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  • IT'S OFFICIAL: Kate Upton is our SI Swimsuit 2017 cover girl!

    02/15/2017 6:42:20 AM PST · by C19fan · 46 replies
    SI ^ | February 14, 2017 | Kelsey Hendrix
    Kate Upton is back where she belongs...on the cover of SI Swimsuit!
  • Oh good: 'Caitlyn' Jenner to pose nude for Sports Illustrated

    05/05/2016 6:53:35 PM PDT · by Morgana · 57 replies
    caintv ^ | May 5, 2016 | Dan Calabrese
    Toilets of America welcome men's faces en masse. Because the sports fans of America - who each week watch their mailboxes for updates on the NFL, Major League Baseball and NASCAR - know the one thing they're missing is the opportunity to look at a 66-year-old dude who's trying to look like a woman. Sports Illustrated started losing me more than 25 years ago when it decided in its self-importance that it needed to dive into environmental activism. It sealed the deal with this monstrosity, which was easily the worst piece of sports journalism in the history of the world....
  • New York Post: Sports Illustrated’s Caitlyn Jenner Cover Is An Act of Desperation

    05/05/2016 6:43:03 PM PDT · by drewh · 53 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 5, 2016 | 3:01pm | Kirsten Fleming
    Sports Illustrated is throwing all of the laws out of the window and reportedly splashing a nearly nude 66-year-old woman across its cover to sell some magazines. So why is this prestigious sports publication banking on a nekked senior citizen to deliver the dollars and the buzz? If that imagery was such a slam-dunk, AARP would have built a franchise off the bare wrinkly bums of retirement-village-dwelling women across this great land. The short answer is that this isn’t just any 66-year-old woman — it’s transgender activist and athlete Caitlyn Jenner, who will reportedly grace a summer cover in nothing...
  • Oh, good: ‘Caitlyn’ Jenner to pose nude for Sports Illustrated

    05/05/2016 12:00:43 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 65 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/05/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Toilets of America welcome men's faces en masse. Because the sports fans of America - who each week watch their mailboxes for updates on the NFL, Major League Baseball and NASCAR - know the one thing they’re missing is the opportunity to look at a 66-year-old dude who’s trying to look like a woman. Au naturel. Sports Illustrated started losing me more than 25 years ago when it decided in its self-importance that it needed to dive into environmental activism. It sealed the deal with this monstrosity, which was easily the worst piece of sports journalism in the history of...
  • Leonardo DiCaprio splits with Kelly Rohrbach, says he could not date climate-change deniers

    01/05/2016 2:26:30 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 105 replies
    IB TImes ^ | January 5, 2016 | Simi John
    Leonardo DiCaprio and Kelly Rohrbach have reportedly split. The 41-year-old actor and 25-year-old Sports Illustrated model -- who has recently been signed up to star in a big-screen Baywatch remake with The Rock -- were first linked in June of last year and apparently broke up a month ago. "They've been broken up for over a month. It was mutual. They both have intense work schedules and a lot going on in their lives right now. They both needed to take a break because of that. They are still friends and talking but it's over," a source told Us Weekly....
  • Brett Favre in SI: 'I think I could play'

    06/30/2015 11:39:47 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 6-30-15 | JS Sports Blog
    Brett Favre, wearing his old Green Bay Packers No. 4 jersey, is featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated this week as part of the magazine's "Where are They Now" issue. Favre voices many of the same thoughts he did back in October when Journal Sentinel reporter Tyler Dunne visited him at his home in Mississippi, talking about his life today, the physical toll the game took on him, his reconciliation with the Packers after the messy departure in 2008, and more. He also thinks he could still play in the NFL – sort of. "I think I could play,"...
  • Why No Swimsuit Issue of Men?

