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The Lineup

Jan. 17, 2005
Jan. 17, 2005

Table of Contents
Jan. 17, 2005

Sports Illustrated Bonus Section: Golf Plus
SI Players: Life On and Off the Field
SI Players
NFL Playoffs
College Basketball
PRO BASKETBALL
TENNIS
Inside
Inside The NBA
Inside Baseball
Departments

The Lineup

Departments

This is an article from the Jan. 17, 2005 issue Original Layout

8 Leading Off

14 Letters

17 Air and Space

Baby, it's cold outside, and that's just how some of the toughest NFL teams like it by Steve Rushin

18 Scorecard

• The pro football coaching grind

• Thai tennis pro on tsunamis

• U.S. ballplayers' big Japan deals

28 Faces in the Crowd

30 Players

78 The Life of Reilly

Bill Cowher, self-effacing basketball dad? Surprised me, too by Rick Reilly

Inside ...

72 NBA

• The trade buzz on Hornets' Davis

77 Baseball

• Mets, D-Backs, Mariners splurge

PRO FOOTBALL

40 Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet

A Colts-Patriots divisional rematch will highlight the NFL's best weekend by Paul Zimmerman

•Wild-card road teams romp

•Dr. Z's divisional picks

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

50 Hoops Renaissance

More stars. Sharper play. It's the best season in years by Grant Wahl

•Men's top contenders

•Women's shakeup

PRO BASKETBALL

58 Super Sidekick

In just his second season versatile guard Dwyane Wade (a.k.a. Flash) has turned Miami into the team to beat in the East, while helping Shaq forget you-know-who

by Jack McCallum

TENNIS

62 He Stands Alone

Of course Roger Federer's fans put him on a pedestal. What is shocking is how many of those fans are his fellow competitors by S.L. Price

Cover

PHOTOGRAPH BY BILL FRAKES

INSET PHOTOS: Al Tielemans (Roethlisberger), Bob Rosato (Kansas)

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COLOR PHOTOBOB MARTIN (FEDERER)WIZARD OF OZ Roger Federer defends his Australian Open title next week (page 62). COLOR PHOTOBOB ROSATO