This is an article from the Feb. 4, 2008 issue
SUPER BOWL XLII
30 It's All on the Line
Can the most fearsome defensive front knock Tom Brady off his game? NFL perfection hangs in the balance
By Peter King
• WR Wes Welker is the Pats' sure thing
• Giants DE Osi Umenyiora is a world-beater
• Dr. Z breaks down a key play from Week 17
44 Now Starring ...
Who knew that Chris Bosh's breakout would come not on the court but in a YouTube video?
By Chris Mannix
50 Serving Notice
A healthy Maria Sharapova showed that she's stronger than ever in an Australian Open full of surprises
By L. Jon Wertheim
56 Good News Bears
Five years after being devastated by a murder and NCAA probation, Baylor is off to its best start in 62 seasons
By Kelli Anderson
BITTER BATTLE FOR THE OLD GUARD
He has prevailed at Super Bowls and bargaining tables, but union boss Gene Upshaw is under siege again—only now it's from his peers
By Gary Smith
6 Leading Off
• The perils facing Kenyan runners
• An Iraq vet inspires the Giants
• A Buccaneers back calls it quits
• Super Bowl crossword puzzle
• First Person: Pats' Matt Cassel
28 Faces in the Crowd
86 Point After
She's the star of the No. 1 girls' basketball team in the nation, but during one halftime, her dream season was lost
by Chris Ballard
78 College Basketball
• Meet the Quadruple Double Kid
80 Olympic Sports
• The ills of U.S. figure skating
82 The NHL
• Why Toronto must make a deal
PHOTOGRAPHS BY BOB ROSATO (GIANTS) AND JOHN IACONO (PATRIOTS)
INSET PHOTO: Chris Usher
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