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Jan. 12, 2015
Jan. 12, 2015

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Jan. 12, 2015

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NFL DIVISIONAL PLAYOFFS
  • YES, ROB GRONKOWSKI IS STILL FIESTA, BUT AFTER TWO SEASONS MOSTLY LOST TO INJURIES, HE'S A MORE MATURE—AND EXTREMELY DEDICATED—FRAT-HOUSE HERO. HOP ON, NEW ENGLAND: ROB IS DRIVING THE PATRIOTS' BUS

  • JOHN ELWAY SEES LIFE AS A PENDULUM, A CONSTANT BALANCING OF ECSTASY AND ADVERSITY. WITH FOUR SUPER BOWL BLOWOUTS AND TWO TITLES ON HIS RÉSUMÉ, THE BRONCOS' FORMER QB AND CURRENT ARCHITECT IS SURE HE HAS ANOTHER LOMBARDI TROPHY COMING TO HIM—SO HE BUILT A TEAM DESIGNED TO GRAB ONE RIGHT NOW

GEORGE RAVELING
  • George Raveling, the pioneering African-American college basketball coach, crossed paths with Martin Luther King Jr. on a landmark day in 1963. He came away with one of the defining documents of the civil rights movement

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Claims to Fame

You're either in or you're out! Check out SI.com for complete analysis of the 2015 Baseball Hall of Fame voting results, including Jay Jaffe's reaction and Tom Verducci's take on who made the cut—and who didn't—and why. Mike Piazza? Pedro Martinez? Randy Johnson? Plus, Jaffe breaks down the ballot landscape through 2020, the year Derek Jeter is expected to easily get in during his first year of eligibility. Currently writers can vote for up to 10 players, but will that number increase? If so, by how many? Go to SI.com/mlb for the answers to these and other questions.

THE MMQB

Watch Peter King each Thursday at TheMMQB.com as he brings you the latest buzz from around the NFL in his WINDOW INTO THE WEEKEND, presented by Microsoft Surface. This week King forecasts the divisional playoffs and discusses players to look for and trends to keep an eye on as we count down to Super Bowl XLIX.

120 SPORTS

Go to the Video

Looking for another way to stay in the game? Check out 120 Sports, the all-digital network that provides 24-hour access to highlights and analysis. In conjunction with SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, MLB.com, the NBA, the NHL, NASCAR and Campus Insiders, 120 Sports features live and on-demand videos driven by topics trending on social media. To see more, go to 120sports.com

FanNation

PLAY DAILY. WIN BIG

Dream On

Your football fantasies don't have to end just because your team didn't make the playoffs. With Football Throwdown on the FanNation fantasy-sports app, you can still select a set of players and challenge your friends for cash prizes or bragging rights. Go to fannation.si.com to pick a quarterback, a running back and a wide receiver or tight end, and see who beats his projection. Wild-card weekend's top RB was the Panthers' Jonathan Stewart, who ran for 123 yards and a touchdown in a 27--16 win over the Cardinals.

RISING STARS

From now through the end of the football season SPORTS ILLUSTRATED will feature multimedia stories about the most intriguing emerging athletes in the nation. To see a video of this week's Rising Star—Broncos running back C.J. Anderson—and the entire Rising Stars series presented by Symetra, go to SI.com/risingstars

PHOTOJOHN IACONO/SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (PIAZZA)PHOTOROBERT BECK/SPORT ILLUSTRATED (MARTINEZ)PHOTOKEVIN C. COX/GETTY IMAGES (STEWART)PHOTOJED JACOBSOHN FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (ANDERSON)TWO PHOTOSILLUSTRATION