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December 10, 2001 | Volume 95, Issue 23

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Kordell Stewart Cover - Sports Illustrated December 10, 2001

December 10, 2001 | Rick Reilly
She was the most beautiful thing I'd ever seen. We would go everywhere together—games, golf courses, long drives to nowhere at all. I'm sure my wife was insanely jealous, but this hottie was worth it.

December 10, 2001 | Kristin Green Morse
February 27, 1967

December 10, 2001
Poetic LicenseesSteve Rushin (AIR AND SPACE, Nov. 12) hit it light on the noseExplaining the Series (in poetry, not prose).It's scheduled that way so TV can make money.Yet ratings are down—like...

December 10, 2001
Letters

December 10, 2001 | Bill Colson/Managing Editor
Here's hoping you enjoy the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City in February, because if you're a U.S. taxpayer you're footing much of the bill. That's one significant finding in our investigative...

December 10, 2001 | Steve Rushin
Will we still need them—and will we still feed them—when our heroes are over the hill?

December 10, 2001 | Richard Deitsch
Highlights

December 10, 2001 | Richard Deitsch
In new films John Turturro and Jon Voight get under the wig of Howard Cosell

December 10, 2001 | Richard Deitsch
Fox Sports Net's inaugural ACC Sunday Night Hoops featured high-quality midcourt camera work, but in the nightcap—Clemson versus Duke—there was too much fawning over the dated exploits of guest...

December 10, 2001 | Ivan Maisel
Our expert sorts through a quarterback quintet to make his Heisman pick

December 10, 2001 | Ivan Maisel
1990 Winner: Ty Detmer, BYU Backup QB on five teams in 10 seasons. Runner-up: Raghib Ismail, Notre Dame Has become serviceable NFL wideout.

December 10, 2001 | Grant Wahl
America's quest for soccer respect at next June's World Cup will begin against a team led by the man whom U.S. coach Bruce Arena recently voted for as the 2001 world player of the year. On...

December 10, 2001
THIS WEEK LUMBER JACK COMPETITIONS

December 10, 2001 | Grant Wahl
12Combined margin of victory in the five college football games last Saturday involving Top 10 teams.

December 10, 2001 | Albert Chen
Warrick Dunn's mother, Betty Smothers, was a police officer raising six children alone in a crammed Baton Rouge apartment when she was shot and killed during a 1993 supermarket holdup. Her dream...

December 10, 2001
Bill Clinton is still a divisive figure—at least in Ireland, where a statue of the former president in the town of Ballybunion is raising the hackles of U.S. golf tourists. The seven-foot-tall...

December 10, 2001
Restated•The Astros' commitment to calling their stadium Enron Field. Enron, an energy marketing and trading company that's paying $3.3 million a year for the ballpark's naming rights, filed the...

December 10, 2001 | George Dohrmann
A bizarre race-fixing scandal rocks California

December 10, 2001
In case you were fooled, that's not really Woody Allen skating with the effortless grace of Dick Button on the Rockefeller Center rink in a new New York City tourism ad. The actual ice capades...

December 10, 2001 | George Dohrmann
Francisco Gallardo, a midfielder for Seville of Spain's top soccer division, bit teammate Jose Antonio Reyes's genitals during a goal celebration.

December 10, 2001 | George Dohrmann
EDDY CURRYNineteen-year-old Bulls rookie, on why he has struggled from the free throw line: "It's the balloons and all those things they're waving. They didn't have that in high school."

December 10, 2001 | Alexander Wolff
With a more consequential conflict in everyone's thoughts, Army trampled Navy

December 10, 2001 | L. Jon Wertheim
Low salaries and fast action: National Lacrosse League's 15-year success formula

December 10, 2001 | L. Jon Wertheim
Academics and athletics go hand in hand at the U.S. Olympic Education Center

December 10, 2001 | L. Jon Wertheim
Nicolas Escudé was the surprise star of the Davis Cup final in Australia

December 10, 2001
Akeya Terrell, GAHANNA, OHIOSoccerTerrell, a sophomore at Ohio Wesleyan, was named most outstanding defender in the Division III women's tournament for anchoring a defense that allowed one goal in...

