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Dec. 01, 2008
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Dec. 1, 2008

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34 FearlessForecasts

This week SI.com'sStewart Mandel presents his final predictions for all 34 bowl matchups. Let'sstart with the BCS title game: Oklahoma and Texas are neck and neck in the Big12, but expect the Sooners to surpass the Longhorns and face SEC championFlorida, led by receiver Percy Harvin. More coverage includes ...

• Daily analysison The Sweep blog
• Game of the Week by Cory McCartney

FOR MORE COLLEGEFOOTBALL COMMENTARY, SCORES AND NEWS, GO TO SI.COM/CFB.

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JON HEYMAN
Inside Baseball
Get the scoop on off-season news with the Hot Stove Tracker
SI.com/heyman

PETER KING
Inside the NFL
The rise of Matt Cassel and the fall of Donovan McNabb
SI.com/king

ANDY STAPLES
Inside Recruiting
Why Notre Dame will have a disappointing signing day
SI.com/staples

TURKEY OF THEYEAR

And the Gobbler Is...
Who will be chosen as the 2008 Turkey of the Year? Roger Clemens was hit hardin the Mitchell Report. But the list goes on—from the Mets' bullpen to theBengals' wide receiver Chad Ocho Cinco to Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez. Go toSI.com to see all the candidates and to nominate your own.

> Check outTurkey of the Year photo gallery at SI.com/photos.

SI VAULT
YOUR LINK TO SPORTS HISTORY

FROM SPORTSILLUSTRATED
OCTOBER 14, 1963

One season afterrunning back Ronnie Bull led the Bears to an NFL title and was named Rookie ofthe Year, SI writer Jack Olsen wrote a feature on him.

BULL TALKS the wayhe plays football—animatedly, efficiently, zestfully. More than many proathletes, he took a genuine education away from his university. In thewintertime, he works for Harvey Advertising Co. of Waco, Texas (Eye OpeningIdeas That Increase Profits), and his business card, which is difficult toavoid getting, features one of those eyes that blink as you turn it. Bull isalso promoting a portable foot warmer for sports events. "It didn't go toowell in Texas," he says, "but up here in the North we have high hopesfor it." He also lectures. Does this off-field activity interfere with hisconcentration on football? "No, sir," said Bull. "My wife says tome each Sunday, 'Now you be sure and look up at me at least once during thegame.' I say, 'Honey, when I'm on that field I'm not thinking about you or thebaby or the agency or anything else in this world.'"

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Cover
PHOTOGRAPH BY BOB ROSATO

INSET PHOTOS: BobRosato (Brooks)
Wilfredo Lee/AP (Brown)

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