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February 05, 2001 | Volume 94, Issue 5

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Jamie Sharper Cover - Sports Illustrated February 05, 2001

February 05, 2001 | Rick Reilly
THE SUPER BOWL hero walked down the tunnel with no trophy in his arms or minicams in his face. In fact, all the Super Bowl hero had done was throw four interceptions, a dozen or so wounded quail,...

February 05, 2001
This week check out our wall-to-wall coverage of NHL All-Star weekend, including exclusive on-site analysis from SI's Michael Farber and Kostya Kennedy, at cnnsi.com/hockey.

February 05, 2001
Shadow PlayA small plane gets in on the action during the fourth quarter of Super Bowl XXXV at Tampa's Raymond James Stadium (page 44).

February 05, 2001
Love-Hate RelationshipI enjoyed your year-end article about the superfans around the country and what drives their passions for their respective teams (Endless Love, Dec. 25-Jan. 1). I was,...

February 05, 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....

February 05, 2001 | Steve Rushin
Contrary to conventional sporting wisdom, February is a sweetheart of a month

February 05, 2001 | John Walters
SATURDAY 2/3

February 05, 2001 | John Walters
BEGINNING ON FEB. 14 at 11 p.m., Bob Costas, who has exhibited his acting chops on HBO's Arli$$ and The Larry Sanders Show, will be appearing on the cable network on a weekly basis. What recurring...

February 05, 2001 | John Walters
Previously underserved college hockey fans can now follow their game on a snappy, scrappy site

February 05, 2001 | John Walters
On its Super Bowl telecast, why didn't CBS bleep out the f-bomb dropped by Raven Tony Siragusa as he ran onto the field during pregame introductions? The network didn't use a five-second delay...

February 05, 2001 | Grant Wahl
The latest sports tragedy points up the risks of road trips

February 05, 2001
STAMPEDING SQUIRRELS, smiling corpses, 360-degree panoramas of Britney Spears: The Super Bowl telecast had more than its share of non-football action. Our picks for the highs and lows.

February 05, 2001
2Rank of Super Sunday, behind Thanksgiving, among days of the year for U.S. food consumption.

February 05, 2001
In Praise Of Chucks

February 05, 2001
From songwriter Warren Zevon (Werewolves of London) and sportswriter Mitch Albom comes one of rock's first encomiums to the enforcer, Hit Somebody! (The Hockey Song). With backup vocals by David...

February 05, 2001
Hired•Butch Davis, formerly of the University of Miami, to coach the Browns. Davis, in a Nov. 30 AP story: "I'm not going to any other job." In a Jan. 4 AP story, on negotiations to extend his...

February 05, 2001
QWhy is the crowd at the Phoenix Open the rowdiest on the PGA Tour?

February 05, 2001 | Alexander Wolff
WE COULD recite the details of the life of Al McGuire, the former college basketball coach and TV commentator who died of a blood disorder last Friday at age 72, but he wouldn't want us to....

Talk about bad timing: In a scene in Finding Forrester, a high school teacher giving a lecture on Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven notes that Poe was obsessed with death and that the NFL Ravens are the...

The Manchester United Football Club math workbook provides prices for official team products and asks kids to solve such arithmetic problems as, "Jordan has £30 to spend. If he buys a pair of...

MALIK ROSESpurs forward, on his battles with a sore right hip: "Getting out of bed was like the evolution of man."

February 05, 2001 | Frank Deford
Two school presidents decry college sports—and hit upon a larger problem

February 05, 2001 | Jeff Pearlman
The boards were buzzing at the Electric Football Super Bowl in Canton, Ohio

February 05, 2001 | Brian Cazeneuve
Labeled an Olympic drug cheat, Rick DeMont may soon see his name cleared

February 05, 2001 | Charles Hirshberg
What do these insiders know that you don't? Enough to fill two books

February 05, 2001
Alexis Weatherspoon, SHERMAN OAKS, CALIF.BasketballAlexis, a senior guard at Grant High, broke school career girls' records for points (1,148) and steals (305) in a 67-41 win over John H. Francis...

