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October 08, 2012 | Volume 117, Issue 14

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Ed Hochuli Cover - Sports Illustrated October 08, 2012

October 08, 2012
Jeff Saturday (Calm amid the Chaos) never got the credit he deserved for helping the Colts win Super Bowl XLI. Because of his ability to keep Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher at bay, Indianapolis...

October 08, 2012 | RICHARD HOFFER
DREW CAREY'S SEATTLE SOUNDERS ARE ENFRANCHISING FANS ON FRANCHISE MATTERS, BUT ARE SPORTS READY FOR DEMOCRACY?

October 08, 2012 | RICHARD HOFFER
A Chinese hospital used a photo of former world-record hurdler and national hero Liu Xiang crumpled on the track after he crashed into the first hurdle at the London Olympics—accompanied by the...

October 08, 2012
HOT: MAGIC MIKE

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| DIED |

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100--1

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Drew Brees and Andy Roddick were doubles partners in the Austin boys' age-12 tennis league.

October 08, 2012
Do you expect Peyton Manning to return to his old form?

October 08, 2012 | Alan Shipnuck
DIFFERENT STROKES? MICHAEL PHELPS SWAPS HIS SPEEDO FOR SLACKS AND DIVES INTO GOLF

October 08, 2012 | Dan Greene
Growing concern over the prevalence of head injuries at all levels of sports led an award-winning filmmaker to study the problem

October 08, 2012 | Dan Greene
"Everyone wanted perfection, but come on—the last guy who was perfect they nailed to a cross. And he wasn't even an official."

October 08, 2012 | Tim Newcomb
A raft of one-of-a-kind uniforms around the country have fans seeing ... shiny chrome?

October 08, 2012 | Edited by ALEXANDRA FENWICK
AARON CHATFIELD

October 08, 2012 | Edited by ALEXANDRA FENWICK
Seth Goldstein, a senior at Memphis's Cooper Yeshiva High, stopped during a cross-country race to help a boy from rival Germantown High who had suffered a seizure in the heat. Goldstein, a...

October 08, 2012
What began as an attempt to help football players raise their profiles for college recruiters has ended up doing the opposite. Eastern Christian Academy, which is based in Elkton, Md., and which...

October 08, 2012 | DAN PATRICK
NOT A GENIUS

October 08, 2012 | DAN PATRICK
SAY WHAT?

October 08, 2012 | STEWART MANDEL
THE HURRICANES' FIRST-YEAR RUNNING BACK DUKE JOHNSON IS BRINGING THE BIG PLAY BACK TO MIAMI—NO LINES, NO WAITING

October 08, 2012 | STEWART MANDEL
STEFON DIGGS WR, MARYLAND

October 08, 2012 | STEWART MANDEL
Another week, another "wow" performance for West Virginia's Geno Smith. He's threatening to run away from the competition, although it's still early and the Big 12's better defenses lie ahead,...

October 08, 2012 | DAN GREENE
TRANSFERS HAVE REACHED MASSIVE PROPORTIONS IN DIVISION I, WITH MORE THAN 400 PLAYERS CHANGING SCHOOLS LAST SEASON. THESE SECOND-CHANCE RECRUITS WERE SNAPPED UP BY TOP PROGRAMS—BUT NOT ALL OF THEM...

October 08, 2012 | JIM TROTTER
FOUR STRAIGHT VICTORIES—AND A SUDDEN CALM—SUGGEST THAT ARIZONA QUARTERBACK KEVIN KOLB HAS FINALLY FOUND HIS FORM

October 08, 2012 | PETER KING
1 I think the Saints aren't totally finished at 0--4, because Drew Brees is just too explosive a player. But their schedule is too hard (eight of their final 12 games are against teams who are...

October 08, 2012 | DAVID SABINO
Nobody expected a rookie with 15 yards on seven carries entering Week 4 who barely made the Patriots' 53-man roster would become part of the first New England tandem since 1980 to rush for...

October 08, 2012 | CHRIS MANNIX
IMPROVED SCOUTING MEANS FEWER OVERSEAS PLAYERS ARE TURNING OUT TO BE BUSTS, WHICH BODES WELL FOR TORONTO'S JONAS VALANCIUNAS

October 08, 2012 | CHRIS MANNIX
The jury is still out on the five international players who were taken in the first round of the 2011 draft: Only two played in the U.S., and, thanks to the lockout, they were rushed into their...

