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August 27, 2001 | Volume 95, Issue 8

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 Cover - Sports Illustrated August 27, 2001

August 27, 2001 | Rick Reilly
In the San Francisco Giants' clubhouse, everybody knows the score: 24-1.

August 27, 2001
A Welcome HeroNever in my 35 years of reading SI have I been as touched as I was by William Nack's article on Bob Kalsu (A Name on the Wall, July 23). This should be required reading for today's...

August 27, 2001
Letters

August 27, 2001 | Will Kimmey
MAY 4, 1959

August 27, 2001 | Steve Rushin
An A-to-Z primer for toddlers who don't know Yogi Berra from Yogi Bear

August 27, 2001 | Chris Ballard
Highlights

August 27, 2001 | John O'Keefe
An interactive website is trying to get sports employers and job seekers on the same page

August 27, 2001 | Chris Ballard
The idea was broached over dinner in March. Steve Sabol, head of NFL Films, sat across from an old friend, Baltimore Ravens coach Brian Billick, and threw out what he figured was a crazy idea:...

August 27, 2001 | John O'Keefe
Note to CBS: Whenever Tiger Woods is 13 or more strokes off the lead after three rounds, as he was at last weekend's PGA, please refrain from using images of him to promote your final-round...

August 27, 2001 | Michael Silver
The NFL preseason is agonizingly tense—for all the wrong reasons

August 27, 2001 | Michael Silver
Jim Harbaugh, 1998Would-be Ravens savior completed 33 of 47 passes for 320 yards in 4-0 August, then led club to lofty 6-10 mark.

August 27, 2001 | George Dohrmann
The NBA gave itself a nice pat on the back last week when it announced the hiring of Stephanie Ready as an assistant coach with the Greenville (S.C.) Groove of its new National Basketball...

August 27, 2001
Golf people love to tag some star-crossed pro as "the best player never to have won a major." (For the record, it's still Phil Mickelson after his second-place finish in the PGA [page 40].)...

August 27, 2001 | George Dohrmann
7Bases stolen by Davey Lopes when his club was ahead by seven or more runs; as Brewers skipper, Lopes was furious recently when Padre Rickey Henderson swiped second with San Diego leading...

August 27, 2001
On Friday, Summer Catch, starring Freddie Prinze Jr. (right) as a Cape Cod League pitcher, opens in theaters nationwide. We asked former big leaguer Mike Pagliarulo, who played third for the...

August 27, 2001 | L. Jon Wertheim
Saturday Nights in the mid-1980s: Fueled by a speedball of Mello Yello and Reese's Pieces, I needed only to survive the grindingly slow last few skits of Saturday Night Live before TV heaven...

August 27, 2001
Stopped•By Cytodyne Technologies of New Jersey, the distribution of Androdyne, a supplement containing androstenedione, which is banned by the NFL. The league has said it will prohibit players...

August 27, 2001
For more Over/Under debate, plus Jon Wertheim's exclusive U.S. Open draw breakdown and predictions, go to cnnsi.com/si_online.

August 27, 2001 | Alexander Wolff
Earl Anthony made pocket money as a kid by setting up pins in a bowling alley. His knack for knocking them down as an adult made him the first bowler to earn $1 million during his career. Anthony,...

August 27, 2001
If you've ever watched Alonzo Mourning in action and thought, Gee, now where I can get myself a 'do like Zo's? you're in luck. The Heat center and his longtime barber, Peter Bethel, have just...

August 27, 2001
U.S. Open officials refused to renew Queens businessman Steven Levkoff's $110,000 luxury suite at Arthur Ashe Stadium in part because Levkoff failed to order the obligatory $24,000 worth of food...

August 27, 2001
RANDY THOMASThree-hundred-pound Jets guard, on his new diet: "I still like my sweets, but I have cut back. For instance, I might not eat a whole pie. I might eat only half."

August 27, 2001 | Mark Bechtel
Kevin Harvick is driving Dale Earnhardt's car and doing a lot more besides

August 27, 2001
Brendan Hansen, HAVERTOWN, PA.SwimmingHansen, 20, won the the 200-meter breaststroke at the world championships with a meet-record time of 2:10.69. In March, as a freshman, he led Texas to its...

August 27, 2001 | Tom Verducci
In talking two of three games in New York, the Mariners showed they have no intention of letting the Yankees or history stand in their way

August 27, 2001 | Michael Bamberger
Phil Mickelson hoped for a big win at the PGA, but steady David Toms had the storybook ending

August 27, 2001
BELLY UP TO THE BAR AS SI'S WRITERS TAKE THEIR BEST SHOTS AT THE MOST OVERRATED PEOPLE, PLACES AND THINGSIN SPORTS—AND CELEBRATE THE MOST UNDERRATED ONES

August 27, 2001 | Michael Silver
Over RATEDStar-Spangled Banner

August 27, 2001 | Austin Murphy
Over RATEDHeisman Trophy

August 27, 2001 | Phil Taylor
Over RATEDThe NBA Dr. JAs often happens with great artists, Julius Erving had already done his best work by the time he was discovered by the mainstream public. After five ABA seasons spent mostly...

