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Think Fast
How you handle overachieving players--as well as those who underperform--will decide your fantasy fate
Air and Space
SI Players: Life on and Off the Field
Friday Night Right?
The NBC drama series Friday Night Lights, debuting on Tuesday at 8 p.m. EDT, follows a fictional high school football team in Texas. How realistic is the show? SI asked players, a coach and a cheerleader at Mansfield Summit High in Arlington to break it down
Passing It On
Mentored by some of the game's greatest coaches, Jeff Rutledge is now returning the favor at a Nashville high school
Features
The Best of 2006
Neither player led his respective league in a Triple Crown category, but SI's MVP choices displayed their singular value in other ways
The Cowboy Factor
Dallas owner Jerry Jones expected a circus when he signed Terrell Owens--and he couldn't be happier that his Boys are once again center ring in the NFL
Is This Dr. Evil?
A legend in the sports netherworld, chemist Patrick Arnold--inventor of THG--breaks his silence on his role in the BALCO scandal and hints of a future filled with scary science
COLLEGE FOOTBALL
Mighty Surprising
Never mind whom they've beaten. Long-suffering Rutgers, Missouri and Wake Forest are undefeated, undaunted and unquestionably on the rise
Boxing
Size Matters
With his Shaqlike dimensions and fearsome features, Nikolay Valuev--history's tallest heavyweight champ--intimidates foes and titillates fans, but can Don King's colossus fight?
Inside
Life of Reilly
Departments
Good Hands People
Poised to pass Jerry Rice in the record books, wideout David Ball is taking New Hampshire to new heights
Rough Riders
A new documentary captures the grit, danger and passion in one of America's fastest-growing sports
Q & A: Kate Mara
The actress (We Are Marshall) is the great-granddaughter of New York Giants founder Tim Mara and Steelers founder Art Rooney