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

Who Actually Got The LeBron James Scoop?

LeBron James returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers was something well beyond a huge sports story; it was an immaculately executed public relations coup that added probably hundreds of millions of dollars to the economic impact of the single most valuable player in American sports. And dangling off the end of it is a… » 7/14/14 6:54pm 7/14/14 6:54pm

30 Years After Whiffing On ESPN, Time Inc. Starts Digital Sports Network

Time Inc., parent company of Sports Illustrated, has launched a new digital sports network that will seek to "plug into the soul of digital and move at the speed of Twitter," according to the network's president, Jason Coyle. The venture is called 120 Sports, and on first glance it seems like a grownup's idea of what… » 6/25/14 10:57am 6/25/14 10:57am

Danica Patrick's SI Nipple: A Lesson In Internet Boob Etiquette [NSFW]

On January 28, Sports Illustrated's Swim Daily website posted a "Throwback Thursday" gallery featuring pictures of Danica Patrick from 2008. Buried within the gallery was an old selfie of Patrick, one that featured an unremarkable amount of nipple. The picture went unremarked upon until TMZ spotted it, prompting SI to… » 2/18/14 12:27pm 2/18/14 12:27pm