    02/17/2015 2:29:24 AM PST · by servo1969 · 41 replies ^ | 2-17-2015 | Dennis Prager
    On the happily few occasions when callers to my radio show make a particularly foolish comment, I ask them what graduate school they attended. When they ask why I assume they attended graduate school, I respond, "Only someone who went to graduate school would say something that foolish." Because it is never my intention to humiliate a caller, I always hasten to explain that my comment is not directed at the caller; it is directed at our universities. Moreover, I mean it literally. In order to say certain things that are so obviously foolish, one has to be taught them....
  • Meet the First Plus-Size Model(Robyn Lawley) in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition History

    02/06/2015 11:29:05 PM PST · by Reaganez · 39 replies
    Time ^ | Feb. 5, 2015 | Laura Stampler
    That’s because Sports Illustrated was announcing Lawley’s appearance in the magazine’s highly anticipated swimsuit edition. And while Lawley’s bikini-clad figure seems like a natural fit, her inclusion is historic. As a U.S. size 12, she’s the curviest model to ever appear in the edition, and she’s doing it while wearing a bikini from her own swimwear line. While a U.S. size 12 would typically qualify as plus-size in the fashion industry — even though the average American woman is a size 14 — Lawley doesn’t like to focus on labels. “I don’t know if I consider myself as a plus-size...
  • Bikini model makes history as the first plus size woman to feature in Sports Illustrated

    02/04/2015 10:55:26 AM PST · by C19fan · 162 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | Februay 4, 2015 | Charlie Lankston
    Model Ashley Graham has become the first plus size model to ever feature in an issue of Sports Illustrated magazine. The 26-year-old model, who was raised in Lincoln, Nebraska, features in a beautiful new campaign for swimwear brand swimsuitsforall, which was today unveiled as the first ever plus size ad to have been selected to grace the pages of the publication's iconic Swimsuit Issue. 'I know my curves are sexy and I want everyone else to know that theirs are too,' the size 16 fashion star said of her ground-breaking campaign.
  • Plus-Size Models Reimagine the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Cover

    06/03/2014 10:09:52 AM PDT · by Carbonsteel · 77 replies
    Yahoo Shine ^ | 06/03/2014 | By Lilit Marcus
    Eariler this year, models Nina Agdal, Lily Aldridge, and Chrissy Teigen went topless for the cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. But when three plus-size models, including supermodel Robyn Lawley, did a tongue-in-cheek recreation of the photo, it wasn't a satire – it was a way to show how women of all sizes can be sexy and confident in swimwear.
  • Would Jesus Approve of SI’s Swimsuit Issue?

    02/16/2014 2:15:20 PM PST · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 100 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | February 16, 2014 | JP
    The annual Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue arrives on newsstands Tuesday. It features three semi-nude babes on the cover. The issue is eagerly awaited by much of SI’s readership. However, let those of us who are Christ followers not deceive ourselves: the magazine’s swimsuit issue is nothing more than softcore pornography. Indeed, SI’s cover, celebrating the 50th anniversary of its swimsuit issue, actually is more sexualized than the cover of the latest issue of Playboy, which marks the skin magazine’s 60th anniversary, and which features the model Kate Moss in a bunny costume. What particularly offends about SI is its hypocrisy....
  • 3 models grace Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover

    02/14/2014 4:29:38 AM PST · by iowamark · 42 replies
    FoxSports ^ | 2/13/2014
    Sports Illustrated is marking the 50th anniversary of its swimsuit issue with three models on the cover. Chrissy Teigen, Nina Agdal and Lily Aldridge strike a playful pose in the picture topping the magazine's annual swimsuit edition. The image was to be unveiled Thursday on ABC's ''Jimmy Kimmel Live!'' The issue hits newsstands and digital formats next week. Aldridge said in an interview Thursday she was ''in shock'' over her selection. ''It's the most incredible honor to be a Sports Illustrated cover model,'' she said. Especially since it's the 28-year-old Victoria's Secret model's first time in the magazine. Even though...
  • THE SCIENCE IS SETTLED: The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition Helps Men De-Stress

    07/17/2013 7:22:40 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 16 replies
    Doug Ross @ Journal ^ | 7-17-2013 | Doug Ross
    First runner-up headline: New test-taking strategies, er, uncovered [NSFW]. Well men, we’ve done it... thanks to research conducted by Carnegie Mellon University...The study assigned 54 straight men to view either mildly erotic (think Sports Illustrated) or neutral images of mix-sex couples before completing a social stress test. The results found that the men who viewed the semi-erotic photos were half as likely to feel stressed when taking the test compared to the guys who viewed the nonsexual pictures. The study also found that 50 per cent of men performed better on the math portion of a stress test ─ which...
  • Gay Boston cop in iconic Marathon photo, Sports Illustrated cover

    04/16/2013 9:21:36 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 48 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | April 16, 2013 | Jim Lopata
    Out, gay Boston police officer and LGBT Boston Police Department Liaison Javier Pagan is on the cover of the current issue of Sports Illustrated. The cover photograph captures Pagan and two fellow police officers racing into action to help a fallen marathon runner after the explosions at the Boston Marathon.
  • NYT Religion Writer Throws a Hissy Fit

