This is an article from the Nov. 23, 2009 issue
Apache and Black Hawk helicopters from the Idaho National Guard performed a flyover before the Idaho--Boise State game last Saturday at Bronco Stadium. Boise then proceeded to run over the Vandals 63--25 to remain unbeaten, ranked at No. 6 in the BCS and in the mix for a major bowl bid (page 44).
Saints wideout Marques Colston (12) lost the ball but picked up a helmet—belonging to Rams safety Oshiomogho Atogwe—during his aborted flight to the end zone in the third quarter of Sunday's game at Edward Jones Dome. The fumbled ball rolled out of the end zone for a touchback, but New Orleans went on to win 28--23 and remain undefeated.
The Earth shook on Nov. 11 when Eastern Conference behemoths Shaquille O'Neal of the Cavaliers (left) and Dwight Howard of the Magic collided in the lane at Amway Arena in Orlando. In addition to pain and frustration, Howard drew a foul on his way to the basket. Cleveland won the game 102--93.
It's a Wrap
Michael Phelps went through his stretching routine before a heat in the 200-meter butterfly at the FINA short-course World Cup in Berlin last Saturday. In the final later that day he finished fifth in 1:52.26. Racing in an old-style swimsuit and without much training, Phelps was winless in two European meets but satisfied that he got in some competitive racing.