August 27, 2001 | Paul Zimmerman
Over RATEDVince Lombardi"Winning isn't everything; it's the only thing." Three things are wrong with this piece of gibberish attributed to Vince Lombardi (above): 1) It is meaningless. Turn it...

August 27, 2001 | Merrell Noden
Over RATEDBaton PassingSprint relays boil down to nothing more than running fast and passing a stick. The baton pass is hardly the feat of subatomic precision that heavily favored U.S. teams...

August 27, 2001 | Jack McCallum
Over RATEDAli vs. ForemanRope-a-dope has entered the lexicon as a strategy that means "winning by doing almost nothing." That says everything one needs to know about the Rumble in the Jungle, the...

August 27, 2001 | Michael Bamberger
Over RATEDMark McGwire

August 27, 2001 | Frank Deford
Over RATEDSteffi Graf

August 27, 2001 | Jeffri Chadiha
Over RATEDJerry RiceOf all the accomplishments in Jerry Rice's 17-year career, the least impressive is his record for most consecutive games with a pass reception, a streak that stands at 225....

August 27, 2001 | E.M. Swift
Over RATEDWimbledon

August 27, 2001 | L. Jon Wertheim
Over RATEDPhiladelphiaUnspeakable, even for us screamed the Philadelphia Daily News headline after Eagles fans cheered as Dallas Cowboys receiver Michael Irvin lay motionless on the Veterans...

August 27, 2001 | E.M. Swift
Over RATEDNolan Ryan

August 27, 2001 | Gary Smith
Over RATEDPress Box Seals

August 27, 2001 | Grant Wahl
Over RATEDBoomer SoonerThe fight song experts who wrote College Fight Songs: An Annotated Anthology were mighty charitable when they ranked Oklahoma's Boomer Sooner as the nation's 16th best. (The...

August 27, 2001 | Tom Verducci
Over RATEDCal RipkenCal Ripken's record of playing in 2,632 consecutive games recalls what Samuel Johnson said about a dog walking on its hind legs: The wonder is not in that he does it well, but...

August 27, 2001 | Franz Lidz
Over RATEDMark FidrychA quarter century ago a pitcher named Mark Fidrych made a name for himself—the Bird—with his oddball exuberance. The rube-ish rookie packed 'em into Tiger Stadium by...

August 27, 2001 | S.L. Price
Over RATEDFidel Castro

August 27, 2001 | Steve Rushin
Over RATEDThe VenueWhen, in this age of technological wonder, will people stop saying of one sports spectacular or another, "Dude, I was there!" So what? Sports deliver, you know. Nobody dines in...

August 27, 2001 | Alexander Wolff
Over RATEDDarryl DawkinsLoved you, Darryl Dawkins. Loved that Shel Silverstein world inside your head. Still, just because you christened your dunks with florid names and hung on the rim after...

August 27, 2001 | Ivan Maisel
Over RATEDUSC vs. Notre DameThe best Rivalries generate heat from internecine warfare (Army-Navy), neighborly sniping (Michigan-Ohio State) or sibling rivalry writ statewide (Alabama-Auburn)....

August 27, 2001 | Jeff MacGregor
Over RATEDRed Sox

August 27, 2001 | Kostya Kennedy
Over RATEDBill BucknerFifteen years after Game 6 of the 1986 World Series, the image of Boston Red Sox first baseman Bill Buckner (right) allowing Mookie Wilson's squibber to dribble through his...

August 27, 2001 | Michael Silver
Over RATEDBaseballIf I have to Endure another self-important George Will-Bill James-Ken Burns spew on the lofty significance of this national pastime that is past its time, I'm going to hurl. I...

August 27, 2001 | Michael Bamberger
Over RATEDPhil Mickelson

August 27, 2001
Two GoodRaiders tight end Mondriel Fulcher doubles his pleasure by catching his second touchdown pass in the second quarter of an exhibition game that the 49ers went on to win 20-17 (page 25).

August 27, 2001 | Peter King
Over RATEDBob WaterfieldOur football-history IQ stinks. Bob Waterfield (right) is in the Hall of Fame (he went in with the third class, in 1965), so when his name comes up today, you think, Hey,...

August 27, 2001 | Alexander Wolff
Over RATEDThe PitIf Albuquerque had an NBA team, the University of New Mexico's University Arena, a.k.a. the Pit, would be a facility of great felicity. It has all the charmlessness of a...

August 27, 2001 | John Garrity
Over RATEDPebble BeachA perennial leader in magazine golf course ratings, Pebble Beach Golf Links overwhelms visitors with its coastal beauty and then piles on the cognitive dissonance by charging...

August 27, 2001 | Michael Farber
Over RATEDExperienceFrom the Anaheim Mighty Ducks to the hidebound Vancouver Canucks, the mantra is "You need experience to win in the playoffs." This (like the Mighty Ducks) is a canard. Too...

