The Lineup

April 25, 2004

DEPARTMENTS

6 LEADING OFF
12 CONTRIBUTORS
14 LETTERS
No April fools here, thank you
19 AIR AND SPACE
Riding the rails to the old ball game by Steve Rushin
21 SCORECARD
--Swimmers honor Counsilman
--Jayson Williams trial nears end
--The hockey player and the hitman
--Jim Caviezel: Jesus to Bobby Jones
33 Faces in the Crowd
172 The Life of Reilly
Against youth sports, does Sunday school have a chance? by
Rick Reilly

SI'S 50TH ANNIVERSARY

36 Spring Fling
Daredevils go to New Hampshire's Mount Washington to hike up
and ski down by E.M. Swift

BASEBALL

46 Fuel on the Fire
With Curt Schilling in the mix, the Yanks-Red Sox rivalry is hot
already by Tom Verducci

PRO BASKETBALL

50 Rooked?
He may not be Rookie of the Year, but Carmelo Anthony is in the
playoffs by Chris Ballard

HOCKEY

52 Nameless in San Jose
Jonathan Cheechoo and the anonymous Sharks hunt the Cup by
Michael Farber

PRO FOOTBALL

54 Rivers' Edge
N.C. State QB Philip Rivers has the moxie to succeed in the NFL
by Peter King

50th ANNIVERSARY
THE PICTURES
50 YEARS OF SI PHOTOGRAPHY

62 Perfect Tens
A decade-by-decade gallery of classic SI shots, introduced by
Frank Deford

74 Playing with Time
The best sports photos stop the clock, forever: Joe Namath is
still No. 1, and Jackie Robinson is still stealing home by
Richard B. Woodward

94 That Magic Moment
To understand what makes a great picture by Neil Leifer, look at
what fell to the cutting room floor

122 Flash of Inspiration
By pushing their craft to its limits, SI shooters created a new
way of seeing by Lisa Altobelli

127 How We Did That
To capture the two minutes of the Kentucky Derby, Bill Frakes
needs only three days and 47 cameras

144 Appeal of the Peel
Walter Iooss Jr.'s Polaroids--the rough drafts of his
portraits--are a bit like Picasso's sketchbooks

INSIDE...

164 College Football
Will Berlin be the Hurricanes QB?

166 Baseball
Marlins' Cabrera keeps improving

170 The NBA
Still-hungry Wolf is SI's MVP

COVER

PHOTOGRAPHS BY NEIL LEIFER (FOOTBALL, BOXING), MARVIN E. NEWMAN
COVER FLAP PHOTOS: WALTER IOOSS JR. (FISK); BROOKS DODGE

Contact sheets show NFL great Jim Brown rushing in 1961; Muhammad
Ali knocking down Oscar Bonavena in '70; Bill Mazeroski homering
to win the '60 World Series.

SI EXTRA

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SI.COM
Complete pick-by-pick coverage of the NFL draft--including Peter
King's running analysis, Dr. Z's team grades and a review of the
alltime best and worst selections--at si.com/football.

COLOR PHOTO: NEIL LEIFER For once in his life, in 1998, Muhammad Ali was on the other sideof the lens.

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