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THE POP CULTURE GRID

Oct. 03, 2011
Oct. 03, 2011

Table of Contents
Oct. 3, 2011

GOLF PLUS
LEADING OFF
Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS
MLB PLAYOFF PREVIEW
PRO FOOTBALL
  • The Bills are a shocking 3--0—take that, Pats!—thanks to a Harvard-bred quarterback and a spirit of togetherness that reflects their city

PRO HOCKEY
COLLEGE FOOTBALL
WALTER PAYTON
  • One of the game's true icons, a player so esteemed that the NFL's Man of the Year Award bears his name, Walter Payton retired in 1988 as pro football's alltime leading rusher. But even to those closest to him, he had always been an enigma, and in his final years the mysteries deepened

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THE POP CULTURE GRID

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Athletes in the mixMy fantasy team name is ...The Lion King 3D is ...Athlete who deserves a roastNext '80s film remake should be ...Favorite Modern Family character
BEN TATETexans RBTate's TerrorsAwesome, when I watch itAndre JohnsonScarfaceNever watched it
LEXI THOMPSONPro GolferGolfer ChickPretty cool—I might go see thatTiger Woods?Maybe Grease. I wasn't born thenI'm more into Criminal Minds
DANNY CLEARYRed Wings FRiverhead RatsAwesomeMatt Cooke (Penguins F)Risky BusinessPhil. He's hilarious!
IAN KENNEDYDiamondbacks PYour Fantasy is My RealityMind bottlingRyan Roberts a.k.a. the TatmanCaddyshack, with J.J. Putz as Al CzervikPhil, because my wife will read this

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Another question SI asked these four—all fantasy players and movie buffs—was whether Brad Pitt (above) makes a believable G.M. in the current hit Moneyball. Thompson and Cleary gave the actor a thumbs-up, Kennedy wasn't sure and Tate suggested a trade, saying, "I'd prefer Angelina Jolie."

PHOTOMELINDA SUE GORDON (PITT)PHOTOWARNER BROTHERS/PHOTOFEST (RISKY BUSINESS)PHOTODISNEY/PHOTOFEST (LION KING)PHOTOKIRBY LEE/IMAGE OF SPORT/US PRESSWIRE (KENNEDY)PHOTODAVID E. KLUTHO (CLEARY)PHOTOSTUART FRANKLIN/GETTY IMAGES (THOMPSON)PHOTONFL/GETTY IMAGES (TATE)PHOTOUNIVERSAL PICTURES/PHOTOFEST (SCARFACE)