Sports Illustrated Bonus Section: SI Adventure
Fatal Path
The death of Primal Quest competitor Nigel Aylott raises the question: Has adventure racing become too intense?
Sports Illustrated Bonus Section: Golf Plus
Mack the Hack
Passion collides with real and imagined torments during one afflicted man's quest to discover the secret to the game
Double Dates
Ernie Els grabbed the brass ring at the American Express, while Tiger Woods was fitted for a band of gold
Photo Finish
Classic Golf: The Photographs of Walter Iooss Jr. Introduction by Rick Reilly. Harry N. Abrams Inc., $35.
LETTERS
CATCHING UP WITH
AIR AND SPACE
SCORECARD
SI Players: LIFE ON AND OFF THE FIELD
SI Players
How Does It Feel?
NFL players--who are getting injured at an alarming rate (page 60)--take you inside their hard-rocked world
Video Matchup
Who'll win on Monday night? In a preview, Packers CB Mike McKenzie and Titans LB Keith Bulluck played EA Sports Madden 2005 on Xbox Live.
College Football
The Oklahoma Kid
The Sooners are suddenly running wild thanks to true freshman Adrian Peterson, the best tailback prospect in a generation. Can Texas stop him?
Horn of Plenty
Texas tailback Cedric Benson is the nation's leading rusher, but can he lead the Longhorns to a victory over OU?
Who'll Stay Perfect?
The number of unbeatens is dropping quickly, and there will be even fewer after these four big Saturday games
Baseball
Swinging Away
Coming off an MVP-caliber season, the well-traveled, oft-maligned yet much-admired Gary Sheffield takes his cuts at Pedro, Barry and Ichiro
SI's Award Picks
On senior writer Tom Verducci's ballot, Barry Bonds will win his seventh MVP and Roger Clemens his seventh Cy Young
The MRP Awards
There is no shortage of nominees when SI pays tribute to the year's Most Ridiculous Performances in the major leagues
Pro Football
Painful Reality
A rash of major injuries raises the question of whether the NFL's oversized and ultrafast players have pushed their bodies beyond the breaking point
MOTOR SPORTS
Here Comes Junior
His comeback from a July crash made complete by a win at Talladega, Dale Earnhardt Jr. is the man to beat in the Chase for the Nextel Cup
PRO FOOTBALL
Five Outs Away
5 Outs Away
A year ago the Cubs and Red Sox each came that close to the World Series, only to see it all blow up in eerily similar—and all-too-familiar—fashion
Inside
Inside the NFL
Falcons' Crest
Unbeaten and atop the NFC South, Atlanta is fired up by a new coach and an aggressive defensive scheme
Inside College Football
Wildcat Attack
Led by aspiring doctor and former Ohio Mr. Foootball Jeff Backes, Northwestern shocked Ohio State
Inside The WNBA
Whalen Away
Playing with a maturity beyond her years, rookie Lindsay Whalen has Connecticut in its first WNBA Finals
Inside Boxing
Right on Target
In his first fight in 29 months, former world champ Félix Trinidad was razor sharp in a win over Ricardo Mayorga
LIFE OF REILLY
Departments
Trivial Pursuit
Sensing that his brain was going soft, the author read the encyclopedia from A to Z ... which is why he now knows more about sports than anyone should
Skirting Disaster
A pitcher's cheerleader outfit protected him from a serious gunshot wound