    03/06/2013 7:20:45 AM PST · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 20 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | March 6, 2013 | JP
    So I just got around to reading a tweet from Mark Oppenheimer, religion columnist for The New York Times. He was offended by my February 3 post taking issue with a cover story he wrote for Sports Illustrated, “In the Fields of the Lord,” which appeared in the magazine’s Super Bowl issue. Oppenheimer’s article dissed NFL players who “point to heaven after the big sack, cross themselves after a touchdown and give thanks to Jesus in the post-game interviews.” His hit piece – which, at one point, jokes about pro footballers attempting to “Christianize the strip club” – suggests that...
  • Talking with Pagans and Talking with Journalists

    02/09/2013 4:37:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall,com ^ | February 8, 2013 | Hugh Hewitt
    Sports Illustrated has come to my mailbox for nearly 40 years. I hope it comes for 40 more. But I also hope whomever is assigning the stories in the future begins to think more about the readers than their political and social agendas. Super Bowl week featured a cover of a praying Ray Lewis rising from the water, and a cover story by New York Times’ religion columnist Mark Oppenheimer on Christians in the NFL. The story was enough to cause PJMedia writer Andrew Klavan to declare he would not renew his SI subscription, and most serious Christian athletes are...
  • Why I’m Canceling My SI Subscription

    02/04/2013 5:47:03 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 27 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 3 Feb 2013 | Andrew Klavan
    I am going to let my subscription to Sports Illustrated lapse when it runs out this year. I hope lots of other people will do the same. Like too many other publications, the magazine has become dishonest, dishonorable and even occasionally despicable in its conformist, lockstep left-wing bias. Republican politicians and conservative positions are routinely insulted in articles having nothing to do with either. Yawn-inducing left wing predictability is brought to the discussion of every issue. No SI writer is allowed to disagree with leftism ever. Despite its great photographs and occasionally good athlete profiles, the magazine has remade itself...
  • Does God Have a Super Bowl Favorite?

    02/03/2013 7:29:33 AM PST · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 41 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | February 3, 2013 | JP
    The decidedly secularist Sports Illustrated – evidenced by the busty swimsuit models it teasingly features on the home page of its web site (alongside the latest sports news, which is what “SI” is supposed to be about) – thought the occasion of the Super Bowl would be the perfect time to weigh in on the subject of Christianity and football. The cover of its February 4 issue, still available on newsstands, has a picture of Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis, under the headline: “Does God Care Who Wins the Super Bowl?” In the cover shot, Lewis is up to his...
  • Ronald Reagan and Sports (photos from SI's vault)

    02/07/2011 2:28:23 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    Ronald Reagan, the 40th president of the United States, would've turned 100 on Sunday. He remains one of the biggest sports fans to ever hold office. Here is a look at some of his most famous sports-related photos.
  • Sports Illustrated Columnist Wants MLB Politicized Over Arizona Immigration Law

    05/08/2010 7:06:00 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 14 replies · 581+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | May 8, 2010 | P.J. Gladnick
    We've already seen the NBA politicized over the new Arizona illegal immigration law in the form of the Phoenix Suns basketball players engaging in PC groupthink by wearing jerseys that say "Los Suns." However, this act of mixing politics with sports wasn't enough for Sports Illustrated columnist Melissa Segura. She also wants major league baseball to inappropriately engage in the politics of illegal immigration. She starts off her SI column by misrepresenting the Arizona law and it goes downhill from there: All it took was three little letters: L-O-S. With that change to the front of their jerseys during the...
  • Flight attendants protest AirTran swimsuit plane

    03/03/2010 2:43:37 PM PST · by NCjim · 26 replies · 1,639+ views
    AJC ^ | March 2, 2010 | Kelly Yamanouchi
    A revealing image on the runway has some AirTran Airways flight attendants fuming. Orlando-based AirTran, which has its largest hub in Atlanta, has adorned one of its Boeing 737 jets with the image of a swimsuit-clad woman in heels, as part of a partnership with Sports Illustrated for the magazine's swimsuit edition. The promotion is ending and AirTran will remove the image from the plane soon, spokesman Christopher White said. The AJC has learned that the Association of Flight Attendants at AirTran voiced its objections in a message to members. "It is our feeling that this is not only contrary...
  • Let the Lindsey hype begin: Vonn is Sports Illustrated cover girl

