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The Lineup

March 01, 2004
March 01, 2004

Table of Contents
March 1, 2004

Pro Basketball
Departments

The Lineup

DEPARTMENTS

This is an article from the March 1, 2004 issue Original Layout

6 Leading Off

20 Letters
The story of a man named Brady

23 Air and Space
My gray matter: Homestead Grays, Grey Cup, Jim Gray by Steve
Rushin

24 Scorecard
--What's the dope on BALCO?
--Kareem returns to the Garden
--The Padres' rocket scientist
--Brian Williams, NASCAR freak

34 Faces in the Crowd

84 The Life of Reilly
See me on ESPN? As an anchor, I'm a great columnist
by Rick Reilly

SI'S 50TH ANNIVERSARY

36 Wrestle Mania
Each February all eyes in Iowa turn to the state high school
championships by Kelli Anderson

INSIDE...

78 College Basketball
--Friars' Gomes comes on strong
--Salukis close in on NCAA berth

80 The NBA
--Rasheed, Pistons a good match
--Young Suns love Grgurich

82 The NHL
--Mike Modano's woes on, off ice

PRO BASKETBALL

44 Three for All
Kevin Garnett and his two new running mates have empowered the
Minnesota Timberwolves
by Jack McCallum

BASEBALL

50 And Maddux
With control artist Greg Maddux and a group of young fireballers,
the Cubs' staff is baseball's best
by Daniel G. Habib

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

56 Quantum Leap
Since escaping scandal-torn Baylor, Lawrence Roberts has lifted
Mississippi State
by Kelli Anderson

PRO FOOTBALL

60 Does It Still Matter?
The combine tells pro scouts less and less about top prospects
such as Maurice Clarett
by Peter King

HOCKEY

62 Blackhawks Down
Bad management has made a once-beloved NHL franchise irrelevant
in Chicago
by Michael Farber

BASEBALL

66 Out of Their Tree
The author wrote a book, Moneyball, that drove traditionalists
crazy. They fought back. Now so does he
by Michael Lewis

COVER

PHOTOGRAPH BY JEFFERY A. SALTER;
DIGITALLY RETOUCHED BY SI IMAGING
INSET PHOTO: JASON WISE
COVER FLAP PHOTO: BILL FRAKES

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COLOR PHOTO: JASON WISE; FOREGROUND EXTENDED BY SI IMAGING ACE OF CUBS? Greg Maddux threw in the friendly confines of hisnew team's Arizona spring training facility (page 50).