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Nov. 24, 2008
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Nov. 24, 2008

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On Top of The Game

Peter King breaks down the best teams from Week 11 in his Fine 15. Who will be No. 1? Tennessee (10--0), which beat the Jaguars 24--14 behind Justin Gage's two TDs, or the Giants (9--1), who ran for more than 200 yards for the third straight game? More NFL coverage includes...

• Power Rankings by Dr. Z
• Awards Watch by Bucky Brooks
• Playoff projections by Dominic Bonvissuto

FOR MORE FOOTBALL COVERAGE AND NEWS, GO TO SI.COM/NFL.

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MY SPORTSMAN

Honor Roll
SI will announce its choice for Sportsman of the Year on Dec. 2. This month on SI.com, you can read essays from 35 writers as they nominate their candidates, including Pablo S. Torre, who will make a case for Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton. You can also submit your own nominees and check out a cover archive of all 54 Sportsman issues.

> Sportsman of the Year photo galleries at SI.com/sportsman.

SI VAULT
YOUR LINK TO SPORTS HISTORY

FROM SPORTS ILLUSTRATED
DECEMBER 1, 1969

Pete Maravich holds nearly every major NCAA scoring record, including highest career average (44.2), and was renowned for his flashy ball handling and passing. As a senior at LSU, Pistol Pete told SI's Curry Kirkpatrick why he loved being a showman.

I GUESS THERE are several tons of ham in me—that must be obvious—and I recognized early that basketball, more than any other team game, gives a guy the opportunity to be a showman. I've always wondered why in football a quarterback couldn't learn to flip a behind-the-back pitch-out to one of his running backs, or in baseball a pitcher try to fool a batter with a behind-the-back fastball. But you know there isn't anybody who's about to do that. The skills involved in basketball are different. You can do more stuff, more antics. And one guy has much more leeway to put on a show. That really is what basketball is for me—an entertainment, a chance to express myself. It's what I've chosen to do in my life, it's my thing.

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PHOTOGRAPH BY MICHAEL J. LEBRECHT II/1DEUCE3 PHOTOGRAPHY
INSET PHOTOS: Fred Vuich (Car); Damian Strohmeyer (Bradford, Tebow); Matt Slocum/AP (Harrell); Darren Carroll (McCoy)

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