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October 01, 2012

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL

42 MANTI TE'O

Notre Dame's all-everything linebacker finds himself at the physical and emotional center of an Irish uprising

BY PETE THAMEL

PRO FOOTBALL

48 FLAGGING THE PLAY

Are replacement officials really less competent than the locked-out refs? SI's analysis shows the answer is yes

BY L. JON WERTHEIM

50 CHANGE THEY CAN BELIEVE IN

From the banks of the Potomac to the Inner Harbor, fans know that the Beltway has become the latest sports superpower

BY SETH DAVIS

52 ROBERT GRIFFIN III

He already owns D.C., but can RG3 live up to massive expectations?

BY S.L. PRICE

60 DAVEY JOHNSON

Out of baseball for a decade, the Nats' manager still has all the answers

BY TOM VERDUCCI

68 FEAR THE BIRD

The creator of The Wire on the O's miracle run in his scarred city

BY DAVID SIMON

DEPARTMENTS

4 SI Digital

6 Leading Off

15 The Mail

17 Scorecard

A former owner assesses the NHL lockout

26 Faces in the Crowd

28 Just My Type

Arian Foster on Texas's best team

BY DAN PATRICK

30 Inside...

MLB

College Football

NFL

76 Point After

Small (foot)ball at Princeton

BY PHIL TAYLOR

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PHOTOROB CARR/GETTY IMAGESO'S, WHAT A FEELING! Baltimore could make the postseason for the first time since 1997. FIVE PHOTOS

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