The Lineup

February 02, 2004

SUPER BOWL XXXVIII PREVIEW

40 Confidence Game
The Panthers believe in themselves and their coach even if others
don't--a mind-set they take into the title game
by Jeffri Chadiha
--An analysis of the players who make the offenses click
--Last word from Dr. Z: Dos and don'ts for attacking the
Pats' D

60 The Greatest Stories Never Told
Ever since Green Bay met Kansas City in 1967, the media has
marveled at the bizarre mixture of sport, revelry, commerce and
bombast that is the Super Bowl. Thirteen of our favorite writers
tell tales of America's high holy day that they've kept under
wraps

PRO BASKETBALL

46 Three's a Crowd
With too many forwards and too little D, do the Mavs really have
a title shot?
by Jack McCallum

HOCKEY

52 Coyote Cowboy
Phoenix winger Shane Doan is the best NHL player you've never
heard of
by Michael Farber

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

56 Birds of a Feather
Though beset by adversity, red-hot Louisville is sticking it to
opponents
by Seth Davis

DEPARTMENTS

8 Leading Off

14 Contributors

17 Letters
The Rose confession: Holy Pete!

19 Air and Space
Juicing up the next State of the Union address
by Steve Rushin

21 Scorecard
--Terminating the Herminator
--Grading NASCAR's new math
--Q&A with Roger Staubach

28 Faces in the Crowd

88 The Life of Reilly
He Hate Me. He hates you? He Hate Me! Who hates you?
by Rick Reilly

INSIDE...

82 College Basketball
A gritty point guard drives Pitt

83 Baseball
Cuban pitchers' stock dropping

84 The NBA
Coach's firing weakens Nets

85 Tennis
Doubles has an image problem

86 The NHL
Jagr deal won't save Rangers

SI'S 50TH ANNIVERSARY

30 Slide Show
Maine gets wild and woolly each winter for the national toboggan
championships
by Franz Lidz

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Super Bowl scoops from Houston, including daily analysis by Peter
King and Don Banks, plus Dr. Z's position-by-position breakdown,
at si.com/football.

COVER PHOTOGRAPH BY NEIL LEIFER
COVER FLAP PHOTOS: BILL FRAKES (DELHOMME); CHUCK SOLOMON
(TOBOGGANING); ICON SMI (KARIYA)

COLOR PHOTO COLOR PHOTO: BILL FRAKES HEADS OR TAILS? A cordial affair in '67 (cover), the Super Bowlcoin toss was a media event last year.

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)