September 10, 2012

LEADING OFF
SI.com
THE MAIL
EDITOR'S LETTER
Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS
Cupcake Wars
Get fat on the Savannah States all you want, but in the new BCS you might want a few more Cowboy Classics on your résumé
The New Efficiency
The tight budgets of three leading wild-card contenders extend beyond their payrolls to their skimpy run production
FALL OF THE RED SOX
NFL KICKOFF 2012
U.S. OPEN
BIGGER, RICHER, CALMER, COOLER
Oh, the U. S. Open has changed—less raw, more polished, the nouveau province of the hipster and the high-heeled. But the old electricity? It still courses through the most thrilling fortnight in sports
COLLEGE FOOTBALL
THE WOMEN BEHIND THE MEN
The Other Half Of the Story
TOO OFTEN FORGOTTEN IN THE NFL CONCUSSION DEBATE ARE THE WIVES AND GIRLFRIENDS WHO BEAR THE BURDEN OF CARING FOR SUFFERING PLAYERS—AND WATCHING THE MEN THEY LOVE SLOWLY SLIP AWAY
POINT AFTER
Departments
Oh, Give Me My Home
With all the benefits to watching the NFL on television, there's little to gain from seeing the game in person anymore