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Inside: The Week In Sports

Sept. 22, 2008
Sept. 22, 2008

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Sept. 22, 2008

SI Players: LIFE ON AND OFF THE FIELD
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Inside: The Week In Sports

Baseball
All of Andrew Friedman's moves add up to executive of the year • Four more notable execs • Why Andre Ethier has been more valuable than Manny

This is an article from the Sept. 22, 2008 issue

The NFL
A trusted scout is the man behind Matt Cassel's unlikely path to NFL starter • Dr. Z's pick: The Packers get payback against Dallas

Fantasy Football
Julius Jones's prospects are suddenly perking up • Time to give Carson Palmer, a Pro Bowl player only two years ago, a seat on the fantasy bench

NASCAR
Can Kyle Busch bounce back after a rocky run knocked him out of the Chase lead? • Teenager Joey Logano's Cup debut: Mission accomplished

College Football
This could be the season—really!—that Vanderbilt ends 25 years of losing • Michigan State's Javon Ringer is the hardest-working back

THE VERDICT
Angels catcher Mike Napoli and Mariners outfielder Ichiro Suzuki turned to home plate umpire Angel Hernandez for his first-inning ruling last Friday in Anaheim—and it wasn't safe. Los Angeles won, 5--3.

PHOTOPhotograph by Robert Beck