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October 15, 2007 | Volume 107, Issue 15

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Jeff Francis Cover - Sports Illustrated October 15, 2007

October 15, 2007
Conference Call

October 15, 2007 | James Carville
With LSU ahead in all the polls, a famous fan reflects

October 15, 2007 | As told to Ben Reiter
HE HAS SHREDDED the vaunted Bears defense and thrown an NFC-best 13 TD passes, and despite his five interceptions against the Bills on Monday, Tony Romo's Cowboys are 5--0. In 15 career starts...

October 15, 2007
WHO'S Hot

October 15, 2007
Who is the toughest quarterback in the NFL?

October 15, 2007
Set By Division II Chadron State's Danny Woodhead (below), the NCAA all-division career rushing record. Woodhead, a senior, ran for 208 yards against Western New Mexico last Saturday, bringing his...

October 15, 2007 | Tim Layden
IN 1997 Marion Jones, then 21, seized track and field by its throat, winning the 100 meters at the U.S. nationals. She was a primal force, tall and strong, graceful only in her easy dominance. In...

October 15, 2007
GLEN DAVIS Celtics rookie, after seeing the Sistine Chapel on the team's trip to Rome: "There's no way I would take six years painting a ceiling. But I guess you do what you've got to do, and I...

October 15, 2007
51 Times Russell (Rock Bottom) Byars, 43, an engineer from Franklin, Pa., skipped a stone on the Allegheny River, a Guinness World Record.

October 15, 2007
A fisherman in Somerset, England, has requested in his will that his friends use his remains as bait.

October 15, 2007 | Peter King
Remembering a walkout that helped create today's NFL

October 15, 2007 | Peter King
THE HEAT WAVE that baked the Midwest wreaked havoc on the Chicago Marathon. Temperatures rose to the high 80s with stifling humidity; many of the 45,000 runners dropped out, 184 were hospitalized...

October 15, 2007 | Richard Deitsch
Tony Gwynn

October 15, 2007 | Ben Reiter
The Rockies are loaded with ex-QBs

October 15, 2007 | KOSTYA KENNEDY
A once-passé puzzle stars at its own world championship

October 15, 2007 | KOSTYA KENNEDY
OF ALL the thankless football tasks, long snapping might be the one most taken for granted; you only hear a long snapper's name when a punter is corralling a misfired football. But the Texans'...

October 15, 2007
Sara Lowe SUNNYVALE, CALIF. > Synchronized Swimming Lowe, a senior at Stanford, was named U.S. synchronized swimmer of the year. A bronze medalist at the 2004 Olympics, she led the Cardinal to its...

October 15, 2007 | S.L. Price
Coolbaughs Carry On

October 15, 2007 | Sarah Kwak
What to watch and watch for

October 15, 2007 | LEE JENKINS
In making the leap to the NFL, 20-year-old Texans rookie Amobi Okoye and other marquee 2007 first-round draft picks are discovering the value of hard work, intense study and a few good friends

October 15, 2007 | Damon Hack
For the Vikings' Adrian Peterson, the toughest rookie lesson is learning how not to go full speed ahead

October 15, 2007 | Damon Hack
Photo

October 15, 2007 | Peter King
T, BROWNS

October 15, 2007 | Jim Trotter
MLB, 49ERS

October 15, 2007 | David Epstein
WR, CHIEFS

October 15, 2007 | Andrew Lawrence
CB, JETS

October 15, 2007 | JACK MCCALLUM

October 15, 2007 | JACK MCCALLUM
Taking His Cuts

October 15, 2007 | Nate Silver, Baseball Prospectus
WHAT TO make of the Diamondbacks, who struck out in a ridiculous 37% of their at bats but still beat the Cubs by a combined 16--6 in their NLDS sweep? After finishing with the league's best record...

October 15, 2007 | TOM VERDUCCI
Young power pitchers, from Fausto Carmona to Josh Beckett, have taken the postseason by swarm

October 15, 2007 | Joe Sheehan, Baseball Prospectus
THE RED SOX and the Indians not only had the same, major league--best record during the regular season (96--66) but also have many of the same qualities. Their respective aces, Josh Beckett and...

