The Lineup

January 26, 2004

DEPARTMENTS

4 Leading Off
10 Letters
Bouquets, raspberry for double issue
15 Air and Space
Jock Kerouac: on the road with the greatest tailgater by Steve
Rushin
17 Scorecard
--Wie has sexist pigs squealing
--Korea's Ha-quille O'Neal
--Miami golf squatter evicted
--Julie Krone on the grill
28 Faces in the Crowd
90 The Life of Reilly
Jack LaLanne still wants you to get off your big fat butt by Rick
Reilly

SI'S 50TH ANNIVERSARY

30 Desert Storm
Once a year the PGA Tour lets its hair down and goes a little
crazy at the Phoenix Open by John Garrity

INSIDE...
80 College Basketball
--Eustachy, sober, wants back in
--Duke's Duhon learns leadership

83 The NBA
--Brent Barry is a wanted man
--Turkoglu firms up Spurs bench

86 The NHL
--Sharks showing teeth again
--League wants bigger player fines

NFL PLAYOFFS

42 Coming Through
Two years after a 1-15 season, the Panthers upset the Eagles and
earned their first Super Bowl berth
by Peter King

--Dr. Z's Super Bowl pick

48 Cold Blooded
Playing in their favorite weather, the Patriots mercilessly
pounded Peyton Manning and the Colts
by Michael Silver

PRO BASKETBALL

54 Mighty Mouth
Peripatetic point guard Sam Cassell is at home in Minnesota,
where his chatter and talent are appreciated
by Jack McCallum

HOCKEY

58 Dominator or Cujo?
To win the Cup, Detroit must end its goaltending soap opera by
choosing Dominik Hasek or Curtis Joseph
by Michael Farber

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

62 Palo Altitude
Unbeaten, fast-rising Stanford, with gritty guards and a physical
front line, has gone from polite to punishing
by Phil Taylor

OLYMPICS

66 Hello Athens
Never has a host city battled so much criticism. Is Greece ready
for the Summer Games? Excellent question
by S.L. Price

COVER

PHOTOGRAPH BY BOB ROSATO
COVER FLAP PHOTO: ROBERT BECK (WOODS); ALEX WONG/GETTY IMAGES
(MCCAIN); DAMIAN STROHMEYER (PATRIOTS)

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COLOR PHOTO: JOHN IACONO (BACKGROUND EXTENDED BY SI IMAGING) MUFFED OPPORTUNITY Peyton Manning's hands stayed warm, but hisarm went cold against the Patriots (page 48).

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