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Game Plan
What smart fans should do this week
NFL CONFERENCE FINALS
Red Storm Rising
Behind the phenomenal Larry Fitzgerald and the ageless Kurt Warner, the Arizona Cardinals (!!!) are NFC champions. Next up for the NFL's new juggernaut: a Super Bowl XLIII date with the Pittsburgh Steelers—the model on which these Cardinals were built
Steel Pulse
Unknown when he took over, Mike Tomlin proved a perfect fit in Pittsburgh—and now the Steelers are one win from a record sixth Super Bowl title
COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Post Impressionist
Oklahoma forward Blake Griffin is a skilled mimic and practical joker off the court, but on it the sophomore double-double machine does a pretty good player-of-the-year impersonation
PRO BASKETBALL
Coming of Age (Or Not) In the NBA
Three years ago they turned the college season into their personal stage as they waged a dizzying game of can-you-top-this? These days former lottery picks J.J. Redick and Adam Morrison are battling just to get on the floor
NHL MIDSEASON REPORT
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
HOME GROWN
As USC has shown, signing the top local and in-state talent is the foundation for a college powerhouse
JUMBOTRONS
JUMBO DREAMS
THE GIANT VIDEO SCREEN, THAT ELECTRIC MIRROR OF OUR SPORTS CULTURE, HAS TRANSFORMED THE WAY WE WATCH GAMES—AND EVEN THE WAY THEY'RE PLAYED
Inside
The Butler Way
With a boy-wonder coach and a cast of underrated overachievers, these Bulldog pups are carrying on a tradition
Rook's Move?
Having already proved himself as a shooting guard, O.J. Mayo is lobbying for a change of positions in Memphis
Point After
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