    02/04/2010 1:44:33 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 56 replies · 14,409+ views
    Yahoo ^ | February 3, 2010 | Chris Chase
    Lindsey Vonn is hoping the Sports Illustrated cover jinx doesn't cross international borders. America's great Winter Olympic hope is featured on the front of SI's Winter Olympic preview issue, which hit newsstands Wednesday. Vonn's semi-provocative pose has drawn the predictable ire from those who claim that it objectifies her. She's an athlete, not a sex symbol, the chorus inevitably reminds us. They have a point in taking issue with SI; the magazine rarely features women athletes on the cover and its annual swimsuit issue has been a focus of protests for decades. But Vonn's cover is different.
  • Ten Things I Think I Think (Barf Alert)

    11/10/2009 11:29:07 AM PST · by RolandTignor · 45 replies · 1,283+ views
    Sports Illustrated ^ | November 9, 2009 | Peter King
    In Peter Kings Monday Morning Quarterback column he says this in 10 e. : "My heart goes out to the victims of the Fort Hood and Orlando shootings and their loved ones. Senseless, senseless incidents. I will not go quietly into the night on this one. America needs to do something about idiots with handguns. How many more Fort Hoods and Orlandos do there have to be before our political leaders have the guts to severely restrict access to murderous weapons?"
  • Anne Vyalitsyna for Dazed & Confused May 2009 (Beautiful Russia Model)

    04/24/2009 3:09:22 PM PDT · by Mister Ghost · 16 replies · 1,217+ views
    The Fashion Time Magazine ^ | Apr 24th, 2009 | The Fashion Time Magazine
    The daughter of two Russian doctors, 23-year-old Sports Illustrated swimwear beauty Anne Vyalitsna delivers a sizzling shoot replete with smoky long-legged succulent poutiness and endearing ennui. Images at the original site may not be safe for work, but worth looking at )))
  • Sports Illustrated used PhotoShop to remove “natural” beauty’s tattoos

    02/20/2009 11:40:13 PM PST · by slomark · 19 replies · 1,426+ views
    [photos] For god’s sake, man, is there no morality left in the world? Now Sports Illustrated has admitted that its swimsuit issue actually included models who had been (gasp) enhanced with PhotoShop. This is such shocking news, such a remarkable revelation, that we must pause to gather our senses about us. OK, we’re back. This is truly....
  • Danica Patrick Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2009 Photos

    02/20/2009 10:23:52 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 71 replies · 8,473+ views
    Danica Patrick is sizzling hot in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition 2009. This is Danica’s second appearance in SI Swimsuit and she’s hotter than ever. Danica can drive race cars and she can definitely wear a bikini!
  • SI airbrushed Patrick's tattoo (American Flag) out of Swimsuit issue

    02/19/2009 10:51:53 AM PST · by mnehring · 60 replies · 3,753+ views
    Eight years after Hoop Magazine controversially airbrushed one of Iverson's tattoos for its cover shot, Sports Illustrated has airbrushed Indy Racing's biggest star. The victim? Patrick's American Flag tattoo on the small of her back.
  • Now that’s what we call a stimulus package

    02/10/2009 5:07:57 PM PST · by slomark · 4 replies · 877+ views
    (photo) The 23-year-old Israeli-born model Bar Refaeli was allegedly slated for last year’s cover, but was dropped and replaced by Marisa Miller when Bar couldn’t keep the good news to herself. As Page Six reports: “It’s very secretive, and the magazine likes to keep people guessing.” Boyfriend and overpaid actor Leonardo DiCaprio has been pushing hard to get his squeeze on the cover. But judging from the photos and video, his effort was unnecessary. Obama’s stimulus plan has been criticized for not taking effect fast enough. After the obligatory research the IHTM staff must rigorously and dutifully perform, we can...
  • SPORTS ILLUSTRATED Magazine Cover (You Gotta See This)

    03/07/2007 2:52:40 PM PST · by Lancey Howard · 216 replies · 7,621+ views ^ | March 12, 2007 (issue date) | Sports Illustrated
  • We Cannot Solve the World's Problems With A Soccer Ball

