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January 22, 2001 | Volume 94, Issue 3

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Robert Tate Cover - Sports Illustrated January 22, 2001

January 22, 2001
The Army-Navy game is one of the last pure contests left in sports. There's one problem. It was played in a place called PSINet Stadium.—MICHAEL HAMMONS, Albany, Ohio

January 22, 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 22, 2001 | Steve Rushin
The sports section offers comic relief from the grim news of the world

January 22, 2001 | John Walters
Highlights

January 22, 2001 | John O'Keefe
A new soccer website is pumping up coverage of the U.S. game and of American booters abroad

January 22, 2001 | John Walter
Tony Kornheiser, who dyes the gray whiskers that steal into his red beard and who wrote a book titled Bald As I Wanna Be, has a great face for radio. He has an even better mind for it.

January 22, 2001 | John O'Keefe
On Inauguration Day, The Golf Channel Presents a one-hour special, Presidential Golf (Saturday, 8 p.m.), chronicling White House linksmanship....

January 22, 2001 | Phil Taylor
Sports stars can no longer keep feuds in the family

January 22, 2001 | Phil Taylor
Vernon Maxwell/Gary Payton, Sonics, March 2000Mad Max tosses weight at Payton as Payton threatens with chair; Horace Grant plays peacemaker and gets bruised shoulder for his trouble.

January 22, 2001
Q Does Gatorade pay NFL players or the TV networks for those dousings of coaches after a big win?

January 22, 2001 | William Nack
When news broke that the great thoroughbred Affirmed had been euthanized last Friday at 26, an inimitable scene from the 1978 Belmont Stakes played over and over, like a grainy film, in the mind's...

January 22, 2001 | William Nack
$463,400Seat license fees the Burris family, which owns a sports bar in Shawano, Wis., must pay to retain the rights to its 331 Packers season tickets in the remodeled Lambeau Field.

January 22, 2001
Unlike Miami or New Orleans, Tampa, this year's Super Bowl host city, doesn't bring to mind raw hedonism. But don't be fooled: Its underbelly is just as seamy, and potential troubles abound for...

January 22, 2001
A week in the life of Wilson the volleyball, Hollywood's latest sensation.

January 22, 2001
Crashed•Into an Oakland seafood restaurant, a blimp emblazoned with the logo of the fledgling XFL. The dirigible was attempting to moor at Oakland International Airport when a gust caused a...

January 22, 2001
Old NFL stars never die, they just get roped into embarrassing made-for-TV sporting spectacles. As part of its Toughman World Championship Series boxing competition, cable network FX recruited 20...

January 22, 2001
They may command millions of dollars per movie and have entourages as large as Boy Scout troops, but what many Hollywood celebs really want is to know that they've got game. That's why one of the...

January 22, 2001
On the Super Bowl's international feed, the virtual first-down line will carry logos of corporate sponsors FedEx, General Motors of Canada and Mexico's Banca Serfin.

January 22, 2001
LESLIE MOONVESPresident of CBS, asked how far the network would go to promote the new season of Survivor on its Super Bowl broadcast: "Do you think Richard Hatch kicking off would be too much?"

January 22, 2001 | Pete McEntegart
To his amazement, Dana Marek, 47, is on the ice again at UMass Boston

January 22, 2001 | Mark Beech
Designers have taken big strides in making skiing and snowboarding easier and safer

January 22, 2001
Steven Kennedy, DAYTONA BEACHBasketballSteven, a 6'4" senior forward at Spruce Creek High in Port Orange, set single-game school records for points (51) and free throws (14) in a 99-61 defeat of...

January 22, 2001 | Peter King
Throwing like a Hall of Famer, Kerry Collins sparked the Giants to a stunning annihilation of the Vikings and a berth in the Super Bowl

January 22, 2001 | Michael Silver
With an AFC Championship win over the Raiders, much-maligned Ravens quarterback Trent Dilfer moved a step closer to the ultimate prize

January 22, 2001 | Paul Zimmerman
With points at a premium, the Ravens will find a way to squeeze by the Giants

January 22, 2001
This week Jon Wertheim tells you what's up Down Under with exclusive reports from the Australian Open. Plus, Peter King gets you prepped for the big game in Tampa.

January 22, 2001 | L. Jon Wertheim
With game as big as his 11,000-square-foot digs, Jerry Stackhouse has finally found a home for his talent in Detroit

January 22, 2001 | Michael Farber
The front-running Blues need only a modest upgrade if they're to win their first Stanley Cup

January 22, 2001 | Michael Farber
Here is SI's All-Star team for the first half of the season.

