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The Lineup

Feb. 09, 2004
Feb. 09, 2004

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Feb. 9, 2004

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The Lineup

DEPARTMENTS

This is an article from the Feb. 9, 2004 issue

6 Leading Off

12 Catching Up With...

14 Letters
What, Rush and Donovan again?

17 Air and Space
Singin' the blahs about our current sports champions by Steve
Rushin

19 Scorecard
--Dany Heatley, back in the game
--New book on Kobe Bryant case
--Remembering Crazy Legs Hirsch
--John Kerry, jock, on the grill

31 Faces in the Crowd

94 The Life of Reilly
Don't tell Jake Delhomme he played great, even if he did by Rick
Reilly

SI'S 50TH ANNIVERSARY

34 The Cold War
When Michigan faces off against Michigan State, it's the fiercest
rivalry on ice by Michael Farber

INSIDE...

88 The NBA
--Coach fires Celtics; Ainge blamed

90 College Basketball
--Majerus wisely takes health break
--Wisconsin's versatile floor leader

92 The NHL
--Souray has Habs on the move
--Capitals' Doig is rough, not dirty

SUPER BOWL

42 Fight to the Finish
New England and Carolina went toe-to-toe, but cool Tom Brady led
the Patriots to victory
by Michael Silver

--Dr. Z's final analysis: For Patriots' O-line, heart trumped talent

--New England has every reason to repeat as Super Bowl champ

PRO BASKETBALL

54 Forward Thinking
The Pacers, with the tandem of Ron Artest and Jermaine O'Neal,
are a title threat
by Chris Ballard

BASEBALL

58 Pennies from Heaven
By spending freely on free agents, Arte Moreno may turn L.A. into
the City of his Angels
by Phil Taylor

--I'm Mad as Hell
For one disgusted writer-fan, the storied Dodgers are finished
by John Schulian

TENNIS

64 The Artful Roger
With his graceful, flawless game, top-ranked Roger Federer won
the Australian Open
by L. Jon Wertheim

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

66 Oh, Brother
Rival coaches James and Joe Jones want to turn Yale and Columbia
into Ivy powers
by Michael Bamberger

OLYMPICS

70 Miracle, the Sequel
A new film takes the author back to 1980 and the thrill of the
U.S. hockey team's triumph
by E.M. Swift

COVER

PHOTOGRAPH BY JOHN W. MCDONOUGH
INSET PHOTO LEFT: JIM CRAIG POSTER CO. 1988
INSET PHOTO RIGHT: CHRIS LARGE
COVER FLAP PHOTO: DAMIAN STROHMEYER (HOCKEY); ANTHONY J. CAUSI/ICON SMI (JETER)

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More on the Miracle on Ice, including E.M. Swift's original SI
story about the 1980 U.S. hockey team's heroics, plus a
behind-the-scenes look at the making of the movie.

COLOR PHOTO: JOHN BIEVER; BACKGROUND EXTENDED BY SI IMAGING COUNT IT The Patriots' Mike Vrabel and his No. 1 fan, son Tyler,celebrated after the Super Bowl (page 42).