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Sept. 29, 2014
Sept. 29, 2014

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Sept. 29, 2014

INBOX
BASEBALL
  • Derek Jeter might not be the most famous ballplayer ever, but he's certainly the most familiar. In a series of revealing interviews, the Yankees' shortstop reflects on how he survived being watched, photographed, praised and poked like no one else, and what has changed in the game (lots) and in himself (little) over two decades in the New York glare

  • Jeter is almost as famous for his ability to avoid controversy as for his on-field skill, and New York's reporters are still in awe

THE NFL FAN POLL
COLLEGE FOOTBALL
ERIK SPOELSTRA
  • PERVASIVE SELF-DOUBT NEARLY KEPT ERIK SPOELSTRA FROM THE NBA. BUT HE USED THAT FEAR OF FAILURE TO FUEL HIS RISE FROM "THE DUNGEON" TO THE TOP OF THE COACHING FIELD. POST-LEBRON HOPE IN MIAMI STARTS WITH THE AUTHOR OF THE TEAM'S CODE

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BASEBALL

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30 Derek Jeter

What has changed in the game (lots) and in himself (little) over two decades in the New York glare

By Tom Verducci

How Jeter stymied the tabloids

By Alan Siegel

Features

PRO FOOTBALL

44 State of the Game

Concussions and controversies leave very little to celebrate

By Tim Layden

• SI'S NFL FAN POLL RESULTS

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

50 Gunner Kiel

It took the Cincinnati QB three years and four teams to get his first college start

By Pete Thamel

PRO BASKETBALL

56 Erik Spoelstra

The fear of failure that drives the Miami coach will help the Heat survive the loss of LeBron

By Lee Jenkins

Departments

2 SI Digital

4 Inbox

6 Leading Off

14 Scorecard

24 Faces in The Crowd

26 Just My Type

Dan Patrick: The NFL can be crazier than Hollywood, says Don Cheadle

64 Point After

Michael Rosenberg: In the Ryder Cup, un-united we fall

ON THE COVER: TIM CLAYTON

PHOTOPHOTOGRAPH BY WALTER IOOSS JR. FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED