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Sports Illustrated DIGITAL

Feb. 04, 2013
Feb. 04, 2013

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Feb. 4, 2013

THE MAIL
LEADING OFF
SUPER BOWL XLVII
  • FOUR OF THE LAST FIVE SUPER BOWLS HAVE BEEN DECIDED ON THE FINAL DRIVE. IF THE PAST IS PROLOGUE, THIS YEAR'S CHAMPIONSHIP COULD WELL COME DOWN TO A TWO-MINUTE DRILL—AND TO HOW WELL JOE FLACCO OR COLIN KAEPERNICK HANDLES THE PRESSURE WHEN THE CLOCK IS TICK ... TICK ... TICKING

  • Keeping in mind score, yardage, clock management and big plays, SI stacked up the five best and the three worst (criteria: cringe-worthiness) two-minute drills in XLVI years of Super Bowls

  • HarBowl, Colin Kaepernick and Ray Lewis's last game—you already know the popular plotlines. But these games often come down to the small stuff. For regurgitation during Super Bowl XLVII, consider these subplots and supporting characters

  • THE MEEK SHALL INHERIT THE EARTH—BUT THEY'RE UNLIKELY TO TAKE HOME THE LOMBARDI TROPHY THIS WEEK. HOW CHRISTIAN ATHLETES RECONCILE THE CULTURE OF FOOTBALL WITH THE TEACHINGS OF THEIR FAITH

COLLEGE BASKETBALL
SOCCER
  • U.S. STRIKER HÉRCULEZ GÓMEZ RESCUED HIS CAREER SOUTH OF THE BORDER, AND NOW HE'S THRIVING IN ONE OF THE WORLD'S DEADLIEST CITIES

COLLEGE FOOTBALL
  • THERE ARE STORIES OTHER THAN THE MANTI TE'O SAGA TO BE TOLD ABOUT NOTRE DAME—REALLY. HERE ARE TWO: FUTURE WIDEOUTS COREY ROBINSON AND TORII HUNTER JR. MAYBE THE NAMES OF THEIR DADS RING A BELL?

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BAYOU FACE-OFF

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WHO YA GOT?

In the main event we have Niners golden boy Colin Kaepernick (left) versus the Ravens' polarizing play caller, Joe Flacco. Two QBs, two contrasting passing attacks. SI.com has complete coverage of their upcoming battle at Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans, including game predictions, matchups you shouldn't miss, players to watch, a live game blog and the losing team report.

SI TWITTER

Peter King

@SI_PeterKing

RT @BigSqueezeO: Brown, Rice stated opinions. You apologize for your opinions? ... I'd have more proof if I accused my coach of sabotaging SB.

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SI VIDEO

Bring It On!

Go to SI.com/video to see UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones (left) and No. 1 contender Chael Sonnen chat with SI.com's Maggie Gray about their upcoming title fight at UFC 159 on April 27 and about whether NFL players are tough enough to survive in the octagon.

SI COMMENTARY

Rob Mahoney On ...

Rajon Rondo

With Rondo out for the season, the Celtics will struggle to stay afloat. Nothing in Boston could possibly be the same, as the absence of so talented a distributor will create an undue burden on rest of the team.... Read more of Mahoney's Point Forward atSI.com/nba

SI PHOTOS

Best in Photo

SI.com's gallery of the top 100 Super Bowl pictures shot by SI photographers, featuring at least one photo from every game.

SI MOBILE

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SI DIGITAL BONUS

Rare Birdie

New PGA of America president Tom Bishop (far right, with Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson) is making it clear that his two-year term won't be a quiet one.

BY MICHAEL BAMBERGER

PHOTO ILLUSTRATIONPHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY NICOLE ZIGMONTROBERT BECK (KAEPERNICK); HEINZ KLUETMEIER (FLACCO)PHOTOMEL LEVINE (KING)PHOTOROB MAHONEY (MAHONEY)PHOTODAMIAN STROHMEYER (RONDO)PHOTOTONY TRIOLO (SUPER BOWL)PHOTOLANDON NORDEMAN (BISHOP)PHOTOSI.COM (JONES AND SONNEN)ILLUSTRATION