The Lineup

December 01, 2003

DEPARTMENTS

6 Leading Off
15 Letters
Outed: Rick Reilly, metrosexual
18 Catching Up With ...
21 Air and Space
For prima donnas, opera's got nothing on sports
by Steve Rushin
23 Scorecard
--Coaches, fired to be hired
--Brewers slash payroll, president
--The Show: NBA asks for a vowel
--We dish, Alana Beard dishes back
32 Faces in the Crowd
94 The Life of Reilly
Freddy Adu is rich and famous at 14, just like I was (right)
by Rick Reilly

SI's 50TH ANNIVERSARY

34 Quackin' Good
Competitors and mallard mavens fly south to Arkansas' famed duck
calling contest
by E.M. Swift

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

44 Bigger Than Ever
In the sport's top rivalry, Michigan knocked Ohio State out of
the title picture and won a Rose Bowl berth
by Austin Murphy

--Rivalry Becomes a Rout
USC greats turned out to see the Trojans steamroll UCLA

--Danger: Tigers Lurking
Beating Ole Miss, LSU made its case in the SEC--and beyond

--Endgame Scenarios
An Oklahoma-USC Sugar Bowl? Ask the computer

PRO FOOTBALL

54 Off and Running
Following the lead of coach Andy Reid, the Eagles have the NFC's
best record
by Peter King

HOCKEY

58 Cold Comfort
As immortals warmed the ice, the NHL ventured into the great
outdoors
by Michael Farber

BASEBALL

62 Here Comes Little Matsui
Japanese shortstop Kazuo Matsui is bringing his superb skills to
the U.S.
by Franz Lidz

PRO BASKETBALL

66 Will the West Rule Forever?
With shorter centers and cheaper owners, the NBA's East can't
compete
by Ian Thomsen

BOXING

70 Born Again and Again
From nasty champ to humble preacher to jolly champ to rich
pitchman, George Foreman is a miracle of reinvention
by Richard Hoffer

INSIDE ...

85 The NFL
--Why can't Seattle win on road?
--Who wants Keyshawn?

90 Soccer
--San Jose wins second MLS Cup

92 The NBA
--Hornets, coach creating buzz
--Scout's take on the Bulls

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COVER
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INSET PHOTOS: ROBERT BECK
COVER FLAP PHOTOS: SIMON BRUTY (DUCK CALLERS); DARREN CARROLL
(RAZORBACKS)

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