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November 07, 2011

DEPARTMENTS

4 Leading Off

10 Letters

12 Editor's Letter

21 Scorecard

The winner in the NBA lockout? College hoops

28 Faces in the Crowd

31 Just My Type

Kirk Cousins on Andrew Luck's looks

BY DAN PATRICK

34 Inside ...

NFL

Coaches get their kicks

College Football

Big game, big money

MMA

UFC goes prime time

Baseball

Four dream trades

Golf

Yani Tseng's trajectory

College Basketball

Bands of brothers

NASCAR

No six-peat for JJ

132 Point After

A.I. and T.O. commiserate—sort of

BY PHIL TAYLOR

FEATURES

NFL MIDSEASON REPORT

60 A-ROD'S RECEIVERS

The Packers' QB has always had an uncanny connection with his wideouts

By Tim Layden

PETER KING'S

MIDSEASON ALL-PRO TEAM P. 69

76 OFFENSE RULES

SI assembled a panel of experts to examine why passing numbers are up

By Peter King

52 SPECIAL REPORT

PAY FOR PLAY

SI has a plan to compensate all Division I players. See what you think

By George Dohrmann

86 WORLD SERIES

CARDINALS WIN

The postseason drama was so sweet because we never saw it—or the champs—coming

By Tom Verducci

94 BOXING

MANNY PACQUIAO

The world's best fighter has his eye on realms far beyond the ring

By Chris Mannix

100 COLLEGE FOOTBALL

LES MILES

The coach will have everyone guessing when LSU faces Alabama

By Austin Murphy

106 PRO HOCKEY

NHL TOUGH GUYS

Being a one-trick goon no longer punches your ticket to the pros

By Austin Murphy

112 FOOTBALL HISTORY

FORGOTTEN HERO

For years Williams never issued number 50. And no one knew why

By Tim Layden

SPECIAL REPORT

THE NEW TRAINING TABLE

A higher food consciousness is revolutionizing sports

By Alexander Wolff

P. 122

THIS WEEK SI HAS TWO COVERS: THE PACKERS AND THE CARDINALS

ON THE COVER PHOTOGRAPHS BY ROBERT BECK (PACKERS); AL TIELEMANS (CARDINALS)

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