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February 12, 2001 | Volume 94, Issue 6

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James Hundon Cover - Sports Illustrated February 12, 2001

February 12, 2001 | Richard Deitsch
NOVEMBER 5, 1984

February 12, 2001
Reilly, you forgot a stud...yourself.—CHERI SCHNITKER, Tempe, Ariz.

February 12, 2001
LETTERS

February 12, 2001 | Steve Rushin
If three noted bards had rendered the sporting scene in verse, it might have gone something like this

February 12, 2001 | John Walters
Highlights

February 12, 2001 | John Walters
A video that exuberantly celebrates hip-hop hoops soars to the top of the best-seller list

February 12, 2001 | John O'Keefe
If a golf organization in the mold of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) is ever formed, we'll probably have Sal Johnson to thank for it. Like Bill James's Baseball Abstracts in the...

February 12, 2001 | John Walters
It may not be the best sports film, but it certainly has one of the most memorable titles: Stockard Channing, Julius Erving and Jonathan Winters star in the 1979 cheesefest The Fish That Saved...

February 12, 2001 | Daniel G. Habib
A horrific death calls attention to the ugly world of dogfights

February 12, 2001 | Daniel G. Habib
Breeds responsible for the most fatal attacks on humans in the U.S. from 1979 to '98, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association:

February 12, 2001 | Lars Anderson
A few hours before he left office Bill Clinton signed 176 grants of clemency. While the nation has focused on the higher-profile pardons, such as the one for fugitive billionaire financier Marc...

February 12, 2001
THIS WEEK: EXTREME SNOWMOBILING

February 12, 2001 | Lars Anderson
45Days in jail that Mitchell Gluckman, 49, of Northridge, Calif., was sentenced to for threatening to kill his son's Little League manager because his boy played only three innings.

February 12, 2001
SYNOPSISThe jaunty music, the gravity-defying ball, the virtuoso club control...they're all back in Nike's sequel to 1999's much-buzzed-about "Hackysack" spot. This time Woods ups the ante by...

February 12, 2001 | Mark Mravic
Bronc Burnett

February 12, 2001
Threatened•Fighting bulls, as a source of Spanish culinary delicacies. Carcasses of the 11,000 bulls killed annually in the ring normally are sold to butchers—the tail and testicles are...

February 12, 2001 | Michael Farber
A U.S. businessman purchased a hunk of Canada's patrimony out of the bargain bin last week. George Gillett Jr. spent $184 million (all figures U.S.) to buy the 21,273-seat Molson Centre and 80.1%...

February 12, 2001
Teamwork is everything: It's a lesson former major league outfielder Elliott Maddox (below) learned well. That's why he's calling no fewer than 40 ex-big leaguers to testify on his behalf in his...

February 12, 2001
Mark Chmura said now that he has been acquitted of sexual assault and child enticement, he's going to Disney World.

February 12, 2001
VENUS WILLIAMSAsked after the Australian Open what she knows about the host country: "Australia was started as a penal colony in the beginning. They went on to become patriotic Australians, got...

February 12, 2001
Theodore Minor, HYATTSVILLE, MD.Flag and Touch FootballMinor, 39, the headwaiter at the CIA dining room, was inducted into the U.S. Flag and Touch Football League Hall of Fame. In 17 years as a...

February 12, 2001
Guidance for those lost in sports

February 12, 2001 | Leigh Montville
The XFL drew big crowds and boffo ratings on its debut weekend, but can it keep the ball rolling with a mix of babes, bombast and barely adequate football?

February 12, 2001 | Peter King
BIG BROTHER'S WATCHING, BUT ONLY A HANDFUL OF XFL PLAYERS SEEM LIKELY TO HAVE AN NFL FUTURE

February 12, 2001 | Tim Crothers
With a defeat of Duke, fiery new coach Matt Doherty guided North Carolina to the No.1 ranking

February 12, 2001 | Tim Layden
Butch Davis left Miami scrambling when he betrayed his players and bolted for a big-money deal with the Browns

February 12, 2001
For wall-to-wall coverage of NBA All-Star weekend, including exclusive on-site analysis from SI's Phil Taylor and Marty Burns, go to cnnsi.com/basketball.

February 12, 2001 | S.L. Price
Can Mark Chmura, acquitted of sexual assault, rebuild his reputation?