February 05, 2001 | Michael Silver
The Ravens crowed about how good they'd be, then backed it up in the Super Bowl by crushing the Giants with big plays and a brutal defense

February 05, 2001 | Paul Zimmerman
Sure, the Ravens' defense is a great one, but it falls short of being the best ever

February 05, 2001 | L. Jon Wertheim
A mature, resilient Jennifer Capriati put her difficult past behind her and won her first major, while a focused Andre Agassi swept to his third Australian Open title

February 05, 2001 | Jack McCallum
Led by two player-of-the-year candidates, Duke produced a fantastic finish to down Maryland and keep a high-flying season aloft

February 05, 2001 | Michael Bamberger
A two-time NCAA champ with an artistic bent, Cael Sanderson of Iowa State has created a record of unprecedented perfection

February 05, 2001
COLLEGE BASKETBALLGeorgia bulls its way to top of SECGent named McCollum leads nation's scotersBC is back

February 05, 2001 | Seth Davis
Bulldog BelieversA tough schedule and undersized lineup could not Georgia's surge to the top of the SEC

February 05, 2001 | Seth Davis
AFTER PAYING close attention to the feverish action during the first 2½ months of the season, SI's selection committee is finally ready to weigh in and pick the top four seeds in each region as if...

February 05, 2001 | Seth Davis
NOT ONLY did Connecticut's 70-59 loss to Villanova on Jan. 24 drop the Huskies to fifth place in the East Division of the Big East with a 13-6 record (2-4 in the league), but it also left coach...

February 05, 2001 | Seth Davis
Ohio State's Ken Johnson is an artist, musician and defensive virtuoso

February 05, 2001 | Kostya Kennedy
A Shot IdeaThe once novel All-Star format pitting North America against the World ought to be junked

February 05, 2001 | Pierre McGuire
The once novel All-Star format pitting North America against the World ought to be junked

February 05, 2001 | Pierre McGuire
MILAN HEJDUAVALANCHE RWA spectacular skater, he was the most surprising omission from this year's All-Star rosters. Through Sunday he had 29 goals and was a candidate for league MVP.

February 05, 2001 | Austin Murphy
Ryan Miller could become the fourth member of college hockey's first family to reach the NHL

February 05, 2001 | Ian Thomsen
Zone D: Let It Be?The league is open to all sorts of changes, including an end to its man-to-man tradition

February 05, 2001 | Ian Thomsen
THINGS COULD be much worse for Grant Hill, who is out for the season after undergoing a second operation on his left ankle last month. Last summer, as a free agent, the All-Star forward was so...

February 05, 2001 | Ian Thomsen
Pacers guard Jalen Rose"I WORE number 42 in high school, but Chris [Webber] and I talked about getting single digits at Michigan, and 5 was perfect for me. Being a Magic Johnson fan, I liked 32....

February 05, 2001 | Ian Thomsen
MAVERICKS FORWARD Dirk Nowirzki (above), a 22-year-old native of Germany, and Kings forward Peja Stojakovic, a 23-year-old from Yugoslavia, each have a chance to have the highest-scoring season...

February 05, 2001 | Ian Thomsen
On the surprising 76ers, who at week's end had the league's best record (34-10):

February 05, 2001 | Austin Murphy
Ryan Miller could become the fourth member of college hockey's first family to reach the NHL

February 05, 2001 | Ian Thomsen
Zone D: Let It Be?The league is open to all sorts of changes, including an end to its man-to-man tradition

February 05, 2001 | Ian Thomsen
THINGS COULD be much worse for Grant Hill, who is out for the season after undergoing a second operation on his left ankle last month. Last summer, as a free agent, the All-Star forward was so...

