SI.com’s 10 most popular stories from the week ending Jan. 22
Here is a roundup of SI.com’s 10 most popular stories this week. Be sure to read to the bottom for a bonus story from the SI Vault.
Third-and-three. Ten-yard line. There were two minutes and 46 seconds left in the third quarter of Super Bowl XIII against the Steelers, and the man with more career catches and more receiving yards than anyone else on the field had his hand in the dirt on the right side of the Cowboys’ line. What happened next nearly ruined his life. By Ben Baskin.
How a secret ballot, betrayal and history repeating itself allowed the Rams to move to Inglewood hours after NFL owners voted in favor of the Chargers and Raiders moving to Carson, Calif. By Peter King.
Lightning struck twice at a small home in the east of Spain, where Pau and Marc Gasol won the genetic lottery, then worked their way to becoming two of the best big men in the world. They managed to dedicate themselves to a sport without ever letting their lives be consumed by it. Their basketball prosperity, along with their brotherhood, is distinguished by their perspective. By Rob Mahoney.
No two interviews are alike, not even between candidates interviewing with the same team. But the objective is always the same: Over the course of a few hours, NFL executives are trying to figure out if the person sitting in front of them has what it takes to lead their football team. By Jenny Vrentas.
From falling down in warm-ups to posting certain photos on Twitter, there are a host of reasons a player can be hit with a fine. Some found out the hard way. By Alex Prewitt.
Rivera was a member of the 1985 ‘Super Bowl Shuffle’ Bears, and he’s finally recaptured some of that old magic in Carolina. By Peter King.
Christian Pulisic has quickly moved up the ranks at Borussia Dortmund, one of Germany’s top soccer clubs. At just 17-years-old, he’s vying to break into the Bundesliga lineup as the second half of the season begins. He may be the next star in Germany, but he isn’t German. He’s American, and he may be the future face of the U.S. National team. By Liviu Bird.
After more than 20 years since moving the Rams from Los Angeles to St. Louis, Missouri native Stan Kroenke is moving them back to Hollywood and into a nearly $2 billion stadium. By Jon Wertheim.
The Reds’ owner, long ago reduced to a life of loneliness, further isolated herself by her spiteful words and witless deeds in 1996. By Rick Reilly.