TheLineup

January 31, 2005

NFL PLAYOFFS

42 Super Effort

Donovan McNabb and the Eagles got over the NFC championship hump

by Peter King

46 So Good, He's Sick

The Patriots' ailing Tom Brady added to his legend in the AFC title game

by Michael Silver

50 Dr. Z's Forecast

How can I pick against this New England team?

by Paul Zimmerman

GOLF

52 Back to the Future

Tiger Woods ended an 11-month drought and hinted that another stretch of dominance has begun

by Alan Shipnuck

PRO BASKETBALL

56 What Would You Do?

Jermaine O'Neal has something to say about his role in the Detroit brawl

by S.L. Price

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

62 Daddy's Girl

Stanford star Candice Wiggins has the same spark and drive as her late father, Alan

by Kelli Anderson

BOXING

66 One Tough Baby

Eastwood's Million Dollar Baby: best fight film ever by John Schulian

•Why movies love boxing

•100 years of fight films

Departments

6 Leading Off

14 Letters

17 Air and Space

Tyler Kessler's meds: NFL games, big steaks and chats with the stars by Steve Rushin

18 Scorecard

• Hottest feuds in sports

• Good night, Johnny

• Oil Can Boyd, minor leaguer?

28 Faces in the Crowd

35 Players

80 The Life of Reilly

PGA Tour rookie Sean O'Hair has escaped from hell by Rick Reilly

Inside ...

76 College Basketball

• BC's Patriots--er, Eagles

• Arizona's senior hotshot

77 The NBA

• Bench leads Bulls' revival

• Scout's take on Knicks, Wilkens

78 Tennis

• Do pros really need coaches?

• Belgium's pocket rocket

Cover

PHOTOGRAPH BY

DAVID BERGMAN

INSET PHOTOS: Merie W. Wallace/Warner Bros. (Swank); MGM Studios/Getty Images (Stallone); Bill Frakes (O'Neal); Robert Beck (Woods)

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COLOR PHOTOMERIE W. WALLACE/WARNER BROS. (INSET) COLOR PHOTOSIMON BRUTY EAGLE EYES Philadelphia's Terrell Owens will see warmer weather in Jacksonville, but will he be able to play (page 42)?

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)