Amy Poehler And Seth Meyers Burn SI Writer Who Dislikes Women's Sports

On Monday, Sports Illustrated writer Andy Benoit sent a dumb tweet in which he expressed his disdain for all women’s sports, including the Women’s World Cup. This did not go unnoticed by Seth Meyers and Amy Poehler, who dusted off their great old SNL bit on last night’s episode of Late Night and went in on Benoit. » 6/25/15 9:28am 6/25/15 9:28am

Sources: Adrian Wojnarowski Is Pitching His Own Vanity Site

The one truly indispensable basketball reporter is making moves. According to multiple sources, Yahoo reporter Adrian Wojnarowski has approached a number of basketball writers over the past few weeks and pitched them on joining a new personality-driven basketball website that he is contemplating. It’s unclear what the… » 6/12/15 3:32pm 6/12/15 3:32pm

Sports Illustrated's American Pharoah Cover Is Marvelous

Horse racing is a gorgeous, cinematic sport, but a horizontal one. The length of the track, the laterality of movement, the dimensions of the horses themselves, all lend themselves to landscape. So how to translate the biggest racing moment in 37 years to the cover of a magazine? Sports Illustrated figured it out, and… » 6/09/15 12:27pm 6/09/15 12:27pm

How The Most Iconic Photo In Women's Soccer Was Almost Never Taken

It was arguably the biggest moment in the history of American women’s sports, and the single most memorable and reproduced image of the celebration. Brandi Chastain had just converted the penalty kick that cemented the 1999 Women’s World Cup for the United States over China. She then experienced a fit of irrational… » 6/08/15 11:00am 6/08/15 11:00am

Body Ritual Among the Swimsuit Models in the Horny Hell of SwimCity

SWIMCITY, U.S.A.—The climate of SwimCity is humid subtropical, with temperatures hovering around an equatorial 78 degrees between the hours of 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. It is a small city, boasting about 60 full-time residents, though quadruple this number in tourists and drifters clog its thoroughfares at any given time,… » 2/13/15 2:07pm 2/13/15 2:07pm

SI Nobly Accepts Ad Money To Put Normal-Sized Woman In Swimsuit Issue

Sports Illustrated has revealed the cover of its annual issue of Boobs: The Great Subsidy, and all the predictable heavy breathing that comes on a day like this has been joined by another kind of "buzz," as one might call it. Between now and the issue's publication date, you are probably going to see SI receiving a… » 2/05/15 9:58am 2/05/15 9:58am

How Is Madison Bumgarner Even A Real Person?

If you were to judge Sports Illustrated's big Sportsman of the Year feature on Madison Bumgarner simply by the magazine's cover and Tom Verducci's lede—"In one of Earth's great hardwood forests, that wind swoops and soars through white pines, maples, oaks, chestnuts and poplars..."—you might roll your eyes and say… » 12/09/14 12:46pm 12/09/14 12:46pm

Even The NCAA Says SI's Oklahoma State Story Was Pointless Horsecrap

Hard to believe it was 13 months ago that Sports Illustrated released a five-part behemoth on alleged misdeeds at Oklahoma State and everyone responded with a collective, nationwide "meh." Today, the NCAA and an independent investigator hired by OK State released a joint statement following their own probe, and they… » 10/21/14 5:02pm 10/21/14 5:02pm

Has Peter King Read His Own Reporting On The Ray Rice Fiasco?

On July 29, SI.com's Peter King, who covers the league from the centermost pleat on Roger Goodell's khakis, reported that "NFL and some Ravens officials" had seen unreleased security-cam footage of the Ray Rice altercation from within the elevator. At the time, it was important for the NFL to establish that it was… » 9/08/14 10:08am 9/08/14 10:08am

How Neil Leifer Shot His Most Famous Boxing Photos

You've seen Neil Leifer photos, obviously, and probably heard him talk about his work some too. But Sports Illustrated has a hell of a collection up, with hi-res images of Leifer's best boxing work, like the overhead of Ali-Williams that Leifer counts as his favorite, to go along with text and video of Leifer… » 8/15/14 5:49pm 8/15/14 5:49pm