October 08, 2012 | LARS ANDERSON
They see it first from the sky, peering down 5,000 feet from their private jets as they approach the landing strip set alongside the biggest, wildest, scariest racetrack in America. This week the...

October 08, 2012
THE HUNT FOR OCTOBER

October 08, 2012 | Tom Verducci
BASEBALL'S POSTSEASON HAS CHANGED—AND SO HAS EVERYTHING YOU THOUGHT YOU KNEW ABOUT WINNING IN OCTOBER. THE KEY TO BECOMING A 21ST-CENTURY CHAMP? DO AS BUSTER POSEY AND THE GIANTS DO: PUT THE BAT...

October 08, 2012 | Tom Verducci
MOMENTUM MATTERS

October 08, 2012 | Tom Verducci
Get complete coverage of the MLB postseason, beginning with Friday's wild-card games and throughout October, including previews and analysis of every game and postgame video reports from Tom...

October 08, 2012 | Steve Rushin
FOLK HERO, TWO-TIME SUPER BOWL REF, OWNER OF THE MOST FAMOUS GUNS IN THE NFL. THEN ALONG CAME THE LOCKOUT AND ED HOCHULI BECAME SOMETHING ELSE, AT LEAST IN THE TWITTERSPHERE: THE MOST IMPORTANT...

October 08, 2012 | MATT GAGNE
Referee resolution? Great. Now on to the next problem: Additional Thursday matchups that are compromising the quality of play and, just maybe, player safety

October 08, 2012 | MATT GAGNE
The performance hit a team takes in a Thursday game following a Sunday game is reflected in decreased point averages on only three days' rest

October 08, 2012 | JIM TROTTER
Who won the lockout (the refs, for now) matters far less than that the new agreement ensures long-term labor harmony

October 08, 2012 | Davis Love III
I'LL TAKE THE BLAME FOR THE U.S.'S STUNNING LOSS IN THE RYDER CUP, AND I KNOW I'LL BE SECOND-GUESSED. BUT EVEN IN DEFEAT MY CAPTAINCY IS THE HIGHLIGHT OF MY GOLF CAREER

October 08, 2012 | Davis Love III
Writers and editors from the SI Golf Group debate the hot topics in the game every week in PGA Tour Confidential at golf.com/confidential

October 08, 2012 | Andy Staples
GEORGIA LINEBACKER JARVIS JONES HAS OVERCOME A CAREER-THREATENING INJURY TO BECOME THE BEST DEFENSIVE PLAYER IN THE SEC, BUT THE FAMILY TRAGEDY THAT DRIVES HIM? WELL, HE'S DEALING WITH THAT THE...

October 08, 2012 | Andy Staples
Stewart Mandel gets the story on Georgia's dynamic duo of freshman running backs, Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall, next Thursday at SI.com/cfb

October 08, 2012 | GRANT WAHL
FC BARCELONA IS MORE THAN A CLUB, MORE THAN A CHAMPION AND MORE THAN LIONEL MESSI—IT IS THE EMBODIMENT OF A SPORTING IDEAL THAT HAS MADE IT BELOVED ACROSS THE GLOBE

October 08, 2012 | GRANT WAHL
FC BARCELONA

October 08, 2012 | PHIL TAYLOR
NFL, old friend, we've called you here for this intervention, in front of millions of people who love you, because it's time to admit you have a problem: You are a drunk, so intoxicated by your...

October 08, 2012 | GARY VAN SICKLE
FINAL RECORDS AND MARKS FOR THE U.S. AND EUROPEAN RYDER CUP TEAMS

October 08, 2012 | DAVID DUSEK
FOR THE FALL SERIES

October 08, 2012 | DAVID DUSEK
Spin Control

October 08, 2012 | Alan Shipnuck
The finish to this Ryder Cup was so riveting, it is sure to overshadow most of what came before. The greatest European comeback in the event's history climaxed on Sunday evening, but the...

October 08, 2012 | BRANDEL CHAMBLEE
The man sitting next to me in the coffee shop could not stop talking about the Ryder Cup. "I feel as if I wasted three days of my life," he said, lamenting the U.S. loss and trying to put into...

October 08, 2012 | John Garrity
RORY-TIGER WITH THE CUP ON THE LINE SOUNDS GOOD BUT WOULDN'T HAVE BEEN MUCH OF A MATCH

October 08, 2012 | John Garrity
[This article contains a table. Please see hardcopy of magazine or PDF.]

October 08, 2012 | John Garrity
Is there a place for noise in golf?