Stephen Colbert poses during an SI photo shoot dressed in a uniform for the US Speedskating Team, whom “The Colbert Report” sponsored at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.  It was announced today that Colbert will replace David Letterman as host of “The Late Show” when Letterman retires in 2015. (Michael O’Neill/SI)
GALLERY: Stephen Colbert and Sports

Stephen Colbert poses during an SI photo shoot dressed in a uniform for the US Speedskating Team, whom “The Colbert Report” sponsored at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.  It was announced today that Colbert will replace David Letterman as host of “The Late Show” when Letterman retires in 2015. (Michael O’Neill/SI)

GALLERY: Stephen Colbert and Sports

Pitt running back and Heisman Trophy winner Tony Dorsett poses as Superman during a photo shoot for SI on Dec. 1, 1976.  The second overall pick of the 1977 NFL draft and four-time Pro Bowler with the Dallas Cowboys, who was inducted into both the College Football and Pro Football Hall of Fame in ‘94, turned 60 today. (Manny Millan/SI)

Pitt running back and Heisman Trophy winner Tony Dorsett poses as Superman during a photo shoot for SI on Dec. 1, 1976.  The second overall pick of the 1977 NFL draft and four-time Pro Bowler with the Dallas Cowboys, who was inducted into both the College Football and Pro Football Hall of Fame in ‘94, turned 60 today. (Manny Millan/SI)

Jimmy Graham played in the NCAA Tournament as a junior with Miami in 2008, when the No. 7 Hurricanes played Texas to a close 75-72 loss in the second round after eliminating St. Mary’s. Graham finished with 15 points off the bench in the two games and brought his dunking ability to the NFL as part of his touchdown celebrations, much like Tony Gonzalez, but the NFL has ruled against such celebrations next season. (Richard C. Lewis/Icon SMI; Al Tielemans/SI)
GALLERY: From the NCAA Tournament to the NFL

Jimmy Graham played in the NCAA Tournament as a junior with Miami in 2008, when the No. 7 Hurricanes played Texas to a close 75-72 loss in the second round after eliminating St. Mary’s. Graham finished with 15 points off the bench in the two games and brought his dunking ability to the NFL as part of his touchdown celebrations, much like Tony Gonzalez, but the NFL has ruled against such celebrations next season. (Richard C. Lewis/Icon SMI; Al Tielemans/SI)

GALLERY: From the NCAA Tournament to the NFL

Georgetown’s head coach John Thompson hugs Patrick Ewing after the Hoyas defeated Houston 84-75 to win the NCAA National Championship on April 2, 1984 in Seattle. 30 years ago today, Thompson became the first black coach to win the NCAA basketball tournament and Ewing was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player.  (Georgetown University/Collegiate Images/Getty Images)

Georgetown’s head coach John Thompson hugs Patrick Ewing after the Hoyas defeated Houston 84-75 to win the NCAA National Championship on April 2, 1984 in Seattle. 30 years ago today, Thompson became the first black coach to win the NCAA basketball tournament and Ewing was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player.  (Georgetown University/Collegiate Images/Getty Images)

Arguably the most devastating body-checker in the history of the NHL, defenseman Scott Stevens threw his fabled shoulders into many a player.   Never once a negative in the +/- category in each of his 22 seasons, Stevens was more than adequate offensively (908 points) and he captained the New Jersey Devils to the Stanley Cup in 1995, 2000 and 2003. He was an ideal fit on a gritty team that didn’t win pretty and didn’t apologize for failing to do so.  The 2000 Conn Smythe Trophy winner turned 50 today. (Lou Capozzola(2), David E. Klutho/SI)

Arguably the most devastating body-checker in the history of the NHL, defenseman Scott Stevens threw his fabled shoulders into many a player.   Never once a negative in the +/- category in each of his 22 seasons, Stevens was more than adequate offensively (908 points) and he captained the New Jersey Devils to the Stanley Cup in 1995, 2000 and 2003. He was an ideal fit on a gritty team that didn’t win pretty and didn’t apologize for failing to do so.  The 2000 Conn Smythe Trophy winner turned 50 today. (Lou Capozzola(2), David E. Klutho/SI)