Lineup

September 25, 2011

DEPARTMENTS

4 Leading Off

10 Letters

13 Scorecard

Mayweather-Pacquiao: Let's get it on

20 Faces in the Crowd

25 Just My Type

Joe Maddon on Tampa's deficit reduction

BY DAN PATRICK

28 Inside ...

NFL

A big test for Matt Ryan

NASCAR

JJ's 10-part plan

Baseball

Next year's D-Backs?

College Football

The ACC falls again

76 Point After

Deep in a Thai village, an optimistic Cubs fan

BY JOE POSNANSKI

FEATURES

38 BASEBALL

MONEYBALL

Eight years after the book about building a team, the game's financial giants have cracked the code. Advantage: Red Sox

By Tom Verducci

BRAD PITT

Moneyball began as an idea and it's now a movie. How did numbers become sexy?

By Austin Murphy

50 PRO FOOTBALL

CAM NEWTON

The No. 1 pick is off to a record-setting start

By Tim Layden

56 COLLEGE FOOTBALL

ROBERT GRIFFIN

The quarterback has made Baylor football relevant

By Pablo S. Torre

BONUS

SPORTS SAVES THE WORLD

Grassroots programs are using athletics to tackle the most pressing problems

By Alexander Wolff P. 62

P. 56

"Whenever NFL talk starts up, [Baylor coach Art] Briles grabs Griffin and, as if attempting a Jedi mind trick, tells him, "I'm looking at my starting quarterback for 2012."

—Pablo S. Torre on Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin (left), a junior

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