INBOX
ANDREW LUCK
BEST OF LUCK
THE BALANCE OF QUARTERBACK POWER IS WEIGHTED HEAVILY TOWARD THE NFC (SEE LAST WEEK'S ISSUE), BUT THE FIELD GENERAL WHO WILL MAKE THE BIGGEST LEAP, THE TRUE HEIR TO BRADY AND MANNING, PLAYS IN THE AFC
QBS ON QBS
OUR BLUE-RIBBON PANEL OF HALL OF FAME QUARTERBACKS REVEALS THE PLAYERS THEY LOOKED UP TO, ADMIRED AS PEERS AND ULTIMATELY JUDGE AS THE GREATEST OF ALL TIME
BASEBALL
Protector of the House
Andrew McCutchen treats every pitch like it's an assault on all that he holds dear, from the Pirates' playoff chances to the parents who helped the perennial MVP candidate get this far. There's still one place to go, though: deep into October
Repeat After Me
Andrew McCutchen could join an elite club if he snags another MVP award, but he'll have to get past stiff competition
COLLEGE FOOTBALL
HOW STANFORD GOT ITS GROOVE BACK
The key players in the pivotal USC-Stanford showdown of 2007 recall how the game launched a rivalry, changed the Pac-12 and put the nerds from NorCal back in the football conversation
TOMMY JOHN SURGERY
THE CUTTING EDGE
YOU CAN ARGUE THAT NO PITCHER'S NAME HAS BEEN INVOKED THIS YEAR MORE THAN THAT OF A CERTAIN LONG-RETIRED DODGERS AND YANKEES LEFTY. EVEN AS TOMMY JOHN SURGERY CONTINUES TO SAVE CAREERS, THE SEARCH GOES ON FOR A WAY TO KEEP ALL THOSE ELBOW LIGAMENTS FROM FRAYING IN THE FIRST PLACE
POINT AFTER
Departments
Read Option
Forget the small-ball, good-writing rule. Football's cultural rise was abetted by a surprisingly rich literary canon
A Flying Start
America's latest teen star, Simone Biles, has vaulted over past challenges to land gracefully on the international scene