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December 27, 2010

34 THE YEAR IN SPORTS

A world-class photographer provides portraits of 10 athletes who made the year memorable

By Walter Iooss Jr.

A PERFECT 10 FOR 2010

44 PRO FOOTBALL

RODDY WHITE

Having learned that talent alone gets you nowhere in the NFL, the Falcons wideout is now a major weapon on a team that looks primed for a Super Bowl run

By Ben Reiter

54 COLLEGE FOOTBALL

BCS PREVIEW

The biggest matchup in the title game will be the heavyweight bout in the trenches

By Lars Anderson

GATEFOLD AND THE WINNER IS ...

THE LIVES THEY LED

The figures the sports world lost in 2010—including Indians ace Bob Feller—had impacts that are sure to endure

By Mark Bechtel P. 66

Departments

4 Leading Off

12 Letters

16 Editor's Letter

18 Scorecard

• A 2011 sans the NFL

• Mark Cuban's big idea

• The year in absurdities

• The Strike Zone

30 Just My Type

Chip Kelly on Cam, Cal and Christmas

By Dan Patrick

32 Faces in the Crowd

92 Point After

Taylor U's not-so-Silent Night

By Phil Taylor

SPORTS ILLUSTRATED WILL NOT PUBLISH NEXT WEEK BECAUSE OF THE HOLIDAYS. THE NEXT ISSUE WILL BE DATED JANUARY 10, 2011.

ON THE COVER Photograph by Walter Iooss Jr.

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