Forget popular players, major coaches or big-time execs, NFL fans missed one man more than anybody else through the first three weeks of the regular season. That man is Ed Hochuli. Steve Rushin delves into the world of the man with maybe the most iconic arms in the NFL, and what exactly it means to have the "real" refs back on the field.
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Any questions about the baseball postseason? Tom Verducci has all of your answers in this week's SI. Verducci discusses how teams will succeed, debunks common myths, and lists everything the fan needs to know before the 2012 MLB Playoffs.
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Davis Love III writes an SI Exclusive about what went wrong at the Ryder Cup for the U.S., and why the captaincy remains the highlight of his career.
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Jarvis Jones has overcome a career-threatening injury, a cross-country transfer and a family tragedy. Any questions? Andy Staples profiles the best defensive player in the SEC and what keeps Georgia's star going.
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FC Barcelona has grown from a soccer club to a way of life. With Lionel Messi at the helm and all sorts of international support, Barcelona is, as Grant Wahl explains, the world's team.
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Why are there so many fewer European NBA busts than there were less than a decade ago? Chris Mannix explores why European scouting has gotten so much better and how that bodes well for players like the Raptors' Jonas Valanciunas.
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