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The Lineup

Sept. 06, 2004
Sept. 06, 2004

Table of Contents
Sept. 6, 2004

NFL Preview 2004
2004 Olympics
BASEBALL
Departments

The Lineup

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This is an article from the Sept. 6, 2004 issue Original Layout

8 Leading Off

18 Letters

Word to Sooners: Fear the Duck

21 Air and Space

In praise of Athens' beer guts, big butts, mixed nuts by Steve Rushin

24 Scorecard

• Physical evidence in Kobe trial

• The Show: The Joey Games

• Olympic medals, per capita

• Cura√ßao, Little League champ

36 Faces in the Crowd

174 The Life of Reilly

What a gold medal is worth to winners--and losers by Rick Reilly

BASEBALL

54 It's the Braves Again

Look who's back in control of the NL East by Albert Chen

DOUBLE ISSUE

NFL PREVIEW 2004

60 Tough Guys

Every team wants them, and every coach cherishes them

66 Will the Smiles Last?

For tough-as-nails Donovan McNabb's sake, the Eagles must keep Terrell Owens happy

by Peter King

72 Good on a Bad Team

Tough-minded LaDainian Tomlinson doesn't get his props

by Michael Silver

78 Did I Really Say That?

Tough-talking Matt Hasselbeck is one of the game's top QBs

by Josh Elliott

85 Dr. Z's All-Tough Team

Just a bunch of guys who take

pride in doing the dirty work

by Paul Zimmerman

91 Scouting Reports

The lowdown on every team, plus power rankings, playoff picks and the Super Bowl score

2004 Olympics

40 Sticks and Groans

The 4√ó100 relay teams came up short, but the U.S. still landed on top of the medals heap

by Tim Layden

44 Dawn of an Era

Dawn Staley led the U.S. women to a third straight basketball gold

by Kelli Anderson

47 Third World

After the U.S. men's bronze in hoops, will changes be made?

by Jack McCallum

50 Golden Oldies

The U.S. women's soccer team showed pluck with a late rally

by Grant Wahl

52 The Race Just Started

China flexed its muscles in Athens and may dominate in '08

by S.L. Price

Plus • Andre Ward (page 43)

• International cagers (page 48)

• Cael Sanderson (page 49)

• Medalists' next moves (page 51)

COVER

PHOTOGRAPH BY BOB ROSATO

INSET PHOTO: JOHN BIEVER

COVER FLAP PHOTOS: DAVID E. KLUTHO (BRONCOS); DAMIAN STROHMEYER (EAGLES); SIMON BRUTY (SEAHAWKS); JOHN BIEVER (VIKINGS)

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