FOR NOV. 25, 2013
This is an article from the Nov. 25, 2013 issue
In the summer of 2010 every employee at Wendell Phillips Academy was fired. The school, located on Chicago's South Side, was a disaster; the football program was in shambles. Now three years after embarking on a schoolwide turnaround, Phillips has gone from a failing school to one of the city's best, and it boasts one of the Chicago Public School system's finest football teams. In this season's third installment of the SI video series, Underdogs, SI.com visits Phillips and finds an institution and a football program reborn. Go to SI.com/underdogs for the story of Phillips and other schools facing adversity.
I've got nothing against Alabama beating a 4--5 team 20--7 on the road, but if Ohio St. did it people would scream bloody murder.
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SI.com celebrates Jimmie Johnson's sixth Sprint Cup title with a gallery of rare photos, including this shot of the NASCAR champ, who began racing motorcycles at age five, here kicking back on his wheels in 1982.
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The President Who Loved Sport
From the SI Vault | Dec. 2, 1963
John F. Kennedy grew up in a household with a long-standing tradition of athletic competition. His dedication to sports and staying active, whether through football, golf, swimming, tennis or sailing, became an inspiration for tackling the nation's decline in fitness.