LEADING OFF
Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS
TV REPAIRS
The Angels broke the bank with the Pujols and Wilson signings, but that $331 million didn't come out of nowhere
A MOVABLE EAST
Has the Big East lost its mind? No, but in the wake of last week's mass migration, it did lose another piece of its glorious past
A GOOD PROBLEM TO HAVE
Hey, the unbeaten Packers have worries too: Should they push for perfection, or rest up for the playoffs—and risk losing their edge?
PRO FOOTBALL
The Power of the Possible
Tim Tebow has led the Broncos from 1—4 to the division lead with the craziest, most unlikely eight-week run in NFL history. It's taken clutch playmaking, a newly stout defense and, most of all, unwavering belief
COLLEGE FOOTBALL
GET READY FOR A FIESTA
The bowls are upon us, and what's the most exciting matchup of the postseason? (Hint: not the BCS title game.) It's the Fiesta Bowl, in which prolific Brandon Weeden and the unstoppable offense of Oklahoma State meet the sublime skills of Andrew Luck and Stanford
BOWL PREVIEW 2011
BOWL PREVIEW 2011
SI's pick for the BCS championship game won't be revealed until the Jan. 9 issue, but here's how the 34 other bowl games will turn out
PRO BASKETBALL
WHAT CAN BROWN DO FOR THEM?
On the to-do list for new Lakers coach Mike Brown: Succeed a legend, install a new system and manage a roster in flux. Rest assured, he'll stay on-task
A BIG LOSS
The Lakers' failed courtship of Chris Paul cost them one of their most versatile interior threats
COLLEGE BASKETBALL
X MARKS ITS SPOT
Xavier established its claim to be King of the Queen City in its long-bubbling rivalry with Cincinnati, and Tu Holloway his place in the player of the year discussion. Then everything got really ugly
The Year In Sports Media
The Coach Who Won't Coach
After leaving the Steelers' sideline five years ago, Bill Cowher found a new career, and new contentment, on the set at CBS. And though he'd be first choice for any team with an opening, he says he's not going anywhere
POINT AFTER
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