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Nov. 28, 2011
Nov. 28, 2011

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Nov. 28, 2011

LEADING OFF
GOLF PLUS
EDITOR'S LETTER
Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS
TIM TEBOW
MOTOR SPORTS
COLLEGE FOOTBALL
SOCCER
  • If this was indeed David Beckham's final game in MLS, he went out in style, carrying the Galaxy to a championship and affirming the value of star power in America

SPORT IN AMERICA
  • Our sports have become more and more about money and marketing. But to most of us they're still about the stories we tell one another, the transcendent moments that lift us—the very way we define ourselves

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Editor-in-Chief: John Huey

Editor, Time Inc. Sports Group: Terry McDonell

Managing Editor, SI.com: Paul Fichtenbaum

Managing Editor, SI Golf Group: James P. Herre

Assistant Managing Editors: Neil Cohen (SI Presents), Hank Hersch, Christopher Hunt, Mark Mravic, Craig Neff, Christian Stone

Director of Photography: Steve Fine

Creative Director: Christopher Hercik

Senior Editor, Chief of Reporters: Richard Demak

Senior Editors: Mark Bechtel, Trisha Lucey Blackmar, Stephen Cannella, MJ Day (Swimsuit), Dick Friedman, Mark Godich, Jim Gorant (Golf Plus), Stefanie Kaufman (Operations), Kostya P. Kennedy, Richard O'Brien, Diane Smith (Swimsuit)

Senior Contributing Editor: David Bauer

Art Directors: Craig Gartner (SI Presents), Edward P. Truscio

Copy Chief: Gabe Miller

Director of Operations: Robert Kanell

Director of Imaging: Geoffrey A. Michaud

Group Edit Finance Director: Brian Clavell

Senior Writers: Kelli Anderson, Lars Anderson, Chris Ballard, Michael Bamberger, George Dohrmann, David Epstein, Michael Farber, Damon Hack, Jon Heyman, Lee Jenkins, Peter King, Thomas Lake, Tim Layden, J. Austin Murphy, Dan Patrick, Joe Posnanski, S.L. Price, Selena Roberts, Alan Shipnuck, Gary Smith, Phil Taylor, Ian Thomsen, Jim Trotter, Gary Van Sickle, Tom Verducci, Grant Wahl, L. Jon Wertheim, Alexander Wolff

Senior Contributing Writer: Frank Deford

Associate Editors: Darcie Baum (Swimsuit), Mark Beech, Adam Duerson, Gene Menez, Elizabeth Newman, David Sabino (Statistics)

Staff Writers: Brian Cazeneuve, Albert Chen, Seth Davis, Chris Mannix, Ben Reiter, Melissa Segura

Deputy Chief of Reporters: Lawrence Mondi

Writer-Reporters: Sarah Kwak, Andrew Lawrence, Rick Lipsey, Elizabeth McGarr, Julia Morrill, Rebecca Sun, Pablo S. Torre

Reporters: Kelvin C. Bias, Matt Gagne, Rebecca Shore

Research Assistant: Janine Berey (Swimsuit)

Photography Editor: James K. Colton

Deputy Photography Editors: George G. Washington, Erick Rasco (Technology)

Photography: Claire Bourgeois, Nate Gordon, Miriam Marseu, Marguerite Schropp Lucarelli, Jeffrey Weig (Picture Editors); Linda Bonenfant, Jennifer R. Grad, Cristina Scalet, Kari Stein (Associate Editors); Carlos Miguel Saavedra (Assistant Editor); Daniel Jimenez

Photographers: Robert Beck, John Biever, Simon Bruty, Bill Frakes, Walter Iooss Jr., David E. Klutho, Bob Martin, John W. McDonough, Peter Read Miller, Damian Strohmeyer, Al Tielemans

Design: Eric Marquard, Karen Meneghin, Jay Soysal, Liana Zamora (Deputy Art Directors); Stephen Skalocky (Associate Art Director); Dwayne Bernard, Josh Denkin (Designers)

Copy Chief, Special Projects: Pamela Ann Roberts

Copy Desk: Richard McAdams (Deputy); Robert G. Dunn, Jill Jaroff, A. Denis Johnston, Kevin Kerr, Nancy Ramsey, Anthony Scheitinger, John M. Shostrom (Copy Editors); Helen Wilson (Editorial Assistant)

Technology Support: Larry Corby (Associate Director); David Matinho (Manager); Joseph Babich, Paolo Betancourth, Ginny Gilroy, Josset Rawle, Edward Schuessler, Mike Wolf

