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The Lineup

Sept. 08, 2003
Sept. 08, 2003

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Sept. 8, 2003

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The Lineup

September 8, 2003
VOLUME 99, NO. 9

This is an article from the Sept. 8, 2003 issue Original Layout

DEPARTMENTS

8 Leading Off

20 Letters
Our readers on Bill Parcells

25 Air and Space
Hello. My name is Steve, and I'm a WNBA groupie
by Steve Rushin

27 Scorecard
--Athens's big fat Olympic problems
--Isiah Thomas out of hoops again
--Barry Bonds's emotional week
--The Show: Expos on Mars?

37 Faces in the Crowd

88 The Life of Reilly
Cover your ears: Someone's Singin' the Stretch at Wrigley
by Rick Reilly

SI's 50TH ANNIVERSARY

38 Hearts Racing
The storied track at Darlington, S.C., bids farewell to the
Southern 500, a Labor Day tradition
by Mark Bechtel

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

48 Let's Play
The season finally kicked off, and no team was happier than
the besieged Buckeyes of Ohio State
by Tim Layden

PRO FOOTBALL

56 No Holds Barred
Carolina defensive end Julius Peppers will do whatever it
takes to restore his reputation
by Jeffri Chadiha

BASKETBALL

60 High and Mighty
The U.S. crushed its hemispheric rivals and qualified for
Athens
by Jack McCallum

BASEBALL

64 A Whale of a Weekend
The epic Red Sox-Yankees rivalry was undiminished by yet
another New York win in a crucial series
by Charles P. Pierce

MENTAL HEALTH

70 Prisoners of Depression
Emotional disorders are still stigmatized in pro sports,
but there are signs that teams are finally facing the problem
by L. Jon Wertheim

INSIDE ...

80 Track and Field
--Hard world championships for U.S.

83 Baseball
--Guerrero keeps Montreal in hunt

84 Tennis
--U.S. Open's star-spangled excess

86 The NFL
--Packers' Clifton back in top form

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COVER
PHOTOGRAPH BY AL TIELEMANS
COVER FLAP PHOTOS: GARY BOGDON (SOUTH CAROLINA); JOHN IACONO
(YANKS-RED SOX)

COLOR PHOTO: CHUCK SOLOMON CENTURY 22 Roger Clemens, number 22 for the Yankees, got his100th win at his former home field, Fenway Park (page 64).