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The Lineup

Oct. 20, 2003
Oct. 20, 2003

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Oct. 20, 2003

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The Lineup

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This is an article from the Oct. 20, 2003 issue

8 Leading Off
14 Letters
Ducks' demise blamed on cover jinx
17 Air and Space
At 60, coaches face mandatory rehirement
by Steve Rushin
19 Scorecard
--Kobe Bryant case will get worse
--Craig Kilborn takes it to the hoop
--Germans cool to women's soccer
--NHL's first Inuit makes his debut
30 Faces in the Crowd
76 The Life of Reilly
Finishing the race is all that matters for this young runner
by Rick Reilly

SI's 50TH ANNIVERSARY

32 Fat-Tire Frenzy
The 24 Hours of Moab is a spirited, gut-busting test for teams
of mountain bikers
by Austin Murphy

INSIDE ...

65 College Football
--Depth gives top teams the edge
--Hold that Tigers quarterback
67 The NHL
--Awkward start for Dominik Hasek
71 Motor Sports
--Crash settles IRL championship
72 The NFL
--DeShaun Foster finally busts loose
--Dr. Z: Titans the pick over Panthers

BASEBALL

38 It's Cool Again
This postseason has proved that October is prime time for the
national pastime
by Tom Verducci

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

43 Shakeout
On a weekend that clarified the title picture, Oklahoma was
scary good and six unbeatens fell
by Austin Murphy

PRO FOOTBALL

54 Back in Super Style
After an embarrassing defeat the Bucs quickly got their
championship act together
by Michael Farber

TRIBUTE

60 A Memorable Ride
The consummate jockey showed an extraordinarily sensitive touch
with horses
by Charles Leerhsen

COVER

PHOTOGRAPH BY PETER READ MILLER
COVER FLAP: NEAL PALUMBO (UTAH)

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COLOR PHOTO: JOHN IACONO (DIRT EXTENDED BY SI IMAGING) PENNANT FEVER PITCH Karim Garcia of the Yankees (far left) andTodd Walker of the Red Sox (far right) had to be separated afterGarcia's hard slide into second base in a heated Game 3 of theALCS last Saturday (page 38).