    02/28/2007 7:15:41 AM PST · by UltraConservative · 8 replies · 748+ views
    Creators Syndicate ^ | February 28, 2007 | Ben Shapiro
    I am a long-time subscriber to Sports Illustrated. I realize the magazine leans left politically; Rick Reilly's liberalism is about as subtle as a brick through a plate-glass window. Still, I was surprised to read a feature article in last week's issue entitled "Everything Is Illuminated." The piece, by Jeff MacGregor, discussed the 15th Asian Games held in Qatar, a sort of mini-Olympics largely consisting of non-Western sports. But the piece, which ran over 7,000 words (10 times the length of this column), was not designed to stir curiosity. It was designed to make a point Sports Illustrated often pushes:...
  • Wolfgang Puck Worker Diagnosed With Hepatitis A [catered Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue party]

    02/27/2007 5:53:45 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 2 replies · 328+ views
    cbs ^ | Feb 27, 2007 4:29 pm US/Pacific | cbs
    CBS) LOS ANGELES An employee of Wolfgang Puck Catering in Hollywood has been diagnosed with acute hepatitis A, according to the county Department of Public Health. Attendees of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue party at the Pacific Design Center on Feb. 14 may have been exposed and should receive an immune globulin shot by Wednesday to prevent illness, health officials said. There is no risk to any one who ate food prepared after Feb. 20. Attendees at the post-Academy Awards Governors Ball, which was catered by Wolfgang Puck, are not at risk for contracting hepatitis A, public health officials said
  • iPod Becomes Bikini in SI Swimsuit Fest

    02/14/2007 6:48:06 PM PST · by martin_fierro · 17 replies · 758+ views ^ | 2/14/07
    iPod Becomes Bikini in SI Swimsuit Fest You can't buy publicity like the kind that comes with an appearance in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue or on the publication's Swimsuit 2007 site. We never thought of the iPod and a piece of clothing but we rather like how model Marisa Miller wears it in this photo. Can you imagine a Zune here instead of an iPod? We thought not.
  • Sharapova Featured in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue

    02/16/2006 6:40:36 AM PST · by beyond the sea · 73 replies · 2,896+ views ^ | 2/14/06 | unknown
    Maria Sharapova is featured in the 2006 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, which hit the newstands on Tuesday. Sharapova is making her first appearance in what is billed to be the most widely read issue of any magazine in the world. The former world No.1 and current No.4 graces the cover of the swimsuit edition, on the lower right hand corner with the headline "Tennis Ace Maria Sharapova, As You've Never Seen Her." She is the only athlete pictured in the magazine, along with 26 supermodels, including Rebecca Romijn, Petra Nemcova, Rachel Hunter, Elle Macpherson and Heidi Klum. The photo shoots...
  • Cancelling Sports Illustrated

    01/28/2006 2:11:08 PM PST · by EveningStar · 14 replies · 677+ views
    Jerhad!com ^ | January 22, 2006 | Jeremy Robb
    I love sports, and I read my subscription to sports illustrated to get a reprieve from the normal liberal drivel that is pervasive in television and newspapers... Then I got my last Sports Illustrated. A sniveling little twerp named Steve Rushin had an article about the dangers of guns and all of the gun violence related to sports stars.
  • Half the Size, Twice the Man

    10/01/2005 11:21:53 PM PDT · by Kay · 13 replies · 2,413+ views
    Sports Illustrated ( ^ | September 2005 | Rick Reilly
    Without any legs, Bobby Martin plays football for Dayton's Colonel White High. Martin was born without legs but doesn’t wear prosthetics because he has no thighs to which to affix them.
  • Boston Globe/NPR Journalist Tags Novak a "Mendacious Lycanthrope"

    03/29/2005 3:55:37 PM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 38 replies · 1,372+ views
    MRC ^ | Tuesday March 29, 2005 | BrentBaker
    In the midst of a Sports Illustrated/CNN Sports blog entry about the NCAA men's basketball tournament, Boston Globe Magazine writer Charles Pierce, who in a 2003 article touted how if Mary Jo Kopechne had lived, "Edward Kennedy would have brought comfort to her in her old age," denounced columnist and CNN commentator Robert Novak. Pierce castigated Novak as "a mendacious lycanthrope" and warned CBS, which is carrying the tournament: "If you use him as a talking-head anywhere on your network, you've sacrificed credibility for celebrity in a big way." Novak is a big college basketball fan. Mendacious means untruthful and...
  • Sports Illustrated: Sportsman of the Year: VOTE PAT TILLMAN!

