The Lineup

June 20, 2004

DEPARTMENTS

10 Leading Off
18 Contributors
20 Letters
Chess belongs in SI. No, it doesn't
23 Air and Space
Reggie Sanders's Grand Tour: seven teams in seven years
by Steve Rushin
24 Scorecard
--Will Wimbledon be a gagfest?
--BCS: new and unimproved
--Remembering Roosevelt Brown
--The Show: Ambassador Tuna

37 Faces in the Crowd

108 The Life of Reilly
Fights without hockey? Pinch me, I must be dreaming
by Rick Reilly

SI's 50TH ANNIVERSARY

38 Heaven Sent
Steve Prefontaine's gritty spirit still inspires runners at the
Pre Classic in Eugene, Ore. by Kenny Moore

INSIDE...

93 Baseball
--Last year's losers now winners
--Brewers won't move Ben Sheets

96 The NHL
--SI's Player of the Year
--Early candidates for 2005 honors

NBA FINALS

48 A New Way to Win
Showing how to beat a glamour team, Detroit's band of castoffs
pulled together to take a 3-1 lead
by Jack McCallum

56 Higher Calling
Dwight Howard, the likely No. 2 pick in the draft, does God's
work by playing transcendent basketball
by Ian Thomsen

GLOBALIZATION OF SPORTS

62 Hot Players in the Cold
Seven time zones and 3,000 miles from his Times Square base,
agent Jay Grossman hunts hockey talent
by L. Jon Wertheim

PRO FOOTBALL

68 Snap Judgment
Don't count out Rich Gannon in Oakland's quarterbacks battle
by Peter King

BASEBALL

72 Inside Barry's Head
As he struggles to regain his form, the A's Barry Zito is staying
positive
by Michael Silver

ROTISSERIE LEAGUES

80 Fantasy World
Your neighbor plays. Your boss plays. Everybody plays fantasy
sports, now a billion-dollar business
by Chris Ballard

COVER
PHOTOGRAPH BY MANNY MILLAN
INSET PHOTOS: HOWARD SCHATZ (ZITO); SHAUN BEST/REUTERS
COVER FLAP PHOTOS: JAMES DRAKE (PREFONTAINE); BILL RAY

COLOR PHOTO: DAMIAN STROHMEYER LEFT HANGING Barry Zito's pitching arm dangles at the ready as he studies his catcher's call (page 72).

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