August 27, 2001 | Rick Reilly
Over RATEDAngelo ArgeaAngelo Argea, the bush-mopped man on Jack Nicklaus's bag from 1963 to 1981, was a Las Vegas taxi driver who got lucky. Nicklaus admits the caddie master at the Palm Springs...

August 27, 2001 | Richard Hoffer
Over RATEDThe Donut

August 27, 2001 | Tim Crothers
Over RATEDA Pitcher's WinsIn 30 starts during the 2000 season, San Francisco southpaw Shawn Estes won 15 games, tied for 10th in the National League in that category. Estes achieved this with a...

August 27, 2001 | Jeff Pearlman
Over RATEDFranco HarrisA Highlight Reel of Pittsburgh Steelers fullback Franco Harris's greatest runs would have a lot of this: Franco darts past a cheerleader; Franco leaps over a Gatorade...

August 27, 2001 | Sandy Bailey
Over RATEDFlo-JoFor one season she transformed herself from a workaday sprinter named Florence Griffith Joyner into a cultural icon named Flo-Jo. The year was 1988 and—with slinky racing suits...

August 27, 2001 | E.M. Swift
Over RATEDMuhammad Ali

August 27, 2001 | Alan Shipnuck
Over RATEDGolf in the KingdomLet's get one thing straight: Golf is not an 18-hole Rorschach test, nor is it a metaphysical journey during which the open-minded can commune with God and nature....

August 27, 2001 | Tim Layden
Over RATEDSteve PrefontaineThere's no better way to become an American legend than to achieve early success and then die young. This was never more true than in the 1970s: Hendrix, Joplin,...

August 27, 2001
Baseball

August 27, 2001 | Stephen Cannella
Better Than EverWhile others pursue the home run record, Sammy Sosa is having his finest season

August 27, 2001 | Stephen Cannella
Two advance scouts, one from each league, reflect on what they saw and heard last week:

August 27, 2001 | Stephen Cannella
BLUE JAYS 11, RANGERS 3 Aug. 17

August 27, 2001 | Jamal Greene
St. Louis infielder Placido Polanco is a powerless, yet powerful, asset

August 27, 2001 | Michael Farber
Taking a FlyerBy trading for oft-injured Eric Lindros, the Rangers gambled big time with their future

August 27, 2001 | Michael Farber
D Wade ReddenSENATORSThe No. 2 pick in the '95 draft, he was on the cusp of stardom two seasons ago, at 22, but took a small step backward last year, playing brilliantly but inconsistently. His...

August 27, 2001 | Pierre McGuire
The NHL may force the free-agent contracts signed over the summer by center Joe Sakic and defenseman Rob Blake, both of the Avalanche, and Stars center Pierre Turgeon to be reworked. In 2004-05...

August 27, 2001 | Michael Farber
The Red Wings are happy to have Uwe Krupp back, but he still has a bone to pick with them

August 27, 2001 | L. Jon Wertheim
On the Upswing?Following a disappointing eight months, Marat Safin may have found his stroke

August 27, 2001 | L. Jon Wertheim
3Venus Williams's WTA Tour ranking when she entered last month's Acura Classic.

August 27, 2001 | John Garrity
As the clock runs down, the Florida project chugs nicely toward completion

August 27, 2001 | John Garrity
When members of the University of Florida Golf Course green-keeping crew arrived at work on Saturday morning, Aug. II, they discovered that someone had left donuts—not the sugary kind,...

August 27, 2001 | Gary Van Sickle
Atlanta's 500-plus-yard Monster

August 27, 2001 | Gary Van Sickle
The PGA Championship has become the most exciting major. We had Tiger Woods versus Sergio Gracia in 1999,Tiger versus Bob May in '00 and, last week, Phil Mickelson going head-to-head against David...

August 27, 2001 | Gary Van Sickle
What do these players have in common?

August 27, 2001 | Gary Van Sickle
Should Curtis Strange have picked the 11th and 12th players in the Ryder Cup standings, or was he right in selecting regardless of rank?

August 27, 2001
Maggie Noel, HOUSTONMaggie, 13, took two tides in three weeks. She won the girls' division of the Inner City National Championship for the third straight year, shooting a three-under 65 for a...

August 27, 2001 | Bruce Zabriski
Playing in the PGA was a ton of fun, but nothing beats my job at Trump International

August 27, 2001
Undoubtedly, 2001 has been the Year of the Kid in golf. Take Ty Tryon (below). A 17-year-old junior-to-be at Dr. Phillips High in Orlando, Ty made news last week by announcing that he's turning...

August 27, 2001
•Tough CallIf their positions had been reversed, would Phil Mickelson have laid up like David Toms?

August 27, 2001 | John Garrity
What's wrong with Tiger Woods? There are no easy answers, but almost everyone you talk to has a theory

August 27, 2001 | Alan Shipnuck
Picking the Ryder Cup wild cards was a difficult job, but somebody, namely Curtis Strange, had to do it

August 27, 2001 | Alan Shipnuck
Think the crowd at Brookline was tough? Consider what Mark O'Meara and Lanny Wadkins endured at the first Ryder Cup at the Belfry, in 1985. "We were playing Seve [Ballesteros] and [Manuel]...