The Lineup

January 19, 2004

DEPARTMENTS

6 Leading Off

12 Catching Up With ...

14 Letters
Outrage over high school hazing

17 Air and Space
Blyleven, strike and pie thrower, belongs in Hall by Steve Rushin

21 Scorecard
--Pete Rose still doesn't get it
--Women skaters are too damn nice
--Play tennis? Not Serena Williams
--The Show: There's no D in Chiefs

30 Faces in the Crowd

86 The Life of Reilly
Had prostate surgery? Then you can coach in the bigs! by Rick
Reilly

SI'S 50TH ANNIVERSARY

32 Broom at the Top
Baby, it's cold outside, so North Dakotans curl up with a good
curling tournament by Mark Bechtel

INSIDE ...

80 College Basketball
--Outgunned Hoosiers struggle
--Kentucky star's transformation

82 The NBA
--Clips want to keep free agents?
--Raptors thrive with rookie coach

84 Baseball
--Maddux, Pudge hurt by agent?

HOCKEY

42 The Kids Have Arrived
A generation of young stars, led by Rick Nash of the Blue
Jackets, is beginning to dominate the NHL
by Michael Farber

NFL PLAYOFFS

48 McNificent
In a weekend of nail-biting finishes, Donovan McNabb rallied the
Eagles to an improbable win over Green Bay
by Michael Silver

--Peyton Manning blocked out the crowd noise and silenced the
Chiefs
--Jake Delhomme and the Panthers worked overtime to beat the Rams
--Rodney Harrison settled a score as the Patriots chilled the
Titans
--Dr. Z's conference title picks

PRO BASKETBALL

58 The King of Shooters
Sacramento is riding the arm of Peja Stojakovic, perhaps the best
pure marksman since Larry Bird
by Jack McCallum

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

62 Counter Puncher
Gonzaga's Adam Morrison, who battles diabetes and the limits of
conventional thinking, is a most refreshing freshman
by Grant Wahl

BOOK EXCERPT

68 A Fowl Obsession
Freezing rain. Gale-force winds. Lousy food. Raging flu. Welcome
to the ultimate bird-watching competition
by Mark Obmascik

COVER

PHOTOGRAPH BY SIMON BRUTY
INSET PHOTO: DAVID E. KLUTHO
COVER FLAP PHOTOS: SIMON BRUTY (CURLING); DOUGLAS C. PIZAC/AP
(JACKSON); JOHN BIEVER (DELHOMME); BILL FRAKES (MANNING); AL
TIELEMANS (BRADY)

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COLOR PHOTO: JOHN BIEVER HELL TO THE CHIEFS Peyton Manning shredded the Kansas Citysecondary and now sets his sights on the Patriots (page 50).

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