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January 21, 2002 | Volume 96, Issue 3

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 Cover - Sports Illustrated January 21, 2002

January 21, 2002
SportsmenCurt Schilling and Randy Johnson (The Power of Two, Dec. 17) were not only good, they were gutsy. That separates them from the others.Richard Catrambone, Decatur, Ga.

January 21, 2002
Letters

January 21, 2002 | Kristin Green Morse
FEBRUARY 6, 1978

January 21, 2002 | Steve Rushin
Even in the dead of winter, fans at Lambeau Field radiate a burning passion for the Pack

January 21, 2002 | Richard Deitsch
the guide

January 21, 2002
The online auction items of the Week

January 21, 2002 | Richard Deitsch
With Fox airing the Super Bowl on Feb. 3, we checked in with the amiable James Brown, 50, the host and traffic cop for Fox's NFL Sunday.

January 21, 2002
Torry Holt, wide receiver, St. Louis Rams

January 21, 2002 | Peter King
What has Steve Spurrier gotten himself into?

January 21, 2002 | Peter King
Here's a look at some football coaches who won a national championship in college and how they fared in the NFL.

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One of the great fears of the Internet age is that conniving adults will use the Web to take advantage of unsuspecting kids. Yet as two recent incidents show, adults have plenty to fear from...

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5Players on the Indians 2002 wall calendar—which features a photo of one player for each month—who are no longer with Cleveland (Roberto Alomar, Dave Burba, Marty Cordova, Juan Gonzalez and Kenny...

January 21, 2002
One thing's clear about the case of Thomas Junta—it made for riveting television. Last week Junta was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the beating death of Michael Costin, his...

January 21, 2002
Q. What does an athlete go through when he receives a physical?

January 21, 2002
Wizards fans should start worrying. On Jan. 4, citing irreconcilable differences, Michael Jordan's wife, Juanita, filed for divorce. Although some athletes who suffer marital discord see an...

January 21, 2002
PermittedBy a federal judge in Seattle, the practice of forcing judoists to bow to a portrait of Jigoro Kano, the sport's founder, before bouts. Some judoists had fought the rule, saying it...

January 21, 2002
Only Mark Cuban could make enemies of the soft-serve ice cream community. Last week the NBA fined the Mavericks owner $500,000 (a league record), in part for saying that director of officiating Ed...

January 21, 2002
An earth-shaking confluence of teen favorites is set to occur: Anna Kournikova is coming to MTV. The tennis vixen recently completed two days of filming for Enrique Iglesias's video Escape. Both...

January 21, 2002
Damir Dokic, tennis player Jelena Dokic's father, whose pattern of drunken and abusive behavior has led to his being banned from numerous events, is the pitchman in a series of ads for automaker...

January 21, 2002
SCOTTIE PIPPENTrailblazers swingman, on Portland's 18-19 start, during which he missed 17 games because of nagging injuries: "I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired."

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Christie Welsh, MASSAPEQUA PARK, N.Y.SoccerWelsh, a junior forward at Penn State, was awarded the women's Hermann trophy after setting Big Ten career records in goals, assists and points, with 69,...

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The biggest surprise in the first round of the NFL playoffs was the emphatic statements made by the four winning teams

January 21, 2002 | Peter King
With Brett Favre firing fastballs again, Green Bay can't be taken lightly

January 21, 2002 | Josh Elliott
To beat Philadelphia, you've got to find a way to beat its vaunted pass defense

January 21, 2002 | Jeffri Chadiha
With a slashing Charlie Garner juicing up the attack, Oakland has regained its stride

January 21, 2002 | Michael Silver
After hitting a high note at halftime, Elvis Grbac has the Ravens humming

January 21, 2002 | Paul Zimmerman
Green Bay at St. Louis. The Packers haven't faced St. Louis in the Rams' three Greatest Show on Earth years. The first thing they'll find out is that St. Louis's speed is almost impossible to...

January 21, 2002 | Kostya Kennedy
Five years after he says he last smoked heroin, the L.A. Kings' Jere Karalahti looks back on his dreamy days on drugs

January 21, 2002 | Chris Ballard
Savvy veteran Jermaine O'Neal has become a force for the Pacers. So what if he's only 23?

