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LEADING OFF
THE MAIL
The MMQB
I Am (More Than) Robot Megatron
In the debate over whether the latest, greatest wide receiving machine is, in fact, an upgrade over the older model, judgment may very well come down to this question: what can Calvin Johnson do for Detroit in January—and when will he get the chance?
COLLEGE FOOTBALL
TIGERS' TRAP
When the last BCS game is played on Jan. 6, Auburn's porous defense will finally prove to be its undoing
The Way They Were
Farewell
THE EARL OF BALTIMORE, A PAIR OF SACK SPECIALISTS (INCLUDING ONE WHO COINED THE TERM) AND THE GUTTIEST U.S. OPEN CHAMP WERE AMONG THOSE WHO PASSED AWAY IN 2013
CANDLESTICK
Candlestick Park 1960—2013
The soon-to-be-demolished Candlestick Park wasn't much to look at. It could be bone-chillingly cold, and the bay breezes that blew through were anything but soothing. But for those, like the author, willing to wrap themselves in a blanket and brave the unfriendly aesthetics, the drafty house was a home.
POINT AFTER
Departments
Strange Days, Indeed
If this look back at 2013's oddest moments teaches us anything, it's that golf course porta-potties are even more dangerous than we thought