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November 11, 2002 | Volume 97, Issue 19

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Joey Harrington Cover - Sports Illustrated November 11, 2002

November 11, 2002 | Bill Syken
AUGUST 30, 1982

November 11, 2002 | Rick Reilly
As an American father I'm required by law to nap on the couch on Sundays. I was complying when something woke me up that I couldn't believe.

November 11, 2002
Hurricane WarningHow could Oklahoma make the cover for its 35-24 yawner against overrated Texas (Football Fever, Oct. 21)? Miami's 28-27 win over Florida State, decided by FSU's Xavier Beitia—who...

November 11, 2002
LETTERS

November 11, 2002 | Steve Rushin
This election week, in the interest of equal time, we give voice to another kind of professional athlete, one who's never made a headline, an excuse or a Bentley payment. What he has made,...

November 11, 2002 | Christina Asquith
Want to get your kid more playing time? Hate the varsity's game plan? Just call your lawyer

November 11, 2002 | Alan Shipnuck
Woods's handlers want his image pulled from a clean-water campaign

November 11, 2002
They're not the most expensive commercials the league has produced—they just look that way, thanks to appearances by $20 million-a-movie man Adam Sandler, the Rolling Stones and, if things go as...

November 11, 2002 | Alan Shipnuck
1U.S. woman (Deena Drossin last year) ever to run a New York Marathon faster than Maria Runyan's 2:27:10; the legally blind runner finished fifth behind Kenya's Joyce Chepchumba on Sunday.

November 11, 2002
ThreatenedBy former U.S. Olympic figure skater Tonya Harding, 31, a lawsuit against Made In Oregon, distributors of Tonya Hot Sauce. The label features an unflattering caricature of Harding...

November 11, 2002
Announced

November 11, 2002 | Bill Scheft
I missed the Country Music Awards. Help me out here. Did David Eckstein win for Best Banjo Hitter?

November 11, 2002 | Richard Deitsch
Though she's eight months pregnant, the 29-year-old actress and wife of tennis star Pete Sampras is still quick on her feet. Her latest film, Extreme Ops, opens on Nov. 27.

November 11, 2002
The man at the center of ABC's The Bachelor knows his sports. Aaron Buerge was an all-state swimmer in high school, is an avid Chiefs fan and plans to open a sports bar with two 105-inch...

November 11, 2002
Halloween came a night early for Mavericks coach Don Nelson and his son, assistant coach Donn. Hit with a two-game suspension for illegally attending two amateur workouts this summer in...

November 11, 2002
The Houston Aeros of the American Hockey League will give fans a free ticket if a fight does not break out in their Nov. 14 game against the Milwaukee Admirals.

November 11, 2002
STEVE FRANCIS

November 11, 2002
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November 11, 2002
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November 11, 2002
NOVEMBER 8-14

November 11, 2002 | Richard Deitsch
Best of the Brunch, Solid Operation, Deion the Dummy

November 11, 2002
Amy Dodson, ADRIAN, MICH.MarathonDodson, 40, completed the St. George (Utah) Marathon in 3:53:24, lowering the world record for female below-the-knee amputees by more than 24 minutes. Dodson, a...

November 11, 2002 | Peter King
With Tom Brady of the Patriots showing the way, a new generation of explosive young quarterbacks is fighting up the NFL

November 11, 2002
BC-ing You!Boston College players take flight as they celebrate their 14-7 win over Notre Dame on Saturday (page 56).

November 11, 2002 | Michael Silver
Rookie Joey Harrington has all the tools—the talent, the toughness and the moxie—to bring real hope to the fans of the long-lost Lions

November 11, 2002 | Michael Silver
In the 45-year history of the NFL Most Valuable Player award, only one man, Packers quarterback Brett Favre (left), has won it more than twice. Favre was MVP in 1995 and '96 and shared the honor...

November 11, 2002 | Michael Silver
Want to be a quarterback? Here's what Harrington goes through on one play

November 11, 2002 | Peter King
Realignment's worst nightmare: An 8-8 division winner could go to the playoffs while a 10-6 wild card stays home

November 11, 2002 | Peter King
AFC

November 11, 2002 | Paul Zimmerman
Working overtime is just one of the factors going against the Raiders in Denver

November 11, 2002 | L. Jon Wertheim
One horseplayer defied astronomical odds to hit the Pick Six jackpot on Breeders' Cup day. Was he unbelievably lucky—or did he pull off a scam?

