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December 04, 2006 | Volume 105, Issue 22

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Brett Favre Cover - Sports Illustrated December 04, 2006

December 04, 2006 | Terry McDonell
Who should it be? A debate rages at SI.com

December 04, 2006
Ray's Redemption

December 04, 2006 | Steve Rushin
FOUR SQUARE and seven years ago we had recess: 20 minutes, twice a day, of Darwinian contests whose very names—king of the hill, capture the flag, keep-away, dodgeball—screamed survival of the...

December 04, 2006
Larry Brown has moved on, but Isiah Thomas, his embattled successor as the Knicks' coach, has found plenty of others to feud with this season

December 04, 2006
Set By Danny Woodhead of Chadron (Neb.) State, the NCAA all-division record for single-season rushing yards. The junior ran for 252 yards and four touchdowns in the Eagles' Division II playoff win...

December 04, 2006
IT WAS never easy to get Willie Pep out of the ring. In a career that lasted from 1940 until 1966, Pep, who died last week, fought 242 times—and won 230. (At one point Pep, who twice held the...

December 04, 2006
3 NFL teams that have won after trailing by 21 points with less than 10 minutes to go: the 2003 Colts, the 1985 Vikings and the Titans, who rallied from a 21--0 deficit to beat the Giants on Sunday.

December 04, 2006 | Richard Deitsch
The 40-year-old actor (Lost) plays former Marshall assistant football coach Red Dawson in We Are Marshall, which opens on Dec. 22

December 04, 2006 | Adam Duerson
BESIDES PUTTING the world of knowledge at our fingertips, the Internet is unsurpassed at passing off pictures of one attractive blonde woman as shots of another. Sometimes hilarity ensues, but not...

December 04, 2006 | Adam Duerson
Two Boise skating-rink employees were fired for making a late-night run to a Burger King drive-through in the rink's Zambonis.

December 04, 2006 | Adam Duerson
The Jaguars spare no expense at their facility—they even have a real set of chains to measure their pilgrims' progress during practices. For Jacksonville's workout on Thanksgiving the team's ball...

December 04, 2006 | Adam Duerson
BOBBY BOWDEN, Florida State coach, on how Internet chatter about the team's poor play led to the resignation of his son Jeff as the Seminoles' offensive coordinator:

December 04, 2006 | Chris Mannix
What to watch and watch for

December 04, 2006
Tippy Jordan MAHTOMEDI, MINN. > Soccer Tippy, a senior striker at Mahtomedi High, scored two goals and had one assist, helping the 23-0-1 Zephyrs to a 3--0 victory over Benilde--St. Margaret's and...

December 04, 2006 | Chris Mannix
Despite setbacks, a Georgia basketball star finds success

December 04, 2006 | Chris Mannix
Four big games from this weekend's football playoffs

December 04, 2006
Figuring in regular-season stats and strength of schedule, RISE's top football analyst, Jon Mahoney, offers the very best players on both sides of the ball for 2006

December 04, 2006 | AUSTIN MURPHY
Tests of strength and endurance, emotions running furiously high, individuals primed to function as a unit, as exhilarating for fans as it is for competitors--played at any level, only one game...

December 04, 2006 | AUSTIN MURPHY
SOME PROS could learn a thing or two about protecting the ball from this youngster with the San Dieguito Pop Warner club in Encinitas, Calif. In its 77th season Pop Warner boasts 400,000...

December 04, 2006 | AUSTIN MURPHY
HIGH SCHOOL football is about much more than the game; it's about what's going on around the players as well. The more than one million teenagers who suit up are supported by, among others,...

December 04, 2006 | AUSTIN MURPHY
INTRAMURALS ARE serious business. The National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association sponsors programs at more than 650 campuses, as well as at military installations, correctional facilities...

December 04, 2006 | AUSTIN MURPHY
LOWER DIVISION programs get a fraction of the attention lavished on the 119 Division I-A teams, but players like Montana guard Colin Dow, who gave a young fan a big hand after the Grizzlies...

December 04, 2006 | AUSTIN MURPHY
WHEN THEY were friends and teammates growing up in Cleveland, Troy Smith (10) and Ted Ginn Jr. dreamed of moments like this. The Ohio State stars reveled in their team's 42--39 victory over No. 2...

December 04, 2006 | AUSTIN MURPHY
TONY ROMO threw his first pass in an NFL regular-season game on Oct. 15. Now, after leading the Dallas Cowboys to four victories in five starts, the 26-year-old quarterback is conjuring memories...

December 04, 2006 | AUSTIN MURPHY
LIFE IN a war zone offers few opportunities for recreation. Even in Iraq, however, Thanksgiving was a day for football, and U.S. soldiers stationed there were determined to get their fill. Many...

December 04, 2006 | Phil Taylor
Backyard Brawls? Civil Wars? As last week proved, annual games between college enemies are sports' greatest events--each able to define a season and cause 364 days of agony or ecstasy

December 04, 2006
Cat Scans

December 04, 2006 | Michael Silver
In a year that has tested him like no other, Tom Brady showed--with one sublime, supremely unlikely move--why he and the Patriots may yet be a Super Bowl team

December 04, 2006 | JEFF MACGREGOR
For 15 years Brett Favre has been the NFL's answer to Mark Twain's barefoot scamp--forever young and reckless. But nothing lasts forever, and the chattering heads think it's time for him to...

December 04, 2006
College Basketball Kansas again looks like a title contender • Why the Missouri Valley Conference is better than ever

December 04, 2006 | Seth Davis
Wright Track

December 04, 2006 | Seth Davis
1 The Missouri Valley Conference is even better this season. Missouri State and Wichita State, which beat LSU behind a big second half from Kyle Wilson (right), each upset top 10 teams last week,...

December 04, 2006 | Ian Thomsen
Well-Healed His knee and reputation rehabilitated, Portland's Zach Randolph is off to his best start and filling a leadership void

December 04, 2006 | Ian Thomsen
On the referees' crackdown on two infractions:

December 04, 2006 | Jeffri Chadiha
Shakeout Time With five weeks left, which teams will emerge from the pack, and which will be left out in the cold come January?

December 04, 2006 | Jeffri Chadiha
Pick your NFL team and get news from across the Web on your desktop at SI.com/mySI.

December 04, 2006 | Peter King
HOT READ

December 04, 2006 | Paul Zimmerman
LIKE NAPOLEON'S old legions, rallying to join their emperor after his escape from Elba, Bill Parcells's former players took one look at their coach's sad, downbeat press conference following the...

December 04, 2006 | Rick Reilly
SEVEN MONTHS ago you and I found out that each day 3,000 African children die of malaria for the very sad reason that they can't afford mosquito nets over their beds. Didn't seem right to us....

December 04, 2006 | Rick Reilly
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December 04, 2006 | GENE MENEZ
GENE MENEZ MATCHUP OF THE WEEK Carolina's 5'9" mighty mite has been a giant points producer this season. But what will happen when he faces the aggressive, almost airtight defensive schemes of...

December 04, 2006 | DAVID SABINO
Think your league's waiver wire is picked clean? Don't be so sure. Here are 10 impact (and probably available) players to grab for the season's final weeks

December 04, 2006 | David Sabino
WE LIKE THE MATCHUP

December 04, 2006
DON'T LIKE THE MATCHUP

December 04, 2006 | Mark Mravic
With intimate accounts and stunning photographs, a huge tome portrays the remarkable life of Pelé

December 04, 2006 | Mark Mravic
THE MAN WATCHING by Tim Crothers Sports Media Group, $26.95