    12/09/2004 8:14:52 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 12 replies · 653+ views
    INSTRUCTIONS: Here's how to do it. 1. Go to (you may have to cut and paste) 2. On left side - right under the S in Sportsman of the Year you will see "fanpoll" (in blue). 3. There are up and down arrows above and below the photos. Move cursor to the down arrow at the bottom of the photos. You do not have to click. Just move it there. When it stops scrolling Pat Tillman will be the 2nd photo from the bottom in a red jersey. 4. Click on his photo. 5. Click on vote. You're done...
  • SI names Red Sox ‘Sportsmen of Year’

    11/28/2004 2:52:35 PM PST · by Space Dawg · 45 replies · 1,149+ views ^ | 11/28/2004 | AP via
    NEW YORK - A month after winning their first World Series title since 1918, the Boston Red Sox were honored as Sports Illustrated’s Sportsmen of the Year — the first major pro sports team to receive the award. “Every Sox fan everywhere shares in this with the team,” SI managing editor Terry McDonell said. The issue hits newsstands Wednesday. The Red Sox made an unprecedented rally from a 3-0 deficit to beat the New York Yankees in the AL championship series. They then swept the St. Louis Cardinals in the World Series to put an end to the supposed “Curse...
  • Diago Backs Pat Tillman for Sports Iluustrated Sportsman of the Year

    11/27/2004 12:39:24 PM PST · by Diago · 19 replies · 707+ views
    Pat Tillman is currently third in sport's Illustrated online fan poll for sprtsman of the Year. Behind Lance Armstrong and Michael Phelps. I am officially throwing my support behind Pat Tillman. I hope this puts him over the top. Vote here:
  • 2004 Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the year poll

    11/24/2004 7:36:10 AM PST · by redrunner · 58 replies · 1,568+ views
    Hit this poll... Pat Tillman is currently #3... Let's make him #1 in the poll since he is already #1 in our hearts...
  • NYT: Splat! Splat! It's Paintball, on the Rise

    11/20/2004 7:35:16 PM PST · by OESY · 30 replies · 2,715+ views
    New York Times ^ | November 16, 2004 | BRUCE WEBER
    SAN DIEGO, Nov. 14 - Five artificial-turf paintball fields were laid out like giant green dominoes in the Qualcomm Stadium parking lot here: a setting befitting a sport that aspires to grandeur but that is as yet a funky outsider. But long before you could see the players, goggled and masked and carrying sophisticated militaristic toys, you could hear the chaotic splatting, a joyous flatulence made by hundreds of men, and a handful of women, plastering one another with pink and yellow gobs of goo. An estimated seven million paintballs were being shot by players from the United States, Canada,...
  • The Hero and the Unknown Soldier: (Rick Reilly Barf Alert)

    05/03/2004 7:29:29 PM PDT · by O.C. - Old Cracker · 20 replies · 1,157+ views
    Sports Illustrated ^ | May 03, 2004 | Rick Reilly
    All day, in San Jose, the parents of late NFL star Pat Tillman were seeing their son get the kind of attention he would've hated: his face on CNN, teddy bear memorials, a tribute from the White House. All day, in Bellaire, Ohio, the grandmother of former high school football star Todd Bates was living with a solitary ache she can barely describe: The boy she raised as her own came back from Iraq in a box, and nobody broke into a newscast to announce his death to the nation. Since 9/11, all Arizona Cardinals strong safety Pat Tillman wanted...
  • Pat Tillman Sports Illustrated Cover Photo

    04/28/2004 7:44:52 AM PDT · by threat matrix · 73 replies · 1,624+ views
    Sports Illustrated ^ | April 28, 2004
  • Assault Alleged at Home of Writer Who Has Covered Colorado Football Scandal

    03/12/2004 6:47:48 PM PST · by nuconvert · 3 replies · 155+ views
    AP ^ | Mar. 12, 2004
    Assault Alleged at Home of Writer Who Has Covered Colorado Football Scandal Mar 12, 2004 The Associated Press DENVER (AP) - A Sports Illustrated columnist learned of an allegation of a sexual assault at his home weeks before he became the first to report a claim by a former University of Colorado place kicker that she had been raped by a teammate. A 14-year-old girl reported being sexually assaulted by two high school football players after she had alcohol during a Dec. 18 slumber party thrown by Rick Reilly's daughter. Denver prosecutors declined to file charges, citing a lack of...
  • Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue gets sixth-grader suspended

