SI.com’s 10 most popular stories from the week ending Jan. 29
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.
Expansion teams in Las Vegas? In Barcelona? Fifty years from now, anything is possible. When Super Bowl 100 kicks off, what we're doing now might look tiny in comparison. By Steve Rushin
A surprise start in the biggest game of a rookie’s life led to a blowout and a rushing record that stands to this day. But the Washington running back was out of the NFL two years later and eventually found himself on the wrong side of the law, watching the Super Bowl from behind bars. By Robert Klemko
What is it like for an NHL team playing back-to-back games on the road? Multiple flights, traffic delays and early hotel arrivals make it a lot more complicated than you might think. By Alex Prewitt
There are a few definite facts when it comes to the LSU freshman. He was born in Australia. He's nearly seven feet tall and averages 19.8 points, 12.7 rebounds and 4.9 assists per game. But then come the questions. By Luke Winn
Standing 7'3", the Latvian rookie has taken the NBA by storm. Despite being booed on draft night, he's become the fan-favorite in New York and is drawing comparisons to future Hall of Famer Dirk Nowitzki. How exactly, did he get here? By Lee Jenkins
Michigan's Pontiac Silverdome hosted Super bowl XVI 34 years ago, when the San Francisco 49ers began their decade of dominance. With the stadium sitting deserted and looking "like a war zone," it's only a matter of time until a wrecking ball tears through the Silverdome in the way that Montana and the 49ers tore through the NFL. By Robert Mays
Take a trip down memory lane and Sports Illustrated's best photos from Super Bowl I through Super Bowl XLIX. Sort the pictures by photographer, Super Bowl, team, moment, decade and location.
The first half of the 2015–16 NBA season was jam-packed with intrigue, from the Warriors' historic 24-0 start to Blake Griffin's ugly off-court incident. What does the second half hold in store? SI's NBA experts made their predictions for the rest of the season.
Ohio State's quarterback-turned-wide-receiver Braxton Miller has an uncertain NFL future, but he deserves a place in Buckeye lore after leading the team's post-scandal resurgence. As he enters professional football, appreciate his college career. By Andy Staples
Nothing pretties up a blueprint quite like an architectural rendering, often a needed component to help promote a stadium, explain it or even just make it understood. But what happens when those renderings morph over the course of a project? By Tim Newcomb
On the day in 1991 when Brett Hull became the fifth player in NHL history to score 50 goals in the first 50 games of a season, the person who most doubted that Hull would reach that milestone woke up as skeptical as ever. By Jay Greenberg