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Dec. 01, 2008
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Dec. 1, 2008

SI.com
SI Players: LIFE ON AND OFF THE FIELD
COLLEGE FOOTBALL
PRO FOOTBALL
PRO BASKETBALL
SOCCER
GOLF
FOOTBALL
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This is an article from the Dec. 1, 2008 issue

COLLEGEFOOTBALL

30 Watch Out,Texas!
Oklahoma drubbed Texas Tech to set up a three-way tie with the Longhorns
By Austin Murphy

• The Big 12 race'sBCS implications

PRO FOOTBALL

38 A 'Backer'sMind
SI got inside the head of the Bucs' Derrick Brooks as he prepared for hisbiggest challenge of 2008: Adrian Peterson
By Peter King

PRO BASKETBALL

46 The DreamLife
Andrei Kirilenko thrives as a sub
By Chris Mannix

SOCCER

50 TangoArgentina
Columbus danced to its first MLS title
By Grant Wahl

GOLF

54 A HappyEnding
Annika Sorenstam is ready to move on
By Michael Bamberger

SINGLE WING

OLD IS NEW
NEW IS OLD
Never has the game circled around to its beginnings—Pop Warner, meet RickyWilliams; Ricky, Pop—as it has this fall
BY TIM LAYDEN
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Departments

6 Leading Off

12 From theEditor

14 Letters

16 Players
• In praise of portly pitchers
• A Rhodes Scholar on the road

26 Faces in theCrowd

28 Just My Type byDan Patrick
• The perils of sideline reporting

74 Point After byChris Ballard
• A kingdom for King James

Inside ...

68 The NFL
• Time to take the Jets seriously

72 CollegeFootball
• Rutgers's QB pulls a reverse

73 The NHL
• Replacing a goaltending great

PHOTOJOHN BIEVER (OKLAHOMA)30 HOME RULE Lamar Harris (19) and the Sooners took the field in Norman before their 65--21 wipeout of Texas Tech, which tightened the Big 12 race and clouded the BCS picture.PHOTOUPI/BETTMANN/CORBIS (SINGLE WING)PHOTOHEINZ KLUETMEIER (SINGLE WING)