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Nov. 01, 2004
Nov. 01, 2004

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Nov. 1, 2004

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CATCHING UP WITH
SI Players: Life on and off the field
SI Players
SI PLAYERS
The World Series
Pro Football
  • With supreme confidence and accuracy,do-it-all Daunte Culpepper is threatening NFL passing records and putting the Vikings on a fast track to the playoffs

  • DAUNTE CULPEPPER isn't the only NFL quarterback on the brink of a career season. Here are three other passers who, although at very different stages in their development, are having notable starts in 2004.

College Football
College Basketball
Inside
Inside College Football
Inside Motor Sports
Inside The NFL
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World Series

This is an article from the Nov. 1, 2004 issue

48 Blood and Guts

Curt Schilling and Boston got off on the right foot against St. Louis

by Tom Verducci

•Boston vs. St. Louis:

A Duel of Two Cities

•To Dad, who lived for the Sox

by Francisco Goldman

•To Dad, who loved the Cards

by Joe Buck

•The last word on the Curse

by Charles P. Pierce

PRO FOOTBALL

60 Right on Target

With supreme accuracy, the Vikings' Daunte Culpepper is threatening NFL passing records

by Michael Silver

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

70 Wild Out West

Running mad with Urban Meyer's crazy offense, Utah is stalking an unbeaten season

by Kelley King

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

74 The Chosen Ones

Providence's 13month pursuit of this year's entering class was filled with red herrings, blind alleys, rejection, despair--and high hopes

by George Dohrmann

Departments

6 Leading Off

16 Letters

18 Catching Up With ...

21 Air and Space

Scrape, rattle and roar: the fabulous sounds of sports by Steve Rushin

22 Scorecard

• Williams's and Clarett's lost year

• Breeders' Cup will miss Smarty

• Rick Neuheisel, youth coach

35 Faces in the Crowd

37 Players

96 The Life of Reilly

Speaking for all idiots nationwide, I love these Red Sox by Rick Reilly

Inside ...

87 College Football

• Backs run wild in Division I-A

• Mississippi State skins Gators

91 Motor Sports

• Busch tightens grip on Chase

• Ten die in Hendrick air crash

92 The NFL

• Subs help Eagles stay unbeaten

• Dr. Z's picks for Week 8

Cover

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AL TIELEMANS

INSET PHOTO: Corbis

COVER FLAP PHOTO: David E. Klutho

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COLOR PHOTOJEFFERY A. SALTERPADDED BRO Thanks to Daunte Culpepper's right arm, the 5--1 Vikings rule the NFC North (page 60).