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September 15, 2003 | Volume 99, Issue 11

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Sam Adams Cover - Sports Illustrated September 15, 2003

September 15, 2003 | Rick Reilly
Maybe later I'll deny I ever said this, but it's time to thank Barry Bonds.

September 15, 2003
Slammin' SammyTom Verducci's article on Sammy Sosa's resurgence (Sammy's Second Season, Aug. 25) gave me a clear picture of why Sosa will be a first ballot Hall of Famer. Sammy's joyous charge...

September 15, 2003
LETTERS•Please e-mail us at letters@si.timeinc.com or fax us at 212-467-4049. Letters should include the writer's full name, address and home telephone number and may be edited for clarity and space.

September 15, 2003 | Luis Fernando Llosa
SEPTEMBER 27, 1976

September 15, 2003 | Steve Rushin
For this issue of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (Lurid, Topless Tarts) I have anagrammatized Cheryl Tiegs (Sigh Erectly) and Secretariat (Race Artiste) and Kobe Bryant (Bonk, Betray) and New Orleans Saints...

September 15, 2003 | Chris Ballard
Suspended Ohio State running back Maurice Clarett says he may sue the NFL to gain early admission. Can his lawyer help him crack the pros?

September 15, 2003
BoughtBy Cubs first baseman Randall Simon, Italian sausages for the 330 fans sitting in section 112—behind first base—at Milwaukee's Miller Park at last Saturday's Cubs-Brewers game. Simon was...

September 15, 2003 | Daniel G. Habib
As former QB Drew Henson takes a turn in the big leagues, two SI writers weigh in

September 15, 2003 | Chris Ballard
The former football and baseball star hosts ESPN's The New American Sportsman on Mondays.

September 15, 2003 | Daniel G. Habib
10Shutout innings Toronto's Roy Halladay pitched in last Saturday's l-O win over the Tigers, making him the first pitcher to throw an extra-inning shutout since the Twins' Jack Morris beat the...

September 15, 2003 | Bill Scheft
Bear with me, I'm still coming down from the NFL Kickoff Conceit. Tell me if I'm wrong: If your team needs help against the run, you can do worse than Aretha Franklin.

September 15, 2003
For the first 22 years of her life Veronica Kay was too busy to take in a football game. In addition to her career as a professional surfer, she's also a Roxy swimwear model and starred on the...

September 15, 2003
No, the well-red multitudes who descended upon the tiny Spanish village of Buñol (pop. 9,600) last month weren't reenacting Attack of the Killer Tomatoes/They were taking part in La Tomatina, an...

September 15, 2003
The House Judiciary Committee held a hearing to discuss how teams are selected for BCS games.

September 15, 2003
WILY MO PEÑAReds outfielder, after failing twice to get down a bunt before tripling to help Cincinnati beat the Cardinals: "I was surprised by the bunt [sign]. I don't know how to bunt."

September 15, 2003
For early access to LIFE OF REILLY, AIR AND SPACE and Insider columns—plus premium photo galleries, bonus content from magazine writers and more—check out SI Exclusive, a new area of our website...

September 15, 2003
SEPT. 12-18

September 15, 2003 | Chris Ballard
The Curse of Affleck, Soap Lathers NFL

September 15, 2003
Ariel Rittenhouse, SANTA CRUZ, CALIF.DivingAriel, a seventh-grader at Holy Cross School, won the one-meter event for her age group at the Junior Pan American Championships. She also won a silver...

September 15, 2003
To submit a candidate for Faces in the Crowd, go to SI.com/magazine.

September 15, 2003 | Jeff Pearlman
Success? Tradition? Crazy fans? Delaware's BLUE HENS have 'em all

September 15, 2003 | Jeff Pearlman
For more about sports in Delaware and the other 49 states, go to si.com/50.

September 15, 2003 | Pat Williams
For 47 years a charity football game has brought the state's north and south together

September 15, 2003 | Compiled by Pete McEntegart
Delawareans weigh in on sports*

September 15, 2003 | Compiled by Pete McEntegart
To see more photos of Dover International Speedway, read an SI story about football great Randy White and submit your favorite First State sports memory, go to...

September 15, 2003 | Peter King
The Bills picked up an ex-Patriot, then decked his old team in an opening week full of upset

September 15, 2003 | Peter King
Peter King's Monday Morning Quarterback, each week at si.com/football.

September 15, 2003 | Jeffri Chadiha
Houston's revamped offensive line kept Miami's pass rushers at bay in the biggest upset of the week

September 15, 2003 | Josh Elliott
Detroit's Charles Rogers lived up to his advance billing, scoring touchdowns on his first two catches and intimidating defenders

September 15, 2003 | Josh Elliott
With his needs addressed, a relaxed and mature Daunte Culpepper got the Vikings off to a fast start

September 15, 2003 | Peter King
TRADING E-MAIL WITH...Injured Falcons quarterback Michael Vick

September 15, 2003 | Paul Zimmerman
Don't expect the Rams to look much better this week, because their problems on offense run much deeper than Kurt Warner

September 15, 2003 | Paul Zimmerman
Dr. Z's Inside Football, every week during the season at si.com/football.

September 15, 2003 | L. Jon Wertheim
Andy Roddick, the crown prince of the American game, finally assumed the throne with a commanding victory in the U.S. Open final

September 15, 2003 | L. Jon Wertheim
L. Jon Wertheim's Tennis Mailbag, every Monday at si.com/tennis.

September 15, 2003
Buff StufferUCLA's Brandon Chillar got Rocky Mountain high in Boulder last Saturday to block Colorado placekicker Mason Crosby's point-after attempt late in the fourth quarter. The play didn't...

September 15, 2003 | Kelley King
With a thrilling comeback win over Florida, his former team, Brock Berlin has staked his claim as Miami's next marquee quarterback

September 15, 2003 | Phil Taylor
Oklahoma's D stifled 'Bama but had its soft spots revealed

September 15, 2003 | Tom Verducci
There's playoff fever in Philadelphia, where the combustible manager has his disgruntled Phils headed for a wild-card berth—or a colossal flameout

September 15, 2003 | Tom Verducci
Tom Verducci's Insider, every Tuesday at si.com/baseball.

September 15, 2003 | Pete Dexter
In the world of a 1950s California country club, the only black men on the golf course are toting bags, but the stakes for a young caddy with a gift for the game could not be higher

September 15, 2003
Baseball

September 15, 2003 | Albert Chen
Answered PrayersAfter suffering in the NL West cellar, the Padres see the first signs of a bright future in a new stadium

September 15, 2003 | Albert Chen
The most unlikely name among the National League batting leaders is Scott Podsednik, the Brewers' 27-year-old rookie centerfielder, who in nine years as a minor leaguer had a career average of...

September 15, 2003 | Tom Verducci
CAUSING A HUFF

September 15, 2003 | Mark Beech
Wake-Up CallWake Forest served notice that it's no longer a pushover in the ACC with a shocking upset of N.C. State

September 15, 2003 | Mark Beech
Ohio State CB-WR Chris Gamble versus N.C. State WR Jerricho CotcheryThe 6'1", 200-pound Cotchery is quarterback Philip Rivers's favorite target and N.C. State's big-play threat. He has caught at...

September 15, 2003 | Mark Beech
Tim Layden's Insider plus a photo gallery, every week at si.com/football/ncaa.

September 15, 2003 | Gene Menez
Not just the third-most-common last name in the U.S., it's the surname with the most game in college football this season.

September 15, 2003 | Phil Taylor
LUCK OF THE IRISH