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  • 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.