September 1, 2003
VOLUME 99, NO. 8
10 Leading Off
Our readers on college football
August 31, 2003
18 Catching Up With ...
21 Air and Space
Take heart, Tigers, everyone loves a loser--eventually
by Steve Rushin
--Pete Sampras: unbeloved genius
--Japan is Little League's big winner
--Laila Ali gets KO in Ms.-match
--Q&A with top seed Andre Agassi
36 Faces in the Crowd
184 The Life of Reilly
Shaping up with Bill Romanowski is all in a day's work
by Rick Reilly
SI's 50TH ANNIVERSARY
38 Game of Their Life
In Maryland, lacrosse diehards battle for glory at the Ocean
City Classic by Kostya Kennedy
50 Beware the Bats
Powered by catcher Javy Lopez, Atlanta is winning not with
pitching but with hitting by Daniel G. Habib
54 Cowboy Quarterback
Washington's Cody Pickett, the son of a rodeo star, has a
chance to lasso the Heisman by Phil Taylor
58 Remembering Bonds
Bobby Bonds was a player so hounded by expectations that his
career was unappreciated by Ron Fimrite
SPECIAL DOUBLE ISSUE
64 The Marked Man
Embattled Kurt Warner needs a return to MVP form
by Michael Silver
70 The Gamble
The Eagles take a chance on an undersized linebacker
by Peter King
74 The Hot Seat
Is this Dave Wannstedt's last chance in Miami?
by Jeffri Chadiha
80 Cool Under Fire
When a game's on the line, these pros are the best
by Paul Zimmerman
84 Scouting Reports
Can anybody stop the Bucs in their bid to repeat?
--It's a mind game for Twins pitchers
181 College Football
--Kansas State's dynamic backfield
182 Track and Field
--Kelli White new queen in the 100
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KLUTHO (PLUMMER); DAMIAN STROHMEYER (BRADY, FAVRE, HOLMES,
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