January 21, 2002
This week Jon Wertheim tells you what's up Down Under at the Australian Open as Peter King and Dr. Z keep you poised and prepped for the NFL postseason.

January 21, 2002 | Alexander Wolff
Millions of superstitious readers—and many athletes—believe that an appearance on SPORTS ILLUSTRATED'S cover is the kiss of death. But is there really such a thing as the SI Jinx?

January 21, 2002
Goose FatCorpulent Ravens defensive tackle Tony Siragusa looks ready to make a meal of Dolphins back Travis Minor in Baltimore's AFC wild-card victory (page 39).

January 21, 2002
The NBA

January 21, 2002 | Ian Thomsen
He's All Grown UpAfter going it alone on the court and off, Kobe Bryant relishes being a teammate

January 21, 2002 | Ian Thomsen
With Mark Cuban unfazed by a record $500,000 fine, NBA insiders predict his next swipe at the referees will result in a suspension....

January 21, 2002 | Ian Thomsen
On Duke junior point guard Jason Williams, who is expected to be the top pick in the June draft:

January 21, 2002 | Daniel G. Habib
Oscar Torres, the NBA's first native Venezuelan, is a Rocket on the rise

January 21, 2002 | Kelley King
Frozen AssetsA new togetherness has the U.S. women's hockey team streaking toward the Games

January 21, 2002 | Yi-Wyn Yen
Danny Kass, snowboarding bad boy, catches big air and big flak

January 21, 2002 | Daniel G. Habib
Not Like Old TimesIn his return to Philadelphia, an ice-cold and tentative Eric Lindros avoided the fray

January 21, 2002 | Pierre McGuire
Since the Canadiens' Patrick Traverse was knocked cold for two minutes following a clean hit into the boards by the Islanders' Michael Peca in Montreal on Jan. 10, some NHL players have been...

January 21, 2002 | Seth Davis
Trojan HossesUSC has ridden a stronger, deeper lineup to the top of the Pac-10 standings

January 21, 2002 | Seth Davis
MATT BARNESSENIOR, FORWARD, UCLA

January 21, 2002 | Kelli Anderson
Having recovered from a terrible triceps injury, perpetually positive Hollis Price has Oklahoma soaring

January 21, 2002 | Rick Reilly
Sorry, but it's crucial that we speak now of (throat-clearing noise) crotches.

January 21, 2002
To put on the brakes after a mid-swing distraction you need to have begun with a smooth takeaway. This initial action defines the rest of the swing, so if it is smooth, the rest of the swing...

January 21, 2002 | Sal Johnson
Jerry Kelly, with an even-par 70 on Sunday, became only the third player to win the Sony Open despite not breaking par in the final round....

January 21, 2002 | Dave Phillips
John Cook lost a chance at victory—and his cool—at the Sony Open when he was distracted mid-swing by a ringing cell phone

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Lee Trevino's long-lost sidekick, Herman Mitchell, will be back caddying for the Merry Mex beginning with the Feb. 1-3 Royal Caribbean Classic. To regain his sea legs, Mitchell, 64, worked the PGA...

January 21, 2002
Move over, Long John Daly. Phil Mickelson has suddenly become golf's most high-profile gambler. On the eve of the NFL playoffs Lefty talked about his lucrative hobby.

January 21, 2002
Do you agree with the USGA's proposal to limit clubhead size to 385 cubic centimeters arid shaft length to 47 inches?

January 21, 2002 | John Garrity
At the Sony Open, the Tour's newly minted members kicked off what they're sure will he a special season

January 21, 2002 | John Garrity
Show us your Tour clip (or card), members of the class of 2002:

January 21, 2002 | Edited by Alan Shipnuck
Tiger Woods and Jerry Kelly: same ocean, different drift

January 21, 2002 | Edited by Alan Shipnuck
Charles Howell is headed for a sophomore slump. Last week the 2001 rookie of the year was fired by his caddie, parted ways with his business manager and blew yet another opportunity to earn his...