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Nov. 03, 2014
Nov. 03, 2014

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Nov. 3, 2014

INBOX
The MMQB
COLLEGE FOOTBALL
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This is an article from the Nov. 3, 2014 issue

WORLD SERIES

28 Madison Bumgarner

The southpaw's Game 5 gem gave the Giants the momentum

By Tom Verducci

The top 10 free agents

PRO FOOTBALL

36 The Seahawks

A win over the Panthers quieted (some of) the controversy for the defending champs

By Greg Bishop

The Browns' backfield

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

42 Glenn Gronkowski

The youngest Gronk is helping Kansas State make a playoff charge

By Pete Thamel

SI's playoff bracket

PRO BASKETBALL

48 Bruno Caboclo

How the Raptors are building this little-known Brazilian teenager from the ground up

By Phil Taylor

BREEDERS' CUP

52 Mike Smith

America's best big-money jockey is popular among his peers—and with owners

By Tim Layden

BOOK EXCERPT

56 Al Michaels

The challenges of being a sportscaster (including working with Howard Cosell)

By Al Michaels

With L. Jon Wertheim

DEPARTMENTS

6 SI Digital

8 Leading Off

14 Inbox

18 Scorecard

24 Faces in The Crowd

25 Just My Type

Dan Patrick: J.J. Watt is not checking out your selfies

64 Point After

Michael Rosenberg: Waiting (in vain) for a championship

ON THE COVERS: ROBERT BECK/SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (WORLD SERIES); SIMON BRUTY/SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (RUSSELL WILSON)

PHOTOPHOTOGRAPH BY ROBERT BECK/SPORTS ILLUSTRATEDGANDER EQUALITY The Wildcats' sophomore fullback, who goes by Goose, can become the fifth Gronkowski brother to play pro sports.