Mansion while in Southern California for the Rose Bowl: "We have a lot of architecture majors...

January 15, 2001
For complete NFL playoff coverage, including the latest news, rosters, matchups and stats, plus exclusive online analysis from SI's Peter King and Dr. Z, go to cnnsi.com/football.

January 15, 2001
Effie Brunell, McNEIL, ARK.BasketballEffie, a senior forward at McNeil High, set a girls' school record by scoring 50 points in a game, against Prescott High, which the Lady Eagles won 100-41. She...

January 15, 2001
Guidance for those lost in sports

January 15, 2001 | Josh Elliott
The swaggering Ravens talked the talk—and walked the walk—in Nashville, and left with a punishing win over the Titans

January 15, 2001 | Michael Silver
Following the lead of their heartthrob coach, the Raiders turned heads by vanquishing the Dolphins

January 15, 2001
Culpepper ShakerVictory has its price, as Vikings quarterback Daunte Culpepper can attest after being salted away by Saints safety Darren Perry during Minnesota's NFC divisional playoff win (page 42).

January 15, 2001 | Peter King
Evoking memories of its Parcells-era forebears, New York bull-rushed its way past Philadelphia

January 15, 2001 | Jeffri Chadiha
Following the lead of Robert Griffith, the Vikings' defense came to life and over whelmed the Saints

January 15, 2001 | Jeff Pearlman
Whether riding his surfboard or conversing with his precocious left arm, A's phenom Barry Zito follows his own eccentric path

January 15, 2001 | Grant Wahl
With a victory over preseason No. 1 Arizona Stanford moved to the top of the rankings with a 13-0

January 15, 2001
THE NBA

January 15, 2001 | Ian Thomsen
Changes At the TopThe rebuilt Pacers have yet to hit their stride

January 15, 2001 | Ian Thomsen
Now is the perfect time to buy the Celtics. The resignation and buyout of president and coach Rick Pitino means that a new owner could install a top-management team without paying off any...

January 15, 2001 | Ian Thomsen
Rockets forward Walt Williams

January 15, 2001 | Ian Thomsen
On Blazers forward Scottie Pippen, who was averaging 10.4 points through Sunday:

January 15, 2001 | Chris Ballard
A power forward with interests ranging from the tuba to logic puzzles, Malik Rose is blooming in San Antonio

January 15, 2001 | Kostya Kennedy
Triple ThreatThe Thrashers' top line has developed into one of the league's best

January 15, 2001 | Kostya Kennedy
KEITH TKACHUKLW COYOTESThe Winnipeg Jets kept him as the centerpiece of the franchise when they moved to Phoenix. Since then he has averaged 38 goals a season and led the Coyotes into the...

January 15, 2001 | Pierre McGuire
Avalanche G.M. Pierre Lac mix doesn't make many personnel mistakes, but he must be kicking himself for dealing goalie Brent Johnson to the Blues for a mere third-round draft pick three years ago....

January 15, 2001 | Seth Davis
Cyclone ForceJamaal Tinsley has Iowa State off to the best start in school history

January 15, 2001 | Seth Davis
Hey, Indiana, it's time to get rid of that interim tag next to the title of coach Mike Davis after the Hoosiers' 59-58 upset of No. 1 Michigan State on Sunday. No coach in the country has endured...

January 15, 2001 | Tim Crothers
Late bloomer Brandon Wolfram of UTEP is in the hunt for the scoring title

January 15, 2001 | Steve Rushin
A Visit to the Nürburgring—once the world's most treacherous racetrack, now a pedal-to-the-metal public playground—provides a crash course in German automania

January 15, 2001 | Steve Rushin
For half a century, the 'Ring, 14 miles and 170 turns through the Eifel Mountains, challenged—and frequently took the lives of—the world's best racing drivers. Want to take a spin?

January 15, 2001 | Rick Reilly
Want to get in on a hex? This one's a killer. It's ruined more companies than blonde receptionists and three-Stoli lunches combined.