38 The Wild Cards
How far can quarterbacks Jeff Garcia and Chad Pennington go in the playoffs?
• Dr. Z's predictions, All-Pro Team
41 Mysterious Marvin
Perhaps the best NFL receiver ever, Marvin Harrison doesn't open up easily
by Nunyo Demasio
January 8, 2007
46 Stepping Stone
USC warmed up for a 2007 title run by thrashing Michigan in the Rose Bowl
by Phil Taylor
50 Who Knew?
Chris Leak seemed ill-suited to run the Florida attack. Now he's playing for a title
by Austin Murphy
54 Correct Answer
Allen Iverson has done all the right things since the Nuggets traded for him. But a question still hangs over Denver
by Jack McCallum
56 A Man among Boys
Wisconsin fifth-year senior Alando Tucker is building something bigger than a case for player of the year honors
by Grant Wahl
60 Chicago Hope
The enthusiasm of new coach Denis Savard and the scorching play of Martin Havlat have the Blackhawks on the rise
by Michael Farber
Before Magic Johnson and Showtime, before Michael Jordan's scoring sprees, fans and players alike were dazzled by Pete Maravich. This excerpt from a revealing new biography traces the creation of a legend who shattered scoring records at LSU and was an All-Star in the NBA
by Mark K riegel
6 Leading Off
15 Air and Space
The Sunshine State leads the nation in superlatives, from decadence to prurience to excellence
by Steve Rushin
• The steroid double standard
• Duty calls a Maryland football player
• The death of a Broncos cornerback
25 Faces in the Crowd
• First person: WR Marques Colston
• A color-coordinated Seahawk
• NBA sophomore diary: Gerald Green
72 Life of Reilly
Carmelo Anthony got a dream Christmas present. Now he has to wait until Jan. 22 to open it
by Rick Reilly
PHOTOGRAPH BY JOHN IACONO
INSET PHOTO: Rich Clarkson
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