The Lineup

September 21, 2003

DEPARTMENTS

4 Leading Off

12 Letters
Our readers on Kurt Warner

14 Catching Up With ...

15 Air and Space
Meet some amputee golfers who can kick your butt by Steve Rushin

17 Scorecard
--Vanderbilt charts a new course
--Should Matsui really be a rookie?
--Detroit is a worthy WNBA finalist
--The Show: Reds fans go AWOL

27 Faces in the Crowd

84 The Life of Reilly
Memo to the children of America: You're too damn fat by Rick
Reilly

SI's 50TH ANNIVERSARY

28 Cliff Hanger
Will West Virginia's residents make peace with the adventure
sports fanatics? by Chris Ballard

INSIDE ...

76 College Football
--Nebraska's D dominant again
--Washington State still dangerous

79 The NFL
--Rhodes revives Seattle defense
--New NFC rivalry: Bucs-Panthers

82 Baseball
--Hitting keeps L.A. in playoff hunt
--Mariners try not to swoon again

PRO FOOTBALL

38 The James Gang
Edgerrin James showed new muscle and the Colts were softies no
more as they beat the Titans
by Michael Silver

BASEBALL

42 We Have Liftoff
The Astros' weekend sweep of St. Louis gave the city of Houston
reason to believe
by Tom Verducci

BOXING

46 Conspiracy Theory
Oscar De La Hoya lost his rematch with Shane Mosley, then made
wild charges about it
by Richard Hoffer

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

48 Michigan's Big Move
The Wolverines demolished Notre Dame and bulled their way into
the national-title picture
by Austin Murphy

POKER

52 Prime-Time Hold 'em
That's right, Jack--get yourself in a high-stakes tournament, be
a TV star and rake in a bundle
by Richard Hoffer

SOCCER

58 Mia Hamm
In the divided soul of the world's greatest female soccer player,
the shy, self-critical athlete fights the relentlessly driven
superstar
by Gary Smith

COVER
PHOTOGRAPH BY ROBERT BECK

COVER FLAP PHOTOS: COREY RICH (WEST VIRGINIA), DAMIAN STROHMEYER
(MICHIGAN); INSET PHOTOS: DAMIAN STROHMEYER (INDIANAPOLIS), DAVID
BERGMAN (MICHIGAN)

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COLOR PHOTO: JOHN BIEVER ARDOR IN ANN ARBOR Michigan's Chris Perry celebrated one of hisfour TDs against Notre Dame. Next on the Wolverines' menu: OregonDucks (page 48).

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