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Dec. 17, 2012
Dec. 17, 2012

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Dec. 17, 2012

LEADING OFF
THE MAIL
Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS
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PRO FOOTBALL
  • CALL HIM A HANGDOG HERO, A SAD-SACK SUPERMAN, KID BROTHER TO A LEGEND—BUT WOULD YOU BET AGAINST ELI MANNING WHEN IT'S ALL ON THE LINE IN FEBRUARY? THE MVP OF TWO SUPER BOWLS, A SCION OF FOOTBALL'S FIRST FAMILY AND THE ULTIMATE GAMER, THE GIANTS' QUARTERBACK HAS FORCED US TO RETHINK WHAT WE EXPECT IN A STAR

PRO BASKETBALL
DICKEY AND HARRISON
  • Imagine, a century from now, looking back on the plague of sexual abuse. Two bright spots in this dark history will be Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey and judo gold Kayla Harrison, who refused to be silent victims.

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SOME ATHLETES WOW US WITH THEIR SHEER PHYSICAL BRILLIANCE, OTHERS THROUGH DISPLAYS OF COURAGE, POISE AND PASSION, OR BY THEIR WILLINGNESS TO PUSH LIMITS, BREAK BARRIERS AND HOIST FANS' HOPES ON THEIR SHOULDERS. SI CELEBRATES THOSE SPECIAL STARS—THE INSPIRING PERFORMERS WHO MADE 2012 A SPORTS YEAR TO REMEMBER

This is an article from the Dec. 17, 2012 issue

Inspiration Nation

Eli Manning

p. 36

Jeremy Lin

p. 48

U.S. Women Olympians

p. 58

R.A. Dickey and Kayla Harrison

p. 66

PHOTO ILLUSTRATIONIllustration by DARROWERICK W. RASCO (TROPHIES)