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February 15, 2010 | Volume 112, Issue 7

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Drew Brees Cover - Sports Illustrated February 15, 2010

February 15, 2010 | JOE POSNANSKI
Tom Watson points at the longtime elephant in the clubhouse

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Who's Hot

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February 15, 2010 | Bob Cousy
Bob Cousy recalls how foe and pal Dick McGuire made everyone better

February 15, 2010 | Bob Cousy
Throughout college football's national signing day on Feb. 3, Alabama's athletics website,, streamed a live feed of the department's fax machine.

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106.5 million

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The Reverend Jesse Jackson

February 15, 2010 | Lars Anderson
One lower-circuit race in, the IndyCar star is already paying off big for NASCAR

February 15, 2010 | Grant Wahl
In a scandal, unlike the U.S., the Brits make the right call

February 15, 2010 | Dan Patrick
Stolen Moments

February 15, 2010 | Edited by ELIZABETH MCGARR
Cory McGee

February 15, 2010 | David Epstein
John McCain rides herd on supplements

February 15, 2010 | GEORGE DOHRMANN
South Florida's late-season surge has put some of the Big East's traditional powers on the bubble

February 15, 2010 | SETH DAVIS
Illinois has played its way back onto the bubble—for now. The win on Saturday over a Michigan State team that was playing without point guard Kalin Lucas was the Illini's third over a team ranked...

February 15, 2010 | MICHAEL FARBER
With its most recent trade, has Calgary finally found a center who can get the puck to Jarome Iginla?

February 15, 2010 | PIERRE MCGUIRE
At 35 and injury-prone, Penguins All-Star defenseman Sergei Gonchar (below), who can become an unrestricted free agent next summer, will meet resistance from G.M. Ray Shero if he...

February 15, 2010 | ANDY STAPLES
For Florida, Tennessee and USC, the brand—not the coach—mattered most to recruits on signing day

February 15, 2010 | LEE JENKINS
Riding the spirit of a city renewed, the Saints stormed past Peyton Manning's favored Colts to bring a once-forlorn franchise its first championship and set off a party that promises to last a...

February 15, 2010 | PETER KING
Sean Payton was being himself when he called for a daring onside kick

February 15, 2010 | JIM TROTTER
The ball-hawking Saints defense outsmarted the NFL's most cerebral quarterback

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Brett Favre's boyish enthusiasm is what football is all about (Pretty Awesome, Jan. 25). When I was coaching peewees, the one thing I tried to get across to my kids was, Just have fun. If I were...

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Founder: Henry R. Luce 1898--1967

February 15, 2010 | IAN THOMSEN
Hop in! From record-breaking All-Star crowds to a potential dream superstar showdown in the Finals, the NBA is cruising toward plenty of excitement over the next year and a half. But lingering...

February 15, 2010 | Chris Mannix
Five swaps that would breathe some life into what is shaping up to be a dull trading deadline

February 15, 2010 | IAN THOMSEN
An SI poll of NBA insiders projects where this summer's most sought-after free agents will land

February 15, 2010 | E.M. SWIFT
The top scorer on the 1980 Miracle on Ice team and the son of a hockey legend, Mark Johnson returns to the Games as the goal-minded, let's-have-fun coach of the U.S. women

February 15, 2010 | LARS ANDERSON
From fender rubbing to late-night clubbing—to tweeting about both—Sprint Cup contender Denny Hamlin is a high-octane blend of old school grit and cutting-edge cool

February 15, 2010 | LARS ANDERSON
Counting Denny Hamlin, only a half-dozen drivers have a realistic shot at keeping Jimmie Johnson from winning his fifth straight Sprint Cup title. Here are the five other primary threats to JJ's reign

February 15, 2010 | LARS ANDERSON
Bumping? That's just racin'. Wings? Who needs 'em? With a few key tweaks to the rule book, NASCAR hopes to rev up the on-track action and stoke fan interest

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That's The Trick

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Every SI Story ... Every SI Photo ... Ever SI.COM/VAULT

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Speed Thrills

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Scotty Lago Olympic Hopefuls

February 15, 2010 | PHIL TAYLOR
Confetti was still falling on the joyous Saints and their fans, and already Peyton Manning had come to the press tent to face the inquisition. Only moments earlier he had been in a helmet and...