Lineup

December 14, 2009

48 | SCANDALS

Tiger Woods

The shattering of a carefully constructed public image is grist for gossip, speculation and jokes, but in the end it's just a very sad story

By Phil Taylor

52 | COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Alabama Is No. 1

The Crimson Tide drubbed Florida in the SEC championship game and will be favored to win its first national title in 17 years in Pasadena

By Austin Murphy

Texas wins ugly

TCU settles for BCS bid

GATEFOLD

Heisman Gallery

Every trophy winner, from Berwanger to Bradford

70 | PRO FOOTBALL

Vince Young

The fourth-year quarterback has led the Titans to five victories in six games in a personal comeback every bit as impressive as his team's

By Lee Jenkins

76 | PARALYMPICS

Champions to the End

Swimmer Marin Morrison and sailor Nick Scandone fought fatal diseases long enough to fulfill their dream of competing in Beijing

By L. Jon Wertheim

Departments

8 Letters

12 Leading Off

20 Scorecard

• Old coaches fade away

• Yankees great dies

• World Cup forecast

30 Faces in the Crowd

37 Just My Type

Toby Gerhart on the Heisman, NFL, MLB

by Dan Patrick

38 Inside ...

Olympic Sports

Lindsey Vonn's speed

College Basketball

UNLV's transfers

The NFL

Cardinals' defense

The NBA

Rockets' little big man

86 The Vault

Bo Jackson stars in two pro sports, 1987

90 Point After

Sports is full of b.s., and I'm calling it

by Chris Ballard

ON THE COVER Photograph by Bill Frakes

Inset: Robert Beck

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