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November 28, 2005 | Volume 103, Issue 21

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Joe Paterno Cover - Sports Illustrated November 28, 2005

November 28, 2005
Nun Sense As a member of the Sisters of Providence, I believe SI may have committed a sin of omission by not making the world champion Chicago White Sox the main cover image (Nov. 7). Tom Brady...

November 28, 2005 | Steve Rushin
The Gear Daddies had a cult hit singing I Want to Drive the Zamboni, but me, I want to be a Zamboni, the last great role model in sports.

November 28, 2005 | Stephen Cannella
Making $4 million in a country where he's beloved, Bobby Valentine is proving there's nothing minor league about Japanese baseball

November 28, 2005 | Edited by Mark Bechtel and Stephen Cannella
Clinton Portis has more faces than a room full of agents

November 28, 2005 | Edited by Mark Bechtel and Stephen Cannella
Challenged By LPGA rookie Paula Creamer, 19, a penalty drop taken by Annika Sorenstam, 35 (above, right), during the first round of the ADT Championship, in West Palm Beach, Fla. On the 18th hole...

November 28, 2005 | Edited by Mark Bechtel and Stephen Cannella
31 Consecutive games, an NFL record, in which the Raiders' Shane Lechler has had a punt of at least 50 yards.

November 28, 2005 | Edited by Mark Bechtel and Stephen Cannella
One of NASCAR's 'Old Guns' goes out on top

November 28, 2005 | Gene Menez
All the Kansas State coach did was turn around the worst team in the country

November 28, 2005 | Tom Verducci
Baseball's new drug plan finally outlaws amphetamines

November 28, 2005 | Richard Deitsch
The NFL Hall of Fame running back, 58, is the host of OLN's Hunting for the Holidays, which premieres on Dec. 1

November 28, 2005 | Adam Duerson
Brangelina sightings come few and far between, but Mr. Pitt and Ms. Jolie showed up for the opening of the $80 million Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville last Saturday, as did an eclectic mix of...

November 28, 2005 | Adam Duerson
This is what would have happened if M.C. Escher had gone into ice dancing instead of art. At the ISU's Grand Prix event in Paris, Italian pair Federica Faiella and Massimo Scali tangled for the...

November 28, 2005 | Adam Duerson
After spending more than 1,000 hours completing one of the world's largest jigsaw puzzles, an upstate New York man believes the 18,000th and last piece was eaten by his beagle.

November 28, 2005 | Adam Duerson

November 28, 2005 | Chris Mannix
What to watch and watch for

November 28, 2005 | Edited by Mark Bechtel and Stephen Cannella
In the tradition of Sportsman of the Year, SI periodically pays tribute in this space to men and women who embody the ideals of sportsmanship.

November 28, 2005 | As told to Lisa Altobelli

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Which is the NFL's classiest organization? Patriots 26% Packers 13% Panthers 8% Browns, Ravens 6%

November 28, 2005 | Edited by Kostya Kennedy
No matter what happened on holidays past, these athletes had the right stuffing

November 28, 2005 | MARK BEECH
Thanks largely to rugged Paul Posluszny, who's burnishing the legacy of Linebacker U, Penn State and coach Joe Paterno have their first BCS bid--the critics be damned

November 28, 2005 | MARK BEECH
Look for Mark Beech's Inside College Football every week at

November 28, 2005 | PETER KING
Peyton Manning and the Colts outgunned Cincinnati to climb to 10-0, and now they're ready to make a run at the best record in NFL history

November 28, 2005 | PETER KING
Read Peter King's Monday Morning Quarterback, each week at

November 28, 2005 | E.M. SWIFT
Six years removed from his last shift, Wayne Gretzky has brought his superstar luster back to the NHL, coaching the surprising Phoenix Coyotes--and loving it

November 28, 2005 | E.M. SWIFT
WHEN SUPERSTARS OF Wayne Gretzky's caliber make the move to head coach or manager, their results on the bench don't usually measure up to their greatness on the field. Career records include playoffs.

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November 28, 2005 | IAN THOMSEN
T.J. Ford

November 28, 2005 | FRANK DEFORD
More than 40 years after taking his first photo for SI, Neil Leifer went on a nationwide shooting spree to document the changes in sports--and sports photography

November 28, 2005
Inside College Football

November 28, 2005 | Mark Beech
Comeback Kid

November 28, 2005 | Nunyo Demasio
Seattle's Finest

November 28, 2005 | Paul Zimmerman
Look out, world. A monster has been born.

November 28, 2005 | Lars Anderson
Cup Holder

November 28, 2005
Bolt from the Blue Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson scored his 16th touchdown of the season on a one-yard power surge during a 48-10 blowout of the Bills in San Diego on Sunday. The...

November 28, 2005 | Rick Reilly
You've seen films of the Kennedy family playing Thanksgiving touch football, right? Bobby going long and chowder for everybody?

November 28, 2005 | Albert Chen
With bigger purses and fresh new faces, professional bowling is quietly making a big comeback

November 28, 2005 | KELLI ANDERSON
Jimmy Clausen, the third quarterbacking brother in his family, may be a once-in-a-generation talent as a passer. And he's only a junior in high school

November 28, 2005 | Daniel G. Habib
Team USA rolled through the first qualifying round for what it hopes will not be its final Olympics