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The Lineup

July 12, 2004
July 12, 2004

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July 12, 2004

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The Lineup

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This is an article from the July 12, 2004 issue

8 Leading Off

16 Letters
Pumped up about those Pistons

18 Editor's Letter

21 Air and Space
A brotherhood of jocks gamely fights a rare cancer by Steve
Rushin

23 Scorecard
--Beyond hot dogs: Competitive eating joins the big time
--China tries to suppress its checkered Olympic history
--Look out, America! Here comes three-hour league cricket
--Now it can be told: Marlon Brando owed his career to ...
sports

38 Faces in the Crowd

156 The Life of Reilly
A-Rod, can't you please live up to my adolescent fantasies?
by Rick Reilly

SI'S 50TH ANNIVERSARY

42 America Speaks
We wrap up our yearlong celebration of sports in the 50
states with our national poll results and a look at the
greats from the District of Columbia

TENNIS

46 Splendor on the Grass
Maria Sharapova and Roger Federer beat America's best at
Wimbledon
by S.L. Price

BASEBALL

56 "The Perfect Player"
Do-it-all star Scott Rolen embodies the Cardinal virtues in
St. Louis
by Tom Verducci

WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

57 BLASTS FROM THE PAST

PRO BASKETBALL

64 Cirque de L.A.
To please Kobe Bryant, the Lakers tried to hire Mike
Krzyzewski
by Jack McCallum

SOCCER

68 Gods Must Be Crazy
In a stunning victory, the underdogs from Greece won Euro
2004
by Grant Wahl

76 Forever Growlin'
Former Chicago Bears linebacker Dick Butkus, 61, is as
ornery as ever
by Rick Telander

84 Hitting Cleanup
Lenny Dykstra, once a down-and-dirty ballplayer, is a car
wash king
by Alan Shipnuck

90 Where's the Chief?
Robert Parish left the NBA vowing never to return. But he
can't stay away
by Leigh Montville

108 The Flip of the Flop
How did Tony Mandarich regain self-respect after being a
national joke?
by Austin Murphy

118 La Dolce Vita!
Former boxing champ Marvin Hagler wants to be an Italian
movie star
by L. Jon Wertheim

140 Life After Wide Right
Super Bowl goat Scott Norwood has left his worst moment
behind
by Karl Taro Greenfeld

Plus Carl Yastrzemski, Steve Cauthen, jock politicians, U.S. gold
medal gymnasts, David Clyde, Derek Sanderson, Greg Luzinski, Hoop
Dreams stars, Eric Heiden, Andrea Jaeger and more.

COVER

PHOTOGRAPH BY SIMON BRUTY
INSET PHOTOS: NEIL LEIFER (LEFT); GREG FOSTER
COVER FLAP PHOTO: WALTER IOOSS JR.

B/W PHOTO: HEINZ KLUETMEIER (LEFT)COLOR PHOTO: RAFAEL FUCHS EX-MET LIFE Today Lenny Dykstra chooses not to run.

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