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Sports Illustrated November 18, 2019

Through emotional storytelling and award-winning photography, Sports Illustrated provides you with complete coverage of all your favorite sports, including the NFL, College Football, Baseball, College Basketball, the NBA and more.

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16 Numéros


1 min.
tip-teauxing their way to history


2 min.

PARADISE LOST—AND FOUND I simply want Michael McKnight to know how much the class of 1962 at Marysville (Calif.) High appreciated his story. With the Easy Fire, the Getty Fire and the Maria Fire near us during the last several days, we are very mindful of the devastation that fires can do, yet the courage, stamina, perseverance and love for others that McKnight captured in his story was phenomenal! Ritch Eich Thousand Oaks, Calif. Ding, ding, ding! We have a winner for Sportspeople of the Year: Annie Stearns, every coach and every kid who stuck with Paradise High athletics. Who represents what is best about sports better than this group? Rich Burrows Westlake, Ohio E HARMONY Raise your hand if you’ve ever seen someone dunk his own free throw in a real game … me neither. It’s a…

4 min.
rage against the machines

WE ARE sad to inform you that the robo-ump looks nothing like you had hoped. A black box, glossy like a television screen that is never turned on, and positioned high behind home plate, it looks like an extremely unsubtle security camera. Tracking pitches using radar, it distinguishes balls from strikes and communicates the determination to the ump on the field—still a standard-issue human, now with an earpiece and an iPhone—who gives voice to the call. Not exactly the robotic overlord of your sci-fi dreams. The system made its debut just this summer, in the independent Atlantic League, but its march across baseball is starting to look inevitable. MLB followed that initial testing by instituting the robo-ump in the Arizona Fall League in September. And just a week after the conclusion…

2 min.
jumping for joysticks

LAST MONTH the NCAA announced it would maybe, possibly, consider thinking about potentially doing something to perhaps allow college athletes to be paid. Not by the NCAA or by schools—God, no. But a vote by the NCAA’s board of governors opened the door to someday allowing third parties to compensate athletes for the use of their names and likenesses. Among the wide-ranging implications is a potential return of the college sports video games that disappeared amid lawsuits. Thanks to the new policy, instead of “QB #13” throwing to “WR #4,” you’d be playing as Tua Tagovailoa and Jerry Jeudy. The possibility has fans salivating, but after a six-year hiatus, the NCAA Football series could use some reimagining. Here’s how to make a new game feel as realistic as possible. NEGOTIATE YOUR OWN NAME…

1 min.
charles rogers: 1981-2019

FORMER LIONS wide receiver Charles Rogers, a Michigan State standout and the No. 2 pick in the 2003 NFL draft, was a game-changing talent who couldn’t stay on the field (he played just 15 NFL games for Detroit) and struggled to figure out life off of it. Coming from violence-plagued Saginaw, Mich., football provided him a way out. But like plenty of other gifted athletes, Rogers, who died on Nov. 11 of liver failure at age 38, had few answers for what to do from there. At Michigan State he set the school record for receiving touchdowns (27 in just two seasons, and still standing), and he broke Randy Moss’s NCAA mark for consecutive games with a TD reception (with 13). He had sprinter’s speed and soft hands. He was not…

2 min.
frozen toon

AS A KID in Western Massachusetts during the late 1960s and early ’70s, Mike Scully often attended practices of the minor league Springfield Kings, chasing down pucks that flew into the stands and asking players for broken sticks. Years later many of these fond memories would inspire Scully when he brought his favorite sport to the fictional Springfield and wrote the first (and only) hockey-centric episode of The Simpsons, “Lisa on Ice,” which celebrates its 25th anniversary on Nov. 13. There is the darkly hilarious image of poor Milhouse, strung to the goal by his arms and legs, huffing and puffing to stop an oncoming shot. “That was a story we’d always heard about [ex-Kings bench boss] Eddie Shore,” says Scully. “He was trying to teach his goalies to stay in…