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Sports Illustrated Kids October 2019

The ultimate, kid-friendly, resource on sports including: profiles of the biggest names in sports, fun sports trivia, games, contests, amazing action photography, instructional tips from the pros, interactive sports cards, and hilarious Buzz Beamer cartoons. SPORTS ILLUSTRATED KIDS is a great way to encourage kids to read and has won highest honors from the Association of Educational Publishers and the Parents' Choice Awards.

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in this issue

1 min.
freeze frame

TALK TO THE HAND September 1, 2019 • Norman, Oklahoma As 84,534 Sooners fans watched with glee, receiver Jadon Haselwood, the team’s top recruit, made multiple defenders miss on this 42-yard catch-and-run. The play set up a score to give Oklahoma a 35–10 lead over Houston in the third quarter. The home team let up a bit, but the new-look Sooners still won, 49–31. Motion Picture August 18, 2019 • Arlington, Texas No, Twins pitcher Martín Pérez didn’t sprout five arms or grow more heads. This photo was the result of a technique called multiple exposure, in which two or more shots are taken in one frame, creating a layering effect. Pérez, though, wasn’t exposed on the mound, giving up two runs in a 6–3 win over the Rangers.…

3 min.
can you blame him?

BURNING QUESTION ANDREW LUCK’S RETIREMENT is not a tragedy, even if the circumstances of his leaving football are unfortunate. “For the last four years or so, I’ve been in this cycle of injury, pain, rehab, injury, pain, rehab, and it’s been unceasing, unrelenting, both in-season and offseason, and I felt stuck in it. The only way I see out is to no longer play football,” Luck explained at a press conference announcing his retirement in August. The quarterback was not exaggerating. Rehabbing a mysterious calf-and-ankle ailment at the time of his retirement, Luck had previously missed the entire 2017 season rehabbing a shoulder injury. Among his other notable ailments: a lacerated kidney, a partial abdominal tear, a concussion, and torn rib cartilage. The Colts had a reputation for not adequately protecting their franchise…

2 min.
what to watch / know about in october

West Virginia at Baylor (8 p.m. ET, ESPN) Start by watching a WVU team figuring out life without QB Will Grier. It’s the Big 12, so there will be more TDs than D! San Francisco 49ers at Arizona Cardinals (8:20 p.m. ET, Fox) O.K., so the Cardinals aren’t going to be great, but Kyler Murray could make this NFC West matchup a lot of fun. Denver Nuggets at New Orleans Pelicans (9:30 p.m. ET, TNT) Five games into his first NBA season, how will top pick Zion Williamson stack up against Nikola Jokić and the Nuggets? READ Find a Fall Release That Hits Your Sweet Spot Elbow Grease Vs. Motozilla By John Cena (Ages 3–7) Elbow Grease recruits his brothers to help defeat the dreaded Motozilla, proving that even monster trucks are stronger together! Strike Zone By Mike Lupica (Ages 10–14) Pitcher Nick García is the…

1 min.
on our radar

MICHAEL DOOLIN HEIGHT: 6’ 4” BIRTHPLACE: SCHERERVILLE, IN BIRTH DATE: OCTOBER 17, 2000 SPORT: BASEBALL While competing for Andrean High, Michael broke his own Class 3A record for strikeouts in a title game (15) and led the 59ers to a 2–1 victory over Edgewood in the 2019 state final. It was the team’s second straight championship. Michael, who is now a freshman pitcher at Vanderbilt, went 14–0 with a 0.45 ERA and 131 strikeouts in 77 innings as a senior at Andrean. Over his career there, he had a 34–1 record and never gave up more than five hits in a game. As a junior, Michael went 11–1 with 129 strikeouts in 79⅔ innings to help guide the 59ers to their sixth title. SPORTSKIDS OF THE MONTH TAYLOR JENKINS, 13 Milford, CT SOCCER Taylor was the captain of the…

2 min.
capitol losses, favorites and funny bits

MATT LAFLEUR Now head coach of the Packers, LaFleur was once the Redskins’ quarterbacks coach. He remained in D.C. for four seasons and eventually became Tennessee’s offensive coordinator last year. Green Bay hired him last January for his first head gig. SEAN MCVAY Before he became the youngest head coach in NFL history with the Rams in 2017, McVay was the assistant tight ends coach for the Redskins. He would eventually rise to offensive coordinator, the position he held until Los Angeles hired him. KYLE SHANAHAN Shanahan spent four seasons as Washington’s offensive coordinator, coaching under his father, Mike. After directing a record-breaking offense in Atlanta in 2016, he took San Francisco’s head job in ’17. IT’S HAPPENED BEFORE… VINCE LOMBARDI & TOM LANDRY A pair of New York Giants assistants left town and became two of the…

4 min.
cheer leaders

OHIO STATE “I” DOTTER The dotting of the “i” in the Script Ohio formation (above, which unfolds just as someone would write Ohio in cursive) has become one of the most famous traditions in college sports. Since 1937, a sousaphone player has gotten the job, which entails following a strutting drum major (page 17) from the top of the little “o” to the “i,” doffing her hat, bowing to both sides of the stadium, putting the hat back on, and playing Buckeye Battle Cry solo while the rest of the band sings it. (A sousaphone is a tuba fashioned for a marching band.) “The second the crowd sees the drum major pick up the sousaphone player, they know the dot is coming, and everyone starts yelling and screaming and it’s really, really…