Where is the hype for the game's greatest rivalry? Whom are you taking—Tiger or Rory—and would the powers that be dare to arrange a singles showdown? What makes Chicago such a great golf town? And who's going to take home Sam's trophy?
SPEED TRAP As a stampede of Bulls closed in on him last Thursday, Rutgers punt returner Mason Robinson had less than a split or two to process his decision: call for a fair catch, let the ball fall to the turf or attempt a return. He chose the latter, for which he was rewarded with a perfectly timed hit by South Florida's Fidel Montgomery that jarred the ball loose. The Bulls' Reshard Cliett (16) recovered in the Scarlet Knights' 23--13 victory. Robinson was uninjured. To see more great photos from this weekend's college football action, go to SI.com/Top25
PHOTOPhotograph by Robert Beck
DANGEROUS LIAISON San Francisco defensive lineman Justin Smith paid the price in this collision with Lions running back Joique Bell in Sunday night's game at Candlestick Park. Led by the relentless play of their defense, the 49ers walked off with their second straight eight-point victory over an NFC North playoff team from last season.
PHOTOPhotograph by Simon Bruty
CHIN STRAPS, FOLKS. LET'S USE 'EM Steelers wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery was buried by a near half ton of Jets during Sunday's game in Pittsburgh, but it was New York's Bart Scott (57)—sandwiched between teammates Aaron Maybin (51) and Yeremiah Bell—who came out of the play worse for the unwearing in a 27--10 Jets defeat.
Before he became the premier postseason performer of his generation, the Patriots icon was a middling college quarterback who invited skepticism, even scorn, from fans and his coaches. That was all—and that was everything