The Lineup

November 03, 2003

DEPARTMENTS

6 Leading Off

16 Catching Up With ...

18 Letters

Of course: SI jinxed Cubs, Red Sox

21 Air and Space
Who are these Marlins? Who cares? The Yankees lost! by Steve
Rushin

23 Scorecard
--Worm wiggles out of control
--Nutritionist denies THG is steroid
--Drag racer Muldowney retires
--P. Diddy, marathoner, on grill

36 Faces in the Crowd

102 The Life of Reilly
Bob Stoops is modest, caring, loyal--and a coach? by Rick Reilly

SI's 50TH ANNIVERSARY

40 Hell on Wheels
At Tennessee's Top Gun Motocross Showdown, bikers aged four to 69
tried to dust each other by E.M. Swift

INSIDE ...

88 College Football
--Bowling Green's star QB
--Mountaineers' tough back

91 The NBA
--Riley quits as coach--forever?

92 The NFL
--Rookies keep Patriots on top
--Backup runner sparks Bengals

98 Horse Racing
--Julie Krone's historic ride

101 The NHL
--Bruins' Jillson scares goalies

WORLD SERIES

48 Youth Is Served
Bucking the odds and conventional wisdom, an old hand guided the
upstart Marlins to triumph
by Tom Verducci

PRO FOOTBALL

56 Beyond Repair
The Falcons are in such disarray that even a healthy Mike Vick
wouldn't be able to save their season
by Michael Silver

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

62 Number 9 Is Feeling Fine
Jeff Smoker nearly threw it all away. Now the Michigan State QB
has the Spartans battling for the Big Ten title
by Tim Layden

GOLF

68 "All My Exes Wear Rolexes"
The life (loony) and times (lately) of John Daly. Not a role
model
by John Garrity and Seth Davis

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

76 Playing in Paradise
Thousands of miles from Friday-night lights, young boys in Samoa
are bred to play America's game
by Bill Syken

COVER

PHOTOGRAPH BY JOHN IACONO
INSET PHOTOS: ANDREW MILLIGAN/PA/AP (DALY); AL GOLDIS/AP
(SMOKER); TOM DIPACE (VICK) COVER FLAP PHOTOS: GARY BOGDON
(MOTOCROSS); ROBERT BECK (SUMMITT)

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COLOR PHOTO: SIMON BRUTY (GRASS EXTENDED BY SI IMAGING) DREAM CATCH Eagles wideout Todd Pinkston seems to nap after areception against the Jets (more NFL news, page 92).

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