Of all the major pro sports, football may be the one with the biggest vocabulary all its own. Whether you learned the game from TV, video games, or the gridiron itself, you've got something to learn from Sports Illustrated's Tim Layden, who takes you inside the modern playbook to explore the origins and strategies behind the plays your favorite team may be practicing right now.
Acclaimed sportswriter Jack McCallum goes behind the scenes with one of the most entertaining teams in NBA history. The 2005-06 Phoenix Suns, led by stars Steve Nash and Shawn Marion and coach Mike D'Antoni, averaged a whopping 108 points per game and assisted on 600 more baskets than their opponents. McCallum spent the season with the fascinating and diverse group of players that made up this freewheeling, fast-shooting team.