Friday September 18th, 2015

Here is a roundup of SI.com's 10 most popular stories this week.


In defense of Kam Chancellor

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Seattle’s star safety was sorely missed in the season opener, locked in a contract dispute with the Seahawks. Here's why Chancellor's holdout should be given more consideration. By Robert Klemko.


Hulk Hogan refuses to be counted out

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In an exclusive interview with SI.com, former wrestling star Hulk Hogan opens up about the racist comments he made in 2007 which surfaced this summer and the ensuing aftermath. By Justin Barrasso.


5 steps to keeping your coaching job

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There is a new epidemic of scandal afflicting major college athletics, and it seems necessary to create another resource to help those high-paid coaches who cannot help themselves. By Andy Staples.


BYU's Tanner Mangum talks football

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In what seems like a dream sequence, BYU QB Tanner Mangum was thrust into the starting role in Week 1, and proceeded to pull off a crazy Hail Mary as time expired to beat Nebraska 33–28. By Lindsay Schnell.


Kershaw-Greinke duo greatest ever?

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We all know Clayton Kershaw and Zach Greinke are amazing. But where do Greinke and Kershaw rank among the great single-season pitching tandems in history? By Robert Tagorda​.


Patrick Kane, Blackhawks tonedeaf

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Two points were made abundantly clear at Patrick Kane's press conference on Thursday. First, Kane is involved in an ongoing legal matter and everyone involved with the team respects the process. And second? The organization is unwilling or incapable of understanding the cultural realities of 2015. By Alan Muir​.


Tim Wright's NFL playbook shuffle

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Detroit's Tim Wright has played under five offensive coordinators for three teams in his three NFL seasons. Here's why the talented tight end has moved around so often and how he's handled the varied vernacular​.​ By Robert Klemko.


USC's JuJu Smith-Schuster eccentric​

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JuJu Smith-Schuster is an AirWheel-riding, cartoon knapsack-wearing, Ultimate Frisbee- and rugby-dabbling sophomore for USC who's likely next in the line of great Trojans wideouts.​ By Brian Hamilton.


NBA's most important comebacks

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From MVP candidates to living legends, from promising youngsters to crucial role players, and from scoring champions to Defensive Players of the Year candidates, the injured stars of last season are all coming back in 2015-16.​ By Ben Golliver.


Braxton Miller's move to H-back

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The covert conversion of Ohio State's Braxton Miller from Heisman-caliber quarterback to Heisman-candidate wide receiver played out in Columbus between May and July. Only a handful of players knew, but it would spin the FBS on its head. By Pete Thamel.

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