Operations: Luisa Durante, Kerith C. Foley (Associate Directors); Mitch Getz, Valerie Langston, Abigail Pellegrino, Rohini Persaud, Jennifer Putrelo, Donald Stone (Managers); Meridith Haines, (Assistant Manager); Meredith Ray, Juanita Weems (Associates)

Imaging: Dan Larkin, Robert M. Thompson (Managers)

Library: Joy Birdsong (Manager); Susan Szeliga

Special Contributors: Walter Bingham, Robert H. Boyle, John Ed Bradley, Robert W. Creamer, Bill Eppridge, Rob Fleder, John Garrity, Karl Taro Greenfeld, Richard Hoffer, Steven Hoffman, John Iacono, Lynn Johnson, Heinz Kluetmeier, Neil Leifer, Jack McCallum, Pierre McGuire, Manny Millan, Bill Scheft, John Schulian, Chuck Solomon, E.M. Swift

SI.com: Adam Levine, B.J. Schecter (Executive Editors); Dan George (Supervising Producer); Ryan Hunt (News Director); Larry Burke, Jen Chang, Bobby Clay, Richard Deitsch, Brad Weinstein (Senior Editors); Bill Trocchi (Deputy Superivising Producer); Lonny Krasnow, Cory McCartney, Andrew Perloff, Jimmy Traina (Senior Producers); Andy Gray (Special Projects Producer); Paul Forrester, Bryan A. Graham, Nicki Jhabvala, Ted Keith, Jeffrey Lewis, Tom Mantzouranis, John Rolfe, Mallory Rubin, Chris Sesno (Producers); Matt Dollinger, Ben Eagle, Amanda Younger, Nick Zaccardi (Associate Producers); Don Banks, Stewart Mandel, Andy Staples, Luke Winn (Senior Writers); Joe Lemire (Staff Writer); Chris Heine (Design Director); Randall Grant (Senior Designer); John Blackmar (Photo Director); David Kaye (Senior Photo Producer); Shamika Brown (Project Manager); Susan Chan (Webmaster); Theresa Fitzpatrick (Executive Assistant)

Video: Ian Orefice (Executive Producer); Maggie Gray (Anchor); Jenny Brown, Collin Orcutt (Producers); John DePetro (Production Assistant)

Golf.com: Charlie Hanger (Executive Editor); Christopher Shade (Executive Producer); David Dusek (Deputy Editor); Ryan Reiterman, Jeff Ritter (Senior Producers); Kevin Cunningham (Associate Producer)

SI Kids: Bob Der (Managing Editor and Publisher); Beth Power Bugler (Creative Director); Justin Tejada (Assistant Managing Editor); Sachin Shenolikar, Andrea Woo (Senior Editors); Kirsten Sorton (Senior Designer); Annmarie Avila (Assistant Photo Editor); Gary Gramling, Christina Tapper (Writer-Reporters); Bill Hinds (Special Contributor); Marilyn Goldman (Print/Digital Project Manager); Paul Ulane (Senior Producer, sikids.com)

Letters: Liz Greco

Administration: Joan Rosinsky, Leon Avelino, Tracy Mothershed

President, Time Inc. Sports Group: Mark Ford

Vice President, Publisher: Frank Wall

Senior Vice President, Consumer Marketing: Nate Simmons

Vice President, Business Development: Julie Souza

Vice President, Communications and Development: Scott Novak

Associate Publisher, Marketing and Creative Services: Charles Saunders

Senior Vice President, Finance: Elissa Fishman

Vice President, Finance: Peter Greer

Consumer Marketing Director: Ann Marie Doherty

Vice President, Operations: Brooke Twyford

Legal: Judith R. Margolin Human Resources: Liz Mattila

Time Inc.

Executive Vice Presidents: Howard M. Averill, Paul J. Caine, Mark Ford, Stephanie George, Steve Sachs, Evelyn Webster

Editorial Director: Martha Nelson

Branded Solutions: Leslie Picard (President); Cyrus Beagley (Senior Vice President, General Manager); Peter Bauer, Dave Watt, (Vice Presidents); Tim Reisen (Vice President, Detroit); Cara Deoul Perl (Vice President, Creative Director); Kristen Jones Connell (Vice President, Marketing & Communications); Mary Haskin (Vice President, Marketing & Sales Development); Aaron Gallagher (Vice President, Digital); Mary Wojciechowski (Vice President, Database Marketing)

Research & Insights: Betsy Frank (Chief Research & Insights Officer); Caryn Klein (Vice President, Business Research & Insights)

Information Technology: Mitchell A. Klaif (CIO and Senior Vice President); Agatha M. Cutrone, Abe Cytryn, Robert Duran, Timothy Mummers, Ben Ramadan, Annabelle Soper, Jimmie Tomei (Vice Presidents)