January 22, 2001 | Michael Farber
In a season marked by dazzling rookies (the Lightning's Brad Richards and the Senators' Martin Havlat, to name two) and resurgent old-timers (most notably the Penguins' Mario Lemieux and the...

January 22, 2001 | Michael Farber
While the Blues' organization is thick with talent, it doesn't have as many youthful future stars as some other clubs. In determining the clubs with the strongest collection of promising young...

January 22, 2001 | Michael Farber
Here are the teams with the best chances of winning the Stanley Cup, according to SI's Pierre McGuire (all statistics through Sunday).

January 22, 2001 | Alexander Wolff
Like his mythical namesake, Seton Hall forward Eddie Griffin—probably the nation's best freshman—is a blend of contradictory forces

January 22, 2001 | Alexander Wolff
Seton Hall freshman Eddie Griffin (33) leads the nation in rebounding and is second in blocked shots, but even if he doesn't end up atop those categories at year's end, he's still on pace for a...

January 22, 2001
THE NBA

January 22, 2001 | Ian Thomsen
New Tricks For Big DogThe Bucks' Glenn Robinson, once deemed one-dimensional, is flashing an all-around game

January 22, 2001 | Ian Thomsen
One of the reasons the Grizzlies might be interested in trading Shareef Abdur-Rahim or Mike Bibby is Vancouver's need for another first-round draft pick. To complete their 1997 acquisition of Otis...

January 22, 2001 | Ian Thomsen
Timberwolves forward Kevin Garnett

January 22, 2001 | Ian Thomsen
On defending against the Mavericks' sharp-shooting trio of Michael Finley, Steve Nash and Dirk Nowitzki:

January 22, 2001 | L. Jon Wertheim
This time around, 76ers guard Aaron McKie is thriving—and not just surviving—in his hometown

January 22, 2001 | Stephen Cannella
One-Shot DealIn Johnny Damon, the A's got what they needed—for a year, at least

January 22, 2001 | Stephen Cannella
Teams in need of a gate attraction this season—are you listening, Tigers and Twins?—might stir interest by grabbing a future Hall of Famer willing to work cheap. At week's end outfielder Rickey...

January 22, 2001 | Ivan Maisel
Cash Talks, They WalkMichael Vick and 27 other underclassmen decided to cash in early with the NFL

January 22, 2001
Sense of DuneThe Mercedes ML 430 driven by Jean-Pierre Strugo and Pascal Larroque of France makes like a sand wedge in the Moroccan Sahara during the Er Rachidia-to-Ouarzazate leg of the ongoing...

January 22, 2001 | Seth Davis
Just Like Old TimesAn undefeated start has Georgetown once again looking like the Beast of the East

January 22, 2001 | Seth Davis
When Rick Pitino resigned as president and coach of the Boston Celtics on Jan. 8, he loosed a fusillade of rumors over where he will land next. Feeding the frenzy of speculation is the number of...

January 22, 2001 | Seth Davis
Perpetually dyspeptic Cincinnati coach Bob Huggins was so angry at his Bearcats after their Dec. 30 loss to Toledo that he booted them out of their locker room at the Shoemaker Center. Their new...

January 22, 2001 | Seth Davis
Texas's Chris Owens has the same urge to excel that his great uncle Jesse had

January 22, 2001 | Rick Reilly
I'm sorry. I realize I've been wrong in the past for criticizing Michael Jordan. I'm a very stupid person.

January 22, 2001
Whitney Welch, Las VegasWhitney, 16, a junior at Durango High, shot a four-over 220 to edge runner-up Kristi Larsen, a freshman at New Mexico, by a stroke at the Arizona Silver Belle Championship...

January 22, 2001 | Kenneth Green
Take it from someone else with a handicap, Casey Martin shouldn't be allowed to ride

January 22, 2001
•No Trouble in ParadiseJim Furyk should play a limited schedule. Limited, that is, to tournaments held in Hawaii and Las Vegas.

January 22, 2001 | Alan Shipnuck
Starting four strokes back on the final day of the Mercedes Championships, Jim Furyk shifted gears, picked up speed and won the title on the last hole

January 22, 2001 | Jaime Diaz
The kitchen of Ely Callaway's sprawling hacienda-style house in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., minutes before Arnold Palmer's much anticipated Jan. 8 appearance on The Golf Channel, was like the inside...

January 22, 2001 | Jaime Diaz
Ernie ELS should be 2 for 2 this season, but he's not getting it done. The two-time U.S. Open champion's habit of going blooey when he's in contention makes one wonder: Is he pressing, or is his...

January 22, 2001 | Jaime Diaz
What do these golfers have in common?

January 22, 2001 | Jaime Diaz
Do you think Tiger looks better with blond or black hair?

January 22, 2001 | Jaime Diaz
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