October 15, 2007 | AUSTIN MURPHY

October 15, 2007 | AUSTIN MURPHY
Premium Players

October 15, 2007 | AUSTIN MURPHY
Here are the undefeated teams through six weeks, along with their most meaningful wins, biggest obstacles and chances of remaining unblemished

October 15, 2007 | GRANT WAHL

October 15, 2007 | GRANT WAHL
Opening Night

October 15, 2007
The NFL Mike Shanahan's roster turnover isn't paying off for Denver • Jason Campbell takes charge in Washington • Dr. Z's Forecast: Unstoppable Pats

October 15, 2007
A Manny Splendored Thing After belting a three-run walk-off homer last Friday to beat the Angles 6--3 in Game 2 of their AL Division Series, Red Sox slugger Manny Ramirez admired his handiwork...

October 15, 2007 | Jim Trotter
Mile-High Low

October 15, 2007 | Jim Trotter
Albert Haynesworth's reputation certainly has turned. In '06 the Titans defensive tackle (right) was a pariah after he stomped on Cowboys center Andre Gurode; soon he could be the NFL's...

October 15, 2007 | Peter King
None of Jason Campbell's previous 10 starts for the Redskins put as much pressure on him as last week's against the Lions. The third-year QB had lost his right guard and right tackle to injury in...

October 15, 2007 | Paul Zimmerman
After the Patriots beat the Browns by 17, Bill Belichick told the press, "I think we can play better." This immediately became a highlight on the wrap-up shows. What, he wants to win every game by...

October 15, 2007 | Mark Beech
Balancing Act

October 15, 2007 | Mark Beech
1 You have to feel for Louisville QB Brian Brohm, who bypassed the NFL only to watch the Cardinals (3--3) implode under new coach Steve Kragthorpe. Brohm's huge numbers (467 yards in last Friday's...

October 15, 2007 | Joe Lemire
Just for Kicks

October 15, 2007 | Joe Lemire
SOLDOTNA vs. KODIAK, Oct. 13

October 15, 2007 | Joe Lemire
A STAY-AT-HOME LINEUP The news wasn't all bad for USC last week: Agoura (Calif.) junior tackle Kevin Graf committed to the Trojans. The 6'6", 302-pound Graf, a 2007 Nike Underclassman All-America,...

October 15, 2007 | Joe Lemire
1 NORTHWESTERN (Miami) 5--0 Next: Hialeah--Miami Lakes, 0--6 and scoreless in four games

October 15, 2007 | Lars Anderson
Foreign Affairs Indy champion Dario Franchitti and former F/1 star Jacques Villeneuve are leading the latest invasion of NASCAR

October 15, 2007 | Lars Anderson
1 On Sunday at Talladega, Jeff Gordon (right) won, and Jimmie Johnson took second. The Hendrick Motorsports duo has pulled away from the rest of the Chasers (Gordon leads Johnson by nine points;...

October 15, 2007 | Michael Farber
Cold Shoulder

October 15, 2007 | Pierre McGuire
Paul Stastny's productive summer: The Avalanche's sophomore forward worked out twice a day with a trainer, lost 12 pounds (he's 6 feet, 205) and got engaged. The early return? Eight points in...

October 15, 2007 | Rick Reilly
LET'S SAY you went to Starbucks, ordered your double espresso mocha half-soy grande and didn't get it for 37 years. Might you be a tad ... bitter? So tell me, why are the 47 people who got their...

October 15, 2007 | Peter King
I THINK . . . By Peter King

October 15, 2007 | David Epstein
When setting your lineup, fear not these formerly ferocious D's

October 15, 2007 | David Epstein
Thinking of making a move? Run your proposal by other owners at SI.com/fantasy.

October 15, 2007 | David Sabino
QUARTERBACK DEREK ANDERSON Browns VS. Dophins The Miami pass D ranked second through four games only because opponents preferred to run on them. On Sunday, Matt Schaub, playing without Ahman...

October 15, 2007 | David Sabino
MATT LEINART'S injury gives Warner another shot to start--good for him and for Arizona's offense.

October 15, 2007
WE DON'T LIKE THE MATCHUP