Lineup

October 21, 2013

2 | SI Digital

4 | Leading Off

12 | The Mail

14 | Scorecard

21 | Faces in The Crowd

22 | Just My Type

Dan Patrick: A.J. Hawk—what goes on inside his helmet

64 | Point After

Steve Rushin: Bringing attention to brain injuries—finally

32 | PRO BASKETBALL

Kobe Bryant

How the NBA's baddest man found the strength to get through a devastating Achilles injury

By Lee Jenkins

40 | PRO FOOTBALL

Tyrann Mathieu

What do we know for sure about the Cardinals' safety and Rookie of the Year contender? This Badger can ball out

By Jim Trotter

46 | WORDS WITH ...

Pedro Martinez

The future Hall of Famer still colorfully changes speeds and brings piercing heat in his new TV role

By Tom Verducci

54 | LONGFORM

Bison Dele

In 2002 the player once known as Brian Williams set sail from Tahiti. It was a beginning—and the end

By Chris Ballard

ON THE COVER: PHOTOGRAPH BY WALTER IOOSS JR. FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED

PHOTOJED JACOBSOHN FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (MATHIEU)SAN FRAN SLAM Mathieu's aggressiveness earns him praise but also penalties, as with this takedown of Kendall Hunter. PHOTOJOHN W. MCDONOUGH/SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (BRYANT) PHOTOPOUYA DIANAT FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (MARTINEZ) PHOTOEZRA O. SHAW /GETTY IMAGES (DELE)

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)