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Dec. 02, 2013
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Dec. 2, 2013

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LEADING OFF
THE MAIL
The MMQB
  • Why do you doubt Tony Romo? Is it because he's a choker? (Statistically, he's not.) Because he lacks Peyton's public passion? (Eye roll.) Because he doesn't have rings? (Is that really his fault?) The Cowboys' quarterback has stepped from obscurity to the brightest spotlight—and he can make you think twice about what you expect from the position

  • AFTER A HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL CAREER ON THE FIELD, MATT MILLEN SET RECORDS FOR INEPTITUDE IN SEVEN-PLUS SEASONS AS THE LIONS' GENERAL MANAGER. BUT EVEN AS HIS NAME BECAME A PUNCH LINE, HIS SELF-ESTEEM NEVER SUFFERED

COLLEGE FOOTBALL
  • AFTER USC AND FLORIDA ATLANTIC LOST THEIR COACHES, THE REPLACEMENTS—ED ORGERON AND BRIAN WRIGHT—LOOSENED THE REINS. THE RESULT HAS BEEN SIDESPLITTING SUCCESS, WITH COOKIES

WINTER OLYMPICS
THE SHOT
  • THE VIDEO OF KHALIL EDNEY'S LAST-SECOND BASKET WENT VIRAL NOT JUST BECAUSE IT WON A HIGH SCHOOL PLAYOFF GAME, BUT ALSO BECAUSE IT SHOWED THAT GOOD THINGS COME TO THOSE WHO PERSEVERE

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FOR DEC. 2, 2013

The Book of Tebow

A year ago Tim Tebow was the most influential athlete in America. He was also (and still is) the most polarizing. The ubiquity of his celebrity over the last three years has overshadowed his playing career, threatening to destroy it. Is there a higher force behind the Tebow phenomenon? In the latest SPORTS ILLUSTRATED Longform, senior writer Thomas Lake explores the magic behind Tebowmania and ponders whether we will ever see anything like it in the NFL again. Go to SI.com/longform

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