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December 19, 2011 | Volume 115, Issue 24

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Tim Tebow Cover - Sports Illustrated December 19, 2011

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• So much of Terry McDonell's piece on Sport in America reminded me of my life as a kid. It brought me back to the days when I used to take my transistor radio to the backyard, relax on the...

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Do you think the NBA was wrong in rejecting Chris Paul's trade to the Lakers?

December 19, 2011 | CHRIS MANNIX
Once boxing's best, pound for pound, Roy Jones Jr. fights recklessly on

December 19, 2011 | CHRIS MANNIX
Felon Fitness: How to Get a Hard Body Without Doing Hard Time, a 224-page book by personal trainer Trey Teufel and criminal attorney William S. Kroger, offers an exercise routine "straight from...

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Who is your least favorite NFL commentator?

December 19, 2011 | David Epstein
Ryan Braun's positive drug test rocks baseball—but proves the game is serious about prevention

December 19, 2011 | Matt Gagne
A new documentary takes an inside look at Army and Navy football—down to the wire

December 19, 2011 | Matt Gagne
"It's not about the money, just like Albert said. Except he lied, and we didn't."

December 19, 2011 | Edited by ALEXANDRA FENWICK

December 19, 2011 | DAN PATRICK
John Calipari

December 19, 2011 | TOM VERDUCCI
The Angels broke the bank with the Pujols and Wilson signings, but that $331 million didn't come out of nowhere

December 19, 2011 | PABLO S. TORRE
Has the Big East lost its mind? No, but in the wake of last week's mass migration, it did lose another piece of its glorious past

December 19, 2011 | DAMON HACK
Hey, the unbeaten Packers have worries too: Should they push for perfection, or rest up for the playoffs—and risk losing their edge?

December 19, 2011 | PETER KING
1. I think the first names that came to mind for the Chiefs' job when coach Todd Haley was fired on Monday were Josh McDaniels and Kirk Ferentz. G.M. Scott Pioli is far more likely to hire someone...

December 19, 2011 | JIM TROTTER
Tim Tebow has led the Broncos from 1--4 to the division lead with the craziest, most unlikely eight-week run in NFL history. It's taken clutch playmaking, a newly stout defense and, most of all,...

December 19, 2011 | AUSTIN MURPHY
The bowls are upon us, and what's the most exciting matchup of the postseason? (Hint: not the BCS title game.) It's the Fiesta Bowl, in which prolific Brandon Weeden and the unstoppable offense of...

December 19, 2011 | ANDY STAPLES
SI's pick for the BCS championship game won't be revealed until the Jan. 9 issue, but here's how the 34 other bowl games will turn out

December 19, 2011 | LEE JENKINS
On the to-do list for new Lakers coach Mike Brown: Succeed a legend, install a new system and manage a roster in flux. Rest assured, he'll stay on-task

December 19, 2011 | CHRIS MANNIX
The Lakers' failed courtship of Chris Paul cost them one of their most versatile interior threats

December 19, 2011 | KELLI ANDERSON
Xavier established its claim to be King of the Queen City in its long-bubbling rivalry with Cincinnati, and Tu Holloway his place in the player of the year discussion. Then everything got really ugly

December 19, 2011 | Edited by ADAM DUERSON
Where Sports And TV, Books, Films (And More) Clicked

December 19, 2011 | JOE POSNANSKI
After leaving the Steelers' sideline five years ago, Bill Cowher found a new career, and new contentment, on the set at CBS. And though he'd be first choice for any team with an opening, he says...

December 19, 2011 | PHIL TAYLOR
My first memory of Ron Santo, the longtime Cubs third baseman, is from the summer of 1969. He was in the on-deck circle at Shea Stadium when a black cat crossed his path on its way toward the...