    02/24/2004 9:59:34 PM PST · by Destro · 76 replies · 816+ views ^ | 02/25/04 | Associated Press
    Swimsuit issue gets sixth-grader suspendedJustin Reyes begins his first day of a three day suspension for bringing a SI Swimsuit edition to school. Parkersburg News & Sentinel, Tracy Ezolt/Associated Press BELPRE, Ohio (AP) — A sixth-grader began serving a three-day suspension Tuesday because he refused a lesser punishment for bringing the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue to school. The 12-year-old boy had the magazine in the gymnasium at Belpre Middle School before classes Feb. 18, and the principal cited him for violating the school's policy on nonverbal harassment and possession of lewd or suggestive material, according to superintendent Tim Swarr. He...
  • Farm life gets Smith a shot in 'S.I.' [Keep Manhattan, just give me that countryside]

    02/09/2004 3:40:40 PM PST · by the_devils_advocate_666 · 3 replies · 202+ views
    The Dominion Post ^ | Feb 9, 2004 | BOB HERTZEL
    When the phone rang at the Smith farm in New Alexandria, Pa., and Billy Smith heard it was Sports Illustrated on the line, he had the same reaction anyone would have. "I figured it was a telemarketer trying to sell me a subscription," he said. After all, his days as an athlete were now behind him. He'd been a wrestler at West Virginia University for four years and not once did Rick Reilly ever call, even though he was good enough to win the Eastern Wrestling League title at 149 pounds and qualify for the NCAAs as a senior. He...
  • Bare Bottoms Yank Magazine From BYU Paper

    09/25/2003 9:01:20 AM PDT · by bedolido · 12 replies · 1,216+ views
    NW Cable News ^ | 09/25/03 | Staff Writer
    PROVO, Utah (AP) -- This week's insert of Sports Illustrated on Campus has been left out of the Brigham Young University student newspaper because it contained pictures of bare-bottomed runners. BYU was among more than 70 college campuses selected by Sports Illustrated as test markets this fall for a new magazine aimed at college students. When it contacted BYU, officials of the school owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints made it clear there would be no beer, no tobacco and no "racy presentations," said Jim Kelly, general manager of NewsNet, the school's combined student newspaper, Web...
  • FRN Columnists' Corner - Fear and Loathing at Sports Illustrated

    08/26/2003 9:05:33 AM PDT · by Bob J · 44 replies · 272+ views
    Free Republic Network ^ | 8-26-03 | Bob J
    FRN Columnists' Corner "Fear and Loathing at Sports Illustrated " by Bob J Studies show the persuasiveness of liberal arguments are indirectly proportional to how quickly they reach for the ad hominem nazi or racist slur. Sports Illustrated's Assistant Managing Editor, Roy S. Johnson, dragged the magazine into the political arena Saturday with an ill advised E-Edition article taking ESPN to the woodshed for adding Rush Limbaugh as an NFL pre game commentator. The article was self-serving and partisanly liberal and lacked any pretense at objectivity, not to mention import to the well being of NFL football. The Assistant Managing...
  • Ted Williams' body mishandled?

    08/14/2003 5:10:32 AM PDT · by Momaw Nadon · 4 replies · 306+ views
    The Arizona Republic ^ | Aug. 13, 2003 12:00 AM | Peter Corbett
    <p>A Scottsdale cryonics company is disputing a story in today's issue of Sports Illustrated that claims the company decapitated baseball great Ted Williams' body, mishandled it and has lost samples of his DNA.</p> <p>Carlos Mondragon, a director of the Alcor Life Extension Foundation, said the magazine's report relied on allegations from a disgruntled employee, Larry Johnson, who until this week had been the company's chief operating officer.</p>
  • Q&A with Rush Limbaugh

    08/08/2003 7:04:44 PM PDT · by OneVike · 13 replies · 503+ views
    Sports ^ | 8/7/03 | Richard Deitsch
    <p>The syndicated radio host, 52, will appear weekly on ESPN's Sunday NFL Countdown starting on Sept. 7.</p> <p>SI: What's the more powerful acronym: EIB [Excellence In Broadcasting] or NFL?</p> <p>Limbaugh: Oh, EIB. It changes people's lives.</p> <p>SI: What NFL player has, like you, "talent on loan from God"?</p>