February 12, 2001 | Jeff Pearlman
Theo Ratliff has gone from awkward child to the NBA's most intimidating shot blocker

February 12, 2001
Just Call Me JonahA rainbow trout fingerling peeks out from the gullet of the northern pike that has just had it for lunch. The fish were part of a demonstration at the Alaska Department of Fish...

February 12, 2001
COLLEGE BASKETBALL

February 12, 2001 | Tim Crothers
Free and Not So EasyBecause foul free throw shooting can be costly, prescriptions for improvement are needed

February 12, 2001 | Tim Crothers
Our selection committee had plenty to ponder after three No. 1 seeds and two No. 2s lost last week. Amid all that carnage, Stanford stayed No. 1 in the West despite its first defeat of the season,...

February 12, 2001 | Tim Crothers
In the month since Seton Hall's Eddie Griffin put a shiner on teammate Ty Shine, the Pirates have gone 2-5 (putting them at 3-6 in the Big East) and are in danger of missing the NCAA tournament....

February 12, 2001 | Seth Davis
Missouri's Kareem Rush is quietly escaping the shadow of big brother JaRon

February 12, 2001 | Ian Thomsen
Air ConditionNot even Michael Jordan can immediately elevate the Wizards

February 12, 2001 | Ian Thomsen
Hoping to persuade the Chinese government and Chinese basketball officials to let 7'6" Yao Ming and 7-foot Wang Zhizhi play in the NBA, agent Bill Duffy has invited the acting Chinese ambassador...

February 12, 2001 | Ian Thomsen
On the Magic, which last week won four games in five nights, including a double-overtime victory at Philadelphia:

February 12, 2001 | Ian Thomsen
Bucks forward Glenn Robinson"When I was in junior high school in Gary, Ind., I stole some India ink from my art class and tattooed the inside of my left forearm with GLENN THE ROCKSTER. I wrapped...

February 12, 2001 | Kostya Kennedy
That Old MagicMike Keenan showed he still has the touch by getting Boston on track

February 12, 2001 | Pierre McGuire
With the league beginning its break for the Olympics only two days before the start of next year's Winter Games in Salt Lake City, one of the most difficult challenges facing national teams will...

February 12, 2001 | Pierre McGuire
MONTREAL CANADIENSBought last week by Colorado businessman George Gillett, the NHL's most storied franchise—a record 23 Stanley Cups—has a lousy roster and struggles financially because most of...

February 12, 2001 | Rick Reilly
Hey, kids, let's have some fun!

February 12, 2001 | Jaime Diaz
Limbaugh Plays Pebble BeachThe Tour's Mr. Right

February 12, 2001 | Jaime Diaz
Phil Mickelson made the right play at 18 on Sunday. Going for the oceanside green with a driver from 257 yards might seem like a poor decision when, if he had laid up, a wedge and a one-putt would...

February 12, 2001 | Jaime Diaz
What do these players have in common?

February 12, 2001 | Jaime Diaz
Should alcohol be banned at Tour events?

February 12, 2001 | Jaime Diaz
Synonyms far: A Bumpy GreenAlmond Roca, beauty marks, brickyard, bumper pool, cemetery, crater face, goose bumps, granola, ground zero, lava field, Lombard Street, minefield, Pebble Beach,...

February 12, 2001
Hilary Homeyer, Edina, Minn.Homeyer, a senior at Stanford, led wire to wire while winning the South Atlantic Ladies Amateur at Oceanside Country Club in Ormond Beach, Fla. An honorable mention...

February 12, 2001 | Cameron Martin
Shame on Kenneth Green and SI for launching an ill-informed personal attack against my brother

February 12, 2001 | Andy Brumer
Two of the game's most influential instructors, David Leadbetter and Jim McLean, recently issued their takes on Ben Hogan's techniques—Leadbetter in a book, The Fundamentals of Hogan, McLean in a...

February 12, 2001
•Sevens from HeavenThe secret to success at Pebble Beach? That's easy—fall behind by seven shots during the final round.

February 12, 2001 | Gary Van Sickle
Written off as too soft during a long winless streak, Davis Love III came on strong to overpower Pebble

February 12, 2001 | John Garrity
There's more to the upcoming renovation at Florida than meets the eye