LETTERS
CATCHING UP WITH
AIR AND SPACE
SCORECARD
SI Players
Puttin' on The Hits
Defensive players practically wax poetic when describing the joys of making a clean, hard tackle
SI PLAYERS
Baseball/Boston Red Sox
Now Comes the Hard Part
Having won their first World Series in 86 years, the Red Sox face some difficult roster decisions--and, for once, the challenge to repeat
COLLEGE FOOTBALL
This Time They're For Real
After failing to live up to their top billing last year, the revitalized Auburn Tigers have dominated the SEC this fall--and are clawing at the door of the BCS title game
PRO FOOTBALL
Ben There, Done That
Playing more like a seasoned veteran than a raw rookie, Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has led the surprising Steelers to the top of the AFC
PRO BASKETBALL
A Hero in Hiding
As an Olympic idol and the highest-paid athlete in Argentina, the Spurs' Manu Ginobili is an inspiration to his people, but an object of extreme--sometimes dangerous--scrutiny
Funk Brothers
What up, Dog? The ratings of Atlanta's 790 the Zone, that's what, after the station unleashed Ryan and Doug Stewart in the previously lily-white arena of sports-talk radio
Inside
Inside The NFL
Dumbstruck
A Super Bowl contender entering the season, the mistake-prone Seahawks haven't looked like a smart pick lately
Inside College Football
Shocking Blue
Suddenly potent North Carolina stunned unbeaten Miami and may have saved coach John Bunting's job
Inside Horse Racing
Neck and Neck
Ghostzapper took the Breeders' Cup Classic and made his Horse of the Year race with Smarty Jones a photo finish
LIFE OF REILLY
Departments
Gator Bait
After getting rid of Ron Zook, Florida fans would love to lure Steve Spurrier back to Gainesville. But can the ol' ball coach and the Florida faithful live happily ever after?
Pressing On
His wife stricken with cancer, Brett Favre has once again found a way to stay focused and play brilliantly in tough times