FOR JAN. 12, 2015
This is an article from the Jan. 12, 2015 issue
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.
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.
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
PLAY DAILY. WIN BIG
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.
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