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Oct. 06, 2014
Oct. 06, 2014

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Oct. 6, 2014

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MATT FORTE
  • Deceptively fast. Smoother than you'd think.... You can tag Matt Forte with all of the backhanded compliments you want, but the facts remain: He's the brain and the heart of Chicago's (maddeningly) lethal offense, and he's more important to his team than any other back in the NFL

  • Poor starts? We've seen a few—and we're not even counting the suspended likes of Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson

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Bird Dream

This is an article from the Oct. 6, 2014 issue

Adventures at the Extremes of Human Flight

Matt Higgins

Wild, tense adventure about wingsuit daredevils pushing the limits of BASEjumping. Taps into the psychology of man's ancient quest to fly.

#wingnuts!

Boy on Ice

The Life and Death of Derek Boogaard

John Branch

Excellent reporting, beautiful writing from New York Times Pulitzer winner. Makes it impossible to ever again cheer during a hockey fight.

#RIPboogeyman

Salt, Sweat, Tears

The Men Who Rowed the Oceans

Adam Rackley

Dispatches from the author's crossing alternate with previous attempts. Straightforward and engaging—relentless as the sharks encountered.

#stroke

Rise

A Soldier, a Dream, and a Promise Kept

Daniel Rodriguez with Joe Layden*

First-person account of soldier making good on a battlefield pledge by playing for Clemson. Harrowing, heartbreaking, redemptive.

#football=war

Scribe

My Life in Sports

Bob Ryan

Starts slow but then rolls out a string of behind-the-scenes dish that entertains even as it blurs the line between journalist and fan.

#insidebaseball

*Brother of SI senior writer Tim Layden

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