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Dec. 05, 2011
Dec. 05, 2011

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Dec. 5, 2011

LEADING OFF
Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS
NBA PREVIEW 2011-12
COLLEGE FOOTBALL
PRO FOOTBALL
  • A first-ever postseason berth is the righteous cause in Houston—but with two QBs already lost to injury, the Texans will need hard-charging, deep-thinking feature back Arian Foster to lead the way

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Founder: Henry R. Luce 1898--1967

This is an article from the Dec. 5, 2011 issue

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

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

Publishing Solutions: Scott Smith (Senior Director); John Arbucci (Senior Manager), Sue Falls, Joanne Recca, Michael Sheehan (Managers); Ken Baierlein, Ellen Bohan, Rich Cassone, Dustin Gavin, Barry Heckard, Ryan Kelly, Michael Kiaer, Mark Leich, John Meyer, Joe Ponzo, Chris Richter, Luke Vanderberg, Jonathan Vasata, Ed Wong

Magazine and Digital Engineering: Craig Coffey, Lou Tsai (Directors), Craig Cardillo, Ashim Man Pradhan, Tony Shin (Managers), Carlos Amédée, Tom Chamnongvongse, Harold Clark, Ryan Daniels, Martha Drattler, Don MacKinnon, Shawn Hayne, Ron Taylor, Norman Vàsquez

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 Supervising 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

Consumer Marketing: Adam Kushnick (Director); Michael Malloy (Associate Director); Steve Mastrocola (Senior Manager); Alex Cumings, Alexis Mate (Managers); Lucia LaCivita, Rachel Levine (Associate Managers); Lauren Acton, Alyssa Anglin, Zachary Carrazzone, Nancy D'Auria, Alex Horowitz, Lindsey Hurley

Consumer Research & Insights: Andy Borinstein (Executive Director); Steve Montgomery (Research Director); Katie Chung, Brian Swann (Associate Research Managers)

Advertising Sales: Atlanta: John S. Gordon (Franchise Director); Jean Marie Bridges (Franchise Sales Manager); Kelly Branigan

Boston: John S. Cooney (Franchise Director); Erik Nelson (Franchise Sales Manager); Claire Arnstein

Chicago: Thomas R. Buerger (Franchise Director); Matthew J. Cline, Marc Macias, Kitty Westol (Franchise Sales Managers); Rachel Conroy, Patricia Grabowski

Dallas: Jacquelyn Olson (August Media), Sidney White (August Media)

Detroit: Andrew Robinson (Group Ad Director); John Schram (Franchise Director); Kelly Konarski

Los Angeles: Matthew Sganga (Franchise Director); Robin Lee, Michael Stillman (Franchise Sales Managers)

New York: Danny Lee (Franchise Director); Janice M. Baio, Michael S. Cohen, Hillary Drezner, John Ferris, Meghan Kane, Emily Kelton Owens, Peter Weinstock (Franchise Sales Managers); Cordelia Allsopp, Megan Donovan, Blaine Thompson

San Francisco: Jessica Studholme (Franchise Director); Carrington Northrop (Franchise Sales Manager); Alena Haas

Client Marketing: Timothy Angelillo (Executive Director); Suzanne Bursiek, Bridget Morrisey (Directors); Justin Hergianto (Associate Director); Justin Clements, Roger Iapicco, Katie Jackson, Nicole Luber, Courtney Oversby, Ingrid Petrie, Matthew Svenson, Leeann Teager (Managers); Danielle Burman, Kacey Knauf, Lindsey von Thron, Michael Zuckerman

SI Digital: Christopher Gibbons (Director); Munish Dabas (Senior Manager); Michael Phillips (Manager); Dominic Aratari, Derryl Williams

Brand Marketing: John Jaxheimer (Creative Services Director); Jay Bowen, Stuart Schwartz (Art Directors); Alec Morrison (Custom Content Director)

Event Marketing & Athlete Relations: Christine Rosa (Executive Director); Robin Bigelli(Director); Amy Gruetzmacher, Sara Jaramillo (Managers); Betsy Beam (Coordinator)

Content Management Group: Karen Carpenter (Executive Director); Prem Kalliat (Director); George Amores, Joseph Felice, Vanessa Manca

Finance: Vandana Patel, Andrew Weissman (Group Directors); Jennifer Rozzelle (Associate Director); Arbena Bal, Yvonne Griffin, Morgan Krug, Terence Li, Julia Luu, Caitlin McDonald, Craig Stinehour (Managers); Brendan Munson, Marie Shivraj, Victor Yang

Communications: Christopher Tropeano (Director); Emily Christopher (Senior Publicist); Chris Mahr, Ryan Watson; Ben Kaplan (Social Media)

Administration: Liz Johnson, Joann Portnoy, Lee Strohmenger, Jenna Williams

SI Kids: Eileen Masio (Vice President, Marketing and Strategic Partnerships); Paula Backer (Consumer Marketing Director)

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)