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December 13, 2010 | Volume 113, Issue 22

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LaMichael James Cover - Sports Illustrated December 13, 2010

December 13, 2010 | AUSTIN MURPHY
Just what will Cam Newton say on Heisman Day?

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Who's Hot

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HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT AN 18-GAME SEASON?

December 13, 2010 | Richard Hoffer
Quarterback, announcer, celebrity, Don Meredith remained his own man

December 13, 2010 | Richard Hoffer
A car belonging to the wife of former NHL hockey coach Pat Burns, who died on Nov. 19, was broken into on the night of Burns's wake by thieves, who lifted family photos, autographed jerseys from...

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Died

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Bruce Pearl

December 13, 2010 | David Sabino
Last Thursday, Russia and Qatar were awarded the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cup Finals, respectively. Here, the tale of the tape on the largest and smallest nations to host the world's most popular...

December 13, 2010 | Dick Friedman
A new film illuminates the Jewish contribution to the national pastime

December 13, 2010 | Dan Patrick
The Interview

December 13, 2010 | Edited by ALEXANDRA FENWICK
Wendy Pavlus

December 13, 2010 | Jim Trotter
The Pro Football Hall needs a change

December 13, 2010 | JIM TROTTER
With his offense decimated by injuries, Peyton Manning is trying to do too much, and it's killing the Colts

December 13, 2010 | JIM TROTTER
Chicago is red-hot thanks to a flawless Jay Cutler

December 13, 2010 | Peter King
Who would have thought last summer that the Week 14 game between these two would have playoff implications for both teams? The 6--6 Rams have held eight of 12 foes to 18 points or fewer this year,...

December 13, 2010 | STEWART MANDEL
Awarding college football's best at each position in 2010 is as easy as Amukamara, Bowers, Carimi

December 13, 2010 | STEWART MANDEL
Bowl execs constantly trumpet that their games are designed to "reward" successful teams, but really the bowls are about selling tickets. Hence, the Outback in Tampa selected 7--5 Florida over...

December 13, 2010 | KELLI ANDERSON
Florida State's Bernard James found direction during six years in the Air Force; he also found basketball

December 13, 2010 | SETH DAVIS
UCLA should be a preseason top five team next year. The Bruins, who nearly knocked off No. 4 Kansas last week behind 33 points from Tyler Honeycutt, don't have any seniors, and they have two...

December 13, 2010 | CHRIS MANNIX
Long known for its deliberate offensive play, San Antonio has picked up the paceā€”and the wins

December 13, 2010 | CHRIS MANNIX
Waiting Game

December 13, 2010 | Austin Murphy
Oregon dashed by its Civil War rival while Auburn romped to the SEC championship, setting up the fast-paced, high-scoring national title matchup that everyone (including BCS bashers) wanted

December 13, 2010
As a lifelong Jets fan I had become accustomed to their being the "same old Jets" and to the broken heart that comes with that. But due to the play of the offensive line this season, the Jets have...

December 13, 2010 | Michael Rosenberg
Brett Favre has never known how to let go, and as his concerned family watches, he's paying the price in a final (?) season of brutal hits, ugly picks and unseemly scandal

December 13, 2010 | Jack McCallum
Basketball is serious business for Maya Moore and her Connecticut teammates, who need just three victories to surpass UCLA's 88-game winning streak

December 13, 2010 | Ben Reiter
The Upton brothers are young and very talented, and they work relatively cheap. So why might this be the perfect time to trade them?

December 13, 2010 | JOE SHEEHAN
The Red Sox' mastery in June paid off when they made December's biggest trade (so far)

December 13, 2010 | Alan Shipnuck
How could a onetime rising golf star be gifted with top 10 talent yet struggle to break even on the LPGA tour, possess Madison Avenue magnetism yet be such a loner? But the most difficult thing to...

December 13, 2010 | PHIL TAYLOR
Deuce Lutui may be a funny guy, but at last check the Cardinals' right guard has never hosted an HBO comedy special or opened for Chris Rock at Caesars Palace. It's hard to understand then how...

December 13, 2010
MY BAG

December 13, 2010 | JIM MCGOVERN
Even with GM doing well enough to get back into golf, Detroit suffers

December 13, 2010 | JIM MCGOVERN
WHAT DOES TIGER WOODS'S PERFORMANCE LAST WEEK TELL YOU?

December 13, 2010 | DOTTIE PEPPER
No doubt the PGA Tour established its restrictions on foreign players to protect the rank and file. The rule ensures that nonmembers can play a maximum of 12 tournaments, including the majors, the...

December 13, 2010 | Michael Bamberger
With the calendar about to flip, Golf+ challenged senior writers Michael Bamberger, Alan Shipnuck and Gary Van Sickle to conjure the questions that will shape the new season and then provide the...