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This is an article from the Sept. 15, 2008 issue
Back in TheGame
Now that the NFL season is under way, check out SI.com for complete footballcoverage, including Dr. Z's weekly Power Rankings. Expect the Bears to make thebiggest jump, from No. 24, after their 29--13 upset over the Colts. Plus...
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Richard Jefferson on starting over with the Bucks
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Closing in OnHistory
On Aug. 24 Angels closer Francisco (K-Rod) Rodriguez became the fastest toreach 50 saves in a season; at week's end he was two saves from tying therecord of 57 set by the White Sox' Bobby Thigpen in 1990. This week TomVerducci breaks down which teams use their bullpens well and poorly, and JoeSheehan of Baseball Prospectus examines K-Rod's historic year.
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YOUR LINK TO SPORTS HISTORY
NOVEMBER 8, 1976
As a senior atPittsburgh, Tony Dorsett set the NCAA career rushing record with 6,082 yards,one of 15 Division I marks that he shattered in college. SI writer Myron Copeprofiled the running back.
WHAT PITT coachJohnny Majors turned loose three years ago is a muscular but lithe Panther—adark, dimpled, handsome figure up from 157 pounds as a freshman to 185 poundsof speed and surprising inside power, who fits the words once spoken by PennState's Joe Paterno as he gazed upon a tight end named Ted Kwalick. "WhatGod had in mind there," said Paterno, "was a football player." Ifso, God was twice as earnest about the superbly equipped Dorsett. But why agoal of 6,000? "It's because I love the game," he answers, withoutaffectation. "And no matter how long I've been in this game, I'll takepride in every record I set. I wanted to be known as No. 1, and I want to beknown as that as long as I live."
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