December 10, 2001 | Kelley King
Led by take-no-prisoners free safety Ed Reed, who leads the nation in interceptions, Miami boasts a defensive backfield second to none

December 10, 2001 | Kelley King
A pair of Music City products saved their best for when it counted most to help Tennessee stun Florida in the Swamp

December 10, 2001
Catch Peter King's exclusive take on Sunday's action every Monday morning, while Dr. Z rates all 31 NFL teams each Tuesday at cnnsi.com/football.

December 10, 2001 | Michael Silver
They aren't the league's most talented team, but the Steelers keep hammering away and have the AFC's best record

December 10, 2001
The NFL

December 10, 2001 | Peter King
Bearing DownChicago is making a playoff push with a coach whose job may be on the line

December 10, 2001 | Peter King
•WORD ASSOCIATION

December 10, 2001 | Peter King
Look for Saints running back Ricky Williams, who is averaging 132.4 yards rushing and receiving this year, to push for a renegotiated contract or a trade in the off-season....

December 10, 2001
Chris-CheckingSpurs guard Antonio Daniels's drive to the basket is diverted by Warriors forward Chris Mills in a 94-83 win by San Antonio (page 74).

December 10, 2001 | Paul Zimmerman
You had the feeling that sooner or later the 49ers would be good. They'd swallowed their medicine and taken their salary-cap hit; they'd gone about rebuilding the franchise in a sensible way,...

December 10, 2001 | Ivan Maisel
Texas BarbecueThe Longhorns burned a likely Rose Bowl bid and reignited a quarterback controversy

December 10, 2001 | Ivan Maisel
•YA GOTTA LOVE THIS GUYNorth Carolina State coach Chuck Amato is a persuasive recruiter, and last Friday he successfully pitched his program to a bowl committee. The Wolf-pack finished 7-4 (4-4 in...

December 10, 2001 | Ivan Maisel
For years these Florida sideline guys have kept the chains moving

December 10, 2001 | Daniel G. Habib
Flaming HotCalgary's emerging star Jarome Iginla has muscled to the top of the league in scoring

December 10, 2001 | Daniel G. Habib
Martin BrodeurDEVILSThe 29-year-old Montreal native has struggled this season (2.68 goals-against average, .891 save percentage through Sunday), but he has won two Stanley Cups and has led the...

December 10, 2001 | Pierre McGuire
Contrary to published reports last week, Avalanche center Peter Forsberg, who hasn't played this season and is in his native Sweden recovering from various injuries, has nor begun skating. In fact...

December 10, 2001 | Michael Farber
Despite the NHL's vigilance, players and teams bend rules in all sorts of dastardly ways to gain an advantage

December 10, 2001 | Phil Taylor
Raised in France and only 19, Spurs rookie playmaker Tony Parker is way ahead of the game, running the team like a seasoned pro

December 10, 2001 | Donald L. Barlett
Thanks to Utah politicians and the 2002 Olympics, a blizzard of federal money—a stunning $1.5 billion—has fallen on the state, enriching some already wealthy businessmen

December 10, 2001 | Donald L. Barlett
$174 Million*

December 10, 2001 | Donald L. Barlett
You would think that documenting the spending of federal tax dollars in support of the Salt Lake Olympics would be as easy as adding up your paycheck stubs to calculate your annual income. But you...

December 10, 2001 | John Garrity
After 14 months and $4 million, the newly renovated Florida course opened to rave reviews

December 10, 2001 | Gary Van Sickle
Q School SurpriseBoo Who?

December 10, 2001 | Gary Van Sickle
This season Tiger Woods slammed, Annika Sorenstam shot 59, and everyone hit 300-yard drives, but 2001 will be best remembered as the year the bubble burst. The Sept. II attacks and a recession...

December 10, 2001 | Gary Van Sickle
What do these players have in common?

December 10, 2001 | Gary Van Sickle
Who is golf's player of the year: Annika Sorenstam or Tiger Woods?

December 10, 2001 | Gary Van Sickle
Golf courses are like mountains: There's always one more to conquer. In the last year 524 tracks, 87% of them public, opened in the U.S. Here are my favorites from that group, plus one from overseas.

December 10, 2001 | Bob Gilder
I'm bullish on all the fan-friendly changes you'll see on the Senior tour next season

December 10, 2001
•Right On, TryonTy is younger than the stepchildren of Blaine McCallister, who at 43 is the oldest member of the Q school class of '02.

December 10, 2001 | Franz Lidz
Making up for a lifetime apart, Lee and Tony Trevino enjoyed some long overdue quality time at the Father/Son Challenge