February 05, 2001 | Ian Thomsen
Pacers guard Jalen Rose"I WORE number 42 in high school, but Chris [Webber] and I talked about getting single digits at Michigan, and 5 was perfect for me. Being a Magic Johnson fan, I liked 32....

February 05, 2001 | Ian Thomsen
MAVERICKS FORWARD Dirk Nowirzki (above), a 22-year-old native of Germany, and Kings forward Peja Stojakovic, a 23-year-old from Yugoslavia, each have a chance to have the highest-scoring season...

February 05, 2001 | Ian Thomsen
On the surprising 76ers, who at week's end had the league's best record (34-10):

February 05, 2001 | Chris Ballard
The Clippers' Igor Kokoshov is the first non-American coach in the NBA

February 05, 2001 | Jack McCallum
Hollywood trends come and go, but sports movies—clichéd, corny, sometimes downright comical—are never out of fashion. Just don't call them sports movies

February 05, 2001 | Jack McCallum
The Ripkenesque string of sports films will be extended in 2001. Here are some of the new entries, in order of anticipated release.

February 05, 2001 | Jack McCallum
What makes a sports movie? Not just Marlon Brando saying "I coulda been a contender. "Sports movies revolvearound athletes or sports. What makes a great sports movie? That's much harder to define....

February 05, 2001 | Jack McCallum
You may not know some of these films, but give them a look and they might make it onto your own list of classics.

February 05, 2001 | Jack McCallum
Unlike the many works of cinematic fiction that center on athletes or the games they play, these are the real deal: sports documentaries.

February 05, 2001
José María Olazábal turns 35 on Feb. 5, and the brooding Basque can hear the clock ticking, so much so that he has put aside his distaste for strip malls, ranch dressing and kids who sass their...

February 05, 2001
José María Olazábal turns 35 on Feb. 5, and the brooding Basque can hear the clock ticking, so much so that he has put aside his distaste for strip malls, ranch dressing and kids who sass their...

February 05, 2001
JACK NICKLAUS'S greatness was on display at the Senior Skins Game. Rather than back into victory by intentionally missing a short putt on the final hole, the Olden Bear drilled it into the cup and...

February 05, 2001
JACK NICKLAUS'S greatness was on display at the Senior Skins Game. Rather than back into victory by intentionally missing a short putt on the final hole, the Olden Bear drilled it into the cup and...

February 05, 2001
What do these golfers have in common?

February 05, 2001
What do these golfers have in common?

February 05, 2001
•Do the MathHere's all you need to know about Mark Calcavecchia's third Win Phoenix: 60,256,28,32.

February 05, 2001
•Do the MathHere's all you need to know about Mark Calcavecchia's third Win Phoenix: 60,256,28,32.

February 05, 2001 | John Garrity
A peak performance by Mark Calcavecchia at a low moment in his life seemed apt at a Phoenix Open that was also trying to change

February 05, 2001 | John Garrity
A peak performance by Mark Calcavecchia at a low moment in his life seemed apt at a Phoenix Open that was also trying to change

February 05, 2001 | Jamie Diaz
NOWHERE DOES a golfer see so much of what he wants so badly as he does at the sport's annual trade show in Orlando. Last week the aisles at the Orange County Convention Center were again bristling...

February 05, 2001 | Jamie Diaz
WOULD YOU spend a month's salary on a driver that gives you 10 extra yards? Would you give up Super Bowl tickets to guarantee a straight tee ball? Would you pass on dinner with Jennifer Lopez if,...

February 05, 2001 | Jamie Diaz
NOWHERE DOES a golfer see so much of what he wants so badly as he does at the sport's annual trade show in Orlando. Last week the aisles at the Orange County Convention Center were again bristling...

February 05, 2001 | Jamie Diaz
WOULD YOU spend a month's salary on a driver that gives you 10 extra yards? Would you give up Super Bowl tickets to guarantee a straight tee ball? Would you pass on dinner with Jennifer Lopez if,...