TheLineup

February 14, 2005

SUPER BOWL XXXIX

36 Three-Ring Circus

After beating the Eagles for their third NFL title in four seasons, the Patriots are the Greatest Show on Turf

by Michael Silver

PRO BASKETBALL

50 Double Whammy

It may sound easy--play twice in two nights--but back-to-back games take a heavy toll

by Jack McCallum

GOLF

56 Master of the Masses

People's choice Phil Mickelson showed at the FBR Open why he will be a force in 2005

by Gary Van Sickle

SKIING

60 It's All Downhill

Incomparable Bode Miller led a historic one-two U.S. finish at the worlds

by Tim Layden

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

64 Wisconsin Pride

Meet the Dieners of Fond du Lac, the first family of heartland hoops

by Charles P. Pierce

Departments

6 Leading Off

14 Letters

17 Air and Space

Big Game? The Super Bowl wasn't even on the sports radar in a lot of places last week by Steve Rushin

18 Scorecard

• Savannah State's "perfect" season

• Emmitt Smith stops running

• Jose Canseco names steroid users

28 Faces in the Crowd

30 Players

84 The Life of Reilly

The MVP made important calls before the Super Bowl by Rick Reilly

Inside ...

76 College Basketball

• TCU's queen of the shot blockers

• Syracuse guard has a fan club

78 The NBA

• Lakers in no hurry to hire a coach

• Scout's Take on All-Star voting

80 College Football

• Fresh legs for Penn State offense

• Iowa's best recruiting class ever

Cover

PHOTOGRAPH BY AL TIELEMANS

INSET PHOTO: Darren Carroll (Mickelson)

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COLOR PHOTOWALTER IOOSS JR. (INSET, BRADY) COLOR PHOTOSIMON BRUTY ONESKI, TWOSKI After losing a ski in the combined event, Bode Miller won the downhill for his second world-championship gold medal.

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)