SI Vault
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

August 15, 2011 | Volume 115, Issue 6

Previous Previous
Dustin Pedroia Cover - Sports Illustrated August 15, 2011

August 15, 2011
As a Canadian who lives in a city obsessed with the Maple Leafs, I'm often questioned about my love for the Blue Jays. It hasn't been easy to explain my passion for baseball, but now I don't need...

August 15, 2011 | PABLO S. TORRE
A recent rash of suicides underscores the importance of mental health care in sports

August 15, 2011
Tracking the week's news both inside and outside the confines of cool

August 15, 2011 | Lars Anderson
Danica Patrick's move revs up NASCAR's Silly Season

August 15, 2011 | Lars Anderson
When Andy Reid called a halt last week to the branding of his 2011 Eagles as the Dream Team (after the acquisitions of Nnamdi Asomugha, Ronnie Brown and Cullen Jenkins) he was fighting tradition....

August 15, 2011 | David Sabino
Sizing up a new stat for sizing up QBs

August 15, 2011 | David Epstein
The NFL's new testing plan promises to be an effective deterrent to HGH use

August 15, 2011 | David Epstein
A female Georgia Tech fan has filed a civil suit claiming that security at a Yellow Jackets football game last year gave her a full strip search in pursuit of a Chick-fil-A sandwich that they...

August 15, 2011
Injured

August 15, 2011
Mike Shanahan

August 15, 2011
3--5 mph

August 15, 2011 | Dick Friedman
F. Scott Fitzgerald's dictum that there are no second acts in American lives was vigorously sacked by Charles Aaron (Bubba) Smith. The 6'7", 265-pound Smith, who died, apparently of natural...

August 15, 2011 | Dan Patrick
Prince Fielder

August 15, 2011 | Edited by ALEXANDRA FENWICK
Taylor Rivera-Silva

August 15, 2011 | Bryan Armen Graham
A boxing landmark throws in the towel

August 15, 2011 | BEN REITER
Even three years removed from his last snap, Plaxico Burress insists he will still feast on opposing secondaries

August 15, 2011 | JOE SHEEHAN
There's a new beast of the AL East on the way—not this year, but in the not too distant future

August 15, 2011 | CHRIS MANNIX
Ten boxers emerged from the Olympic trials and—thanks to a new coach—they've got a fighting chance in 2012

August 15, 2011 | Tom Verducci
Loud swing, louder mouth, even louder results: That's the story of Dustin Pedroia writ small. In a lineup of stars, nobody has played a larger role in the success of the Red Sox—or inspired better...

August 15, 2011 | Tom Verducci
SIZE DIDN'T MATTER TO THESE MEN WHO MADE BASEBALL HISTORY (WELL, MAYBE TO GAEDEL IT DID)

August 15, 2011 | Joe Sheehan
BOSTON AND NEW YORK EACH HAVE A STAR SECOND BASEMAN, PRODUCING THE MOST CHARGED SOX-YANKEES DEBATE IN DECADES

August 15, 2011 | Lee Jenkins
Young power arms are the game's most valued currency, so what to make of the Diamondbacks' phenom who wants to change the way we think about pitchers' development? Front offices aren't so sure

August 15, 2011 | Michael Rosenberg
The Bears' QB doesn't mind if you think he's an unreliable quitter or a future Super Bowl champ. But the popular notion that he's not tough? He's not sure where that came from

August 15, 2011 | Michael Rosenberg
THESE FIVE VETERAN PLAYERS ARE UNDER SERIOUS PRESSURE TO PRODUCE RESULTS IN 2011—OR ELSE

August 15, 2011 | Michael Bamberger
A caddie controversy, suspect swing changes, mysteriously missed putts and a finish far off the lead. Tiger Woods's comeback sure is getting complicated

August 15, 2011 | Luke Winn
The ice age could be coming to the NBA, but in a Baltic nation of only three million people—where past stars are grooming a golden generation—hoops couldn't be hotter

August 15, 2011 | Tommy Tomlinson
A die-hard Alabama fan is about to be tried for allegedly poisoning Auburn's beloved oak trees. To understand why someone would do this, you have to look at the fan's roots

August 15, 2011 | JOE POSNANSKI
Marv Levy, like so many novelists, worries about being misunderstood. Levy's specific worry is that people will think that because his football teams lost four Super Bowls, he made his first...