SI.com's 10 most popular stories from the week ending March 11
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.
From the Tyree catch to the Miracle on Ice to Jesse Owens and everything in between, which was named the best moment in sports history?
In seven dizzying hours, Olivier Vernon went from having an uncertain future to signing the richest contract for a defensive end in NFL history. The newest New York Giant and his agent David Canter share the details. By Peter King.
In 2015, Dalvin Cook filled a void in the Florida State offense left by the departure of Jameis Winston. He has now been projected by some to be a first-round pick in the 2017 draft, but if Cook knows anything, it's not to take his football career for granted. By Joan Niesen.
Before he was a starting linebacker on a Super Bowl-winning team, Brandon Marshall was a practice squad player who earned his roster spot by battling the Broncos’ quarterback. Here is his tribute to No. 18. By Brandon Marshall.
How does one program win or share a championship for a dozen consecutive years in modern college basketball? Just ask Bill Self, who has led Kansas since 2003 and has them as favorites heading into the NCAA tournament. By Brian Hamilton.
In this odd season of top-of-the-poll turnover, one trend has remained steady: This year has been the seniors’ turn in the spotlight. By SI Staff.
Look around you. February has turned into March. The ice is gone. The birds are chirping. There's sun peeking through clouds, and it's dancing off the backs of children who can finally play outside again. It's mock draft season. By Andrew Sharp.
On the ice, it all comes so easily for Patrick Kane. Life off it is more complicated, whether he's behaving immaturely—or worse—or navigating a hometown that bred him to be the best but can also bring out his worst. By S.L. Price.
The time has finally arrived. Before we know it, real, meaningful baseball games will be taking place across the country. Fantasy baseball draft season, of course, is even closer. By Michael Beller.
The predicament they face is the same one that NBA strategists have pondered for almost two decades: How can a defense contain Dirk Nowitzki without abandoning everything else? By Rob Mahoney.
From 2002: He's a trash-talking, leg-pulling, high-rolling, golf-playing black Republican who says whatever's on his mind and doesn't care what you think of him. By Jack McCallum.