November 11, 2002 | L. Jon Wertheim
How investigators think two men turned the Breeders' Cup Pick Six into easy pickin's

November 11, 2002 | L. Jon Wertheim
The winning horses in the Breeders' Cup Pick Six included a pair of long shots in the first and last races that made the likelihood of a correct bet extremely remote

November 11, 2002
Seemingly without hope a week ago, one-loss teams are back in the race

November 11, 2002 | Allen Abel
Gordie Howe, one of his sport's fiercest warriors, can only watch and grieve as his wife—the smarts behind Mr. Hockey—slowly succumbs to a rare brain disorder

November 11, 2002 | Jack McCallum
The NBA returned to the Big Easy after a 23-year absence, but how long is the buzz about the Hornets likely to last?

November 11, 2002 | Kevin Conley
For nasty rivalries, earsplitting noise and bone-rattling collisions, nothing beats the mud-caked, low-staked, high-speed, steel-and-horsepower free-for-alls of demolition derby

November 11, 2002
College FootballAfter taking a backseat to quarterbacks last season, running backs are once again playing starring roles

November 11, 2002 | Ivan Maisel
In a year of spread offenses, the running back has reemerged as the most important position on the field

November 11, 2002 | Ivan Maisel
N.C. State tailback T.A. McLendonversusMaryland linebacker E.J. Henderson

November 11, 2002 | Daniel G. Habib
Neutral-Zone RapThe slick-skating Wild is winning games and fans by defying the notion that a trapping team has to be dull

November 11, 2002 | Daniel G. Habib
C Guy Carbonneau 1980-81 through '99-00 A scoring sensation as a junior, he transformed his game to become the best defensive forward of his era. His signature moment came in the '93 Stanley Cup...

November 11, 2002 | Daniel G. Habib
PenguinsBehind playmaking center Mario Lemieux (20 assists) and blossoming right wing Aleksey Morozov (seven goals), surprising Pittsburgh, which last season missed the playoffs and had only 69...

November 11, 2002 | Pierre McGuire
The Stars are frustrated by center Pierre Turgeon's uninspired performance. Turgeon, who in his first season with Dallas last year had only 15 goals in 66 games, has been switched to a line with...

November 11, 2002 | Gary Van Sickle
Vijay Singh won the Tour Championship, but all the fresh faces were the talk of the tournament

November 11, 2002
Some of the 18 first-time winners on Tour this year dominated the events they won, while the victories of others seemed as fluky as Jack Fleck's first W—a shocking upset of Ben Hogan at the 1955...

November 11, 2002 | Edited by Alan Shipnuck
A canceled final round at the Southern Farm Bureau Classic complicated the money-list race

November 11, 2002 | Edited by Alan Shipnuck
Charles Howell's sophomore slump—prematurely forecast by some—is history. His win against a weak field at the Michelob was an important milestone, but scaring the big boys at the Tour Championship...

November 11, 2002 | Jim Suttie
The belly putter helped Vijay Singh, who holed this 82-footer at East Lake, turn the flat stick from a weakness into something he can stomach

November 11, 2002 | Sal Johnson
Vijay Singh saved par 16 of the 21 times he missed a green at the Tour Championship, including 10 of 11 tries from the sand....

November 11, 2002 | Jim Suttie
The Belly Putter produces a fundamentally sound stroke, but one that is slightly different than the action used with a conventional putter. The ball should be positioned directly under the point...

November 11, 2002
You don't hear boos on a golf course very often, but they rained down on Chris DiMarco last Saturday during the Tour Championship. DiMarco, an over-the-top Florida fan, was wearing an...

November 11, 2002
The celebrated author of Golf in the Kingdom waxes philosophic on the 30th anniversary of his mystical—and occasionally mystifying—novel about the game

November 11, 2002
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November 11, 2002 | Cameron Morfit
The 2002 PGA tour will be remembered not for Tiger Woods's five wins, including his semi-Slam. The year will be remembered for those whose names we can't remember, from Jonathan Byrd (winner of...

November 11, 2002 | Chris Lewis
Chris Smith claims to be a man of many interests, but he mainly just wants to have fun