The Lineup

December 22, 2003

DEPARTMENTS

4 Leading Off
12 Letters
Young George Foreman, sweetie-pie

15 Air and Space
Did someone ralph Alpha-Bits on the sports page? by Steve Rushin

17 Scorecard
--Pee collectors are making a splash
--Best sports books of the year
--Another Spinks buckles title belts
--The Show: Lacrosse strike? I'll die!

28 Faces in the Crowd

88 The Life of Reilly
I love TiVo. Did I mention I love TiVo? I looooove TiVo by Rick
Reilly

SI's 50TH ANNIVERSARY

30 Hoops Dream
Honoring the sports passion and culture of American Indians in
South Dakota by Kelli Anderson

INSIDE ...

80 The NFL
--Off-season promises good QB crop
--Sorry state of Spurrier's Redskins

86 College Basketball
--Mizzou tries to ignore NCAA probe
--Louisville's tough forward

87 The NHL
--Datsyuk fills void left by Fedorov
--Oilers' Comrie won't buy freedom

PRO FOOTBALL

40 Hand Him the MVP
The Colts' Peyton Manning is having his best season, but can he
finally win in the playoffs?
by Michael Silver

SPORTS FASHION

46 Rockin' the Retros
A streetwise marketer, with juice from hip-hop stars, has created
a frenzy for throwback jerseys
by Alexander Wolff

PRO BASKETBALL

58 That Other Rookie
LeBron? Carmelo? Nineteen-year-old Chris Bosh is making a name
for himself in Toronto
by Jack McCallum

HOCKEY

64 Net Worth
He's not Patrick Roy, but David Aebischer learned a lot about
goaltending from the master
by Michael Farber

BASEBALL

66 Chasing George
Irascible Yankees owner George Steinbrenner has AL East teams in
a trading and spending spree
by Tom Verducci

SPECIAL REPORT

68 Rite Gone Wrong
Hazing, often winked at as a benign initiation ritual, spiraled
out of control at Long Island's Mepham High
by Grant Wahl and L. Jon Wertheim

COVER

PHOTOGRAPH BY AL TIELEMANS
INSET PHOTO: CLAY PATRICK MCBRIDE
COVER FLAP PHOTO: STEVE WEWERKA

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COLOR PHOTO: CLAY PATRICK MCBRIDE (FOREGROUND EXTENDED BY SIIMAGING) JERSEY CITY Reuben Harley (6) and pals revel in the singlet life(page 46).

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