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The Lineup

Dec. 08, 2003
Dec. 08, 2003

Table of Contents
Dec. 8, 2003

The Lineup

DEPARTMENTS

This is an article from the Dec. 8, 2003 issue

8 Leading Off

16 Catching Up With ...

18 Letters
Damn, now we jinxed the Chiefs

21 Air and Space
All I want for Christmas is a sports toy made in 1932
by Steve Rushin

23 Scorecard
--Roger Kahn on Warren Spahn
--Zidane does in hometown team
--The Show: NHL fights, up. Cool
--Shedding light on Darko Milicic

34 Faces in the Crowd

104 The Life of Reilly
Destiny smiled on Kurt Warner. Now she frowns
by Rick Reilly

SI's 50TH ANNIVERSARY

36 The Good Times Roll
At the Bayou Classic, Grambling and Southern throw a party that
tops Mardi Gras
by Michael Bamberger

INSIDE ...

91 The NFL
--Rams resembling '99 team

96 College Basketball
--Georgia Tech stings NIT foes

98 The NBA
--Dampier finally a happy Warrior

101 College Football
--NFL eyes Miami of Ohio QB

103 The NHL
--Avs' new coach helps Tanguay

PRO FOOTBALL

46 No Pain, No Gain
No team goes far without offensive linemen doing the dirty work
in the trenches
by Michael Silver

--Second-and-Five
With one play, Jonathan Ogden shows blocking takes brains

--Dissing the D
Kyle Turley has bad things to say about defensive linemen

--Calling Card
Adjustments at the line are no snap for center Jeff Mitchell

PRO BASKETBALL

56 The Jazz's New Beat
Youngsters Andrei Kirilenko and Carlos Arroyo have given Utah an
up-tempo game
by Chris Ballard

BASEBALL

60 Now Pitching ...
By landing ace Curt Schilling, the Red Sox pulled off a coup
by Daniel G. Habib

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

62 So Good, Too Soon?
Sophomore Larry Fitzgerald, this year's top wideout, is NFL-ready
by Tim Layden

BOXING

70 Drink, Smoke, Win
Welterweight champion Ricardo Mayorga has an unruly lifestyle
by L. Jon Wertheim

GAMBLING

76 What's My Line?
The Las Vegas men who set point spreads seek the perfect number
by Bruce Schoenfeld

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COVER
PHOTOGRAPH BY SIMON BRUTY
COVER FLAP PHOTOS: BILL FRAKES (HORN PLAYER): HEINZ KLUETMEIER (BRADSHAW)

COLOR PHOTO: JASON WISE EASTWARD HO! Curt and Shonda Schilling, with kids Garrison,Grant, Gabriella and Gehrig, are rolling toward Boston (page 60).